Via Avedon. So, we know British students have been demonstrating against increased in fees for their education. This picture has made the rounds and has been reproduced by practically every British newspaper as an illustration of the riff-raffs:
But the folks over at Techdirt noticed something if one zoomed back and got a little wider perspective, you get this:
Much less anarchic destruction, much more performance. Funny what elision of mise en scène can do. How interesting that a simple shift in angle ends up creating a different visual construction of reality.
Now y’all go have a discussion on how the media produce social reality rather than “just report” on it.