All images and words by Douglas Fry for the My Favorite Camera series. Used with permission. His favorite camera is the Leica M10. There is a photograph of me holding an old TLR camera and pointing it at my father aged about 5 at home in Dorset, UK. I don’t recall that pivotal moment, but
On September 5, 2020, The New York Times published “The Great Divide” – the latest entry in their “The America We Need” Times Opinion series – which examined neighborhoods on Chicago’s North Side and South Side and the enormous disparities in wealth and health that have emerged between them as a result of racist policies […]
As with all genres of photography, mastering photojournalism will take years and a lot of practice to truly master. But, as a budding photojournalist, you also have to start somewhere. Fortunately, we have generations of great photojournalists to learn from, and some fundamental tips and tricks that have proved useful to the craft.
PBS NewsHour just aired this 3-minute Brief but Spectacular episode in which Los Angeles Times staff photographer Marcus Yam talks about the challenge of documenting tragedy and humanity up close. Yam has won two Pulitzer Prizes already in his career: one as part of the Los Angeles Times‘ staff in covering the San Bernardino, California, […]
With the primary goal of photojournalism being to tell thought-provoking visual stories that explore today's most pressing social issues, practitioners often find themselves faced with the mission to shoot photos that incite change.
Typically when photojournalists survive dangerous encounters in a war zone, it's because of some protective gear that they have--but for Gabriele Micalizzi, his Leica cameras saved him. According to a post made on Reddit, the cameras that saved him are the Leica Q and the Leica SL.
One of the most famous Chinese photojournalists has gone missing in China, and there are reports that he was arrested by government security officers. Lu Guang, who has won some of photography’s most prestigious awards for documenting social issues in China, was visiting the Xinjiang region in northwest China when he was taken away, Lu’s […]