Photojournalism Goes Down a New Path With the Vía PanAm App

Trekking from Chile to Alaska, the photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen chose the perfect tool for informing fans of his work—a $4 iPad app, Vía PanAm. Everything he sees is being documented as blog posts, videos or, naturally photos.

Having launched an app with the promise of frequent updates, he's bound by the rigid schedule of editing photos and uploading thoughts instantly—all in the same quality people would normally expect of the Dutch photojournalist. When yesteryears' journeys would've been tracked in the monthly National Geographic, it's interesting to see photojournalists such as van Lohuizen take matters into their own hands, becoming masters of their own work. The app costs $4, and is available on iPad now. [iTunes via NY Times]