‘Drawing of everyday scenes and situations in an objective way is a very different discipline to the much more dynamic and proactive of drawn visual journalism, which aligns itself more closely to photojournalism and the visual essay. Illustrators in effect work as journalists, interviewing, sketching and photographing their subjects, often composing and interpreting the visual, aural and textural material in a layered interpretive way. Much of the narrative and commentary finds its way to the published artwork through annoyed notes and transcribed conversations.”

Gary Embury editor of reportager.org
Extract from ‘Thoughts from the chair’ Gary Embury, ‘Witness’ reportage and documentary illustration forum, Falmouth university 2014

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