Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach

Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach

by Paul Martin Lester
     
 

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Originally published in 1991. "A photojournalist is a mixture of a cool, detached professional and a sensitive, involved citizen. The taking of pictures is much more than F-stops and shutter speeds. The printing of pictures is much more than chemical temperatures and contrast grades. The publishing of pictures is much more than cropping and size decisions. A

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Originally published in 1991. "A photojournalist is a mixture of a cool, detached professional and a sensitive, involved citizen. The taking of pictures is much more than F-stops and shutter speeds. The printing of pictures is much more than chemical temperatures and contrast grades. The publishing of pictures is much more than cropping and size decisions. A photojournalist must always be aware that the technical aspects of the photographic process are not the primary concerns."

This book addresses ethics in photojournalism in depth, with sections on the philosophy in the discipline, on pictures of victims or disaster scenes, on privacy rights and on altering images. As important and interesting today as when it was first in print.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781138924222
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/27/2015
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Journalism Series, #10
Pages:
214

Meet the Author

Paul Lester is Professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, USA.

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