Some Aspects of Aesthetic Creativity in Journalistic Photography

Authors

  • Iasmina PETROVICI West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Political Sciences
  • Lucian Vasile SZABO West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Political Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/po/24

Keywords:

Journalistic photography, visual communication, online journalism, aesthetic creativity,

Abstract

Journalistic communication trough photography is a fundamental way of transmitting both visual and verbal messages, and its aesthetic expressiveness plays an essential role not only in capturing and maintaining the attention of the audience but also in terms of emotional impact and to support the credibility of the message. Regardless of its classical or digital form, the type of publications and media in which it appears, journalistic photography is a pertinent mean of communication, primarily through its creative aesthetical aspect. On the basis of these considerations, the present study intends to underline the importance of the aesthetic dimension of journalistic photography in online journalistic publications in Romania. The study will debut with the illustration of the aesthetic and stylistic peculiarities of journalistic photography, both at the level of its form and of its contents. The second part of the study underlines the characteristics of artistic journalistic photography in graphic, compositional and chromatic aspect, also revealing its functions in online journal publishing. The applied part of the study consists in the qualitative analysis of the aesthetic creativity of some journalistic photographs from the Romanian online press, and finally we shall draw some conclusions.

Author Biographies

Iasmina PETROVICI, West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Political Sciences

Senior Lecturer Ph.D., West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication Sciences, Department of Philosophy and Communication Sciences, Romania, iasmipetrovici@yahoo.com

Lucian Vasile SZABO, West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Political Sciences

Senior Lecturer Ph.D., West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication Sciences, Department of Philosophy and Communication Sciences, Romania, vasile.szabo@e-uvt.ro

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Published

2018-07-05

How to Cite

PETROVICI, I., & SZABO, L. V. (2018). Some Aspects of Aesthetic Creativity in Journalistic Photography. Postmodern Openings, 9(2), 134-144. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/24

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Theoretical articles

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