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A basic introduction to photojournalism.

A basic introduction to photojournalism.


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  • 1. Photojournalism By Nithin nithinkalorth@gmail.com
  • 2. Definition • Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story.
  • 3. 2 types basically • 1. Photo support the story. • 2. Photo itself become the story.
  • 4. 2 golden words • 1. Honest • 2. Impartial
  • 5. Features • Timeliness — the images have meaning in the context of a recently published record of events. • Objectivity — the situation implied by the images is a fair and accurate representation of the events they depict in both content and tone. • Narrative — the images combine with other news elements to make facts relatable to the viewer or reader on a cultural level.
  • 6. Little bit on history • The first photojournalist was Carol Szathmari (Romanian painter, lithographer, and photographer) who did pictures in the Crimean War (between Russia and Ottoman Empire, 1853 to 1856).
  • 7. • On March 4, 1880, The Daily Graphic (New York)published the first halftone (rather than engraved) reproduction of a news photograph. • Halftone : the technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing.
  • 8. • Photographers were used to make public relations during war time.
  • 9. Golden age • (1930s–1950s), Magazines • Picture Post (London) • Paris Match (Paris) • Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung (Berlin) • Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung (Berlin) • Life (USA) • Look (USA) • Sports Illustrated (USA)
  • 10. • Newspapers • The Daily Mirror (London), • New York Daily News(New York) • Photographers • Robert Capa, • Alfred Eisenstaedt • Margaret Bourke-White • W. Eugene Smith
  • 11. The rise of the photo agencies • In 1947 a few famous photographers founded the international photographic cooperative Magnum Photos. • In 1989 Corbis Corporation • In 1993 Getty Images were founded. These powerful image libraries sell the rights to photographs and other still images.