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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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