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The Power Of Imagery: Why Photojournalism Matters

The art of photojournalism captures an instant that enables us to relate to one another like nothing else. That imagery has real power – it transcends language and creates understanding. That’s why photojournalists, like those from the Associated Press, are so important. They use imagery to tell a complete story from an instant in time and give the viewer an important glimpse at a wider world. 

See some of the photos capturing the headlines in America over the last several weeks by photojournalists from the Associated Press.

The AP continues to get out in the world to capture the moments making headlines. Earlier in the year they announced their switch to the Sony Alpha system, and they’ve been using Sony Alpha cameras and lenses to shed light on the backstories in America. Here we take a look at some of the photos #ShotOnSony that have captured the country’s attention over the past weeks, all taken by photojournalists from the AP.


A man wearing a face mask walks past advertising for a private clinic in Barcelona, Spain 8/31/2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). Sony α9 II. Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master. 1/8000-sec., f/5, ISO 50.  


A motorcyclist is silhouetted against the setting sun. Shawnee, Kan. 9/20/2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Sony α9 II. Sony 600mm f/4 G Master + 2X Teleconverter. 1/2500-sec., f/11, ISO 1250


People attend the March on Washington on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, Washington, DC, 8/28/2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Sony α9 II. Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master. 1/800-sec., f/4, ISO 100


A couple wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus walk on the Malecon seawall at sunset in Havana, Cuba, 8/31/2020. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) Sony α7R IV. 1/800-sec., f/8, ISO 400


A child in a Supergirl costume pays respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose, Washington, DC, 9/23/2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) Sony α9 II. Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master. 1/1250-sec., f/10, ISO 500


Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffery Shipman, left, stands along California State Highway 168 as the Creek Fire burns in the near vicinity, Shaver Lake, Calif. 9/6/2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sony α9 II. Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master. 6-secs., f/5.6, ISO 160


People gather at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 9/19/2020 Washington, DC. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Sony α9 II. Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master. 1/320-sec., f/5.6, ISO 250 


A man walks in the Reflecting Pool during the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. 8/28/20. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Sony α9 II. Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master. 1/640-sec., f/6.3, ISO 100.


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