Photojournalism Assignments

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In the last two years, he has focused on his work with NGOs and Lonely Planet Magazine.

Ron Haviv: Has been working for more than 20 years as a photographer.

His editorial clients have ranged from being on contract with Newsweek for many years to story assignments with Time, New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, People, and Vogue amongst others.

This is NOT an easy field to break into and the rewards are rarely monetary.

But like many photography disciplines, a passion for your subject is a requirement for any level of success.

(I want to offer special thanks to Giana Choroszewski, the operations manager at VII Photo Agency, and Will Mosgrove, my mentor at the Academy of Art University, for helping me with this article!

) Before we dive into the business issues, let’s meet each of our photographers.

You then must try to meet some people who work at the news agencies, magazines, and news organizations.

If you are lucky, chances to meet people will come to you from these efforts.

It is true that documentary photography dates back to the Civil War but most photo history textbooks credit the era of the 1930s to the 1950s when photographers such as Robert Capa, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Alfred Eisenstaedt raised the public awareness of photojournalism and became famous for their magazine and newspaper work.

Fast forward to today: photographers in this field now work with a wide range of clients, including magazines, newspapers, corporate foundation clients, nonprofits, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).


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