Photojournalism

Photojournalism is probably the most powerful and affective way of communicating the news in a different way. The photos taken through photojournalism make an impact on us as it sticks to our memory. They tell a story – reporting the news, having a purpose. These images allow us to feel connected to far away realities and being educated, simultaneously.

US Presidential Inauguration, Washington, USA - 20 Jan 2017

Here’s an image of a photo that made an impact on me. It was taken on Donald Trump’s inauguration day by Kevin Dietsch. Instead of escorting his wife and First Lady Melania Trump, Trump himself goes along without her, including former president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. It shows the contrast between the warmth of the Obama’s, and the ignorance of Trump. It sparkles the fear of what Trump’s victory could mean for both the American and global society, in relation to his behaviour. That’s how I see it, at least.

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  1. Yes, this is a powerful photo and your comments on what they say about the presidency are very thoughtful.

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