Chimping: A Film about Modern-Day Photojournalists
An amazing short film about the struggles of photojournalism in the digital world…!!!!
“Chimping” is a 23-minute film by Dan Perez de la Garza, who documents nine modern photojournalists including Pulitzer Prize winners Preston Gannaway and Rick Loomis, Emmy Award winner Paula Lerner. Other photographers featured in the film include Todd Maisel, Chris Usher, Angela Rowlings, Edward Greenberg, Stan Wolfson, and Rita Reed. The film is an intimate portrayal of daily struggles of modern-day photojournalists. But it also serves as a poignant reminder that we need these people to do what they do, day in and day out.
The title of the film refers to photographers’ tendency to check their photos on their LCDs immediately after they’ve captured their photo(s).