Check this guy out. Pretty much ultimate photography. Artistic stuff though...
What's more is that you can check out the field notes on the individual photos. You'll notice that for some pics, he waited as long as 14 days! what a trooper.
It's good not great. To me, it's photojournalism that rocks since at its best it melds art and journalism to convey a message that is powerful, potent and timely.
I found this, the 2008 National Press Photographers Association's best photojournalist award here. These are the big guys whose papers send out more than I think 115,000 and are dailies. . I wonder how much they get paid, and how.