Thursday, September 04, 2014

Petty as a picture

This is the five column illustration to a we’re-just-presenting-the-facts story about a 1.7 percent overall decline in annual visitors to Te Papa over the last financial year. Anyone who has been to Te Papa knows that whatever else you might say, the foyer is always bustling. This story though was about the specific 20 percent decline in local visitors so the photographer just had to stand around and wait for the money shot. If the reporter had written, ‘I went to Te Papa but it was all but empty” no one would believe it, but the camera? The camera never lies. Right.