Posts Tagged ‘photojournalism’

This Photo of China’s President in the Rain Just Won the Country’s Equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize

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This photograph of Chinese President Xi Jinping is more than a snapshot captured in the rain: today it was awarded China’s highest photojournalism prize, the National News Award. The award is known as China’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.
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Film Challenge: Photojournalist Tries to Shoot a Day’s Worth of Assignments on Film

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to shoot film as a photojournalist today? Well, now you have your answer. In the video above, The Camera Store challenged Calgary Sun photojournalist Mike Drew to see if it was even remotely possible to shoot a day’s worth of assignments with only film anymore.

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The Washington Post Unveils Its New ‘In Sight’ Photo Blog

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Following in the footsteps of the New York Times’ Lens Blog, The Washington Post has launched something called In Sight: a photoblog focused on presenting the world through visual narratives. Read more…

AFP Will No Longer Accept Photos from Freelancers Putting Themselves in Harm’s Way in Syria

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Freelance photojournalists traveling to rebel-held areas in Syria and putting themselves in serious danger of being kidnapped and/or killed will no longer be able to have their work published by Agence France Presse (AFP). Read more…

Citizen Photojournalism Game Shows That Framing Shots Differently Changes the Story

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More so than ever before, it’s regular citizens with camera phones who are breaking the news… or in some cases shaping the news. And it’s this topic, hot on the heels of the protests in Ferguson, MO, that developer Nicky Case decided to tackle in a powerfully simple game. Read more…

Photojournalist’s Helmet Cam Takes You Behind the Scenes in Ferguson as Police Tear Gas Protesters

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If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to be there, taking pictures in Ferguson, MO as protesters and police continue to clash, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is happy to oblige.

On Monday night, they ‘embedded’ photographer David Carson (yes, the same photojournalist who was attacked by protesters) with the police tactical team in Ferguson, GoPro mounted and recording on his helmet. Read more…

Embarrassed to Photograph Ferguson

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I’ve spent the past week down in Ferguson, MO covering the protests and police response. What I never expect was to find myself embarrassed to photograph but it happened on Tuesday 8/19/14. Read more…

Photography, Authority and Race

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I am troubled by what I have seen.

In recent weeks, we have witnessed terrible, on-going episodes within our borders through photos and video that speak volumes about the tragedy of race. Racism is as old as human history, and there is a long, rich history of capturing race conflicts in the US by photographers like Charles Moore, Bruce Davidson, Gordon Parks and others.

But in this post 9/11 world, the balance of power has shifted towards authority — militarized officers outfitted with high-powered machine guns and body armor straight out of central casting for a Michael Bay film who seemingly police differently depending on the color of your skin. Read more…

Destroying the Creative ‘Monsters’ and Overcoming the Immature Mindset that Nearly Killed Me

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I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who is trekking through the process. I’m not sitting on a high horse. I can’t even afford a horse.

It is often said that you have to be partially insane to be a creative. I’m not sure if that idea is influenced by the odd forms of modern art, or if someone recognized the risk of choosing fields with high unemployment rates.

By dealing with the emotional roller coaster of being a creative, I have in fact, gone a bit crazy. Read more…

New Zealand Newspaper Makes ‘Appalling’ Front Page Photo Mistake by Using Facebook

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In the age of social media, major publications frequently source photos from Facebook or Twitter profiles. But as the NZ Herald recently discovered, this can lead to major, embarrassing mistakes. Read more…