Tag: by Rachel Somerstein
Rachel Somerstein: The “Year’s Best” Photojournalism: What It Is, and Why (Some of It) Still MattersFebruary 2011
|At a time when camera phones and digital cameras are turning us all into documentarians—a world in which the New Republic’s Jed Perl asks whether photojournalism is a thing of the past—can World Press Photo’s award-winning images show us anything we don’t already know?|
|The problem is, thanks to the art world, porn, movies, television, and men’s and women’s magazines alike, the fallen, nude, waxed woman is a trope everyone knows.|
|Between the Twitter hype surrounding David Wojnarowicz’s film, A Fire In My Belly, and the Flickr photos of Ai WeiWei’s demolished Shanghai studio, artists are proving the power of social media to spur a real revolution.|
Today’s photography may be taking place against a fractured mediascape, but the neat dichotomy posed by these two shows belies the true vibrancy of emerging photographers.
The Algerian-born photographer turns his lens to the male-dominated communities of Parisian suburbs—always on the precipice of trouble.