Fake photojournalism wins prize


General Photography

You have probably seen it already on Ofer’s blog: Two French art students created a fake photoreportage, to win first prize at a competition (more coverage here, and - if you are able to read French - here). Ofer translated some of the students’ motivation from the Figaro article: “Speaking to Le Figaro, Guillaume Chauvin [one of the students] confided that they ‘wanted to enter the contest in order to show the codes used too often in photojournalism and to prove that something real could be translated into something staged.’”