Sometimes, there are no words, only pictures
Published 20/08/2016 | 02:30
'The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda' - Renowned war photographer Robert Capa
Save for those seminal moments when a picture supersedes even the most eloquent of prose, traditionally and perhaps unfairly, photojournalism has played second fiddle to the printed word when it comes to breaking news stories. As communication channels change, the tectonic plates of news and media are shifting swiftly and challenging the conventional dynamic.
Sometimes, a picture can succeed where words simply fail. Not just because pictures are, typically, instantly and universally understandable, but because images can evoke and provoke emotions. It is those emotions which make them uniquely indelible in our memories.