John Mason, a professor at the University of Virginia who teaches African history and the history of photography, looks at the impact social media and smartphones have had on photography and raw propaganda.
Social media and smart phones are revolutionizing photography. Together they've radically democratized photography, making it easy for billions of people to make photographs that can be seen by billions more all over the world. Most of these photos are about parties and pets and matter only to the people who made them and, maybe, their families and friends. But some are about much bigger things. Some are about war.
And speaking of raw photography, The Atlantic has this disturbing gallery of images from the conflict in Gaza.
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