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Written by Mikko Takkunen

April 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm

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Announcement: PJL has a new home at TIME Lightbox

I’m happy to share with you the news that Photojournalism Links has found a new home at TIME’s Lightbox photo blog.

I recently started working as an associate photo editor for TIME.com and I’m thrilled to take my site there with me.  Photojournalismlinks.com will stay up, and I might occasionally post some content here, but the main posts are now made on Lightbox and can be found here. The first of upcoming bi-monthly posts went up today March 25, 2013. Go and have a look.

- Mikko

Written by Mikko Takkunen

March 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

Posted in photojournalism

Features and Essays | February 2013

First Photojournalism Links Features and Essays post for 2013. The previous post was made late November last year, so lots to share. I’ve divided the links in rough geographic sections, apart from the first one.

Always so exciting to see new work by Sebastião Salgado. Guardian posted the latest instalment of Salgado’s Genesis project, this on Nenets in Siberia. Stunning.

Photo © Sebastião Salgado

Photo © Sebastião Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado: The Nenets of Siberia (Guardian) For his latest epic project, Genesis, photographer Sebastião Salgado spent eight years documenting parts of the world untainted by modern life. Here, he shares the images he took of the nomadic Nenets of northern Siberia | Also on Washington Post website here

Similar to Salgado’s Nenets in terms of subject matter, and equally beautiful but in colour,  here’s Matthieu Paley’s photo essay on Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz nomads from the National Geographic magazine’s February 2013 issue.

Photo © Matthieu Paley

Photo © Matthieu Paley

Matthieu Paley: Stranded on the Roof of the World (NGM) Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor | Also on Lens blog with Paley’s interview

Great Afghanistan series by Getty’s Daniel Berehulak on the CNN Photo blog. Particularly like the below photograph.

Photo © Daniel Berehulak

Photo © Daniel Berehulak

Daniel Berehulak: The Other Afghanistan (CNN Photo blog)

Andrew Burton has been doing good work on an embed in Afghanistan. His work has been pretty much a daily feature in Reuters’ ‘best pictures of the day’ during the last couple of weeks or so.

Photo © Andrew Burton / Reuters

Photo © Andrew Burton / Reuters

Andrew Burton: Embedded in Afghanistan (Reuters)

John D McHugh: Afghanistan Portraits (Zeit)

As Pentagon announced ending the ban on female soldiers serving in combat, TIME took a look at Paul Bronstein’s 2010 series on female marines serving in Afghanistan.

Photo © Paula Bronstein

Photo © Paula Bronstein

Paula Bronstein: Female Marines (TIME)

Heartbreaking and infuriating series from Iran.

Photo © Abolfazl Nesaei

Photo © Abolfazl Nesaei

Abolfazl Nesaei: The Aftermath of an Acid Attack in Iran (Lightbox)

Ivor Prickett: Blood for Oil (Lightbox) Kurdistan

Abbie Trayler-Smith: Women in Yemen (Newsweek)

Photos from the Mali conflict.

Photo © Eric Feferberg / AFP / Getty Images

Photo © Eric Feferberg / AFP / Getty Images

various photographers: War in Mali: France and African Allies Take on Islamist Militants (TIME)

Dominic Nahr: Conflict in Mali (Magnum) Shorted edit on Paris Match L’instant here

Pete Muller: Mali (The Washington Post)

Tyler Hicks: Saving Timbuktu’s Priceless Artifacts (NYT)

Trevor Snapp: French, Malian Troops Move In to Timbuktu (Newsweek)

Fabio Bucciarelli: Mali (Foreign Policy) NB might ask for free login

Veronique de Viguerie: Conflict in Mali (Reportage by Getty Images)

Touching photo essay by Alvaro Ybarra Zavala on Argentinian children suffering malformations due to agrochemicals.

Photo © Alvaro Ybarra Zavala

Photo © Alvaro Ybarra Zavala

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Stories Of A Wounded Land (Reportage by Getty Images) Agrochemicals as the  cause of malformations in children living in parts of rural Argentina.

Julien Goldstein: Cuba: Metamorphosis (Reportage by Getty Images)

(Anonymous): Cuban Agriculture Struggles Under Creaky Infrastructure (NYT)

Meeri Koutaniemi: Oasis (Photo Raw) multimedia | Mexico

Marcus Bleasdale: Poverty in Lima’s Human Settlements (VII)

Marcus Bleasdale: Morococha Mining (VII)

Rodrigo Abd: The Fishermen of Peru’s Oldest Port (Guardian)

Sebastian Liste has been to Caracas for The New Yorker.

Photo © Sebastian Liste

Photo © Sebastian Liste

Sebastian Liste: The Tower of David: A Look at Venezuela Under Chávez (Photo Booth)

Damon Winter: Despite Billions in Aid, Reconstruction in Haiti Stalls (NYT)

Vlad Sohkin: Haiti (Paris Match L’instant)

Alexander Richter: Run-and-Gun Photos Reveal a Jamaica Beyond Weed and Rasta (Wired)

Moa Karlberg: Nip and Tuck Tourism (zReportage)

Rafael Fabres’s ongoing Rio project featured on Lightbox.

Photo © Rafael Fabrés

Photo © Rafael Fabrés

Rafael Fabrés: Pacifying the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro (Lightbox) Brazil

Adam Hinton:  All Quiet on the Mara Front (Panos) El Salvador

Ross McDonnell: Auto Defensa: Rough Justice in Mexico’s Lawless Mountains  (Lightbox)

Jerome Sessini: The Wrong Side (Photo Booth) Mexico

Aline Paley: The End of the World: For the Maya, It May Already Be Here (Lightbox) Mexico

Nick Oza: Ex-addicts find solace as caregivers (CNN Photo blog) Mexico

Brett Gundlock: El Pueblo (photographer’s website) Mexico

Misha Friedman’s project on corruption in Russia featured on Lens blog.

Photo © Misha Friedman

Photo © Misha Friedman

Misha Friedman: An X-Ray of Russian Corruption (Lens blog)

Rafal Milach: 7 Rooms (Lens blog) Russia

Yuri Kozyrev: Siberia’s End-Times Cult (Newsweek)

Davide Monteleone: Nordic Odyssey: A Month at Sea (Photo Booth)

Davide Monteleone: A Visit with the Vissarionites (Photo Booth)

Diana Markosian: Chechen Girls And The Rise Of Islam  (NPR)

Amanda Rivkin: Azerbaijani Women (VII Mentor Program)

Strong work by Diego Ibarra Sanchez on eradicating polio in Pakistan.

Photo © Diego Ibarra Sánchez

Photo © Diego Ibarra Sánchez

Diego Ibarra Sánchez: Endgame for an Enduring Disease? Pakistan’s Fight Against Polio (Lightbox)

Omar Mullick: Reflections in a Pashtun Cinema (Lightbox)

Diego Ibarra Sánchez: In the Ashes in Karachi, Evidence of Oversight Failures (NYT) Garment factory fire

Reuters’ Damir Sagolj has been to Indonesia to document life under sharia.

Photo © Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Photo © Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Damir Sagolj: Living Under Sharia (Reuters) Indonesia

Andri Tambunan: AIDS Among Indonesia’s Indigenous Papuans (Lens blog)

Kieran Dodds: Third Pole (Panos)

Marieke ten Wolde: Changing Tibet (Lens)

Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer: Province by Province, a Portrait of China (Lens)

Liu Jie: Migrant Nation (Lightbox) China

John Francis Peters: Set Adrift in Western China (Lightbox)

Tim Franco: Chongqing (Lens)

Jia DaiTengFei: Love on China’s Assembly Lines (Newsweek)

Magnus Laupa: Trash Money (zReportage) China

Terrific Burma photos by Adam Ferguson.

Photo © Adam Ferguson

Photo © Adam Ferguson

Adam Ferguson: Burma Unbound (Lightbox)

Gary Knight: Myanmar (VII)

Sophie Gerrard: A Class of Their Own (FT Weekend) Burma

Sim Chi Yin: The Water Seller (VII Mentor Program)

Arturo Rodriguez: Burma (Paris Match L’instant) multimedia

Robin Hammond and William Daniels: Nothing About Us Without Us (Panos)

Christian Holst: Kachin Conflict (Reportage by Getty Images)

Maika Elan: Gay Couples in Vietnam (Lens blog)

David Guttenfelder: Panoramic pictures of North Koreans (Daily Mail)

Yang Seung-woo: South Korea’s Gang World (Lens blog)

Ismail Ferdous: Climate Fury: Devastation in the Sundarbans (Photo Booth) Bangladesh

various photographers: Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela (TIME)

Sanjit Das: For 200 Million Indians, a Life Steeped in Discrimination (NYT)

Poulomi Basu: India’s Party People (FT)

Jean-Baptiste Lopez: Bhutan (Guardian)

Shiho Fukada: Japan’s Jobs Crisis (Photo Booth)

Shiho Fukada: Japan: Living in an Internet Cafe (Pulitzer Center) Also on CNN Photo blog here

Goran Tomasevic’s dramatic photos from Syria.

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Goran Tomasevic: Syria (Paris Match L’instant)

Tyler Hicks: Syria’s Largest City, Reshaped by Scarcity and Violence (NYT)

Alessio Romenzi: Guevara (Paris Match L’instant) Syria

Lynsey Addario: Syrians Flee as Fighting Breaks Out Between Rebels and Kurds (NYT) series on VII website here

Yusuf Sayman: Atima, a Syrian Refugee Camp on the Turkish Border (Newsweek)

various photographers: Chaos and Killing in Syria: Photos of a Slow-Motion Civil War (TIME)

Lightbox highlighted Narciso Contreras’s Syria work just before Christmas.

Photo © Narciso Contreras

Photo © Narciso Contreras

Narciso Contreras: From the Front Lines: Syria (Lightbox)

Guillem Vallen: Syrian Kurds Find Refuge in an Erstwhile Homeland (TIME)

Pau Rigol: Syria’s Forgotten (zReportage)

Paul Rigol: State of War (zReportage) Syria

Lucas Pernin: Aleppo, Syria – The Battle for Survival (Foto8)

Two photo essays on Williston, North Dakota’s oil boom, one by Alec Soth, the other by Charles Ommanney.

Photo © Alec Soth

Photo © Alec Soth

Alec Soth: The Luckiest Place on Earth (NYT Magazine)

Photo © Charles Ommanney

Photo © Charles Ommanney

Charles Ommanney: The Promised Land (Reportage by Getty Images)

Charles Ommanney: Preppers (Reportage by Getty Images)

Charles Ommanney: NRA’s 2005 Annual Meeting (Newsweek)

Pete Muller: Machine Gun Expo Is Down-Home Americana Gone Ballistic (Wired)

Ron Haviv: Aftermath of Another American Tragedy (VII)

Christopher Morris: Americans (Lightbox)

Ben Huff: The Last Road North (Lightbox) Alaska

Greg Segal: Everyday Drones (Lightbox)

Great series by Jon Lowestein on Latin immigration to the U.S.

Photo © Jon Lowenstein

Photo © Jon Lowenstein

Jon Lowenstein: The Opportunity, or Not, to Be American (Lens)

Gabriele Stabile: Refugee Hotel: Strangers in a Strange Land (Lightbox)

Fred R. Conrad: Weddings, Indian Style (Lens)

Fred R. Conrad: Rodeo (Lens)

Ed Kashi: Oshane’s Story: Standing On His Own  (VII)

Dave Jordan: Detroit (Wired)

Marc Asnin: Uncle Charlie (Photo Booth)

Chris Arnade: New York’s Red-Light District (The Atlantic)

Jamie Chung: Inside North Dakota’s Only Abortion Clinic (TIME)

Matt Eich: Redefining Home in Tidewater Virginia (Lens blog)

Mike Brodie: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity (Photo Booth)

Photo © Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Photo © Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Sara Naomi Lewkowicz: Shane and Maggie (FotoVisura)

Peter van Agtmael: Staten Island in the Wake of Sandy (Photo Booth)

Douglas Ljungkvist: Faded Colors, Empty Rooms on the Shore (Lens blog)

Larry Fink: Inauguration Ball Photos (Photo Booth)

Ben Lowy: 57 Faces of the 57th Inauguration (NBC News)

Brian Finke: Tough Mudder Love  (TIME) Inside the Demanding Yet Rewarding Obstacle Course

Pete Souza is such a great photographer.

Photo © Pete Souza

Photo © Pete Souza

Pete Souza: The Year in Photographs (White House Flickr)

Pete Souza: Portrait of a Presidency (Lightbox)

Callie Shell: 48 Hours with Obama (Lightbox)

Richard Barnes: Civil War Re-enactments (Photo Booth)

Lauren Silberman: The Party Is Not Over (NYT Magazine)

Corey Arnold: Life at Sea (Lens blog)

Photo © Brian L. Frank

Photo © Brian L. Frank

Brian L. Frank: Dreamscape (Photo Booth)

Douglas R. Clifford: Hog Hunt (zReportage)

John Gibbins: The United States Of Automatic Guns (zReportage)

New York Times’ impressive Europe debt crisis package comprised of five photo series by Samuel Aranda, Mauricio Lima, Adam Ferguson (2), and Andrea Bruce.

Photo © Adam Ferguson

Photo © Adam Ferguson

(various photographers): Europe’s Debt Crisis: No Relief on the Horizon

Lucia Herrero: The Strange World of Basque Sports (Lightbox)

Francesco Anselmi: Hard Times Come to Omonia Square (WSJ) Greece

Photo © Katja Tähkä

Photo © Katja Tähjä

Katja Tähjä: Undocumented Lives (Vimeo) multimedia | project website

Ed Ou: Seeking Safety (CBC) Roma in Hungary

Kai Wiedenhöfer: Conflict Zones (FT Weekend)

Ivan Kashinsky & Karla Gachet: Buzescu Bonanza (Panos)

Paolo Patrizi: Starlings (Guardian)

Mark Power: Black Country Stories video | stills (photographer’s website)

David Vintiner: World Memory Competitors (Wired)

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen: Byker Revisited (Lens blog)

David Burnett: London 2012 (photographer’s website)

Touko Hujanen: Santa 24/7: Portrait of a Year-Round Father Christmas (Lightbox)

Alejandro Guijarro: Quantum Chaos on Display in Top Physicists’ Chalk Scrawls (Wired)

Zed Nelson’s latest project: Israel – In This Land.

Photo © Zed Nelson

Photo © Zed Nelson

Zed Nelson: Israel – In This Land (photographer’s website)

Oded Balilty: Israel’s Flourishing Russian Culture (Lens)

John Tonks: Empire (Lightbox)

Marc Wilson: The Last Stand (BBC)

From National Geographic magazine’s February 2013 issue.

Photo © George Steinmetz

Photo © George Steinmetz

George Steinmetz: New Old Libya (NGM) For decades, Libyans lived under a dictator who twisted their past. Now they must imagine their future.

Group photographers shooting for Everyday Africa project, originally started by Peter DiCampo, took over New Yorker’s Instagram feed two weeks ago. Some of the project’s work on the magazine’s The Photo Booth blog.

various photographers: Everyday Africa (Photo Booth)

Jessica Hilltout’s football project in The National Geographic.

Photo © Jessica Hilltout

Photo © Jessica Hilltout

Jessica Hiltout: Soccer Joy (NGM) On fields throughout Africa, plastic bags, old clothes, and shredded tires transform into magic orbs—soccer balls.

Pieter Ten Hoopen: North-East of Congo DRC (Agence Vu)

Richard Mosse: The Color of War (NYT Magazine)

Kate Holt: Supplying water to people in Goma, Congo DRC (Guardian)

Michael Christopher Brown: Inside M23 and Congo’s Rebel Uprising (Newsweek)

John Stanmeyer: Kala Azar: Still Waiting (Doctor Without Borders) South Sudan

Michael Zumstein: Catholics in Chad (Agence Vu)

Akintunde Akinleye: Illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta (Guardian)

Tyler Hicks: Conservation Militias Fight Poaching in Kenya (NYT)

Ugo Burga: LRA Hunter (Echo)

Jacquelyn Martin: Portraits of Albinism (NPR)

Mustafah Abdulaziz: Sierra Leone’s Water Of Life — And Death (NPR)

Photo © Virginie Nguyen Hoang

Photo © Virginie Nguyen Hoang / AP

various photographers: Cairo’s Latest Uprising: Protests and Clashes Two Years after the Revolution (TIME)

Moises Saman: Another Convulsion in the Egyptian Revolution (Photo Booth)

Karim Ben Khelifa: My Enemy, Myself (Foreign Policy) NB Might ask for free login

Andrew McConnell: Hidden Lives (BBC) Series on the Guardian website here

Olivier Girard: Protecting livelihoods in the Congo basin rainforest (Guardian)

Samuel Aranda: Trapped Between Africa and Saudi Arabia (Lens blog)

Magda Biernat: North via South: Antarctica (Photo Booth)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

February 12, 2013 at 2:17 am

Posted in photojournalism

Interviews, Talks, and Articles | January 2013

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Interviews and Talks

Lens blog interviewed Lynsey Addario about photographing female marines after the U.S. Department of Defense made the announcement about dropping the ban on female soldiers in combat.

Photo © Lynsey Addario

Photo © Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario : Women Shooting on the Front Lines (NYT Lens)

W. Eugene Smith: ‘I Didn’t Write the Rules, Why Should I Follow Them?’ (NYT Lens)

Brent Stirton (Interview Magazine)

Always found Alex Webb’s work so beautiful and intriguing.

Photo © Alex Webb

Photo © Alex Webb

Alex Webb : Rendering a Complex World, in Color and Black-and-White (NYT Lens)

10 minutes with Moises Saman (Thisisthewhat)

Ed Ou (Ted blog)

John G. Morris (elrectanguloenlamano blog)

Newsweek, which sadly stopped publishing in print end of 2012,  interviewed some of the big name photographers who shot for the print issue along the years.

Photo © Charles Ommanney

Photo © Charles Ommanney

Behind The Lens (Newsweek) Newsweek photographers share, in their own words, how they captured the iconic images they shot while on assignment for the magazine

David Bailey (Guardian)

War photographer Don McCullin talks Syria, the new film about him, and ‘making money from others’ tragedy’ (Scotsman)

Terrific interview with TIME’s Director of Photography, Kira Pollack.

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Kira Pollack (NPPA)

Chris Johns : The Best Photos of 2012 (NatGeo)

In conversation with Olivia Arthur (Harper’s Bazaar)

Ben Lowy and Mikhail Baryshnikov talk photography (Capture)

Ben Lowy :  Advice on Creating a Brand for Your Photo Business (PhotoShelter)

Spencer Murphy (Photo Monitor)

Schaul Schwarz’s Narco Cultura is finally coming out. Schwarz interviewed in Sundance.

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Shaul Schwarz (Sundance on YouTube)

Shaul Schwarz (Indiewire)

Christopher Morris (Emaho Magazine)

Ashley Gilbertson (Prison Photography)

Katie Orlinsky (Atlantic)

Nicole Tung on missing journalist James Foley (CPJ) ‘James Foley, a U.S. freelance journalist, was abducted in Syria in November. His colleague and friend Nicole Tung, a freelance photographer, spoke to CPJ about her experience working and traveling with Foley. A petition appealing for Foley’s release can be signed here.’

Couple interviews with Christopher Anderson.

Photo © Christopher Anderson

Photo © Christopher Anderson

Interview with Christopher Anderson (FK Magazine)

Christopher Anderson (Vogue)

Annie Leibovitz on Photography: “You Cannot Underestimate the Power of the Sitter” (blogs.browardpalmbeach.com)

Simon Roberts (Photographer’s blog)

Really enjoyed this 10 minute video with Bryan Denton.

Photo © Bryan Denton

Photo © Bryan Denton

Bryan Denton (Corbis on YouTube)

Donna Ferrato (YouTube)

Lynsey Addario (Youtube)

Mary Ellen Mark (YouTube)

Bernat Armangue interviewed on BBC website.

Photo  Bernat Armangue / AP

Photo Bernat Armangue / AP

Bernat Armangue (BBC)

Robin Hammond on story behind Nigeria picture (BBC)

Walter Astrada (Alexia Foundation)

Louie Palu (Alexia Foundation)

Narciso Contreras, who did amazing work in Syria during 2012, interviewed by The Guardian.

Photo © Narciso Contreras

Photo © Narciso Contreras

Narciso Contreras : The Syrian conflict: a war photographer’s story (Guardian)

Timothy Fadek (Image Deconstructed)

Lynsey Addario (Monocle 24)

Lynsey Addario (Huffington Post)

Sebastian Junger (Huffington Post Live)

Sebastian Junger (Radio West)

Todd Heisler (Photostories Conference talk 2011 on YouTube)

Paul Moakley (PhotoStories Conference talk 2011 on YouTube)

Don McCullin :  ‘Photojournalism has had it. It’s all gone celebrity’ (Guardian)

Don McCullin on the key images discussed in the McCullin documentary – video (Guardian)

Jon Levy : The World According to Me (Foto8)

Oscar B. Castillo (Leica blog)

Photo © Stephen Wilkes

Photo © Stephen Wilkes

Stephen Wilkes (xritephoto)

Jonathan Worth (BBC)

Mads Nissen (IdeasTap)

Newsha Tavakolian (Roads and Kingdoms)

Camille Seaman (TED blog)

Venetia Dearden – a lifestyle more than a career (Hoikenoli)

Phillip Jones Griffiths (Aperture)

John Vink (The Digital Photobook)

Olivier Laurent (IdeasTap)

Toby Smith and Robert Leslie (World Photo Org)

Articles

Great piece of writing by Adam McCauley on Ashley Gilbertson and the psychological cost of covering conflict.

Photo © Ashley Gilbertson

Photo © Ashley Gilbertson

Overexposed: A Photographer’s War With PTSD (Atlantic)

Issouf Sanogo writes about photographing the French soldier with the skeleton mask…Certainly one of the most memorable photos from Mali.

Photo © Issouf Sanogo / AFP

Photo © Issouf Sanogo / AFP

Unmasking a controversy in Mali by Issoud Sanogo (AFP Correspondent blog)

A Soldier in a Skeleton Scarf in Mali (NYT)

In Mali, a war ‘without images and without facts’ (CPJ)

What It Feels Like To Be Photographed In A Moment Of Grief (NPR)

Reuters’ Goran Tomasevic writes about an incredible sequence of photographs he took earlier this week in Syria.

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Goran Tomasevic: Deadly sniper shot through the lens (Reuters blog)

John Stanmeyer: Out of Eden Journal (The Photo Society)

Damir Sagoj: Living Under Sharia (Reuters blog)

Obituary: Gigi Giannuzzi, Founder of Trolley Books, 49 (PDN)

Remembering Bonni Benrubi, Curator of Images (NYT Mag 6th floor blog)

Shomei Tomatsu: the man who changed Japanese photography for ever (Guardian)

Japanese photography legend Shomei Tomatsu dies (BJP)

Ken Regan, Photojournalist Trusted by Celebrities, Dies (NYT)

Columbia School of Journalism takes a look at upcoming Tim Hetherington biography.

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Unfinished business, A new biography of photojournalist Tim Hetherington reflects on a too-short career (Columbia Journalism Review)

Tim Hetherington, his life and death (BBC)

On the front line: a documentary tribute to Tim Hetherington (Guardian)

With American correspondent James Foley missing in Syria, a war reporter considers his own choices (The Boston Globe)

TIME’s pick of 2012′s best photographer on the wires, Marco Longari, writes about ‘shooting beyond violence’ on AFP’s The Correspondent blog.

Photo © Marco Longari

Photo © Marco Longari

Marco Longari: Shooting Beyond the Violence (AFP Correspondent)

Dateline Gaza: family on the (front)line (AFP Correspondent)

Unprepared, inexperienced and in a war zone (BBC)

When Secrets Aren’t Safe With Journalists (NYT)

Marie Colvin remembered by Jeremy Bowen (Guardian)

Innovator:  Eugene Richards (NPPA)

Another Avedon Behind the Lens (NYT)

Photo © Elias Edouard / Getty Images

Photo © Elias Edouard / Getty Images

Editors’ Note: Were Syria Photos Too Stark To Be Real? (Spiegel)

Bill Keller: Being There (NYT)

Reporters Without Borders: 2012 is deadliest year on record for journalists (CNN)

My harrowing kidnapping ordeal in Syria (Telegraph) ‘Balint Szlanko, abducted in Syria with two other journalists, tells his frightening story of captivity behind the frontlines.’

Bored Japanese trucker gets kicks from Syria war tourism (Daily Star)

Homeland Security by Gary Knight (FT Magazine)

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David Campbell: Mythical power: Understanding photojournalism in the Vietnam War (Writer’s blog)

At the same time that the Twin Towers were falling, there were people having toothaches (onthemedia.org)

Sundance Review: ‘Narco Cultura’ Is A Disturbing Look At The Mexican War On Drugs & The Idolatry Within (IndieWire)

The Lives They Lived : Eve Arnold B. 1912  By Elliott Erwitt (NYT)

book review: The New York Times Magazine: Photographs edited by Kathy Ryan (A Photo Editor)

‘Konditormeister’ by August Sander  (FT) Critic Francis Hodgson continues his series on his dream photography collection with a masterpiece from Weimar Germany
Photo © Harry Fisch

Photo © Harry Fisch

Crop Don’t ‘Shop: How One Photog Had His Winning Nat Geo Contest Photo DQed (PetaPixel)

Juergen Teller: fame laid bare (Guardian) As his new show opens at the ICA, one of fashion’s most successful and extreme photographers talks about his father, German guilt and making Kate Moss cry

Photojournalism in 2012: A year of excellence, ethical challenges and errors (Poynter)

The Most Popular Cameras and Settings for Reuters’ 2012 Photos of the Year (Poynter)

The New York Times Paywall Is Working Better Than Anyone Had Guessed (Bloomberg)

The AP is selling ads in its tweets, but Twitter doesn’t mind (Niemanlab.org)

Photojournalist launches watermark app for iPhone photos (BJP)

Photo © Steve McCurry

Photo © Steve McCurry

Pirelli calendar turns over a new leaf with war photographer Steve McCurry (Guardian) To create its 40th calendar, the tyre company headed to Rio to do something out of character – get the great Steve McCurry to shoot the models with their clothes on

Hollywood Heroines: Behind the Scenes (NYT Magazine blog)

Agence France-Presse infringed on photographer’s copyright in landmark Twitter case (BJP)

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Defends Doctoring of Press Release Photo (PDN)

Revolution through the lenses of Magnum photographers (BBC)

Such great end of the year coverage last month by TIME’s photo department, both in print and online…

Photo on the cover © Nadav Kander

Photo on the cover © Nadav Kander

Behind the Obama Cover: Person of the Year 2012 (Lightbox)

In Memoriam: Photographers Who Died in 2012 (Lightbox)

TIME Picks the Most Surprising Photos of 2012 (Lightbox)

2012: A Year of Deja Vu (Lightbox)

366: The Year in Photographs 2012 (Lightbox)

Photo © William Daniels

Photo © William Daniels

TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2012 (Lightbox)

Syria’s Agony: The Photographs That Moved Them Most (Lightbox)

TIME shares picks for the year’s most striking images (Today show) Time’s director of photography Kira Pollack and editor-at-large Belinda Luscombe discuss the most iconic images from the past year.

Best of 2012 – National Geographic Magazine Photos of the Year (NatGeo)

Rainbows in the Frame: Emblems of Hope in a Dark Year (Lightbox)

Bobby Ghosh : Egypt photo (Lightbox Tumblr)

Photography Books of the Year 2012 (Independent on Sunday)

The Weirdest Photo Research of 2012 (Photo Booth)

Brian McDermott’s Top Five Photojournalism Stories Of 2012 (NPPA)

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Would You Have Taken the Post Subway Photo?: Pulitzer-Winning Photographers Respond (Gawker)

Train Wreck: The New York Post’s Subway Cover (NYT)

New York Post faces backlash over front-page photo of man ‘about to die’ on subway track (Poynter)

Unfiltered: Photographers React to Instagram’s New Terms (Lightbox)

Join Instagram, join a collective act of self-delusion (Guardian)

Many More Images, Much Less Meaning (NYT)

The Most Tweeted Photo Ever (TIME) A social media director for the Obama campaign tells the story of how a well-timed photo of Barack and Michelle Obama broke records for Twitter and Facebook

Getty Images looks back at 2012 with a massive 258 page publication ‘Year in Focus’.

Photo © Edouard Elias / Getty Images

Photo © Edouard Elias / Getty Images

Getty Images: The Year in Focus (book available online at zmags.com)

NYT: The Year on Page 1 (NYT)

The New York Times Paywall Is Working Better Than Anyone Had Guessed (Bloomberg)

National Geographic Photo Seminar 2013 (A Photo Editor)

Vogue Pays Tribute to Hurricane Sandy First Responders With Awful Photo Spread (Slate)

Vogue’s Hurricane Sandy shoot: how offensive is it? (Guardian) It’s not the first time a natural disaster has been used as inspiration for a fashion-magazine spread – but there’s more to Annie Leibovitz’s images than meets the eye

Documenting Tragedy: The Ethics Of Photojournalism (NPR)

Photo © Larry Burrows—Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

Photo © Larry Burrows—Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

LIFE:  Behind the Picture: Larry Burrows’ ‘Reaching Out,’ 1966 (LIFE)

The Steady Rise Of Fine Art Photography (Forbes)

Jorge Silva: Dreaming of Diamonds (Reuters blog)

Finders Keepers: Michael Hoppen’s personal photography collection – in pictures (Guardian) A man covered in bees, the world’s longest beard, chimney sweeps in Nazi Germany, and couple from Liverpool take a two-week holiday in their own flat … Here, legendary photography gallerist Michael Hoppen explains why these images are his most prized possessions

Making Street Photography Pay (Nick Turpin blog)

Double Exposure  : A Portrait of the Turnley Brothers (on PetaPixel)

Photo © Therese Frare

Photo © Therese Frare

LIFE Behind the Picture: The Photo That Changed the Face of AIDS (LIFE)

The Smart Threat: How mobile phones are forcing camera manufacturers to evolve (BJP)

Most Stressful Jobs of 2013 – 7. Photojournalist (Careercast)

57 Reasons to Love Photography in 2012 (PhotoShelter)

Photoshelter’s Best of 2012 Blog Posts (PhotoShelter)

To finish off… this really funny: How to be a Photographer by Thomas Vanden Driessche

This too Look At This Instagram – My Phone Went And Made It Art

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February 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

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Agencies and Photographers | January 2013

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Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | January 2013

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January 17, 2013 at 5:27 am

Top 10 Photos of 2012

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The year 2012 is coming to an end today and I’m sure you have seen plenty of ‘best of ‘ lists already (If you haven’t, you can find a lot of them here), but I couldn’t resist adding one more by sharing my selection of top ten photographs of the year. Trying to make such a tight edit of all the great photojournalism I’ve seen this year was challenging, but I thought ten was a good round number. So here are the top photographs of 2012, as chosen by me, in chronological order.

Lorenzo Meloni’s photograph of two menacing looking militiamen, one in shades and one wearing a balaclava, patrolling the streets of Benghazi in January 2012 stuck in my mind as soon as I saw The Telegraph Magazine run it double truck in May (The tearsheet here). The picture perhaps gains certain extra power also from the fact that we know what went on in Benghazi later on the year.

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Photo © Lorenzo Meloni

Libya. January 2012. – Militiamen patrolling the streets of Benghazi.

Stephanie Sinclair had a great photo essay on Yemen in National Geographic magazine’s September issue (See it here). One of the last photographs of the feature is of a young boy without eyes, cradled by his mother, of whom we don’t  see much more than the very body parts the son is missing. Sinclair’s photo, reminiscent of Samuel Aranda’s World Press Photo of the Year 2011, is powerful in how it shows not only trauma but also love and care.

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Photo © Stephanie Sinclair

Yemen. March 2012. – Cradled by his mother, Saleem al Hazari lost both eyes to a sniper. The 12-year-old was shot when he joined antigovernmental protesters in Sanaa in 2011.

I find Dominic Nahr’s Sudan photo of a soldier lying immersed in oil in Heglig, one of the most striking images of the past year, not only visually but contextually, capturing something very essential of the conflict the two Sudans had in the oil-rich region. (See the photograph larger here)

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Photo © Dominic Nahr – Magnum for TIME

Sudan. 17 April 2012. – A soldier of the northern regime’s army, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), lies dead, immersed in oil next to a leaking petroleum facility after heavy fighting with southern SPLA troops after they entered Heglig.

Timothy Fadek had a photo essay on Greece’s economic turmoil on the Foreign Policy website in June (See the series here. NB You might have to create a free login.). The opening picture of drug addicts shooting up in broad daylight shows in strong detail one of the more extreme examples of the human toll the country’s downturn has caused.

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Photo © Timothy Fadek

Athens, Greece. May 2012. – Scenes from a failing economy. Heroin addicts shoot up behind the Athens Cultural Centeron Akademias Street in central Athens.

Egypt has continued to play a big role in the international news. In June, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy was announced as the winner of Egypt’s first democratic presidential election. Below frame, by Daniel Berehulak, of Egyptians celebrating Morsy’s election win, is the one picture with its flags and fireworks, that I remember the most. (See it larger here.)

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Photo © Daniel Berehulak – Getty Images

Cairo, Egypt. 24 June 2012.- Egyptians celebrate the election of their new president Mohamed Morsy in Tahrir Square.

Pete Souza has been doing incredible work documenting President Obama’s first term, and it’s difficult to choose his best photo from this past year, but I thought the below picture of Obama sitting in a White House cabinet meeting is an extraordinarily quirky portrayal of the President, taken from an unusual view-point. It shows little more than the chair with a badge identifying who it belongs to, and the President”s back of the head . But I’m sure the head (and the ears!) would be recognisable even without the badge on the chair, but the metal tag does give an air of authority. Amusingly, The Obama campaign tweeted the photo after Clint Eastwood’s infamous empty chair speech at the RNC, with the words ‘This seat’s taken’. I also like how the roundness of the President’s head matches the curves on the wall on the other side of the room.

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Photo © Pete Souza / The White House

Washington D.C., United States. 26 July 2012. – A view from behind of the President as he holds a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House.

Nicole Tung did several trips to Syria in 2012 to document the civil war there. Time Lightbox showcased her work on number of occasions. The opening picture of her Aleppo photo essay ‘A Syrian Tragedy: One Family’s Horror’ shows a horrific scene of a group of men carrying a 15-year-old boy, Hatem, who had been trapped under a rubble following an airstrike on 6 August. Hatem later died in the hospital. His father, mother, younger brother and sister and two younger cousins were also killed in the same attack.

I and Olivier Laurent interviewed Nicole Tung about her work later the same month. You can read the interview here.

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Photo © Nicole Tung

Aleppo, Syria. 6 August 2012. – Men carry Hatem Qureya, 15, after he was trapped under rubble following an airstrike in the neighborhood of Bustan al-Qasr in Aleppo, Syria.

Moises Saman has been doing terrific work in Cairo throughout the year. Above, I shared Daniel Berehulak’s picture of Egyptians celebrating their new president. Saman’s photo below shows a very different kind of flag-waving scene, this from the anti-Muslim YouTube video sparked riots directed at the U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s capital. Antonin Kratochvil once said ‘every photographer should have their own version of The Scream’, referring to the similarity of one of his own pictures to the famous Munch painting. If that’s true, I believe Moises Saman now has his. I can see and feel, real raw energy in the young man’s scream below. (See the picture larger here.)

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Photo © Moises Saman – Magnum

Cairo, Egypt. September 2012. – Protestors shout and raise a flag above a burned-out car near the clashes.

I’ve seen two versions of the below scene. One by Narciso Contreras, whose coverage of the Syrian civil war has probably been the strongest and most comprehensive of any photographer out there, and the one seen here by Javier Manzano. Both are striking photographs, but I just happen to prefer the Manzano one, perhaps as the rays of light are slightly more pronounced in his photo due to the darker exposure.

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Photo © Javier Manzano / AFP

Aleppo, Syria. 18 October 2012. – Two Syrian rebels take sniper positions at the heavily contested neighborhood of Karmal Jabl in central Aleppo.

Out of all the photographs done done during hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, there’s no question in my mind that Iwan Baan’s aerial photograph of the Manhattan powercut, which ran on the cover of the New York Magazine, was the most remarkable and memorable. You can read about the shoot here.

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Photo © Iwan Baan

New York City, United States. 1 November 2012. – Superstorm Sandy aerial shot of Manhattan powercut.

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December 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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Features and Essays | November 2012

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Second month in a row that Paolo Pellegrin has work in the National Geographic magazine…and what a timing for the subject, since the series was probably shot months and months ago and  based on an editor’s note the issue was just going to press when the most recent Gaza conflict escalated.

Amazing work. The below photo might not represent the story as well as some of the other photos in the NatGeo edit, it’s not directly related to the tunnels for one,  but I think it looks incredible and symbolises well Gaza as the world’s largest outdoor prison, which it in many ways is.

Photo © Paolo Pellegrin

Photo © Paolo Pellegrin

Paolo Pellegrin: The Tunnels of Gaza (NGM) ‘They are a lifeline of the underground economy but also a death trap. For many Palestinians, they have come to symbolize ingenuity and the dream of mobility.’

Frédéric Sautereau: Gaza (Paris Match)

David Degner: Scenes from Gaza’s Violence (Newsweek)

Terrific series in December’s NatGeo magazine by Carolyn Drake.

Photo © Carolyn Drake

Photo © Carolyn Drake

Carolyn Drake: Shamans: Masters of Ecstasy (NGM) ‘They are shamans—called by spirits to heal bodies, minds, and souls—and their numbers are growing.’

Great photos from Cuba on the New York Times website… Photographer’s name withheld… My guess is these might be Tomas Munita photos… but you are welcome to prove me wrong, if you have solid information.

Credit: The New York Times

Credit: The New York Times

[anonymous]: Changes in Cuba Create Support for Easing Embargo (NYT)

Julien Goldstein: Cuba (Photographer’s website)

Eros Hoagland: A Reckoning at the Frontier (NYT Lens) ‘Photographs of the Mexican Drug War Along the Border’

Michael Robinson Chavez: Rio de Favela (LA Times) [multimedia] | ‘Rio de Janeiro’s favelas border the city’s toniest areas and beaches. Rio is attempting to pacify the slums with a massive police presence. Still, drug gangs litter the city within sight of the stadium scheduled to host the Olympic Games in 2016.’

Two different edits of Robin Hammond’s Zimbabwe work which won the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award…

Photo © Robin Hammond

Photo © Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond: Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence (Paris Match) Zimbabwe

Robin Hammond:  Zimbabwe (Lightbox)

“The challenge today is to make stories that transcend the millions of pictures that are shot but don’t actually say anything, to make sure that you’re giving a message through powerful photography and giving a voice to the people who are in your images.”  - Tom Stoddart

Audio slideshow of Tom Stoddart’s South Sudan work on the ICRC website, narrated by the photographer himself.

Photo © Tom Stoddart

Photo © Tom Stoddart

Tom Stoddart: Into The Earth (ICRC) South Sudan

John Stanmeyer: Battle-worn South Sudan copes with refugee health crisis (CNN Photos)

Congo crisis.

Well edited gallery on Time website with strong photos by Jerome Delay, Phil Moore, Tony Karumba et al.

Photo © Jerome Delay / AP

Photo © Jerome Delay / AP

(various photographers): Congo’s Crisis: Rebels Launch Offensive in Country’s East (TIME)

(various photographers): Rebel Attacks in Eastern Congo  (The Atlantic - In Focus)

Photo © Dominic Nahr

Photo © Dominic Nahr

Dominic Nahr: Rebels Gain Ground in the DRC (Magnum)

Jerome Delay: Battle in Eastern Congo (Washington Post)

Photo © Phil Moore / AFP

Photo © Phil Moore / AFP

Phil Moore: La Chite De Goma (Paris Match)

Phil Moore:  Congolese people flee town of Sake as fighting breaks out (Guardian) ‘As rebels and government-allied militia fight for the town of Sake, the Congolese inhabitants fled to the safety of the camps in the east’

Phil Moore: M23 fighters capture Goma in the DR Congo (Al Jazeera)

Jehad Nga: Deep Wounds of Past Produce New Violence in Congo (NYT)

Great portraits series on South Africa’s AIDS orphans by Jonathan Torgovnik

Photo © Jonathan Torgovnik

Photo © Jonathan Torgovnik

Jonathan Torgovnik: Generation of Orphans: South Africa’s Children of AIDS (Lightbox)

Greg Marinovich: South African Miners Strike at Fear (NYT Lens)

Per-Anders Pettersson: A Microcosm of the New South Africa (NYT Lens)

Pascal Maitre: An African Journey (NYT Lens)

Fernando Moleres: Sierra Leone Prisons (Lightbox)

Benedicte Kurzen: In Mozambique, a New Prosperity for Some (NYT)

Joe Penney: Guinea-Bissau (Guardian) ‘Reuters photographer Joe Penney depicts life in Guinea-Bissau and explores the legacy of years of conflict on this tiny West African country, from the fading symbols of its former Portuguese rulers, to the plight of those who fought for independence, and the impact that years of war have had on the current generation’

Moises Saman photographing the most recent turmoil in Cairo for TIME…brilliant photos..

Photo © Moises Saman

Photo © Moises Saman

Moises Saman: Egypt: Thousands Protest President Morsy’s Decree (Time) NB last 6 photos in the slideshow by other photographers

Rena Effendi: Egypt Dispatch: Coptic Christians Grapple With Fear and Faith (Mother Jones)

Jerome Sessini: Battleground Aleppo (Magnum)

Matilde Gattoni: The Swallows of Syria (Lightbox)

Tom Pilston: The Battles for Syria (Panos)

(various photographers): Syria in Ruins (The Atlantic)

Niclas Hammarstrom: Syria’s Killing Fields (zReportage)

Adam Ferguson: Irak (Paris Match)

Andrew McConnell’s portrait series of urban refugees in different parts of the world…Fantastic..

Photo © Andrew McConnell

Photo © Andrew McConnell

Andrew McConnell: Hidden Lives (Panos) The untold story of urban refugees.

Stephanie Sinclair: The Secret World Of Child Brides (VII Magazine)

Sanjit Das: Amarnath Yatra (Panos) ‘Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims make their way up to the Amarnath cave, 3,888 metres above sea level in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, to visit one of the holiest sites in Hinduism.’

Sanjit Das: Burning Issue (FT Weekend) ‘India is suffering an unprecedented energy crisis. So why are fires being left to rage in Jharia, home to its richest coalfields?’

Sanjit Das: Malnutrition in an Indian Village (Businessweek)

Gaël Turine: The Fence of Shame (Agence Vu)

Raghu Rai: Desperate battle to save India’s children (BBC)

Brent Lewin: Sightseeing at India’s Camel Fair (WSJ)

Q. Sakamaki in the latest Newsweek Int’l…

Photo © Q. Sakamaki

Photo © Q. Sakamaki

Q. Sakamaki: China’s Outer Lands (Newsweek)

Bruno Barbey: Shanghai (Magnum)

Zhang Kechun: China’s Yellow River (Lightbox)

Sim Chi Yin: In China, a New Beginning (NYT)

Sim Chi Yin: Les révoltés de Wukan (Le Monde)

Sim Chi Yin: A Changsha, on n’arrête plus le progrès (Le Monde)

Joachim Ladefoged: +852 Hong Kong (VII)

Shiho Fukada’s series on young Japanese women working as hostesses.

Photo © Shiho Fukada

Photo © Shiho Fukada

Shiho Fukada: Cinderellas of the Night (Panos) ‘Job opportunities for women in Japan are scarce. A mere 65 % of women who graduate from university find permanent employment. Working as a hostess, or kyabajo, has become a viable, and well paid, alternative for many educated young women.~~In Japan, a hostess is a young woman who entertains men at bars or clubs. Customers pay considerable sums of money for the pleasure of their company – for flirting but no sex.’

Shiho Fukada: No Country for Old Men (Panos)

Shiho Fukada: Internet Cafe Refugees (Panos)

Michael Wolf: Tokyo’s Commuters (Slate)

Gary Knight: How China Wields ‘Soft Power’ in the Golden Triangle (Pulitzer Center) Burma |  ‘This place has always served as a watery junction where human and physical geographies collide. Burma, Laos and Thailand all meet here, as do the great Mekong and its smaller tributary, the Ruak, which tumbles down out of the Shan Hills.’

Gilles Sabrie: Towards a New Myanmar (Photographer’s website)

Ian The: Burma Spring (Agence Vu)

Kuni Takahashi: In Western Myanmar, a History of Hatred Emerges (NYT)

Alexander F. Yuan: The Waiting House: Caring for Burma’s HIV Patients (TIME)

Jes Aznar: A Baby Boom in the Philippines (IHT)

John Vink: Cambodia: The Off-ASEAN (Photographer’s website)

Taslima Akhter: Fighting Hopelessness Amid Ashes (NYT Lens) Aftermatch of garment factory fire on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Jonathan Saruk: Kabul Movie Houses Take a Break From Insurgents and Chaos (Wired)

Bryan Denton: Herat, an Unusually Modern Afghan City (NYT)

Daniel Berehulak: Afghan War Amputees And Civilians Treated At ICRC Orthopedic Center (Getty Images archive)

Lorexon Tugnoli: Kabul’s Sex Workers Get Organized (WSJ) ‘Prostitutes Teach Colleagues About Condoms and Testing in Afghanistan’s Highly Conservative Society’

Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong: Poppy – Trails of Afghan Heroin (Foto8)

Brian Cassey: The Aak Puul Ngantam Stockman (Fotostrada)

Ulet Ifansasti: Death metal: tin mining in Indonesia (Guardian)

Hurricane Sandy.

Great to see Eugene Richards shoot  the Sandy aftermath for TIME…The edit could have been kept a little tighter, but there’s a sense of empathy in many of the photos and Richards’ captions, which really hit home and make you realise the huge magnitude of the devastation caused by Sandy not just on infrastructural, but on human level…

Photo © Eugene Richards

Photo © Eugene Richards

Eugene Richards: Devastation in Staten Island (Lightbox)

Stephen Wilkes: Aerial Photographs of Superstorm Sandy’s Aftermath (Lightbox)

Finlay Mackay: In Sandy’s Shadow: How the Redfern Houses’ True Ordeal Began After the Storm (Lightbox)

Susannah Ray: Recalling the ‘Right Coast,’ Before the Storm (NYT)

Plenty of empathy here too…

Photo © Todd Heisler

Photo © Todd Heisler

Todd Heisler: One Neighborhood, Unimaginable Loss (NYT)

NYT photographers: Glimmers of Light in a Darkened City (NYT Lens)

New Yorker photographers: After Sandy: Manhattan and the Rockaways (Photo Booth)

Massimo Berruti: Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in New York (Agence Vu)

Mario Tama: Superstorm Sandy, the aftermath (Guardian)

U.S. Politics.

Terrific portraits by Marco Grob…

Photo © Marco Grob

Photo © Marco Grob

Marco Grob: Class of 2016: The Political Leaders to Watch (Lighbox)

Grant Cornett: A History of the Campaign in 100 Objects (Lightbox)

TIME photographers: The 2012 Presidential Election Year in Pictures (Lightbox)

Christopher Morris: On the Road with Mitt Romney (Lightbox)

Christopher Morris: Romney Republicans (Photographer’s website)

Brooks Kraft: Last Days on the Road with Obama (Lightbox)

Michael Mergen: The Halls of Democracy: Places of Civic Responsibility (Lightbox)

Daniel Borris: Ohio’s Faith in Democracy (NYT)

Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi: The Undecided (Photo Booth) video

Ashley Gilbertson: Ohio Voters: Before and After (Photo Booth)

New Yorker photographers: Election Morning: Florida and Virginia (Photo Booth

New Yorker photographers:  Election Day (Photo Booth)

New Yorker photographers: Scenes from Election Night (Photo Booth)

New Yorker photographers: Election Day: Swing States and Beyond (Photo Booth)

Jon Lowenstein: Election Night on Chicago’s South Side, in Polaroids (Photo Booth)

In awe of Hiroyuki Ito’s work in Lens…. (Last frame gave me a flashback of a Christopher Anderson’s Capitolio pic  #random)

Photo © Hiroyuki Ito

Photo © Hiroyuki Ito

Hiroyuki Ito: NYC (NYT Lens)

Pieter Hugo: Empire of the In-Between (NYT Magazine) video |  NB only the stills seen in the video by Hugo

Alec Soth: Foam Party (NYT Magazine)

Henry Leutwyler: Behind the Curtain at the New York City Ballet (New York Magazine)

Emine Ziyatdinova: In Brighton Beach, a Bittersweet Peace (NYT Lens)

Doug Ricard: Street View (Photo Booth)

Larry Racioppo: Hoops Spring Eternal (NYT Lens)

Brendan Hoffman: Gorgeous Photos From the Front Lines of Outsourcing (Wired)

Briony Campbell and Duncan Nicol Robertson: A New World – Hope and Fear on an American Roadtrip (Foto8)

Will Seberger: Homeland (zReportage)

Strong set on Portugal’s economic crisis by Mauricio Lima and equally so, one on Spain’s financial woes by Samuel Aranda… Both shot on assignment for The New York Times…

Photo © Mauricio Lima

Photo © Mauricio Lima

Mauricio Lima: Portugal Passes Another Austere Budget (NYT)

Samuel Aranda: Evictions on the Rise in Spain (NYT)

Samuel Aranda: Spanish Crisis (Photographer’s website)

Alvaro Deprit: Once Upon a Time in Tabernas (NYT Lens)

Guy Martin: Deadly Dust of Taranto (Panos) Italy

Murray Ballard: Cryonics (Wired)

Sophie Gerrard: The Dunes (Foto8)

Kayte Brimacombe: Homelessness: Mario’s story (Guardian)

Kenneth O’Halloran: Muddy Business (NYT Magazine) NB not the first photo in the slideshow | Irish jockeys

New Yorker Photo Booth showcased work from Magnum’s new book ‘Magnum: Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom’

Magnum photographers: Revolutions (New Yorker Photo Booth) Related in Telegraph

Joop Swart Masterclass essays.

The future is bright for lot of these guys I’m sure…

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Joop Swart Masterclass 2012 essays (World Press Photo)

Martin Parr: Life’s a Beach (Paris Match)

Ami Vitale: Bathtime (Panos) Hungary

Mugur Varzariu : Roma (NYT Lens)

Michal Solarski: Hungarian Sea (Burn)

Amanda Rivkin: Bachelor parties in Prague (CNN Photos)

Mathias Depardon: Tracing the past along the Black Sea’s coast (CNN Photos)

Andrew Testa: ‘He also collected books’ (Panos) Penis museum in Iceland

Thomas Peschak: The Shark Trade of the Arabian Sea (Lightbox)

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November 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Interviews and Talks | November 2012

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Video of Steve McCurry shooting the Pirelli calendar…

Steve McCurry  : Pirelli Calendar 2013 behing the scenes video (Telegraph) ‘The world’s most beautiful women, including Karlie Kloss, Petra Nemcova and a heavily pregnant Adriana Lima, cover up for photojournalist Steve McCurry’s Pirelli Calendar.’

Steve McCurry’s Iconic Photographs #1 (Phaidon)

Steve McCurry’s Iconic Photographs #2 (Phaidon)

Steve McCurry (Art Space)

Steve McCurry  (YouTube) ‘Steve McCurry shares his expertise and opinions on shooting documentary photography’

Tyler Hicks on working in Gaza.

Photo © Tyler Hicks

Tyler Hicks : Working in Gaza (NYT Lens) ‘A Responsibility to Photograph, and Remember’

Bernat Armangué : The war in Gaza: photographing the conflict (Guardian) ‘Associated Press photographer Bernat Armangué tells the story behind some of his images that have featured on front pages around the world in the last week’

Don McCullin trying out Canon gear in this 27 minute video on the CPN site.

Don McCullin (CPN)  “The love affair I’ve had with photography has been total commitment and I’ve not taken any short cuts to do it.”

Don McCullin : The Art of Seeing (Guardian) ‘For the veteran war photographer, emotional awareness is the most important aspect of photography’

Don McCullin Reflects on a Career of Chasing Haunting Images (PetaPixel)

Barbara Davidson (PhotoShelter Vimeo) Luminance 2012

Photographers and NGOs : When Interest Creates a Conflict (NYT Lens) ‘Ethical Questions Raised by Photographing for NGOs’

Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini (Al Jazeera) ‘Scenes from a Syrian city under siege : An audio slideshow from Aleppo by a photographer who spent two harrowing weeks dodging bullets to cover the conflict.’

Crosses mark a field where the bodies of murdered women were dumped in Ciudad Juarez during the 1990s. (Eros Hoagland)

Conflict Photographer Eros Hoagland on His Dangerous Craft (Daily Beast)

Michael Christopher Brown (New Yorker Photo Booth) HBOs Witness: Libya

Photographers Amid Chaos (NYT) On HBOs Witness series

Miguel Medina : Up close and personal with the Syrian rebels (AFP Correspondent blog)

Massoud Hossaini (scmp.com) ‘What’s behind a Pulitzer Prize winning photo?’

Tomas van Houtryve (Oslo Freedom Forum)

Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi (smdlr)

Robin Hammond on his Zimbabwe work.

Photo © Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond (RFI English)

Robin Hammond (Arte TV) NB in French

Old John G Morris interview on C-Span.

John G Morris (C-Span)

I don’t have an iPad, so haven’t experienced using Reuters’ The Wider Image app, but it does look very nice..

Reuters’ Jassim Ahmad on ‘The Wider Image’ photography app (CPN)

Lisa Wiltse (PDN) ‘Breakout Photo Essay of the Year: Lisa Wiltse’s Charcoal Kids of Ulingan’

Scout Tufankjian on the photo of the Obamas hugging which went viral after the Obama campaign tweeted on the election night…

Photo © Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America

Scout Tufankjian, the photographer of the ‘Most-Liked Photograph of All Time’ (Slate)

Laura Olin :  The Photo the Obama Campaign Almost Used for Its Victory Tweet (Slate) ‘How did the Obama campaign decide to use that photo of Barack and Michelle Obama hugging to accompany its victory tweet? The photo that became the most-retweeted, most liked photo in social media history? Campaign social media honcho Laura Olin filled Slate in by email on the gametime decision—and showed us the photo that almost made the cut.’

Damon Winter on photographing Obama in 2008 and 2012 (NYT) ‘A Face More Careworn, a Crowd Less Joyful’

Fascinating video of Stephen Wilkes talking about his Day to Night project…

Coney Island. Photograph © Stephen Wilkes

Stephen Wilkes and his Day to Night project (CBS video on PetaPixel)

Jim Urquhart : Portraying polygamy (Reuters Photographers blog)

Brian Finke  (LA Times Framework blog) ‘reFramed: In conversation with Brian Finke’

David Alan Harvey on the Vogue Italy site.

David Alan Harvey (Vogue Italy)

Elliott Erwitt (Art Space)

Peter Marlow on photographing English cathedrals (Magnum)

Magnum Photographers Ian Berry, Stuart Franklin and Peter Marlow describe their work featured in Magnum Revolution, 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom. (YouTube)

High and Low: Jim Goldberg’s Works in Process (Lightbox)

Harry Gruyaert’s best photograph – waiting for a Belgian parade (Guardian)

Photo © Samuel Aranda

Samuel Aranda’s best photograph: a woman protects her son (Guardian)

Gideon Mendel (BBC)

Pieter Hugo (YouTube)

Photo © Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz  (NYT) ‘A Restless Lifetime of Paying Attention’

Joel Meyerowitz : A Question of Color — Answered (NYT Lens)

Taking His Time: A Look Back at 50 Years of Joel Meyerowitz’s Photographs (Lightbox)

Joel Meyerowitz : ‘brilliant mistakes … amazing accidents’  (Guardian) | The photographer, best known for his 9/11 pictures, talks about his new book, which celebrates his 50 years of finding the ‘wow’ factor in everyday places

Joel Meyerowitz interview by Olivia Bee : ‘The Young Gun Meets the Living Legend’ (Vice)

Fred R. Conrad on photographing Meyerowitz (NYT Lens)

Lauren Greenfield on the Bait and Switch of “The Queen of Versailles” and the Importance of Good Cinematography (Documentary Channel blog)

Paul Moakley (rereveal.com)

Larissa Leclair : The Indie Photobook Library (Lightbox)

Isa Leshko (PDN) ‘Sustaining a Long-Term Photo Project’

Photographer Daniel Beltrá on his Greenpeace mission to the Arctic (Guardian) audio slideshow

Two part Ben Lowy interview on A Photo Editor.

Photo © Ben Lowy

Ben Lowy – Part 1 Part 2 (A Photo Editor)

In conversation with the writer Pete Brook of Prison Photography and WIRED. (Phonar)

Crossing Paths with Niall McDiarmid (BBC)

Sony World Photography awards Student Focus winner Asef Ali Mohammad shares his hopes and fears as he starts his career in photography  (Guardian) ‘What is life like for emerging student photographers?’

How Iwan Baan got his amazing NYC/Hurricane Sandy cover for the New York Magazine.

Cover photo © Iwan Baan

Architecture photographer Iwan Baan explains how he got that New York magazine cover shot (Poynter)

New York Magazine director of photography Jody Quon on Baan’s cover (Time Lightbox Tumblr)

Great Reuters TV video of their photographers describing documenting Sandy and its aftermath

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Reuters photographers show images of the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy  (Reuters TV) ‘A witness to Sandy’s wrath’

Andrew Burton : photographing Sandy (ABC News)

Levon Biss on photographing Mario Balotelli (Lightbox)

Melissa Golden (Digital Photo Pro)

John Delaney on Hoboken, New Jersey (BJP)

In My Bag – by Daniel Berman (Photo Brigade)

In My Bag – by David Welker (PB)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

November 30, 2012 at 1:32 am

Agencies and Photographers | November 2012

Agencies and Collectives

It’s not even December yet, but some Best of 2012s are out already….

VII: Best of 2012: Highlights of a Year in Pictures | ‘VII photographers present their best images, shot or released in 2012′

Best Pictures of the Year from Agence France Presse (Whittier Daily News)

European Pressphoto Agency: The Year in Images (EPA)

Reuters’ best pictures of the year is pretty cool as it includes comments by the photographers and even technical info…

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Reuters: Best Photos of The Year 2012 (Reuters)

VII Newsletter November 2012

TerraProject Newsletter November 2012

Prime Collective: Newsletter November 2012

NOOR: Evelien Kunst becomes NOOR’s new Managing Director | news on BJP

Magnum event at Frontline Club in London : Magnum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom : Thursday December 13, 2012 7:00 PM

Pioneer photo agency Sipa Press files for bankruptcy protection (BJP)

Katie Orlinsky joins Reportage by Getty Images as a Featured Photographer

Tommaso Protti joins Emerging Talent at Reportage by Getty Images

Firecracker November 2012

Photographers

Trailer to the upcoming McCulling documentary…Very much looking forward to seeing the film at some point…In the mean time I’ll be reading his autobiography Unreasonable Behaviour.

Trailer to the documentary ‘McCullin’ (Guardian) ‘Watch the world exclusive trailer for David and Jacqui Morris’s documentary on British photographer Don McCullin, whose acclaimed work for the Observer and the Sunday Times in Vietnam, Biafra, Cyprus and Lebanon produced some of the defining images of war. McCullin describes the ‘moral sense of purpose and duty’ behind his work. McCullin is released in the UK on 1 January 2013′

Somewhere to Disappear with Alec Soth

Looks like Contrasto has pushed the publication of James Nachtwey’s Pietas forward until September 2013… Was supposed to come out late October… Shame. Was on my wish list for Santa…

James Nachtwey: Pietas 

Reckoning at the Frontier by Eros Hoagland (Kickstarter crowdfunding) ‘Reckoning at the Frontier is an upcoming photography book that explores the drug war in northern Mexico.’

Workshop : Photographic storytelling with Sebastian Meyer and Anastasia Taylor-Lind : 7 December, London(Guardian) ‘Two eminent, widely published and very different photojournalists give a Guardian Masterclass in telling stories with images.’

Photo © Maysun

Maysun

Jordi Ruiz Cicera

David Vintiner

Matilde Gattoni

Hiroyuki Ito

Nicola Lo Calzo

Howard Schatz

Andrew Lichtenstein

Matthew Niederhauser

Lindsay Mackenzie

Andrea Frazzetta

Narciso Contreras

Georgina Cranston

Mark Seager

Matt Carr

Michal Solarski

Laura Pannack new website

Duncan Nicol Robertson

Mark Hartman

Mark Hartman on Verve

Paul Taggart on Verve

Pavel Prokopchik on Verve

Philipp Spalek  on Verve

Daniel Hartley-Allen on Verve

Linda Dorigo on Verve

Pascal Maitre

Matteo di Giovanni

Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini

Greta Pratt

Toufic Beyhum

Emine Ziyatdinova

Artur Conka

Written by Mikko Takkunen

November 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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