French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers – British Journal of Photography

I’m coming late to this story; but it’s a story worth shouting from the rooftops: journalistic photography is dying. Dying from indifference. The genius of the iconic French newspaper, Libération, to print a daily edition entirely without accompanying editorial photographs is a powerful reminder of the importance of photography in helping us understand and interpret the world around us. The blank spaces make us feel uncomfortable – and so they should. A portent of things to come if the media industry keeps up its relentless crusade to make everything ‘cost-effective’ at the expense of effective journalism. Kudos to Libération for breaking rank and highlighting this insidious undermining of this most precious of professions. Please click on the link below for the full story.

Libération images missing

Link: French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers – British Journal of Photography.

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