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It can be argued that photojournalism is one of the most reliable and immediate forms of communication giving evidence of events globally. In an environment where the need for information is insatiable, photojournalism helps to answer questions and give rise to new ones. This course explores photojournalism and its many differing forms in the digital age. You will look at traditional ideas of photojournalism and reportage and how it has evolved over the years since the introduction of digital cameras and the internet. Students will learn about the different aspects of working as a photojournalist for newspapers and wire agencies. Technical, professional and ethical aspects of photojournalism will be covered as well as practical experience. Students will have the opportunity to meet guest photojournalists and industry representatives. Over the duration of the course you will work on your own project or assignment and one class will be designated to covering an event reported by the news.
Your tutor, Glenn Lockitch is an award-winning independent social documentary, human rights and environmental photojournalist. He has been photographing in Australia and overseas for the last 18 years, and has been widely published and exhibited. Glenn has photographed, documented and strategised for numerous non-government organisations worldwide and was one of the initial free-speech activists working on one of the ground-breaking global Indymedia news websites now based in over 200 cities worldwide.
Required: Camera Craft 2 (or relevant experience), a digital or film SLR camera
Places strictly limited, ACP Membership is required
Enrolments currently closed for Photojournalism
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