Um novo fotojornalismo. Amém!
Essa nota vem de um comentário assinado por Nathan Shanahan no artigo “For God’s sake, somebody call it!”, de Neil Burgess.
O artigo de Burgess está enlaçado na nota “Mais uma morte do fotojornalismo. Que assim não seja! Amém!”
Vale a pena ler o artigo e o comentário.
Fortunately photojournalists don’t want to lie down and die. After every forest fire the brush eventually regrows and with it the life slowly returns. Photojournalists are looking for new ways to survive.
While publishers, magazines and newspaper are drying up as revenue sources the opportunities for photographers to directly compete for a share of the audience only grows. As soon as photographers find a way to convert that audience into revenue you will see a resurgence, be it small at first, in independently produced quality photojournalism.
VII are doing just this with the new VII Magazine.
Latitude Magazine (full disclosure – I am Latitude’s coordinator and editor) is another such experiment that is starting to pay off. Self published by the photographers who shoot for it, Latitude Magazine has over 60 photojournalists contributing monthly to a publication we sell directly to consumers.
That is 60+ voices who blog, twitter, email and market the magazine because we own it. No advertising, no sales people, no middle management bulk gobbling up all the profits. The magazine is $2.99! And every issue sold is money in the pockets of the photographers who shot for it.
The traditional relationship between photojournalist and publisher is dead, not photojournalism.