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These were not chosen (2011)
 
 
What kind of editorial photography do news editors choose? How to tell a story with photography? Can art form an opinion based on photography and interactions with the public?
Participation & Public art & Photo & Audio

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NORWAY: What kind of editorial photography do news editors choose? How to tell a story with photography? Can art form an opinion based on photography and interactions with the public?

1. Audio recordings from interviews with the public & the newspaper editing process. 08:40 min. 6.6 MB

2. Audio recordings from others talking about the chosen photographies. 14:00 min. 10.6 MB

 

THESE WERE NOT CHOSEN (2011) was an art in public space project produced during Trondheim Open 2011* (NO). It was a collaboration between me and the local newspaper Adresseavisen. I got an assignment as a photographer in a typical news story. One photo was selected by the photo editor and the journalist in Adresseavisen and printed October 8th. The other images which was not selected and the one who was selected, was presented to and discussed with the public at different locations in Trondheim. The public could vote for the picture they thought was best suited for the story. The majority of the public selected picture labeled G with 21 votes. The newspaper chose picture labeled A with 17 votes.

The story presented in the paper told the story about two local immigrant women from Liberia who were very proud of their President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who recently received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. The news about the Nobel laureate breaked that day. The title of the story was: "We are very proud".

 

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Event period October 8 th - 9 th 2011.   The local newspaper Adresseavisen.
Venue: Adressahuset Nordregate, McDonalds, Trondheim torg and by the entrance at City Syd.  

 

Venue: THESE WERE NOT CHOSEN was part of the art festival Trondheim Open* which focused on the professional Art Scene in Trondheim, Norway. In 36 hours institutions, various organizations and artists from the local Art Scene provided the city's population a variety of exhibitions, shows, art productions, open studios, lectures, seminars and debates.

Documents:

Newspaper spread Adresseavisen Ocotber 8th 2011

The poll SMS voting

The survey (PDF)



Saturday October 8 th Nordre gate, 11:00 - 12:00 am & 02:00 - 03:00 pm. City Syd, 04:00-05:00 pm.

Sunday October 9 th. McDonalds, Trondheim torg, Torget i Trondheim, kl. 01:00-02:00 pm.


Art work: A photo assignment, a spread in Adresseavisen, a public poll, a mobile presentation of the news spread, photographies and audio recording.

Intervention, media coverage, storytelling in photography, the relationship between text and image and participatory methodologies was part of the project