Contribution to Book
Format of Original
Taylor & Francis
The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism
Original Item ID
Shelves: PN4731 .R68 2010 Memorial Level 4 Lower
This chapter offers a brief discussion of the historical context surrounding recent discussions of photography and focuses on the role of photojournalism in contemporary society. As such, it addresses the introduction of photography and its perceived ability to provide authentic documentation of "reality" and details the development of photojournalism during the twentieth century. This chapter then focuses on challenges to the documentary role of photography since the introduction of digital technologies and notes the changing role of photojournalists showcasing their current emphasis on illustrating emotional aspects of experience.