NYT war photographer defends use of Hipstamatic app

“What I think has gotten people so worked up falls under the heading of aesthetics,” writes Damon Winter, who is currently in Afghanistan. “Some consider the use of the phone camera as a gimmick or aestheticizing news photos. …We observe, we chose moments, we frame little slices of our world with our viewfinders, we even decide how much or how little light will illuminate our subjects, and yes we choose what equipment to use and through all of these decisions, we shape the way a story is told.” || Related from NYT’s Lens blog. || Join Poynter’s 3 p.m. ET chat about Hipstamatic and similar apps.

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