A Photo Holds a Thousand Words
There are hundreds of news stories a day, thousands a month and millions a year. But there is something every news story has, besides a sassy punch line or good looking reporter. A picture. As a hobby, photography has become a big part of my life, I love to take pictures of any and everything and often leave the house without some kind of camera with me. Professional photographers too take their cameras everywhere when on the job, looking for that one moment that expresses everything they see on their trip. This photo of a man and his son hidden in the rubble in Gaza made the top 10 list of best photographs of 2009. There are many things that make a great photograph, but the things that make a photograph good can also make it average. This photograph both follows and breaks the rules. The leading lines of rubble extend through the hole photograph, however the main subject is centered which usually doesn't happen in most professional photographs. Photographs are very important for showing people what is really happening, words, however descriptive they may be, are never the same as actually seeing with your eyes. Photos are important for news stories to give people a real idea of what is happening. Moreover a photograph stays in someone's mind longer than a newspaper article or newscast because it is so striking. Photographs are so important for news, and informing the public, the top 10 photographs are incredibly important every year; especially when showing the tragedies in our world such as the incursion of Gaza.