Nine percent

“As a photographer, I reacted with real horror and considerable pain because some of the changes were materially trivial but they were ethically significant,” said Mr. Knight, who is a founding member of VII photo agency.
This comment published in the blog Lens was made over the information that more of the nine percent of the finalists images of the last Word Press Photo were disqualified because of removing information in post-processing. A thing that I can´t understand taken in account all the discussions thru all the last decade when digital took the ride of how we work. And more with all the publicity that had lately the AP pullitzer prize photographer issue when he confessed remove a camera in the down left part of one of his photos. The impressive about this nine percent is that is related only to the best of the best of the total of the photos.
I see that as a good change that sadly is a requeriment in this times. I like a lot too that the first prize was for a photo that is not about sorrow. News and life are a lot more than bad hot news.

ACTUALIZATION: Accord the British Journal of Photography was the eight percent

Nueve por ciento

“Como fotógrafo reaccioné con un horror real y considerable dolor porque algunos de los cambios eran materialmente triviales pero significativos desde el punto de vista ético”, dijo Gary Knight, quien es miembro fundador de la agencia de fotos VII.
Este comentario publicado en el blog Lens fue hecho sobre la información de que más del nueve porciento de las imágenes finalistas del último World Press Photo fueron descalificadas porque se removió información en post proceso. Una cosa que no puedo entender tomando en cuenta todas las discusiones a traves de la última década cuando lo digital tomó las riendas de como trabajamos. Y más con toda la publicidad que tuvo últimamente el asunto del fotógrafo premio Pullitzer de AP cuando confesó borrar una cámara a la izquierda de una de sus fotos. Lo impresionante sobre este nueve porciento es que está relacionado sólo a lo mejor de lo mejor del total de las fotos.
Veo que es un buen cambio que tristemente es un requerimiento en estos tiempos. Me gusta mucho también que el primer premio fue para una foto que no es sobre algo triste. Las noticias y la vida son mucho más que malas noticias de actualidad.

ACTUALIZACIÓN: De acuerdo al British Journal of Photography fue el ocho porciento

~ by hernanzenteno on February 14, 2014.

One Response to “Nine percent”

  1. It is a nice thing to give and receive press photography awards. But let’s approach the question of photo manipulation from the public’s point of view. Photojournalism does not exist for photojournalism’s sake. After all, the raison d’être of photojournalism is to inform the public.

    The public should not be deceived. The photos they are shown should accurately and truthfully represent the event that is being reported. The media or, at least, the individual newspapers and periodicals should clearly state what their policy is regarding manipulated photos, photos that are set up, etc. And if they make an exception to this policy the photo should be clearly labeled as such when it is printed.

    Most of us are skeptical enough not to trust the veracity of photos presented to us by the advertising media, our governments’ propaganda agencies, etc. But we should be able to trust in the integrity of our independent and free press where it does exist.


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