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Monday 27 June 2011

I left Beirut midnight on Saturday and didn’t arrive to Helsinki until midday Sunday, so was way too tired to start doing blog updates yesterday. Besides, wanted to see some friends. But here is June’s fourth instalment of Photojournalism Links…

Features and Essays

Based on Facebook updates and hearing from friends it seems several photographers who were working in Libya in in March/April, are heading back there  this week…I wish them safe travels…looking forward to seeing their work….Feels like a second wave of coverage is coming…Rather fitting since International Criminal Court just issued an arrest warrant for Gaddafi..

Some of Moises Saman’s recent work from Tripoli on Magnum site… Includes black and white versions of some of the frames in last week’s NYT slideshow…

Moises Saman: NATO Campaign Against Gaddafi Regime (Magnum: June 2011)

Related to Libya conflict…

Alex Majoli: Dark Passage (Newsweek: June 2011) Arab Refugees Flow Into Europe

Ivor Prickett is one of the photographers heading back to Libya…Here is his beautiful Abkhazia work on Panos Pictures site, in case you missed it…

Ivor Prickett: Gali, Abkhazia – Left in Limbo (Panos: June 2011)

Finbarr O’Reilly: Shocking Clashes in Senegal (TIME: June 2011)

Sean Gallagher shot his first assignment for Newsweek…I’m sure there’ll be plenty more in the future…

Sean Gallagher: Next to the North Korean Border (Newsweek: June 2011)

Chad Ress: America Recovered (TIME LB: June 2011)

Danielle Levitt : The Kids are Alright: High Schoolers (TIME LB: June 2011)

Angelos Tzortzinis: Panic on the Streets of Athens (TIME LB: June 2011)

Conny Luhulima and Geert van Kesteren: Nunusaku (Foto8: June 2011)

Kacper Kowalski: Toxic Beauty (Panos: June 2011)

Leica released their M9-P… Alex Majoli did some work with the camera in Venice…

Alex Majoli: Venice (Leica-camera.com: June 2011)

Mishka Henner: In a Foreign Field (Panos: June 2011)

Dhruv Malhotra: Sleepers (TIME LB: June 2011)

Ashley Gilbertson: Ready to Eat (VII Mag: June 2011)

Susan Anderson: Beauty Speaks: Portraits of 31 Former Miss USA Pageant Queen (TIME LB: June 2011)

Heidi Warner: The Disappearance of the Borscht Belt Hotels (TIME LB: June 2011)

Maria Gruzdeva: Direction, Space! (Foto8: June 2011)

Interviews

Lynsey Addario (Marie Claire: June 2011)

Sebastian Meyer : Photographing Libya’s Violent Conflict (BBC: June 2011)

Lauren Greenfield (Stockland Martel blog: June 2011)

Was reading the National Geographic Magazine’s July issue during my travel yesterday…Great to see Addario’s Baghdad work in print, the one I was praising in last week’s post… The issue includes also some of Michael Christopher Brown’s Libya Hipstas..Empas.is did an interview with him…

Michael Christopher Brown : Going beyond the frontline: Michael C. Brown returns to Libya (Emphas.is: June 2011)

Todd Heisler : A Father’s Voice, Through Kodachrome (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Janine di Giovanni : ‘I believed I had escaped trauma… but I was not as unbroken as I thought’  (Guardian: June 2011) War correspondent Janine di Giovanni saw death and trauma on a scale unimaginable to most of us. She thought she was immune to fear. But, as her compelling memoir reveals, when she and her husband finally put war behind them to start a family, the past came back to shatter their lives…

Alex Majoli (Leica-camera.com: June 2011)

Sean Gallagher (1416.me: June 2011)

Ed Kashi (Youtube)

Karim Ben Khelifa (takepart.com: June 2011) “The World is Changing, Change With It”

Laura El Tantawy (Sojournposse: June 2011)

Tim and Noah Hussin (Thedigitalnaturalist.com: June 2011) Tim and Noah Hussin about their documentary journey called America ReCycled

Andrew Burton (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Articles

NPPA: History Is Made: Press Photographer Covers Live Presidential Speech (NPPA: June 2011)

! BJP: Street photography subject of second Firecracker event (BJP: June 2011)

photo: Gona Aziz

TIME LB: Iraq Through Iraqi Eyes (TIME LB: June 2011)

TIME LB: Facing Change Collective and the Library of Congress to Cooperate (TIME LB: June 2011)

Bill Kramer: Real World Estimates – Magazine Contract (A Photo Editor: June 2011)

BJP: The future of photography? Kadir van Lohuizen’s launches an iPad app of his journey up the Pan-American Highway (BJP: June 2011)

David Campbell: Debating ‘Who’s afraid of home?’, and the importance of narrative (DC Blog: June 2011)

Jeremy Nicholl: “Jay Maisel Is A Dick”: Freetard Mob Savages Octogenarian Photographer Over Copyright (Photographer’s blog: June 2011)

Jeremy Nicholl: 10 Reasons This Isn’t The Greatest Photo Ever (Photographer’s blog: June 2011)

Leica camera: M9-P in Venice: The Making of (Vimeo) Magnum photographer Alex Majoli took the new Leica M9-P on a journey through Venice. Alex Majoli accompanied one of the around 700 gondolieri for several days and captured a sensitive portrait of the gondolier and his city. Here is a behind the scenes view of Alex’s journey through Venice.

Travel Photographers: Upgrade To The New Leica M9-P For Just $0.25 (TP: June 2011)

Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Luis Robayo (Guardian: June 2011) Luis Robayo is an Agence France-Presse photographer based in Colombia. In this set of photographs he documents Brother Hermes, an exorcist in the Valle del Cauca

Allthingsd.com: Meet the Stealthy Start-Up That Aims to Sharpen Focus of Entire Camera Industry (allthingsd.com: June 2011)

NYT: In Hours, Online Readers Identify Nazi Photographer (NYT: June 2011)

PDN: Benefiting from Portfolio Reviews: How To Stay In Touch (PDN: June 2011)

Telegraph: Photography Sites of the Week (Telegraph: June 2011)

Guardian Eyewitness: Andrew McConnell: Kinshasa strings (Guardian: June 2011) Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series

PhotoShelter Guide: The Photographer’s guide to selling like a pro (PS: June 2011)

Lisa Pritchard: Ask an Agent (LPA blog: June 2011)

Absolutely must see! Congratulations to Panos Pictures for their 25th anniversary!

Videos – Panos Pictures: Conversations in Photography: 25 years of Panos Pictures (Panos: June 2011)

Developing Pictures blog: Panos 25 Years (Developing pictures blog: June 2011)

Crowd funding – Erin Trieb : The Homecoming Project (Kickstarter)

PhotographersFabio Bucciarelli

ServicesMetro Print

AgenciesMagnum Photos AGM decisions from BJP

EventsFoto8 Summershow 2011 Launch Party : 8 July : London : £10/£15

Awards

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize : Deadline 7 July

photo: Alex Masi

Getty Images announces Grants for Good winners (BJP: June 2011) Photographers Alex Masi and Gwenn Dubourthoumieu have won this year’s Grants for Good, which will see them receive $15,000 each for the production of new imagery to support non-profit organisations of their choosing | Same from PDN

The France 24-RFI Web Documentary Award (BJP: June 2011)

Jing Huang – winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award for his portfolio ‘Pure of Sight’

TwitterKevin van Paassen

TwitterDEVELOP Photo


Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm

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Sunday 19 June 2011

Hello from Lebanon again…Starting my last week here tomorrow, before heading to Finland for a bit…

This week’s updates…

Features and Essays

From National Geographic Magazine July issue…

Breathtaking work by Lynsey Addario…

Lynsey Addario: Baghdad After the Storm (NGM: July 2011)

Quite surprised to see Hipstas in NGM…I would have thought NatGeo editors too conservative for such thing…

Michael Christopher Brown: Young, Angry, and Wired (NGM: July 2011) Middle East Youth Rising

Really liked these Bleasdale frames….

Marcus Bleasdale: China – The Internet Revolution (VII: June 2011)

Magnum photographers Antoine D’Agata, Moises Saman, and Ian Berry for the UNHCR… via @wemarijnissen

photo: Moises Saman

The dedicated UNHCR website…

UNHCR: 60 Years 60 Lives (UNHCR: June 2011)

or alternatively, you can see 30 frames on the Magnum Photos site here.

Stephanie Sinclair’s recent work from NYT Mag now on VII website…

Stephanie Sinclair: Tatiana and Krista’s Special Connection (VII: June 2011)

Stephanie Sinclair: Too Young To Wed (Pulitzer Center: June 2011)

David Goldman: Children of the Fallen (YouTube: June 2011)

Jim Goldberg: Portraits from Bonnaroo (TIME LB: June 2011)

Brooks Kraft: New Hampshire (TIME LB: June 2011)

Heidi Levine: Inside Hamas (Globe and Mail: June 2011)

Just saw Christopher Morris’ photos from Pope John Paul’s beatification in Rome last month…Some frames made me think of Paolo Pellegrin’s photos of people morning the pope’s death six years ago…Almost like a bookend to Pellegrin’s series…whether it’s just because both are of Pope John Paul and in black and white, I don’t know…Have a look side by side.

Morris’ has a video of this as well, but apparently it cannot be shown before music license has been sorted out…Looking forward to seeing it as I’m a big fan of his Dear Leader and the two Obama short films…

Christopher Morris: Beatification of Pope John Paul (Photographer’s website: 2011)

Jean Gaumy: Nuclear Deterrence : Inside the French Nuclear Submarine (Magnum Photos: June 2011)

Espen Rasmussen: In Transit (WSJ: June 2011)

Jason Eskenazi: East-West Divide (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Irina Werning: Argentina (NPR: June 2011)

Matt Black: Modern Agonies in Ancient Mexican Villages (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Father’s Day  in some parts of the world today..UK and US at least I think…

Worth posting Chris Anderson’s Son from Lens blog a couple of weeks ago again…

Christopher Anderson: Son (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Also…

Lauren Fleishman: A Father’s Burden: Living with ALS (TIME LB: June 2011)

Natalie Naccache: Single Fathers (Photographer’s website: June 2011)

Libya  and related…

Pic of the week…

An armed female supporter of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi chanted pro-government slogans at a demonstration on Friday in Tripoli’s central Green Square. / Moises Saman for The New York Times

Etienne de Malglaive: Misrata (Photographer’s website: June 2011)

Ivan LaBianca: Libya (Photographer’s website: June 2011)

Tomasz Szustek: Unwanted Refugees (Photographer’s website: June 2011) Refugees in Tunisian-Libyan border

Articles

Two really good articles from the Guardian website…

Guardian: The shot that nearly killed me: War photographers (Guardian: June 2011)

Guardian:  The artists’ artist: reportage photographers (Guardian: June 2011) Leading snappers choose their favourite living reportage photographer

David Campbell on photojournalists preferring to work abroad…And he had done his analysis partly by looking at features and essays i’ve covered here on Photojournalism Links….

David Campbell: Who’s Afraid of Home? Photojournalism’s Foreign Fixation (DC blog: June 2011)

Blast from the past, but saw some people share this online this week… so I’ll post this again too…

“Embrace frustration. It pushes you to learn and grow, broadens your horizons, and lights a fire under you when your work has gone cold. Nothing is more dangerous to an artist than complacency” – Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai

Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai: Advice for Aspiring Photographers (JPG Mag: from 2008)

Lynsey Addario: Backseat Driving in Saudi Arabia (TIME LB: June 2011)

Guardian: Album of the years: can photo albums survive the digital age?  (Guardian: June 2011) An evocative survey of photo albums captures the history of American photography – and asks whether we’ll ever impose order on our sprawling digital collections

Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: Tomas Bravo (Guardian: June 2011)

TIME: Doctored Photos – The Art of the Altered Image (TIME LB: June 2011)

NPR: Behind the Scenes of Irina Werning’s Back to the Future (NPR: June 2011)

Interviews and Talks 

Sally Mann and Nan Goldin (Look3: June 2011)

Bruce Gilden (YouTube: June 2011)

Tyler Hicks : College of Communication Convocation  (Youtube: June 2011)

Leo Maguire : British photographer secures More4 documentary funding (BJP: June 2011)

Taryn Simon (Youtube: 2011)

Awards and Grants 

Congratulations to Jan Grarup for winning the Oskar Barnack Award… Leica blog interviewed him..

Jan Grarup win Oskar Barnack Award 2011 (Leica blog: June 2011)

Ian Parry Scholarship Calling for Entries : Deadline 30 June 

Terry O’Neill Award now open for entries

Both of the above two were won by Sebastian Liste last year…

Photocrati Fund Winner and Top Finalists (Photocrati: June 2011)

Vanessa Winship wins Henri Cartier-Bresson Award (BJP: June 2011)

Delhi Photo Festival is calling for submission : Deadline 15 July

Life.com’s 2011 Photo Blog award 

Agencies

Panos has added six new members to their roster… including Ivor Prickett and Guy Martin…

BJP: Panos Pictures adds six new members (BJP: June 2011)

VII Newsletter June 2011

Noor Newletter June 2011

Noor : Call for Submission : Deadline August 5

AppsKadir van Lohuizen’s ViaPanAm now released

BlogsKael Alford

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Sunday 12 June 2011

New edition of Photojournalism Links comes from Cafe de Prague in Hamra, Beirut. Finding good internet connection here has proven rather difficult as it did back in 2008 when I was in Lebanon the last time….but this joint probably has the best wireless I’ve found so far (thanks to @anastasiatl for the tip!)… Been working on a NGO commission everyday this week, but having a day off, so I came here for Sunday brunch, Skype calls to friends and family, and of course to do the weekly blog updates….

Here we go…

Features and Essays 

A-Must-See…

Erin Trieb: Home From Afghanistan to New Battles (NYT Lens: June 2011) Trieb’s website

Lynsey Addario: Five-Star Delhi (VII Network: June 2011)

Sebastiao Salgado: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (NYT Magazine: June 2011) Interview 

Stephanie Sinclair’s NGM June 2011 Child Brides work featured on NPR Picture show with an interview….

Stephanie Sinclair: The Secret World of Child Brides (NPR: June 2011)

Ziyah Gafic: Iranian Students (Newsweek: June 2011)

Simon Roberts: Piers of the Realm (Telegraph tear sheet on DMB Media: June 2011)

Bill Hess: A Warm Feeling for the Arctic (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Ernesto Bazan: Another Cuba (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Georger Steinmetz: African Air (MediaStorm: June 2011)

Rodrigo Abd: Anti-Gaddafi Rebels in Libya (TIME: June 2011)

Tomas van Houtryve: A ‘Real’ Statue of Liberty (NYT: June 2011)

Richard Koci Hernandez: Instragram (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Joachim Ladefoged: Let the Graduations Commence (TIME LB: June 2011)

Time Lightbox: Fotokonbit: Putting Cameras in Haitian Hands (TIME LB: June 2011)

Sven Torfinn: Living with HIV in Kenya’s Kibera slum (BBC: June 2011)

Not conceptual…oh yeah…not at all…

Paul Graham: Films (TIME LB: June 2011)

We’ve seen this plenty of times before, but always worth another look…

Christopher Anderson: Capitolio (Burn: June 2011)

Interviews

Christopher Anderson (PDN: June 2011)

Sebastian Junger (LA Times: June 2011)

Massimo Vitali (WTJ: June 2011)

Olivia Arthur (E-photoreview: June 2011)

Paul Trevor (Guardian: June 2011)

Articles 

BJP: VII to close Network (BJP: June 2011)

Verve Photo: Sanjit Das (Verve: June 2011)

TIME LB: Look 3 Festival (TIME LB: June 2011)

Guardian: Philip Lorca DiCorcia’s Best Shot (Guardian: June 2011)

Bremser Tumblr: How to Photograph the Entire World: The Google Street View Era (Bremser.tumblr: June 2011)

Vincent Laforet: What camera did I use to make this still picture? (Photographer’s blog: June 2011) Via @MattDunham

Source Magazine Graduate Photography Online 2011 (Source: June 2011)

Amanda Rivkin: A From a Distance | At Five Years Old, BTC Pipeline Moves Oil, Culture (NatGeo: June 2011) Azerbaijan

David Campbell: The new media landscape (3): community, transactions and value (DC blog: June 2011)

Alex Varley-Winter: The Unpaid Intership Boom (Frontline Club blog: June 2011)

Awards, Competitions, and Grants

Ian Parry Scholarship : Deadline 30 June |Related from BJP

International Photography Awards : Deadline June 24

Student Photographer of the Year category in the Guardian Student Media Award 

Irina Werning won BURN’s Emerging Photographer Grant…Surprising choice I think..not because Werning’s series is not nice – it is – but I think it’s the type of work that has a lot of editorial opportunities (It has already been published in Sunday Times Mag for instance) and as such don’t necessarily need support…also the series seems pretty much finished…and the grant is for continuing work…

Burn: Emerging Photographer Fund – 2011 Recipient (Burn: June 2011)

Luceo Images Student Project Award Winner is Maddie McGarvey 

BOP NPPA Still Photography winners (NPPA: June 2011) Related from NYT Lens

AgenciesMetrography : Metrography is the first and only Iraqi photography agency covering all 18 of Iraq’s governorates from Al-Basra to Zakho

Agencies / Photographers -VII Mentor program has a new member Chin Chi Yim 

PhotographersAndre Liohn

Quote of the week….“When photographers get together, they talk about equipment. When artists get together, they talk about ideas.” – Chris Steele Perkins

Photo of the week…

via @patrickwitty

To finish with…for all you photo artistees out there….Arty Bollocks Generator

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

Posted in photojournalism

Sunday 5 June 2011

Today’s blog updates come from Beirut. I flew here on Tuesday evening and will be here until June 25th. Will have limited time to get online during this time, but will nevertheless try to do at least some kind of updates…

Features and Essays

Christopher Anderson: Father, Son, Husband, War Photographer (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Yuri Kozyrev: Yemen (TIME: June 2011)

Libya…

Moises Saman: Unreality TV | Libya (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Panos put a selection of 28 photographs from Ivor Prickett’s Libya series online couple of days ago… All shot 6×6…Really nice work…(The below scene was also captured by Guy Martin. See comparison here.)

Ivor Prickett: Libya (Panos: June 2011)

Rodrigo Abd: Two Weeks in Libya (Denver Post: June 2011)

Teun Voeten: Gaddafi Duck (Panos: June 2011)

Jan Grarup: Childhood Mortality in the Central African Republic (NOOR: June 2011)

From TIME’s Lightbox…

Peter Hapak: Cuban National Ballet (TIME: LB: June 2011)

Daniel Berehulak: India’s Wild East (TIME LB: June 2011)

James Nachtwey: Thailand’s Drug Scourge (TIME LB: June 2011)

Julia Gillard:  American Holidays (TIME LB: June 2011)

Stefano di Luigi: Sky Train to Lhasa (VII Network: June 2011)

Ziyah Gafic: Bosnia : Tales from the Dark Valley (VII Netowork: June 2011)

Dominic Bracco II – Life and Death in the Nothern Pass (Burn: June 2011)

Peter DiCampo: Life Without Lights (VII Mag: June 2011)

This years Soul of Athens has just been launched. Check it out here.

Videos – Vice TV: Rob Hornstra (Vice TV: June 2011)

Crowd Funding – Gmb Akash’s work ‘Survivors’ is on Emphas.is

Talks - Stephen Mayes: What is the future for photo agencies? (immj.ma.org: June 2011)

Articles

Guardian: World Press Photo 11 review (Guardian: June 2011)

A Photo Editor: What To Do When Your Image Is Stolen Online (APE: June 2011)

A Photo Editor: Hey, Anyone Could Have Shot That (APE: June 2011)

NYT: Instagram (NYT: June 2011)

ShitPhotojournsLike: Brand Loyalty (SPJL: June 2011)

Photographers – Check out John Stanmeyer’s first personal website

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Sunday 29 May 2011

I’ve had the pleasure to announce some new supporters for my blog during the last two weeks, and very happy to announce yet another one…Photo Raw magazine…check out the right-hand side bar…Photo Raw is a  quarterly magazine dedicated to the best photojournalism and documentary photography out there…published in Finland but printed in English…I think PJ Links and Photo Raw make a great match.  Their new issue will be out first week of June with features by Paolo Pellegrin, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Natan Dvir et al….

This week’s round-up…

Features and Essays

I forgot to post links last week to these two great essays from National Geographic Magazine’s June issue…

Stephanie Sinclair has continued her project on child brides…

Stephanie Sinclair: Too Young To Wed (NGM: June 2011) The secret world of child brides

Greg Girard: Can China Go Green ? (NGM: June 2011) No other country is investing so heavily in clean energy. But no other country burns as much coal to fuel its economy.

Stephanie Sinclair also has some work in the New York Times Magazine this week… Living on the Europe side of the pond,  I’ve never actually held NYT Mag in my hand, but I saw a place in Soho the other day, where they stock Sunday’s NYT.. Think I’m gonna go and pick up a copy…Always so great photography in there…

Stephanie Sinclair: A Mind of Their Own (NYT Mag: May 2011) Conjoined twins | article

There’s a link to a great Bryan Denton interview later in the post… but since I realised I never posted the link to his last story from Libya… here it is now…

Bryan Denton:  In Misurata, Fallen Qaddafi Soldiers Receive Respect (NYT: May 2011)

Christian Als: Bunkering Down in Benghazi (Panos: May 2011)

Richard Mosse: Congo (Guardian: May 2011)

Edward Keating: A Town Lost in the Wreckage (TIME LB: May 2011) The wreckage left by the Force 5 tornado in Joplin, Mo. | Keating’s website

Laura El-Tantawy: In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt (burn: May 2011)

Brilliant…

Elin Høyland: The Brothers (Guardian: May 2011)

Ed Wray: The Masked Monkeys of Indonesia (TIME LB: May 2011)

Nicole Bengiveno: Coming Out (NYT: May 2011)

Benjamin Rusnak:  23º, Far from Paradise (Burn: May 2011)

Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday was on Tueday. Photographer Elliott Landy spoke to TIME Lightbox about the photos he made of his good friend…

Elliott Landy: Bob Dylan at Home (TIME LB: May 2011)

Petrut Calinescu: The Black Sea (Panos Pictures: May 2011)

NYT Lens blog featured Espen Rasmussen’s book In Transit. One of the pictures from the book is the below frame of a Rohingya fisherman in Bangladesh…I remember reading an interview with Rasmussen in BJP last year, when he still had the Rohingya pictures converted in black and white and mentioned he might convert them back to colour…

From BJP… “He shot thousands of digital images, editing them down to a story of just 32 shots, then converting them to black-and-white and adding text and captions.”[ …} Rasmussen often writes his own stories and, although he also enjoys working with journalists, says it’s his favourite approach. After all, he points out, the most important thing is the story, and he’s in a good position to tell it both in images and words. “I let people talk and show their daily struggle through interviews and pictures,” he says. “I don’t search for the obvious drama, I try to describe daily life.” In fact, he’s considering turning the images back into colour, concerned that the sheer beauty of the monochrome versions detracts from the Rohingya’s plight.”.

Looks like he has done…See comparison here.

Espen Rasmussen: In Transit (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Sebastian Liste: The Chocolate Factory (NPR: May 2011)

Rob Rusling: A Street in Clitheroe (Foto8: May 2011) Rusling’s website

Brandon Tauszik: Pray for Mercy (Photographer’s website: 2010)

Anton Hammerl’s final photos from Libya…

Anton Hammerl: Witness to War (Foreign Policy: May 2011)

Apparently this has been published as a 500 page coffee table book…

Venetia Dearden: Mulberry (VII Network: May 2011)

Alec Levac: Israel, With a Knowing Wink (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Interviews

Must read Bryan Denton interview on Lens blog…

“To me, having training and gear is a responsibility we have to our families and friends who worry about us, our colleagues who work beside us and can benefit from our know-how if they’re wounded, and to the readers who are informed by the images we take and will cease to be if we get taken out of the game. There’s never any guarantee that that stuff will save you, but we owe it to those who love us, support our work and each other to take every precaution we can.” – Bryan Denton

Bryan Denton (NYT Lens: May 2011)

50 years ago, a young Bruce Davidson set out to document a bus ride down south – The Freedom Riders on LightBox…

Bruce Davidson (TIME LB: May 2011)

Richard Mosse (Conscientious: May 2011)

Guy Martin (Daily Telegraph: May 2011)

David LaChapelle (NYT: May 2011)

Ben Lowy (e-Photoreview: May 2011)

Anna Skladmann (BJP: May 2011)

Laura El-Tantawy (BJP: May 2011)

Brian Ulrich (Featureshoot: 2008)

Raymond Depardon (ASX)

Articles

PDN: Hetherington Memorialized by Family, Colleagues and Subjects (PDN: May 2011)

Vanity Fair: Remembering Tim Hetherington (VF: May 2011)

Excellent article on the Lens blog by NYT staff photographer Stephen Crowley…

photo: Pete Souza

Stephen Crowley: Whose Eye? What Beholder? (NYT Lens: May 2011) The problem of D.C. photo coverage goes well beyond restagings

Related…

Alex Garcia: When Photojournalists Become Visual Stenographers (Chicago Tribune Assignment Chicago blog: May 2011)

BJP: Donald Weber is funding his new book, Interrogations, with limited edition prints and books (BJP: May 2011)

BJP: Convergence between still and moving images? We speak to 6 photographers who made the jump (BJP: May 2011)

Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Mario Tama (Guardian: May 2011)

PDN: Time to quit using Twitpic?  (PDN: May 2011)

PDN: Celeb photo agency in Twipic deal has no relationship with (or obligation to) owners of the images it will license (PDN: May 2011)

BJP has taken a look at what this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles is going to be like…

Festivals – BJP: Arles 2011 (BJP: May 2011)

Festivals – PDN: LOOK3 Preview : Goldin, Kratochvil, Vitali headline festival curated by Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode (PDN: May 2011)

Workshops - Eddie Adams Workshop deadline extended to June 3

Last call…

Awards – Canon Female Photojournalist Award : Deadline 31 May 2011

Get your work in front of Charlotte Cotton or Monica Allende in BJP’s International Photography Award…

Competitions –  BJP Photography Award

Grants - Reminders Phoject Asian Photographer’s Grant

SlideshowsSlideluck Potshow London III deadline is on Monday 30 May

CompetitionsFoto8 Summershow deadline is Tuesday 31 May

HonoursAmerican Photography 27

Grants – BJP: Massimo Berruti wins Carmignac Gestion Prize of Photojournalism. He will receive a €50,000 grant (BJP: May 2011)

Spend 9,99$ and you end up in the Gulags of Carl De Keyzer’s Zona on your iPad (via @vinkjohn)

Apps – Carl De Keyzer: Zona (iTunes Store) Zona for iPad

ExhibitionsIan Teh’s new series Traces open at Flowers Kingsland Road

To finish off…geeky Photoshop fridge magnets for photographers or retouchers…(via @LucasJackson RTR)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Sunday 22 May 2011

First off, big thanks to Mifsud Photographic,  who are supporting Photojournalism Links with their banner for the next 12 months.

This week’s round-up…

As I’m sure you all know by now, South African photographer Anton Hammerl who had been missing in Libya since early April and allegedly in government detention, had in fact been in fact been killed already on April 5…My sincerest condolences to Anton’s friends and family…

NPPA: Photojournalist Anton Hammerl Was Shot, Killed, April 5 In Libya (NPPA: May 2011)

BJP: Photojournalist Anton Hammerl is dead, says family  (BJP: May 2011)

Atlantic: South African Journalist Anton Hammerl Killed in Libya (Atlantic: May 2011)

NYT: Photographer Killed in Libya (NYT Lens: May 2011)

TIME Lightbox: Anton Hammerl in Memoriam (TIME LB: May 2011)

Human Right are demanding Libya to release Hammerl’s body…

HRW: Libya: Release Body of South African Photojournalist (HRW: May 2011)

Features and Essays

This week’s highlight was Alex Webb’s work on TIME Lightbox…

Alex Webb: The Suffering Light (TIME LB: May 2011)

…and his Violet Isle on Magnum in Motion…

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle (MiM: May 2011)

Some Paolo Pellegrin landcapes from Japan…

Paolo Pellegrin: Tsunami Aftermath (Magnum: May 2011)

Michael Christopher Brown started using an iPhone to record Libya after dropping his SLR apparently..

Michael Christopher Brown: The War in Libya (TIME LB: May 2011)

The above dead rebel fighter made also an appearance in Guy Martin’s The Siege of Misurata  series

You may remember that Ben Lowy was also shooting iPhone hipstas in Libya…GQ have his other Libya work up tho…

Ben Lowy: Libya (GQ: May 2011)

Espen Rasmussen, Terje Bringedal, Torsten Kjellstrand: The Amazing Amy (MediaStorm: May 2011)

Daniel Berehulak: In India coal towns, many miners are children (LA Times Framework: May 2011)

George Georgiou: Crisps and Curry (Panos: May 2011)

Peter di Campo: Ivory Coast – War ’s End in the West? (VII Mentor: May 2011)

Giovanni Cocco: Evros (VII Magazine: May 2011)

Scott Brauer:  We Chinese (burn:May 2011)

Graeme Williams: The Edge of Town (Panos Pictures:May 2011) South Africa

Lee Friedlander: Longing To Perform Opera (NYT Mag: May 2011)

Theo Stroomer: Prison Boot Camp (Burn: May 2011)

AP Kevin Frayer in Afghanistan. Two years of work compiled on the Denver Post Blog…

Kevin Frayer: In Afghanistan (Denver Post: May 2011)

James Whitlow Delano: Tsunami/ Sakura (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Mustafah Abdulaziz: Passport Radio (Index) (MJR: May 2011)

Greg Funnell: American Road Trip (Photographer’s website: May 2011)

Articles 

BJP: Protests force World Press Photo exhibition shutdown in Beirut, Lebanon (BJP: May 2011) World Press Photo has been forced to close down its exhibition in Beirut after a winning project by Israeli photographer Amit Sha’al sparked local protests

Pete Brook: A Photo of Fabienne Cherisma by Another Photographer Wins Another Award (Prison Photography: May 2011)

Photography education getting a battering…

Daniel Rubinstein: Towards Photographic Education (APS: May 2011)

David Campbell: Thinking Images v.17: The starving child as symbolic marker (DC blog: May 2011)

David Campbell: Vietnam, Afghanistan and the sphere of legitimate aesthetics: developing a critical photographic practice (DC blog: May 2011)

Poynter: What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries (Poynter: May 2011)

PDN: Low-cost insurance plans available for photojournalists heading to conflict zones (PDN: May 2011)

PDN: How to shoot a book cover photo in 15 minutes (PDN: May 2011)

David Walter Banks: My Waking Life: NYPH’11 (Luceo blog: May 2011)

Melissa Golden: On gender and photojournalism: a response to Paul Melcher (DVAFoto: May 2011)

New York Times discusses work by Zed Nelson and Lauren Greenfield in Annenberg show “Beauty CULTure”…

NYT Lens: Beauty’s Sharp Edges (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Miki Johnson: Who supports crowdfunded projects? And why? (Emphas.is: May 2011)

Interviews 

Redesigning The New York Times Magazine: A conversation with director of photography Kathy Ryan…

Kathy Ryan (BJP: May 2011)

Magnum veteran Elliott Erwitt discusses commissions, books & exhibitions with Vanity Fair…via @FionaRogers

Elliott Erwitt (VF: May 2011)

John G. Morris : “Eleven Frames” (Vimeo: 2011)

Sebastian Junger on Libya, war journalism and Tim Hetherington’s death (PRI.org: May 2011)

Ashley Gilbertson (6th Floor blog NYT Mag: May 2011)

Carsten Peter (Youtube)

Michel Slomka (NYT Lens: May 2011) Lens Turning Point series

Wim Wenders (BJP: May 2011)

Anton Corbijn (BJP: May 2011)

Tim Rasmussen on Eddie Adams Workshop Q&A (NPPA: May 2011)

Bruce Davidson (ASX)

Ruth Gruber was honored for decades of photojournalism. Many decades. She’s 99…

Ruth Gruber (NYT Lens: May 2011)

WorkshopsEddie Adams Workshop : Deadline May 27

GrantsAlexandra Boulat Scholarship to attend the Toscana Photographic Workshop : Deadline May 31st

Events – Launch party 8 Magazine The Islam Issue  : Thursday 26 May, HOST Gallery : London

Festivals – Guernsey Photography Festival competition – theme: Journey, prize £5,000

Apps -Wired [review] The V&A’s Figures & Fictions photography app (Wired: May 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – PhotoShelter: Email Marketing for Photographers (PS: May 2011)

Crowd FundingJeff Antebi: Fever Dreams (Kickstarter: May 2011)

Crowd Funding – Jason Eskenazi: The Black Garden (KS: May 2011)

Crowd funding João Pina’s ‘Shadow of the Condor’ (Emphas.is)

Crowd Funding – Emphas.is Newsletter May 2011 

Books – Ian Teh’s book TRACES is now available to from Deep Sleep Editions.

Jobs – ActionAid needs a multimedia librarian – 12 months maternity cover. Apply

multiMedia1000Words mag Spring 2011

multiMedia6mois

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Saturday 14 May 2011

Your weekly round-up to the most interesting photojournalim and documentary photography material out there… First off though, I’d like to direct your attention to the sidebar on the right…Photojournalism Links has a new sponsor…Big thanks to Foto8 Summershow 2011 for the support!

But here’s the round-up…as pretty much always,  we start with links to features and essays…

From the New York Magazine…Great photos…

“You Never Forget That First Taste Of War”, Portraits of photographers by Christopher Anderson…

Chris Anderson: “You Never Forget That First Taste Of War” (New York Magazine: May 2011) The article 

Kitra Cahana: The Cult of Maria Lionza (Reportage by Getty Images: May 2011)

Thirty years since Bob Marley’s death… David Burnett photographed him on two separate assignments in 1976 and -77…

David Burnett: Bob Marley (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Larry Towell: Afghanistan and Pakistan (Magnum: May 2011)

Martin Parr: Objects of their affection (Independent: May 2011) the article

From NYT Lens….Julie’s Platner’s work on American Neo-Nazis and especially some of Platner’s explanation for the work and comments on the people represented seemed to raise some issues among Lens readers…so do read some of the blog comments…

Julie Platner: A Family Tragedy in a Neo-Nazi Home (NYT Lens: May 2011) The photographer’s website

Baptiste Lignel: Teenage Drug Use (by Prescription) (NYT Lens: May 2011)

David Gilkey: Voices from Afganistan (NPR: May 2011)

Adam Patterson: Another Lost Child (Vimeo: May 2011)

Guy Martin is now recovering back in Britain…Panos Pictures have made a gallery of his Libya work…Some great frames in there…including the below one… hide and seek Misurata style (also reminded me of Andre Liohn’s recent Guardian Eyewitness)…

Guy Martin: The Siege of Misurata (Panos: May 2011)

Panos also have a new story by Mishka Henner… Done using Google Street View…I like this series a lot…

Mishka Henner: No Man’s Land (Panos Pictures: May 2011)

Peter van Agtmael: One Day After at Ground Zero (TIME LB: May 2011)

From VII Magazine…

Benedicte Kurzen: Nigeria Elections (VII Magazine: May 2011)

A very personal interview with Ashley Gilbertson about the effects of war on soldiers and their families, himself, and the country. From VII Mag also…

Ashley Gilbertson: The Consequences of War (VII Magazine: May 2011)

Chris Steele-Perkins: Tsunami Streetwalk (Magnum Photos: May 2011)

Alixandra Fazzina: Abbottabad (NOOR: May 2011)

Giovanni Cipriano: Libyan Immigrants Flock to Italy (NYT: May 2011)

Anton Hammerl…


South African photographer Anton Hammerl is still missing in Libya (MSNBC: May 2011)

Facebook page

Jodi Bieber appealing to the international photography community (BJP: May 2011)

Infinity Awards…

Really love the below frame on the TIME Lightbox feature about Peter van Agtmael’s work…

“Good photography comes out of humility, not presumption. ” – Peter van Agtmael.

TIME LB: Recognizing the Next Generation: Peter van Agtmael at the Infinity Awards (TIME LB: May 2011) Photos from the Infinity Awards event on Flickr

“I’ve had four lifetime awards in a short period of time, so I guess my life must be over pretty soon.” Elliott Erwitt

InterviewsElliott Erwitt (TIME LB: May 2011)

Tim Hetherington’s funeral took place in London yesterday… Report by Olivier…

Articles – BJP: Family, friends gather to remember Tim Hetherington (BJP: May 2011)

Articles – BBC:  Photographer Tim Hetherington’s funeral held in London (BBC: May 2011)

Guardian published Chris Hondros’ obituary on Wednesday 11 May… quite late…better late than never though…

Articles – Guardian: Chris Hondros obituary (Guardian: May 2011)  Award-winning US photographer lauded for his images of the world’s war zones

World Press Photo…

Interviews and Talks – World Press Photo: Listen to 19 photographers speak about their work in interview recorded during the Awards Days (WPP: May 2011)

InterviewsDavid Burnett (CPN: May 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Winners of the first World Press Photo Multimedia contest (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Interviews - Alexandre Brachet, producer of Prison Valley, and Stefano De Luigi, photographer for Blanco (WPP: May 2011)

Interviews – CPN: World Press Photo Awards Days 2011 – winning Canon photographers (CPN: May 2011)

World Press Photo releases iPad application (BJP: May 2011)

New York Photo Festival 2011 review on the New York Times… A lot of photographers on Twitter  and Facebook seemed to get annoyed by the below – quite stinging – statement…

” The professional photojournalist has been reduced to a content provider for the insatiable beast of the global information disseminating machine.”  – Ken Johnson.

Ouch!

Articles – NYT: New York Photo Festival 2011 : art review (NYT: May 2011)

NYPH11 on TIME Lightbox….

“Anyone can take a picture now, so it’s forced documentary photographers to have a more personalized vision.” – Elizabeth Biondi

Articles – TIME: Photography Now: 2011 New York Photo Festival Turns Focus on Photojournalism (TIME LB: May 2011)

Interesting…

Articles – NYT 6th Floor blog: How to Photograph the Cover (NYT Mag blog: May 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Alex Webb: More is more (Guardian: May 2011) Alex Webb’s images have been called ‘migraine photographs’. Geoff Dyer on the art of taking complicated pictures of complicated situations

The White House to stop doing reenactments…

Articles – Washington Post: White House reenactments stir debate over photographic practice (WP: May 2011)

The White House has not released the OBL-dead images…AP filed a legal request for the photos and video….David Levi Strauss on witholding images by…

Articles – David Levi Strauss: Witholding Images (TIME LB: May 2011)

Recommended…

Talks – Tim Hetherington speaking about his Liberia project, Side Gallery, 2010 (Side TV: 2011) via @davidc7

InterviewsChris Anderson on Tim Hetherington (GrittyTV: May 2011)

InterviewsThomas Hoepker (Leice blog: May 2011)

TalksGmb Akash delivers his TED talk  (Panos: May 2011)

Interviews and Talks – Robert Nickelsberg, Santiago Lyon, and Stephanie Gaskell on The Perilous Job Of Conflict Photography (NPR: May 2011)

“The dirty secret of reporting war is that reporters enjoy it.” – Sebastian Meyer

Articles – Sebastian Meyer: War Reporting’s Dirty Secret (CLP: May 2011)

Interviews – Alex Masi : When a Subject Needs More Than ‘Thanks’ (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Blogs – Reminders blog: I WAS THERE by Anastasia Taylor-lind (Reminders: May 2011)

Exhibitions –  Photojournalism11 : London College of Communication BA Photojournalism Degree show Private view on the 2nd June 2011 : 7-9 pm : Exhibition open 2-8th June : 10am-5pm : The Gallery at LCC : Elephant and Castle SE1 : London

CompetitionsFoto8 Summershow 2011 : Deadline 31 May

Grants – Burn Magazine grant of $15,000.Deadline to submit work is May 15.

Slideshows – Slideluck Potshow comes back to London : Deadline for submissions is 23 May (BJP: May 2011)

Awards – Visa Pour l’Image partners with Red Cross to launch new award : Deadline 31 May (BJP: May 2011)

Awards –  Luceo Student Project Award Call for Entries : Deadline May 15

Crowd fundingHuman Negotiations by Katharina Hesse and Lara Day (Kickstarter)

Check this out….

multiMedia – The Develop Photo Youtube Channel : “The DEVELOP Photo YouTube Channel is an educational resource which features interviews, profiles, lectures and films about photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography and photographers. The DEVELOP Photo YouTube Channel is a facet of DEVELOP Photo.”

PhotographersCJ Clarke

Books – Foto8 review on Pangnirtung by Robert Frank (Foto8: May 2011)

The Photobook Club is discussing Eugene Richards’ Cocaine True Cocaine Blue…

Books – Photo Book Club: Discussion on Eugene Richards’ Cocaine True Cocaine Blue : synopsis : discussion (Photobook club: May 2011)

“Zoom lenses are not really encouraged” ….

Workshops – Workshop with Marcus Bleasdale & Gary Knight – Rwanda : Documenting Hope and Development. July 12-19.

Articles – Adam Westbrook: Are you really a visual storyteller? (Photographer’s blog: May 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – Sophie Wright: Understanding the Fine Photography Market (Sophie-wright.com: May 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – Photoshelters: E-Mail Marketing for Photographers (PS: May 2011)

Telegraph’s Telephoto diary

And finally… A photographer works for free for a year through Groupon

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Posted in photojournalism

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