Estética celular

, por Alexandre Matias

O Guardian escreveu sobre como a estética dos vídeos e fotos feitos com celular entrou em nosso dia-a-dia de vez, ao ser abraçada pelo jornalismo em 2011:

“That’s largely because of the Arab spring”, said Michele McNally, assistant managing editor for photography at the New York Times. “Most of the reporters are carrying smartphones because of the image quality of the cameras. They like the style of cellphone filtered imagery and they’re less intrusive [to use] in conflict situations.”

She said citizen media was an “instant document” of an event rather than a replacement for skilled photojournalism. She said: “Most amateur footage does lack the real smart interpretation of what it’s like to be there.”

Al-Jazeera’s citizen media service Sharek received about 1,000 cameraphone videos during the Egyptian uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

Riyaad Minty, its head of social media, said: “Post Egypt, in places like Libya, Yemen and Syria, citizens posting online have been the primary lens through which people have been able to see what is happening on the ground.

“Now our main stories are driven by images captured by citizens on the street, it’s no longer just a supporting image. In most cases citizens capture the breaking news moments first. The Arab spring was really the tipping point when it all came together.”

Turi Munthe, founder of citizen journalism service Demotix, said there has been a cultural shift in the mainstream media.

“The main broadcasters are going out of their way to use cameraphones because the images look more authentic. In almost every image of Tahrir Square, there were people waving cameraphones.

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