10 REVIEWS FROM SARA JANINI

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1. Social networks have revolutionized everything. The propagation and distribution is immediate and astronomy. But if not used well the notion of all is lost. Through social networks you can meet people and stories but tend to be incomplete, sketches or fragments more great stories, without elaborating. Moreover are also a way to expose or reveal stories that the media never published. That to me is the biggest asset you have today photojournalist.

 

2. I think for the photojournalist who want to live on this remains important, at least at the beginning of his career, working for agencies that have the power to issue you entrust and their jobs. Living as a freelancer in this world was virtually impossible until recently, since except on rare occasions, never bought you your material if the agency had one covering the event. What they are doing many photojournalists to create their own independent agencies, something unthinkable in the Internet era. They can do without the big agencies, to showcase their work at their own viewpoint, without intermediaries.

 

3. The problem with the copyrights of the images on social networking at the end is a matter of honor. Although given many more fraud cases where we get to find out and report, I prefer to bring it out to save it on a hard drive, for then my work would make no sense.

 

4. Post a picture on the Internet makes that job no longer worth the same (economically) since there is no exclusivity. Normally the photojournalist expected to publish in half and then it does extensible through the media. And moreover, you can market it in other formats, exhibition, workshops, lectures, screenings …

 

5. The photojournalist is the cornerstone in the ecosystem of photojournalism but unfortunately, often referred as a soldier without leeway and controls market requirements.

 

6. Each time images and more shocking to stand out from the maelstrom of images to which we are accustomed to daily formats are sought. Hopefully the trend will change more towards quality, pause, reflection.

 

7. The approach to the art, thanks to new technologies, has in recent years that many more people have access to photography and audiovisual world. That opens a great range of access to young people who want to say something. Maybe these young people never know what is a camera. You can also change the current photojournalists camera for Smartphones like the reel changed by a digital chip. But that does not mean that this is going to end the occupation. There will always be amateurs and professionals because this work is not only technical. Where thousands of people can be, access and send pictures of something that is happening is not antagonistic to be sent to a photojournalist at the place of the news. The vision of the photojournalist is personal and is what sets it apart.

 

8. I think in the future the profession of photojournalist will have more freedom and less dependence on large agencies and media. I think it will be able to channel their work by other means thanks to the globalized world of Internet.

 

9. When I was in camps in Yemen, the Arab Spring, told me the group of students who began staying in the square, how thanks to social networks people were joining them until the overthrow of President. Very few journalists managed to stay in the country since they were expelled so themselves with their Smartphones and office-store totally improvised campaign with four computers and wifi, managed to summon thousands of citizens of the country for months and make it public the whole world. There was even a tent where classes were taught Facebook citizens.

 

10. I think most of the media, especially large publishing groups, basically move interest. That’s the only problem with it. They do not care at all to present a reality if you do not believe it will be successful. It is a business, nothing more.

 

Sara Janini

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