Revisit: What is photojournalism anyway?

An older article found via Joerg Colberg’s Conscientious blog, What is Photojournalism anyway?, is well worth revisiting.

“Just like print journalism, there’s a large variety of what people can do. There are people who spend an afternoon at the scene of a bank robbery, and there are people who spend a few months undercover, working menial jobs to see if you can get by if your job is with Walmart or Target. Those are two extremes, but what journalism actually is is not defined by the journalist who spends an hour or two on a story that people will forget about the day after, and it’s not defined by the journalist who, after spending months in cheap motels then sits down to write a book – it’s defined by each and every one of these journalistic activities.”

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