photography

I post this to the NWP community to share news of a Silver Key award given from Scholastic on a series of photographs called "The Writer's Notebook" (click the link to view) (or copy & paste: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wmkolb/8411508773/in/set-72157632600145839/). Accompanying William Kolb's photographs was an artist statement explaining the importance of handing a blank notebook to a child...
Long before Photoshop and other image-editing tools, artists, photographers, and composers were manipulating images. We still live in a culture and world where we want to assume that cameras provide us with an "objective truth." Take, for instance, Dorothea Lange's famous, iconic photograph: "Migrant Mother" is a symbol of Dust Bowl depression and family strength in the face of incredible...
In February 1982, National Geographic published a cover story titled "Egypt's Desert of Promise." Two of the great pyramids appeared on the cover, behind the silhouettes of three figures on camels. Soon after publication, readers started writing the magazine, some pondering the photo and others decrying it. National Geographic finally fessed up and admitted that the pyramids were squeezed...
In 2000, the University of Wisconsin-Madison produced and distributed an "Undergraduate Application" booklet to thousands of prospective students. A student journalist working for the school's newspaper noticed that the lighting in the photo seemed a bit off, and closely examined the photo. The administration eventually admitted that they had used a 1994 photo of a student and digitally merged it...