Posts Tagged ‘photojournalism’

One Year Later, Poynter Tracked Down the Photojournalists Laid Off by the Sun-Times

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It was exactly one year ago today that the Chicago Sun-Times earned the photography community’s outrage and ridicule after laying off all 28 full-time photojournalists on the newspaper’s payroll.

Now that a year has passed and most have moved on from that sad chapter in their lives, Sam Kirkland over at Poynter decided to track down the former Sun-Times staffers and write up the photography equivalent of VH1′s old show Where Are They Now?. Read more…

TED Talk: ‘Vagabond Photojournalist’ Kitra Cahana on the Homeless and Hidden

What is ‘freedom’? This seems to be one of the main questions at the center of photojournalist Kitra Cahana’s recent TED Talk in which she tells the stories of the nomadic, homeless youth she spent many months documenting. Read more…

Photojournalism Minus the ‘Photo’: A Look Back at Newspapers Before Photography

There was a gap in time between the first newspapers and the rise of something called ‘photojournalism.” Photography was still in its infancy (or not even invented yet, in many cases) when many of the major newspapers came to be, and so the front page that would greet the informed citizen contained only words.

They’re eerie, crowded and overwhelming… and they’re a good reminder of why the words “photo” and “journalism,” when combined, create something pretty incredible. Read more…

Riding the Rails: A Chat with Documentary Photographer Michelle Frankfurter

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Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, MD. Before settling in the Washington, DC area, Frankfurter spent three years living in Nicaragua where she worked as a stringer for the British news agency, Reuters and with the human rights organization Witness For Peace documenting the effects of the contra war on civilians.

Since 2000, Frankfurter has concentrated on the border region between the United States and Mexico, and on themes of migration. Read more…

Nat Geo’s Amy Toensing On Vulnerability & Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Acclaimed photographer Amy Toensing recently sat down with National Geographic, for whom she is a frequent contributor, to talk about her craft and offer insights into the world of photojournalism. Read more…

Breaking News: 26-Year-Old Photographer Camille Lepage Killed in C. African Republic

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Heart-breaking news came out of Bangui, Central African Republic today. It has been confirmed that 26-year-old French photojournalist Camille Lepage, who we had the honor of interviewing just six months ago, has been killed while covering the ongoing crisis there. Read more…

Fascinating Slideshow of Gang Members Throughout History

As the reader who send this video in to us said, “Buzzfeed isn’t the normal source of photo interest stories.” Case in point, the top photo-related article on BuzzFeed’s home page as of this writing is, “19 Celebrity Prom Photos That Are Actually Super Adorable.”

The video above, however, is a wonderful breath-of-fresh-air exception to the BuzzFeed rule. Read more…

CNN iReport Invites Google Glass Owners to Become Citizen Journalists

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In a world where cell phone photography and videography is as prevalent as it is, CNN’s iReport has manage to become a fairly successful citizen journalism service, allowing users from across the globe to upload their eye-witness and breaking news. The service essentially crowdsources breaking news, but iReport is about to take it a step further than even the smartphone allows for. Read more…

‘Master Glass’ Series by the Toronto Star Goes BTS with Its Photographers

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In the world of photojournalism, especially sports journalism, photographers must be able to shoot in all types of lighting and environments, oftentimes needing to seize mere seconds of a few hour event to capture what’s needed. Doing this is never an easy task, and throughout their careers many photographers find their own little tweaks and quirks to get their workflow up and running.

To give us a behind the scenes look at how some of their photojournalists do it, the Toronto Star has created an entire series of videos called the “Master Glass” series.
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Why You Should Think About Hiring a Photojournalist to Document Your Wedding

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“Documentary wedding photography” is a style of photography which a small, but growing, number of couples are turning to for their wedding day. Of course, there have been photographers documenting life ever since there has been photography. In the last 10 years or so, more and more couples have decided against the traditional style of endless posed group photographs and portraits, and are commissioning photographers who do not direct or pose people during the day.

This style of wedding photography has attracted a fair number of news photographers and photojournalists, who have been doing exactly that in other areas of life. I’ve spent 16 years working as a photojournalist for The Times newspaper in London, and thought I’d post some pictures to illustrate how that experience has shaped how I now approach photographing a wedding.
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