Photographic/Cinematic style of Journalism: Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris is a great  example of a more photographic/cinematic style of journalist, who is also a multiple award winning VII photo agency and Time magazine photographer.

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While Morris photographed the President Obama on assignment for Time magazine he also shot short films on Canon 5DmkII and 7D DSLRs. In each film he tries to convey a message – he uses black and white along with tilt and shift lenses to give unique feeling to his films. His great eye and unique access give a totally different view of a Presidency to that of the broadcasters. I would argue that this is good journalism, and that his ideas and his methodology are laid out – it is that magazine photo essay but in a moving format.

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DSLR News Shooter says news and documentary video from photographers on the internet are struggling to find an audience, and that if they keep using the same old-school formats as TV they wont be able to compete for long.

One thing is clear to me; news and documentary video from photographers on the internet is struggling to find an audience. If we continue to do only the same old formats as our TV brethren we won’t be able to compete for long – the likes of the BBC will do it better most of the time. I’m glad there are photographers, cameramen and women and videojournalists out there who are prepared to try to move the medium forward.

Christopher Morris Photography

TIME On Assignment: The War in Iraq, Photographs by Christopher Morris

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One response to “Photographic/Cinematic style of Journalism: Christopher Morris

  1. Omg another cinematography post i love these

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