This Shows How Easily The Reality Can Be Manipulated Through Media

As we all know, we get to know about most of the things through media. It can be a crime, a political event, an accident, or anything else. But, how can we be so sure about what they are reporting? We don’t actually experience it, all we know is what they have reported. So, there can always be more than one perspective.

The following images will help you realize that anything can be shown in different perspectives. Ólafur Steinar Gestsson and Philip Davali are two photographers who did an experiment for the photo agency Ritzau Scanpix. They captured the same people but through different perspectives. For that, they used a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens.

Nowadays, the word “social distancing” has become one of the most familiar words to people because social distancing plays a major role in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. So, the two photographers chose this scenario for their experiment. Let’s find out how social distancing can be reported in different perspectives.

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Telephoto lens

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Photo credits: EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

Wide-angle lens

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Photo credits: EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

The editorial manager at Ritzau Scanpix is Kristian Djurhuus, the one who appointed Ólafur Steinar Gestsson and Philip Davali. And he said how he got this idea about the experiment, when he was contacted by Bored Panda, “The proximity of people has widely been debated in Denmark in the past weeks. Danish politicians and authorities have frequently referred to images which they believed to show members of the public behaving in disagreement with the general guidelines”.

Telephoto lens

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Photo credits: EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

Wide-angle lens

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Photo credits: EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

Now you may wonder what these wide-angle and telephoto lenses are. Wide-angle lenses are quite similar to the vision of our eye. Ólafur explained it to a Danish website as,

And telephoto lenses use to capture objects which are far away, like to shoot a soccer match, in wildlife photography, etc.

Telephoto lens

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Photo credits: EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

Wide-angle lens

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Photo credits: EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

Telephoto lens

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Photo credits: EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

Wide-angle lens

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Photo credits:EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

Telephoto lens

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Photo credits:EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

Wide-angle lens

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Photo credits: EPA / Philip Davali / Olafur Steinar RyE

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