Recently we featured the Guardian Eyewitness as a great source of inspiration. In keeping with our exploration of high quality photojournalism we turn today to the New York Times Photography, Video, and Visual Journalism blog: LENS.
Earlier this week I read an article by former Magnum editor Neil Burgess about how photojournalism is dead. It’s saddening to see mass media’s general lack of interest in high quality photojournalism. At the same time I don’t believe it’s photojournalism that’s dead, but rather mass media. It’s now up to photographers to adapt; the alternative channels are there.
Every photographer still needs to develop a strong skill set in photojournalism. It’s the goal of photography to tell a story or communicate a message, and that’s what photojournalism is all about.
Regardless of if you’re shooting weddings and portraits, sports, or commercial and fashion, studying photojournalism will only make you a stronger photographer.
With that said, definitely visit the New York Times blog, LENS. You’ll be inspired :)