Photojournalism

Mark on October 3rd, 2008

James Nachtwey’s TED Prize talk in 2007 was one of the most inspirational I’ve seen. The wish he expressed at the end of his talk — “I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it, in a way that provides spectacular proof of […]

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Mark on August 24th, 2008

…for those who love photojournalism. Melissa Lyttle is in Denver for the Democrats’ gala do, shooting for herself. In a post that accompanies her first few photos, she writes: It’s great. No deadlines. No headaches. No pressure. With Melissa bringing her eye, art and craft to the DNC, working to her own aesthetic and not […]

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Mark on August 11th, 2008

Boston.com’s The Big Picture is featuring 29 photos from Georgia, Russia and South Ossetia and has done well in handling the images. Several of the photos show people who are either wounded or dead. But they’re not shown. Instead, you get a black rectangle, with a warning that the image contains graphic content, and the […]

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Mark on May 5th, 2008

Through Geoffrey Hiller I have discovered the Bombay Flying Club, one of the new breed of online storytelling sites, and what storytellers its documentarians are. Geoffrey, in an email that dropped into my box this morning, is no mean storyteller himself, so when he points to something, it’s worthwhile. Bucharest Below Ground is one of […]

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Mark on May 4th, 2008

DesiFest, a 10-hour celebration of south Asian music and dance, was held yesterday in Vancouver’s Gastown. I know The Vancouver Sun covered it: I saw their photog tramping around the stage, shooting. Last night, at 10 p.m., the Sun RSS feed pointed to a gallery of photos, but when I clicked the link just now […]

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Mark on April 2nd, 2008

How much has photojournalism changed? Here’s a preliminary list of the speakers and subjects for Photojournalism 2008 being held here in Vancouver April 18, 19 & 20 and hosted by the News Photographers Association of Canada. Luis Sinco / L.A Times – “Long-term multimedia projects” Rich Beckman / University of North Carolina – “Developing a […]

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Mark on April 4th, 2004

The consuming debate in journalism this week has been how the photos of the four Americans killed in Fallujah were handled by newspapers. Anyone who spent any time hitting Internet web sites last week knows there were any number of very graphic photos of the horrifying events that took place after the four were killed in a grenade attack.

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Mark on March 30th, 2004

Some of you know I love photography — as journalism, as art, as recreation. It was a delight to discover yet another blog to add to the list of daily reads

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Mark on March 28th, 2004

Some resources for the photographers and would-be photographers among you.

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Mark on March 16th, 2004

A new wrinkle in the debate over manipulation of photos: removing content that may offend readers.

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