Photojournalists are often under appreciated, but Graphis is committed to bringing their work to light. After all, their photography shines a light on the truth of the world around us.
Excellent photojournalism brings viewers’ attention to particular details in order to tell a story. Sometimes, a shot zooms in on an emotional face or something typically missed by the naked eye. Other times though, a wide shot allows the viewer to discern the important details themselves. In Graphis Master Brent Stirton’s“Red Elephants, Kenya” (ABOVE), elephants appear as the size of small rodents and their watering hole becomes a mere puddle at first glance. However, as the eye scans the image, one is faced with an overwhelming sense of nature’s vastness. Sometimes, the illuminating detail is the big picture.
Writer/producer Mika Chance told us, “For [Stirton], photography’s a responsibility, a joy, a curse, and a refuge – but above all, it is an obsession. Stirton’s work shows us that everything that happens in the world is interconnected.” With his wondrous shot of elephants in their natural habitat, it is easy to see how they are connected to each other, to the other species in the image, and to nature on a whole.