The February issue of The Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism, is now online at http://digitaljournalist.org.
As Dirck Halsted, Editor and Publisher tells us in his monthly email to announce the launch to each issue, Robert Pledge launched his agency Contact Press Images 30 years ago and has become one of the premiere agencies documenting social change and unrest. DJ’s Marianne Fulton puts Contact’s achievements into context, and this issue presents a gallery of many of the incredible images made by Contact photographers. A second feature showcases what some young Contact photographers are doing to carry on the agency’s traditions, but cast in a mondernistic light. Robert Pledge introduces the work of Kristen Ashburn and Stephen Dupont, who are going bact to a traditional style of portraiture, using medium-format cameras, to give us a fresh look at global conflict. And don’t miss the many terrific regular features available in each issue. Join the mailing list to be advised when each month’s issue is posted.