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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Towards a New Journalism

Following up on an earlier post arguing that photojournalism can now be considered to have belonged to the twentieth century (see also the succeeding posts below on the end of the Gamma photo agency and the New York Times article on photojournalism’s demise), there have been a number of inquiries as to what a new [...]

Photojournalism’s Lament

Maybe this is a milestone: “Lament for a Dying Field: Photojournalism,” in today’s New York Times. While based on the failure of the Gamma photo agency (covered here in a previous post), the article by David Jolly paints a rather depressing picture for anyone trying to do important work as a photojournalist and still make [...]

Photo Reporter, Gutted

Many discussions have taken place about the Los Angeles-based photographer who happily made a total of only $30 when his photograph was on Time’s cover. He has been insulted quite frequently for ruining the business (what business?), and for being a symbol of the degradation of what used to be a prestigious profession.
But a much [...]

Camera as Performance

It used to be that personal photography was somewhat private, to be shared with a few people by quietly passing around an image, like reading a poem. Now the new pocket-sized Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, coming out next month in the United States, has a built-in projector so that those nearest and dearest to you can [...]