Hello, I am a student journalist at the college of the north atlantic, and welcome to my blog. Photojournalism is a strong passion and the photos can inspire the world. In this blog I hope to tackle a few issues revolving around photojournalism, primarily the ethics of publishing potentially harmful photos. This blog will also serve as a way to share some of my own photos.
In future blog posts I’ll be discussing works by Robert Capa, Henrie Cartier-Bresson and various images by other photojournalists.
Photojournalists will -some times- travel across the world for a photo shoot. The images they can get from these adventures can provide hefty context to a situation that some people have distanced themselves from. A photo from James Nachtwey of multiple children with deformities, a woman laying on her death-bed with a look of surrealism can inspire and connect the viewer to the subject in the photograph. In this regard, photojournalists have shown themselves to have a wealth of power. With this wealth of power photojournalists have a standard to which their held, not only by their viewers but their peers as well. Photojournalists have to hold themselves to a high standard, they ethically do not stage photos and use very minimal editing (burning, cropping, dodging and editing the levels of the photo,) but the moments captured still tell the story the journalist wants it to tell. What do you think about the standard of photojournalists, do you think that the standards they have to live up to fit the power they hold?
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