Exercise: Can pictures ever be objective?

This was a good exercise to start the course and get me thinking about objectivity.

A copy of my response to the exercise can be found by clicking here: Can pictures ever be objective

I enjoyed this exercise, it got me thinking about ‘citizen journalism’ and whether all these photos taken on mobile phones are intrinsically more objective than those taken by professional photographers. (No I don’t think they are).

It was good that I could relate this exercise back to a study visit I made to the Press Association Images Library when I was doing my Art of Photography course, and relate it to an example of a press photo (the Madrid train bombing) that we discussed there.