Women's March Photographs

Humanity, Women's March, Washington, DC, January 21. 2017 © 2017

Humanity, Women's March, Washington, DC, January 21. 2017 © 2017

I am working on editing a complete photographic essay on my Women's March experience. Please check back for updates on this empowering event. 

Bravo World Press Photo Award Winners

Bravo to the award winners in this year's World Press Photo Competition.  Not only are the images strong photographically and artistically, but they are also heavy with sentiment.  I am impressed with the numbers of award winners who had black and white images, especially in this sometimes oversaturated colorful world.  The World Press Photo jury made the right call last year when they made the manipulation rules stricter and the quality of the work speaks for  itself in the winners categories.. I follow many of these photographers daily on Instagram, and they have integrity in their documentary work.  The NYTimes has a nice selection here.  The Atlantic also has a nice selection here.  I would spend the time looking at the World Press site itself for the complete winner selections .  I am putting a few of my favorites here as well...

Photo by Warren Richardson

Photo by Warren Richardson

Photo by Daniel Berehulak

Photo by Daniel Berehulak


Photo by Kazuma Obara

Photo by Kazuma Obara

Photo by Kevin Frayer

Photo by Kevin Frayer

Truth in Photography....

This article is definitely worth a read for photographers, photojournalists, readers, viewers, and all students.  We are all manipulated by media every day in some form.  Learning how to dissect the manipulation is important.  Today, where citizen journalism is increasing globally, and relied on in immediate news events, professionals face even more competition for publication, opportunities, and pay.  I am glad the World Press changed their rules for next year's events. The majority of major news publications are credible and are transparent when photographers have made the mistake of manipulating an image.   I do find with the University students I teach, the majority would rather manipulate in photoshop then go out and retake/reshoot for a better image.  Photoshop won't make you a better photographer.  

Truth is hard to define in photography because it is always subjective.  I feel that if there is sentiment in a photograph, there is truth.