“Fake news” has become a catchphrase slapped on all media, but members of a recent panel discussing photojournalism and the dangers of manipulated or misrepresented images felt the phrase trivializes what is really happening.
“Beautiful Mad Art Until the End” tells the story of 42-year-old artist Briar Bates who died from cancer and had elaborate ideas for how she wanted her friends to remember her. One of those requests was inspired by a chandelier she had made featuring Barbie dolls in swim caps fanned out in a circle as in the synchronized swimming routines in old-time movie musicals.
A well-known photojournalist will not be teaching this fall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after a Title IX harassment complaint was filed against him and the university issued a finding that the conduct complained of had occurred.
With the threat to visual journalists never greater than it is today, our ability to advocate on your behalf has never been more important. But ensuring the stability and continued work of the NPPA comes with increasing costs.