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Balenciaga’s Controversial New Campaign and the Long History of ‘Shockvertising’

Kim Kardashian is refining her personal brand. Right-wing news outlet Fox TV is gaining viewers through attention-grabbing headlines. Photographer Gabriele Galimberti is gaining notoriety. All this is due to a recent advertising campaign from leading global fashion brand Balenciaga that has caused widespread controversy.

Photographer ‘Disappointed’ That NBC Edited Lia Thomas Photos

NBC has sparked criticism for airing edited photos of transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas that softened the athlete's facial features. The photographer behind one of the photos says she is "surprised and disappointed" at what was done to her original shots.

NFL QB Turns Away After Photog Falls, Breaks Back at Super Bowl Parade

NFL star quarterback Matthew Stafford is being slammed on social media for his reaction to seeing a photographer fall off a high stage during the Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl victory parade and rally. The woman broke her back and her camera equipment.

A photo contest-winning image showing a boy sleeping in an abandoned building on a beach

On the Depiction of Africans in Photo Contests

As a child during the 1980s, I grew up with a weekly diet of Time magazine and the evening news. The famine in Ethiopia during the decade generated an endless stream of news filled with images of Black bodies, so much so that my entire conception of the continent was built off the tragedy of a single nation. To me, Africa was a desert wasteland of starving people – a thought conceived through photos.