Friday, 1 April 2011

Art of the war

I may not be the first one having negative thoughts on journalism after seeing a great shot in not so nice context. Anyway, some thoughts were raised quickly when I saw this photo (sorry, I could not find this alone anywhere):

My intention is not to copy the photo here, so you have to click the link and check out the source.
The title says "Libyan rebels are ready for ceasefire".

The beauty of the photo is striking. It looks a bit too good, IMO, and I don't mean overprocessed. I'm talking about the subject, composition and exposure all together. I could add timing to the list, but it's just plain obvious in this case. This photographer is a real photographer, so it's just right he's on the field taking photos. What's wrong? Just what I'm saying! The photo is awesome! And it's about war. A war that's going on right now. This just made me feel strange. Welcome to today?

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