Let's Play A Game: Anarchist Or Photo Op?
from the take-your-pic dept
Last week, there were student protests in the UK, concerning massively increased fees, and apparently on the fringes of the protests there was some violence, which of course the press picked up on, because “if it bleeds, it leads.” Or, in this case, if it “kicks in a glass window, it leads.” Apparently a whole bunch of newspapers all carried the same photo on their front covers. I’ve posted all nine such covers after the jump, but here are a couple just to give you the idea:
However, as some have noted, what may be more interesting is that if you look at a wider lens version of a similar image
, you see that the guy kicking in the glass appears to be surrounded by a ton of photographers. In fact, the whole thing almost looks like a setup, with every single newspaper cropping out the photographers:
It looks like the wide angle shot was taken either seconds before, or seconds after the shot used by all the papers, but it’s pretty close. Of course, with so many photographers, it does seem a bit odd that the newspapers all seemed to use a single photograph for their covers. What happened to the images from the others? Anyway, see the nine covers after the jump.
Filed Under: canada, cropping, journalism, photographs