The Value of Professional Photojournalism
When the business narrative turned against professional photojournalists, it was a shot against the bow of the photography community. As the trend increased, I proposed and executive-produced a video commissioned by the National Press Photographers Association. Done in a news magazine format, I collaborated with an Emmy-Award-winning team of videographer Mark Anderson and producer Gail Brown Hudson in finding subjects and situations that would bring out the essentials of the story. The documentary shows the value of professional photojournalism and the indisputable power of visuals produced by professional photojournalists. The video was released in conjunction with ground-breaking eye-tracking research by distinguished Poynter researcher Sara Quinn. I was especially honored to work with television celebrity Bill Kurtis, who gave his voice to support the project.