Photojournalism and social media has practically become a dynamic duo in this 21st century technology driven world. The power that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram provides to share an individual’s information and skill set with the world is incredible.
Sara Naomi Lewkowicz is a visual journalist who’s specializes in documentary photography.
Lewkowicz’s work has been featured in Time Magazine and other numerous works, as well as winning the 2013 Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award for her work documenting domestic Violence.
She used her photography skills to share the impact domestic violence has on an individual and gives us a look at what really goes on behind closed doors. The story was unique because it showed how the abuse was a process turning into a pattern. Read the full story here.
Lewkowicz set up her website to display her photography in a way that makes it easy for someone to navigate around. simple yet informative.
Thrilled to see four of my portraits of Auschwitz survivors on the cover of this week’s Der SPIEGEL! Thank you so very much to Michaela Herold and Carla Doettling for trusting me with this most special assignment. I feel so honored and humbled, both personally and professionally, to have been one of two photographers selected for this assignment. My grandmother Fela was an Auschwitz survivor. She passed 15 years ago this winter, and I’m incredibly thankful to have taken part in visually preserving the legacy of those who survived the unimaginable. We are living in sad and scary times, and sometimes I wonder if the world has learned nothing from the past. Never forget. Never again.
Lewkowicz has even showcased her work on @look3festival, an instagram account that celebrates photography of critical issues. Whether it’d be for journalism purposes or not, she still uses this opportunity to spread and promote her talent.
Although Sara Lewkowicz uses social media to show her talent, I noticed she uses her accounts more as a personal use rather than more of a professional way. If I were her, I’d probably just create two separate accounts.
I also notice that she has a Facebook account that is verified as her, but doesn’t have an official Facebook page to display and illustrate her work. With photojournalism and social media becoming intertwined, this would be necessity.