Photojournalism Project

Baptist Press PhotoBaptist Press photo

Cutline: “Donna Price of Kingsland Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., was part of a prayer team that covered various parts of the church building in prayer at the Transformation Center in Brooklyn, Md., on June 7 as part of the annual Crossover evangelistic outreaches that precede the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. The center is part of the vision of Streetlite church in Baltimore to ‘intentionally and strategically establish a ministry presence in the impoverished neighborhoods throughout Baltimore and communities throughout the world.’”

Photographer: Matt Miller

Date: June 2014

This photo was taken by Matt Miller for Baptist Press in June 2014. This originally appeared in a feature story for Baptist Press. The author of the article was Myriah Snyder. It accompanied the feature covering the remodeling of the Transformation Center and what its purpose was in the Brooklyn, Baltimore community.

It was part of coverage for Crossover Baltimore. For this particular picture, a group of churches including Kingsland Baptist Church gathered to pray in specific parts of a “transformation center” for a prayer walk. Featured here is Donna Price praying in the sanctuary.

There are news values present in the story. The readers of this story would have been impacted by this photo. Many, even in the world of the readers of this publication, do not know what the Crossover events are. This photo shows them a little of what is going on in the story. When released, the photo and story were immediate. They were released within days of this event. Proximity was present in this photo because for those who follow this news service, this is a key event in the organization’s life. Prominence is perhaps missing from this photo because no one really knows who this lady, Donna Price, is. Novelty and conflict are also missing. However, emotion is present in the photo by the fervency seen on this lady’s face.

This particular photograph is interesting because before reading the story, it peaks interest. The story accompanying it does not focus on the prayer warriors for the construction project. This photo, however, highlights this. This photo does not showcase drama so much, but it does highlight emotion. This can be seen in the lady’s face as she prays. The way that it utilizes the rule of third s is effective because although the pews set the scene, the focal point is the lady praying. The shot is a mid range shot.

Fox News Photo

Fox news pictureCutline: “Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David Bauman listens to arguments during a family’s lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District over the Pledge of Allegiance in Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold, N.J.”

Photographer: AP/The Star-Ledger, Ashley Peskoe, Pool

Date: Nov. 19, 2014

This photo is an Associated Press photograph that was shown on Fox News website. It was published on November 19, 2014. The photographer’s name is Ashley Peskoe. The author of the accompanying story is not listed, but was compiled by and contributed to by Associated Press.

This picture is from the Monmouth County (New Jersey) Superior Court case where a family sued the school system for making their child say the Pledge of allegiance which contained the words “under God.” This photo shows the judge assigned this case intently listening to an argument during the trial.

News values are present in the picture.  The impact of the photograph is that it shows before a judge making a decision. It shows him listening intently. The cutline tells what the picture is that the parties are arguing. Immediacy is apparent in the photograph because this happened the on November 1. Where the photo lacks in proximity, it makes up for in prominence.  The cutline tells what the reader of the story is doing in a courtroom. The conflict is seen in the judge’s face as well as the emotion.

It is interesting, because it draws a reader’s attention to what is taking place in the courtroom. This photograph is obviously dramatic because most courtrooms are. IT does not show action, but there is emotion written on the judge’s face. However, it does not use the rule of thirds. It is a close up shot because you can only see the judge and just part of him and none of his surroundings.

Associated Press Photo

AP pictureCutline: “An ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth looks at bullet holes at a synagogue a day after a shooting attack there in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The synagogue attack, which left five people dead, was the deadliest in Jerusalem since 2008 and came amid weeks of violence linked to a disputed holy site sacred to Jews and Muslims. Nearly a dozen people have been killed in attacks by Palestinians using guns, knives and vehicles.”

Photographer: AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner

Date: November 19, 2014

This photo is an Associated Press photograph. It was fond on the Associated Press website. It was taken by Sebastian Scheiner, and it was published on November 19, 2014. There was no accompanying story, but there was a lengthy cutline. The contact would be AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner.

In this picture, a young Orthodox Jew is staring through a bullet hole. This bullet hole is in a synagogue in Jerusalem. The bullet hole is from an attack from Palestinians over land disputes. This was the most deadly attack since 2008, and in it 5 people were murdered.

News values abound in the photo. The impact of the photograph is that there is a Jewish young man staring through a bullet hole. Most people are somewhat interested in Jewish/Palestinian relations. The fact that this attack happened on a synagogue and killed 5 people is a big deal. The photo is immediate because the attack happened on Tuesday and was published on Wednesday. Proximity is lacking, but it is made up for my prominence. Novelty is present because it is not every day you see a boy looking through a bullet hole in a synagogue. Conflict is present for the same reason. The photo is emotional because this is a big deal, as are most issues in the Middle East.

This photo is interesting because the shot is dramatic, drawing interest. While action is missing, there a=obviously was action present to make the bullet hole. The rule of thirds is almost utilized depending on what the focal point(s) are in the picture. The shot is a close up because you can only see the boy.