Newspaper’s Empty Frames Highlight The Importance Of Photojournalists [Pics]
French newspaper Libération removed all of the images from its print edition in order to support a dying art.
Armed with a smartphone, everyone is a photographer these days. To highlight the importance and the value that photojournalism adds to a publication, French newspaper Libération published a special issue without any pictures, and just empty frames in their stead.
The newspaper was laid out like a normal edition, but instead of the text wrapping around photographs that enhance the story visually, there was nothing but blank boxes. In a column about the issue, the paper’s culture writer Brigitte Ollier wrote: