Everyday Instagram: “Changing perception and challenging stereotypes.”

Instagram launched in October 2010. Two years later, photographers Peter diCampo and Austin Merrill started posting, under the username @EverydayAfrica, scenes of African life happening alongside the wars, famines and other "news events" the two photographers were covering in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. As they put it on their website, “As journalists who are native to Africa, or have lived and worked on the continent for years at a time, we find the extreme not nearly as prevalent as the familiar, the everyday.”

Instagram for journalists

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 […]

AudioVision: Journalism + Instagram

PublicSquares

When Southern California Public Radio began engaging their listeners’ eyes as well as their ears, they wanted to bring some fresh perspective to something a lot of people do every day: taking photos with a smartphone.

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This week, three Instagrammers who share what they’re shooting when they’re on assignment. Live vicariously through:

Andrea Bruce. A member of NOOR, frequently on assignment for the New York Times. Latest shots are from Syria, Lebanon and Afghanistan.

David Yoder. A National Geographic shooter, not all of Yoder’s Instagram posts are taken with just an iPhone, but it’s fun to see what he’s shooting when he’s in the field.

David Guttenfelder. Associated Press chief Asia photographer, currently shooting from North Korea.

Helpful tweets:

PBS MediaShift tweets articles from their own blog and other sources on the changes happening in digital media. It’s a great source of information on where and how our work fits in journalism today.

DuckRabbit tweets from the DuckRabbit blog, a production company that spotlights photographers, and gives advice to the visual community.

NPPA. If you don’t follow the National Press Photographers Association, you should. It’s a great resource for legal information and inspiring image makers.