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Manufactured Reality vs Reality in Photos Exposed

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Manufactured Reality vs Reality in Photos Exposed

When photography was first introduced decades ago, it was supposed to be an additional tool to provide news stories an “additional truth”. Photos became so important over a period of time in the newspapers and soon the phrase: “A picture is worth a thousand words”, was coined. Photography was meant to be genuine as it was supposed to present factual, or at least a sense of reality to the subject matter. However, as photography develops, both in term of technology and in techniques, we can no longer say that a photo speaks for itself. The situation became more grave at a time when mobile photography is the order of the day. People take “beautiful snaps” and share them on social media to get as many ‘likes’ as possible. However, we need to understand that a picture is no longer 100% always right. Some photographers have released sets of photographs which are “so appealing” in frames, but are just the opposite in reality.

Take a look at these photos to understand that “manufactured reality” is not always the “real picture”. What you see is not what you get!

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Two is awesome. Three is crowd! Not so romantic in reality

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Two is awesome. Three is crowd! Not so romantic in reality

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Editor, Zoram Observer. We publish news from Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Assam and rest of Zoram world.

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