Nieman Fellowships : International entries December 1 | US entries January 31
John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford : International entries December 1 | US entries January 15
Arte Laguna Prize : December 5
FotoVisura Photography Grant : December 15
Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship for the 2013 NYU-MF Photography and Human Rights Program : December 17
Magenta Flash Forward 2013 Call for Submissions : December 31
Environmental Photographer of the Year : December 31
World Press Photo 2013 Multimedia Contest : January 10
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2013 : January 11
Canon ProfiFoto Award : January 13
Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards : January 15
FotoEvidence Book Award : January 15
The Syngenta Photography Award : January 15
World Press Photo 2013 : Deadline January 17 | deadline for requesting user name and password January 11
Alexia Foundation Grant : January 18
Gomma Books – “Su-ture” : February 18
The Magnum Expression Award : February 23
Nikon Photo Contest : February 28
Recipients and related
Deutsche Börse 2013 – a shortlist that’s short of photographers | in pictures (Guardian) | Related from BJP
World Press Photo: The full list of jury members of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest
World Press Photo: 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass | ‘The 19th edition of the annual masterclass brought masters and young photographers together for five days in Amsterdam’
Rory Peck Awards.
The British Journalism Awards 2012: Finalists revealed (Press Gazette)
Guardian: The strength of the Prix Pictet is in danger of becoming watered down | ‘The prestigious photography prize must not lose its focus on showing the devastating impact of humans on the environment’
Some interesting articles and reviews from the past two months.
Observer: : The Month in Photography | The Observer New Review’s monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books
Sara Hussein: Tweeting from the front line (AFP blog)
Freelance photographer Phil Moore has been filing great work for AFP from Kivu region in Democratic Republic of Congo (I’ll share links to some of the work later this week)… Was fascinating to read about his experiences working in DRC on the AFP’s Correspondent blog…
Phil Moore: ‘I love you very much, that is why we are here’ | Phil Moore on working in DRC
Robert King on working in Syria…
Vice: The Man Who Was There | Robert King has been covering the FSA so long they named him ‘Haji Memphis’
Why we need war correspondents.
Terry Anderson: Running Toward Danger | ‘Why the world still needs war correspondents.’
New York Times: Using War as Cover to Target Journalists
WaPo and NYT public editors on ‘controversial’ Gaza photos…
Washington Post: Photo of dead baby in Gaza holds part of the ‘truth’
New York Times: Photo Caption Should Have Been Better. But ‘Orwellian’? No. | NYT’s Public Editor defends Tyler Hicks’s Gaza photo caption.
Not your average war correspondent… crazy story…
PDN: War Correspondence | ‘This month the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) will open an exhibition that promises to change the way photographs of war are seen, understood and written about.’
FT: War and Peace
Lightbox: War/Photography by Geoff Dyer
Lens blog: Coming to Terms With the Legacy of War | The Aftermath Project, Putting Together Its Fifth Book
Kenneth Jarecke: Instagram, the Devil, and You (photographer’s blog)
Kenneth Jarecke: Great Job, You’re Fired (photographer’s blog)
Jon Levy: Foto8 is Leaving Home
Five interesting articles from Guardian’s 80 page supplement ‘Photography Masterclass’ from a week or so ago…
Antonio Olmos: Street Photography (Guardian) ‘Trust your instincts, be brave and alert to every possibility and wear sensible shoes – all that pavement pounding will pay off eventually …’
Martin Argles: Photojournalism (Guardian) Even as technology advances, the role of the photojournalist will remain the same: to expand our awareness of the world
Suki Dhanda: Portrait photography (Guardian) |A powerful portrait must connect the viewer to the subject. Beyond technique and timing, observation and empathy are vita
Eamonn McCabe: Landscape photography (Guardian)| Good landscape photography does not require epic surroundings – beauty can be found on your doorstep if your eyes are open to it
Guardian: Photography: an ever-evolving art form | Our photography critic examines the changing landscape of a thriving medium
Business Insider: Photographers Will Soon Be The Most Valuable People In The News Room
Lens blog: An Inside View on Documentary Stories
David Campbell: Thinking Images v.25: The politics of the individual against the white backdrop (David Campbell’s blog)
Guardian: Magnum Revolution – review | ‘Magnum photographers provide a compelling visual record of violent uprising from Budapest 1956 to the Arab spring’
Evening Standard: Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present
Guardian: Photography: is it art? | | ‘From the earliest days of photography, practitioners took their inspiration from paintings. But as a new exhibition at London’s National Gallery shows, the link went both ways’
Guardian: Light from the Middle East offers a true reflection of a complex region | ‘A new exhibition at London’s V&A offers insights from within cultures that are more often photographed and reported from the outside’
Guardian: Henri Cartier-Bresson: who can beat the master of monochrome? | ‘An exciting new London exhibition pits Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for eschewing colour in his photography, against some of the best colour photographers of our time’
ADWeek: Time Moves to Responsive Design
Photo Brigade: Holiday Photo Gift Guide 2012
Visual Culture Blog: London Photography Map
Lens blog: An Outsider’s Life in Pictures and Boxes | The Still Unfolding Legend Vivian Maier
Lightbox: The Bechers on Display at Paris Photo
Telegraph: Portraits of a woman | ‘What makes a portrait of a woman unforgettable? We asked eight leading female photographers to identify their favourite.’
Most of the world’s media attention has been on Gaza for the week or so, but the fighting in Syria hasn’t been any quieter. Just yesterday we saw news reports of airstrikes by Syrian government damaging a hospital in Aleppo which killed 15 people and left as many as 40 missing.
Time magazine (Int’l ed.) ran an article about the Syria’s largest city in their last weekend’s issue. Opens with a striking photo by Narciso Contreras who has been filing photos from Aleppo for the Associated Press and Polaris.
Narciso Contreras is a photojournalist born in Mexico City, whose work focuses on ‘feature stories, reportage and documentary based on religious communities, human nature and conflicts.’
Spent yesterday evening reading Time magazine’s latest issue, a U.S. election special, dated November 19, 2012, which came out last weekend. Thought I had had enough of the elections, but ended up staying up late into the night having found the magazine’s articles, commentaries, and photographs, pretty much unputdownable. Thought I’d share some of the issue’s brilliant photography here.
Brooks Kraft was following Obama for the magazine during the end of the presidential campaign. Below a terrific double spread of a photo, which can also be seen in the Lightbox slideshow, Last Days on the Road with Obama.
The issue also includes some brilliantly fascinating and quirky photos by Grant Cornett documenting the presidential campaign through physical objects. The work can be seen on Lightbox gallery, A History of the Campaign in 100 Objects.
Finally, there’s also stunning portraits by the magazine’s contract photographer, Marco Grob, of some of the politicians who we might see running for the US presidency in four years’ time. The portraits can be seen on Lightbox under the title, TIME’s Class of 2016: The Political Leaders to Watch.
Brooks Kraft (American) is a New York born photographer based in Washington D.C. whose work is licensed through Corbis. His work appears frequently in Time.
Grant Cornett (American) is a Texas born photographer based in Brooklyn.
Marco Grob (Swiss, b.1965) is a Swiss portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. He is a contract photographer with Time magazine.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, unveiled their survey of war photography, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, on Armistice Day yesterday. The FT Weekend magazine featured some of the work from the exhibition in their latest issue. You can view the FT article and slideshow here. You can also read about the show over at Photo District News, which interviewed the exhibition’s curators.
Below war in Iraq photograph from 2003 by Yuri Kozyrev, which FT Weekend ran as a double truck.
Yuri Kozyrev (Russian, b. 1963) is a member of Noor Images and a contract photographer with Time magazine.
I already shared a link with a photo to Paolo Pellegrin’s National Geographic feature, Cuba’s New Now, in the last Features and Essays post, but I also want to show how good the opening spread looks in the actual magazine. Stunning.
Paolo Pellegrin (b.1964. Italy) is a Magnum photographer who lives in Rome and New York City.
Love this Cuba feature by Paolo Pellegrin for the National Geographic Magazine. Published in the November issue.
Paolo Pellegrin: Cuba’s New Now (NGM) After half a century under Castro, Cubans feel a wary sense of possibility. But this time, don’t expect a revolution.
Also in the latest National Geographic Magazine issue…Eugene Richards from Arkansas Delta… his feature mixes current work with photos from the early 70s.
Eugene Richards: Return to the Arkansas Delta (NGM) The delta west of the Mississippi River was once a place where sharecroppers lived in segregation and poverty yet forged a vibrant community. Industrial farming has erased their culture, leaving behind endless sky and few people. Eugene Richards documented their world four decades ago. Now he returns to where his pictures began.
Dominic Nahr’s recent Somalia work shot for Time, now on his agency’s website.
Dominic Nahr: Scarred Somalia’s War on al-Qaeda (Magnum)
Abbie Trayler-Smith: The Ladies of Guera (Panos) Chad
Kate Holt: Inside Somalia: Violence Against Women and Girls (Guardian) multimedia
New work by Stephanie Sinclair on her child brides project.
Stephanie Sinclair: Trading Childhood for Marriage (CNN)
Jessica Dimmock short film on the same young woman…
Jessica Dimmock: Too Young to Wed: Destaye (Vimeo)
Some of Sinclair’s Child Brides in Politiken…
Stephanie Sinclair: Child Brides (Politiken)
Jerome Delay: Niger’s Hunger Brides (Guardian)
Mads Nissen: A Silent Libya After Gadhafi (CNN)
Louis Quail: Libya: Life After Gaddafi (Guardian)
Ben Lowy: iLibya: Growing Pains (Reportage by Getty Images)
Ben Lowy: iLibya (Mother Jones)
Ilvy Njiokiktjien: Afrikaner Blood (Politiken) multimedia
Nicola Lo Calzo: Slavery’s Ghosts (Newsweek)
James Oatway: A Tale of Two Angolas (Panos)
Kieran Doherty: Daily Life in Liberia (Guardian)
Pierre Crocquet: Confronting Childhood Sexual Abuse (NYT Lens)
Magnum nominee Jerome Sessini has been documenting violence in Culiacan, Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico for years… He has a book titled The Wrong Side coming out in spring 2013… Some of the work in CNN photo blog..
Jerome Sessini: The wrong side’ of the Mexican border (CNN)
David Rochkind: Mexico’s drug war ‘impossible to ignore’ (CNN)
Matt Black: After the Fall (NYT Lens) Mexico
Matt King: Being Strong – Growing up with Violence in Mexico (Foto8)
Miguel Alvarez Bravo: retrospective (Lightbox)
Oscar B. Castillo had a terrific slideshow on Lightbox just before the recent Venezuelan presidential elections…
Oscar B. Castillo: The Street Gangs of Caracas (Lightbox)
Meridith Kohut: Portraits of Chavez Supporters (NYT)
Tomas Munita: Chile’s Challenge on Easter Island (NYT)
Stephen Ferry: Violentology: Colombian Conflict (Lightbox)
Yuri Kozyrev: The Occupation of the Belo Monte Dam (NOOR) Brazil
Miquel Dewever-Plana (photographer) Isabelle Fougere (writer): Alma: A Tale of Guatemala’s Violence (Lightbox)
Time Lightbox recently shared a 100+ image edit of chief White House photographer Pete Souza’s work on the Obama presidency… I guess I should probably take these images with a grain of salt in the journalistic sense considering he is employed by the administration he is documenting, but I do find the work fascinating…It’s a great historical record…with loads of really terrific frames…
Pete Souza: Portrait of a Presidency (Lightbox)
Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath photos in New Yorker Photo Booth by various photographers…
Time (photographers Michael Christopher Brown, Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi, Andrew Quilty and Stephen Wilkes): In the Eye of the Storm: Capturing Sandy’s Wrath (Lightbox)
Shaul Schwarz shot Sandy for NBC News.
Shaul Schwarz: Sandy’s path of destruction leaves mark on Brooklyn (NBC News)
Joe Amon: Heroin in Denver : The Story of Alice and Iris (Denver Post)
Andrew Hetherington: Inside the Pot Industrial Complex (Newsweek)
Ashley Gilbertson: Incarceration’s Stigma – Mercedes Smith (VII)
Ron Haviv: Incarceration’s Stigma – Ronald Day (VII)
Brenda Ann Kenneally: Sharing Life and Liquor on a Changing Bushwick Street (NYT Lens)
Brenda Ann Kenneally: In Drug-Riddled Bushwick, Revisiting a Steadfast Friend (NYT Lens)
21st century FSA…
Andrew Lichtenstein: An American Place (Facing Change)
Gary Knight: Inmigracion Topografia (VII)
Marc Asnin: Embracing Uncle Charlie (CNN)
Brendan Hoffman: Middle-class America searches for new identity (CNN)
Bryan Schutmaat: Beauty, sorrow of American West (CNN)
NYT (various photographers): Fracking (NYT Lens)
Jan Banning: Down and Out in the South (CNN)
Don Doll: Native Americans (NYT Lens)
Really like the below shot by Christopher Anderson of VP Biden… Shame there’s only half a dozen photos in the series on Magnum website…
Christopher Anderson: Joe Biden (Magnum)
Christopher Anderson: A Political Portfolio (New York magazine)
Charles Ommanney: Romney in Florida (Newsweek)
Peter Bohler: From the Campaign Trail with Paul Ryan (Lightbox)
Christopher Morris: Republican Faces (VII)
Brendan Hoffman: Photos of What It Looks Like To Be a Democrat (PhotoShelter)
Greta Pratt: Looking Presidential (NYT Lens)
Robert Leslie: A Photographic Road Trip Through a Familiar Superpower (NYT Lens)
Benedict Evans: Behind the Scenes of Platon’s “Adversaries” (New Yorker)
Alec Soth: Looking for Love (Lightbox)
Lauren Fleishman: Wheelchair Bodybuilders (Lightbox)
Brian Frank: Mixed Martial Arts (NYT Lens)
Mark Lyon: Staring at the Wall, Encountering Nature (NYT Lens)
Stephen Morton: Geechees Fragile Culture (zReportage)
Rick Sforza: Shrinking Sea (zReportage)
Pat Vasquez-Cunningham: Sacred Mountain Threatened (zReportage)
Cedric Gerbehaye: Belgium: A Country in Flux (Lightbox)
Charles Ommanney: Made in France (Newsweek)
Andrea Frazzetta: The Enchanted Island of Centenarians (NYT Magazine)
Adam Ferguson shot Greece’s continuing economic crisis for the New York Times…
Adam Ferguson: Lean Times in Greece as Government Cuts More Spending (NYT) entire edit in VII archive here. Also on offer in colour, which I actually personally slightly prefer.
Zalmai: In Restive Greece, Afghans Greeted by Xenophobia (NYT Lens)
Tom Jamieson: On Europe’s Border (Emaj Magazine) Greece
Andrea Gjestvang: One Day in History (Moment agency archive) Portraits of young people who survived the massacre at the summer camp of Norwegian Labour Youths (AUF), on the island of Utøya outside Oslo on July 22nd 2011
Peter Marlow: Morning glory: England’s cathedrals (FT)
Arnhel de Serra: Rural Britannia (New Yorker)
Maciej Dakowicz: Cardiff After Dark (Guardian)
Jocelyn Bain Hogg: Mr. English Beauty (CNN)
Tom Wood: Men and Women (Guardian) UK
Birte Kaufmann: Ireland’s Biggest Minority Group (CNN)
Kuba Kaminski: The Whisperers (NYT Lens) Poland
Piotr Malecki: Commuters (Panos) Poland
I found Alex Majoli’s Paris Fashion Week series to be a proper visual treat… and not talking about the models here…Stylish edgy frames…
Artur Conka: The Roma of Lunik IX (Foto8) Slovakia
Lukasz Trzcinski: New Europe. Atlas (NYT Lens)
Landon Nordeman: Euro Dog 2012 (New Yorker) Romania
Joanna Nottebrock and Insa Cathérine Hagemann: Meet the Undertakers (CNN)
Michael Chelbin: Sailboats and Swans: The Prisons of Russia and Ukraine (Lightbox)
Platon: A Russia for All Russians (Newsweek)
Yanina Shevchenko: Crossing Over – A Trans-Siberian Railway Journey (Foto8)
Misha Friedman: Tuberculosis in the Former Soviet Union (burn)
Colin Delfosse: Les cadets de Mourmansk (Picture Tank)
Spanish photographer Maysun is a new name to me… Seen plenty of strong Syria work from her recently.
Maysun: Syria’s Civil Conflict (Guardian)
Jerome Sessini: Syria (Le Monde)
Daniel Etter: Daily Life in Syria (Newsweek)
Zac Baillie: Syria (Paris Match)
Manu Brabo: The fragility of life in Syria’s borderlands (NBC News)
Bryan Denton: Syria’s War Edges Closer to Turkey (NYT)
Giulio Piscitelli: Aleppo (Photographer’s website)
Uriel Sinai: A Tattoo To Remember (NYT) Israel
Adam Ferguson: In Postwar Iraq, Neither War Nor Peace (NYT Lens)
Jenna Krajeski: A Long Border: Refugees in Iraq Kurdistan (Pulitzer Center)
Mathias Depardon: Black Sea Postcards (Foto8)
Davide Monteleone: Red Thistle (Lightbox) Caucasus
Toufic Beyhum: Mecca Pilgrimage: Ka’aba, Crowds and Construction (Wired) Saudi Arabia
Carolyn Drake: A Bird in the Hand (Panos) Cyprus
Laura El-Tantawy: The Veil (VII Magazine)
Pentti Sammallahti: Here, Far Away – retrospective (Guardian)
George Steinmetz: Sailing the Dunes (NGM) Photographer George Steinmetz has flown over every extreme desert, guided by the shifting sand.
Julian Germain: Classroom Portraits (Lightbox)
Mark Henley: A Sign of Our Times (Panos)
Pieter ten Hoopen: Wandering in Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’ (NYT Lens)
Jason Florio: Fighters of the longest war (CNN) The Karen people of Myanmar have been embattled in a civil war with the country’s central government since 1949. It is considered the world’s longest ongoing war.
John Vink: Cambodia: King Norodom Sihanouk Funeral (Photographer’s website)
Poulomi Basu: On India’s Border, a Changing of the Guard (NYT Lens)
Vivek Singh: Aftermath of ethnic riots in India (CNN)
Alex Masi: A Toxic Tragegy in Bhopal (CNN)
Albertina d’Urso: Sculpting gods from clay (CNN) For centuries, artisans have been crafting statues of Hindu deities on the banks of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India.
Massimo Berruti’s Pakistan work, for which he received a $5,000 W. Eugene Smith Fellowship this year…
Massimo Berruti: Pakistan: Fade Into Dust (burn)
Mauricio Lima: Afghans Wary in Push for Mineral Riches (NYT)
John D. McHugh: The People of Afghanistan (Reportage)
Mikhail Galustov: Afghan Faces (New Yorker)
Beijing-based British photographer Sean Gallagher continues his commitment to covering environmental issues…
Sean Gallagher: Climate change on the Tibetan Plateau (CNN)
Sean Gallagher: China’s Three Rivers, Asia’s Threatened Headwaters (Pulitzer Center)
Nadav Kander: Yangtze – The Long River (NYT Lens)
Sim Chi Yin: In the Shadow’s of Shanghai’s Skyscrapers (BusinessWeek)
James Whitlow Delano: Growth (Chinafile.com) China
Lucas Schifres: Made in China (NYT Lens)
Eric Michael Johnson: Pedaling Under Shanghai’s Stars (WSJ)
Kim Hong-Ji: South Korea’s ‘baby boxes’ (Guardian)
Matthew Niederhauser: K-Pop Star (New Yorker) South Korea
Bharat Sikka: Bhutan (Lightbox)
Stephen Dupont: Portraits of Papua New Guinea Gangsters (Lightbox)