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A comprehensive text offers coverage of news, features, sports, politics, and contemporary issues and includes interviews with leading professionals, technical illustrations, and summaries of the latest research in the field.
The World's Top Photographers: Photojournalism presents an awe-inspiring showcase of the very best in era-defining photographs from around the world. Not only is it a beautiful and thought-provoking collection, but it also provides a compelling record of some of the key moments in recent world history. Although there are many single images that encapsulate an event, the photojournalists who go to such lengths to capture the shot often remain under the radar. The latest in the successful World's Top Photographers series pays homage to the portfolios of the world's leading photojournalists, celebrating work that is by turns gritty, provocative, beautiful and often shocking. All this is combined with incisive interviews with the photographers, revealing the stories behind each individual shot and providing greater insight into the human stories behind them. From battlefields and civil unrest to the highest achievements of human endeavour, The World's Top Photographers: Photojournalism brings together a collection of current events that have defined our times.
Updated throughout to reflect recent technological advances and changes, Photojournalism: Content & Technique, second edition, continues the commitment to contemporary coverage. Your students will learn about the principles, tools, and techniques needed to become effective photojournalists. Like the previous edition, parts and chapters progress logically from beginning to more advanced ideas, yet each chapter functions as an independent unit giving you greater flexibility in the classroom.
Originally published in 1991. "A photojournalist is a mixture of a cool, detached professional and a sensitive, involved citizen. The taking of pictures is much more than F-stops and shutter speeds. The printing of pictures is much more than chemical temperatures and contrast grades. The publishing of pictures is much more than cropping and size decisions. A photojournalist must always be aware that the technical aspects of the photographic process are not the primary concerns." This book addresses ethics in photojournalism in depth, with sections on the philosophy in the discipline, on pictures of victims or disaster scenes, on privacy rights and on altering images. As important and interesting today as when it was first in print.
Nothing has more power to communicate the destruction and despair of our time than the documentary photograph. The Tiananmen Square massacre, the Kent State shootings, the Kennedy assassination, the civil rights movement - these events have been indelibly etched in the minds of Americans through the work of photojournalists. In Truth Needs No Ally, Howard Chapnick, one of the giants of contemporary photojournalism, offers a historical, philosophical, pragmatic, and inspiring look at the profession. From the exhilarating early years of LIFE and Look magazines, through the explosion of photographic technology, Howard Chapnick takes us through the fascinating history of documentary photography. He discusses the modern capacities for computerized manipulation of photos and argues passionately for unflinching ethical standards on the part of photographers and editors alike. Filled with lively anecdotes from the author's fifty-year career and written in an engaging, personal style, Truth Needs No Ally covers myriad practical, creative, and ethical issues, including professional conduct, challenges facing women and minorities in photojournalism, developing a portfolio, cultivating a personal style, and government manipulation of the media. With dozens of photographs - many in color - representing photographic journalism at its best, Truth Needs No Ally is the definitive book on photojournalism by a master of the craft.
PHOTOJOURNALISM: AN INTRODUCTION is a richly illustrated book that encourages aspiring photojournalists to communicate to readers the most appropriate truth fairly represented, though an eye-catching personal style, with technical proficiency, within legal and ethical and taste restrictions, and with an appreciation of some of what came before in photography and photojournalism.PHOTOJOURNALISM: AN INTRODUCTION reaches out to bring your students the commentary of some of the most talented visually oriented journalistic professionals of contemporary and past times. A wealth of photographs is reproduced to illustrate points, serve as examples of what others have done, and stimulate students to visually communicate in an eye-catching and effective way. Taken as a whole, these images are a portfolio of some of the best photojournalism anywhere.
The traditional approach to studying American photojournalism explains the what and who of photojournalism -- what events and developments occurred, what notable images were taken, and who took them. Without neglecting those concerns, American Photojournalism emphasizes the why.
If everyone with a smartphone can be a citizen photojournalist, who needs professional photojournalism? This rather flippant question cuts to the heart of a set of pressing issues, where an array of impassioned voices may be heard in vigorous debate. While some of these voices are confidently predicting photojournalism's impending demise as the latest casualty of internet-driven convergence, others are heralding its dramatic rebirth, pointing to the democratisation of what was once the exclusive domain of the professional. Regardless of where one is situated in relation to these stark polarities, however, it is readily apparent that photojournalism is being decisively transformed across shifting, uneven conditions for civic participation in ways that raise important questions for journalism’s forms and practices in a digital era. This book's contributors identify and critique a range of factors currently recasting photojournalism's professional ethos, devoting particular attention to the challenges posed by the rise of citizen journalism. This book was originally published as two special issues, in Digital Journalism and Journalism Practice.