Media debate ‘Better Image’

Pride Photo Award organised Better Image: a debate about the effect images in the media have on the way the public views LGBT’s. What criteria do editors use when choosing images? Are (photo) editors aware of their influence?

A panel, consisting of Liesbeth Melkert, photo editor in chief of Het Parool; Hanneke Felten, researcher and consultant about youth and sexuality for Movisie, Chris Heijmans, editor of / editor in chief and Martijn Kleppe, junior researcher Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, blogger for Photoq, debated these issues in relation to recent examples. Journalist Djoeke Veeninga led the debate.

Photography: Niels Beune,
Liveblog: Robert Buzink, broot.

Pride Photo Award 2019 is made possible by:
  • City of Amsterdam
  • Fonds 21
  • Cultuurfonds
  • AFK