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12.20.13         photography  

French Newspaper Making a Point by Removing All Photographs


To make a point about the importance of photography in journalism, a French paper Libération left blank boxes where photos should have been. The message couldn't be more clear. The stories just seem to lose their interest and ability to fully convey its message without the use of images.

With the advent of high quality camera phones and extremely affordable digital cameras, photojournalism has been described as "dead" or least "dying". Many publications have turned to the public or contract workers for photos often paying them next to nothing. This paper wanted to give honor to hardworking photojournalists who at times even risk their lives to get the shot.

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