Aussies rule at winning photojournalism

Here’s a good news story for local photojournalists! Australians are over-achievers when it comes to the prestigious World Press Photo Contest. The world leading photojournalism contest published data in its 2018 Technical Report, which shows Australians win awards every year, … Continue reading

Instagram bans Kurdish ‘terrorist’ photos

If there’s two things the Instagram community will not tolerate, it’s photos of birth and ‘terrorists’, apparently. Young Canadian photojournalist, Joey Lawrence, is unhappy after scenes and portraits he captured of Kurdish rebels fighting the Syrian civil war were deleted … Continue reading

Photojournalism’s integrity under fire by WPP

When the 2014 World Press Photo (WPP) contest results were revealed earlier this month, they were accompanied by¬†WPP managing director Lars Boering’s comments regarding the ‘integrity of the entries‘. Boering (pictured right) said 20 percent of entries that made it … Continue reading

War photographers easy prey

‘Conflict reporting’, in particular photojournalism, has dramatically changed over the last decade. There has been a shift towards news companies commissioning work from freelance photographers in dangerous war zones, and it appears freelancers are all the more willing to put … Continue reading