THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

EXPOSED: Photographer Reveals Market, Not Truth, Behind Conflict Images

by Simon Plosker:

In an EXCLUSIVE email interview below, Italian freelance photojournalist Ruben Salvadori tells HonestReporting his views on ethical photojournalism, the role of photojournalists in the Mideast conflict and the effects on the industry.

Salvadori, in a revealing video that has been spreading over the past few weeks, blows the lid on the dynamics between photojournalists and Palestinian stone throwers at the scene.

He exposes how the dramatic images come about and how they distort the reality of the clashes they cover, reinforcing many of the conclusions of HonestReporting’s Shattered Lens, a six-part study of photo bias in the wire services.

Watch Salvadori’s eye-opening video presentation below and then read our exclusive interview where he expands on the issues that his video raises.

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I’ve posted on this before but not by Honest Reporting.

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October 11, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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