Tag: photo journalism

Becoming a photo journalist – despite all obstacles

When we think of a photo journalist, most of us have the same image in mind: a brave photographer going on a journey to give people a better understanding of our world. Telling stories, showing all kinds of countries and different cultures in catchy picture documentations and thus using their own language, which is universally ...

Have you heard of “Dollar Street“ yet?

Dollar Street is a project started by Anna Rosling Rönnlund. For many years Rosling Rönnlund’s job was mainly to make global trends, developments and data more understandable to the public with the help of colorful charts, diagrams and graphs. Eventually, however, this job frustrated her because all she could read from the numbers and curves ...

Brent Stirton wins the Wildlife Photographer of the year Award 2017

This year’s winning image of the Wildlife Photographer Award is not any image you would enjoy watching. With his photo Brent Stirton – a big name among wildlife photographers – wanted to draw our attention to something which, unfortunately, is still a reality: hunting and the extinction of animal species caused by it. Currently rhinos ...

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Japan’s first female photo journalist is still taking pictures at the age of 101

Tsuneko Sasamoto is a very special person. At twenty-five she was the first Japanese woman who made a career as a photographer. For many years she kept working as a photo journalist and documenting Japan before and after the war. This September she turned 101 years old, which, however, doesn’t prevent her from taking pictures ...

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Chicago Sun-Times rehires four of the laid-off Photographers

Maybe one or the other of you recalls when the Chicago Sun-Time released all its photographers and decided to fully rely on reader reporters and freelance photographers? Now there’s news. As things look like, it doesn’t work without real pro-photographers. The Sun-Time and the trade union yesterday agreed upon rehiring four of the twenty-eight dismissed ...