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Mandla Chinula

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Mandla Chinula is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He specializes in news writing, photography and video production, covering major news, features and local events for various media organizations. He also researches and writes about news stories on digital platforms and visual journalism.

Latest Stories

How humor can play a role in photojournalism

What does it mean to add "humor" to photojournalism? The answer may surprise you. We spoke with photojournalist Peter Dench and Dr. Ayelet Kohn about adding humor to your photos.

Mandla Chinula | April 13, 2017

When should photojournalists intervene while reporting breaking news?

Is it ever a photojournalist's responsibility to step in and help their subjects in need? South African photojournalist James Oatway shared his thoughts.

Mandla Chinula | April 06, 2017

Q&A with Ami Vitale: Building relationships as a photojournalist

For photojournalists, developing intimate, trusting relationships can often make a difference in getting the perfect shot. Ami Vitale, a photographer for National Geographic, discusses what's worked for her.

Mandla Chinula | November 28, 2016

How photojournalists can be less intimidating on assignment

For photojournalists working in public areas or high-risk situations, keeping a low profile is especially important. Photographers from AFP, the Associated Press and more share their tips.

Mandla Chinula | November 21, 2016

7 podcasts for photojournalists and visual storytellers

These seven podcasts can give an insider's glimpse into the world of photography and photojournalism.

Mandla Chinula | November 04, 2016

How to choose the right 'cash cow' publications as a freelancer

When it comes to freelancing, it's often smartest to work for a few "cash cow" publications that can provide regular work and income. Here are some tips for choosing the ideal cash cow publications.

Mandla Chinula | September 06, 2016

Photojournalism tips for following up on protest movements

Chronicling the aftermath of a protest can sometimes be even more harrowing than covering the protest itself. Photojournalists from Agency France-Presse share their best tips for doing so.

Mandla Chinula | August 08, 2016