Selecting the images to fit the political agenda

In theory, photographs are used to back up or to prove contentions made in the article. They are the visual evidence, the facts of the matter. In actuality they needn’t perform that role. They only need to appear, to give the appearance of evidence. Beyond this they can do anything. Their factualness is never questioned.” (David Levi Strauss on the use of photographs in Newsweek, 2005, p 30)

man likes signs and likes them clear” (Barthes 1977, p 29) Continue reading “Selecting the images to fit the political agenda”