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The Art Of Communicating News By Photography.
We are a Photojournalism only group.
If you have an interest in photojournalism please feel free to join us.
Submission guidelines are as follows
Four submissions only per week (5 for contributors)
Photos must be news related and therefore should have
text explaining the situation in your artist's comments
Submissions that will be declined:
Modelling, wedding and glamour
Heavily manipulated including selective colour
Self portraits-pets-your car etc
Extensive or DA watermarks
Discreet signatures, however, are acceptable.
Group admin reserves the right to remove, without notice, photos that are accidentally accepted or found to be unsuitable.
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"I believe that the chief value of photography as a means of communication depends entirely on the ability of the camera to arrest life instantly. It thrills me to speculate how the invention of photography has contributed to the speeding up of human reflexes. The rapidly working camera has sharpened man’s capacity to observe and observe rapidly; it has taught many of us to use our minds to classify visual phenomena in an instant of time; to relate our own attitude to that of the person in front of the camera in a split second. This to my mind is the essence of photojournalism" - Jozef Gross
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Is Photojournalism Fading Away ?Without belittling the other branches of photography, good photojournalism is probably one of the most challenging of all the genres as one has the least control over subject matter, composition and light. What is photojournalism? Occasionally, a very unique photo, in which form is precise and rich enough and content has enough resonance, is sufficient in itself. But that's rarely the case. The elements of a subject that speak to us are often scattered and can't be captured in one photo; we don't have the right to force them together, and to stage them would be cheating...which brings us to the need for photojournalism. <Unknown> "The real truth of life is on the streets. Photograph the daily lives of people, and how they exist, and how they fight for space and time and pleasure." - Don McCullinIn our contemporary society, one so over-inundated with imagery, it is easy to overlook the power of a single frame to change the way we look at the world, or rally disparate hearts to a single cause. Yet, ours is a society shaped by this very phenomenon. - Steve McCurry “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”— Elliott Erwitt“While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.”― Dorothea Lange “I am always looking outside, trying to say something that is true. But maybe nothing is really true. Except what's out there. And what's out there is constantly changing.”― Robert Frank"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures."- Don McCullin It seems to me that while it is very important to get a striking picture of a line of smoke stacks or a row of dynamos, it is becoming more and more important to reflect that life that goes on behind these photographs. - Margaret Bourke-WhiteA picture can express a universal humanism, or simply reveal a delicate and poignant truth by exposing a slice of life that might otherwise pass unnoticed.-Steve McCurryAs photographers, we live through things so swiftly. All our experience and training is focused toward snatching off the highlights...That all significant perfect moment, so essential to capture, is often highly perishable. There may be little opportunity to probe deeper. - Margaret Bourke-WhiteThere are certain, inescapable images, forever part of our collective consciousness, that influence who we are, whether we are cognizant of it or not. - Steve McCurry"Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference”― Robert Frank