I never heard of the term “reportage” when it comes to art and graphics until this summer and now I’ve found a new focus!
So what exactly is it?
Reportage illustration is the art of recording real events and situations by hand on paper, just as a photo journalist would use a camera to record them for a magazine or newspaper feature.
I listened to this interview of Tami Simon by Jonathan Fields posted on Cynthia Morris’ blog. Cynthia “captures the WOW!” and inspired me to make my first reportage illustration.
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