advent of photojournalism allowed newspaper
and weeklies to reproduce photographs in a
commercially feasible way. The older models of
engraving photographs was too time consuming and
extremely costly. Advancements in mechanical
operations and gaining popularity allowed
photojournalism to be considered an art.
or Sketch Artists were previously used
for newspapers and weeklies, though seldom.
Pioneering photojournalists were employed for
temporary events and profits only came from
years from 1890 to the beginning of the first
World War can be identified as the formative period
Three Elements of Photojournalism on the rise
Used since 1867, but only made feasible in large
circulation newspapers between 1889-1890.
there were less than 100 pictures per week, by
1910 that number had sky rocketed to 900
Halftone technology was critiqued to either give an
illusion of reality or the quality that it captures reality
By 1900 large corps of press photographers existed along with the
steady growth of news imagery
Modern photojournalism has been said to have 'arrived' in 1900,
with trivial incidents now making an appearance
photojournalists now seen as highly privileged witnesses of events.
Now platforms arranged for press so they can get optimal viewpoint.
Spanish-American War first major armed conflict in history to be
depicted by photographers
Jimmy Hare first celebrity photographer
the emergence of agencies to distribute
Sinking of the Titanic