KariIceland: Truly disturbing images, the one of the execution speaks volume more about the photographer rather than the ones doing the execution, the photographer is worse in my opinion in this case.
The execution scene, is more like a war pornography than photo journalism.
b craw, as a spectator, i don't care about any complex dialogs or any of the scenarios or dilemmas a photographer can put himself into, i just dislike this kind of photography (like most commentators in here, i believe). There are distinct lines that some of the photographers are not willing to draw either because of their ambitions, beliefs or i don't know what, there are moments in life that can be left unphotographed
Most of times the photographer is there to SELL his "work" to a news-agency, no money no photos !!! There are always exceptions tho.
Disturbing images, not only for what they reproduce but because the victim is becoming an "object and an ownership" (as Ariella Azoulay is writing at her 500 pages Book) of the photographers personal recognition. Photography is Not an accurate representation of what is really out there, Specially on war fields (war photos mostly were used for propaganda), photography is a two dimension exposure of a multidimensional real world and the story they tell comes from photographers point of view and the story he wants to be seen
Grief, devastation and disaster …… Photoshoped, can work perfectly for some photgraphers personal recognition and occasionally bring some extra money.
sono1mito: mah,affermare che le ultime telecamere rappresentano un" grande passo avanti rispetto a 2 anni fa" mi sembra esagerato,certo qualche dettaglio è stato migliorato ma non tanto.Ognuno di noi penso che anche con una camera "vecchia" scatta ottime foto senza inseguire le ultime novità.Ciao
Μαλλον έχεις δίκιο, η RX100 ανέβασε πάρα πολύ τον πήχη στις κόμπακτ φωτογραφικές μηχανές.
Ο Ιταλός έχει δίκιο, εκτός από την συνδεσιμότητα τα νέα μοντέλα δεν έχουν να επιδείξουν τίποτα το αξιόλογο.
Congrats Great photo !! you deserve the 1st place !!!!
Great photo, with summer feeling captured
Can Nokia's Pureview technology zoom as well as a compact camera? No, of course not.
Petrogel: Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years? Let's hope these will
Mirrorless cameras are o.k , but i do prefer DSLR's just like you. On the other hand this kind of products (low end) (Canon m2 or 100d, Apple 5c e.t.c) owe their existence to recycle old parts from older products
Joe Ogiba: Canon FD-1http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Canon_new_f1_r.jpg
There is an attempt on AE http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/29/canon-ae-1-program-slr-gets-a-digital-retrofit/
Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years? Let's hope these will
fad: I don't think it matters much whether this photo was faked.
Why? What makes this photo memorable is not its documentary quality, but that it captures the idea of war in general, and of this war in this place and time in particular. No one cares, outside of the photo, who the subject was. And no one is using it for forensic purposes.
The Iliad is still the supreme poem of war, even if there never were an Achilles, or a Hector, or a Priam or a Helen. Why? It captures the idea of war in all its complexity, its glory and its horror. An inferior poem that was historically accurate would not be as great.
Many of the great street photos we admire were faked. But they have artistic truth.
Now if Muybridge faked his horses or George Roger has created a fake death camp, that would be a different matter. But here the reality of what happened does not matter.
Very well said.
Petrogel: With nearly 32 compact cameras for Nikon and about 20 for Canon, it's the compact cameras that are in their way out not the DSLRs.
Instead of re-commenting my comments, get a life.
From now on consider yourself ignored
fuego6: Oh Nokia.. windows 8 was truly the killer for ya.. if only Android.. you would be #1 phone!
Exactly what microsoft is planning to do with Nokia, in couple of years the Nokia logo will be gone (keep that in mind) , just like Sony Ericsson …… eh sorry Sony. Microsoft was searching for a hardware store and found it in Nokia, St Elop did what he had to do, now it's water under the bridge.
Leandros S: It's not dorky. It's freaky, scary, NSA surveillance. That plus Google collecting every little scrap of information about you. Who in their right minds could possibly want this?
I don't know if someone can really control being watched on internet or not but for sure can give it a try !!!!
Glasses for glassholes …
Leandros S Only being here and commenting there are over 30 cookies watching you and reporting your web preferences to their assignors .
And what is exactly your job ? Being my personal critic ?