Who watches the watchmen, or at least checks photographers for prejudice? As a new experiment by Canon Australia points, six artists can take very many photos of the same man. The photographers had been told various characteristics that define Michael: that’s he an actor, a commercial fisherman, a self-made millionaire, an ex-convict, an alcoholic, a psychic. In truth, he’s just an actor.
“A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than what is in front of it,” wrote Canon Australia.
It seems that while seeing is believing, we can be lead to believe the wrong things.
Image source: Chris Meredith