Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Future Of War Photography?
Condition ONE is a mobile media technology company developing the tools and platform to combine filmmaking, photojournalism and mobile devices to pioneer powerful immersive experiences.
"I have been covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006. Patrick Chauvel has covered over 20 conflicts, starting in Vietnam when he was 18. We have seen how society has become numb to our still images.
So, along with our team, we are attempting to combine the power of the still image with advanced technology to change the vernacular of photojournalism and news. Instead of opening a window to glimpse another world, we are attempting to bring the viewer into that world. We believe shared experiences will ultimately build a common humanity.
Through our work we hope to shake people from their indifference to war, and to bridge the disconnect between the realities on the ground and the public consciousness at home. By bearing witness and shedding light on another's pain and despair, we are trying to invoke a common humanity and a response to act.
New technology can be a powerful medium for truth. Television broadcasts during the Vietnam War had a disruptive impact on society by providing uncensored images of war into living rooms across America for the first time. We hope to have that same impact by providing powerful immersive experiences"