Teaching Examples

A rallying cry to photojournalists
June 28, 2006, 12:02 pm
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I believe discussion of change is good, and more information is always better than less, So with no further ado, I urge you to read Sion Touhig’s blog post about the ongoing evolution of photojournalism. Sample:

In recent years, photographers (including myself) have failed in the most part to keep up to speed with the seismic changes brought about by digital technology.

Most of them still think it stops at knowing what dpi and colour profile to use, and a lot still don’t even know that. Consequently, you don’t need me to tell you that many of us are now looking around, wondering who pulled the rug out from under us editorially and financially, as the way we produced pictures, how they were seen, bought and sold was completely restructured from the ground up, while we mostly stood by, or rolled over and surrendered our autonomy.

Even if it is the end of the world as we know it (and I hope it’s NOT — I love great still photography), running away and trying to ignore it is definitely not going to make things better!

Of course it’s scary. Change is always frightening. But it’s like all those movies where just before the battle, the seasoned war veteran tells a young boy, “Of course I was scared. I was scared every time.” Darn it, you can’t run away.

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