Category: Photojournalism

  • Gray Matters: Don’t burn your bridges.

    Gray Matters: Don’t burn your bridges.: “One of my more gregarious coworkers started what can only be characterized as a rant. He talked about his belief that newspapers are a vital part of our democracy. He talked about how we have strayed from our mission, chasing after every shiny object that comes our way. He…

  • Best Seat in the House | The Seattle Times

    Best Seat in the House | The Seattle Times, Rod Mar: “I had such a blast at what ended up as the final Seahawks game of the season. Snow, the playoffs, a natural grass field, and Green Bay’s legendary Lambeau Field all made for an incredible environment in which to shoot photos. As many of…

  • family/friends: bosses

    family/friends: bosses: “i do not have a boss anymore….i never did like having a boss, but i pretty much always got along with them anyway….respect…authority….needed a job….. you are looking at my first two bosses…in reverse order….Robert E. Gilka, left, former Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine and Rich Clarkson, former Director of Photography…

  • PAM PLATT: Flurry over a photo prompts explanation

    PAM PLATT: Flurry over a photo prompts explanation: “Some of the comments registered by angry, offended and/or baffled readers: ‘Awful,’ ‘an embarrassment,’ ‘horrible decision,’ ‘poor judgment,’ ‘distasteful,’ ‘a mystery’ and ‘shame on you.’ I have to admit I was a little baffled by the response. Aren’t sports the province of the ubiquitous fanny pat? Aren’t…

  • Bruce kicks photographer, takes oath : Updates : The Rocky Mountain News

    Bruce kicks photographer, takes oath : Updates : The Rocky Mountain News: “But his patience snapped as photographers from the Rocky and Denver Post crouched before him to shoot his picture as he stood for the House’s morning prayer. Bruce told Rocky photographer Javier Manzano ‘Don’t do that again,’ and then gave him a swift…

  • Local News | Weyerhaeuser, environmentalists argue logging’s effect on floods | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Local News | Weyerhaeuser, environmentalists argue logging’s effect on floods | Seattle Times Newspaper: “The Seattle Times photograph, by Steve Ringman, was taken with a 20-mm wide-angle lens a few days after the storm hit. At the hearing, Weyerhaeuser’s Godbout said the slope looked less steep when seen from a different perspective, and — on…

  • The four best online and multimedia professional journalism groups | Will Sullivan’s Journerdism

    The four best online and multimedia professional journalism groups | Will Sullivan’s Journerdism: “Now, on to The Four: * The Online News Association * The National Press Photographer Association * The Society for News Design * Sports Shooter”

  • Canon Professional Network

    Canon Professional Network

    There are profiles of six photographers on Canon Europe’s professional website. Most interesting to me was the profile of Swedish photojournalist Per-Anders Pettersson, who has been doing fascinating work from the Congo (that’s his photograph above), where millions of people have died in conflict since 1997 with almost no international attention. You can read Pettersson’s…

  • BEARING WITNESS TO GENOCIDE

    BEARING WITNESS TO GENOCIDE

    SF Gate: Rotting corpses, starving babies, burned-out villages. Those aren’t the kinds of images kids at San Anselmo’s Sir Francis Drake High School usually see when they crowd into the gym for an assembly. But they got an eyeful one recent morning when Mark Brecke, a resourceful San Francisco photographer who’s spent a decade documenting…

  • The long awaited… Magnum Photos Blog

    The long awaited… Magnum Photos Blog

    Journal of a Photographer: I was assigned to create the Magnum Blog… The first step back home was to do a layout and design for it. Once the design was ready I started the technical implementation. That proved to be a bigger challenge then I expected. I mean this was not the first blog I…

  • Contact Press Images:

    Contact Press Images:

    Digital Journalist: Contact Press Images celebrated 30 years of remarkable photography in 2006. Founded by Robert Pledge and David Burnett in 1976, the agency has maintained its involvement with humanitarian and human-rights issues. This involves the responsibility to understand an issue and see that it could have consequences beyond the borders of one’s own town,…

  • Seeing Red in Venezuela

    Seeing Red in Venezuela

    Ramin Rahimian, Digital Journalist: Being a citizen and a journalist from the U.S. worked in my favor and against me. In a busy deli in downtown Caracas, close to the capitol – a heavily Chavista area – I was approached by a middle-aged man wearing the party’s traditional red T-shirt. He was belligerent and seemed…

  • Pulp Nonfiction, Ripped From the Tabloids

    Pulp Nonfiction, Ripped From the Tabloids

    NYT: Enrique Metinides photographed his first dead body before he was 12. It was as if he had caught a fever, because after that he couldn’t stop. For years while he slept he kept his radio in Mexico City tuned to emergency stations so that he could be awakened by the latest news of disaster.…

  • A Dark Room

    A Dark Room

    Yana Poskova on SportsShooter: On my last day, I printed each doctor and patient a photograph. Many had never before possessed one. As I watched patients tape the pictures above their beds, I leaned against the peeling wall in solitude with my thoughts. I had slowly realized that while this experience taught me much about…

  • Todd Heisler To Join New York Times Staff

    Todd Heisler To Join New York Times Staff

    PDN: Todd Heisler, a Rocky Mountain News photographer who won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for his “Final Salute” photo essay, will join the photo staff of The New York Times. Heisler, who starts in December, fills one of two staff photography openings at the Times. Recently, Ting Li Wang left to work…

  • Andrea Modica & Newsweek

    Andrea Modica & Newsweek

    Alec Soth: But Modica wasn’t the only one assigned to the story. The much more prominent full-page intro has the following photo illustration: This use of photography brings the medium down to the lowest common denominator. What is the point? If anything it pushes me away from reading the story. I understand that weekly news…

  • Photojournalism in the Age of Scrutiny

    Ken Irby, Poynter: The Times has very clear guidelines in place that prohibit image manipulation without clear cause and disclosure: Photography and Images. Images in our pages that purport to depict reality must be genuine in every way. No people or objects may be added, rearranged, reversed, distorted or removed from a scene (except for…

  • Magnum Photographer Paolo Pellegrin Injured In Lebanon

    PDN: Photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin of Magnum Photos was one of several people injured in an Aug. 6 missile attack in southern Lebanon. Pellegrin and reporter Scott Anderson were traveling together in Tyre on assignment for The New York Times Magazine. They were treated for their injuries and now are back at work in Lebanon. “They’re…

  • Eddie Adams Workshop

    From the Eddie Adams Workshop: Congratulations to the following 100 students and professionals who will attend Barnstorm XIX this year. Click a name to see images from their portfolios. Here.

  • Tall J

    Tall J

    From the Tall J blog: This is an older photo but I wanted to put this up here. I love this one. I shot it on tri-x with an old FM2 that I bought from Ravell Call at the Deseret Morning News. That camera was beat up pretty bad. The rewind knob was broken off…