Earlier we've spoken of the power of photography to move, to motivate people.
More recently we've spoken of the rights and responsibilities of a photographer.
And, we've touched on the role of the photographer in society.
This brings us to a powerful quote from Gordon Parks.
Parks once said: "I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera."
It is the photojournalist then who could and should be the soldier on the front lines fighting. Parks was a photojournalist.
Who is a photojournalist and what do they do?
The following videos provide a good overview of photojournalism from rules and tips to what it is like to be a photojournalist.
First, let's get a feel for what it is like to be a photojournalist.
"A Day in the Life of a Photojournalist"
"Insight into Photojournalism - David Dare Parker" - Freelance Photojournalist - The International Angle
In the "Photojournalism Tutorial" video below pay close attention to (1) the definition of photojournalism, (2) the three key rules of journalism/photojournalism, (3) the rules of the field and (4) the tips for being a good photojournalist.
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