Reconstructing Realities
Better Photography|April 2021
Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger speak to Nilofer Khan about the veracity of a photograph in the digital age and how it affects the surge of fake news.
Nilofer Khan
Photography is a record of time and space. It is a language and a voice. An image is capable of informing and educating. It can move an individual as well as affect masses. It can raise questions as well as provide answers. These qualities are what enabled Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger to recognise the potential of the medium that led to the genesis of their series titled Icons. “An image becomes iconic when it is shown several times. Such images have also brought about changes in society. For instance, the Hindenburg disaster ended the use of the Zeppelin aircraft. However, this is no longer the case. Nowadays, there is an armada of photographers ready for every event, who immediately document everything with their cellphone cameras,” explains Jojakim.

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