A French Newspaper Edition Shows the Importance of Photography

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: Nov 18, 2013 • References: bjp-online & designtaxi
In a new stunt by the French newspaper Libération, an issue was published without any images in an effort to demonstrate the importance of photography in this medium. On November 14th and Paris Photo's opening day, the paper printed its first ever edition with all photographic content removed. Instead, empty square and rectangular spaces were left in the pictures' place. This deliberate act shows the integral role photography plays in journalism.

The paper's unveiling also served as a protest against the situation many press photographers find themselves in, where many have lost their jobs to journalists who have been asked by their press agencies to take pictures with their mobile phones instead.

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