September 06, 2010

Is photojournalism really dead?

In an article by Neil Burgess on the website Editorial Photographers UK, he writes an eloquent obituary to the death of photojournalism. I agree with him to a certain extent - photojournalism as we know it as in magazines commissioning photographers to create photo stories and essays, may be diminishing, but photojournalists are nothing if not adaptable. 

As an interviewer of photographers I have a particular interest in the genre of photojournalism. If ever there was a time in history for the professional photojournalist it is now. The communication conduits may change, but photos that 'keep the bastards honest' and that prick the conscience of the viewer, will always have a place in the dissemination of news.