Against Neutrality

sheikh_reda_shata_NYTPhotojournalism, before my interests gravitated to something more like the realm of fine art pursuit, was my initial objective when I entered photography. And I soon learned that context was everything, when measuring the standards of truth and fairness projected by a photograph. How “real” a photograph is has been a dogged concern since the form’s 19th century inception, and continues to this day, particularly in an era of easy technical manipulation and easy means to juxtapose images with words.

Writing in the New York Times Magazine on January 14, 2016, photographer/author Teju Cole gives us this thoughtful piece: “Against Neutrality”.

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