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David Busch’s Digital Photography Bucket List: 100 Great Digital Photos You Must Take Before You Die by David D. Busch

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Chapter 3. Photojournalism

Photojournalism

As the name suggests, photojournalism combines two crafts, photography and journalism, to provide images that somehow tell a story. That photographic narrative must incorporate three important elements to qualify as true photojournalism. The picture-story must be objective, providing an unbiased and accurate representation of the event or scene that has been captured. In professional photojournalism, the slightest manipulation of an image—even cropping—is forbidden if it alters the reality of an image. But objective does not mean that the image can’t have a message. Photojournalism that shows the face of poverty—like at ...

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