Now, for the first time, smartphones and particularly iPhones have the capacity to shoot broadcast-quality video. They have the potential to do for television journalism what Leicas did 100 years ago for photojournalism. iPhone video has the possibility of completely changing not only the cost of making television but the way that it looks.
The opening night of Paris Photo was in part about apologizing to children for what we adults have done and are doing to them. Yet the very fact that these stories are being told at a distance, the distance created by the camera itself, both heightened the lack of emotional resonance and intensified emotions and regrets.