“We need a multitude of viewpoints to get closer to a universal truth.”

Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale: "Photography is not about you. It's about the people and stories you are photographing."

“Have conversations about what you think is great photography and why.”

Lauuren Steel is a Managing Editor at Reportage by Getty Images and is responsible for a group of renowned photographers. She started at Getty Images in 2003 as an entertainment assignment editor for the newswire, and she has been a part of the Eddie Adams Workshop faculty for the last 8 years. We spoke to Lauren about being a photo editor and what it takes to make it in the field.

“A little of effort of yours, it can change the lives of people.”

AP Photographer Altaf Qadri, who won a 2013 World Press Honorable Mention for his story, "School for Less Fortunate," talks about what it's like working for a wire service.

Covering Sensitive populations: the LGBTQ community

For the past seven years, Samantha Box has delved into the lives of LGBT homeless youth in NYC, creating images the challenged the stereotype of what it means to be of that demographic.

Covering Sensitive Populations: Kids

As members of the media, we should serve as a channel for children to speak for themselves, while at the same time respecting ethical principles and protecting their identities when appropriate. This post on working with children is part five of our Covering Sensitive Populations series, where we help dissect the intricacies of working with subjects that may be made vulnerable to media attention.

Covering Sensitive Populations: Victims of Abuse & Violence

Sexual abuse, child abuse and domestic violence are some of the hardest topics to tackle as a journalist. Here we highlight some best practices to help you cover this sensitive population. This post is part four of our Covering Sensitive Populations series, where we help dissect the intricacies of working with subjects that may be made vulnerable to media attention.

COVERING Sensitive Populations: People with Mental Disorders

We illustrate some best practices for journalists covering the widely underreported topic of mental health and illness. This post is part three of our Covering Sensitive Populations series, where we help dissect the intricacies of working with subjects that may be made vulnerable to media attention.

COVERING SENSITIVE Populations: Working with People Who Are Homeless

We spoke with photojournalist Andrew Holbrooke about his approach to working with people who are homeless and the ethical dilemmas he faced. This post is part two of our Covering Sensitive Populations series, where we help dissect the intricacies of working with subjects that may be made vulnerable to media attention.

Challenges of working with nonprofits and NGOs

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…)

Beyond the frame: from stills to motion

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 Creative Press Conference

As journalists, we get access to some incredible things. We are constantly in the presence of powerful or influential people, and we get to document historic moments and change in the world. We wanted to highlight this image from photojournalist Phil Moore, who is constantly looking for different ways of shooting these kinds of events.

Thinking About Digital Security

Digital security is not just about yourself and your assets; it’s about your sources and their identities. You may not have to deal with highly sensitive photos or footage on a regular basis, but it’s good to have an idea about what protections exist should you need to keep files secret, or your sources anonymous. […]

Video Storytelling With NGOs

A week after graduating from Columbia Journalism School, David P. Alexander made his way into a Cambodian jungle to shoot a story about illegal poaching for an non-governmental organization (NGO). Though he was not there for a traditional news outlet, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do: he was producing compelling videos about important subjects.  (more…)