The world of photojournalism has changed but photojournalists do not seem to have noticed.
The world of photojournalism has changed but photojournalists do not seem to have noticed. Either schooled by tired teachers repeating the same outdated mantra to wide-eyed students or self-taught by blindly following obsolete rules, they are hitting a wall of incomprehension and misunderstanding. The result is an unhealthy combination of painful frustration and very poor reach. Change is long overdue and for this purpose, here are some preliminary elements for a better understanding.
The French Association of Women Journalists (AFJ) and Canon France are launching, with Images Evidence, the eighth Canon Female Photojournalist Award.
The Award is open to professional women photojournalists of any age and nationality and is supported by Le Figaro Magazine. It is presented every year during the Visa pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan, France. Canon France grants the winning photographer €8,000 to help her complete a photojournalistic project.