Backpack Journalism in News Photographer Magazine

HAVANA, Cuba, 15 November 2011 — This two-page spread appears in the latest edition of News Photographer Magazine, published by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). It shows Chelsea Crandall, one of my AU Abroad students this semester, at work in Habana Vieja. I’m teaching my “Photojournalism and Social Documentary” class to the AU students, documentary photojournalism being the foundation of the methodology we refer to today as “backpack journalism.”

(Photo by Bill Gentile.)