Latitudes, the blog of Hemispheres (Tufts’ undergraduate journal of international affairs), recently featured a post on the impact of photojournalism. The piece focused specifically on how photojournalism has played into situations of protest and civil unrest, noting the popularity of a recent photo of the current affairs in Egypt. The author writes:
…it is not surprising to see nervous regimes banning websites that they see as a threat. Protest photojournalism is not merely imagery to make us aware, but imagery that takes us to the streets. As the cliché goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. But each protest photo is worth thousands of revolutionaries and grave danger to an unpopular leader’s administration.