Analysis Of The Photographer And The Viewer

2941 WordsJun 4, 201512 Pages
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW The purpose of this literature review is to organise and generate a good study which helps the photojournalistic community (photographer) to serve its viewers the way the viewer wants to see images in news material when they are published or broadcasted. Ansel Easton Adams one of America’s greatest landscape photographer and environmentalist mentioned that “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer” (Stocks, 2014). 2.1 BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Photojournalism is a specific kind of journalism that utilises images in line to convey or relate a news story; it is the process of compiling, editing and presenting of information in the form of news for either publishing or broadcasting. In 1826 photography began its historical journey and can be classified into three major technological eras, according to Dennis Dunleavy an erstwhile award-winning photojournalist. The first era in 1826 corresponds to the invention and use of film with the help of plate, the taking and setting of a fixed image onto film. This was done through processes known as wet plate and afterward moved on to dry plate methods. The second era in photography which was in the 1880’s saw the development and growth of the industry thanks to an American innovator and entrepreneur George Eastman. He founded the world famous Eastman Kodak Company, introduced roll film technology which eventually epitomised his company and brought photography to the
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