The role of Non-Government Organisations (NGOS) in practising editorial photography in a globalised media environment

Grayson, Louise (2014) The role of Non-Government Organisations (NGOS) in practising editorial photography in a globalised media environment. Journalism Practice.

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The news media industry has changed dramatically into a global business with ever-increasing attention being devoted to entertainment and celebrity across the last 10–20 years. There has also been a growing reliance on images produced by citizens (citizen photojournalism), by media outlets and publishers. It is widely acknowledged that in tandem these changes have 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 in photographers working for and alongside NGOs has given rise to a new genre of editorial photography which I call NGO Reportage. By way of a case study, an exploration of this new genre reveals important issues for photographers working with NGOs and examines the constructed narratives of images contained within these emerging practices.

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ID Code: 68962
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Photojournalism, Non government organisation (NGO), Press photography, Journalism
DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2014.883124
ISSN: 1751-2786
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in the Journalism Practice copyright Taylor & Francis; Journalism Practice is available online at
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2014 23:07
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 07:02

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