• “After the News”

    CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

    Our idea of documentary—images or reports reflecting the facts as closely as possible—is constantly being undermined by manipulative or suggestive tendencies in the media. It’s not necessarily conscious propaganda per se; the very conditions of transmission ensure that the event is altered in the telling. Documentation goes hand in hand with interpretation. The increasing ambiguity of the genre has nevertheless had a positive effect inasmuch as the domain of the professional journalist has been breached, allowing an influx of strategies from ethnography, political activism, and personal journal

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