by Paul Melcher
Every Monday from now on, Paul Melcher will do the web review.
Paul Melcher is a 20 years veteran of the photography business. He has run numerous prestigious photo agencies and was named by American Photo as one of the “100 most influential individuals in American photography”. He is also behind “The Thoughts of a Bohemian”, an influential blog about the photo industry. He currently lives in New York with his two boys, his lovely wife and his dog.
FIVE SITES TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF THE BEST PHOTOJOURNALISM TODAY
If you are a photojournalism aficionado but do not have the time, or the knoledgwe to find out what and where to see the best images , here is a list for you. It has no pretension of being exhaustive nor perfect but if you visit these site on a regular basis, you are guaranteed a strong exposure to what is being done in photojournalism today.
1. The Guardian
From their “last 24 hours” daily galleries to their “from the agencies” presentation, it is hard to find such an exhaustive presentation of today’s best photojournalism.
2. The New York Times
From the lighthouse of worldwide journalism, the New York Times Lens Blog is must go destination for anyone who has a passion for photography. The editors have no problem mixing renown photographers with upcoming talents. Furthermore, there is a strong emphasis on feature stories.
3. The Boston Globe
Created by a passionate editor on his free time, the Big Picture has quickly become a runaway hit among all photojournalism lovers worldwide. The concept is simple yet extremely effective. One topic illustrated by mostly wire service images displayed as large as possible.
4. The Los Angeles Time
Not to be shadowed by its East coast competitor, the Los Angeles Times has a photo blog of it own. Unlike other, it devotes a lot of space to multimedia creation ( photo, video, music, sound, text).
Their “week in pictures” is very often the best and a must see destination every Friday. They are also extremely active in producing their own photo features as well as creating compelling galleries around news events.