Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Gaming Photojournalism

A fascinating article in Time magazine this week, to coincide with the re-release of 'The Last of Us' for PS4.

Time Magazine hired war correspondent/photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson to 'embed' himself into the game, and trial its new photography feature, allowing gamers to document images during gameplay.

He offers some fascinating insight into the role of the photographer in conflict zones, 'shooting' film or digital images, and the difficult ideas surrounding the taking of 'beautiful' images of horrific events. It resonated heavily with the James Nachtwey documentary I've discussed on this blog before, 'War Photographer' - highly recommended viewing if you're interested in a deeper consideration of the ethical issues at hand.

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