© AP Photo, File, Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse, Baghdad, Iraq, June 13, 2006

Images of Protest in a Digital Age

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Camera-phones were introduced in 2001. Five years later 3.8 billion hand-held devices were sold, with 1.8 billion last year alone.

Mobile camera-phones had found their way to the consumer on a worldwide scale. A fast calculation tells us that, a minimum of one trillion photographs are taken each year.

Today, every civilian has the potential to be a photojournalist. In combination with social media, it has had enormous social and political consequences. When this image was released by CBS news in 2004, it changed the entire political landscape and massively shifted the perspective of photojournalism.

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Published in Photoworks Issue 16, 2011
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