Performing the News
2013 (English)In: Photographies, ISSN 1754-0763, E-ISSN 1754-0771, Vol. 6, no 1, 17-28 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Photographs of non-professionals taking pictures are a common feature of contemporary journalism. Drawing on theories of photography as performance and ritual, this article addresses what it means when professionals include these photographing “others” in their images ofnews events. It argues that the image of the amateur, performing photography in the news, shifts and destabilizes journalistic discourse. Using examples from the daily press, the article accounts for these “meta-pictures” as a manifestation of participatory visual culture dating from 9/11, examines specific ways they challenge the authority of the professional andconsiders how they alter the significance of the media event.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 6, no 1, 17-28 p.
Photojournalism, amateur photographers, meta-pictures, performance, news, ritual
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127605DOI: 10.1080/17540763.2013.788833OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-127605DiVA: diva2:910204
Helsinki Photomedia conference 2012