Exhibition - Social Documentary/ Photojournalism
A Long Night by Toni Segers
Definition: Photojournalism implies story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, sport news or human interest.
Definition: Social Documentary is concerned with the portrayal and interpretation of society encompassing both human and non-human subject matter.” It can include public space, graffiti, socio economic conditions etc which can be depicted without necessarily including human subjects. Social documentary images do portray a story but possibly not as overt as photojournalistic stories.
In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.
This is an externally judged exhibition. The President’s Trophy will be awarded to the member with the winning image (Print or Projected).