Sunday, June 24, 2007

Photojournalism (2): Elements of photojournalism, with videos

Elements of photojournalism (from Wikipedia)

1. Timeliness — the images have meaning in the context of a recently published record of events.

2. Objectivity — the situation implied by the images is a fair and accurate representation of the events they depict in both content and tone.

3. Narrative — the images combine with other news elements to make facts relatable to the viewer or reader on a cultural level.

Elements of Photojournalism

The best photographs in photojournalism, 1943 to the present, from Pictures of the Year International (POYi)

Best of POYi from Pictures of the Year on Vimeo.

Relevant articles and downloads on photojournalism

Stacy Pearsall, combat photographer for the US Air Force:

“By the time I was considered to be combat ready, I was aerial qualified and had attended ground survival and evasion courses, prisoner of war training, water survival school and close quarters combat training.”

“From the age of 21 to the age of 27, I captured over 500,000 images from over 41 different countries. I was considered the best photographer in the military and was the first woman to have won the Military Photographer of the Year twice.” (Read the complete article or download sample pages from her book.)


The Definition of Photojournalism: Looking at Ethics in Photojournalism; Basic Principles of Photojournalism; Photojournalism Careers: Looking at Photojournalism Degree Requirements; Photojournalism Photography: Capturing Events (Pre-Shooting); Preparing for Your First Shoot as a Photojournalist


A Photojournalist’s Field Guide: In the Trenches with Stacy Pearsall (58 sample pages; 6.97 MB); Photojournalism Curriculum Guide – Texas Association of Journalism Educators (16 pages; 119.84 KB); Photojournalism history (42 slides; 36.33 MB); History of Photojournalism - Legacy Student Media (34 slides; 2.91 MB); Photojournalism in the U.S. and Germany: A Comparative View (44 slides; 2.92 MB)

Photojournalism videos

The history of photojournalism by David Hoffman

The Power of Photojournalism

7 Photojournalism Tips by Reuters Photographer Damir Sagolj (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Photography Techniques: Photojournalism Tips From Ed Kashi (Advancing Your Photography)

Documentary Photography: Tips & Advice by Daniel Milnor (Advancing Your Photography)

The Best Of Photography Awards Pulitzer, World Press

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