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…
Reuters: Best Photos of The Year 2012 (Reuters)
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
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…
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.’
Laura Pannack new website
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
Nieman Fellowships : International entries December 1 | US entries January 31
John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford : International entries December 1 | US entries January 15
Arte Laguna Prize : December 5
FotoVisura Photography Grant : December 15
Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship for the 2013 NYU-MF Photography and Human Rights Program : December 17
Magenta Flash Forward 2013 Call for Submissions : December 31
Environmental Photographer of the Year : December 31
World Press Photo 2013 Multimedia Contest : January 10
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2013 : January 11
Canon ProfiFoto Award : January 13
Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards : January 15
FotoEvidence Book Award : January 15
The Syngenta Photography Award : January 15
World Press Photo 2013 : Deadline January 17 | deadline for requesting user name and password January 11
Alexia Foundation Grant : January 18
Gomma Books – “Su-ture” : February 18
The Magnum Expression Award : February 23
Nikon Photo Contest : February 28
Recipients and related
Deutsche Börse 2013 – a shortlist that’s short of photographers | in pictures (Guardian) | Related from BJP
World Press Photo: The full list of jury members of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest
World Press Photo: 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass | ‘The 19th edition of the annual masterclass brought masters and young photographers together for five days in Amsterdam’
Rory Peck Awards.
The British Journalism Awards 2012: Finalists revealed (Press Gazette)
Guardian: The strength of the Prix Pictet is in danger of becoming watered down | ‘The prestigious photography prize must not lose its focus on showing the devastating impact of humans on the environment’
Some interesting articles and reviews from the past two months.
Observer: : The Month in Photography | The Observer New Review’s monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books
Sara Hussein: Tweeting from the front line (AFP blog)
Freelance photographer Phil Moore has been filing great work for AFP from Kivu region in Democratic Republic of Congo (I’ll share links to some of the work later this week)… Was fascinating to read about his experiences working in DRC on the AFP’s Correspondent blog…
Phil Moore: ‘I love you very much, that is why we are here’ | Phil Moore on working in DRC
Robert King on working in Syria…
Vice: The Man Who Was There | Robert King has been covering the FSA so long they named him ‘Haji Memphis’
Why we need war correspondents.
Terry Anderson: Running Toward Danger | ‘Why the world still needs war correspondents.’
New York Times: Using War as Cover to Target Journalists
WaPo and NYT public editors on ‘controversial’ Gaza photos…
Washington Post: Photo of dead baby in Gaza holds part of the ‘truth’
New York Times: Photo Caption Should Have Been Better. But ‘Orwellian’? No. | NYT’s Public Editor defends Tyler Hicks’s Gaza photo caption.
Not your average war correspondent… crazy story…
PDN: War Correspondence | ‘This month the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) will open an exhibition that promises to change the way photographs of war are seen, understood and written about.’
FT: War and Peace
Lightbox: War/Photography by Geoff Dyer
Lens blog: Coming to Terms With the Legacy of War | The Aftermath Project, Putting Together Its Fifth Book
Kenneth Jarecke: Instagram, the Devil, and You (photographer’s blog)
Kenneth Jarecke: Great Job, You’re Fired (photographer’s blog)
Jon Levy: Foto8 is Leaving Home
Five interesting articles from Guardian’s 80 page supplement ‘Photography Masterclass’ from a week or so ago…
Antonio Olmos: Street Photography (Guardian) ‘Trust your instincts, be brave and alert to every possibility and wear sensible shoes – all that pavement pounding will pay off eventually …’
Martin Argles: Photojournalism (Guardian) Even as technology advances, the role of the photojournalist will remain the same: to expand our awareness of the world
Suki Dhanda: Portrait photography (Guardian) |A powerful portrait must connect the viewer to the subject. Beyond technique and timing, observation and empathy are vita
Eamonn McCabe: Landscape photography (Guardian)| Good landscape photography does not require epic surroundings – beauty can be found on your doorstep if your eyes are open to it
Guardian: Photography: an ever-evolving art form | Our photography critic examines the changing landscape of a thriving medium
Business Insider: Photographers Will Soon Be The Most Valuable People In The News Room
Lens blog: An Inside View on Documentary Stories
David Campbell: Thinking Images v.25: The politics of the individual against the white backdrop (David Campbell’s blog)
Guardian: Magnum Revolution – review | ‘Magnum photographers provide a compelling visual record of violent uprising from Budapest 1956 to the Arab spring’
Evening Standard: Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present
Guardian: Photography: is it art? | | ‘From the earliest days of photography, practitioners took their inspiration from paintings. But as a new exhibition at London’s National Gallery shows, the link went both ways’
Guardian: Light from the Middle East offers a true reflection of a complex region | ‘A new exhibition at London’s V&A offers insights from within cultures that are more often photographed and reported from the outside’
Guardian: Henri Cartier-Bresson: who can beat the master of monochrome? | ‘An exciting new London exhibition pits Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for eschewing colour in his photography, against some of the best colour photographers of our time’
ADWeek: Time Moves to Responsive Design
Photo Brigade: Holiday Photo Gift Guide 2012
Visual Culture Blog: London Photography Map
Lens blog: An Outsider’s Life in Pictures and Boxes | The Still Unfolding Legend Vivian Maier
Lightbox: The Bechers on Display at Paris Photo
Telegraph: Portraits of a woman | ‘What makes a portrait of a woman unforgettable? We asked eight leading female photographers to identify their favourite.’
Most of the world’s media attention has been on Gaza for the week or so, but the fighting in Syria hasn’t been any quieter. Just yesterday we saw news reports of airstrikes by Syrian government damaging a hospital in Aleppo which killed 15 people and left as many as 40 missing.
Time magazine (Int’l ed.) ran an article about the Syria’s largest city in their last weekend’s issue. Opens with a striking photo by Narciso Contreras who has been filing photos from Aleppo for the Associated Press and Polaris.
Narciso Contreras is a photojournalist born in Mexico City, whose work focuses on ‘feature stories, reportage and documentary based on religious communities, human nature and conflicts.’
Spent yesterday evening reading Time magazine’s latest issue, a U.S. election special, dated November 19, 2012, which came out last weekend. Thought I had had enough of the elections, but ended up staying up late into the night having found the magazine’s articles, commentaries, and photographs, pretty much unputdownable. Thought I’d share some of the issue’s brilliant photography here.
Brooks Kraft was following Obama for the magazine during the end of the presidential campaign. Below a terrific double spread of a photo, which can also be seen in the Lightbox slideshow, Last Days on the Road with Obama.
The issue also includes some brilliantly fascinating and quirky photos by Grant Cornett documenting the presidential campaign through physical objects. The work can be seen on Lightbox gallery, A History of the Campaign in 100 Objects.
Finally, there’s also stunning portraits by the magazine’s contract photographer, Marco Grob, of some of the politicians who we might see running for the US presidency in four years’ time. The portraits can be seen on Lightbox under the title, TIME’s Class of 2016: The Political Leaders to Watch.
Brooks Kraft (American) is a New York born photographer based in Washington D.C. whose work is licensed through Corbis. His work appears frequently in Time.
Grant Cornett (American) is a Texas born photographer based in Brooklyn.
Marco Grob (Swiss, b.1965) is a Swiss portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. He is a contract photographer with Time magazine.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, unveiled their survey of war photography, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, on Armistice Day yesterday. The FT Weekend magazine featured some of the work from the exhibition in their latest issue. You can view the FT article and slideshow here. You can also read about the show over at Photo District News, which interviewed the exhibition’s curators.
Below war in Iraq photograph from 2003 by Yuri Kozyrev, which FT Weekend ran as a double truck.
Yuri Kozyrev (Russian, b. 1963) is a member of Noor Images and a contract photographer with Time magazine.
I already shared a link with a photo to Paolo Pellegrin’s National Geographic feature, Cuba’s New Now, in the last Features and Essays post, but I also want to show how good the opening spread looks in the actual magazine. Stunning.
Paolo Pellegrin (b.1964. Italy) is a Magnum photographer who lives in Rome and New York City.