“What do I know about it? All I know is what’s on the internet.” So said Donald Trump in an interview in March 2016, after he was confronted about the legitimacy of a video he had tweeted, along with the claim that the protester it depicted was a member of ISIS. The video has since been proved as a hoax, neatly demonstrating the difficultly of navigating between truth and fiction in today’s digital landscape. In a world where even a layperson can manipulate images on their phone, and spread them to thousands of fake followers with one click, how can we begin to know what is #real?
It’s the kind of question that All I know is what’s on the Internet will pose, a new exhibition opening at The Photographers’ Gallery, London including work by 11 artists and collectives. It includes “social media machines” made by Australian designers Stephanie Kneissl & Maximilian Lackner, built to maximise activity and likes; and wall-mounted installations by Eva and Franco Mattes that reveal the lesser-known, surprisingly personal, world of online content moderators. Curated to draw attention to the neglected corners of digital image production, the show helps visualise the vast infrastructure of online platforms, and the enormous amount of human labour needed to keep it churning.
FullBleed.TV get up close and personal with Wallace, following him as he captures the ultra-rich using his debated ambush street photography style – offering a revealing glimpse into their frivolous world.
Following our introduction of FullBleed TV, the BJP’s co-produced channel on photographers, we take a look at another of the channel’s short documentary features covering the story of British photographer Bob Mazzer and his iconic, four decade project of life on the London tube.
Award winning documentary filmmaker and director Charlie Russell spends a day exploring what inspires acclaimed portrait photographer Laura Pannack to continue her ongoing project ‘The Walks’.
How can art contribute to our understanding of justice in a time of global conflict? Award-winning photographer Edmund Clark considered the question with former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg and human rights lawyer Cori Crider at the IWM London – home to his ongoing show, War of Terror
At Photokina, Panasonic today announced the LUMIX GH5, the world’s first Compact System (CSC) interchangeable lens camera capable of recording 4K 60p/50p and 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video3.
On the 14th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, we speak to Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker who documented the destruction. His famous photo depicting the tragedy as a backdrop to a leisurely Brooklyn afternoon attracted controversy, described as “shocking” by Frank Rich of the New York Times for its apparent callousness. But, as is usually the case with Hoepker’s work, there’s more to the image than initially meets the eye.