The role of the non-government organisation (NGO) in practicing editorial photography in a globalised media environment

Grayson, Louise (2014) The role of the non-government organisation (NGO) in practicing editorial photography in a globalised media environment. In The Future of Journalism Conference, 11-13 September 2013, Cardiff, UK.


The news media industry has changed dramatically in the last 10 to 20 years into a global business with ever increasing attention being devoted to entertainment and celebrity. There is also a growing reliance on images produced by citizens (citizen photojournalism) by media outlets and publishers. It is widely acknowledged this has shrunk publication opportunities for professional photographers undertaking editorial projects. As a result, photographers are increasingly relying on non-government organisations (NGOs) to gain access to photographing issues and events in developing countries and to expand their economic and portfolio opportunities. This increase of photographers working for and alongside NGOs has given rise to a new genre of editorial photography I call NGO Reportage. By way of a case study, an exploration of this new genre reveals important issues for photographers working alongside NGO’s and examines the constructed narratives of images contained within these emerging practices.

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ID Code: 66794
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Non-government organisation, Photography, Photojournalism, Editorial photography, Citizen photojournalism
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2014 02:29
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 21:10

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