How does a solutions focus change the frame of documentary photography?
January 25, 2022.
Abstract: This event explored what a solutions focus in documentary photography and photojournalism involves, why it is important, and show some recent work that embraced this alternative frame. Indonesian photographer Michael Eko and American photographer Celia Talbot Tobin presented work they produced for the Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative. They were joined by Kyser Lough, who discussed his research on visual communication and solutions journalism, with an emphasis on photojournalism.
Improving representation through a solutions lens: Photojournalists’ perception and implementation of solutions visual journalism
Abstract: This study explores the use of solutions visual journalism as a practice to improve media representation of vulnerable populations. A solutions-oriented approach involves reporting on what people are doing […]
Assessing diversity in visual journalism through photographer, subject and community demographics
Abstract: This study explores diversity of newsrooms and community coverage through the lens of feature photographs. Feature photos offer a slice-of-life presentation of a community, and photojournalists often are able […]