The website MySpace is about to be sold to VEVO, an Internet company that specializes in music videos. VEVO is owned by a group of several companies including Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Abu Dhabi Media Co.
President Barack Obama tries to explain to Americans the reasons for his decision to attack the dictator of Libya, Qaddafi. The question being asked more and more U.S. citizens: Why spend millions of dollars to eliminate the political leader of another country when there are many local problems in the U.S. where the government lacks funds.
The Conservative government of Stephen Harper fell on Friday afternoon and the Canadian Prime Minister went to the Governor General Saturday morning , March 26. Elections will be held on Monday, May 2.
According to polls, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives lead 43% against 24% for Liberal of Michael Ignatieff.
Here is the distribution of deputies according to the last Canadian 2008 election.
Earnings of 12 seats by the Conservatives and is the majority (308).
The photo published in LeStudio1.com’s newsletter to mark the arrival of Spring 2011 has been noticed and the object of small talk because of his element of manipulation by photoshop and the Internet… Each element in the picture is true, but the assembly has created a history and a message that can be suggestive and become fiction.
The comment that caught our attention is the one of a former photographer for Paris Match and one of the Facebook friends of Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com), Andre Gordeaux, who criticized the use of the Internet by magazines in general including Paris Match at the expense of heyday when the photographs were printed on film and then on paper.
He is right in one sense because the photo published, among other medias, on the cover of Paris Match was paid only $ 300 by the Agence France Presse to a Japanese newspaper and then distributed to thousands of media around the world, including Match. (See article France 24)
How a photographer can earn a living if you do not pay a fair price for his work?
The image of LeStudio1.com’s newsletter has the cover of Polka Magazine on the right side of the picture in front of the newsstand and by doing so, LeStudio1.com wanted to make a nod to this new reality of photojournalism.
Indeed, the founder and owner of the magazine Polka is Alain Genestar, the former editor chief of Paris Match, who was abruptly “expelled” from the magazine following the publishing of a photo of the ex-wife to Nicolas Sarkozi with his lover in New York. If the photo had been purchased from an agency, Alain Genestar would perhaps not have the problems that he has known …
The conclusion to the debate is that yes the photojournalism has changed and today the final image is a virtual assembly where each element represents a real reality but assembled by publishers behind a computer screen and then distributed on the internet to every wind, for free. Is it better journalism? It’s faster and it’s universal but the life of the stories is proportionally reduced.
As the Japanese woman in the photo shows resilience out of the ordinary, journalists and photographers must necessarily adapt and rediscover life as no coming back will never be possible.
Indeed, talk to victims of Japan; to the rebels in Libya or the revolutionaries of Egypt. Their story has become universal but is already beginning to be forgotten. It is both resilience but also “forget easy” due to the abundance of the Internet.
It remains, however, as said Bernard Bujold, that we are deeply missing Alain Genestar and his editorials in Paris Match, but hey, we also say: “Those were the days … ”
Voir article au sujet de la photo FRANCE 24 ;
Voir magazine Paris Match ;
Voir magazine Polka ;
Voir livre Alain Genestar -EXPULSION ;
Voir site LeStudio1.com ;
LeStudio1.com wishes formally welcome to the Spring 2011.
(Official arrival Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 11:20 pm)
Photo 2: LeStudio1.com in Paris in the Spring;
(Miss X, mascots Goguie, Mr X, Miss Gym, Bernard Bujold and Ulysses the dog);
A simple photo sold for $ 300 at France Presse became a universal symbol, the symbol of the courage of the Japanese people.
Hundreds of media outlets worldwide have published it on front page of their magazine or newspaper, a photo of a young Japanese woman to illustrate the earthquake occurred in Japan Friday, March 11, just days before Spring 2011 …
The photo was taken the day after the earthquake, Saturday, March 12.
Photo 1: Japanese Woman in the debris (Photo by Tadashi Okubo)
See story France 24;