In Defense of Photojournalism

Nice piece by Holly Bailey at Yahoo! News about the Visa pour l’Image festival of photojournalism.

Love this quote by founder Jean-François Leroy:

“If you are a photographer, you rarely make a picture by accident. You are working, you are making inquiries, you worked to find your subjects, you worked to get into the position where you could make that picture, you are trying to tell a story,” Leroy said. “You are a journalist, someone people can trust. The world needs that. I need that.”

I wish the timing on that event worked better – it’s always going to be in the midst of my fall semester. Maybe I need to do a study abroad program in France for the fall …

Mark E. Johnson

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