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On Visa pour l’image Perpignan 2011 programme

Special blog update to go through the details of this year’s Visa pour l’Image programme…

You can read Olivier Laurent’s interview with festival director Jean-Francois Leroy on British Journal of Photography here. The man does give great quotes…The below is him on photographers sending work from Tahrir Square…

“”I’ve never received that many CDs about one particular event. I know that square by heart now. I could draw you a plan from memory. I’ve seen it all: Tahrir during the day, Tahrir at night, Tahrir and the dogs, Tahrir in the morning, Tahrir in the evening. So what? What’s the point? What’s the story?”” - Jean-Francois Leroy, in an interview with BJP, 10 May 2011.

Jean-Francois Leroy seen during one of the Visa pour L’image 2010 evening screenings at Campo Santo.

I tried to find links to projects that were chosen for the prestigious Visa Pour l’image exhibitions.  I put links to those photographers personal sites, whose projects I couldn’t find.

It would seem having had your feature published in the National Geographic Magazine gives you a better change of getting in the Perpignan roster of exhibitions… Of the 16 photographers who’s work is going to be exhibited according to the currently updated info, four (Bendiksen, Chien-Chi Chang, Schwarz, and Skerry) had their work originally published in NGM. 1/4…

Quotes in this post are from the Visa pour l’image 2011 programme.

Definitely hoping to make my way to South of France again to attend this year’s festival!

Exhibitions

Jonas Bendiksen will exhibit his Bangladesh work, originally published in National Geographic Magazine this month, and showcased and praised here on Photojournalism Links several times…

Jonas Bendiksen (Magnum Photos): Bangladesh: On the Frontline of Climate Change  “Flat as a frying pan and for the most part only five meters above sea level, Bangladesh is among the nations most vulnerable to climate change. With the added challenges of poverty and one of the highest population densities in the world, it would be easy to think the fight against nature has already been lost. But the people of Bangladesh are fighting back with resilience and creativity. In this story Jonas Bendiksen looks at the effects of climate change on their environment as the Bangladeshis push back against the rising tides.”

2010 Canon Female Photojournalist Award winner Martina Bacigalupo will show her work ‘My Name is Filda Adoch’ : “The war between the Ugandan Army and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been waged for more than twenty years. It has been described as the world’s worst forgotten humanitarian crisis and is now before the International Criminal Court for LRA massacres of civilians. My name is Filda Adoch reports on the everyday life of a woman in the Gulu district, and shows the suffering the people of North Uganda. It is also the story of silent and extraordinary resistance.”

Martina Bacigalupo (Agence Vu) personal website  / profile on Agence Vu

Jocelyn Bain Hogg (VII Network): The Family : “This three year journey in pictures came about in the wake of a project shot in 2008 documenting the disturbing gun and knife crime issues around Britain’s youth. Given my experience with the criminal underworld, photographed years earlier in The Firm, I decided to look once more at the people who were supplying weapons and drugs to UK housing estates. Joe Pyle senior and the Kray twins, the old-school Godfathers of British crime, have died since The Firm was completed in 2001. In 2008 I found a fractured society of British criminals with little or no organization and leadership, competing, in vain, with international rivals. Russians, Albanians, Kosovans and Turks now rule the UK underworld, but the indigenous villains still wear their heritage on their sleeves.”

Valerio Bispuri Encerrados: Travels to South American Jails  “A ten-year trip visiting 74 prisons for men and women in every South American country turned out to be a portrait of the Continent, describing troubles, violence and massive overcrowding, as well as lifestyle, habits and the mood of the inmates. The story offers an in-depth view of the mind and soul of prisoners.”

Didn’t manage to find a link Chien-Chi Chang’s Burma work anywhere…The link is just to his Magnum portfolio…

Chien-Chi Chang (Magnum Photos for National Geographic):  Burma: Inside the Land of Shadows “Over the past half century, Burma has gone from being the richest to the poorest country in Southeast Asia, and at the same time has become one of the most isolated nations in the world. Today its military rulers are courting tourists and foreign investors who are shown only the handsome temples and scenic attractions in this most Buddhist of countries. Yet behind the cultural façade stands the repressive regime that held Nobel laureate leader Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest for 15 years. When Chien- Chi Chang posed as a tourist to take these pictures, he never knew who was watching or listening. Big Brother has many little brothers.”

Fernando Moreles will exhibit his World Press Photo award winning series…

Fernando Moleres (Panos / laif):  Juveniles behind Bars in Africa “Thousands of children in Africa have been abandoned and are living in prison, with adults, in conditions so extreme that their survival is at stake. Overcrowding, violence, sexual harassment, promiscuity, malnutrition, poor hygiene, infectious diseases, and lack of medical care are all common. Most African countries have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990) which has strict regulations on the detention of juveniles.”

Peter Dench: England Uncensored - A Decade of Photographing the English “England has never exactly been glamorous. Many of the English still insist on embarrassing themselves, wearing laughable clothing, eating terrible food and behaving inappropriately. England Uncensored is a laugh-out-loud romp through this often badly behaved nation, a comprehensive portrait of the first decade of 21st century England. It is not an idealized brochure of a green and pleasant land, but the truth, warts and all.”

Lu Nan was a completely new name to me… Difficult to find info on him…Below links to Fotofest2008…

Lu Nan:  Forgotten People – The State of Chinese Psychiatric Wards “The exhibition shows the situation of the mentally ill in China, in hospital, at home, and homeless. In 1989 and 1990, Lu Nan traveled through ten provinces and had contact with 14,000 mental patients in 38 hospitals. He visited the homes of more than 100 mentally ill persons and others who were homeless. A truly outstanding report.”

[update 11 May 2011: Katharina Hesse sent me a message that Lu-Nan's (who is apparantly also known as Mao) work can be found on Magnum Photos' archive...I didn't know Magnum had any work by non-members in their archive....but check it out, it's true... some of Lu-Nan's work really can be found there.  ]

Shaul Schwarz on the other hand, is very familiar to most of us I’m sure… I love this work..

Shaul Schwarz (Reportage by Getty Images): Narco Culture “Let’s face it, the heroes these days are not the lawyers or the politicians, the heroes are the guys flashing the money,” says Narco music promoter Joel Vasquez outside a Narco-Corrido club in Los Angeles. “The market is bigger than ever. I think we can be the next Hip-Hop.” While death statistics have been documented ad nauseam, far less has been said about the broader social reality created by the drug trade and affecting the lives of millions of Latin-Americans. For many here, narco traffickers provide the only models of fame and success. Greed, drugs and violence have now created a new culture – a Narco Culture.”

I went to Riccardo Venturi’s PhotoShelter, but it looked like it hadn’t been updated in ages..I couldn’t find his Haiti work, not even even the the below World Press Photo winning frame … Not much better luck on his agency Contrasto’s site..the below links to WPP…

Riccardo Venturi (Contrasto / Réa) Haiti – the Aftermath “January 12, 2010, 4:53 p.m. A catastrophic earthquake hit the Caribbean State of Haiti. The epicenter was just 25 km from the capital, Port-au-Prince. Riccardo Venturi documented everything he could: the people, the devastation and the drama of the situation. Six months later, he returned to Haiti. Port- au-Prince had been transformed into a vast emergency-tent city. In November, Venturi made a third trip to Haiti. The cholera epidemic was the final blow in the aftermath of the earthquake. The World Health Organization reported in March 2011 that 252,640 people were infected and that 4,672 had died of cholera.”

Brian Skerry’s work stands out in the exhibition selection for being nature photography…

Brian Skerry: Ocean Soul “Ocean Soul is a love story. It is a story of discovery. It is a story of hope. With Ocean Soul, award-winning photographer Brian Skerry shows the ocean as a place of beauty and mystery, a place in trouble, and ultimately, a place of hope that will rebound with proper attention and care. Ocean Soul features an incredible range of marine life, from giant whales, sharks and seals to tiny fish, and habitats from tropical coral reefs to polar ice.”

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala had his work screened last year…this year he’s moved up the Visa ladder to have an exhibition…

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala (Reportage by Getty Images): Colombia, in Eternal Sorrow.  Some of Ybarra Zavala’s Columbia work on his website here and here “After more than 40 years of civil war, Colombia is a divided country. Decades of violence have put an end to far too many lives in this extraordinary country. The sequence of events in the war is now dictated by strategic and economic interests, far removed from the ideological values that led to the conflict. Today’s talk of left-wing or right-wing armed groups is misleading. Drug trafficking, palm oil, water and now the market for offsetting CO2 emissions are all factors driving the conflict. The systematic violation of human rights has become part of the general way of life. The number of internally displaced persons is the highest in the world: more than three million. But officially there is no war in Colombia.”

According to the now released programme FNAC grant winners, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Jan Banning and Cédric Gerbehaye will also exhibited (Gerbehaye) and screened (Taylor-Lind and Banning) during the 2011 festival.

Not yet included in the programme, but also happening, according to BJP’s Olivier, Days of Japan will organise an exhibition of Japan Earthquake coverage, and….this is exciting… Yuri Kozyrev will exhibit his much admired work shot in several different countries during this year’s Arab Spring…and while Jean-Francois Leroy  mentioned in Olivier’s interiew that nearly all Tahrir Square work is going to be ignored at the festival, I wouldn’t be  too surprised – in fact I’d be disappointed! – if they didn’t show some of Kozyrev’s Egypt work , along with his Yemen, Bahrain, and the stunning Libya photographs.

Olivier had also word that Barbara Davidson will exhibit her Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography winning work Caught in the Cross Fire…

Evening slideshows

Details of evening slideshows are not yet revealed other than that…

Stories featured in the 2011 program (subject to change):

The main stories across the continents: wars, crises, politics, unusual events, sport, culture and science.

Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Algeria, Yemen and Bahrain – popular uprisings and revolutions

Haiti – elections.

Afghanistan, Iraq – still at war.

Ten years ago: the 9/11 attacks in the USA.

Ivory Coast – a battle between two presidents plus civil war.

Greece – taking to the streets. India, mining and industrialization.

Exploration – volcanoes and underwater.

Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Mali, Ceuta & Melilla, China and more.

Plus Japan and Chernobyl 25 years after the unprecedented disaster. …

Transmission pour l’image 

“In 2010, Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan launched a new initiative. Transmission pour l’image is designed to establish contact between people and ideas, but most importantly for transmission from one generation to the next. Professionals with established careers will provide guidance, sharing and passing on the values they believe in, explaining how they put them into practice. Visa pour l’Image is making an offer to fifty young photojournalists and professionals embarking on a career in the field of photography for them to take part in discussions and learning over 3 days, from Monday, August 29, to Wednesday, August 31, with guidance from photoreporters and picture editors.”

Jérôme Delay will be in charge of the Transmission pour l’image workshops….

Jérôme Delay  : “Jérôme is the chief photographer/Africa for Associated Press, based in Johannesburg, and has been covering international news for thirty years.”

His guests for Transmission pour l’image in 2011 are….

Chris Morris : “Chris barely needs to be introduced. We remember, for example, his coverage of the Balkans and his work on the US elections. He is one of the founding partners of the agency VII.”

Jon Jones : “Picture Editor of the Sunday Times Magazine, who established his reputation reporting in war zones and who has also made documentaries for the BBC.”

Joao Silva : “Joao Silva, who was seriously injured in Afghanistan in October 2010, was a member of the famous Bang-Bang Club and has covered many wars and conflicts over the past twenty years. He is a staff photographer with the New York Times.”

Mort Rosenblum : “Former Editor-in-Chief of the International Herald Tribune and AP correspondent in a number of countries. His latest book, Little Bunch of Madmen: Elements of Global Reporting, shows his expertise in professional photography.”

Samuel Bollendorff : “Samuel Bollendorff is a founding partner of the Oeil Public collective and was one of the first photographers to show a genuine interest in web documentaries. His productions such as Journey to the End of Coal, Obesity and, most recently, A l’abri de rien (on housing problems and the homeless) are cited as references”

For information and registration on Transmission, please contact Sylvie Grumbach : tel. +33 1 42 33 93 18 – sylvie.grumbach@2e-bureau.com Fees: e500 (accommodation not included)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Saturday 7 May 2011

photo: Chris Hondros

The New York Times have interviewed young Iraqi girl, Samar Hassan, who six years ago appeared, at the age of five, in one of the most famous photographs from the war in Iraq… the Chris Hondros frame (above) portraying a child in a moment of terror after her father and mother were killed by U.S. Soldiers, after the family’s car failed to stop at a check point…

Photo: Ayman Oghanna

Articles – NYT: Face That Screamed War’s Pain Looks Back, 6 Hard Years Later (NYT: May 2011)

Comment from Michael Shaw over at BagNewsNotes on whether the paper was heavy-handed re-capturing her this way…

Articles – BagNewsNotes: Finding Chris Hondros’ “Checkpoint Girl” — Captured Again? (BNN: May 2011)

Marco Bohr has written about the story relating to Samar’s brother Rakan…

Articles – Visual Culture Blog: Photojournalism, Ethics and the Afterlife of a Photograph (VCB: May 2011)

Features:

Some new Nachtwey work on Time Lightbox…

Features and Essays - James Nachtwey: The Lost Souls of Kabul (TIME LB: May 2011)

Features and Essays - Bryan Denton: Inside the Libyan Rebels’ Hidden Weapons Shop (NYT: May 2011)

Features and Essays - Ron Haviv: Haiti Hollywood (VII: May 2011)

Joachim Ladefoged’s black and white TIME 100 Justin Bieber shots in colour on VII website…

Features and Essays - Joachim Ladefoged: Justin Bieber (VII: May 2011)

Features and Essays - Benedicte Kurzen: Do-or-die Politics (VII Network: May 2011) Nigeria

Features and Essays – William Daniels: Libya at War (Panos Pictures: May 2011)

Panos Pictures are currently showcasing three of Tim Hetherington’s series on their features page: Monrovia Nights / Sleeping Soldiers /  In the Bunker

Features and Essays – Chloe Dewe Matthews: Of Birds and Beasts (Foto8: May 2011) Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, China.

Features and Essays – Aperture: reGeneration2 website

Features and Essays – Natan Dvir: Eighteen (Foto8: May 2011)

Features and Essays – Stefano di Luigi: Blanco (TIME LB: May 2011)

bin Laden, Obama, and the power of photography…

Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. troops in Abbottabad, Pakistan, just a couple of days ago, and a lot of discussion has been raised about whether the U.S. should release photos of bin Laden’s corpse, as well as some debate around Pete Souza’s photos from the Situation room, and was it OK for photographers to snap President Obama after his speech to the nation announcing bin Laden’s death, in a staged setting…

Articles – David Campbell: Thinking Images v.16: Osama Bin-Laden and the pictorial staging of politics (DC blog: May 2011)

Articles – Phil Coomes: Osama Bin Laden raid: Do pictures provide truth? (BBC: May 2011)

Articles – Poynter: Reuters, AP photojournalists describe staging of Obama photo (Poynter: May 2011)

Articles – NPPA: From White House To Pakistan, Photos Play Strange Role In Bin Laden Drama (NPPA: May 2011)

Articles – MSNBC: Obama re-enacted the televised address Sunday night for still cameras (MSNBC: May 2011)

Articles – Chip Litherland: History or His story? (Photographer’s blog: May 2011)

TIME put a post 9/11 slideshow on their website after bin Laden’s death… photos by Magnum Photos photographers…

Features and Essays – TIME (various Magnum Photographers) 9/11′s Days of Mourning (TIME: May 2011) Memorials to those killed in the World Trade Center attacks appeared spontaneously all over New York almost immediately after the tragedy.  A portfolio by the photographers of Magnum Photos

Features and Essays - TIME – Spencer Platt, Mario Tama, Brooks Kraft, Chip Somodevilla et al.: Celebrating the Death of Osama Bin Laden (TIME: May 2011)

Features and Essays – Pete Souza: President Obama Monitors the bin Laden Mission (TIME: May 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Michael Appleton Captures the Moment When Firefighters Gather for News of Bin Laden (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Agencies – VII: Post 9/11, Defining a Decade (VII: May 2011)

War photography and war photographers…

Excellent piece in the New York Times earlier this week by Bill Keller on war photographers….

photo: Michael Kamber

Articles – Bill Keller: The Inner Lives of Wartime Photographers (NYT: May 2011)

Keller also interviewed Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich…

Interviews and TalksJoao Silva and Greg Marinovich (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Brilliant PDN piece on photographers getting injured covering wars and the relationship between photographers and their editors…

Articles – PDN: What To Expect If You’re Injured on Assignment (PDN: May 2011)

Related…. Enjoyed this In Harm’s Way slideshow on Slate…

Features and Essays – Slate (various Magnum photographers): In Harms’ Way (Slate: May 2011)

Related too…

InterviewsLynsey Addario (Charlie Rose: April 2011)

Articles – The Epoch Times: Egypt to Libya Through Photographers’ Lenses: Forum (The Epoch Times: May 2011)

multiMedia – Conflictzone

Have you bought the 3/11 Tsunami Project app yet? I have…If you missed the info on it the first time around… here’s a reminder…

Articles – BBC: iPhone photo app aims at relief effort (BBC: May 2011)

World Press Photo Awards days have been on in Amsterdam this week…and this year’s Joop Swart Masterclass has been chosen… Big congrats to all, especially my friends Anastasia Taylor-Lind and Sebastian Liste!

Articles2011 Joop Swart Masterclass

Interviews…

Interviews - Jodi Bieber : Revisiting Aisha (TIME LB: May 2011)

Interviews and Talks – Jodi Bieber on Bibi Aisha part 1 | part 2 (David A Larsen’s Audioboo: May 2011)

InterviewsAaron Huey : Life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Popphoto.com: May 2011)

InterviewsZed Nelson (BMIVoyager: May 2011)

InterviewsEnrique Metinides, Mexico’s Weegee (TIME LB: May 2011)

Great Ed Ou interview.. found via @tammydavid

InterviewsEd Ou (Ionmagazine.ca: May 2011)

InterviewsRon Haviv hopes for the best while documenting the worst (takegreatpictures.com: May 2011)

InterviewsElliott Erwitt’s Best Picture? The Next One. (NYT Lens: May 2011)

InterviewsSebastian Junger (Globe and Mail: May 2011)

Articles – Michael Kamber: Tim Hetherington: Photojournalist, Giant (goodmenproject.com: May 2011)

Interviews and TalksChris Hondros’ 2006 ICP visiting artist talk (ICP)

Simon Norfolk is exhibiting in Tate Modern at the moment…Here’s video from Tate’s website…

InterviewsSimon Norfolk (Tate Channel: May 2011)

Olivier Laurent from BJP interviewed Moby about the artist’s photography…

InterviewsMoby (BJP: May 2011)

InterviewsJacopo Quaranta (NYT Lens: May 2011)

InterviewsJane Hilton (Telegraph: May 2011)

Articles – 6th Floor blog: The Making of a Cover (NYT: May 2011) via @AshGilbertson

Articles – A.O. Scott: On (Digital) Photography: Sontag, 34 Years Later (NYT: May 2011)

Blogs - John Stanmeyer: Why Choose a Holga? (Photographer’s blog: May 2011)

Some recently discovered photographers’ sites…

PhotographersJaime-James Medina

PhotographersPaul Stuart

PhotographersChris McAndrew

PhotographersWayne Lawrence

PhotographersEd Smith

PhotographersLeslie Knott

PhotographersMarc Schroeder

PhotographersSarah Rice

Guillaume Herbaut has launched a new photography website..

PhotographersGuillaume Herbaut 

AwardsAmnesty media awards shortlist announced

AwardsEntries now being accepted for the 2011 Summershow

Agencies - Magnum Photos May Newsletter

CollectivesBoreal Collective Magazine issue 1

Tips and TutorialsTen common mistakes made by photographers using WordPress (Graphpaperpress.com)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Sunday 1 May 2011

Before we take a look at the Royal Wedding coverage, just let you know, that I have kept updating the ‘Tim Hetherington/ Chris Hondros In Memoriam’ post with related links…Below a couple of the more recent links… the first three below I found via @LucasJacksonRTR

Articles – Max Hastings: Death or Glory (FT: April 2011)

Articles - Régis Le Sommier: My Footsteps in Your Footsteps (Paris Match: April 2011)

Articles – Washington Post: Style writer Dan Zak reflects on collaborating with photographers (WP: April 2011)

Four more…

Olivier Laurent: Remembering Chris Hondros (BJP: April 2011)

Donald R. Winslow: Chris Hondros Remembered As A “Prophetic Humanist” (NPPA: April 2011)

NPPA: London Funeral For Tim Hetherington In May

Getty Images: Fiancée of Getty Images Photographer Chris Hondros Announces Fund to Aid Photojournalists

Features…

Features and Essays - Balazs Gardi: On the Rough Edge of Rio (Newsweek: April 2011)  Police and Drug Lords Battle for the Streets of Rio

photo: Bryan Denton

New York Times: Battle for Libya photo gallery (NYT: May 2011)

Jonas Bendiksen’s most recent NatGeo work featured on NPR PictureShow… Worth another look for sure…Compelling, not-overly-stylised, image-making in context with important subject matter…photojournalism at its best, really.

Features and Essays - Jonas Bendiksen: Bangladesh: A Present-Day Water World (NPR: May 2011)

Peter diCampo‘s Life Without Lights was featured on PDN’s Photo of the Day…

Features and Essays – Peter diCampo: Life Without Lights (PDN: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Pier Casotti: Arctic Spleen (Photographer’s website: 2011)

Features and Essays - Abbas: Children of the Lotus (Magnum in Motion: April 2011)

Features and Essays - Platon: Champions to End Malaria (New Yorker: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Sean Gallagher: China’s Wetland Revolution (NatGeo: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Greg Funnell: Rwanda (Guardian: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Melanie Burford: The Monster Under the Water (Prime Collective: April 2011)

Now to the wedding…

TIME magazine had assigned VII photographers Christopher Morris and Joachim Ladefoged for the royal wedding… Really enjoyed these Chris Morris frames from the day before wedding…haven’t yet seen his big day coverage other than this tilt-and-shift baby

Features and Essays – Christopher Morris: Royal Anticipation (TIME LB: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Joachim Ladefoged: The Royal Kiss (TIME LB: April 2011)

Martin Parr continues his love-affair with cakes in his Royal Wedding coverage…He seems to have had two assignments for the day, as both TIME and Guardian have his work up on their websites… Not bad, if you can get such gigs for one shoot! Neither of the two slideshows share any shots exactly the same, but there are several of same scenes…three comparisons below.. Guardian shots on the left, TIME Lightbox on the right…I don’t know if it’s just me, but I thought it was surprising that the slideshows do not share a single frame since it’s basically the same shoot/assignment…It’s almost like both clients were promised certain images exclusively…Otherwise I would have expected Parr to make a strongest possible edit and file that to both…Obviously picture editors at TIME and Guardian have chosen their faves for their slideshows, but I doubt very much that if they were doing their selection from the same original Parr edit, that there wouldn’t be overlap…I’m just curious, why would anybody file two frames almost exactly the same (the cakes in the middle below) instead of just one…unless of course you file tons or have promised a certain kind of exclusivity…Although, my thinking is flawed in the sense that it’s difficult to see much exclusivity in having certain frames, if there are other around elsewhere very much like it…who knows…I don’t…Just wondering…

I hope he remembered not to charge the expenses twice;)

Features and Essays – Martin Parr: Bunting and Bonding: Martin Parr’s Wedding Parties (TIME LB: May 2011)

Features and Essays – Martin Parr: Walsall Celebrates the royal wedding (Guardian: April 2011)

Veronica was out and about too…

Features and Essays – Veronica Sanchis: Royal Wedding (Photographer’s website: April 2011)

By the way, if anyone needs an assistant on occational basis in London – for instance on location, in studio, or for scanning/ spotting/retouching – do get in touch with Veronica. She is already assisting a couple of photographers in the capital, but would have time for more. You can find Veronica’s contact details on her website.

Features and Essays – Tiffany Jones: A Royal Picnic (Photographer’s website: April 2011) via @drinckx 

Always love David Burnett’s blog posts…

Blogs – David Burnett: Of Big Events and Such (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

A lot of Twitter chatter on Saturday regarding which of the UK papers had the best royal wedding cover…Seems a lot of them went for the safe bet, the kiss on the balcony.  The Times, however, did something different… and based on the examples, they stole the show…

Congrats to @Wiggys and @jonhilldesign are in order…

Articles - The Media Blog: Times takes Royal Wedding cover crow (Media Blog: April 2011)

A lot of talk online in the recent days also about Steve McCurry’s Craigslist ad for an intern… It turned out Vincent Laforet is also looking for someone – well actually three people – to help him around the studio…The opportunities offered by the two photographers couldn’t be much different…

Articles – A Photo Editor: Photographers Steve McCurry and Vincent Laforet Hiring Help – New vs. Old (school) (APE: April 2011)

Speaking of Steve McCurry…I ended up reading a blog post (found via @duckrabbitblog) by Arif Iqball, a participant of one of McCurry’s workshops…Not a glowing endorsement to attend one to put it mildly…I was hesitating whether to post the link,  but then I thought that to shy away from sharing it would be a disservice to any people reading this blog who might consider attending one of his workshops… Obviously, the below is just one person’s view…Although, you might also want to read the comments, as there seems to be others with similar experiences…

Arif Iqball: Reflections on Steve McCurry Myanmar Workshop (Photographer’s blog: March 2011)

Articles – Slate: War -Zone Insurance (Slate: Apri 2011) Getting covered for war- and terrorism-related accidents

Awards - Overseas Press Club Awards (Poynter: April 2011)

AwardsMagenta Foundation Flash Forward 2011 winners

AwardsSony World Photography Awards 2011, L’Iris D’Or and winners announced (Professional Photographer: April 2011)

Awards – BJP: David Goldblatt wins Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Agnes Dherbeys Wins OPC Robert Capa Medal

InterviewsAgnes Dherbeys : Thai Protest Photos Earn the Robert Capa Award. Agnes Dherbeys Is interviewed on Lens (NYT Lens: April 2011)

There’s been a lot of media interest in the sale of some of John G Morris’ collections… I remember linking to both Guardian’s and Newsweek’s pieces already…just in case you missed those, here’s two more…

Articles – NYT Lens: John Morris auctions collection of Capa, Lange, Cartier-Bresson,Gene Smith and John Morris (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Articles – BBC: Photo pioneer Morris’s collection goes under the hammer (BBC: April 2011)

Tips for creatives by Greg Benson

Tips and Tutorials –  Greg Benson: Tips for creatives  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

JobsAP are looking for a Full-time Chief Photographer based out of Kenya (Associated Press) via @gallagher_photo

WebsitesFirecracker May 2011

Articles – Poynter: Emphas.is builds community of support for quality photojournalism (Poynter: April 2011)

Articles - Teru Kuwayama: Which of Us Dies First? (Gizmodo: April 2011)

Articles – Michael Kamber: Kamber response to Teru’s attacks (LS: April 2011)

CrowfundingBesieged :  4 photojournalists in Congo (Emphas.is)

InterviewsChristoph Bangert : A Personal Story From Japan (NYT Lens: April 2011)

InterviewsBrian Ulrich :  Show Us Your Studio (Lightwork: April 2011)

photo: Brian Ulrich

Articles – Viz.: Dead Malls, Dead Stores – Toward a New American Gothic (Viz: April 2011)

InterviewsElizabeth Biondi (NYPH: April 2011)

InterviewsLarry Towell (Magnum Foundation: April 2011)

InterviewsMatt Slaby (APE: April 2011)

InterviewsRachel Smith (NYPH: April 2011)

Ernie Pyle was killed 66 years ago… They found this in his pocket….  (via @jimsheeler)

Articles – Ernie Pyle: On Victory in Europe(journalism.indiana.edu: 2011) “This column was never completed. A draft of it was found in Pyle’s pocket, April 18, 1945, the day he was killed by a Japanese machine-gunner on the island of Ie Shima.”

Articles – CNN: ‘Bang Bang Club’: Demands of film distort truth (CNN: April 2011)

To finish with….Something funky for Sunday..Not PJ related at all…‘Motion stills’ from From Me To You blog

Still looking forward to this… Somewhere to Disappear..a road trip adventure across America with Alec Soth.

And remember kids…”All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.” –Elliot Erwitt via @melisslyttle

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Tuesday 26 April 2011

[Edit on Saturday 30 April 2011: I have updated the 'In Memoriam | Tim Hetherington 1970-2011 Chris Hondros 1970-2011' post today. Check the bottom of that post for the most recent link additions. Some news about Guy Martin's condition... BJP posted an update on his situation: 'Injured British photographer arrives in Malta'. ]

From Tuesday’s news…..25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster…

Appropriate day to watch Paul Fusco’s Magnum in Motion classic ‘Chernobyl Legacy’ again….

Features and Essays – Paul Fusco: Chernobyl Legacy (Magnum in Motion: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Gary Knight: Chernobyl (VII Magazine: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Diana Markosian: 25 Years After Chernobyl, a Village Persists (NYT Lens: April 2011) Markosian’s website.

Features and Essays –  Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Egypt’s Christians (Reportage by Getty Images: April 2011)

New Ed Ou portfolios on Reportage site as well…including his Libya work..

So is Jerome Sessini’s Libya work.

Features and Essays – Simon Norfolk: Kabul: A Boomtown of Sorts (NYT Mag: April 2011) Related from NYT Lens ‘Collaboration Across 130 Years’

TIME 100 most influential people list or whatever it is… is out… I don’t put much or any importance to the said list… but they have assigned a lot of great photographers for it… Including Martin Schoeller…

Interviews –  Martin Schoeller : Pheasants, tigers and revolutionaries (TIME LB: April 2011) Martin Schoeller’s TIME 100 Tour

On two minds about whether to post this… Not a Bieber fan… heheh… But Ladefoged fan definitely…

Features and Essays - Joachim Ladefoged:  Under the Influence of Justin Bieber (TIME LB: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Jan Banning: Faceless Officials (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles – Martin Parr: Photographic Cliches (Photographer’s blog: April 2011) via @dcuthbert

InterviewsKira Pollack, Director of Photography of TIME (NYPH: April 2011)

Check this Enrico Bossan interview… Enrico is a great guy… I got to know him in quite a funny way… Sometime last summer I received a Skype contact request from someone called Enrico Bossan, with whose work I was not familiar, but I accepted…Enrico gave me call later on the day..He wanted to get in touch to congratulate me for having some of my work published in L’Espresso… I was gobsmacked..I said I didn’t know I had any work published in the magazine.. Enrico was baffled.. He went back to the newsagents’ and came back with a copy of the magazine… It turned out he had confused Andy Spyra‘s work to mine….Needless to say I was teeny weeny bit disappointed that I hadn’t had work in the mag myself, but I’m glad Enrico made the mistake. Otherwise I might have not got to talk with him…We’ve had a couple of rather long chats online since, and I’ve learned a lot from him, especially regarding editing..

Interviews - Enrico Bossan (NYPH: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Simon Roberts: The English at Play (BBC: April 2011) Brighton-based photographer Simon Roberts travelled the length and breadth of England in a motorhome for his book We English – in which he tries to capture a nation at play, and explore the relationship between people and the places they visit.

Essential Roberts interview on a blog that I just discovered…

Interviews Simon Roberts (Two Way Lens: April 2011)

I am happy  Goldberg won….The rest of the three nominees didn’t impress me at all…

News - Jim Goldberg wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011 (BJP: April 2011)

InterviewsJim Goldberg (Photonet.org.uk: April 2011)

InterviewsMarcel Mettelsiefen : Photographing War in Misurata (Spiegel: April 2011)

photo: Ivor Prickett

Features and Essays – Foto8: The Islam Issue preview (Foto8: April 2011)

Powerful multimedia on prostitution in Nashville by Stephen Alvarez and the NPR team…below is a still from the online article..

Features and Essays – Stephen Alvarez: Nashville Prostitution (NPR: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Bryan Denton: Battle for Influence in Afghanistan (WSJ: April 2011)

InterviewsBruce Davidson (Guardian: April 2011) Davidson talks about his long career. | Related: Bruce Davidson  seeks British girl he captured on film in 1960 (Guardian: April 2011)

InterviewsAaron Huey (TIME LB: April 2011) Pine Ridge Billboard Project

InterviewsTomas van Houtryve : 130 Editors: Insights from a photographer’s first crowdfunded project (Emphas.is: April 2011)

Initiatives - 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project  / The initiative featured on New Yorker Photo Booth and on BJP

InitiativesA Fixer In Need (TIME LB: April 2011) Photographer Marcus Bleasdale writes about the importance of fixers— a fixer whom he’s worked with is in need of help.  | The Pastor Marrion Fund

Exhibitions - Paul Graham: Smoke and mirrors (Guardian: April 2011) Paul Graham’s exhibition at London’s Whitechapel gallery

Awards – PDN: LA Times, Washington Post Photographers Win Pulitzers for Photos (PDN: April 2011)

ExhibitionsHere and Now Show  : LCC International MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography : HotShoe gallery : London : 11-24 May  : Participating photographers are Yolanda Crisp, Daniel Cuthbert, Ivy Lahon, Greg Laychak, James Morgan, Nektarios Markogiannis, Claudius Schulze, Amelia Shepherd, Alice Smeets and Darrin Zammit Lupi.

Vivian Maier website now launched

Articles – Guardian: Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1950s Moscow (Guardian April 2011)

It has been a very rare occasion for me to write to photographers just to let them know I really like their work… Not a rare occasion because I wouldn’t admire a lot of photographers’ work…of course I do, but because getting in touch just to let people know that has always felt tad awkward, like I’m trying to kiss people’s ass.. Well, I did write somebody once, not too long ago… and that photographer was NYT staffer Damon Winter…and he even took the time to send a short reply despite being on assignment in Afghanistan, which was very thoughtful of him…well, Winter is the latest photographer featured on 500Photographers blog…

Blogs – 500Photographers: #276 Damon Winter (500Photographers: April 2011)

Articles – Newsweek: Photographs from the John G. Morris collection go up for auction (Newsweek: April 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Jon Nazca (Guardian: April 2011)

I’m a huge Patti Smith fan…

Interviews - Patti Smith: Photographer’s Muse (TIME LB: April 2011)

New Statesman Photo editor Rebecca McClelland now on Twitter…

Twitter@rlmcclelland

 GrantsBURN emerging photorapher grant of $15,000 :  Deadline for entry is May 15, 2011

InterviewsPhilip Scott Andrews (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Photographers - Harry Borden

PhotographersNatalie Keyssar

PhotographersTina Remiz

PhotographersPhilip Scott Andrews

InterviewsJohn Stanmeyer (Youtube)

InterviewsTaylor Kitsch on The Bang Bang Club, Honoring Fallen War Photographers (Movieline: April 2011)

Articles - Guardian: Turning Photojournalism Upside Down (Guardian: April 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – Brian Storm: 10 quick tips on editing multimedia (businessjournalism.org: April 2011)

Tips and TutorialsMemory Cards – 15 Essential Tips for Photographers (photofocus.com)

EventsASA collective :  Slideshow on Thursday 5th of May, 2011 :  @ Nomad, Old Street : “This month’s show is totally dedicated to female photographers, with a top class line up that includes:  Andrea Star Reese Ciara Leeming Chloe Dewe Mathews Helen Rimell Laura Hynd Leonie Hampton Marta Moreiras”

Written by Mikko Takkunen

April 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Posted in photojournalism

In Memoriam | Tim Hetherington 1970-2011 Chris Hondros 1970-2011

Editor’s note: This post has been updated most recently on 1 May 2011. All the link additions can be found at the bottom of the post.

The world lost Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Libya yesterday, two not only great photojournalists, but based on tributes I have read,  two wonderful human beings. Both men were in their very early forties. Two other photographers, Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown were also injured by the blast that killed Hetherington and Hondros. Wednesday 20 April 2011 will remain as one of the darkest days in the history of photojournalism, along with 10 February 1971, the day when Larry Burrows, Henry Huet, Kent Potter, and Keisaburo Shimamoto were downed in Laos. I had never met either Tim Hetherington or Chris Hondros, but I had huge amount of respect and admiration for their work, not only the courage and willingness to put themselves in harm’s way  for their stories but especially for the compelling photographs they produced under the difficult and dangerous circumstances forever present in conflict situations. As soon as the terrible news were announced  during yesterday afternoon and evening,  countless tributes and memorials began flooding online on both sides of the Atlantic from both men’s friends and colleagues. I would like to show my own appreciation towards Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros by compiling here some of those mentioned tributes, as well links to some interviews and work of both the photojournalists. I would like to dedicate this post  to the memory of the two men and to their friends and family. My thoughts are with them at this very sad time. I can only imagine the pain felt by those who knew Tim and Chris personally.  I hope friends and family can find some solace in the fact that neither of them lived their lives in vain. Not only did both Hetherington and Hondros spend most of  their careers highlighting important issues  that would have otherwise been ignored or overlooked by the general public in countries such the UK and US, but they also practiced their craft at the very top tier of our industry to a very high standard and they were setting a mark towards which the rest of us should always strive for. Tim and Chris will be greatly missed.

Tim Hetherington 1970-2011

“My pictures were being used to illustrate others’ ideas, so I started making stories to express my own ideas about the world”  - Tim Hetherington

“My work is about trying to get us to understand that we are connected and trying to build bridges and understanding between people.”  - Tim Hetherington on Twitter August 27, 2010

Please take a moment to write a message to Tim Hetherington’s family and share it with his friends http://timhetherington.org/condolences/

Chris Hondros 1970-2011

Chris Hondros Guest Book

Funeral Services Announced For Chris Hondros

The initial news…

Articles – New York Times: ‘Restrepo’ Director and a Photographer Are Killed in Libya (NYT: April 2011)

Articles – BBC: Two photojournalists killed in Libyan city of Misrata (BBC: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Tim Hetherington Killed In Libya (PDN: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Chris Hondros Killed in Libya (PDN: April 2011)

“He was driven to make the most compelling images in some of the world’s most chaotic places. He strove to make a difference, to make people feel what he was seeing.” Los Angeles Times staff photographer Rick Loomis on Chris Hondros

Articles – LA Times: Photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros killed in Libya (LAT Framework: April 2011)

Articles – BJP: Two photojournalists killed, others severely injured in Libya (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – MSNBC: Two photojournalists are killed and two others injured in rocket attack in Misrata (MSNBC: April 2011)

Articles – CPJ: Photojournalists Hetherington, Hondros dead in Libya (CPJ: April 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Documentary maker Tim Hetherington and photographer Chris Hondros killed (Guardian: April 2011)

Tributes and memorials…

Articles – NPPA: Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros Killed In Libya (NPPA: April 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Tim Hetherington obituary (Guardian: April 2011)

“He knew what path he wanted to follow, his work was direct and purposeful and stood as an example to many of his proteges.”

Articles – Panos Pictures: Tim Hetherington 1970 – 2011 (Panos: April 2011)

Articles – BBC: Tim Hetherington: 1970 – 2011 (BBC: April 2011)

Blogs – CJ Chivers: Almost Dawn in Libya: Chris & Tim, Heading Home. (Writer’s blog: April 2011)

Articles – TIME: Tim Hetherington in Memoriam (TIME LB: April 2011)

Articles – TIME: Chris Hondros in Memoriam (TIME LB: April 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Parting Glance: Chris Hondros (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Parting Glance: Tim Hetherington (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Articles – Wall Street Journal: Remembering Chris Hondros (WSJ: April 2011)

Articles – New Yorker Photo Booth: In Memoriam: Tim Hetherington (New Yorker: April 2011)

Articles – Sue Turton (Al Jazeera): Remembering Tim Hetherington (Al Jazeera: April 2011)

Blogs – FotoBoogie: Tim Hetherington gone but never forgotten 

Blogs – Fred Ritchin: Tim Hetherington, a casualty of war 

Blogs – Michael Grieve: The integrity of Tim Hetherington

Blogs – David Alan Harvey: only the good die young..

Blogs – Kenneth Jarecke: For What’s It’s Worth

Blogs – Vincent Laforet: 2 Great photographers lost today in Libya – doing what they loved to do. (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Blogs – Andrew Hetherington: Dear Tim (WTJ: April 2011)

Blogs – Pete Kiehart: Chris and Tim

Articles – Dana Stevens (Slate): Tim Hetherington’s Diary (Slate: April 2011)

Articles – Peter Bradshaw: Tim Hetherington: a brilliant journalist and a courageous, radical film-maker (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles – Xan Brooks: Tim Hetherington: one of the finest photojournalists on the planet (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles - Sebastian Junger:  Tim Hetherington (Vanity Fair: April 2011)

NYT Mag DoP Kathy Ryan’s tribute to Tim…

Articles – Kathy Ryan: Remembering Tim Hetherington (6thfloor blog NYT: April 2011)

“Tim died in pursuit of a story for us” – David Campbell

Articles – David Campbell: Post-photography: Tim Hetherington’s living legacy (DC blog: April 2011)

“Without Chris, Tim, and other photojournalists like them, the truth about the horrors of war can easily be hidden. Dismissed. Accepted.” – Andrea Bruce

Articles – Andrea Bruce: Chris Hondros : A Photojournalist Remembered (NPR: April 2011)

Articles – Craydon Carter (Vanity Fair): A Loss in the Family: Tim Hetherington 1970-2011 (VF: April 2011)

Articles – Sebastian Doggart: Tim Hetherington: A hero’s journey (Telegraph: April 2011)

Articles – Channel4 (UK): Tim Hetherington : a Tribute (Channel4: April 2011)

Articles – Life: Chris Hondros in Memoriam (Life.com: April 2011)

Articles – Getty Images blog: Chris Hondros, friend and colleague (Getty blog: April 2011)

Articles – Life: Remembering Tim Hetherington (Life.com: April 2011)

Articles – Doctors Without Borders: In Memoriam: Chris Hondros (Doctors without Borders: April 2011)

InterviewsSebastian Junger on Tim Hetherington (ABC News: April 2011)

Articles – ABC News: A Filmmaker Tim Hetherington’s Last Message (ABC News: April 2011)

““The news that Chris Hondros was killed in Misurata is a gut punch to so many people, for so many reasons, both because he was so young, so talented, and perhaps most of all because he was so fearless. It is impossible to imagine him doing anything but the work he loved doing. The world is a more enlightened and more aware place today because Chris Hondros felt such a profound responsibility to brave war zones in order to share the truth in poignant images with the rest of the world.” – John Kerry

“Everything about him — his passion, his sense of purpose, and his spirit — gave meaning to the word `photojournalist.” – John Kerry

Articles – Boston Globe: John Kerry recalls photographer Chris Hondros killed in Libya (Boston Globe: April 2011)

We should never forget how dangerous it is to cover conflicts…

Articles – Roger Tooth: ‘Photographers have to be near the action. Sometimes too near’ (Guardian: April 2011) Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed while shooting the war in Libya. The Guardian head of photography explains the unique challenge of war photojournalism

Articles – NPR: The Toll of Covering Conflicts (NPR: April 2011)

Articles – Sean Smith: War photographers are not addicted to danger (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles – Boston Globe Big Picture: Photographers in Peril (Boston Globe: April 2011)

Articles – NPR: War Photographers Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich on their injuries,ethics (NPR: April 2011)

Articles – Scott Strazzante: On life and loss, death and photojournalism (Chicago Tribune: April 2011)

Articles - Daily Beast: Libya War Photographers’ Final Hours (DB: April 2011)

Some debate going on regarding if the news were appropriate to be broken on social media first…

Articles – Teru Kuwayama: Notifying Next of Kin in the Age of Facebook (PBS: April 2011)

Articles – Wired Rawfile blog: Journalists Killed in Libya, News Breaks on Facebook (Raw File: April 2011)

Some interviews with Tim and Chris…

InterviewsTim Hetherington’s Last Interview (Outsideonline.com: 2011)

InterviewsTim Hetherington : The fault lines of West Africa (Frontline Club: 2009)

InterviewsTim Hetherington (PBS video from 2009 on on A Photo Editor blog)

Essential reading…

InterviewsTim Hetherington : By Any Means Necessary (Foto8: 2008)

InterviewsTim Hetherington and Gary Knight discuss war photography (Dispatches)

InterviewsChris Hondros (Chicago Tribune Assignment Chicago blog: 2011)

InterviewsChris Hondros : Me and Joseph Duo (Digital Journalist: 2005)

InterviewsChris Hondros : Life Behind the Lens (MSNBC)

Some Tim Hetherington interviews from the PJ Links archive…

Hetherington, Tim (BBC: October 2010)

Hetherington, Tim (Guernica: September 2010)

Hetherington, Tim talks about his documentary Restrepo (NPR: June 2010)

“If you are interested in mass communication, then you have to stop thinking of yourself as a photographer. We live in a post-photographic world. If you are interested in photography, then you are interested in something — in terms of mass communication — that is past. I am interested in reaching as many people as possible.” – Tim Hetherington

Hetherington, Tim (NYT Lens: June 2010)

Hetherington Tim (video) (VF: December 2007) Pushing back the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan’s strategically crucial Korengal Valley is one of the U.S. Army’s deadliest challenges. For “Into the Valley of Death” (January 2008), Sebastian Junger dug in with the men of Second Platoon, whose humor, courage, and camaraderie come under daily fire. In this video, which features battlefront footage shot by Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington for ABC News, Junger and Hetherington talk about their experiences in Afghanistan while working on the story.

Hetherington, Tim on his Liberia project (BBC: 2009)

Hetherington, Tim at NYPH (video c. 45 minutes) (What’s the Jackanory: May 2009)

Their work…

The photojournalism community is in shock today, but we can take some comfort in knowing that both men died doing what they most loved. We can celebrate and applaud their lives’ work and achievements.

Tim’s website

Chris’ website

Features and Essays – NYT: Chris Hondros, at Work in Libya (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Features and Essays - MSNBC: Photojournalist Chris Hondros  tribute slideshow (MSNBC: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Guardian: Chris Hondros – a retrospective in pictures (Guardian: April 2011)

Features and Essays – BBC: Chris Hondros in Libya: The last photographs (BBC: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Chris Hondros: Baghdad in D Minor (NYT Lens: 2010)

Some Chris Hondros features from the PJ Links archive…

101st Airborne in Afghanistan (Newsnet5.com: October 2010)

Firefight in Afghanistan (Montreal Gazette: July 2010) Hondros NYT Lens

Afghanistan, seen through a Humvee window (MSNBC: June 2010)

My window onto Kandahar (Tampabay.com: June 2010) M-ATV vehicle in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Features and Essays – Guardians: Tim Hetherington – a retrospective in pictures (Guardian: April 2011)

Features and EssaysTim Hetherington’s photographs (MSNBC: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Vanity Fair: Tim Hetherington: A Vanity Fair Portfolio (VF: April 2011)

Videos – Tim Hetherington: Diary (Photographer’s Vimeo: 2010)

Videos – Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers (Photographer’s Vimeo: 2009)

Videos - Tim Hetherington: Healing Sport (The Photography Channel)

Some Tim Hetherington features from the PJ Links archive…

Infidel (NYT Lens: October 2010) A Family Album: American Soldiers at War

Restrepo (Visura: August 2010)

Death Valley Days article (NYT: June 2010) About Restrepo documentary

Tim Hetherington : In focus (New Yorker: April 2010)

As mentioned at the start of this post, two other photographers, Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown, were also injured by the same blast that killed Tim and Chris. Guy Martin’s injuries were serious. I wish him safest of recoveries.

MSNBC: Doctor: Two Western photographers recovering in Misrata

Articles – PDN: Guy Martin Critical But Stable (PDN: April 2011)

Articles – BJP: Injured British photographer in serious, but stable condition (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – Huck: Photographer Guy Martin seriously injured (Huck Magazine: April 2011)

Friday 22 April Update:

Lens blog have just put up a piece about Guy Martin…

Articles – NYT Lens: At 27, Guy Martin Becomes a Veteran (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Saturday 23 April Update:

New York Magazine: Shooters: The City’s War Photographers Mourn Two of Their Own (NY Mag: April 2011)

James Rainey: The deaths in Libya of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros hit home with their fellow photojournalists. (LAT: April 2011)

David Schonauer: The Risky History of the War Photographer (Monroe Gallery blog: April 2011)

Michael Kamber: A Group of Conflict Photographers Runs Out of Luck (NYT: April 2011)

Greg Campbell:  Chris Hondros, RIP (Salon: April 2011) How my best friend died in a combat zone

NYT At War blog:  Service Held for Combat Photographers and Doctor Killed in Misurata (NYT: April 2011)

Photojournalists embark on final journey home (Storyful.com: April 2011)

Al Jazeera: Ajdabiya honours fallen British photojournalist (Al Jazeera: April 2011)

Wall Street Journal: A look at the NYC photojournalism community in the wake of this weeks tragedies (WSJ: April 2011)

“As those close to him knew, Tim was preparing to apply to Magnum this June, while we were preparing to welcome him into our family. Many of us will now always feel there is an empty chair with his name on it during our gatherings.” – Jonas Bendiksen

Magnum Photos: Remembering Tim Hetherington & Chris Hondros (Magnum: April 2011)

Peter van Agtmael: Testimony from a Colleague: Looking Back at Tim Hetherington’s Liberia (TIME LB: April 2011)

Nic Bothma: Tribute to Chris Hondros, who ventured far with his torch (CPJ: April 2011)

Andrew Burton: Hetherington and Hondros, In Memoriam (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Amanda Rivkin: Tumbling through Chris Hondros’ Getty Archive (Photographer’s Tumblr: April 2011)

Guardian have put up a slideshow of some of Guy Martin’s work…

Guardian: Photographer Guy Martin capturing the conflict in Libya : in pictures (Guardian: April 2011)

Sunday 24 April Update:

Brian Till: “The Bang Bang Club,” Tim Hetherington, and Bearing Witness (The Atlantic: April 2011)

Boston Globe Big Picture blog: Photojournalist Chris Hondros: At Work in Misurata, Libya (Boston Globe: April 2011)

TIME - Libyan Rebels Dedicate Town Square to Journalist Tim Hetherington (TIME: April 2011)

Amanda Rivkin: In Memoriam: Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

InterviewsGreg Marinovich talks about conflict photojournalism, The Bang Bang Club (Daily Beast: April 2011)

NY service for Chris Hondros Wednesday 27 April at 1 pm Sacred Hearts St. Stephens Church 125 Summit St. Brooklyn

Monday 25 April update:

BBC World Service: From Our Own Correspondent:  Stuart Hughes reflects on the risks of reporting wars (BBC: April 2011)

Newsweek: The Last Witnesses (Newsweek: April 2011) War photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Charles Glass: Photographers: The First Casualties of War (Takimag.com: April 2011)

NPPA: Funeral Services Announced For Chris Hondros 

Matt Lutton: The Chris Hondros photograph that changed me (dvafoto: April 2011)

John Louis Lucaites: Of Totems and Taboos (No Caption Needed: April 2011)

Tuesday 26 April Update:

David Carr: War, in Life and Death (NYT: April 2011) Carr on Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Michael Ware : To Talk With Ghosts (Newsweek: April 2011) Ware on the Pain of War Reporting

Bagnewsnotes: Remembering Chris Hondros, Part I (BNN: April 2011)

Chris Hondros’ memorial service will be streamed live here Wednesday 1pm EST.

Thursday 28 April Update: 

Barrie Peach Special Envoy’s Mission, Benghazi: In Memory of Tim Hetherington (FCO.gov.uk: April 2011)

NPPA: London Funeral For Tim Hetherington In May (NPPA: April 2011)

NPPA: Chris Hondros Remembered As A “Prophetic Humanist” (NPPA: April 2011)

Lucy Davies: Tim Hetherington: a tribute (Telegraph: April 2011)

Todd Heisler: Chris Hondros in New York (NYT Lens: April 2011)

BagNewsNotes: Remembering Chris Hondros, Part II (BNN: April 2011)

Amy Yenkin: Remembering Tim Hetherington (Open Society: April 2011)

Christina Larson: In Memoriam, Chris Hondros (Foreign Policy: April 2011)

Saturday 30 April 2011 Update:

Peter Bouckaert: The Vulture Club Tim Hetherington was a member of a special, close-knit brotherhood: people who work in war zones. (Foreign Policy: April 2011)

BagNewsNotes: Remembering Chris Hondros, Part III: Tal Afar (BNN: April 2011)

Getty Images: Fiancée of Getty Images Photographer Chris Hondros Announces Fund to Aid Photojournalists   April 28, 2011 – The fiancée of Chris Hondros, the award-winning Getty Images photographer killed on April 20 in an attack by government forces in Misrata, Libya, has announced the formation of The Chris Hondros Fund, which will encourage and assist aspiring photojournalists, aid photojournalists and other journalists in conflict zones and raise awareness of issues surrounding their work.   Christina Piaia, who was engaged to Mr. Hondros, announced that contributions could be made by check to The Chris Hondros Fund, c/o Getty Images, 75 Varick St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013.   “Chris devoted his life to bringing the hardships of conflicts from Kosovo to Liberia to Afghanistan to Iraq into the public eye,” said Ms. Piaia. “We are setting up this fund to honor Chris’ memory, protect his colleagues in war-torn areas, and help aspiring journalists and photographers cover these events.”   Please direct requests for information to Jim Rosenfeld at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, 1633 Broadway, 27th Floor | New York, NY 10019; Tel: (212) 603-6455; Fax: (212) 489-8340; Email: jamesrosenfeld@dwt.com.

1 May 2011 Update: 

Max Hastings: Death or Glory (Financial Times: April 2011)

Régis Le Sommier: My Footsteps in Your Footsteps (Paris Match: April 2011)

Washington Post: Style writer Dan Zak reflects on collaborating with photographers (WP: April 2011)

Olivier Laurent: Remembering Chris Hondros (BJP: April 2011)

Donald R. Winslow: Chris Hondros Remembered As A “Prophetic Humanist” (NPPA: April 2011

Written by Mikko Takkunen

April 21, 2011 at 1:14 am

Posted in photojournalism

Sunday 17 April 2011

First off, just a little piece of news…I’m happy to announce that I’m now part of Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent. Reportage by Getty Images is an agency I greatly admire with some of the top names in our industry, such as Eugene Richards, Shaul Schwarz, and Tom Stoddart, as well as plenty of other great photographers,  and I’m proud to be associated with them through the Emerging Talent.  Big thanks to Patrick Di Nola and Aidan Sullivan for making this happen.  You can see my work on the Reportage site here.

To the updates…

New features from National Geographic Magazine’s upcoming May issue…Jonas Bendiksen follows his April 2010  NGM feature, Tibetan Plateau, about melting glaciers with an essay on Bangladeshis adapting to rising sea levels…

Features and Essays – Jonas Bendiksen: Bangladesh (NGM: May 2011) Adapting to rising sea levels

Also from NGM…

Features and Essays – NGM (various photographers): Yosemite Climbing (NGM: May 2011) A new generation of superclimbers is pushing the limits in Yosemite.

And this…not really my kinda thing usually, but enjoyed this, especially slide 5…

Features and Essays – Abelardo Morell:  Camera Obscura (NGM: May 2011)

Dominic Nahr’s Japan work done on an assignment for TIME magazine, now on Magnum Photos… The photos look better on the Magnum site to me for some reason than they did on Lightbox…eventhough they are smaller…weird…maybe it’s the grey background which makes them pop out…

Features and Essays – Dominic Nahr: The Wave (Magnum: April 2011) The Wave documents the local populations within tsunami landscape in Japan

Stunning work…

Features and Essays – Ed Ou: In Libya, ‘Life Goes On in Its Own Way’ (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Quality…

Features and Essays - Robert Nickelsberg: Parris Island Marines (Reportage by Getty Images: April 2011)

Great stories…

Articles / Features and Essays – Guardian: The photographic collection of John G Morris (Guardian: April 2011)

Photo: Pieter Hugo

Articles / Interviews – Guardian: Under South Africa’s skin: contemporary photography at V&A – audio slideshow (Guardian: April 2011) South African photographers Jodi Bieber, Pieter Hugo and Graeme Williams discuss their work, which features in a vibrant new exhibition at the V&A, Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography

Features and Essays - Richard Barnes: Photos of a New Kazakhstan (New Yorker Photo Booth: April 2011)

Features and Essays – David Guttenfelder: Conveying the Sadness in Japan’s Stoicism (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Features and Essays – David Guttenfelder: Japan Earthquake Abandoned Community (Oregonlive.com: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Jake Price: One month after the tsunami (BBC: April 2011)

Hipsta feature on Newsweek…

Features and Essays - Teru Kuwayama: Inside Francis Fukuyama’s Mind and Home (Newsweek: April 2011)

Also from Newsweek…

Features and Essays - Michael Zumstein: Ivory Coast Civil War: On the Streets (Newsweek: April 2011)

Ben Lowy’s hipstas from Libya were featured on PDN Photo of they Day…

Features and Essays – Ben Lowy: Libya (PDN Photo of the day: April 2011) iPhone photos

Features and Essays - Franco Pagetti: The Rebels (VII Magazine: April 2011) Libya

Also from VII Magazine…multimedia… The Cult of Gaddafi by Christopher Morris

Angelos Tzortzinis got in touch..He has updated his website with recent work from Libya.

Panos Pictures have Tom Pilston’s The Sunday Times Magazine 13 March 2011 cover feature about Al Jazeera on their website…

Features and Essays - Tom Pilston: Qatar’s Calling (Panos: April 2011) The rise of Al Jazeera

Features and Essays – Andew McConnell: The Faces and Voices of Western Sahara (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Bryan Denton seems to in Libya for NYT at the moment, but I noticed WSJ DoP Jack Van Antwerp tweet a link to this Aghanistan feature by Bryan from early April…

Features and Essays – Bryan Denton: Marines Rally Around Friend (WSJ: April 2011) Afghanistan

Features and Essays - Kendrick Brinson: Amortality (TIME: April 2011) TIME commissioned Kendrick Brinson to visit Cenegenics, an age management practice in Las Vegas, and spend the weekend with residents in retirement communities Sun City, AZ and Sun City Shadow Hills, CA .

Features and Essays - Joel Meyerowitz: Wild City: NYC’s Surprising Parks (Life.com: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Peter Power: The trials of Nunavut: Lament for an Arctic nation (Globe and Mail: April 2011) Article | Power’s website

Features and Essays - Gregg Segal: Why They Fight: Civil War Re-enactors and the Battle over Historic Sites (TIME LB: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Gerd Ludwig: Chernobyl Tourism (Institute: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Hin Chua: Ephemeral Paradise, in Medium Format (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Kael Alford: After the BP spill (FT: April 2011)

Features and Essays - Susan Falzone: The Life And Death Of A Connecticut Community (NPR Picture Show: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Julie Turkewitz: In Mississippi, Scarred But Strong (Housingworks.org: 2011) For people living with HIV in Mississippi, the stigma surrounding the disease is often more frightening than the disease itself.

Features and Essays – Quinn Mattingly: Ben San Leprosy Center, Vietnam (Photographer’s website: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Jim Lo Scalzo: Salton Sea (NYT Lens: April 2011)

David Alan Harvey interviews Alec Soth on Burn Magazine…

InterviewsAlec Soth (burn: April 2011)

“You don’t understand. This is history. I have to photograph it now. Later is too late.” – Lynsey Addario

Interviews - Lynsey Addario : Back From the Brink (American Society of Cinematographers Blog: April 2011)

Interviews – Dan Winters part 1 | part 2 | part 3 (A Photo Editor: April 2011)

Two photographers who went to Fukushima….

Interviews –  Athit Perawongmetha documents the ghost town left behind by the nuclear crisis in Japan. What he found was a “time stop.” (CNN: April 2011)

InterviewsDonald Weber :  Images from the ‘exclusion zone’ surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plan (Globe and Mail: April 2011)

InterviewsAndrea Morales (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Nuru Project are organising an auction to benefit Japan quake communities

FundraisingWa Photography Auction (Nuru Project: April 2011) :  Auction featured on TIME Lightbox : Auction page on FB

InterviewsJoe Raedle : Captured photographer to UM students: You must have passion to tell the story (Miami Herald: April 2011)

InterviewsMarvi Lacar (Ny1.com: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Miroslav Tichy, Subversive Photographer and Voyeur, Dies at 84 (PDN: April 2011)

Crowd funding – Emphas.is: $50K pledged, 2 projects funded in Emphas.is’ first month (Emphas.is: April 2011)

Articles – TIME: Emphas.is Crowdfunding for Photojournalists: From the Series Photojournalism at the Crossroads (TIME LB: April 2011)

GrantsGetty Images to offer $100,000 in editorial grants

AwardsCanon/AFJ Female Photojournalist Award

AwardsThe Emerging Photographer Bursary Award (for UK residents)

Articles – BJP: Matt Cardy, a Getty Images photographer, has won Photographer of the Year at the 2010 Press Awards (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Aftermath Project Announces Winners of Special Grant (PDN: April 2011)

Features and Essays/ Exhibitions – FT: The Rolling Stones in pictures (FT: April 2011) An exhibition of photographs, ‘The Rolling Stones Come to NW3’ is at the Zebra One Gallery, 1 Perrins Court, London NW3, May 1-14

Articles / Exhibitions – Guardian: Kander’s camera: the work of Nadav Kander (Guardian: April 2011) As a major exhibition of his work opens at The Lowry, Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery, introduces some of Nadav Kander’s most breathtaking images

The Guardian Guide, which is a little A5 size Saturday supplement to the newspaper, about current exhibitions; theatre, cinema, and TV listings, mentioned National Media Museum’s show The Lives of Great Photographers, which “aims to tell the life stories of some of the most renowned photographers of all time” (read it here)…one of the photographers featured is Weegee, and they even printed a photo of him taken by Richard Sadler…I found it fascinating, as I had never seen how Weegee looked like…

Agencies - NOOR April 2011 newsletter

Articles – Salon: How I almost lost my marriage in a war zone (Salon: April 2011)

Articles – Neiman Lab: Photoshop, journalism, and forensics: Why skepticism may be the best filter for photojournalism (Neiman Lab: April 2011)

Articles - David Campbell: Thinking Images v.14: Looking for agents not victims in Congo (DC blog: April 2011)

Exhibitions – Call for submissions : Open Show London : April 30 : Somerset House, Strand

Events / TalksSelf Publishing and Visual Storytelling with Photographers Zed Nelson, Simon Norfolk and Rob Hornstra : London : May 14-15 (Institute U)

Events – Roof Unit : Simon Roberts talk : May 25 : London

Is there anybody, who hasn’t written about Vivian Maier?

Articles- Telegraph: Vivian Maier: the nanny with a flair for photography (Telegraph: April 2011) To those who knew her, Vivian Maier was a loving if eccentric nanny. But now this mysterious Mary Poppins figure has been exposed as a photographic great

ServicesRobin Bell Photographic Printer : London

GalleriesLucy Bell : UK

Anastasia Taylor-Lind has updated her website with new stories, portraits and tearsheets… check it out…

PhotographersAnastasia Taylor-Lind

PhotographersKurt Wilberding

PhotographersCaroline Edge

PhotographersClayton Hauck

BlogsCity Visual

Interviews - Cheryl Newman on Editing (Professional Magazine: 2009)

Telegraph on Saturday Magazine DoP @cherylnewman1 is now on Twitter….One of her first tweets was about Naomi Harris (@mapledipped) and her website… Had  to check it out… Safe to say, Harris’ website looks nothing like any other photographer’s…None that I have seen anyway…You have to go and see it yourself…I’ll post here the front page… Hopefully she doesn’t mind…

PhotographersNaomi Harris 

@foto8 and @simoncroberts tweeted a link to the below Antonio Olmos photo printed in Guardian Eyewitness the other day…Compelling photograph indeed…

Blogs – Guardian Eyewitness: Antonio Olmos: Paying Tribute (Guardian: April 2011) Olmos’ website

Written by Mikko Takkunen

April 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Monday 11 April 2011

Been a week since last updates… Busy times…both professionally and personally, with a friend visiting from Caracas, but here we go again…

A proof of how hectic it’s been, is that I haven’t even hit the NYT Paywall 20 free articles limit yet…and I was able not only see all of O’Reilly’s photos on the Lens blog, but also read the article (If I remember correctly, after I’m going to hit the 20, I can only see the photos but not the text)…

Features and Essays – Finbarr O’Reilly: On the Road to Revolution (NYT Lens blog: April 2011) Libya

I found some of Chris Morris’ Libya series Theater of War on Lightbox to be very reminiscent of his My America..Check this out…Libya frames on the left…(you can see the comparison bigger here)

Features and Essays – Christopher Morris: Theater of War (TIME: April 2011)

New York Times’ Libya gallery..

Related… A lot of talk about Condition ONE recently.. Not necessarily so keen on it myself…

Articles - TIME Lightbox: Condition ONE : A New Way to Photograph War (TIME LB: April 2011)

Features and Essays - Athit Perawongmetha : Too Close to Fukushima: Inside the Exclusion Zone (TIME: April 2011)

Features and Essays - Giovanni Cocco: Evros: Long Ways to Europe (VII Mentor: April 2011) Illegal immigrants arriving into the EU | Cocco’s website

Stephanie Sinclair’s Newsweek cover story on Hillary Clinton now VII website

Features and Essays - Stephenie Sinclair: Hillary Clinton’s War for Women’s Rights (VII: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Jonathan Saruk: Postcard from Yemen (New Yorker: April 2011)

Features and Essays - Dominic Nahr: The Uprising: Reflections on the Egyptian Revolution (TIME LB: April 2011)

Features and Essays - Andrea Bruce: Egypt’s Democratization (VII Network: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Joao Pina: Tunisia (New Yorker: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Lynsey Addario: Libya Uprising (VII Network: April 2011)

Features and Essays - David Spero: Churches (National Media Museum Vimeo: 2011)

Features and Essays – Andy Sewell: The Heath (Telegraph: April 2011)

I went to the National Portrait Gallery here in London on Friday, partly to show it to my friend but also to see the latest acquisitions…some Kate Peters, and Spencer Murphy in there…Also had another look at Jason Bell’s An Englishman in New York room…

I had seen it already before, but it is worth seeing a second time.. The project is out as a book.. and TIME featured it on their photo gallery…

Features and Essays – Jason Bell: An Englishman in New York (TIME: March 2011)

New work by Martin Parr on Magnum Photos website…

Features and Essays - Martin Parr: The Goutte d’Or (Magnum: April 2011) Cultural diversity in north Paris

Prefer the new work on his blog….

Features and Essays – Martin Parr: Modern Fashion Warfare (Photographer’s blog: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Laura Lean: Restoring Kabul’s bazaar (BBC: April 2011) Lauran Lean’s website

Agencies - VII April 2011 Newsletter

Saw Marcus Bleasdale tweet the other day..that he has new work from Djibouti, China and Iceland on his website..

Articles - NPPA: Joao Silva Doing Exceptional Following Major Reconstructive Surgery (NPPA: April 2011)

Articles - BagNewsNotes: Amanda Rivkin in Hungary: Toxic Red Sludge (BNN: April 2011)

A lot of talk about this on the Twittersphere last week…

Articles - Guardian: Deutsche Börse: When is contemporary photography not photography? (Guardian: April 2011) This year’s Deutsche Börse prize show has just opened, but are the shortlistees photographers at all – and should the Photographers’ Gallery rethink its name?

Ashley Gilbertson’s Bedrooms of the Fallen work, which was featured on NYT Magazine under the title The Shrine Down the Hall is nominated for a National Magazine Award in News and Documentary Photography category…


Articles – NYT: National Magazine Award Nominations (NYT: April 2011)

April 2011 issue of British Journal of Photography is out…Loads of interesting articles and interviews, including one with Anton Corbijn…

and New South Africans, which features work by Mikhael Subotzky…

…and Wim Wenders (cover!), and Intelligence section about crowdfunding and NYT Mag’s redesign…Worth checking out if you have £6.99 / $14.99 to spare.

From BJP online…

Articles - BJP: Photographic organisations unite for Bill of Rights campaign (BJP: April 2011)

ArticlesGetty Images is offering $100,000 in grants to photojournalists. Enter before 01 May

How to spot a faked photo… (via @JamesEstrin)..

Digital forensics (Mit.edu: April 2011) Photo experts converge at MIT to discuss how to spot doctored images.

Also via James’ Twitter feed… “Altaf Qadri, Award-winning AP photographer, missing in Libya | StarTribune.com”

InterviewsCarl de Souza self-assignment produces remarkable steel mill photos (Rob Galbraith DPI: April 2011)

InterviewsSara Terry (PDN: April 2011)

InterviewsJames Nachtwey reflects on the genocide in Rwanda (TIME LB: April 2011)

InterviewsDavid Burnett – Iran revolution (Youtube)

Interviews - Christopher Anderson (Acrental.wordpress.com: April 2011)

InterviewsLynsey Addario (CPJ: April 2011)

InterviewsSteve McCurry on his iconic photograph ‘Tailor in Monsoon, Porbandar, India’ (Phaidon: April 2011)

Interviews - William Klein (Telegraph: April 2011)

Interviews - Christian Als (Telegraph: April 2011)

Interviews - Chris Jordan (Telegraph: April 2011)

From the NYT Lens blog Turning Point series…

InterviewsTy Cacek (NYT Lens: April 2011)

MultimediaAuto de Fe

Awards IdeasTap Photographic Award with Magnum Photos : Deadline 3 May 2011

Awards Foto8 Summershow open for entries!

Awards AOP Assistant Awards

Workshops - Foundry Photojournalism Workshop : Bilingual classes – Clases bilingües at Foundry

AwardsThe City of Levallois Photographic Award is now calling for entries. Winner gets an exhibition and €10,000

The new Vivian Maier website will launch soon…You can subscribe to the newsletter at http://viv.ma/newsletter to be informed about the launch (via @martinfuchs)

New edition of Lens Culture – online

Collectives - Terra Project April 2011 newsletter

PhotographersStuart Leech

Photographers - Pierfrancesco Celada

Photographers - Karen Mirzoyan

Photographers - Cheryl Dunn

Festivals / Exhibitions - NYPH 2011  : Provocation – Selected Entries (NYPH Vimeo: April 2011)

Always fascinated reading about photographers and their promos…

Benjamin Rasmussen shares his latest promo on his blog here

I also like reading about what photographers have in their bags… Justin Mott reveals his bag’s contents, which might not be quite what you’d expect….

Blogs - Justin Mott: Finally Revealed!!! What’s In My Camera Bag (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

April 11, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Posted in photojournalism

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