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Portland Press Herald

Maine Darkroom

Our photojournalists

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Derek Davis
Ben McCanna
Shawn Ouellette
Greg Rec
Brianna Soukup
Michele McDonald
Photo Editor

The power of photojournalism

Photojournalism differs from other genres of photography in that it is based on ethics, on the fair and honest representation of the story. From this, photographers build photos that are intimate, visually elegant and inviting. They try to make photographs with narrative clarity, while leaving space for interpretation. The photographer strives to capture the moment through her own perspective while the viewer may find something else in it.

As the acclaimed landscape photographer Ansel Adams said, you don’t make a photograph with just a camera. “You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the people you have loved.”

Portland Press Herald photographers look at Maine and Mainers deeply and authentically. They aim for uncovering and connecting us with more than the renowned beauty of our state, but with our shared humanity.

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