I don’t think journalism should be objective, I think it should be subjective, as long as you’re honest about subjectivities. I think that’s much more honest than people trying to pretend to be truly objective.
Greg Marinovich, co-author of The Bang Bang Club, said this as he was talking with Terry Gross on NPR about his time as a war photographer. She didn’t really address the quote but I remember listening to this and feeling compelled to reflect on how I see journalism.
I look at the way I take a photo or produce a video and frankly so much of my subjectivity goes into the way I tell a story. I do my best to not be political or opinionated but I admit in every frame and pixel of my pieces I like to think there is a bit of honest subjectivity, a bit of me essentially.