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SF Chronicle Doubles A1 Photos Shot by Women Photographers | PDNPulse

According to data compiled by the organization Women Photograph, San Francisco Chronicle was far and away the leader among major newspapers in publishing A1 lead photographs shot by women in 2018. Forty-one percent of the Chronicle’s A1 images were shot by women, which nearly doubled their 2017 mark of 23.4 percent. According to Women Photograph, which promotes women journalists, other publications showed slight increases in 2018, but most continued the practice of publishing A1 images made by men more than 80 percent of the time; for several publications that number was more than 90 percent. At 26 percent, The Washington Post had the second-highest percentage of A1 lead images by women. Just 5.4 percent of The Wall Street Journal‘s lead images were by women, according to the Women Photograph data.

Quick Tip: Darcy Padilla on How to Make Better Photographs | PDNPulse

Darcy Padilla: We can walk into a room, we see things, we know in this one setting what we’re going to do. [Reed was saying] to think of all the possibilities, and how that [eventually] takes you to these things that you don’t know.

Slow Violence, Slow Photography: Chris Gregory’s Portrait of Puerto Rico after Maria – Reading The Pictures

How do you photograph systemic failure? How do you photograph the long tail of the United States’ brutal, gradual, incompetent betrayal of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? Christopher Gregory does it through juxtaposition. He moves from portraits to infrastructure and back again. He pairs photographs in diptychs that simultaneously jar and gel. He pictures Puerto Rico one year after Hurricane Maria but makes the hurricane seems like yesterday.

Of the Trillion Photos Taken in 2018, Which Were the Most Memorable?

But that age has come to an end: Digital journalism and social media have changed the way we consume images. Each day, audiences are bombarded with photos. Many are shocking, inspiring and heartbreaking. But in their overwhelming volume, they’re easily forgotten.

The State of Photojournalism Today – Interview with MaryAnne Golon by Cat Lachowskyj | LensCulture

The Washington Post’s Director of Photography offers her insights into why photojournalism will always prevail, despite our persistent doubts.

13 Stories That Captured Photography in 2018 – The New York Times

Because photography touches most everything, our topics have been far-ranging — from the environment, cyberbullying and immigration to race, gender and class. We have written about famed photographers like Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks and Diane Arbus as well as emerging image makers like Citlali Fabián, Fethi Sahraoui, Daniel Edwards and Mengwen Cao. And we have written about the need for more diverse storytellers to help us better understand the world we live in.

Shocker: News Photography Gets Worse Without Actual News Photographers | Fstoppers

Researchers Tara Mortensen and Peter Gade, in a study published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, analyzed photographs from the Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record pre- and post-layoff of the photo staff in 2013. From this set of photographs, 488 were identified as taken by a professional and 409 were not. These photos were then classified on a scale devised by Ken Kobré, a professor who wrote the seminal photojournalism text, “Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach.” The scale rated photos as informational, graphically appealing, emotionally appealing, and intimate.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 21 December 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This is the final Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up for 2018 – this week it’s all about women photographers. In New York the exhibition Women Street Photographers features 75 photographers including eight Australians; in Ballarat Lumina Collective, an all women group, launches Echoes exhibition; and Women Photograph reports a stellar year of activities designed to elevate women photographers and close the gender gap.

This Photo of a Girl Starving in Yemen Helped Define 2018 | Time

Mere days after her photograph was published in the New York Times, capturing the attention of millions across the world, Amal became one of the millions of Yemeni children who are falling like dead autumn leaves after four years of starvation, shelling, landmines and epidemics of preventable diseases.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 14 December 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – it’s been a busy week in journalism with the publication of TIME‘s “Person of the Year – The Guardians and the War on Truth” and World Press Photo’s Lars Boering’s article “on how to build on the #MeToo moment in photojournalism.” Both are must-read articles. Also, this week I chat with Joe Jongue from Fuji X Aus about this growing community of photography lovers.

Susan Meiselas: A life in groundbreaking photography

Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas has spent five decades questioning the practice of photography. But whether it’s documenting the lives of showgirls or an unfolding revolution, her open-ended approach gives the images a life of their own.

Starving Babies, Molotov Cocktails and Death Threats: One Photojournalist’s Venezuelan Reality – The New York Times

If you know anything about the crisis in Venezuela, you’ve most likely seen the work of Meridith Kohut, an independent photojournalist based in Caracas.

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