Carl De Keyzer © Magnum USA. Hico. The Ku Klux Klan Rally. "Cross lighting" ceremony (don't say "Cross burning") of the KKK in the USA. The 10 meter high cross is lit by the Imperial Wizard Tom Robb from...

Carl De Keyzer © Magnum
USA. Hico. The Ku Klux Klan Rally. “Cross lighting” ceremony (don’t say “Cross burning”) of the KKK in the USA. The 10 meter high cross is lit by the Imperial Wizard Tom Robb from…

The ending of the photographer’ look is coming to society. Some of the most important  newspapers have laid off photographer’s that have been taking pictures for many years, The Chicago Sun Times did this a few weeks ago.

The 2 finger men with a smart phone are the solution for getting low cost photographs in corporate newspapers. It does not matter if the quality is really bad, low cost is the new religion. They don’t want photographers that can show people the political situation with a critical view.

We have enjoyed the vision of great photo journalists for many years. The Magnum agency has shown people their view of the world since the Spanish civil war until today. This is a small example of all the photographers’ documentaries and photo journalists that have shown us the history of the world since XIX century.

They only want people that push a button on their smart phone, monkeys without criteria for selecting the reality and share it with everybody. In fact, they want free photos, without any reproduction rights.

Today newspapers do not give information they only show the opinion that the political powers want the citizens to see. Now newspapers can be substituted by independent journalists and photographers that share the information live in their sites and social nets. The photography world is changing at the same rate that the liberal economy is destroying the civil rights of people.
Old Europe has gone back a hundred years, losing some of the most important social rights. For this reason photographers are more important right now, to be able to show to people the injustices that the economic and political powers are inflicting upon citizens. Lewis Hine showed us childhood slavery in the first years of the last century.
Society needs today the critical view of photographers

Huynh-Cong-Nick-Ut © 1972  In this June 8, 1972 file photo, crying children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, run down Route 1 near Trang Bang, Vietnam after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places as South Vietnamese forces from the 25th Division walk behind them. A South Vietnamese plane accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians. From left, the children are Phan Thanh Tam, younger brother of Kim Phuc, who lost an eye, Phan Thanh Phouc, youngest brother of Kim Phuc, Kim Phuc, and Kim's cousins Ho Van Bon, and Ho Thi Ting. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Huynh-Cong-Nick-Ut © 1972
In this June 8, 1972 file photo, crying children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, run down Route 1 near Trang Bang, Vietnam after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places as South Vietnamese forces from the 25th Division walk behind them. A South Vietnamese plane accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians. From left, the children are Phan Thanh Tam, younger brother of Kim Phuc, who lost an eye, Phan Thanh Phouc, youngest brother of Kim Phuc, Kim Phuc, and Kim’s cousins Ho Van Bon, and Ho Thi Ting. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Garry Winogrand ©

Garry Winogrand ©

Agustí Centelles

Agustí Centelles

Enrique Meneses © En Sierra Maestra, 1957

Enrique Meneses © En Sierra Maestra, 1957

 

Jérôme Sessini © Magnum 2011, Libia

Jérôme Sessini © Magnum
2011, Libia

Fernando Moleres © Waiting for Justice

Fernando Moleres ©
Waiting for Justice

Tim Hetherington © 1970-2011

Tim Hetherington © 1970-2011

 

 

 

 

 

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