Sadly, I’m unable to predict the future, but I’d simply say that the technical and technological tools available today allow for almost infinite creation and multiple ways of sharing and accessing content. Innovation is everywhere and photojournalism has to embrace this movement. In fact, it should rejoice in all this ongoing innovation! However, in these times of absolute immediacy and the continuous stream (of the truth and of untruths), the important thing is not the tool that is used but the information that it provides. In that respect, we (stakeholders in the profession, photojournalists, agencies, editors and the like) have to remain demanding and diligent and apply absolute intransigency in the profession and its practice. We are able to see the world thanks to photojournalism, which is sometimes seen as proof of a proclaimed reality. People are all then free to draw their own conclusions and make their own judgements, but it is our duty to testify, to report and to shed light on world issues and challenges.
Clément Saccomani was Editorial Director for Magnum for four years, but has recently moved to Noor.