Quote by Mary Ellen Mark
I respect newspapers, but the reality is that magazine 'photojournalism' is finished. They want illustrations, Photoshopped pictures of movie stars.
This quote suggests that traditional photojournalism in magazines is no longer valued, as editors prioritize images that are altered or feature famous individuals rather than raw and authentic journalistic photographs. It reflects an opinion that the industry's focus has shifted towards providing visually pleasing and entertaining content instead of true visual storytelling. Consequently, the quote implies that the era of magazine 'photojournalism' has come to an end.
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, - not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.
Trust your gut instinct over spreadsheets. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can't put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases, your heart and gut are still your best guide.