Photojournalism

F*ck Photojournalism

Not enough photographers are getting credit for quiet, subtle and heartfelt stories and not enough photojournalism organizations are brave enough to shake up their view of what a profound photojournalism story looks like. We created this monster. If we don’t act now we will soon be saying “Photojournalism is dead! We killed it!”

At Trump’s Invitation: Revisiting Pulitzer-Winning Philippine Drug War Photos

At the moment, there is quite a gap between criminal justice and crime fighting in Duterte’s Philippines and Trump’s America. Still, the parallels are troubling. Trump and Sessions are making private prisons thrive again. They are attempting to revive the “war on drugs.” They are unraveling bipartisan criminal justice reform, and prison sentence reform. They are reviving such draconian practices as the chain gang and life sentences for minors. And they are walking back federal oversight of local police departments

Eight Photographers on Their Favorite Image from Robert Frank’s “The Americans”

Eskenazi continued to send out the question to other prominent photographers, collecting responses from hundreds of photographers in all. Their thoughtful, illuminating comments on Frank’s work are compiled in the book “The Americans List,” whose second edition was recently released. “ ‘The Americans’ is probably the one book that connects more photographers than any other,” Eskenazi writes. “I discovered that many of the answers revealed much more about the photographers themselves.” Here are some of our favorite responses to three of the book’s indelible images:

The Tri-X factor

Kodak’s Tri-X is the film the great photographers love. Anton Corbijn, Don McCullin and Sebastião Salgado tell Bryan Appleyard why

6 Photo Editors Discuss How They Use Instagram to Find New Talent

In our recent guide to using Instagram hashtags made in collaboration with PhotoShelter (which you can download for free here) we emphasized the importance of using hashtags to help your work get seen by the right audiences. Following on from this we spoke with six photo editors who gave us insight into how they use Instagram to find and follow the ongoing work of emerging and established photographers.

Honoring the creation of VII Photo Agency

Perpignan, Visa pour l’image festival, September 8, 2001. For a few years, a certain gloom reigns over the world of photojournalism, in seemingly continuous decline. Then, however, a group of seven photojournalists– Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, and John Stanmeyer– announced the formation of VII, a traditional photo agency based on the global Web.

Syria Gas Attack: Liberation Cover Photo Shows Dead Children

The image is unbearable. The photograph, released by the Associated Press, shows the lifeless bodies of at least seven children in the minutes after a chemical weapon attack on Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in Syria. Piled up in the back of a pickup truck, the dead are forever frozen in unnatural positions that speak of the last minutes of their lives.

Robert Capa’s Lost Negatives and Photographic History

At an exhibit of photographs of the Spanish Civil War, a man tentatively approaches Jerald R. Green, a professor of Spanish and Mexican art. He tells Professor Green that he believes he has more than two thousand negatives by Robert Capa, who has been dead for over forty years.

The moment I knew I wasn’t going to be a conflict photographer

I remember the moment I knew I wasn’t going to be a conflict photographer. I was a freelance photojournalist based in Mumbai, India, and in New York for a week visiting prospective clients. All assignments mattered, but there was one publication that I held to an unattainable standard — The New York Times.

Female Photographers to Follow From Around the World

TIME reached out globally to the most acclaimed female photojournalists, curators and directors of photography in the industry, asking them to select one female photojournalist that they believe is worthy of recognition. The result is an astonishing collection of brilliant work from around the world. For me, this list includes many photojournalists I have never known, was delighted to learn about and excited to get to know more.

Enemy of the people

Hello. My name is photojournalism… and I have a problem. I’m sick. Although I feel the same as I always have. Perhaps there’s something new in the air that my immune system isn’t capable of handling. It used to be that journalism was a respected and admired profession. Heck, even Walter Cronkite was once voted as “The Most Trusted Man in America.” And that’s that way it was!

Drug War: Photographers in Philippines on Powerful Images

More than 7,000 people in the Philippines have been killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against drugs since July. According to statistics released by the country’s national police, cited by Rappler and Human Rights Watch, more than 2,500 of those slain in the offensive were suspected drug dealers and users; another 3,600-plus were killed by unidentified vigilantes. As the nightly warfare has intensified, so has the haunting coverage by local photographers. TIME asked 12 of them—working independently or for the various wire agencies—to mine their archives, select a picture that particularly impacted them and detail its significance.

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