ironic revolution

In an article by the guardians Sean O’Hagan reviewing Magums new offering in book form – Magum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom, the most interesting line goes a little something like this…

“Ironically, we are now in the midst of a revolution in the way that revolutions are being reported. As Anderson points out “no Magnum photographer was present on the grubby outskirts of Sirte to witness and record Gaddafi’s final moments of life, but we all saw what happened anyway”. The profusion of cameras, alongside the rise of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, means images of struggle are disseminated globally in seconds by those on the ground. Magnum Revolution is a testament to the age of great photojournalism but it may also become a kind of requiem for that same age”.


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