What is this site about?

Understanding Photojournalism is a web-based project investigating how photographs are produced for the mass media. Photographs in newspapers and journalistic magazines often seem so natural, so "real" that we rarely think about how they were created. This site intends to look more closely at photojournalistic practice, not in the purely celebratory manner found in coffee table books, but rather as a particular system of representing the world. For more about who I am and why I'm doing this, click here.


How Do I Get Around?

You may navigate this site in several ways using the navigation bar above. You can move chronologically through the Journal Entries that contain my reflections on exploring the world of photojournalism and which connect to the various interviews. Alternately, you can go straight to the interviews through the list of People. In Topics you can find short essays on photojournalist subjects. Resources contains interesting links, recommended reading, and contact information.

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