June 20, 1969 humans landed on the moon. Full Stop. Period. 50 years ago two American men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (poor Michael Collins back in the Command Module) set foot on the moon.
So how did you celebrate our nation’s birthday yesterday? July 2, 1776. Yep, you missed it. It was July 2, 1776 when the Continental Congress (reps from the 13 colonies in Philly trying to sort things out) voted to declare independence from England. NOT July 4. Here, let John Adams speak from the grave…
We have this idea in American Journalism, and yes people it still gets taught in journalism schools – of not faking images. No excessive crops (looking at Trump inaugural pics) or “photoshopping”. People have lost their jobs at every level of American media for fooling about with images.
And the point will get missed. Again. The Lorax, published in 1971, chronicled the story of the Lorax warning a character called the Once-ler against the destruction of a valley of trees called Truffula trees. It was a warning against environmental destruction at the hands of corporate greed and cheap consumerism.
As this is a photo blog, let’s just concentrate on one thing… This photo was supposedly taken in 1896 when Ford was debuting his new car – a tech still in its infancy. Ford didn’t invent cars, but he was at the forefront of development and ultimately mass production.
It’s 2019. We shoot and upload and share something like 3 billion photos a day. A DAY.
Amidst all that noise, could you post one, just one photo that sums up your life? Not just a piece of it, but really encapsulates who you are, what you do, what you love?