Photoshop and Journalism… Sometimes a Strange Mix

Justin Ellis reports on the state of photojournalism:

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As a writer this is a painful thing to admit, but here goes: There are times when photos can tell more of a story than words could ever express. When news broke of last month’s tsunami and resulting destruction in Japan, what story could possibly convey the depth of the tragedy like Alan Taylor’s In Focus images at The Atlantic? Or the BBC’s striking “In Pictures” feature?

Part of the reason images like those and others are so powerful and telling is that there is an inherent trust that goes along with photography, particularly news photography: Seeing is believing.

Continue reading:

http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/04/photoshop-journalism-and-forensics-why-skepticism-may-be-the-best-filter-for-photojournalism/

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