• 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.
2 types basically
• 1. Photo support the story.
• 2. Photo itself become the story.
• 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.
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).
• On March 4, 1880, The Daily Graphic (New
York)published the first halftone (rather than
engraved) reproduction of a news
• Halftone : the technique that
simulates continuous tone imagery through
the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape
or in spacing.
• Photographers were used to make public
relations during war time.
• (1930s–1950s), Magazines
• Picture Post (London)
• Paris Match (Paris)
• Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung (Berlin)
• Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung (Berlin)
• Life (USA)
• Look (USA)
• Sports Illustrated (USA)
• The Daily Mirror (London),
• New York Daily News(New York)
• Robert Capa,
• Alfred Eisenstaedt
• Margaret Bourke-White
• W. Eugene Smith
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.