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Catching the Image Through Photography and Graphics

Catching the image through photography and graphics

Photojournalists have a different challenge from text journalists. Words can be written away from the scene of the news, yet the photographer doesn't get a second chance at capturing in time the event that makes the headlines. Much of what a photographer does is being there at the right time. The news photographer must always be in the thick of the event. For example, more than two-thirds of those journalists killed during the Vietnam War were photographers or camera people (Moeller, 1996).

Other problems also plague photographers, such as the accidental death of Princess Diana in Paris, where celebrity-chasing paparazzi were accused of contributing to the cause of the accident. This has cast ...

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