This. This is the reason you have to support the National Press Photographers Association by becoming a member.
It’s supporting research like this from Sara Quinn that is giving us the research to prove we need to be there, that the audience both cares about and can discern professionally crafted news image.
It’s supporting research like this that we can use to not just stave off what many believe to be inevitable, but to gather the resources to better our publications and our communities.
It’s supporting research like this that brings science into an unscientific realm, that proves what we do is not art.
Send the link to this to everyone up the food chain from you. Share it with every single one of your colleagues. Refresh constantly next week, waiting for part two. Then again in two weeks, and again in three.
You want to save visual storytelling? The NPPA is giving you the tools to do it. Quinn’s research needs to be seen by everyone dealing with photojournalism. Everyone.
The National Press Photographers Association is reporting Sports Illustrated has laid off it’s six remaining staff photographers.
This is, to me, not much of a surprise – most magazines have moved away from staff photographers to contract ones. It’s unclear whether the six will continue shooting under contract.
The New York Times’James Estrin is trying to crowdsource information from a 1950s Gordon Parks photo.
This is why captions and a solid workflow matter … with it, there’d be no mystery, only meaning. Granted, the expectations were different 60 years ago, but it sure would be nice to know what’s happening here.
Billy Howard’s show, Witness, opens today at the Circle Gallery at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design. There’s a reception from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and I’d highly recommend going.
The CED is at 285 South Jackson Street here in Athens, next door to the North Campus Parking Deck.
Friday was a big day here in Athens. Discussions on women in photojournalism, the unveiling of stunning research on how viewers read and perceive professional news photographs and a wonderful welcoming reception for the National Press Photographers Association which is relocating to the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Take a look at the Twitter feed from my colleagues here at Grady and on the NPPA hashtag.
NPPA posted a story, as well.
The university, the college and the NPPA are stepping up to make the world a better place through visual journalism. What are you doing?
If you’re not a member, Step One is to join.