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[*] Post 318193 posted on 27-1-2008 at 00:29 Reply With Quote
"Holy Grail" of photojournalism found



http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/arts/design/27kenn.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

This guy was the DEAN of modern war photography. The discovery these negatives exist and that they are heading to a place where they can be properly preserved is great.

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[*] Post 318199 posted on 27-1-2008 at 02:18 Reply With Quote


The article says he was a Communist who showed which side he favored in his work, and who staged pictures.

There are certainly journalists in modern times who follow similar practices--like the ones who broadcast terrorist propaganda films films (such as the one in which a terrorist tells his men in English not to attack, because of the harm to innocent people--even though hiding among civilians and fighting from hospitals was a standard strategy from the earliest fighting).

He may have shown great bravery, and gotten many excellent shots; the negatives may have great historical value. Still, I'd rather have read an example of a person who did not stage his photos, but rather took a fair sampling of whatever really happened.:)

Redwolf, however much you respect this pioneer, I have no doubt you hold yourself to higher journalistic standards. Your integrity shows in the restraint in your posts on some issues in which you and I personally disagree;)

Perhaps you'll be able to tell me that he advanced journalism in his day, and the standards have improved even more for quality journalism since then. :)
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[*] Post 318214 posted on 27-1-2008 at 08:38 Reply With Quote


That raises an interesting point scholar: 'Can any man really be independent in his actions from his beliefs?'
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