Press Photography: “By 1911, people expected to get their news visually,”

By March 28, 2011 Will Carleton

The New York Times blog reports –  ‘Trinagle Fire: A Frontier for Photojournalism’
…..But their efforts were aided immeasurably by the existence in 1911 of a growing photojournalism corps, ever-improving printing technology and a public hungry for images….
….“It’s certain that press coverage of the fire, and especially its gruesome aftermath, contributed to a movement to enact workplace safety laws,”….
Full article of press photography’s growth in American newspapers: The New York Times