The power of information of news pictures

The mass media show us several pictures of international news : what is the influence of these pictures on our understanding of these events? Can we understand news pictures without any text ?
News photos are more and more often used by the mass media. They help us to understand the seriousness of natural disasters or the strength of rebellions everywhere in the world. Why are photo-reporters so important in that kind of situations ? Is the power of information of photos more significant than the one of other media ?
The photo-reporter Corentin Fohlen, has recently been awarded the 2nd Prize in the “Spot news stories” category of the World Press Photo 2010. He answered our questions.


Interview by Margaux Huille and Marlène Petrolo.

Visit Corentin Fohlen’s website.

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