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Image Brokers: Visualizing World News in the Age of Digital Circulation

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel


How does a photograph become a news image? An ethnography of the labor behind international news images, this book ruptures the self-evidence of the journalistic photograph by revealing the many factors determining how news audiences are shown people, events, and the world. News images, this book argues, function as formative fictions—fictional insofar as these images are constructed and culturally mediated, and formative because their public presence and circulation have real consequences in the world. Set against the backdrop of the War on Terror and based on fieldwork conducted at photojour ... More

Keywords: journalistic photograph, news image, photojournalism, image brokers, digitalization, newsrooms, worldviews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286368
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286368.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel, author