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Image BrokersVisualizing World News in the Age of Digital Circulation$
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Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520286368

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520286368.001.0001

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What Precedes the Digital News Image?

What Precedes the Digital News Image?

(p.47) 1 What Precedes the Digital News Image?
Image Brokers

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

University of California Press

This chapter traces the history of photographs on the move and the development of an international community whose business it is to broker the images that document the news. There are two important stories here: the well-known one about the rise of photojournalism, and the less-known one about the rise of distribution networks and changes in infrastructures of representation. This history of the business of image brokering focuses specifically on the significant restructuring of the industry as a result of digitalization—most importantly, the rise of the visual content provider. The chapter then analyzes the challenges of news images as a product line.

Keywords:   photojournalism, image brokering, digitalization, visual content providers, news images

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