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Photojournalism

  1. 1. PHOTOJOURNALISM
  2. 2. What is Photojournalism?Photojournalism is a form of a collection,a presentation of images in news for thegeneral public. Images create news all ontheir own.
  3. 3. Power of Image Universal language Empowers the moment Narrative in an instant Can trump text
  4. 4. Difference BetweenPhotography and PhotojournalismPhotography- Which image get used andhow images are constructedPhotojournalism- Adhere to ethics, imagesof a story, reporting the images to public
  5. 5. Who is Photojournalist?A photojournalist can send ripples acrossthe world with the publication of an iconicphotograph, an agent for social change
  6. 6. Qualities of Photojournalism Timeliness Objectivity Narrative
  7. 7. HistoryThe beginnings of photojournalism occurredin the middle of the 18th centuryPossible by printing and photographyinventions that occurred between 1880 and1897
  8. 8. First PhotojournalistCarol SzathmariRomanian Photographer(1812-1887)Did pictures in the Crimean War (betweenRussia and Turkey, 1853 to 1856).
  9. 9. Crimean War
  10. 10. First Photo PrintEntitled “ A Scene in ShantyTown”First halftone photo printed in the Daily Graphic(New York) March 4, 1880
  11. 11. Golden Age (1930 to 1950) Huge readerships and reputations largely onuse of photography Picture Post (London) Life (USA) Paris Match (Paris) The Daily Mirror (London) The Daily Graphic (N.Y)
  12. 12. World Famous Photojournalist Jacob August Riis Mathew B. Brady Margaret Bourke-White Charls Porter Robert Capa
  13. 13.  Harry Benson Chip Berlet Felice Beato Roger Fenton James NachtweyContd..
  14. 14. Professional Organizations The Dennish Union of Press Photographers1912 Pressfotografernas Klubb, Sweden (1930) The National Press Photographers Association(NPPA) 1946
  15. 15. Awards in Photojournalism Pulitzer Prizes, 1968 World Press Photo Best of Photojournalism Pictures of the year The press photographers’Year
  16. 16. Impact of New Technology Box Camera 35 mm Leica cameraDigital Cameras Film negative Memory Card
  17. 17. Father of ModernPhotojournalismHenri Cartier BressonFrench Photojournalist(1908-2004)
  18. 18. Digitalization of Photojournalism Picture taking Picture processing
  19. 19. Picture Taking Photographer based technique Equipment based technique Subject based technique
  20. 20. Picture Processing Adobe Photoshop widely used
  21. 21. Photojournalism Standards Be accurate and comprehensive in therepresentation of subjects Avoid own biasness Respect and dignity for all subjects Do not intentionally contribute to alter, orseek to alter or influence events
  22. 22. Contd.. Maintain the integrity of the photo-graphic images’ content and contextDon’t give reward to sources or subjectsfor participation or information Don’t accept gifts who influence thecoverage
  23. 23. Basic Responsibilities Trustee for the public Brain-storming with journalists Consulting with photo editors Developing film
  24. 24.  Editing photos Scheduling photo sessions Writing the photo captionContd..
  25. 25. Photojournalism in India Photography came to India in the 1840s By 1869 all the Presidencies of theStates of Bombay and Madras hadsponsored photographers for snappingIndian views in the field
  26. 26. First Women PhotojournalistHomai Vyarawalla
  27. 27. India’s Photojournalists Manobina Roy Indira Dey Kulwant Roy Kishor Parekh Altaf Qadri Priyam Dhar
  28. 28. Photojournalist Says.. “We should give the readers a truth of thesituation as being honest.” Flip Schulke “Our understanding both intellectually andemotionally the person or situation not justobjective point of view, we are involved withsoul.”- Gary Hershorn
  29. 29. Photojournalism is our windowto the world around us
  30. 30. Thank You!Ms. Megha GuptaMs. Rashi WaliaMr. Sijin Varghese

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