History & Genre’s

Photography for Journalists

For photojournalists there is a lot to think about when taking photographs not just taking the photo, lighting and positioning of the main objects but also the history and genre’s they are trying to aim for and achieve through their creative work.

Here are some of the movement and styles the photojournalists are trying to create:

expressionism
purism
straight
abstract
conceptual
appropriation
mixed techniques
staged

Here are some of the genre’s that the photojournalists categorize into:

snapshot/family album
scientific
photo-reportage
advertisement
street photography/topography

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