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Color your World: Mountain Meadow

Let’s all just pretend I’m posting this on Tuesday, because I know none of us are properly keeping track of what days it is. Also, my constant headaches and migraines are really not helping with my blog/creative endeavors, but as always I have lots planned. One day at a time.

This week, the colors is Mountain Meadow.

  • Between now and whenever you have the time, share a post inspired by the color (s) on your own blog or social media. A poem, flash fiction, photo, drawing, whatever you’d like!
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Color your World: Midnight Blue

This week, the colors is Midnight Blue.

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Color your World: Melon

This week, the colors is Melon.

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Color your World: Mauvelous

This week, the colors is Mauvelous.

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The History of Faked News Photography

“A lot of things we talk about today we talk about as unprecedented. It’s important to look back and see how these same concerns and issues have been raised at many points throughout history.”

-Katlyn Carter, American Historical Association

Calvert Richard Jones, Capuchian Friars, 1846

“Photography’s reputation for objectivity and veracit has always made it an indespensible tool for persuasion.”

Faking It

Photography was invented in 1840, and we see evidence of faked photos as far back as 1846.

We’ve discussed faked photos using toys, as a way to convince someone of some thing or event, but photo fakery goes even deeper. And with faked news photos coming up over the past few years, I thought it was time to discuss the history of this practice.

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Color your World: Maroon

This week, the colors is Maroon.

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The War Films Made with Toys

“The lesson here, surely, is not that the camera can, and often does, lie, but that it has lied ever since it was invented.”

Mike Dash, Smithsonian

The Spanish-American war began in 1898. Publications wanted photographs, theaters wanted films. The problem was, not everyone could get to Cuba, and even if they could, cameras of the day weren’t very fast, so capturing action was out of the question. So many film-makers took matters into their own hands. The ones here, used models.

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