photojournalism

The Thai Nursery Massacre and the Ethics of Reporting on Tragedies

“First do no harm…” Sometimes I think that there should be a Hippocratic oath for journalists due to the extremely sensitive stories that we sometimes encounter, and if there were such a text, it should start with those preceding four words.

Photojournalism: A Complete Guide

Photojournalism tells a story not in thousands of words but in a series of photos. Just as a written news story presents a complete picture by providing an overview, a thesis, subjects, and various points of view, photojournalism achieves this same objective pictographically.

dan rios

Photographer Donates a Million Photos of San Diego to Local Library

A local San Diego newspaper photographer has donated his entire collection of photographs taken during his career to a local university library. Dan Rios studied photography at a local community college, before working at the Escondido Advocate and the North County Times newspapers from 1968 to 2001.

How to Create a Photo Essay

The photographic essay, also called a photo essay or photo story, is a powerful way for photographers to tell a story with their images. If you are interested in creating your own photo essay, this article will guide you through the whole process, from finding a story to shoot to the basics of crafting your first visual narrative.

Photographer ‘Disappointed’ That NBC Edited Lia Thomas Photos

NBC has sparked criticism for airing edited photos of transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas that softened the athlete's facial features. The photographer behind one of the photos says she is "surprised and disappointed" at what was done to her original shots.

Kharkiv, Ukraine March 2022

How Journalists Decide Which Sensitive War Photos Get Published

Since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, nary a day goes by without the press publishing distressing war images, from slightly upsetting to the downright graphic. But, how do newsrooms decide on which war photos will get to see the front page and which ones will be shelved?

Slater King Photography

The World Needs Photographers Now More Than Ever

Who are you, when you’re holding your camera in your hands? You're likely less distracted, or less anxious. Maybe you're more aware, or more alive. But now that we are here, looking out over the smoking ruins of a year that has hardly begun, what should we do?