— Jason Farago (@jsf) October 12, 2023
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.