November 2, 2014

Reflections from the Newswire

Pistorious in the back of the paddy wagon or the back of his mind? The Queen, leaving a plant where she was inspecting postage stamps, framed in a car window with reflected colored swishes, all graphic like that, looks like she’s a postage stamp.

It’s not like these collage-like images are that unusual to find on the newswire but they feel more familiar to Instagram. I’m continually curious how these other platforms are influencing news photography.

(photo 1: PA PHOTOS/ABACA caption: Oct. 30, 2014. Queen Elizabeth II leaves following an official visit to International Security Printers to view their work on specialist postage stamps in Wolverhampton, 2: SIPHIWE SIBEKO—REUTERS caption: North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world.)

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