2017
no title
Photoprint from 6x6 negative. Printed 150 x 150cm



The project Recognized / Not Recognized revolves around the question: ‘What features determine ‘successfull’ news photos?’

From a selection of worldwide press agency databases (which include amateur witness photos) I scraped all the news photos in relation to the ten events that received the most coverage in the past five years. This resulted in a database of approx. 850.000 images. By using image recognition software from Google (and some proxies), I determined how many times an individual image exists on the google indexed internet. In other words, the reproduction rate of each image is calculated.

Press photos from a big news event have a wide range of variables but are in a way very uniform - since they are all witness photographs –, therefore my database consists of an ideal set for a cross-sectional study. The analyses of this cross-sectional study finds its way in several visual presentations. This is a photo (taken with Hasselblad)of a typical successfull photo composition.

Credits:
Choreography: Marjolein Vogels
Dancers: Madelyn Bullard, Chris Guerematchi, Kenzo Kusuda, Patrick Schmatzer, Ilija Surla, Loris Casalino, Pedro Ines, Peter Clark, Loris Casalino, Cherish Menzo
Light: Geek Zwetsloot
Camera: Susanne Bakker
Sound post-processing: Marlon Wolterink

Made possible by: Stimuleringsfonds voor Creatieve Industrie, Stichting MOTI, Museum of the Image, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunsten




2017
no title
Photoprint from 6x6 negative. Printed 150 x 150cm



The project Recognized / Not Recognized revolves around the question: ‘What features determine ‘successfull’ news photos?’

From a selection of worldwide press agency databases (which include amateur witness photos) I scraped all the news photos in relation to the ten events that received the most coverage in the past five years. This resulted in a database of approx. 850.000 images. By using image recognition software from Google (and some proxies), I determined how many times an individual image exists on the google indexed internet. In other words, the reproduction rate of each image is calculated.

Press photos from a big news event have a wide range of variables but are in a way very uniform - since they are all witness photographs –, therefore my database consists of an ideal set for a cross-sectional study. The analyses of this cross-sectional study finds its way in several visual presentations. This is a photo (taken with Hasselblad)of a typical successfull photo composition.

Credits:
Choreography: Marjolein Vogels
Dancers: Madelyn Bullard, Chris Guerematchi, Kenzo Kusuda, Patrick Schmatzer, Ilija Surla, Loris Casalino, Pedro Ines, Peter Clark, Loris Casalino, Cherish Menzo
Light: Geek Zwetsloot
Camera: Susanne Bakker
Sound post-processing: Marlon Wolterink

Made possible by: Stimuleringsfonds voor Creatieve Industrie, Stichting MOTI, Museum of the Image, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunsten