Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 25 January 2019

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – just a short post as the power keeps dropping out due to the heatwave in Melbourne and I keep losing content (at the time of writing it was 43C (109F). Next week things will be cooler! (Featured image: Remain (C) Hoda Afshar)

World Press Photo – Witness article

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Recently I wrote an article on Renée C. Byer’s custom-built app Youbridge.it for Witness, World Press Photo’s online magazine. Here’s an excerpt from the story:

“How do you turn a viewer’s empathy into action? Tackling one of the most persistent questions for social documentary photographers” 

“Photographers put their heart and soul—even often their own funds—into projects with the hope of raising awareness that contributes to positive social change. We know that photographs are valuable pedagogic documents, and are able to arouse compassion in the viewer, but how do you get people to act on that empathetic response?

Pulitzer prize-winning American photojournalist Renée C. Byer might have a solution…(read the full story on Witness)

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