Best Photojournalism Books

1. Photojournalism, Sixth Edition: The Professionals' Approach

by Kenneth Kobre

Photojournalism: A Professionals' Approach, 6th edition blends insightful interviews with professionals, practical experience, current equipment and camera technology, and high-impact photographs to create the definitive book on photojournalism. The DVD features footage of working professionals handling on-the-job challenges.This revised edition features information on new laws affecting photojournalists, new trends in multimedia to keep skills competitive…»

2. The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders

by Emmanuel Guibert

Book DescriptionIn 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter's arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan accompanying the Doctors Without Borders. Didier LefèvreâÄôs photography, paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert, tells the powerful story of a mission undertaken by men and women dedicated to mending the wounds of war. Take a Look Inside The Photographer These…»

3. Associated Press Guide to Photojournalism

by Brian Horton

Written by noted AP photographer and photoeditor Brian Horton, this is an insider's manual to one of the most glamorous and exciting media professions. Emphasizing the creative process behind the photojournalist's art, Brian Horton draws upon his three decades of experience, as well as the experiences of other award-winning photojournalists, to instruct readers in the secrets of snapping memorable news photos every time. With the help of more than 100…»

4. Paparazzi: And Our Obsession with Celebrity

by Peter Howe

Stealth, impersonation, bribery, lock picking, ducking the cops. Oh, yes, and the odd bit of photography, too. No, the paparazzi don't have it easy. They're reviled by their subjects, by their employers, by their voyeuristic audienceâÄîand by the fashion and news photographers who think of themselves as artists and the paparazzi as creeps with cameras. They're the bottom feeders who shoot celebrities in all their infamy: drunk, undressed, distressed, lip-…»

5. Photojournalism and Today's News: Creating Visual Reality

by Loup Langton

Photojournalism and Today's News provides a practical guide for aspiring photojournalists as well as an intelligent look into newsroom culture and its influences on photographic assignments, production, and editing. Written by an award-winning photo editor and director of photography, and based on interviews with more than seventy high-profile journalists, this book appeals to students and young professionals alike. Addresses a wide range of practical…»

6. Photojournalism 1855 to the Present: Editor's Choice

by Reuel Golden

Ever since Roger Fenton inaugurated the genre by photographing the Crimean War in 1855, the world's great photojournalists have used a variety of approaches to bear witness to their times. At one end of the photojournalistic spectrum are war photographers like Robert Capa and Larry Burrows, who capture the most extreme events of human existence as they happen; at the other are social documentarians like Lewis Hine and SebastiÃÉ£o Salgado, who step back from…»

7. Truth and Photography: Notes on Looking and Photographing

by Jerry L. Thompson

Essays by one of the great, classical, American portrait photographers of this era. Move over Susan Sontag! --Michael Lesy. Not only are Jerry Thompson's essays beautifully composed, but their complete success in aligning so much precise observation with such a wide and intellectually appropriate range of critical thought makes them unique in the entire literature on photography, at least as far as I am acquainted with it. --Hilton Kramer»

8. Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism

by Howard Chapnick

This work explores the history of documentary photography, from the early years of "Life" and "Look" magazines to the more recent explosion of photographic technology. It features anecdotes from the author's own career and covers practical, creative and ethical issues.»

9. Digital Photojournalism

by Susan Zavoina, John Davidson

Digital Photojournalism is dedicated to instruction and theory of digital processes and tools for the study of photojournalism. Currently, the best-selling photojournalism textbooks provide only a chapter or two on digital issues and technology; Digital Photojournalism is an entire book on the subject. Co-authored by a photojournalism professor at the University of North Texas and an Assistant Managing Editor of Visuals for The Dallas Morning News, the…»