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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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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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