Editorial photographs and patterns of practice

Grayson, Louise (2013) Editorial photographs and patterns of practice. Journalism Practice, 7(3), pp. 314-328.

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This paper proposes a new theoretical method to analyse patterns of photographic practice of editorial photography– using an ‘action genre’ approach (Lemke, 1995: 32). That is, rather than taking final photographic forms as being definitive of genre, this new method identifies patterns of ‘activity types’ involved in the production of editorial photography to be identified (1995: 32). While there has been much written on editorial photography, there is no organised body of scholarship that distinguishes between different modes of presenting patterns of photographic practice. Claims about the degree of influence of visual images and their ability to drive public opinion have not sufficiently considered the full impact of photographic production processes. Although patterns of activity in the image-making process are not directly evident in the published photograph, the process does impact upon the resulting meanings made.

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ID Code: 54076
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special Issue: Themed Section on Migrants and the Media in the 21st Century: Obstacles and opportunities for the media to reflect diversity and promote integration
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Keywords: Editorial photography, Press photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, Action genre, activity types
DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2012.726836
ISSN: 1751-2794
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2012 04:26
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2013 22:56

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