Photoshopping to achieve gender equality

Elle magazine is leading the charge in highlighting gender inequality in politics. Their November issue is their so-called "Feminism" issue, and the campaign features men photoshopped out of digital images. 

Emma Watson sans men. Credit: ELLE UK.

The Geography of Poverty - Matt Black has spent two decades documenting farming, migration, and poverty through photography. Of the project on his Instagram account, he said, "The question is what kind of America are we to be: a land of opportunity, or just pockets of plenty amid a landscape of growing disparity and despair? This is what I’ll be examining over the summer as I chart America’s Geography of Poverty."

Why it’s Critical to View the Photos Inside the MSF Hospital in Kunduz - "The reason it’s crucial, however, is for the opportunity to actually substantiate something we only know to be true". The photographs are at Foreign Policy and are terrifying in their content. The rooms photographed bear no resemblance to the hospital that they were once a part. 

What War Photographs Leave Out - This New Republic article first points back to the image of Aylan's body on the beach, asking "why Aylan?" Two other images are compared, which did not garner the same headlines and action as that of Aylan. "Yet the reason these three pictures had such different fates does not rest only in their internal characteristics. The key factor, I suspect, is location". 

The Richness Of 'Poor' Places, From National Geographic's Photo Contest - The opening line of this post asks, "When you think of daily life in the developing world, what do you see?" Apparently, Nat Geo's annual contest is changing our impressions. Or, the increasing availability of high-quality photographic equipment has enabled more people to capture and produce an impression, which is not necessarily rich, poor, or accurate. These impressions are largely from the gaze of the viewer, rather than anything communicated by the photographer.