James Mollison Talks Shop

I really love James Mollison's work. It's straight forward, direct, almost in your face. Although he photographs some touch subjects, I don't think he takes advantage of the people he photographs. I feel his photos are showing what real life is like without being manipulative. He has some good things to say about photojournalism and documentary photography in this video. Check it out.

On a similar note, what is the line between showing reality (what is really happening) and being manipulative (like the stereotypical poor, bloated, flies around the eyes african child)? That's a question I've been wrestling with a lot lately. Leave your comments below. I'd love to hear them.