Friday, December 17, 2010

Photojournalism today

To be at the right place and at the right time, and with a camera... that is what made many pictures famous. Take this picture for example. It is called "V-J Day in Times Square", taken in 1945, and published in Life magazine a week later. In those days, it is usually a career photographer who manages to capture such an iconic image.

Today, cameras are everywhere, especially in the form of mobile phones. Whenever a newsworthy event occurs, there will be no lack of cameras nearby, ready to shoot or videotape everything at a moment's notice. What does that mean to photojournalism today, I wonder?

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