So I’ve been posting a lot about iconic, historic photojournalists, and one modern photojournalist that may be the last of his kind. Or will he be? The history of photography and photojournalism is filled with very expensive means of capturing photos–making it originally difficult and costly to be a photographer. However, nowadays, everyone has a camera. Everyone has the ability to take a shot of anything happening around them either from their point and shoot, DSLR, or smart phone. What does that mean to the serious photojournalist?
I’ve been really stuck on this issue lately. What does that mean to me? The ever-more-competitive and exceptionally skillful field of professional photojournalism is becoming more and more difficult to become a part of. Luckily, along with the many challenges entering the modern photojournalistic world presents, comes many, many opportunities.
I posted about the NPPA earlier today, and have become quite smitten with what they offer. Their website, programs, and resources strike me as incredibly uplifting and inspiring.
What do you think about the NPPA? Or the field of “professional” photojournalism? Is it dying? Is it changing?