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Haiti's Disaster

Compassion for your subjects is a necessity for photojournalists.

This article appeared in News Photographer Magazine in March of 2010.

 For those who have been devoted to covering the impoverished nation for many years, Haiti is a long-term commitment – not a student workshop opportunity.

By Steve Raymer

When Words Collide

This is a column on the importance of words and pictures working together. Both need to be treated with equal respect.

This column appeared in News Photographer Magazine in March, 2010.

 Captions Should Be Based on Fact, Not Fiction

By Paul Martin Lester

Apostates.

This Time, Editors are the Problem

Some editors do not have the same respect for the photograph as they have for the written word and have been the problem behind a series of ethical mistakes.

This column appeared in the July 2010 issue of News Photographer Magazine.

Their fake photos show little respect for our work.

By John Long

Provenance

Part One in a Three Part ethics series.

This is a three part examination of “Truth” in photojournalism. Part one deals with the reality behind the image, part two deals with honesty, accuracy and the meaning of the word “truth”, and part three deals with the power of the real photograph.

These three columns originally appeared in the January, February and March 2011 issues of News Photographer Magazine.

 

By John Long

But Is It Art?

Part Two in a Three Part ethics series.

This is a three part examination of “Truth” in photojournalism. Part one deals with the reality behind the image, part two deals with honesty, accuracy and the meaning of the word “truth”, and part three deals with the power of the real photograph.

These three columns originally appeared in the January, February and March 2011 issues of News Photographer Magazine.

 

By John Long

It’s a Cloudy, Liquid World

Part three in a three part ethics series

This is a three part examination of “Truth” in photojournalism. Part one deals with the reality behind the image, part two deals with honesty, accuracy and the meaning of the word “truth”, and part three deals with the power of the real photograph.

These three columns originally appeared in the January, February and March 2011 issues of News Photographer Magazine.

By John Long

Founders

NPPA Founders Certificates were awarded in 1955.

Founders

Icarus

This column deals with the aftermath of the revelation that the photos of President Obama announcing that Osama bin Laden had been killed were recreations.

This column appeared in the May 2011 issue of News Photographer Magazine.

By John Long

Icarus believed he was invincible and could fly anywhere he wanted with the wings he had made. But he died when he flew too close to the sun and his wings melted. He is usually depicted as the classic example of hubris.

Diana at 50

Old Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times.

By John Long

I’ve seen Elvis at 70 on the cover of the Weekly World News; I’ve seen James Dean as an old man too, usually while I am waiting in line at the drug store where they sell the tabloids; I’ve seen Alfred E. Newman as President Bush. Princess Diana at 50? No big deal.

But wait, this is Newsweek. When did they become the reincarnated Weekly World News or the National Inquirer or the new MAD magazine?

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