News Presentation I | A JOUR 3310 Lab Site

Nov/14

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Photojournalism

From the moment that man was able to capture a moment in a photograph, it has been a vital part of the media to show rather than tell.

This day in age the average American is bombarded with images that can manipulate or tell a story. While some advertising schemes can twist minds to believe they should look a certain way, or dress a certain way, other forms of this art are more “truth seeking”. While this side of highly edited photography is out there, this is not what I am interested in.

There has been a multitude of amazing images captured that show not only the ugly truth, in some cases, but can open people’s minds to what is going on outside of their own world.

Vietnam War photo

Iconic Vietnam War photo by Eddie Adams

Images like this one by Eddie Adams was taken February 1, 1968 and was captioned “General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon”.

Images like these have done so much as define history for us today, to show us what it is like in a time where we were unable to be there ourselves. To get a glimpse into a world that might not be our own. While some images are hard to look at, it opens our eyes to truth.

 

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1 comment

  • Author comment by Madison McCarty · November 25, 2014 at 9:12 am

    This is a very important and interesting topic to focus on! We see so much editing and Photoshop these days, it sometimes takes away from the importance of pictures with true stories behind them. I’m glad you will be one of the people exposing the world through photography.

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