After Photography: The State of Photojournalism

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 09:33 AM

In his new book, After Photography, Fred Ritchin, former New York Times Magazine photo editor; photography and imaging professor at NYU and director of; discusses how affordable technology and digital manipulation have changed the world of photojournalism. Here are some sample images discussed on the BL Show 2/17/10. (Images 2-7 appear in After Photography.)

Audio from the segment:

Image 1: A picture from the aftermath of the recent Haiti earthquake.
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Image 2-3: Two OJ Simpson covers that appeared on the same day.


Image 4: Spencer Platt's image was selected as 2006 World Press Photo of the Year. The original caption read 'Affluent Lebanese drive down the street to look at a destroyed neighborhood.'

Image 5-6: Two angles of the same image from the US invasion of Haiti in 1994.


Image 7: Matt McDermott's photograph from the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake 2010.


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Comments [2]

Joseph Rodriguez

Fred Ritchin speaks volumes about this issue of getting the image. As a working photojournalist I know all too well how we are pressured to move quickly when on assignment and how we can sometimes misinterpert the moment being photographed. Captions (getting the most accurate info possible at the scene or after)) are very critical to let us know what the picture is truly about. Mr. Ritchin continues to eductae us about the importance of photography in our lives.

Feb. 22 2010 02:29 PM
andree brown

fantastic. how can i hear Fred speak on his new book?

Feb. 17 2010 12:03 PM

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