Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How does photojournalism contrast from then to now?

Photojournalists affected the major events because they were the people that had the job of letting citizens of their country know what's happening and why with photos. 

What was photojournalist’s affect on some of the major events that happened?

Photojournalism then compared to now has really evolved. You can tell that it has changed because it has gotten more complex  and more and more people are starting to get into it.
This photo was taken during the Great Depression,  and it really says how many people didn't have jobs. This photo has leading lines, because there's a huge line of people waiting to get something to eat because they're unemployed. This photo is very informing on how the Great Depression affected too many.

How did photojournalism get started/invented?

Photojournalism really started in Germany, in the 1920s.  This is when the first photojournalism magazine was created.  This was a modern newspaper for most, because not only did the reporter tell a story through word, but also through photos. However, in Germany, when Hitler came in power many of these magazines were banned. Photojournalists fled to the US. Soon photojournalism evolved into  photojournalists covering wars. It began become more and more popular. Magazines such as Sports Illustrated, and Life magazine considered photojournalism a must.

How does photojournalism affect the life we live today?

Photojournalism in that time period made an impact on the world we live in today because in that time period, many memorable events happened. These events include: The Great Depression, World War I, and World War II. These events kind of "kicked off" the start of photojournalism because photojournalists cover wars and loss in order to inform people that don't know what's going on. This is important, and an example of this would be World War I when the US didn't want to get involved, and many people didn't know that the war was going on. Sure, there was some journalists that reported  the war, but pictures are the only things that don't lie. And people needed to know what's going on in the wars because it could soon affect them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This photo is from the Fall of the Berlin Wall, which isn't in the time period that I'm working on right now, but was an affect of WWI. This is when the Berlin Wall was going to be put up, and families wanted their children on the free(er) side. This photo has leading lines, because of the barbed wire. It also has the mountains in the back that make the photo look like it has more depth. Most of all, it has a strong subject. This man is trying to sneak a child through the barbed wire through to his family, which is smiling to finally seeing him.

Friday, February 6, 2015

This is a famous photo from World War One. This photo was famous with photojournalism is because it was one of the first huge wars. This photo has leading lines, because of the gun that they're using, and all of the grass and branches there are leading you to the subject, the soldiers. There's also a strong subject with the soldiers about to be in war.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

This photo is famous because of the rule of thirds, which is a rule that most photographers use to judge where the subject of the photo should go. In this case the subject is the girl, and more importantly, her arm muscles. If you were to draw a grid on the picture, then her face and her arm are on the part of the grid where you want your subject to be. (on the side of the picture) This photo also has leading lines. Leading lines are whenever you have any type of lines that lead you to the subject, in this picture, her arms lead you to her face. A key to any great photo, is a strong subject, this picture for sure has a STRONG subject! It shows that women are strong, and that we are hardworking.

About this blog

I made this blog for my American history project on photojournalism. This way I can let anyone that wants to know about photojournalism the information thats important. I'm taking famous photos from different time periods and explaining why they became so famous, and why photojournalism is so important to us now.