Pentagon Demonstration, Washington D.C. – November 1967
This image by Benedict J. Fernandez illustrates the concept that “photographic truth hinges on the idea that the camera is an objective device for the capturing of reality, and that it renders this objectivity despite the subjective vision of the person using the camera. Hence, the photographic image has often been seen as an entity stripped of intentionality, through which the truth can be told without mediation or subjective distortion. Yet, as we have seen, photographic images are highly subjective cultural and social artifacts that are influenced by the range of human belief, bias, and expression.”
The image is photographed with an objective intent but is subjective in reality. I think if you were not given background information on this image, you would think about the photographers feelings about war and soldiers without even realizing it. Being a photographer (and I am not a photojournalist), I know that taking an image objectively is what I should do when need be but sometimes it is hard to stray from my own perspectives on a topic.