Did you Realise a White Man was Standing in this Photo?

In the last week acclaimed Italian writer Riccardo Gazzaniga shared his feelings about a photograph that we will all know and recognise in a Facebook post. Phogotraphy reached out to Riccardo who has kindly allowed us to share his words.

Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and it certainly deceived me for a long time.


I always saw the photo as a powerful image of two barefoot black men, with their heads bowed, their black-gloved fists in the air while the US National Anthem, Continue reading

Colour Film was Built for White People

Here’s an interesting short from VOX that will bring you up to speed on a certain controversy in photography. Most photographers, especially those who used to shoot with film (perhaps they still do) will be aware that the chemical process was geared towards fairer skin. However if you are of the younger, digital generation this will be an eyeopener…