Just getting started in photojournalism? You don't have to go it alone. Here are eight key sites where the pros hang out.
There are hundreds of web sites featuring thousands of extraordinary images by talented photographers. The following sites offer both portfolios and links, as well as resources for working pros and wannabes.
Northern Shourt Course in Photojournalism
Actually, this site is very timely if you are interested in learning more about photojournalism and want to meet other photojouranlists, but you'll have to move fast: the site is promotiing the National Press Photographers' Association's Northern Short Course in Photojournalism, a series of workshops that start TOMORROW, March 11, in New Brunswick, NJ. If you're in New York City, that's a 1-hour train ride from Penn Station on New Jersey Transit. I'll be there, and so will Jack Howard. We hope to see you there!
The Digital Journalist
Run by photojournalist Dirck Halstead and a virtual who's who of working photojournalists, Digital Journalist is the go-to site for working pros. Each month the site is updated as a new “issue” with opinionated, hard-nosed advice by and for photojournalists. Halstead was an early proponent of video journalism as an adjunct to still photojournalism, and the Digital Jouranlist is riding the video wave now.
Curated by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey, Burn publishes stories and single images several times a week with a focus on up-and-coming photojournalists as well as some big names. Recent stories include “The Rape of a Nation”, images depicting the tragic state of the Democratic Republic of Congo by marcus Bleasdale, and James Nachtwey’s moving series on the fight against TB.
New York Times Lens blog
A blog devoted to the legendary photojournalism of the New York Times and Times Magazine, Lens takes you behind the scenes and shines a spotlight on outstanding work that might be outside the mainstream or give a different view of stories of the day. There's a new Photo of the Day each day, and hundreds of articles and portfolios.
When you think of photojournalism, the legendary Magnum cooperative agency should come to mind. Started by Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Robert Frank and other legends of mid-20th-century photography, Magnum is now home to a new generation of concerned photographers, and shares photos generously with this site.
100 Eyes is a photography journal for emerging photographer with a heavy emphasis on photojournalism. Edited by Andy Levin, the range of photographers includes the likes of Adam Ferguson, a photographer who was embedded with troops in a remote area of Afghanistan to Zackary Canepari’s depictions of life in a North Delhi, Inda slum.
Self-described as a non-profit organization that is “dedicated to improving the health and profitability of editorial photography,” Editorial Photographers has resources to help photographers conduct business professionally. The “Find a Photographer” lets you search for a photographer by location, specialty, or by doing a “fuzzy search.”
Women Photojournalists of Washington WPOW
The official blog of the Women Photojournalists of Washington, a social and professional organization for working professional women photographers, the WPOW site provides a long list of members' web sites.