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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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