Photo Journalism: Significance

‘But whay not just kill the photo there and then? Because she might want to look at it again. because it meant something to her. Something! A great deal of everything!’ …Penelope Lively, The Photography (2003).

“photography as we have known it is both ending and enlarging; with an evolving medium hidden inside it as in a Trojan horse, camouflaged for the moment as if it were nearly identical: its doppelgänger only better – simulated”

From this recent development in photography, photo storage in the digital age has improved the visual industry, improved visual entrepreneurship says Steve Meyes.

A Photographer is a person with the camera, who sets up a portrait and the visual journalist is a person who deals with contextualisation of Photos. #Fred Ritchin

the visual journalist edits and determines the contexts of photos by the photographers as it depicts peace photography, violence, crime, horror ect #Fred Ritchin

the greatest challenge now is media hybridization…the growth of technology and the shift in media paradigm has a commercial challenge on photographs economic value and the photographic status # Steve Meyes

This can be seen in the works of Kevin Carter and many other photographic

 Kevin Carter’s award winning picture but controversial that led to his suicide.

This structures of pictography and the management of the visual world is immensely incredible and mostly controversial but what is the story you have as a photojournalist? If you don’t tell it what happens? what significance has it to a minute ratio of the public? These questions are demanding answers if your role must be professional, fulfilled and executed.

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Fred Ritchin in conversation with Lars Cuzner(Jonathan Worth)

Author Fred Ritchin in discussion with Conceptual Artist Lars Cuzner and Jonathan Worth.

We are listening to Fred Ritchin ( @icpphotog ) and @LarsCuzner join us and twt yr notes http://maphotography.info/session-8/

Talking about the function of art , emotion of past and collect experience.

Amused that Ritchin @lcpphotog describes participation in lecture discussions as like a “jazz band”

[town] Bradley Stokes war memorial to people who hadn’t yet died in wars not yet happened http://maphotography.info/session-8/  @LarsCuzner

Instead to build a future memorial because there was no one dead during the war .Emotion of the past .There is the new age society

Fascinated by concept of a future war memoral for a town. Erected without names of the fallen, but with space for names to be added

@larscruzner describes himself as a Swedish artist, whose work is based around expectation & exploring what expectations can create

anxiety make us easy to have common understanding.

Anxiety helps metanoia. This brings about fear that forces one to be the best. Get anxious!

Bring re-enactment to audience. the way that we want to represent of this misrepresentation, in order to create emotional response.

The imagination of events is always much stronger than the truth.

The Human Zoo that @LarsCuzner built https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR1Ld2ppTpQ  “Metanoia” https://youtu.be/RR1Ld2ppTpQ

Anybody want to creat the human zoo should that tap something that had happen

Whenever you try to represent or reenact something that has already happened, disappointment is guaranteed

Imagination of that event is much stronger than actually engage in the creation

Every moment should be entire captured, each moment has its exist reason, even cause people’s fear emotion, it’s human nature.

Is intrigued by the concept of anxiety being a motivator of change as inferred by @Jonathan_Worth in @larscruzner ‘s work

The sense of immiment loss is a powerful emotion that drives forward LarsCruzen’s work.

the idea of preemptive its already exploited negatively,peparing for the worst, prepare for threat, the threat motivates the action.

We are currently experiencing a new age of anxiety; after the original 1950’s age of anxiety in the US

https://storify.com/Jonathan_Worth/fred-ritchin-in-conversation-with-lars-cuzner this link holds more of the comments and the summary of individual perception of contributors but the whole audio runs for a while and the link is above…

SESSION 3: Fred Ritchin on Bending the Frames

Review: Re-cap and reflection on previous week.

From the News: http://maphotography.info/

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Activity: The pitch
Discussion :
“We have entered the digital age and the digital age has entered us”
Lecture:
Fred Ritchin “Bending the Frame”… Bending the frames as the title connotes, it basically a change in a form of thing. The morphology of photography cannot be described but the change can be appreciated because it harnesses the untapped potentials there in and gives room for further exploration.
The compilation of this note is queer but it is focused on the thoughts and understandings of Fred Ritchin’s concept of ‘Bending the Frame’ his new book. Its immediate and prospective significance to the discipline, photography. Photo Journalism, Visual Representation and decoding of pictographs.

Here is a link to the video mentioned.

We are listening to Professor Fred Ritchin :  https://archive.org/details/RitchinBtfInterview

photograph is a recording of activity.documentary photography is frame st, not moving in or taking out fig

Photography shifting because of technology, called photoshop.#Phonar
‘Digital photography makes the world malleable – to conform to our own image’ Ritchin

Who believes photographs?

With photography we can move back in time

“Photography is a quotation of peoples’ work”. This means, photographs should not be distorted.

With the right picture you can make an argument and defend it

‘Photographs are like quotes from the real world [unlike images]’ Ritchin

People like to know what happened in the world. &You can not change the detail level of picture. ,

George Rodger stopped photojournalism as he could no longer ‘compose’ pictures of horror [post-Bergen Belsen]

Photography is not to celebrate itself but to make an impact in the world. Ritchin

“The purpose of photography is to be useful in the world” Ritchin

We can make a case with the right photograph!

We need more subversive pictures

How can images promote new thinking and make a difference in the world?

‘with early [online] photo stories people didn’t know to click images – you didn’t touch pictures’ Ritchin on non-linear narratives

‘in non-linear narratives there is no beginning, middle and end – it’s not a bedtime story’ Ritchin on Uncertain Paths to Peace

Serious journalism cannot exist unless it’s on paper. Fred Ritchin

Steward Freedman: Content Independence

Serious journalism cannot exist unless it’s on paper. Fred Ritchin

Photography could be subversive.

‘in non-linear narratives there is no beginning, middle and end – it’s not a bedtime story’ Ritchin on Uncertain Paths to Peace

‘with early [online] photo stories people didn’t know to click images – you didn’t touch pictures’ Ritchin on non-linear narratives

‘The more specific you are the more general you get’ Diana Arbes #Phonar

‘in non-linear narratives there is no beginning, middle and end – it’s not a bedtime story’ Ritchin on Uncertain Paths to Peace

Session 2: On the News With Victor Banigo… Interpreting the Image and finding a meaning.

The hoisting of a British flag during the death of the Saudi King symbolised political, religious treaty. there are several ties both countries share but it also shows the power of the queen around the world, though not an empire but still has certain of powers and still commands a relative amount of respect…
From photography a whole book can be written and a story told. according to David Campbell…

David Campbell, there is a relationship between images and the world, images and politics which can enhance change

Narrative, Power and Responsibility

27Jan 2015 Review and thoughts on previous week.

Discussion : “Roy Striker

Lecture: David Campbell Narrative Power and Responsibility

From the News:

Preparation for next week: Prepare a description of the work you intend to accomplish over the remainder of the module. Your description should be concise and take no more that 1min to describe.

notes:

Photography is only best interpreted using the theory of narrative with contextual consideration ~ David Campbell.

George Todd P. Says if ur pictures are not good enough then ain’t reading enough…

David Campbell, narrative, power and responsibility are inherent photographic features

George Todd P. Would see photographs through the spectacles of context for comprehension

Photographs direct our attention to narratives for a probable objective understanding

Change is the a relative effect of contextual and social understanding of photographs

David Campbell, there is a relationship between images and the world, images and politics which can enhance change

  1. Change is the a relative effect of contextual and social understanding of photographs

    This is an interesting session. However, I got no headphone. Hope to bring one next week. I will listen to it#Phonar

    Narrative is about including some things and excluding other things. You are gonna have an angle. You are gonna have a perspective.