Have advanced camera phones stunted our abilities to recognize professional photography?
In the wake of mass layoffs of photographers from major news organizations like the Chicago Sun Times and Sports Illustrated, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) wanted to find out whether or not typical newspaper readers preferred — or could even tell the difference between — photos shot by professional photographers and those contributed by amateur shutterbugs. The results, contained in the newly released scientific Eyetracking Photojournalism Study and commissioned by the NPPA, were the topic of a SXSW panel, “Who’s Driving the Extinction of Pro Photographers?” They should surprise no one...(READ ARTICLE)
- First behind the camera: Photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals: READ STORY
- Two of a Kind: Alice Austen and Jessie Tarbox Beals: READ STORY
- Jessie Tarbox Beals: En Espanol
Carnival Strippers by Susan Meiselas from Magnum Photos on Vimeo.
Lynsey Addario : "One of my goals as a photographer is to motivate people to act" | Behind the lens from Getty Images on Vimeo.
Too Young to Wed: Destaye from TooYoungtoWed on Vimeo.
"Where Women Rule"
Finally, I discussed a few of strong women journalists in leadership who I had the good fortune to work with and learn from during my six years as a photographer and deputy photo director at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida. It was a much different (much larger) newspaper then, owned by The New York Times. American Journalism Review wrote about Diane McFarlin, Janet (Weaver) Coats, Rosemary Armao and, one of my biggest influences, Sara Quinn: READ HERE. (via American Journalism Review)
"Photography is a complex and challenging art and craft that requires talent and knowledge, but that doesn’t stop some people from treating them like free photo dispensers. That’s why Italian designer Luca Masini created the aptly named “What Not To Say To Photographers” image series." SEE IMAGES via Bored Panda