August 20, 2007
- Documentarian Errol Morris uses an image of the Lusitania to muse on truth, falsehood, and more in photography. [Via Paul Ferguson]
- The NFL is requiring photo journalists to wear red vests that feature Canon and Reebok logos, and the journalists aren’t too pleased. The Online Photographer has some fun taking the idea to extremes.
- The Guardian considers the commodification of photography, saying "We all helped to speed the demise of professional photographers." In a similar vein, the Washington Times remarks on the ubiquity of retouching: "The kind of photo touch-up that once required a lab with chemical baths and pricey equipment can be done in a few minutes by a bright adolescent. Entry costs are low: a computer, an Internet connection and pirated software." (Gah!) [Via]