Photo Feature In The Newspaper
Photo Feature Photography has gained special importance in recent times in terms of journalism. Newspapers especially want photographs of various events and important events. It has a different significance to feature photos with one topic in a row except for news photos.
Recently, during the 1980s, the English language fortnightly India Today, published from New Delhi, effectively introduced the concept of ‘Photo Feature’. Raghu Rai, the famous photographer of this magazine, came up with this concept in a very beautiful way. His black-and-white photo feature in this fortnightly magazine has always been the center of attraction for the readers.
He then chose several major topics for the photo-feature. It was written by renowned journalists Khushwant Singh and Mark Tully. Raghu Rai’s series of photo-features on buildings in New Delhi, Taj Mahal, Calcutta, Jaipur are still beautiful to remember.
The photographer has become just as important as the reporter. So a photo feature can grab the reader’s attention. The ‘Pune Times’ supplement in the Pune Times of India also publishes ‘photo-features’ after a certain period of time. Many topics like traffic in the city, traffic jams due to digging in the road, first day of school, activities of traffic police can be a photo-feature.
A well-known person can also be a characteristic photo-feature subject. For example, it may include photographs of famous singer Pandit Bhimsen Joshi capturing various aspects of his singing. A picture is more expressive than words. That is why the use of photographs, cartoons and comic series in the field of newspapers has increased.
The Garfield or Chintu series are part of it. The comics of both these methods have become extraordinarily popular. This has become an integral part of the reader correspondence in many dailies. Readers’ letters are now of special importance. This correspondence can be seen in Marathi as well as in respected English dailies. Readers notice that the correspondence in THE HINDU daily is given a bigger space than other dailies.
In addition to this, they are given a head position by regularizing the format of the newsletters. News stories from Delhi and Mumbai in particular are worth reading. These newsletters, which record the political, economic and social developments in Maharashtra and the country, give us a different perspective.
Sakal, Maharashtra Times and Loksatta have made these newsletters popular. Maharashtra Times has continued to provide some special information and knowledge to the readers. One of them is the ‘Eiffel Tower’ which comes in the MTA issue every Saturday.
This year alone, MT has started a magazine called ‘World Concepts’ and has attracted the readers to a different subject. The role of Kumar Ketkar, former editor of Mata, was especially important in this regard. Many of us will remember that he started a column called ‘Jat-Panchayat’ three or four years ago and wrote to many on the subject. Ketkar has always explained in detail the role behind starting this column.
The column or column ‘Jat Panchayat’ brought about a great deal of social discussion. As a scholar, one has to consider the periodicals ‘Manus’, ‘Dinak’, ‘Marmik’, ‘Antarnad’, ‘Asmitadarsh’ and ‘Ruchi’ while considering column writing and headlines These magazines have their own distinct personalities. It was done by Babasaheb Ambedkar. Prabodhankars are also consciously trying to create new swimmers in ‘Kirloskar’, ‘C’ and ‘Manohar’ magazines through this magazine.
The difference between the two seems to be due to the difference between the two. It is clear that journalists like him have written their columns mainly as a platform for dialogue and questioning. And by creating new writers, Nabi made the Marathi readers aware. The issues of this magazine should be looked at carefully. Had his own interest in different writing.