31 Jan '16, 4am

Inspired by the talk at Singapore National Museum on World Press Photo. On Truth, Photos & Ethics...

Inspired by the talk at Singapore National Museum on World Press Photo. On Truth, Photos & Ethics...

On Truth - Photojournalism and Ethics (^Its shit like this that gives real photographers a bad name…^) Is truth a feeling? Can a photograph ever be honest? These were the questions that were never asked, but were ringing in my ears when I left the World Press Photo panel discussion on Ethics and photo-journalism, ironically held in Singapore and ‘sponsored by the Straits Times’, as our moderator managed to tell us repeatedly with a knowing smirk. I would like to say at this point, that I am an outsider. I do not take pictures, let alone make photos and I have a huge amount of discussion for the profession, which is why I think unpicking what was really going in is fascinating and yield some significant insight into the state of photos and photojournalists. The discussion itself was fascinating and I am sure there are many good précis’ of the comments from Sim Chi Yin, Sark...

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