Photography and politics expert David Campbell looks at how the world's view of Africa has been shaped by media images of devastation and despair. Is it time for photographers to stop offering up the same "old" visions of Africa?
News photographers naturally descend on disaster areas and conflict zones like moths to a flame. But do we really need hundreds of images of the same tragedy? Some of the world's top photojournalists weigh in.
The price paid for paparazzi photos by US glossies has plummeting by 31%, according to a survey by The Daily Beast. Has the recession caused the celebrity media bubble to burst, or have celebrities just become more boring?
An incredible story and images from National Geographic shutterbug Paul Nicklen about a photographic expedition to shoot deadly leopard seals that took an unexpected turn. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxa6P73Awcg[/youtube]
See eye-to-eye, toe-to-toe, fist-to-fist, and wheel-to-wheel with the world's sportspeople as they experience the highs and lows of sporting glory.
Aussie photojournalists discuss the trials and triumphs of their craft in the current media climate. More photographers have been forced to go freelance, but technological advances have opened up amazing new possibilities for the solo shutterbug.
The answer, my friend, is sitting in the White House. Even though casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to mount, the media has lost all interest in parading images of flag-draped American war caskets since Bush left office, says Byron York.