Recording - Photography in crisis situations

For decades, photos have defined the historic events of their time. At one point, we relied on journalists to cover news stories and share them with us. Today, almost everyone has that opportunity.

The rise of citizen journalism means that in crisis situations anyone might be able to take the photo that will define the event for the next generation. As a photographer, you have the edge. Or at least you should.

If, God forbid, tragedy strikes while you happen to have your camera, what will you do?

This is what we discussed in our May Free Photo Webinar - Photography in crisis situations.

News stories I referenced

30 Photos that Changed the World

Spectator's picture of scene draws attention

Tragedy in Boston: One Photographer's Eyewitness Account

Globe’s Tlumacki: ‘I am dealing with trauma & trying to keep busy’ following Boston tragedy

Marathon Photographer Captures Images of Horror

Marathon's deadly moments captured from office building above finish line

Hurricane Sandy photos

Why Time Magazine Used Instagram to Cover Hurricane Sandy

 

Citizen journalism examples

CNN iReport

How CNN’s iReport verifies its citizen content

 

Agency examples

Alamy Live News

Getty Images - News Image Galleries

Submit to Getty Images

 

News Bureaus

Submit to Reuters

Contact AP News

 

Photo Philanthropy

Media Grants, Competitions and Workshops 

 

P.S. One of our listeners asked me to share this link to Jeremy Lock's site as a good example of editorial photojournalism.