Interviú is a Spanish magazine created in 1976. It is an historical publication and it was born at the same time than Democracy comes to Spain. When you ask to anyone about Interviú immediately he thinks in erotic photos. Every week in the front page a celebrity naked was photographed. This person usually has known because of his private life and not because of her work, merits, or achievements. The magazine was criticized for a part of society because it serves to make more powerful the gossip press. Despite these photos, if we open the magazine we can see a great investigated photojournalism. They write and take photos about controversial news as political corruption, crimes, money laundering…
I’m going to talk about the photojournalism and the ethic of the photographer profession.The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has a Code of Ethics that “is intended to promote the highest quality in all forms of visual journalism and to strengthen public confidence in the profession. It is also meant to serve as an educational tool both for those who practice and for those who appreciate photojournalism,” explains NPPA in the preamble.
The Internet has had in the last decade a big impact on photojournalism. Nowadays, there are a lot of webpages like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram where people can upload their photos and show them to the world. But if you try to investigate a bit more, you find platforms like flickr. This webpage, created in 2004, it is different than the other three platforms named previously because it has a more specialized point of view in photography. That is why lots of photojournalists use Flickr to show their works.
9 DECEMBER 2013
Mathew Jonson, in his performance at the KER club Barcelona. Photo by: German Parga
Anna-Lou “Annie” Leibovitz (October 2, 1949) is one of the most important American photographers. The biography written by The Art Directors Club explains perfectly who Leibovitz is: “Annie Leibovitz’s witty, powerful portraits have been appearing on magazine covers for more than twenty-five years. In that time she has become one of the world’s most celebrated photographers.”
The 22th Photography and Journalism Seminar Albarracín (Teruel) closed its doors last October with a pervasive sense of pessimism among participants about the future of the profession, but the director of the event, Gervasio Sánchez, talked about the difficult future of our profession and has recognized that “never it was easy.” We can read an article in Heraldo de Aragón about this seminar
Photojournalism has developed along the last century. Some changes are caused because of the photography technology and the improvement of the profession. The war images seventy years ago were different than now and the correspondent role has changed too.