Analysis: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Photojournalism

  1. Thesis:
    • While photojournalism may be exploitive, this exploitation is not always unethical and sometimes even necessary in creating an image that is both beautiful and impactful (Smolen, 2018).
      1. The location of this thesis concludes the intro, leads into the rest of the essayProvides a clear, specific argument from which the reader can understand the:
        • Purpose of the essayStructure of the essay
  2. Target Audience:
    • Average viewers of news mediaGeneral public
      1. The general public views news media as a source of informationModern news has an impact on the public in shaping its worldview
  3. Logos
    • “According…(“Code of Ethics”).”
      1. Cites NPPA for the primary goal; supports argument with facts
      2. Reasoning for argument
      3. Consistent with citations from NPPA
    • Sebastião Salgado
      1. Pulls figures in photojournalism, establishes a basis for examples
    • Paolo Pellegrin
  1. Ethos
    • “According…(“Code of Ethics”).”
      1. Cites NPPA for reputation
      2. Establishes base for what is true in the field of photojournalism
    • David Finkelstein
    • Michael Kimmelman
      1. Cites “experts” for facts
  2. Pathos
    • “While people…he captures”
      1. Speaks to exploitation
      2. Speaks about controversy
      3. Elicits anger or defense
    • Speaks about targeting readers
      1. Trauma/ PTSD
        • Suffering
      2. Starting conversations
      3. Keeping goals and truth in mind David FinkelsteinEthos
    • “According…(“Code of Ethics”).”
      1. Cites NPPA for reputation
      2. Establishes base for what is true in the field of photojournalism
    • David Finkelstein
  3. Pathos
    • “While people…he captures”
      1. Speaks to exploitation
      2. Speaks about controversy
      3. Elicits anger or defense
    • Speaks about targeting readers
      1. Trauma/ PTSD
        • Suffering
      2. Starting conversations
      3. Keeping goals and truth in mind

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