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Summer 1998: Photojournalism Introduction

By Visual Journalism June 15, 1998

It's Just Changing With the Times In the next 50 pages Nieman Reports take stock of photojournalism today. While problems are noted, the report is positive. The articles and the photo essays by 10 Nieman Fellows demonstrate the special value of pictures to news. As noted photographer Edward Steichen summed it up at the dinner celebrating his 90th birthday in 1969: “The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself. And that is no mean function.” Read more

Frank Van Riper

Visual Journalism June 15, 1998

RELATED ARTICLE “The Best Picture I Never Took” – Frank Van RiperIn combining my talents as both a writer and photographer I am doing something unusual and, I think, important in the … Read more

Stanley Forman

Visual Journalism June 15, 1998

I was on vacation from my job at WCVB-TV Boston in September 1986 and had spent the early evening playing cards. At 11:30 I quit to pick up a friend RELATED ARTICLE “The … Read more

Steve Northup

Visual Journalism June 15, 1998

These pictures were made in November of l972, about the time Nixon was getting re-elected. The Indians, marching as part of the American Indian Movement, went to Washington and simply took over the Bureau of Indian … Read more

Stan Grossfeld

Visual Journalism June 15, 1998

RELATED ARTICLE “The Best Picture I Never Took” – Stan GrossfeldIt’s a familiar refrain: kids having kids. There’s an unexpected twist here, however. Christina and Allan “are white kids in a nice town,” says Holly Mangum, … Read more