Last month, I was fortunate to receive a Certificate of Special Merit at the Human Rights Press Awards from the Foreign Correspondents’ Club and Amnesty International in Hong Kong. I won the award based on the publication of images in a Black Star Rising piece on Chinese coal miners.
I share this with you to let you know that as the world of photojournalism changes, the story is not only one of doom and gloom. Yes, many print newspapers and magazines are slimming down or shuttering altogether. But new opportunities are arising, too.
And one of these opportunities is to publish your work in online magazines.
Passionate, Powerful Images
We no longer have the number of magazines that were available in the 1990s and earlier, but we do have a multitude of Web sites that display stunning, passionate and powerful images.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- VII The Magazine
- The Digital Journalist
- The 37th Frame
- Positive Magazine
Even in China, where we hear many stories about the blockage of the Internet, you can look at a site like Beaugeste Photo Gallery and see wonderful social documentary photography.
It may not be the same sensation as feeling the glossiness of the magazine pages or smelling the newsprint, but I sure get a kick out of sitting down in the morning with a cup of coffee and traveling the world by Internet to be assailed by passionate, fresh photography.
What are some of your favorite places to find photojournalism online?