Photojournalism plays an important role in helping us to understand the ever-changing modern world, and has generated some of the most startling and memorable images ever created.
Building a photography career can be tough, however. Competition is fierce and there are fewer paying outlets due to the decline of traditional media and reduced editorial budgets. It's important that new photographers know the realities of the work, how to make their images stand out and how to sell themselves as photographers.
It's also vital to tell stories that matter to you personally, points out top photojournalist Mads Nissen, who delivered a lecture to Canon Student Development Programme (CSDP) 2023 students: "I always try to remind myself why I came into this world. What do I want to do? What is important to me? And what do I believe in?"
We asked Mads and some of the other world-class photographers who acted as CSDP mentors to offer tips and advice on how to break into photojournalism and how to make a successful career from it.