Photojournalism history…

Just a couple of nice links that came through on the PetaPixel blog.

The first is a documentary on Contact Press Images (featuring photographers David Burnett, Eddie Adams, David Hulme Kennerly amongst others) from 1978 which is gloriously dated, but shows how image use has changed (watch out for the two Italian magazines running the story over multiple pages at the end of the film), and assignments and ways of working being totally different from now. But when I started in 1992 it was still effectively the same as shown here – huge lightboxes, hours spent bent double with a loupe, one version of each image, which you could only duplicate on slide copiers (which to be honest were just terrible), all the risks of your precious original tranny being wrecked by careless drum scanning…  I’d rather be staring at my 26″ SpectraView than a lightbox, for sure…

The other is a Bruce Dale retrospective on his 30 years on staff at the National Geographic – great stuff!

And the other day I was complaining a little about the D3s video capability, then saw this video by Vincent Munier – have to say, that’s pretty impressive.  Maybe it’s just me…