Golden Age

Golden Age The twentieth century marked a great development of photojournalism, but is known as the golden age of same for the period between 1930 and 1950 due to significant advances for the photograph and a greater range in the journalistic profession . Paradoxically, the development of photojournalism occurs especially between the two world wars where journalists and its information is put to the Test. Many of them even participated as combatants in those wars. Some magazines like Picture Post in London, the Paris Match in France, the Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung of Berlin, the Life Magazine and Sports Illustrated USA and The Daily Mirror newspaper in England, the New York Times and others, won a reputation for great readability and wide use of photographs of the hand of famous photographers like Robert Capa, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Erich Salomon, Margaret Bourke-White and W. Eugene Smith.In particular Henri Cartier-Bresson is generally considered the father of photojournalism. The action shots frozen in time are famous, like a man jumping and was considered one of the most splendid shots of the twentieth century. His Leica camera (introduced in 1925), is considered versatile, which allowed him to capture moments at the right time. This camera was also the one used another great figure of twentieth-century photojournalism: Robert Capa. In “Migrant Mother” Dorothea Lange journalist reproduced image which meant the Great Depression. The soldier Tony Vaccaro is also recognized as one of the most prominent photographers of World War II. Her pictures, taken with a simple Argus C3 camera captured the horrific moments of the war as the soldier’s death in battle Capa, who was also in the landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day and who also made the important shots turning point in World War II.Vaccaro is also known for having developed their own images of soldiers in helmets and use chemicals found in the ruins of a photo lab in 1944. Until the 80s of the twentieth century most of the publications printed using technology based on low quality newsprint, ink base and rough surface. As the lyrics were of high definition and readability, the prints were made up of photographic items that often distort the image and produce side effects. Thus, although the publication used the photograph well – a respectable size, well framed – reproductions opaque forcing the reader to pay careful attention on the picture to understand its meaning. The Wall Street Journal dot high resolution adopted in 1979 to publish pictures and avoid the limitations of printing letters. Not until the 80 most newspapers shifted to offset printers that reproduce photos with high fidelity in white paper.The invention of offset printing allowed for a better quality of the image on the paper type of print media. Meanwhile, Life magazine in the U.S., one of the most popular weeklies since 1936 and through the 70s in terms of photography is concerned, began to play the best photos in sizes 11 times larger pages of 35.16 cm in dimension, high quality ink and paper soft. Life frequently publishes the best photos of UPI or AP previously published elsewhere, but that being presented by the U.S. magazine appear to be completely different versions by the careful attention that the magazine gives you.