The difference between photojournalism, documentary, editorial, and commercial photography

I used to struggle with the difference between these genres of photography, which on the surface all seem broadly the same. While it’s fair to say they are closely related, there are some subtle differences between them. An example of a directed portrait that could be classed as documentary photography. Photojournalism First, photojournalism, which is primarily about recording an event, and telling a viewer what happened via a … Continue reading The difference between photojournalism, documentary, editorial, and commercial photography