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Eryn Loney

What About Photojournalism?

For the past century, photojournalists have captured the emotions of our times. We were able to feel the joy of the end of WWII when we saw the now infamous photo of the sailor stealing a kiss in Times Square. We felt the pride of a nation when the soldiers raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Images of devastation flooded our senses as we witnessed the destruction of the Japanese tsunami through photographs.

If you love telling stories through pictures, then pursuing a photojournalism career may be for you. Photojournalism will put you in the heart of protests, disasters, wars, and a rapidly changing political environment. Famous photographs published by such prestigious institutions as National Geographic, Life, or the New York Times have helped to put an emotional framework around the events that have shaped our times.

News photos must be timely, unbiased, and an accurate representation of the news story. To be an impactful visual storyteller, you must be able work in a variety of media, as well as be able to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.

Pursuing a photojournalism degree will help give you the necessary skill set to secure a job in this rewarding field.

I hope this help!

Best wishes,
Eryn Loney

Answered 6 years ago

Eryn Loney