“…photography takes the pulse of our world”
A French newspaper, Liberation, removed all images from it’s Paris Photo edition to demonstrate their support for professional photojournalists. Their dramatic statement – printing blank boxes where photographs would ordinarily appear – illustrates the power and importance of photography in truly transmitting the whole story.
Liberation goes on to pay tribute to the brave photographers who travel to the world’s war zones with little financial reward. While at the same time – “art” photography has become a world of “…smoke and mirrors.”
Photography itself is an art that requires creativity, hard work and experience – especially for those who make sacrifices to bring us images of important news stories from all over the world… to fill in the blanks.