World War I was notable for being the first major war documented with motion pictures, but still photography still played an important role.
Brooks was the only professional photographer at the Battle of the Somme and chronicled battles in many theaters. But unlike much conflict photography today, Brooks wasn’t engaged in straight documentary work–his images were often used by the UK government for propaganda purposes and many of the more gruesome elements of the conflict were hidden from view, at least initially. But Brooks was a prodigious shooter and, as the war dragged on, did record many of its mud-and-blood-soaked horrors.
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Three years after photojournalist Kamaran Najm, co-founder of the Iraqi photo agency Metrography, was kidnapped in Iraq, his friends and colleagues have ended their media blackout and released information on his disappearance. Kamaran was abducted by ISIS militants on June 12, 2014, shortly after he was wounded while covering the fighting between ISIS and Kurdish... More ›
From stories about foreign wars to domestic political rifts, there is plenty of media manipulation. Partisans for various causes are eager to use photographers to get their propaganda out. Photographers discussed strategies for avoiding that in “Documenting White Supremacy,” a story in our November issue. Here is some of their advice: “If you fall into... More ›
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has rejected photographer Bill Frakes’s appeal in a sexual harassment case, because “clear and convincing evidence” showed he had violated university sexual harassment policies, according to a report in the Omaha World-Herald. Last summer, Frakes lost his position as an adjunct professor at UNL because he had “engaged in sexual... More ›