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Best Photojournalism Books You Should Enjoy

Looking for the best Photojournalism books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

Associated Press Guide to Photojournalism (Associated Press Handbooks) (2000)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyWritten by noted AP photographer and photoeditor Brian Horton, this is an insider’s manual to one of the most glamorous and exciting media professions.
Author(s): Brian Horton

Photojournalism, Sixth Edition: The Professionals’ Approach (2008)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyPhotojournalism: A Professionals’ Approach, 6th edition blends insightful interviews with professionals, practical experience, current equipment and camera technology, and high-impact photographs to create the definitive book on photojournalism.
Author(s): Kenneth Kobre

Practical Photojournalism: A Professional Guide (2016)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyWritten by an expert in the field, Practical Photojournalism covers the basics of photography from an understanding of the effects of light, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and focusing, to an appreciation of composition, perspective and dynamic range.
Author(s): Martin Keene

Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen (2013)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyIn “Bending the Frame,” Fred Ritchin–Professor of Photography & Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and author of “After Photography”–examines the complex relations between social justice and photojournalism in today’s oversaturated political and media climates.
Author(s): Fred Ritchin

Moments: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs (2015)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should Enjoy Organized by year, the photographs in this stunning and emotional work create a poignant visual chronicle of our times.
Author(s): Hal Buell, David Halberstam

American Photojournalism: Motivations and Meanings (Medill Visions Of The American Press) (2009)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyPhotojournalism has long been the medium of urgency and social change. It has profoundly affected American public opinion, going back at least to Mathew Brady's images from the Civil War. In American Photojournalism: Motivations and Meanings, Claude Cookman explores the history and future of the medium through the work of such exemplary photojournalists as Jacob Riis, Dorothea Lange, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, W. Eugene Smith, Gordon Parks, Rich Clarkson, and Carol Guzy, among others.
Author(s): Claude Cookman, Richard B. Stolley

Photojournalism, Fifth Edition: The Professionals’ Approach (2004)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyPhotojournalism, Fifth Edition includes new interviews with well known photojournalists such as, Anne Wells story of a Pulitzer Prize winning photo, John Gaps III, formerly of the Associated Press, David Hume Kennerly of Newsweek, Diana Walker and PF Bently of Time.Individual case studies draw upon the experience of leading photojournalists to show readers how working professionals handle on-the-job challenges.A blend…
Author(s): Kenneth Kobre

Photojournalism: 150 Years of Outstanding Press Photography (2011)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyThe events of recent years, from 9/11 to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, have once again shown that photography remains the ideal tool for capturing human emotion, drama, and tragedy. Photojournalism presents the extraordinary history of this indispensable means of reporting.
Author(s): Reuel Golden

Photojournalism: Content and Technique (1994)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyUpdated throughout to reflect recent technological advances and changes, Photojournalism: Content & Technique, second edition, continues the commitment to contemporary coverage. Your students will learn about the principles, tools, and techniques needed to become effective photojournalists.
Author(s): Greg Lewis

Talking through Pictures: A Beginner’s Guide to Photojournalism (2016)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyThe job of photojournalists is to capture a moment in time, to tell a story without words. Delivered in twelve easy-to-follow chapters, this book takes you step-by-step through the important aspects of making professional photos.
Author(s): Jürg Wittwer, Jessica Holom

Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism (1994)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyThe man called "Mr. Photojournalism" by the Washington Post here offers the most comprehensive book available on documentary photography, covering the history and ethics of the craft as well as practical issues for anyone with a serious interest in photography.
Author(s): Howard Chapnick

Photojournalism: Telling Stories with Pictures and Words (2012)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyEven in the digital age with its pervasive video, the news photograph – the single still image – retains its power to embed itself in our heads. Because of that, photojournalism and the photojournalist are important parts of the field of journalism. Training people to understand the power of the photograph and think like a photojournalist is vital to journalism education. That’s what this book does.
Author(s): James Glen Stovall, Michael Martinez

Photojournalism: An Introduction (2001)

 Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyPHOTOJOURNALISM: AN INTRODUCTION is a richly illustrated book that encourages aspiring photojournalists to communicate to readers the most appropriate truth fairly represented, though an eye-catching personal style, with technical proficiency, within legal and ethical and taste restrictions, and with an appreciation of some of what came before in photography and photojournalism.
Author(s): Fred S. Parrish

Best Photojournalism Books You Should Enjoy

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Public Images: Celebrity, Photojournalism, and the Making of the Tabloid Press (Photography, History: History, Photography)

Author(s): Ryan Linkof
ID: 2990996, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 377 Mb, Format: pdf

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism

Author(s): Marc Aronson; Marina Budhos
ID: 2506600, Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Year: 2017, Size: 189 Mb, Format: epub

Talking through Pictures: A Beginner's Guide to Photojournalism

Author(s): Jürg Wittwer, Jessica Holom
ID: 1455791, Publisher: CreateSpace, Year: 2016, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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