The three international wire services consistently employ photo bias to show IDF soldiers in a dehumanized way.
Wire services habitually portray terrorists as ordinary Palestinians who fell victim to IDF brutality, a theme that the terrorist organizations are only too happy to encourage.
Candles are the image of choice for Hamas to paint a picture of Gaza under siege and suffering from electrical shortages, which can be blamed solely on Israel.
For years, Palestinian rock throwers and press photographers have been feeding off each other. The kids appear in a steady flow of images reinforcing the David-and-Goliath narrative, and photographers fatten their paychecks. Now, one photographer is getting honor as well. Ilia Yefimovich, who was one of a group of photojournalists in Silwan last October shooting…
The UK’s Foreign Secretary describes Israel as “belligerent” in an interview with The Times. But what photo did The Times use online?
There was absolutely no news at the IDF’s Bethlehem checkpoint, but get a load of this photo serving only to dehumanize the army. Palestinians pass through a security checkpoint at the Bethlehem checkpoint in the West Bank. (AFP/File/Musa al-Shaer) More on photo bias here.
Once again, Silwan stone throwers and Palestinian photographers ambushed an Israeli car. A lynch like this means paydirt for all the photographers clearly visible in the second image. After all, “if it bleeds, it leads.” Did the photojournalists expect anything else to happen to the next Israeli car to come along? Jewish settlers driving their…
Press photographers showed their true colors on Friday, colluding with Palestinian rock-throwers in Silwan. The results: Photographers walked away with graphic photos and video footage. Imran Mansur, age 11, was left with a broken leg; Israel was smeared as the images rapidly hit the news stream. The Guardian published an AFP/Getty Images photo with the following tip for photographers, nothing…
Why does the Daily Telegraph choose to reuse an image from the 2009 Gaza conflict to inaccurately portray the present day?
Are Gazan children really behind bars or does the imagery fail to give the bigger picture?