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Entries in photojournalism (10)

Friday
May242013

Pioneering Photographer Wayne F. Miller dies at 94

Famed American photographer and photojournalist Wayne F. Miller (left), who captured a series of portraits titled The Way of Life of the Northern Negro documenting the lives of African Americans belonging to an elite WWII Naval Unit in 1940s Chicago, died on May 22nd in Orinda, California at the age of 94. Miller's accolades include being author of the book The World is Young, curator of an international photojournalism exhibition called “The Family of Man,” cotract photographer for Life, president of Magnum Photos, and for providing the photos for Dr. Benjamin Spock’s book “A Baby’s First Year.” He was also awarded two consecutive Guggenheim fellowships in 1946-1948 and was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

© Wayne F. Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday
Mar082013

What to Photograph: Try a Photojournalism Approach to Your Neighborhood

Photo from "If this street were mine" / Raphael Alves

Raphael Alves
can give us all a great deal of inspiration. The photographer, located in Manaus, Brazil, undertook a project to begin photographing his neighborhood. His approach is classic photojournalism, capturing secret moments, candid action, and hidden beauty. But capturing what is real and what is in your face, should one only happen to look closer. There is colorful lyricism in today's featured video outlining Raphael's project and showcasing some of his beautiful work.
 
In our photography courses at the New York Institute of Photography, we often stress that the everyday makes for extraordinary subjects. If tourists from abroad were to visit your neighborhood for the first time, they would photograph every single detail. It would all be startling, exotic, and new to them. What you might not fully appreciate because of your daily exposure will intoxicate others. So learn to look with fresh eyes at your surroundings. Pretend that you're a tourist in your own community, if that's what it takes to see your world from a photographer's perspective.
 

 
 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Monday
Feb112013

New Breed of Photojournalist: Joey L Documents Endangered Cultures

Sikeri Initiation (Photo by Joey L.)

Canadian photographer Joey L, based in Brooklyn, NY, has always been fascinated with travel. His new flavor of photojournalism is to turn a sensitive eye as a photographer to preserving traditional ways of life that are endangered. Today's Video Pick is a behind-the-scenes short documentary of one of Joey L's photo shoots, and you'll see how he and his crew - as well as hired local assistants - become more than just distanced observers when they travel into the Indonesian rainforest to take photographs of the Mentawai people. A young team of adventurous professional photographers, traveling with their gear and perhaps the most important things of all, an open mind and heart, preserve the dignity and everyday lives of people who choose not to conform to contemporary traditions. Visit the Joey L website for his outstanding portfolio. It's inspirational and provides our photography students with yet another professional pathway option, combining the love of travel with a love of photography.

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Tuesday
Dec042012

Remembering Rock Photographer Great Ken Regan

Photographer Ken Regan with Bob Dylan
Thanks to rock promoter Bill Graham, a young photographer got unprecedented access to rock's large roster of legends, and a visual career took off like a rocket. Photojournalist Ken Regan died late in November (click here for the story), and the following video interview of Regan a year ago captures his story and many of his iconic images. Regan's career underscores the importance of photographers earning a subject's trust. He made his subjects comfortable and was able to shoot them at their most intimate and unguarded moments. More than a celebrity photographer, Ken Regan was a master of capturing poignant slices of humanity.
 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Friday
Nov022012

Record an Interview to Bring Your Photo Essay to Life

A picture tells a thousand words. But if you're putting together a photo essay and you're dealing with one or more human subjects, add their recorded voices to your essay to bring your compositions to life. I found a good example from the video collaborative at ABC Open Western Queensland (Australia). Their interview of octogenarian Hilton Jackson is brought to life by his voice, commenting on his amazing collection of found objects, ranging from trash to treasures. Delve into photojournalism's practice of combining still images with recorded sound to bring your essays to vivid life.



We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do. WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]