Photojournalists specialize in one aspect of photography, namely pictures of newsworthy events, people, or other illustrative or educational material for use in publications or telecasts, using still cameras.

This work often necessitates travel to different and sometimes dangerous locations, for example, to cover natural disasters or military conflicts. Photojournalists need to understand the story behind the ‘on-the spot news’ and to portray this in a series of photographs which form a visual statement or essay.

Photojournalists can also diversify into publishing photographic books, calendas, postcards and posters.


  • portrait and commercial photography studios

  • newspapers and magazines

  • television

  • advertising agencies

  • some large companies and industries

  • hospitals and research institutes

  • government departments

  • film industry

  • self-employment, with own studio or freelance work

Where to Study

Papua New Guinea
University of Goroka

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