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Sunday 19 June 2011

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

This week’s updates…

Features and Essays

From National Geographic Magazine July issue…

Breathtaking work by Lynsey Addario…

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

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

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

Really liked these Bleasdale frames….

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

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

photo: Moises Saman

The dedicated UNHCR website…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Espen Rasmussen: In Transit (WSJ: June 2011)

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

Irina Werning: Argentina (NPR: June 2011)

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

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

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

Christopher Anderson: Son (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Also…

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

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

Libya  and related…

Pic of the week…

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

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

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

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

Articles

Two really good articles from the Guardian website…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews and Talks 

Sally Mann and Nan Goldin (Look3: June 2011)

Bruce Gilden (YouTube: June 2011)

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

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

Taryn Simon (Youtube: 2011)

Awards and Grants 

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

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

Ian Parry Scholarship Calling for Entries : Deadline 30 June 

Terry O’Neill Award now open for entries

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

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

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

Delhi Photo Festival is calling for submission : Deadline 15 July

Life.com’s 2011 Photo Blog award 

Agencies

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

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

VII Newsletter June 2011

Noor Newletter June 2011

Noor : Call for Submission : Deadline August 5

AppsKadir van Lohuizen’s ViaPanAm now released

BlogsKael Alford

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Sunday 12 June 2011

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

Here we go…

Features and Essays 

A-Must-See…

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

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

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

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

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

Ziyah Gafic: Iranian Students (Newsweek: June 2011)

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

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

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

Georger Steinmetz: African Air (MediaStorm: June 2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not conceptual…oh yeah…not at all…

Paul Graham: Films (TIME LB: June 2011)

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

Christopher Anderson: Capitolio (Burn: June 2011)

Interviews

Christopher Anderson (PDN: June 2011)

Sebastian Junger (LA Times: June 2011)

Massimo Vitali (WTJ: June 2011)

Olivia Arthur (E-photoreview: June 2011)

Paul Trevor (Guardian: June 2011)

Articles 

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

Verve Photo: Sanjit Das (Verve: June 2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards, Competitions, and Grants

Ian Parry Scholarship : Deadline 30 June |Related from BJP

International Photography Awards : Deadline June 24

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

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

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

Luceo Images Student Project Award Winner is Maddie McGarvey 

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

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

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

PhotographersAndre Liohn

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

Photo of the week…

via @patrickwitty

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

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

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Sunday 5 June 2011

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

Features and Essays

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

Yuri Kozyrev: Yemen (TIME: June 2011)

Libya…

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

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

Ivor Prickett: Libya (Panos: June 2011)

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

Teun Voeten: Gaddafi Duck (Panos: June 2011)

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

From TIME’s Lightbox…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Articles

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

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

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

NYT: Instagram (NYT: June 2011)

ShitPhotojournsLike: Brand Loyalty (SPJL: June 2011)

Photographers – Check out John Stanmeyer’s first personal website

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Sunday 29 May 2011

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

This week’s round-up…

Features and Essays

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

Stephanie Sinclair has continued her project on child brides…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richard Mosse: Congo (Guardian: May 2011)

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

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

Brilliant…

Elin Høyland: The Brothers (Guardian: May 2011)

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

Nicole Bengiveno: Coming Out (NYT: May 2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looks like he has done…See comparison here.

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

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

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

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

Anton Hammerl’s final photos from Libya…

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

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

Venetia Dearden: Mulberry (VII Network: May 2011)

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

Interviews

Must read Bryan Denton interview on Lens blog…

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

Bryan Denton (NYT Lens: May 2011)

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

Bruce Davidson (TIME LB: May 2011)

Richard Mosse (Conscientious: May 2011)

Guy Martin (Daily Telegraph: May 2011)

David LaChapelle (NYT: May 2011)

Ben Lowy (e-Photoreview: May 2011)

Anna Skladmann (BJP: May 2011)

Laura El-Tantawy (BJP: May 2011)

Brian Ulrich (Featureshoot: 2008)

Raymond Depardon (ASX)

Articles

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

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

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

photo: Pete Souza

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

Related…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshops - Eddie Adams Workshop deadline extended to June 3

Last call…

Awards – Canon Female Photojournalist Award : Deadline 31 May 2011

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

Competitions –  BJP Photography Award

Grants - Reminders Phoject Asian Photographer’s Grant

SlideshowsSlideluck Potshow London III deadline is on Monday 30 May

CompetitionsFoto8 Summershow deadline is Tuesday 31 May

HonoursAmerican Photography 27

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

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

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

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

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

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm

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Sunday 22 May 2011

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

This week’s round-up…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features and Essays

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

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

…and his Violet Isle on Magnum in Motion…

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

Some Paolo Pellegrin landcapes from Japan…

Paolo Pellegrin: Tsunami Aftermath (Magnum: May 2011)

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

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

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

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

Ben Lowy: Libya (GQ: May 2011)

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

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

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

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

Giovanni Cocco: Evros (VII Magazine: May 2011)

Scott Brauer:  We Chinese (burn:May 2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Articles 

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

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

Photography education getting a battering…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews 

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

Kathy Ryan (BJP: May 2011)

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

Elliott Erwitt (VF: May 2011)

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

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

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

Carsten Peter (Youtube)

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

Wim Wenders (BJP: May 2011)

Anton Corbijn (BJP: May 2011)

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

Bruce Davidson (ASX)

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

Ruth Gruber (NYT Lens: May 2011)

WorkshopsEddie Adams Workshop : Deadline May 27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crowd Funding – Emphas.is Newsletter May 2011 

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

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

multiMedia1000Words mag Spring 2011

multiMedia6mois

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

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Saturday 14 May 2011

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

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

From the New York Magazine…Great photos…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From VII Magazine…

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

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

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

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

Alixandra Fazzina: Abbottabad (NOOR: May 2011)

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

Anton Hammerl…


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

Facebook page

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

Infinity Awards…

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

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

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

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

InterviewsElliott Erwitt (TIME LB: May 2011)

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

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

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

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

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

World Press Photo…

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

InterviewsDavid Burnett (CPN: May 2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ouch!

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

NYPH11 on TIME Lightbox….

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

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

Interesting…

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

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

The White House to stop doing reenactments…

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

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

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

Recommended…

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

InterviewsChris Anderson on Tim Hetherington (GrittyTV: May 2011)

InterviewsThomas Hoepker (Leice blog: May 2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CompetitionsFoto8 Summershow 2011 : Deadline 31 May

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

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

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

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

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

Check this out….

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

PhotographersCJ Clarke

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

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

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

“Zoom lenses are not really encouraged” ….

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

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

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

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

Telegraph’s Telephoto diary

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

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Posted in photojournalism

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

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