The photojournalist's work falls someplace between the works of
the artist and the technologist. While the artist and technologist
take the time necessary to perfect the qualities they seek in their
images, the photojournalist often has to forego technical and
artistic perfection and shoot quickly as worldly events are brief,
ephemeral, episodic, fleeting, impermanent, momentary, passing,
short-lived, temporary, transitory and volatile.
The recording of a photo that successfully tells a story about a
person, place or event, rather than the technical or artistic merit
of the image, is the measure of photojournalism work.
Photojournalism documents life in a universal way that transcends
cultural and language bounds.
- Text Credit: Dr. Anthony Curtis, The University of North
Carolina at Pembroke