This category covers all photography which documents events and records them, or which is used to tell a story. Sometimes the camera captures events as they occur, to be published as news. In other cases, it documents an ongoing condition or situation for public awareness. Exploring this area on the Web will lead you to examples of work by famous photojournalists such as Alfred Eisenstadt. You can also see how photography is being used to visually describe the plight of the homeless.

In 2002, nearly 100 leading photojournalists from 26 countries were sent across the African continent to 50 nations and instructed only to shoot what they saw. The result was David Elliot Cohen's A Day in the Life of Africa.

Digital Journalist
FiftyCrows Foundation - Working for Positive Social Change
Smithsonian Photographs On-Line
Every Picture Tells a Story
Making Sense of Documentary Photography
Walker Evans Project
FocalPoint f/8
Analysis of Documentary Photography

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