BagNewsSalon – Photoville ‘13: Photojournalism in Flux
The past year or so has been filled with controversy about particular news images, as well as wide discussion and debate about the practice of photojournalism. As part of the Photoville photography festival, this live edition of the BagNews Salon explored the images below in terms of ethical standards, the rapid shifts in aesthetics and technology, and the continuing evolution of social media and the online news/media market.
The BagNews Salon brings together the eyes and voices of the world’s leading photojournalists, visual academics and other highly-informed observers to analyze select edits of still news and political images in a 90-minute discussion format.
This discussion was held Saturday, September 28, 2013 at One Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, NY. Stay tuned for the video of the panel, as well as an archive edition of selected quotes.
(illustration: Sean McCabe. from the August 2013 cover of Rolling Stone featuring Instagram "selfie" of Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with an in depth story about him.
photo: John Tlumacki / Globe Staff caption (from nj.com): This photo of Nicole Gross, taken by the Boston Globe, was among the iconic images of the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in April. It was used by countless publications, including the Star-Ledger on its April 16, 2013 front page.
photo: Grigory Dukor / Reuters caption: Gold medalists team Russia kiss and celebrate at the women’s 4×400 metres relay victory ceremony during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 17, 2013. From left: Yulia Gushchina, Kseniya Ryzhova, Tatyana Firova and Antonina Krivoshapka.
photo: Taslima Akhter caption: Two victims amid the rubble of a garment factory building collapse in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.
photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images caption: A man rests inside Union Station. Utica, NY.
photo-illustration: Crisis Relief Singapore. Agency: Publicis Singapore: press photos are surrounded by hands outside the frame giving a “thumbs up,” symbolizing the Facebook “like.”
photo: Mukhtar Khan / AP caption: A Kashmiri government employee is sprayed colored water as police use it to disperses people during a protest in Srinagar, India.
photo: Arne Svenson “Neighbors #5, 2012 via Julie Saul Gallery caption: For his project “The Neighbors,” Svenson pointed his camera at a luxury apartment building across the street and secretly photographed his neighbors through open windows.