Category: Photojournalism

  • Blind – Magnum Photos Presents “Storytelling For Impact,” an Online Seminar

    Magnum Photos Presents “Storytelling For Impact,” an Online Seminar
    In a new four-part webinar, Magnum Photos brings together Colby Deal, Jim Goldberg, and Rafal Milach along with advocates, leaders, and grant-makers to help photographers in the fight for social change.
  • Industry Insights: Ron Haviv on the changing landscape of conflict photography | 1854 Photography

    Industry Insights: Ron Haviv on the changing landscape of conflict photography
    From cutting through the oversaturated image market to combating fake news, the renowned conflict photographer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker discusses how the role – and risks – of photojournalism continue to shift in the digital age
  • Hannah Yoon’s Subtle, Powerful Photos of the Atlanta Spa Shooting – PhotoShelter Blog

    Hannah Yoon’s Subtle, Powerful Photos of the Atlanta Spa Shooting
    As the 24/7 cable news coverage receded, the Washington Post assigned Philadelphia-based freelance photographer Hannah Yoon to cover the aftermath with a more nuanced take on the lives of Asians and Asian-Americans in the local community. Her photos stopped me in my tracks because they looked and felt so different from other images I had seen.
  • The Fluctuating Truth of Documentary Images

    The Fluctuating Truth of Documentary Images
    I think of this while looking at Lange’s iconic image of the “Migrant Woman”(1936). I think about it again while I delete, with embarrassment, a photograph I had enthusiastically shared on my social media. The highlighted, and now deleted, photograph was supposedly of a working-class Turkish family, but not just any family, one that arrived as saviors of the pandemic. The image was made into a fast-accelerating meme with the following caption: “This is an immigrant family, newly arrived in Germany. The boy in the yellow shirt will go on to invent the COVID vaccine.” In late 2020, the natural impulse was to share this image because it perfectly combined an uplifting and politically charged story. And yet, it is exactly because of the enthusiastic caption that the image needed to be deleted.
  • Forget the Photography, Remember the Story: For Rick Egan, Photojournalism is About Changing Lives – SLUG Magazine

    Forget the Photography, Remember the Story: For Rick Egan, Photojournalism is About Changing Lives
    Photographing the punk and hardcore scene is far from the only work Egan has done, though. As a photojournalist for the Tribune, he has documented everything you can possibly think of, such as local festivals, events, protests, unsheltered communities and more. It was his college advisor that first told Egan he should be a professional photojournalist, but Egan wasn’t quite convinced until he went to a workshop with Anthony Suau, a photojournalist who documented the famine in Ethiopia. It was there he realized photojournalism isn’t really about photography at all.
  • Photographing Natural Disasters: Ideas & Ethics – Feature Shoot

    Photographing Natural Disasters: Ideas & Ethics
    As the connection between climate change and extreme weather events becomes increasingly clear, ethical and comprehensive coverage of these disasters has proved more urgent than ever. These are the images that will inspire action today and bear witness a hundred years from now. We asked four photojournalists about their work on the frontlines of fires, floods, and hurricanes. Read on for their tips and insights for documenting some of the most important stories of our time.
  • War-Zone Experience Carries Journalists Into Inauguration Coverage – The New York Times

    “I’m used to being a war reporter in countries where there were no institutions, or the institutions shattered very rapidly,” said Ms. di Giovanni, now a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. “This is a country that had, until recently, extremely strong institutions that protected us descending into the abyss, and to see what’s happening now is disturbing beyond belief.”
  • ‘We kept on working.’ Two photojournalists share what they witnessed during the Capitol building riot. – Poynter

    ‘We kept on working.’ Two photojournalists share what they witnessed during the Capitol building riot.
    Days after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building, Leah Millis was still trying to grasp all that she saw.
  • “A view of anything”: Photographing the insurrection – Columbia Journalism Review
    The crowd seemed ready for a photo opportunity; democracy was under siege by a spectacle of costumes, body paint, and an unknown number of weapons. Some of the insurrectionists wore maga hats or camo-gear; they brandished flags for Trump and for the Confederacy; few wore masks. Williams headed out to find a good vantage point and saw people with bleary eyes—the rioters and the police had exchanged pepper spray, he later learned—and bloodstained faces. He captured some images of rioters shoving their way through a wall of police. Soon, an officer escorted Williams and a few other photographers to the third-floor gallery of the House chamber, then told them to lie low. He clenched his equipment. “I was trying to quickly and surreptitiously take pictures the whole time,” he said. “We were like, Holy shit.” A throng had entered the Capitol.
  • Calling all the shots: three decades on the frontline of photography | Media | The Guardian
    Jane Bown looking at a contact sheet by the lightbox, using her monocle eyeglass. Motorcycle couriers flirting with picture researchers. Reporters massaging the egos of alpha-male photographers, vying to become the next Don McCullin, the great photojournalist whose career began here. Men in shabby suits from now-defunct picture agencies, cigarette in hand as they hawked photo-essays from battered suitcases. The picture librarian ferrying files of black and white prints to the man who was at the centre of everything, the revered picture editor, Tony McGrath.
  • Appleton Post Crescent: In 25 years as a photojournalist, it’s the people I’ll never forget
    Last fall, I marked my 25th anniversary with The Post-Crescent. It’s incredible how quickly time passes. I’ve spent close to half my life documenting the Fox Cities, Wisconsin and beyond. This journey has given me the privilege to tell the stories of so many.
  • Congo in Conversation chronicles important stories from the country’s rising reportage photographers
    The recently published monogram features 35 reportages and 15 photographers’ work over a climactic six months as the pandemic hit the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Statesman photojournalist speaks on documenting George Floyd protests
    Photojournalist Ricardo B. Brazziell speaks to moments that have stuck with him while covering the George Floyd protests.
  • Thousands of Photographs, and a Year Like No Other – The New York Times

    The Year in Pictures project is an annual celebration of photojournalism. In 2020, photographers were living what they captured.
  • Award-winning photojournalist Jan Šibík on the death of his trade, mobile pics and the coronavirus crisis | Radio Prague International
    Jan Šibík is one of the Czech Republic’s top photojournalists. He has undertaken assignments in hotspots around the world, including Rwanda, Afghanistan, Chechnya and Iran as well as capturing the tumultuous events of the Velvet Revolution in his own homeland. In a recent interview for Czech Radio, the photographer spoke about the demise of photojournalism, what he thinks about mobile phone pics and his plans to produce a book of photographs about the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
  • How a Denver Photojournalist Captured a Shooting as It Unfolded – The New York Times

    Helen H. Richardson, a photographer at The Denver Post, was steps away when a rally and a counterprotest ended in a fatal shooting.
  • ‘When the heart gets filtered up through the camera’: Vietnam War photographers on how to cover COVID better – Columbia Journalism Review
    “War is 95 percent boredom and 5 percent sheer terror, from a journalist’s point of view,” says David Hume Kennerly, who won a 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his feature photography of the Vietnam War. CJR sat down with Kennerly and three other esteemed photojournalists from that conflict, Art Greenspon, Robert Hodierne, and David Burnett, to ask what lessons we can take from Vietnam to cover today’s invisible killer and the absence of public suffering.
  • ‘I felt like the pandemic was being censored.’ Photographing the fight for life – and grief of death – in COVID-19 Britain | National Geographic
    I wasn’t allowed in until it was very quiet. Most of the wards had emptied out. And the irony was, every single hospital I went in to, from end of May, the first question the medical staff asked was ‘where were you at the height of the pandemic? Why weren’t you here mid-April?’ They wanted the press to cover what was going on and what they were going through, how inundated they were. But very few people were granted access.
  • Boyd’s Station and American Reportage Launch AMERICA REIMAGINED – americanreportage

    [BOYD, KY July 18, 2020] Boyd’s Station and American Reportage are proud to announce the launch of AMERICA REIMAGINED, a curation and archival project aimed at showcasing the work of emerging photojournalists and preserving the images and narratives that offer an intimate look at the ways Americans are grappling with, and adjusting to, this disruptive moment in history. AMERICA REIMAGINED documents how life reacts and evolves with each new challenge – from the COVID-19 pandemic which pushed the country into its homes and social distancing to the fight for social justice which reunited millions in protest and solidarity in streets across the country.
  • Chatting the Pictures: Trump Mt. Rushmore; Gun Waving St. Louis Couple; Racial Protest Self Portrait – Reading The Pictures

    Chatting the Pictures: Trump Mt. Rushmore; Gun Waving St. Louis Couple; Racial Protest Self Portrait
    Welcome to the latest edition of Chatting the Pictures. In each 10-minute webcast, co-hosts Michael Shaw, publisher of Reading the Pictures, and writer and historian, Cara Finnegan, discuss three prominent photos in the news. The program is broken into three segments: “The News,” “The Look,” and “The Pick.” “The News” examines a hard news image for its content value. “The Look” focuses on a news photo for its artistry and style. And “The Pick” asks what made a high profile photo so unique to editors or the public.