Instagram and Photojournalism: Do Filters Take Away the Truthfulness of an Image?

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The Guardian ponders the use of smartphones and filtering apps like Instagram in the world of photojournalism. They write, "We have an unwritten rule at the Guardian not to illustrate news with photography that has been altered beyond the standard darkroom techniques; the photograph should be an honest account of an event, but at the same time our choices should reflect the world around us. It is an interesting time: technology is developing rapidly and photographers (professional or not) want to explore new possibilities and push conventional boundaries."

Read the full piece here.



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