Deepfake technology struggles with the uncanny valley not just in visuals but in narrative believability. Effective deepfakes are subtle, avoiding suspicion by mimicking mundane reality. The major challenge for deepfakes, as illustrated by elections and AI-generated images, lies in crafting convincing stories, not just in visual realism. Education helps people discern truth, highlighting the need for vigilance in the face of potential misuse of digital manipulation.
The numbers are well known -billions of photos shared every day- and the habits well-entrenched- checking social media 40 times a day-. Every concert, every street performance, every incident, accident, spill, fall, weird dance, every anything that is out of the ordinary is filmed and photographed and immediately shared via
The world of photojournalism has changed but photojournalists do not seem to have noticed. Either schooled by tired teachers repeating the same outdated mantra to wide-eyed students or self-taught by blindly following obsolete rules, they are hitting a wall of incomprehension and misunderstanding. The result is an unhealthy combination of painful frustration and very
The year has not been kind for the editorial space and as result, photo agencies have continued to suffer. The market continues to see decreasing space rates along with print publications shutting down. Once the kingdom of Rights managed and exclusives, it is now a vast flat plain of yearly unlimited
The world of sports has always been dominated by exceptional achievements. It is indelibly carved into a precise moment in time when the accumulation of a lifetime of efforts culminates into a victorious epiphany. A combination of a defeat of physical limitation as well as the complete and absolute annihilation of any
It used to be that when trouble hit the streets, autocratic governments would shut access to the media, in particular to photographers. Those were targeted for a few reasons: One, they were easily identifiable with their gear, two, they could quickly communicate a situation via photos, and three, they worked
Photography is an act of reduction. Besides the obvious like sound, touch, smell, when we photograph, we take a conscious decision to subtract elements of reality. Framing is not so much about what to include but rather what to exclude. Everything we decide not to include in our frame is