The past few weeks, in the United States, we’ve been treated to minute-by-minute news coverage that has mostly proven to be inaccurate. That’s nothing new. The news has always been inaccurate, invasive and statist. It’s just that nowadays we can prove it within seconds of the publication or broadcast, so it’s more noticeable.
This is dangerous to your mental and creative health.
Don’t just take my word for it. The Guardian (an actual newspaper) recently ran an article with the lede:
News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether.
Even the newspapers are telling you news is bad for you. Of course, that comes from the news, so anything below the lede is probably inaccurate, invasive and statist, with an agenda to sell more papers somehow.
Photography news blogs are even worse than newspapers. Besides the problem of emptying brains, they also tend to empty pockets.
It’s never been easier to ignore the news, especially photography news. Give it a try and spend more time this summer outside with your art.