Editor’s Recommendations: 3 Great Photojournalism Sites
June 29, 2010
The New York Times has always lead the news world in the realm of multimedia; however, their features aren’t limited to following World Cup stats. As an aspiring future photojournalist, one of my favorite features is the Lens. From May 2009, the blog has featured compelling photo essays, slideshows and videos. Their mission is to not only “visually [chronicle ]the world around us but actively [involve their readers] in some way or other, whether professionally or informally”.
Media Storm, one of my recently discovered treasures, presents the mesh between photography and television: documentaries. Works on the site range from coverage of Ukraine’s nuclear disaster to the struggle of the American veteran to adapt to the post-war world. One of my favorites is New York Reacts, a compilation of the raw, unscripted conversations of New Yorkers after 9/11.
At the beginning of my first semester at the University of the Arts, my digital photography professor introduced us to Magnum Photos, a cooperative of photographers dedicated to using photography as a means of exploring different cultures and conveying distinctive messages. Its library provides excellent examples of photo essays & podcasts, displaying the important relationship between word, image, and sound.