“… Although every portrait shoot is interesting for different reasons, working with actors has frequently proved the most enjoyable. “They have an inherent understanding of the craft and being in front of a lens… The pictures often feel like a gift.” But, he adds, “photographing ‘normal’ people is the most rewarding. The time constraints are often less pressured and I’m offered a genuine window into someone’s life that I would never have had had I not been a photographer.”…”
Two recent articles at The New York Times – access is paywalled but 10 articles per month are free – provide two differing points of view about the current and future state of the profession of photojournalism in the United States at least.
In the NYT‘s Lens: Photography, Video and Visual Journalism section, Lens Co-Editor James Estrin discusses photojournalism’s future with longtime news photographer and NPPA editor Donald R. Winslow at The Uncertain Future of Photojournalism.
Several days after that article was published, young female NYT photographer and video journalist Leslye Davis had a follow-up conversation about the same subject with James Estrin, Photojournalism’s Uncertain Future? She Begs to Differ.
- Kenneth Jarecke – Speaking for the Man
- Photo Business News & Forum – NYT’s Leslye Davis and Her Alternative Facts about Photojournalism’s Future
- The New York Times – Journalism That Stands Apart: The Report of the 2020 Group, January 2017