This is a still from conceptual artist John Baldessari’s 1973 piece called “The Meaning of Various News Photos to Ed Henderson.” Using Portapak video—an only recently available technology—Baldessari recorded his friend Ed Henderson interpreting a series of eight photographs clipped from the newspaper.
Of this video, Baldessari wrote:
“For most of us, photography stands for the truth. But a good artist can make a harder truth by manipulating forms. It fascinates me how I can manipulate the truth so easily by the way I juxtapose opposites or crop the image or take it out of context.”