Broadening the photographic story

From A Developing Story, a fascinating and critical post by Asim Rafiqui on taking photos in Africa. He is particularly ‘saddened’ by the treatment of a story about Zimbabwean villagers using the meat from a dead elephant, by a recent winner in a photography competition.

The entire construction of the sequence was troubling – and it is a construction because the photographer could just as well have broadened this story to show us a different possibility.

Full story at this link…

(Via @JoshHalliday and @Adamoxford on Twitter)

One thought on “Broadening the photographic story

  1. duckrabbit

    Hi Judith,

    thanks for posting this. Rafiqui is quite a writer and speaking as someone who has lived in Ethiopia this is a great article.

    Benjamin

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