Filmmakers today have to be their own production companies, PR agencies, and distributors. Columbia Journalism School alum Salima Amina Koroma, class of 2013, exemplifies the way young filmmakers have taken control of all aspects of producing a documentary. (more…)
This post on working with undocumented immigrants is part one of our Covering Sensitive Populations series, where we help dissect the intricacies of working with subjects that may be made vulnerable to media attention.
Sisters alongside the road near their home. Allensworth, California.
Boy with an old farm truck. Teviston, California.
Fishing in an irrigation canal. Corcoran, California.
Texas migrant at his home. Allensworth, California.
In 2008, photojournalist Christopher Tyree left his full-time job at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, to launch a media and design company that worked with nonprofits. The idea stemmed from his frustration with journalism, which Tyree felt was becoming more about giving consumers information they craved, rather than stories that served the public. (more…)
Check out Jessica Dimmock and Stephanie Sinclair’s Too Young to Wed: Destaye, a short film that examines a young girl’s journey as a child bride in Ethiopia. Dimmock is an example of how a photographer can successfully transition into video.
The reality for most photojournalists is that a majority of their work is video or multimedia. If you’re a still photographer just moving to video, we have a list of tips from pros Ed Kashi, Ron Haviv and Jessica Dimmock, to help ease the transition. (more…)
The process of creating a documentary often follows its own narrative arc: a filmmaker sets out to create a film, faces a set of successes and failures, and eventually triumphs. For Mayeta Clark, her journey began with a walk on a December day.
Can using a pop culture medium like Instagram to publish photos be considered photojournalism? If you look at most news publications, the answer seems to be a resounding yes. Despite the uncharted territory, many photojournalists have adapted the tool as part of their arsenal. Columbia Visuals chatted with Ivan Kashinsky and Michael Christopher Brown, photojournalists […]