I’ve read two things in the last couple of days that have piqued my interest. Unfortunately my head cold, medicine and lack of quality sleep has left my brain a pile of mush.
I’ll just post the links and maybe I’ll come back and go through them again when I have more clear thinking.
“However, many readers don’t want or even expect their news to be artsy. Readers want and expect their news to be delivered without embellishment or panache — they have been trained to think that’s what journalism is about. Unfortunately, in today’s hyper-media world the pressure is on not only to inform but to also entertain. Therefore, when a news picture is treated as art in order to distinguish it from other media, the public may actually see the effort as a gimmick, or even worse, as a disingenuous attempt to sensationalize the news.” By Dennis Dunleavy
Photo of the week: Mitt Romney (read through the comments)
“… what I do as a photographer is much more akin to an editorial columnist than a reporter. I unapologetically offer my opinion. But I will go a step further to say that there is no such thing as objective photojournalism”
“You may not find it “good” or “beautiful” or of “high quality”, but you had a reaction to it. I doubt you had a reaction to many of the “well executed” but innocuous wire photos of Romney that appeared in that week’s newspaper. THAT is what I am going for. I DO hope you engage with the picture. love it or hate it, but react to it.” By Christopher Anderson