Video of Steve McCurry shooting the Pirelli calendar…
Steve McCurry : Pirelli Calendar 2013 behing the scenes video (Telegraph) ‘The world’s most beautiful women, including Karlie Kloss, Petra Nemcova and a heavily pregnant Adriana Lima, cover up for photojournalist Steve McCurry’s Pirelli Calendar.’
Steve McCurry’s Iconic Photographs #1 (Phaidon)
Steve McCurry’s Iconic Photographs #2 (Phaidon)
Steve McCurry (Art Space)
Steve McCurry (YouTube) ‘Steve McCurry shares his expertise and opinions on shooting documentary photography’
Tyler Hicks on working in Gaza.
Tyler Hicks : Working in Gaza (NYT Lens) ‘A Responsibility to Photograph, and Remember’
Bernat Armangué : The war in Gaza: photographing the conflict (Guardian) ‘Associated Press photographer Bernat Armangué tells the story behind some of his images that have featured on front pages around the world in the last week’
Don McCullin trying out Canon gear in this 27 minute video on the CPN site.
Don McCullin (CPN) “The love affair I’ve had with photography has been total commitment and I’ve not taken any short cuts to do it.”
Don McCullin : The Art of Seeing (Guardian) ‘For the veteran war photographer, emotional awareness is the most important aspect of photography’
Barbara Davidson (PhotoShelter Vimeo) Luminance 2012
Photographers and NGOs : When Interest Creates a Conflict (NYT Lens) ‘Ethical Questions Raised by Photographing for NGOs’
Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini (Al Jazeera) ‘Scenes from a Syrian city under siege : An audio slideshow from Aleppo by a photographer who spent two harrowing weeks dodging bullets to cover the conflict.’
Michael Christopher Brown (New Yorker Photo Booth) HBOs Witness: Libya
Photographers Amid Chaos (NYT) On HBOs Witness series
Miguel Medina : Up close and personal with the Syrian rebels (AFP Correspondent blog)
Massoud Hossaini (scmp.com) ‘What’s behind a Pulitzer Prize winning photo?’
Tomas van Houtryve (Oslo Freedom Forum)
Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi (smdlr)
Robin Hammond on his Zimbabwe work.
Robin Hammond (RFI English)
Robin Hammond (Arte TV) NB in French
Old John G Morris interview on C-Span.
John G Morris (C-Span)
I don’t have an iPad, so haven’t experienced using Reuters’ The Wider Image app, but it does look very nice..
Lisa Wiltse (PDN) ‘Breakout Photo Essay of the Year: Lisa Wiltse’s Charcoal Kids of Ulingan’
Scout Tufankjian on the photo of the Obamas hugging which went viral after the Obama campaign tweeted on the election night…
Scout Tufankjian, the photographer of the ‘Most-Liked Photograph of All Time’ (Slate)
Laura Olin : The Photo the Obama Campaign Almost Used for Its Victory Tweet (Slate) ‘How did the Obama campaign decide to use that photo of Barack and Michelle Obama hugging to accompany its victory tweet? The photo that became the most-retweeted, most liked photo in social media history? Campaign social media honcho Laura Olin filled Slate in by email on the gametime decision—and showed us the photo that almost made the cut.’
Damon Winter on photographing Obama in 2008 and 2012 (NYT) ‘A Face More Careworn, a Crowd Less Joyful’
Fascinating video of Stephen Wilkes talking about his Day to Night project…
Stephen Wilkes and his Day to Night project (CBS video on PetaPixel)
Jim Urquhart : Portraying polygamy (Reuters Photographers blog)
Brian Finke (LA Times Framework blog) ‘reFramed: In conversation with Brian Finke’
David Alan Harvey on the Vogue Italy site.
David Alan Harvey (Vogue Italy)
Elliott Erwitt (Art Space)
Peter Marlow on photographing English cathedrals (Magnum)
Harry Gruyaert’s best photograph – waiting for a Belgian parade (Guardian)
Gideon Mendel (BBC)
Pieter Hugo (YouTube)
Joel Meyerowitz (NYT) ‘A Restless Lifetime of Paying Attention’
Joel Meyerowitz : A Question of Color — Answered (NYT Lens)
Joel Meyerowitz : ‘brilliant mistakes … amazing accidents’ (Guardian) | The photographer, best known for his 9/11 pictures, talks about his new book, which celebrates his 50 years of finding the ‘wow’ factor in everyday places
Joel Meyerowitz interview by Olivia Bee : ‘The Young Gun Meets the Living Legend’ (Vice)
Fred R. Conrad on photographing Meyerowitz (NYT Lens)
Lauren Greenfield on the Bait and Switch of “The Queen of Versailles” and the Importance of Good Cinematography (Documentary Channel blog)
Paul Moakley (rereveal.com)
Larissa Leclair : The Indie Photobook Library (Lightbox)
Isa Leshko (PDN) ‘Sustaining a Long-Term Photo Project’
Photographer Daniel Beltrá on his Greenpeace mission to the Arctic (Guardian) audio slideshow
Two part Ben Lowy interview on A Photo Editor.
Sony World Photography awards Student Focus winner Asef Ali Mohammad shares his hopes and fears as he starts his career in photography (Guardian) ‘What is life like for emerging student photographers?’
How Iwan Baan got his amazing NYC/Hurricane Sandy cover for the New York Magazine.
New York Magazine director of photography Jody Quon on Baan’s cover (Time Lightbox Tumblr)
Great Reuters TV video of their photographers describing documenting Sandy and its aftermath
Reuters photographers show images of the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy (Reuters TV) ‘A witness to Sandy’s wrath’
Andrew Burton : photographing Sandy (ABC News)
Levon Biss on photographing Mario Balotelli (Lightbox)
Melissa Golden (Digital Photo Pro)
John Delaney on Hoboken, New Jersey (BJP)
In My Bag – by Daniel Berman (Photo Brigade)
Agencies and Collectives
It’s not even December yet, but some Best of 2012s are out already….
VII: Best of 2012: Highlights of a Year in Pictures | ‘VII photographers present their best images, shot or released in 2012′
Best Pictures of the Year from Agence France Presse (Whittier Daily News)
European Pressphoto Agency: The Year in Images (EPA)
Reuters’ best pictures of the year is pretty cool as it includes comments by the photographers and even technical info…
Reuters: Best Photos of The Year 2012 (Reuters)
Prime Collective: Newsletter November 2012
NOOR: Evelien Kunst becomes NOOR’s new Managing Director | news on BJP
Magnum event at Frontline Club in London : Magnum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom : Thursday December 13, 2012 7:00 PM
Trailer to the upcoming McCulling documentary…Very much looking forward to seeing the film at some point…In the mean time I’ll be reading his autobiography Unreasonable Behaviour.
Trailer to the documentary ‘McCullin’ (Guardian) ‘Watch the world exclusive trailer for David and Jacqui Morris’s documentary on British photographer Don McCullin, whose acclaimed work for the Observer and the Sunday Times in Vietnam, Biafra, Cyprus and Lebanon produced some of the defining images of war. McCullin describes the ‘moral sense of purpose and duty’ behind his work. McCullin is released in the UK on 1 January 2013′
Somewhere to Disappear with Alec Soth
Looks like Contrasto has pushed the publication of James Nachtwey’s Pietas forward until September 2013… Was supposed to come out late October… Shame. Was on my wish list for Santa…
Reckoning at the Frontier by Eros Hoagland (Kickstarter crowdfunding) ‘Reckoning at the Frontier is an upcoming photography book that explores the drug war in northern Mexico.’
Workshop : Photographic storytelling with Sebastian Meyer and Anastasia Taylor-Lind : 7 December, London(Guardian) ‘Two eminent, widely published and very different photojournalists give a Guardian Masterclass in telling stories with images.’
Laura Pannack new website
Mark Hartman on Verve
Paul Taggart on Verve
Pavel Prokopchik on Verve
Philipp Spalek on Verve
Daniel Hartley-Allen on Verve
Linda Dorigo on Verve
Nieman Fellowships : International entries December 1 | US entries January 31
John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford : International entries December 1 | US entries January 15
Arte Laguna Prize : December 5
FotoVisura Photography Grant : December 15
Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship for the 2013 NYU-MF Photography and Human Rights Program : December 17
Magenta Flash Forward 2013 Call for Submissions : December 31
Environmental Photographer of the Year : December 31
World Press Photo 2013 Multimedia Contest : January 10
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2013 : January 11
Canon ProfiFoto Award : January 13
Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards : January 15
FotoEvidence Book Award : January 15
The Syngenta Photography Award : January 15
World Press Photo 2013 : Deadline January 17 | deadline for requesting user name and password January 11
Alexia Foundation Grant : January 18
Gomma Books – “Su-ture” : February 18
The Magnum Expression Award : February 23
Nikon Photo Contest : February 28
Recipients and related
Deutsche Börse 2013 – a shortlist that’s short of photographers | in pictures (Guardian) | Related from BJP
World Press Photo: The full list of jury members of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest
World Press Photo: 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass | ‘The 19th edition of the annual masterclass brought masters and young photographers together for five days in Amsterdam’
Rory Peck Awards.
The British Journalism Awards 2012: Finalists revealed (Press Gazette)
Guardian: The strength of the Prix Pictet is in danger of becoming watered down | ‘The prestigious photography prize must not lose its focus on showing the devastating impact of humans on the environment’
Some interesting articles and reviews from the past two months.
Observer: : The Month in Photography | The Observer New Review’s monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books
Sara Hussein: Tweeting from the front line (AFP blog)
Freelance photographer Phil Moore has been filing great work for AFP from Kivu region in Democratic Republic of Congo (I’ll share links to some of the work later this week)… Was fascinating to read about his experiences working in DRC on the AFP’s Correspondent blog…
Phil Moore: ‘I love you very much, that is why we are here’ | Phil Moore on working in DRC
Robert King on working in Syria…
Vice: The Man Who Was There | Robert King has been covering the FSA so long they named him ‘Haji Memphis’
Why we need war correspondents.
Terry Anderson: Running Toward Danger | ‘Why the world still needs war correspondents.’
New York Times: Using War as Cover to Target Journalists
WaPo and NYT public editors on ‘controversial’ Gaza photos…
Washington Post: Photo of dead baby in Gaza holds part of the ‘truth’
New York Times: Photo Caption Should Have Been Better. But ‘Orwellian’? No. | NYT’s Public Editor defends Tyler Hicks’s Gaza photo caption.
Not your average war correspondent… crazy story…
PDN: War Correspondence | ‘This month the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) will open an exhibition that promises to change the way photographs of war are seen, understood and written about.’
FT: War and Peace
Lightbox: War/Photography by Geoff Dyer
Lens blog: Coming to Terms With the Legacy of War | The Aftermath Project, Putting Together Its Fifth Book
Kenneth Jarecke: Instagram, the Devil, and You (photographer’s blog)
Kenneth Jarecke: Great Job, You’re Fired (photographer’s blog)
Jon Levy: Foto8 is Leaving Home
Five interesting articles from Guardian’s 80 page supplement ‘Photography Masterclass’ from a week or so ago…
Antonio Olmos: Street Photography (Guardian) ‘Trust your instincts, be brave and alert to every possibility and wear sensible shoes – all that pavement pounding will pay off eventually …’
Martin Argles: Photojournalism (Guardian) Even as technology advances, the role of the photojournalist will remain the same: to expand our awareness of the world
Suki Dhanda: Portrait photography (Guardian) |A powerful portrait must connect the viewer to the subject. Beyond technique and timing, observation and empathy are vita
Eamonn McCabe: Landscape photography (Guardian)| Good landscape photography does not require epic surroundings – beauty can be found on your doorstep if your eyes are open to it
Guardian: Photography: an ever-evolving art form | Our photography critic examines the changing landscape of a thriving medium
Business Insider: Photographers Will Soon Be The Most Valuable People In The News Room
Lens blog: An Inside View on Documentary Stories
David Campbell: Thinking Images v.25: The politics of the individual against the white backdrop (David Campbell’s blog)
Guardian: Magnum Revolution – review | ‘Magnum photographers provide a compelling visual record of violent uprising from Budapest 1956 to the Arab spring’
Evening Standard: Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present
Guardian: Photography: is it art? | | ‘From the earliest days of photography, practitioners took their inspiration from paintings. But as a new exhibition at London’s National Gallery shows, the link went both ways’
Guardian: Light from the Middle East offers a true reflection of a complex region | ‘A new exhibition at London’s V&A offers insights from within cultures that are more often photographed and reported from the outside’
Guardian: Henri Cartier-Bresson: who can beat the master of monochrome? | ‘An exciting new London exhibition pits Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for eschewing colour in his photography, against some of the best colour photographers of our time’
ADWeek: Time Moves to Responsive Design
Photo Brigade: Holiday Photo Gift Guide 2012
Visual Culture Blog: London Photography Map
Lens blog: An Outsider’s Life in Pictures and Boxes | The Still Unfolding Legend Vivian Maier
Lightbox: The Bechers on Display at Paris Photo
Telegraph: Portraits of a woman | ‘What makes a portrait of a woman unforgettable? We asked eight leading female photographers to identify their favourite.’
Most of the world’s media attention has been on Gaza for the week or so, but the fighting in Syria hasn’t been any quieter. Just yesterday we saw news reports of airstrikes by Syrian government damaging a hospital in Aleppo which killed 15 people and left as many as 40 missing.
Time magazine (Int’l ed.) ran an article about the Syria’s largest city in their last weekend’s issue. Opens with a striking photo by Narciso Contreras who has been filing photos from Aleppo for the Associated Press and Polaris.
Narciso Contreras is a photojournalist born in Mexico City, whose work focuses on ‘feature stories, reportage and documentary based on religious communities, human nature and conflicts.’
Spent yesterday evening reading Time magazine’s latest issue, a U.S. election special, dated November 19, 2012, which came out last weekend. Thought I had had enough of the elections, but ended up staying up late into the night having found the magazine’s articles, commentaries, and photographs, pretty much unputdownable. Thought I’d share some of the issue’s brilliant photography here.
Brooks Kraft was following Obama for the magazine during the end of the presidential campaign. Below a terrific double spread of a photo, which can also be seen in the Lightbox slideshow, Last Days on the Road with Obama.
The issue also includes some brilliantly fascinating and quirky photos by Grant Cornett documenting the presidential campaign through physical objects. The work can be seen on Lightbox gallery, A History of the Campaign in 100 Objects.
Finally, there’s also stunning portraits by the magazine’s contract photographer, Marco Grob, of some of the politicians who we might see running for the US presidency in four years’ time. The portraits can be seen on Lightbox under the title, TIME’s Class of 2016: The Political Leaders to Watch.
Brooks Kraft (American) is a New York born photographer based in Washington D.C. whose work is licensed through Corbis. His work appears frequently in Time.
Grant Cornett (American) is a Texas born photographer based in Brooklyn.
Marco Grob (Swiss, b.1965) is a Swiss portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. He is a contract photographer with Time magazine.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, unveiled their survey of war photography, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, on Armistice Day yesterday. The FT Weekend magazine featured some of the work from the exhibition in their latest issue. You can view the FT article and slideshow here. You can also read about the show over at Photo District News, which interviewed the exhibition’s curators.
Below war in Iraq photograph from 2003 by Yuri Kozyrev, which FT Weekend ran as a double truck.
Yuri Kozyrev (Russian, b. 1963) is a member of Noor Images and a contract photographer with Time magazine.