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Side by Side | Sniper taking aim from within a home by Nachtwey, Bosnia 1993, and Tomasevic, Syria 2012

Goran Tomasevic of Reuters has been doing amazing work in Aleppo, Syria during the past week. One of his photos from yesterday showing a FSA sniper taking a position inside a living room reminded me of a James Nachtwey frame from Bosnia, which has a sniper inside a bedroom.

Left: 1993. Mostar © James Nachtwey
Right: 2012. Aleppo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Tomasevic also shot the above FSA sniper right up close (see for instance, here) and most websites seemed to go with that, but I actually prefer this wide version published in today’s International Herald Tribune (Europe edition).

Written by Mikko Takkunen

August 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

Posted in Side-by-Side

Features and Essays | 10 July 2012

Photo © Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis (Guardian) “For Sebastião Salgado, the opening of his Genesis exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum next year will be the culmination of an eight-year odyssey to capture the last wild places in the world”

From NGM July issue.

Photo © Jonas Bendiksen

Jonas Bendiksen: Russian Summer (NGM) Click here to see how Bendiksen caught the above photo.

Photos © Lynn Johnson

Lynn Johnson: Vanishing Languages (NGM)

Syria.

Photo © Robert King

Robert King: Conflict in Syria (NYT Lens) Related: King’s article in Foreign Policy

Nicole Tung: As Syria Grieves (Lightbox)

Seamus Murphy: In Syrian Hospital, No Escape from War (CNN)

Ed Ou: In Turkey, a Staging Ground for Syrian Rebels (NYT)

Kate Brooks: Syria’s Thriving Elite (Newsweek)

Niklas Meltio: Syria (Dagens Nyheter)

Egypt.

Photo © Daniel Berehulak

Daniel Berehulak: Celebrating the Brotherhood’s Victory: A New President is Elected in Egypt (Lightbox)

Alex Majoli: Egypt’s Presidential Pursuit (New Yorker)

Yuri Kozyrev: Egypt in Flux (Lightbox)

Adam Ferguson: Protests as Egypt’s High Court Invalidates Parliament (NYT)

Fernando Moreles: Copts in Crisis (Panos)

Xenia Nikolskaya: Egypt’s Forgotten Palaces (Telegraph Telephoto)

Libya.

Tomas Munita: Libya Elections (NYT)

Sarah Elliott: After the Spring: Women of the Arab Revolution (Lightbox)

various photographers: Almost Dawn in Libya : panorama (Lightbox)

Andre Liohn: Libya (Le Monde)

India.

Photo © Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images

Daniel Berehulak: Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath Cave (Guardian)

Sohrab Hura: From Bleak Central India, a People’s Movement (NYT)

South Sudan.

Trevor Snapp: Gun Culture Plagues in South Sudan (CNN)

Tyler Hicks: Sudanese Children in Exile (NYT)

Fabio Bucciarelli:  Next Year’s Failed State : South Sudan (Foreign Policy)

From different parts of the continent of Africa.

Photo © Finbarr O’Reilly / Reuters

Finbarr O’Reilly: Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal (Guardian) Different edit in Paris Match.  Yet another edit on Reuters.

Todd Heisler: In Tunisia, Balancing Democracy and Religion (NYT)

Lynsey Addario: Zimbabwe (VII)

Dan Kitwood: Benin Voodoo Festival (Guardian)

Jan Grarup’s Somalia slideshow includes a photo of a man carrying a shark on the streets of Mogadishu, which I featured in  a Side-by-Side post couple of weeks ago…

Photo © Jan Grarup

Jan Grarup: Somalia (PDN)

Sven Torfinn: Kenya counts the cost of gun violence (Guardian)

Peter DiCampo: Waiting for Gbagbo (Foreign Policy)

Benedict Kurzen: The Ordeal of Flying in Nigeria (NYT)

Shen Bohan: Cameroon’s Field of Dreams (zReportage)

Congos.

Phil Moore: Peacekeepers at War : Congo (WSJ)

Jonathan Torgovnik: ‘A Slow Restart’ in Congo (CNN)

EU economy.

Photo © Emilio Morenatti / AP

Emilio Morenatti: Stillness overtakes a once busy coal mining industry in Spain (MSNBC photo blog)

Filippo Massellani: Despair in Italy (Newsweek)

Markel Redondo: Tu Casa es Mi Casa (Panos)

Yannis Behrakis: The Lost Generation : Greece (Reuters)

Israel and Palestine.

Photo © Oded Balilty / AP

Oded Balilty: The Stone Throwers of Palestine (Lightbox) on AP.

Oded Balilty: The Ultimate Prize Fighters: Practicing Peace through Boxing in Israel (Lightbox)

Linda Forsell:  Photographs of Israel and Palestine (New Yorker)

Adam Golfer: Vignettes from a Contested Land (Lightbox)

Simona Ghizzoni: Afterdark. Consequences of War on Women in the Gaza Strip (burn)

Andrea Gjestvang’s portraits of survivors of the 2011 Norway attacks in Newsweek…If you want to see how these were used in print, go to the Tearsheet of the Day posted end of June, here.

Photo © Andrea Gjestvang

Andrea Gjestvang: Survivors of the 2011 Norway attacks (Newsweek)

US.

Photo © Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson: Son  (Washingon Post) “Father’s Day, A Photographer’s Love Letter”

Lucy Nicholson: Father’s Day in Prison (Reuters)

Michael Christopher Brown: Like Father, Like Son (Foam)

Philip Toledano: A Shadow Remains (MediaStorm) NB. Trailer for free. 1.99USD to watch entire multimedia

Maggie Steber: Rite of Passage  (MediaStorm) NB. Trailer for free. 1.99USD to watch entire multimedia

Samantha Box: Invisible Youth (Lightbox)

Todd Heisler: Uniting Through a Prayer Call (NYT Lens)

Bruce Gilden: ‘No Place Like Home: Foreclosures in America’ (Lightbox)

Mike Sinclair: Public Assembly (Lightbox)

Janet Jarman: Marisol and the American Dream (Lightbox)

Donna Ferrato: Leaving Abuse Behind (NYT) From Lightbox

various photographers: State of America: Photographing Joe Klein’s Road Trip (Lightbox)

Gian Paul Lozza: America’s Undocumented Immigrants (Lightbox)

Photo © Sean Hemmerle

Sean Hemmerle: Drone Zone (NYT Magazine)

Mike Stotts: Cowboy Showdown (zReportage)

Dina Kantor: The Demise of Treece, Kansas (New Yorker)

David Armstrong: Below the 14th Street, Downtown scene (New Yorker)

Martin Parr: Picturing the American South (Lightbox)

Danny Wilcox Frazier: Lost Nation: America’s Rural Ghetto (burn)

Christaan Felber: Boxing in Bushwick (New Yorker)

Rebecca Norris Webb: My Dakota (NYT Lens)

Lucas Foglia: A Natural Order (Lightbox)

Zun Lee: Exploring African-American Fatherhood (NYT Lens)

David Goldman: Saving Auburn Avenue (Time)

Jennifer Kaczmarek: Love for Alyssa Still Grows (CNN)

Josef Kaczmarek: Gun Crisis (zReportage)

Gloria Baker Feinstein: Memories Bought and Sold (NYT Lens)

Adam Bartos: The Darkroom: Nostalgia for a Dying Craft (Lightbox)

China.

Photo © Kurt Tong

Kurt Tong: The Queen, The Chairman and I (Foto8)

Mark Leong: Hong Kong (NYT Lens)

Sim Chi Yin: Beijing’s Basement Dwellers (Newsweek) Same in Foreign Policy. Same on VII Mag.

Around the Gulf.

Several proper photo features on the Daily Mail website recently…What’s going?  This by Institute’s Guillaume Herbaut…

Photo © Guillaume Herbaut

Guillaume Herbaut: Sofex Arms Fair (Daily Mail)

Ebrahim Noroozi: Documenting Death Sentences in Iran (NYT Lens)

Ed Ou: Bahrain Protesters Focus Ire on United States (NYT)

Kate Peters: Location, Location, Location : Fujaraih, UAE (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Ayman Oghanna: Yesterday’s War, Today’s Iraq (burn)

Afghanistan.

Zalmai: Dreams and Dread in Afghanistan (New Yorker)

Tyler Hicks: On Board the USS John C Stennis (NYT)

Turkey.

Pari Dukovic’s Turkish Oil Wrestlers in Lightbox… I only became aware of Dukovic early May when I saw one of his portraits in the New Yorker…Which was this blog’s first Tearsheet of the Day.

Photo © Pari Dukovic

Pari Dukovic: Inside the World of Turkish Oil Wrestling (Lightbox)

Jason Andrew: Soccer’s Lost Boys, Stranded in Istanbul (NYT Lens)

From various countries.

Photo © Suzanne Lee / Save the Children

Suzanne Lee: Family Planning in Nepal (Guardian)

various photographers: Troubled Waters (NYT)

Stuart Matthews: Changing Tides (Foto8)

Mario Tama: Brazil’s Development Dilemma (Time)

Gustavo Jononovich: Richland (burn)

Photo © Matt Lutton

Matt Lutton:  “Only Unity”: Serbia In The Aftermath of Yugoslavia (burn) On  Wired Raw File blog

Justyna Mielnikiewicz: Brides From Belarus (Newsweek)

Damir Sagolj: Myamar’s Rohingyas (Reuters)

John Vink: Quest for Land (NYT Lens)

Giulio Di Sturco: Iwahig: A Prison Without Walls (Reportage)

Gianni Giosue: The Chechen Refugees in Pankisi Valley (Private photoreview)

Ross McDonnell: Remember Me, My Ghost: Documenting Ireland’s Notorious Ballymun Neighborhood (Lightbox)

Nano Calvo: Hounding Misery (zReportage)

Kosuke Okahara: On a Japanese Island, a Community Apart (NYT)

Katrin Koenning: Loraine and the Illusion of Illoura – Encounters with an Outer Land (Firecracker)

Lindsay Blatt and Paul Taggart: Rounding Up Iceland’s Horses (NYT Lens)

Haiti.

Maggie Steber: Haiti (NYT Lens)

Benjamin Rusnak: Rachel’s Village: Haiti (zReportage)

UK.

Kate Peters directed project of British Olympians for the Guardian….Filmed by Peters and Joseph Turp

Photos © Kate Peters

Kate Peters: Olympic Bodies (Guardian) Stills on Peters’ website: Olympians | Tearsheets of stills printed in the Guardian Weekend magazine shown on Institute website.

Mark Seager: Made in England (Reportage)

Andrew Testa: Anyone for Tennis? (Panos)

Sophie Evans: East London People (Guardian)

Pretty awesome photographs taken by London’s urban explorers….photographers’ names withheld for obvious reasons…

various photographers: Exploring London (Evening Standard Magazine)

Toby Smith: When The Lea Valley Closed (Reportage)

Christopher Furlong: Red Arrows (Guardian)

Ewen Spencer: Teenagers (GUP)

Mexico.

Photo © Stefan Ruiz

Stefan Ruiz: Soap Mex (FT Magazine) Same series on Lightbox.

Eunice Adorno: Guadalaraja, Mexico (New Yorker)

Rodrigo Cruz: With Prosperity Elusive, Mexican Voters Focus on the Economy (NYT)

Alejandro Cartagena: Car Poolers (NYT Lens)

Shaul Schwarz: Jeffrey’s Difficult Move (NYT) video

Photo © Marco Kesseler

various photographers: 36: Press and Editorial Photography from Falmouth (Foto8)

To finish off….

The Onion: Internet Scam Alert: Most “Kickstarter” Projects Just Useless Crap (YouTube)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

July 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients 6 July 2012

Deadlines

Pride Photo Award : July 7

Apply for the Young Photographers’ Alliance / YPA UK Mentoring Programme : July 8

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 : July 9

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize : July 13

The International Photography Awards : July 16

Ian Parry Scholarship : July 20

The Firecracker Photographic Grant : July 22

The 1000 Words Award : July 23

FRANCE 24-RFI Web documentary Award in partnership with Visa pour l’Image : July 25

The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year competition : July 31

The Joan Wakelin Bursary 2012 : August 1

Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant : August 15

CGAP Photo Contest 2012 : September 3

Photo © Chloe Dewe Mathews

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award  : September 15

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize : September 15

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award : September 30 | Related: Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award’s director speaks of prize’s importance

Recipients

Photo © Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce, former Washington Post photographer, honored by Chris Hondros Fund (Washington Post) Also in Lightbox and NYT Lens

Photo © Carl De Keyzer

Prix Pictet 2012 shortlist – in pictures (Guardian)

Foam Talent 2012 (Foam)

The Emerging Photographer Fund 2012 Winner (burn)

The Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism Winners (Festival website)

Maciek Nabrdalik wins Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant (BJP)

Photo © Frank Hallam Day

Leica Oskar Barnack Awards 2012 Winners (Leica blog) From BJP

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 – Finalists’ portfolios (Leica blog)

Photo © Isadora Kosofsky

Isadora Kosofsky wins Inge Morath Award (BJP)

Px3 Photo Competition Winners (competition website)

Photo © Yusuke Harada
Honourable Mention in Foto8 Summershow 2012

Foto8 Summershow 2012  : Best in Show and Honourable Mentions (Foto8 Dropbox) Article on BBC

Written by Mikko Takkunen

July 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Posted in Awards

Interviews and Talks | 3 July 2012

This is really fascinating… David Burnett writing about the moment he missed taking a picture of the ‘napalm girl’ due to having to change film….

Photo © David Burnett

David Burnett : ‘Forty years after ‘napalm girl’ picture, a photographer reflects on the moment that might have been his’ (Washington Post)

Photo © Alex Webb

Alex Webb (NYT Magazine 6th floor blog)

Bruce Davidson (TateShots on YouTube)

Steve McCurry (Al Jazeera interview video posted on Phaidon)

Steve McCurry  (Phaidon)

Ed Kashi (Vimeo)

Paid my first visit to the recently re-opened Photographers’ Gallery in London’s Soho on Saturday to see the Burtynsky exhibition. Amazing to see those 8×10 large format photos printed big….

Photo © Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky (The Atlantic)

Ron Haviv : The Complete Travel Took Kit (VII Magazine)

Inside Media: Photographers of the Year with Damon Winter, Adrees Latif, and Barbara Davidson (2011) (Newseum’s YouTube) 40 mins.

Randy Olson : Easter Island Kite Camera (photothisandthat.co.uk) 5 mins

Elizabeth Krist : National Geographic’s Senior Photo Editor  : ‘What Photo Buyers Want’ (Photoshelter Vimeo) 65 mins

Alexandra Avakian (NGM)

Paula James : Panos Pictures (IdeasTap)

Magnum photographers on their craft  (IdeasTap)

Tomas van Houtryve : 2012 Oslo Freedom Forum (YouTube) 10 mins

Brigitte Lacombe (Charlie Rose)

Afghan photographers shoot to glory (Al Jazeera)

For a person who often says ‘I don’t care about the equipment’, I sure am eager to read about others’ gear…

Marcus Yam : In My Bag (Photo Brigade)

Luke Sharrett : In My Bag (Photo Brigade)

Nadav Kander (YouTube)

Nadav Kander : How to Create an Unforgettable Portrait (Fastcocreate.com)

Matt Lutton (Wired Raw File blog)

Abbey Trayler-Smith (WalesOnline)

Kira Pollack (Vimeo)

Chris Buck (A Photo Editor)

Photo © John Vink

John Vink (Verve Photo)

Lynsey Stone : Birth Photographer (NYT)

Daniel Reimold: 10 Tips for Photojournalism Students: How to Succeed Visually and Financially (Photo Brigade)

“She looks like a person who will die one day.”

- Thomas Struth on his commission to photograph The Queen.

Photo © Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth : Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: interview with a royal portrait artist (Telegraph)

Annie Leibovitz : The Monarchy (YouTube) Edited version from the BBC Documentary on the Queen, Leibovitz’s struggle to capture the Monarchy.

Kadir van Lohuizen : Via Panam Part 9 (Nikon blog)

Photo © Adam Pretty

Adam Pretty (Time Out Australia)

David Stuart : Still Images In Great Advertising (A Photo Editor)

Kurt Markus : The Portrait : Find Your Voice (A Photo Editor)

Not a photographer interview but interesting…

Michael Ware (Newsweek)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

July 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Agencies and Photographers | 3 July 2012

Agencies

David Cambell: Photo agencies and ethics: the individual and the collective 

Magnum Photos have a new website, which I personally found to be, sadly, anything but an improvement…slow, confusing, and most annoyingly all the old links don’t seem to work anymore…

Magnum Photos

Institute have relaunched their website too..

Institute

After Corbis pulls out of Visa Pour l’Image, director asks, ‘Where are all the photo agencies? (BJP)

VII Photo : July newsletter

VII Photo : June newsletter

Magnum Photos : newsletter

NOOR : June newsletter

Panos Pictures : July Newsletter

Magnum Photos adds new members (BJP)

Reportage by Getty Images : Sebastian Liste and Toby Smith join core roster : Jerome Sessi leaves Reportage

Alejandro Chaskielberg joins DMB Media

Prime Collective : June newsletter

Terra Project

John Parkinson Agency

Luz Photo

Photographers

New Magnum nominees’ websites

Photo © Jerome Sessini

Jerome Sessini

Bieke Depoorter

Zoe Strauss

I rarely used to be too interested in portraiture, but recently I’ve found myself looking at portrait photography quite a bit.  Brigitte Lacombe is one of them. She’s a photographer, whose work I often see in Newsweek (The Martin Amis photo seen below was printed in last week’s issue). I didn’t know anything about her though. Only having visited Lacombe’s website did I realise that she is in fact somebody who has been around for a long long time. Live and learn…

Martin Amis, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Photo © Brigitte Lacombe

Brigitte Lacombe

Director Benh Zeitlin shot at Coney Island, New York.
Photo © Steve Schofield

Steve Schofield : website : blog

Jason Bell 

Rick Pushinsky :  website : blog

Ed Kashi : Photojournalisms for iPad

Juan Sierra

James Morgan

Two great Iranian photographers…

Photo © Newsha Tavakolian

Newsha Tavakolian 

Photo © Kiana Hayeri

Kiana Hayeri

Carlos Moreno

Photo © John Vink

John Vink : Quest for Land App

Stephen Shames: Bronx Boys for iPad

Pete Pin

Andrew Hinderaker

Nick Cobbing relaunched his website some time ago…

Photo © Nick Cobbing

Nick Cobbing

Some photographers’ sites, most of which I’ve recently visited for the first time…

Paul S. Amundsen

Marko Drobnjakovic

Irina Ruppert

Maxim Dondyuk

Andrew Querner

Chloe Borkett

Isadora Kosofsky

Alexi Hobbs

Tanya Habjouqa

Ian C. Bates

Julian Wainwright

Sophia Evans

Wyatt Erskine

Eduardo de Francisco

Marco Kesseler

Ross Mantle

Alex Pavlou

Norma Manly

Alex Potter

Theodore Kaye

Clint McLean

Nikos Pilos

Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

Jiri Makovec

Djamila Grossman

Written by Mikko Takkunen

July 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Side by Side | Mubarak graffiti in Cairo by Kozyrev, Berehulak, and Munita

Egypt has its first democratically elected President in Mohamed Morsy, who was sworn in yesterday,  but it seems the generals of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) are still holding most of the power. Time magazine’s this week’s cover story is ‘The Revolution That Wasn’t’, laying out the reality of the generals remaining as Egypt’s real rulers.

There’s a graffiti in Cairo which depicts the SCAF chairman Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi as sharing his face with Mubarak’s, perhaps symbolising SCAF’s Mubarak-era power base, and how little the revolution has changed Egypt if the generals are left to lead. The graffiti has been well documented by countless photographers during the past year to illustrate the current political situation. Here are three samples I’ve come across during the past two weeks or so, by Yuri Kozyrev, Daniel Berehulak, and Tomas Munita.

Top: © Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR for Time
Middle: © Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
Bottom: © Tomas Munita for The New York Times

Kozyrev’s graffiti photo taken 15 June can be seen in a Lightbox slideshow Egypt in Flux.

Berehulak’s photo from 19 June on Getty Images site here. More of Berehulak’s Egypt work can been in the Lightbox slideshow Celebrating the Brotherhood’s Victory: A New President is Elected in Egypt.

Munita’s 25 June original here. Also used in this week’s Time here.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

July 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

Posted in Side-by-Side

Tearsheet of The Day | 26 June 2012

Newsweek posted Andrea Gjestvang’s portraits of survivors of the 2011 Norway attacks yesterday on their website. The series is printed in the latest Newsweek Int’l (2-8 July 2012 issue) which I received through the door this morning.

It’s interesting to note that all the text is by photographer Gjestvang herself. I’ve noticed Newsweek print  photo essays quite regularly just with the photographer’s, usually rather short, text and no other reporting (What text you see in the tearsheet below, is more than average I’d say). I don’t remember seeing any photo features for instance in Time magazine that wouldn’t have text by a reporter. That being said, it would appear all of these features in Newsweek have been bought rather than assigned. In any case, I think it’s terrific Newsweek print these stories. I love good reporting and great photography combined, which especially Time do so well,  but it’s nice if there are outlets for photo-led pieces also in these major current affairs publications. And if there’s little text to such photo heavy pieces, it’s actually great to get the first hand account to the images by the photographer him/herself.

In a recent interview with B&H’s Insights blog, Gjestvang briefly mentioned this project and said it was the first time she was working in 5×4. The photos seen here are part of a larger project to be published as a book later this year.

Newsweek (Int’l ed) 2-8 July 2012 issue. Pages 30-31. Photos © Andrea Gjestvang

Newsweek (Int’l ed) 2-8 July 2012 issue. Pages 32-33. Photos © Andrea Gjestvang

Newsweek (Int’l ed) 2-8 July 2012 issue. Pages 34-35. Photos © Andrea Gjestvang

Andrea Gjestvang (b. 1981, Norway) is a Norwegian photographer based between Oslo and Berlin. In 2010, she took part in the Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2012, Gjestvang was chosen in the PDN30. She is represented by Moment Agency.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Posted in tear sheets, Tearsheets

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