Photojournalism: Where to find the best in news photography

The internet is full of photojournalists that are capturing the world in new and innovative ways. The following sites are showcasing the best of the medium and are an inspiration to professional and aspiring news photographers everywhere:

WeSay

WeSay does something rarely seen on the internet: news photos from mainstream media are shown off side by side with the work of amateur photographers. The result is a site that is as visually arresting as the photography it showcases.

Photos that Changed the World

Remember Kevin Carter’s 1994 photo of the African child and the vulture? Or the 1945 photo of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima? This site does and aggregates the photos that have made an undeniable impact on the world.

Vanity Fair: The 25 Best News Photographs

If you prefer your world-changing photographs in slide show form, Vanity Fair has brought together the famous snapshots of news subjects like Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Hindenburg.

The Digital Journalist

Billed as “the monthly online magazine for visual journalism,” The Digital Journalist brings together the best and latest in photojournalism, including the touching behind-the-scenes gallery of President-elect Obama by Time photographer Callie Shell.

Google: LIFE Photo Archive

Search through LIFE Magazine’s famous photos and unreleased gems with Google’s newly-released archive.

The 37th Frame

The 37th Frame is a source for the best photojournalism from around the web and encourages readers to submit their own.

MediaStorm

Traditional news photography is given a multimedia kick. Stunning photographs are paired with audio to give the viewer a more detailed depiction of each news subject.

Flickr: Photojournalism 2.0

Citizen journalists are running the show at one of many Flickr groups dedicated to photojournalism. The collected works are not surprisingly just as good, if not better, than the pros.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture, a blog-style site with amazing photos from around the world, has been around since May, but made a big splash during the Olympics with beautiful photos of the opening ceremony. The tradition continues with photos of subjects ranging from the California wildfires to the Red Bull Air Race.

Digital Photography has a great list of mainstream media sites illustrating the news through photos. For those photojournalists struggling with ethics in the digital age, this article is a must-read.