Photojournalism is a unique form of journalism that essentially sets out to tell a story. It is generally relevant to the collecting and editing of photographs for presentation as news material for publication or broadcast, but can also be considered a more personal kind of photo documentary with the sole purpose of creating awareness and documenting time.
Photojournalism is a branch of photography that is often considered to be the same as Documentary Photography, Street Photography and other types of a similar nature, but it does differ in however minute and unique a manner. The art of photojournalism expressly demands that the work presented be honest and uncompromised in its entirety, narrating a story in a purely unbiased and truthful manner. A photojournalist may be considered a kind of reporter, often required to report to scenes and events with his equipment in situations that often require quick thinking, risky obstacles, tough decision-making and often peril and danger to oneself in the pursuit of visually documenting timely events. The famous saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” may be expressed most evidently through the lens of photojournalism, truly delivering an entire lifetime of visual presence through a single photograph.
With the advancements in technology, networking and most importantly the rise in human awareness and a thirst for knowledge and action, the world is full of photojournalists employing new and innovative techniques to capture scenes in their purest form. The internet is the most efficient, practical and widespread platform for inspired and aspiring visual impression-makers and news-spreaders today, allowing these talented and aspiring photojournalists to showcase their work to the rest of the human population, making their stories reachable and immortal for us all. Below we have a hand-picked collection of stunning, striking and God-honest photographs taken by photojournalists in the field, capturing real events and occurrences across the globe.