What IS Photojournalism?Photojournalism Week
Welcome to Photojournalism Week! @timothysim and I will be sharing some of our hard-earned knowledge (I can't speak for Tim, but some of mine had to be beat in ) about the world of photojournalism. Who's excited?
If you ever have questions, don't hesitate to ask!
To kick-start the week, let's talk about what photojournalism is:
”I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.”
Twenty Ten FourWe never notice.
Our alarm doesn't ring, it sings
Pharell beating our mornings
'til we remove from our snooze. We
forgot the tink-tinker or
and emerge the same.
The same commute to work:
Heads sunk, tired eyes drunk by
thumb movements. Our ears dumb
locked into a Will-I-Am trance. Not
a glance of the changing scenes;
the only birds we see are angry.
The same office echoes with
of emails blaming others and smack-talking.
instead of actual talking. We fall for
the hype of Skype and only Siri’s
voice drones narrow answers
we accept as truth.
The same playground, huddled corners;
Children pick a blackberry instead of
picking blackberries, for their late-night
Facebook fights. Words will always hurt see:
no kids to hit with sticks and stones. Unless
there’s an app for it.
What do we do when stop?
Orwell you're too late
took thirty years to demonstrate your
doublethink and we all cling to