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We need a dedicated Photojournalism section at the top.

 
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Dec 29, 2016 11:33 |  #1

I was in the General Photography section, reading a thread about some guy who is bored with photography. I put in my two cents, and then while adding two more pennies I drifted into the topic of photojournalism and realized that this entire POTN doesn't have a dedicated section for it. We have pets, family, sports, and even transportation and more, but no photojournalism. Very interesting.

One could say, of course, that photojournalism shots can be posted in People, Urban Life, and more, but since photojournalists produce the vast majority of iconic photos, it seems to me this should not only be a dedicated section in photo sharing, but should receive possibly top billing.

Something to think about.

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Jan 21, 2017 11:15 |  #2

I agree... we need one.


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Jan 21, 2017 11:42 |  #3

It is fairly easy to decide where to post photos of kids, pets, G&N, and the like. How to decide what is appropriate for a PJ section. Where I come from, a shot of a John Deere 9000-series combine pulling 300+ bushels of corn per acre out of my backyard is newsworthy. Flooded drainage ditches tend to get folks' attention around here, too. Is either of those PJ?




  
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Jan 21, 2017 11:45 |  #4

Mike, that's a good idea.


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Jan 21, 2017 11:47 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #5

If it is something that you would read about in your local paper or on the news then that would be newsworthy. It's about the story behind the photos.


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Jan 21, 2017 11:58 |  #6

So we would post some explanatory text with the photo?




  
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Jan 21, 2017 11:59 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #7

That would be great. I like to at least share a bit of text with most photos I post just to help the story a bit.


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Jan 22, 2017 21:50 |  #8

Bassat wrote in post #18251373 (external link)
So we would post some explanatory text with the photo?

I like this idea...


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Jan 22, 2017 23:38 |  #9

I agree but I think the section should include "documentary" photography.

Photojournalism and Documentary tend to cover the same areas. Photojournalism tends to be about briefer coverage and documentary tends to be about staying with a story for a longer period.

Both of them are about using photographs to tell stories with the important distinction being that the stories are true.

The photographer, therefore, has a responsibility to show things "as they are." The photographer chooses perspective, lens, how they employ the exposure triangle, place focus, etc. The photographer does not control the action (which leads into the realm of editorial or illustration).

This domain includes classic photojournalists, war photographers, Magnum photographers, FSA photographers, etc.

Some would call street photography a type of photojournalism. Henri Cartier-Bresson referred to himself as such.


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Jan 23, 2017 20:52 |  #10

F2Bthere wrote in post #18252968 (external link)
I agree but I think the section should include "documentary" photography.

Photojournalism and Documentary tend to cover the same areas. Photojournalism tends to be about briefer coverage and documentary tends to be about staying with a story for a longer period.

Both of them are about using photographs to tell stories with the important distinction being that the stories are true.

The photographer, therefore, has a responsibility to show things "as they are." The photographer chooses perspective, lens, how they employ the exposure triangle, place focus, etc. The photographer does not control the action (which leads into the realm of editorial or illustration).

This domain includes classic photojournalists, war photographers, Magnum photographers, FSA photographers, etc.

Some would call street photography a type of photojournalism. Henri Cartier-Bresson referred to himself as such.


I really like this idea. Thanks for the input.


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Feb 14, 2017 01:56 as a reply to  @ EOS-Mike's post |  #11

Any movement on this?


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Feb 14, 2017 03:02 |  #12

The thread was created ~45 days ago, and only 10 people replied...just saying. -?

If there is a need, it's a very, very small one.


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Feb 14, 2017 08:41 |  #13

Hmmm, no announcement. Now that I know....

EDIT: OK, where is it?


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Feb 15, 2017 15:24 |  #14

I probably miss 100s of threads going past, so I'm not sure if this one is going to gather much attention by itself.

Any way to notify users?

Or perhaps we should bring it up in other relevant threads?


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