11 June 2012

Otherwise Known as Propaganda: Embedded Photojournalism as Seen by Michael Shaw

I highly recommend this recent post by Michael Shaw at BagNewsNotes, itself a follow-up to this earlier post on the same subject. Michael astutely points out that despite the intentions of dedicated and talented photojournalists, we are getting a highly conventionalized view of American military adventures. Why? The photographers are embedded and see what the military wants them to see. I have commented on other dimensions of such new conventions here and  here and here and here.  This is a troubling trajectory.

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