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The photo makes the story

This image consists of three different National Geographic photo essays. The whole premise of this magazine is based on the photographs it presents. Without the images, the articles in the magazine would be simply human interest stories, which might lave little draw for potential readers. Becker suggests, “At the turn of the century there are few indications that photography actually increased magazine sales (Kahan 1968: 194; Hassner 1977: 218). Nevertheless, ‘the weekly photo-news magazine concept’ had been established, and the heroic construction of its news photographer had begun” (236). Without this increase in sales and the development of the photojournalist  magazines like National Geographic, which writes its articles based on the images captured by the photographer, would not exist.



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