Documentary Photography vs Photojournalism

Here, the main goal is to establish a more solid concept for each genre and leave us with a clear understanding of what documentary photography and photojournalism are and are not. The line that divides both genres has become extremely thin for people who are not plugged into photography. That’s why this topic deserves a deeper dive.




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