Friday, March 7, 2008

Dial a cliché

On Foto8's revamped website Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin offer some insight into World Press Photo jury sessions (guess you have to register before reading this). Quote: Flicking through the 81,000 images originally submitted a sense of deja vu is inevitable. Again and again similar images are repeated, with only the actors and settings changing. Grieving mothers, charred human remains, sun sets, women giving birth, children playing with toy guns, cock fights, bull fights, Havana street scenes, reflections in puddles, reflections in windows, football posts in unlikely locations, swaddled babies, portraits taken through mosquito nets, needles in junkies’ arms, derelict toilets, Palestinian boys throwing stones, contorted Chinese gymnasts, Karl Lagerfeld, models preparing for fashion shows backstage, painted faces, bodies covered in mud, monks smoking cigarettes, pigeons silhouetted against the sky, Indian Sardus, children leaping into rivers, pigs being slaughtered.
So far I've only shot 10 subjects on that list, still so much to do...


Blogger Stefan Rohner said...

so hurry up Dagmar ;) they just dont see that the whole world press thing become a chliché. best Stefan

March 8, 2008 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Mike Wood said...

heheh. you made me laugh with your last line. :)


March 12, 2008 at 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it. Go venture a look at Sonic blog's most recent post and prepare to yawn

April 24, 2008 at 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Aparna said...

Thanks for this great post.

March 31, 2009 at 6:29 AM  

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