How Photojournalist Sara Naomi Lewkowicz Uses Social Media

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.

Photo by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz on domestic violence.
Photo by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz on domestic violence.

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.

When it comes to social media, Lewkowicz uses her Twitter and Instagram to share what she captures. She shares her most portraits via instagram, providing names, contact information and hashtags.

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.Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 2.39.29 AM

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.


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