Europe's bestselling newspaper leaves out photos ...


"Europe’s largest newspaper, the Bild of Germany, has published an unusual print edition that left out all photographs from its pages. The bold move is apparently a response to reader backlash after the paper published photos of Alan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.

"The paper is saying that the world must see the truth, and hoping that by leaving out photos, people will realize the importance of photography in bringing about change.

To me, the newspaper's decision to publish a day's issue without any pictures at all, specially when its very name "Bild" in German means "Picture," is inherently gutsy and makes for a real and meaningful visual (in a quite ironic way) statement. Learn more about it, here.