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Errol Morris on photography and propaganda

Documentary director Errol Morris takes to his New York Times blog to discuss three photographs from the Great Depression which inspired 'accusations, retractions and counter-accusation,' most notably an infamous photograph featuring a cow skull. Morris points out that 1936 isn't that far removed from 2009, with controversies about altered photographs continuing to this day.
October 19, 2009

Documentary director Errol Morris takes to his New York Times blog to discuss three photographs from the Great Depression which inspired ‘accusations, retractions and counter-accusation,’ most notably an infamous photograph featuring a cow skull. Morris points out that 1936 isn’t that far removed from 2009, with controversies about altered photographs continuing to this day.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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