Photojournalism is taking photos of events, such as war, and using the photos to tell the story. They sometimes add text, such as captions with the photos, but the photos are …basically what tell the story. (MORE)
The best school for photojournalism is Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Their school of Visual Communications which offers a major in photojournalism produces elite students w…ho win many contests and excel in their careers upon graduating. (MORE)
Photojournalism is defined as: Journalism in which a news story is presented primarily through photographs with supplementary written copy. (From the American HeritageÂ® …Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition 2006.) "Supplementary written copy" may be as simple as photo captions in what is called a photo essay, in which a series of photographs are made of a single subject, for example, homelessness. Photojournalism is important because of the principle of one picture being worth a thousand words. This is not necessarily always true, but humans are visual beings. Often it's far easier, and has far more impact, to show a photograph than try to describe what's happening in a news story. An example is a woman crying over a flag draped casket. She is touching her forehead to the coffin and the pain on her face is palpable. The picture needs no caption to tell the story. You see it and are moved, whether the woman is wife, mother or sister. A loved one has fallen in battle and she is aggrieved. You not only see it, you are also affected by it. And, it has just taken me 183 words to describe what photojournalism is and why it is important. (MORE)
Photojournalism implies a connection with the Press- magazines or Newspapers- the more modern Digital camera of vanguard service here. Photography is an art form in its own ri…ght- Gina Lollobrigida is a commercial photographer, but not, strictly speaking a photojournalist. Newspaper photographers such as the fictional Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen could be classed as Photojournalists as they work for the papers. (MORE)
"A picture is worth a thousand words" should be the motto of the photojournalist. It certainly is what they are all about. Who can ever forget some of the most memorable photo…s of the 20th century? It was the photo journalist who brought us the horror of the holocaust, the joy of the sailor who returned home and the faces of the world. We have been a part of history through the eyes of a camera lens..
Photo-journalism is almost as old as the camera itself. The first photo journalist was Carol Szathmari who did documentary photos of the Crimean War in the 1850's. It was Matthew Brady who really should have the title of Greatest photojournalist of the 19th century. His photos of the Civil War were made into engravings and published in Harpers Weekly. They are no less poignant today than they were when he took them over 150 years ago.He brought to life the main players in the Civil War. If it wasn't for him we would not have seen the care worn face of Abraham Lincoln or the meeting of the great generals. It took until the 1880's for photographs to be published in newspapers. The invention of the flash powder allowed photography to go indoors added a whole new dimension to the ability of the photojournalist to tell his story with pictures. It wasn't until the flash bulb was invented along with the 35mm camera that photojournalism really took off. The period between the 1930's and the 1950's is called the Golden Age of photojournalism. Henri Cartier Bresson is called by many the Father of modern photojournalism. He isn't the only one who has been given this title but he certainly is deserving. His photos have taken us from Africa in the 1920's, to the Spanish Civil War, Gandhi just hours before his assassination and the liberation of Paris. During the 1920's Germany was at the forefront of photojournalism through its magazines Munchner Illustrated Presse and Berliner Illustrirte Presse. They began printing candid photos of politicians and other people of interest to the public. Cameras had become small enough to be sneaked into places they would never have been able to go before. In American Look and Life picked up the cue and dished up full page photos to bring the world to their readers. It took a while for America to catch up with the idea of the candid shot but eventually it became the norm. The 1950's saw one of the most famous roving photojournalist of all, Jackie Bouvier. She could be found roving the streets of Washington DC looking for an interesting photo, story or handsome senator. Today the word paparazzi has replaced the photojournalist in the common jargon. It has also come to be considered an invasive and frightening occupation. These celebrity seekers have placed a cloud over what has been a long history of exemplary work, often under dangerous and trying conditions. It is time that magazines and newspapers refuse to buy these photos and that readers refuse to purchase publications that print them. They cheapen the work of the great photojournalists who follow the real stories around the world. (MORE)
Journalism and photojournalism gather and process news and information related to news to present to an audience. Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism that uses …images to tell a news story. (MORE)