Course Description

A powerful image can tell an eloquent story without words. Students in Photojournalism will be introduced to some of the pioneers who set the standards for this unique way of storytelling. As they study the principal types of photojournalism and the ethical responsibilities a photojournalist has behind the lens, students will develop their own storytelling skills through their writing and their photographs.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

9 – 12


Digital camera (tripod, lenses, lights optional)


1 Semester

Credit Value




Major Concepts

  • Ethics: Understand the role and responsibilities of the photographer as storyteller, including ethical and legal considerations.
  • Storytelling: Develop an understanding of different ways to tell a story through images and the use of elements of art and design, technology and manipulation.
  • Publications: Analyze the use of photojournalism in media and specific publications over time.
  • Artists: Explore the works of key photojournalists and the different types of photojournalism.
  • Equipment: Work with basic camera functions and equipment.