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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.

1. Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach (2016)

Best Photojournalism Books You Should EnjoyPhotojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach is the definitive book on photojournalism, delivering a blend of insightful interviews with professionals, practical techniques, and high-impact photographs. This edition features updates on social media in photojournalism, shooting video on smart phones, and the use of drones to cover the news. It also includes revised chapters on audio and video, and additional international case studies including, among others, approaches to covering the Arab Spring, the Ukrainian Revolution, and resurgent white supremacy in South Africa. New interviews and case studies bring readers on…
Author(s): Kenneth Kobre

2. 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. Emphasizing the creative process behind the photojournalist’s art, Brian Horton draws upon his three decades of experience, as well as the experiences of other award-winning photojournalists, to instruct readers in the secrets of snapping memorable news photos every time. With the help of more than 100 photographs from the AP archives, he analyzes what constitutes successful news photos of every type, including portraits, tableaux, sports shots, battlefield…
Author(s): Brian Horton

3. 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. The DVD features footage of working professionals handling on-the-job challenges.This revised edition features information on new laws affecting photojournalists, new trends in multimedia to keep skills competitive, and as the world grows smaller, a look back at some international history in the photography world. Updates throughout the a imaging chapter,…
Author(s): Kenneth Kobre

4. 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. There's in-depth advice on choosing and using cameras, lenses, flashguns, tripods, filters and other equipment, including the role of modern smartphones in today's "citizen journalism." The core skills of the working photographer are detailed, with reference to areas of speciality in news, fashion, royalty, advertising, sport and war photography, and social history…
Author(s): Martin Keene

5. 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. Is visual journalism even effective at all, given the ease with which so many of us can simply record events? And how can the impact of iconic images from the Civil Rights Movement or the Vietnam War be compared to, say, the consequences of leaked images from Abu Ghraib? Do changes in strategy imply changes in…
Author(s): Fred Ritchin

6. 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. The images here, many of which are seared into our collective consciousness, include raising the flag at Iwo Jima, a young Vietnamese girl fleeing her village, her body burned by napalm, and the collapse of the World Trade towers. Others show less-well-known, but equally as powerful scenes from children in war-torn Liberia washing themselves in a bucket of water to a high-diver at the Barcelona Olympics. Each photograph is narrated with an essay by Hal Buell, the former head of picture services at Associated…
Author(s): Hal Buell, David Halberstam

7. 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. The traditional approach to studying American photojournalism explains the what and who of photojournalism–what events and developments occurred,…
Author(s): Claude Cookman, Richard B. Stolley

8. 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 of insightful interviews, practical experience, and high-impact photographs creates the definitive text on photojournalism. * DVD of short video…
Author(s): Kenneth Kobre

9. 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. Starting with some of the first key figures, such as Roger Fenton, who photographed the Crimean War with a bulky large-format camera, it moves through the decades, from the Great Depression to space missions, the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, and the war in Iraq–all illustrated with stirring images from the world’s greatest photojournalists. #1,938,709…
Author(s): Reuel Golden

10. 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. Like the previous edition, parts and chapters progress logically from beginning to more advanced ideas, yet each chapter functions as an independent unit giving you greater flexibility in the classroom….
Author(s): Greg Lewis

11. 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. Whether you want to launch a new career as a professional photographer or simply learn to take better pictures, this book will provide you short tips and simple tools to improve your photographic skills. Take your photographic knowledge to the next level. Please note, that this is a simple, straightforward introduction to taking pictures. The rules are simple, but their…
Author(s): Jürg Wittwer, Jessica Holom

12. 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. #477,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #522 in Photography (Books) #277 in General Library & Information Sciences #221 in Photojournalism (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Howard Chapnick

13. 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. Photojournalism: Telling Stories with Pictures and Words is aimed at young people who want to use a camera to show the world to others. This book introduces students to the basic principles of photojournalism and to concepts such as…
Author(s): James Glen Stovall, Michael Martinez

14. 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. PHOTOJOURNALISM: AN INTRODUCTION reaches out to bring your students the commentary of some of the most talented visually oriented journalistic professionals of contemporary and past times. A wealth of photographs…
Author(s): Fred S. Parrish

Best Photojournalism Books You Should Enjoy

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Talking through Pictures: A Beginner's Guide to Photojournalism

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

The Accidental Feminist. The Life of One Woman through War, Motherhood, and International Photojournalism

Author(s): Toby Molenaar
Publisher: Perseus Books Group;Arcade Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1343504

Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine: Authorship and Genre in Photojournalism and Film

Author(s): Philippe D. Mather
Publisher: Intellect Ltd, Year: 2013, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1305698

Photojournalism: A Social Semiotic Approach

Author(s): Helen Caple
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2013, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1399131

Advanced Wedding Photojournalism: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers

Author(s): Tracy Dorr
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc., Year: 2010, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 309283

The Best of Wedding Photojournalism: Techniques and Images for Professional Digital Photographers, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Bill Hurter
Publisher: , Year: 2010, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 547820

The Best of Wedding Photojournalism: Techniques and Images for Professional Digital Photographers

Author(s): Bill Hurter
Publisher: Amherst Media, Year: 2010, Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 703624

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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