Paris Photo which has just ended confirmed a new trend that is to turn the war reportage photo into Art photo. This latter must be artistic, even if it is composed for the occasion. The recent Bayeux prize shows a photography composed for the photographer, the reference to a pictorial work being a plus. Sometimes the protagonists of conflicts put themselves in scene in front of a staff of photographers, it is thus possible to have many publications and to make known their cause.. The war photo is transformed into an advertising photo and uses the advertising codes.
At the Jeu de Paume in Paris, there is an exhibition on Dorothea Lange. These photos from several years of reporting defy time and retain their documentary and emotional impact. They will keep these qualities and will always be appreciated in fifty years, when the artistic war photos of 2018 were forgotten from long time.