How to Start a Photo Magazine in a Pandemic - PhotoShelter Blog

The past few decades have been unkind to photo magazines. Many industry stalwarts have gone defunct, while others have moved to online editions only. Ironically, many photographers still believe in the photographic print, even though they might contend th

In January, I chatted with renown photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke who had just announced the creation of The Curious Society, a large format photo magazine featuring the work of some of the world’s best photojournalists and documentary photographers. The goal wasn’t only to publish a visual tour de force on a quarterly basis, but to also pay photographers a traditional space rate that made producing such work economically viable.

The Difficulties One Woman Faced to Become a Photojournalist in Somalia

A woman Somalian photojournalist shares her experiences of working in what is traditionally a man's world.

Breaking through the barriers of cultural and gender norms in Somalia, Fardosa Hussein shares what it took for her to be able to practice what she is passionate about — photography, videography, and journalism — in a place where such a career is viewed with hostility and is, at times, dangerous for women.

“Photographers are the ones who see everything”

Reuters photojournalist Adnan Abidi on shooting Delhi’s COVID-19 crisis

Sometimes people say these photos are beautiful, but I just want to show people what’s happening. Right now you don’t want to show people how good you are, with composition or whatever. What matters is how well you can convey the message through your pictures that it’s not safe out here. If people see my pictures on social, maybe they will be more cautious. Photographers are the ones who see everything—hospital, graveyards, cremation grounds.

Scenes from Work as Photojournalists are Increasingly Caught Up in the Protest Field - Reading The Pictures

These photos of Columbian photographer Luis Robayo demonstrate how much photojournalists can be absorbed by the protests they cover.

That’s how AFP photographer Luis Robayo captions two Instagram posts featuring recent images of himself on assignment covering protests in Columbia (1, 2). The protests started in opposition to a tax reform bill and then quickly escalated into expressions of outrage against police violence, government corruption, a poorly handled pandemic, and increasing poverty.

Industry Insights: Ron Haviv on the changing landscape of conflict photography | 1854 Photography

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 ag

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

While overall hate crime dipped in 2020, hate crime against Asians increased dramatically in a number of cities around the country. That trend has unfortunately continued into the early parts of 2021, most visibly manifesting itself with the killing of 8

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

False and varying claims about documentary images made by Candida Höfer and Dorothea Lange ultimately create a deeply malleable “unsettled subject.”

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

Rick Egan, a staff photographer for The Salt Lake Tribune since 1984, has spent the majority of his life documenting SLC in photographs.

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

In 2020, swaths of our planet were ravaged by wildfires and hurricanes as global temperatures soured. The Australian bushfire crisis killed or displaced almost three billion animals, and California experienced…

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

Reporters and photographers who are no strangers to conflict are among those assigned to what is usually a day of pageantry.

“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

Reporters and photojournalists assigned to cover the Electoral College vote count found themselves thrust into a riot against Congress, and found themselves attacked as well.

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

Congress was on break when Tom Williams, a photographer for CQ Roll Call, stepped out of the House chamber to file some shots of the vote to certify the election. Then he noticed something out a window facing east: a skirmish between dozens of cops and

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

The Observer picture editor reflects on the evolution of photojournalism as he bows out after nearly 30 years

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.