Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Toying with the Truth?
Read the following post by the brilliant documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, who blogs for the New York Times:
Here Morris posits that the exact same photograph of a Mickey Mouse doll on a rubble-strewn street changes if the caption beneath the image changes. What do you think of this experiment? Is he right that the image changes with the new frame? Some have questioned the "fairness" of photographing a child's toy in a piece about the war.
How would you respond to this complaint? Does it depend on the caption, the purpose?
Posted by OC at 9:04 AM