Thanks to Smartphones, Civilians Living in Conflict Are Now Photojournalists –The New York Times

As has been shown with the ongoing war in Ukraine, and now with the violent crisis in Israel and Gaza, everyone with a smartphone is a war photographer. The speed with which regular citizens experiencing war first-hand can capture and share shocking imagery is incredible, and the impact this has on how information spreads is unprecedented.

In a powerful article on The New York Times, Jason Farago explains how the narratives surrounding conflict are largely shaped by regular people, not only journalists, and how the different lenses change — and potentially distort — the way the world sees war and violence. It’s definitely worth a read.