Understanding Photojournalism explores the interface between theory and practice at the heart of photojournalism, mapping out the critical questions that photojournalists and picture editors consider in their daily practice and placing these in context. Outlining the history and theory of photojournalism, this textbook explains its historical and contemporary development; who creates, selects and circulates images; and the ethics, aesthetics and politics of the practice. Carefully chosen, international case studies represent a cross section of key photographers, practices and periods within photojournalism, enabling students to understand the central questions and critical concepts. Illustrated with a range of photographs and case material, including interviews with contemporary photojournalists, this book is essential reading for students taking university and college courses on photography within a wide range of disciplines and includes an annotated guide to further reading and a glossary of terms to further expand your studies.
Table of Contents
1. What is Photojournalism?2. The History and Development of Photojournalism3. The Nature of Photojournalism Today4. Roles and Identities5. Ethics6. Aesthetics7. The Single Image and the Photo Story8. Photojournalism and the Democratic CitizenGlossary Annotated Guide to Further ReadingBibliography
Jennifer Good is Senior Lecturer in the History & Theory of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. University of the Arts, London, UK.Paul Lowe is Course Leader of the Masters programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK.