It is easy to make a picture of a building that describes its appearance. Yet editorial photographs of buildings must go well beyond just showing what a building looks like. Photojournalists making pictures of buildings should have a message in mind and then do whatever they can to capture that meaning in a photograph, instead …More
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A communicative environmental portrait must go beyond just describing a person’s appearance. It should define his or her personality, and say something about his or her work by integrating the subject with the workplace itself. The most successful environmental portraits use a photojournalistic approach to tell us who that person is, and what he or …More
(You can view the images in this column in a larger size by clicking on them.) This past spring, I spent a memorable morning photographing workers in a Bolivian factory. They were making hats by hand, with the help of noisy and seemingly hazardous machinery that reminded me of the factories of centuries past. I …More