12 August 2006

"No Surprise That the Camera Lies"

Interestingly, this essay by Geoff Dyer (who edited John Berger's Selected Essays) appeared in The Guardian today. The essay is prompted by the various recent scandals surrounding the efforts by photojournalists and editors to tamper with photographs. Dyer's thoughts seem pretty much on target. - although it is not, as he makes clear, "the camera" that lies, but people who use photographs to dissemble and circulate untruhts. So the title of the essay is off. As an aside, Dyer's own recent book The Ongoing Moment was the subject of one of my earliest posts here in blog-land.

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