Document Type

Contribution to Book

Language

eng

Format of Original

11 p.

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism

Source ISSN

9780415465298

Original Item ID

Shelves: PN4731 .R68 2010 Memorial Level 4 Lower

Abstract

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.

Comments

Published version. "Photojournalism: Historical Dimensions to Contemporary Debates," in The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism. Ed. Stuart Allan. New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2010: 71-81. Publisher Link. © Taylor & Francis (Routledge) 2010. Used with permission.

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