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What are the 'must read' books for a photojournalist?
The Brooks Institute of Photography and the members of have put this list of photojournalism books together. Books of all types, shapes, and sizes are listed, reviewed and rated. What's on your bookshelf?
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Most Recently Updated
Item Updated Updated By Comments Current Rating
The Americans 01/03/12 David Welker 8 9.88
The Rise of Barack Obama 10/28/11 John Stoops 7 10
The Great Picture Hunt 2 10/28/11 John Stoops 8 10
Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War 10/28/11 John Stoops 9 7.33
The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War 10/10/11 Paul W Gillespie 9 9.33
Witness in Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers 09/08/11 Dan Figueroa 2 9.50
Best Business Practices for Photographers 09/08/11 Dan Figueroa 13 9.85
Worth The Wait 04/11/11 Rich Pilling 1 10
I don't want to know all that technical stuff... I just want to shoot pictures 02/08/11 Nancy Hostetler 2 10
Journey to the Ring: Behind the Scenes with the 2010 NBA Champion Lakers 11/13/10 Staff 0 0
Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in the Vietnam and Indochina War 10/15/10 Douglas Young 7 9.86
2009 Red River Historic Flooding 07/15/10 Staff 0 0
Shutter Speed: The Challenge of Photographing the TT 07/08/10 Staff 0 0
Sports Illustrated Slide Show 06/23/10 Radu Rosca 9 9.89
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Heaven 05/06/10 Staff 0 0

Most Popular   [according to member ratings]
Item Votes Current Rating
Slap Shot 10 10
The Great Picture Hunt 2 8 10
The Rise of Barack Obama 7 10
Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism 6 10
Larry Burrows: Vietnam 6 10
Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency 5 10
Athlete 5 10
City of God 4 10
Rear Window 4 10
Classic Baseball: The Photographs of Walter Iooss Jr. 4 10
The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers 3 10
The Hot Shoe Diaries: Creative Applications of Small Flashes 3 10
Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age 3 10
Jim Marshall: Proof 3 10
A Choice of Weapons 3 10
Self-Portrait: U.S.A., The National Conventions, Miami Beach and Chicago 3 10
Warriors: The Greatest Photographs of Football's Toughest Players 2 10
Eyes of the Storm: The Story in Pictures of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 2 10
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2 10
War: USA - Afghanistan - Iraq 2 10
Dust to Glory 2 10
Through a Blue Lens: The Brooklyn Dodgers Photographs of Barney Stein, 1937-1957 2 10
Bystander: A History of Street Photography 2 10
How I Learned Not to Be a Photojournalist 2 10
Wrigley Field: A Celebration of the Friendly Confines 2 10

What students are reading   [provided by Educators]
Title Author Votes Rating
Photojournalism, The Professional's Approach Kenneth Kobre 17 9.24
Associated Press Guide to Photojournalism Brian Horton 12 8.83
Witness in Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers Ken Light 2 9.5
Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency Russell Miller 5 10
My War Gone By, I Miss It So Anthony Loyd 1 7
Life Photographers: What They Saw John Loengard 6 8.83
Clinton: Portrait of Victory P.F. Bentley 1 9
I Shot New York Ralph Ginzburg 1 9
The Photographic Essay: William Albert Allard William Albert Allard 7 9.86
Get the Picture John G. Morris 2 8.5

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