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:: DrikNEWS ::-- International News Photo Agency - 0 views

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    Images shape our perceptions. The manufacture of consent has rarely been more engineered. With everything from wars to presidential campaigns being stage managed and with mainstream news increasingly fed by official sources, reliance on usual sources of news images has become increasingly dangerous.
    Majority world countries suffer particularly from stereotypical representations, and while the media worldwide is increasingly being dominated by a few players, it becomes particularly important for news sources to be diverse and varied. With Getty and Corbis controlling the stock market, and Reuters, AP, AFP and EPA dominating the wires, communities in the west are looking for new ways to challenge established media, especially through citizen journalism. The majority world has traditionally been represented by white, middle class, western photographers. But having local photographers is not in itself sufficient. While editorial control remains in the North, stories will continue to have a northern slant, and the only way in which this can be challenged is through alternative sources being formed that are independent of western and corporate media.
    DrikNEWS is designed to fill this void. This agency, an independent body of Drik Picture Library, aims to cover news photography and investigative reporting by disseminating both locally and internationally through the web.
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Black Star Rising - Photojournalists Are Getting Artsier -- But Is That What Audiences ... - 0 views

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    Photojournalists Are Getting Artsier -- But Is That What Audiences Want? PDF Print E-mail
    Written by Dennis Dunleavy
    Monday, 04 February 2008
    ImageWalter Benjamin once suggested that there is no single, absolute, or correct interpretation of a picture, since every viewer brings something unique to the process. At the same time, photojournalistic conventions often constrain how a viewer responds emotionally and intellectually to pictures.
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YouTube - Photojournalism:Covering the NH Primary - 0 views

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    Photojournalist, Rich Beauchesne from the Portsmouth Herald and Seacoast Media Group, takes us behind the scenes on what it's like to cover politics in NH the day before the primary. Hillary Clinton stopped in Portsmouth NH at Cafe Espresso.
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