In the 1930’s – 40’s commercial photographers were considered the artists of their times. The scene shifted in the 1950’s – 60’s and the photojournalists who worked for Life and Look magazines were the most celebrated photographic artists. Today photojournalists are no longer in demand to tell us about the world, because TV does it with the evening news. Mass media magazines now use photographers to illustrate stories on movie stars, sports and newsmakers and are no longer the creative galleries for commercial and editorial photography. - Bill Owens, Publish Your Photo Book: A Guide to Self Publishing by Bill Owens , ISBN: 0960246207 , Page: 7
The uninvolved photojournalist’s pictures will at the very best serve to prop up the copy, at worst ruin it; the involved photographer’s work however will speak entirely for itself and will in no way profit by copy, though copy neatly added will not spoil such a picture; simply, it will not be read. - Jozef Gross - “A point of view: fact of feeling?” [cited in: Creative Camera March 1968, p. 99] is important for the photojournalist to think first as a journalist, second as a photographer. - J. Bruce Baumann, Associated Press Guide to Photojournalism (Associated Press Handbooks) by Brian Horton , ISBN: 0071363874 , Page: 15