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Performing the News
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
2013 (English)In: Photographies, ISSN 1754-0763, E-ISSN 1754-0771, Vol. 6, no 1, 17-28 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2013. Vol. 6, no 1, 17-28 p.
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Photojournalism, amateur photographers, meta-pictures, performance, news, ritual
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Media Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127605DOI: 10.1080/17540763.2013.788833OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-127605DiVA: diva2:910204
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Helsinki Photomedia conference 2012
Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-03-08 Last updated: 2016-03-08Bibliographically approved

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