Tearsheet of the Day | 22 May 2012

Marco Grob has the Time cover and a double spread inside with photos of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The cover itself is rather uninspiring black and white head shot (you can see it here), but I really liked Grob’s double spread photo opening the Richard Stengel piece, ‘Bibi’s Choice’, showing Netanyahu on the backseat of a black limo only lit by some of Grob’s strobes, in a scene that – to  me  – portrays him, even with that expressionless face,  as a somewhat shady character or some kind of a dark force (of Middle East politics).  I might of course be reading some of my own not-so-positive views on the prime minister into the photograph. I wonder what Michael Shaw would think? Anyway,  you’ll have to make up your own mind. But I’m sure you’ll agree… It’s a terrific image.

Photo by Marco Grob for TIME

Marco Grob (b.1965, Switzerland) is a well-known portrait photographer. He is a regular contributor to Time as one of the magazine’s seven contract photographers. One of Grob’s recent notable series for the magazine was the Beyond 9/11: Portraits for Resilience project.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Posted in tear sheets, Tearsheets

Tearsheet of the Day | Saturday 19 May 2012

Mikko writing here. Was browsing through Saturday’s Telegraph Magazine at a coffee shop this afternoon. Found this Lorenzo Meloni photograph of militiamen patrolling streets in Benghazi, arresting. Opens ‘Tug of War’,  an article  by Peter Oborne and Richard Cookson on parts of Libya being at the mercy of rival militias.

Photo by Lorenzo Meloni/Contrasto/Eyevine

Caption in the magazine: Militiamen patrolling the streets of Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city. In March, tribal leaders unilaterally declared the formation of a new state in the oil-rich east of the country with its own parliament, police, and courts. Benghazi would be its capital.

Meloni’s (b.1983, Italy) website is empty, but you can see more of his work on Contrasto’s website here, including the photo from the above tear sheet.

Meloni’s name didn’t ring a bell, but having look at his work now, I do remember seeing The Streets of Yemen At Night feature that was posted on Lightbox last year.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm

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Articles | Saturday 19 May 2012

Olivier writing here. This is my first post for Photojournalism Links. I’ve been a long-time follower of Mikko’s work, which has, over the years, proved to be an amazing resources for photojournalists and photo editors. It’s my pleasure to help Mikko update and develop the site further, and we’re already planning new things for the site. Stay tuned.

Let’s get started.

First things first, if you happen to be in London this coming week, head for the Frontline Club, which is holding a series of photography events, including VII Photo’s seminar (Hint: if you’re looking to buy the agency’s latest book Questions Without Answers, you’ll get the opportunity to get it signed by a lot of the their photographers!) Reportage by Getty Images will also be there with a couple of events, including a discussion with Peter Dench, Tom Stoddart and Aidan Sullivan. Finally, on 24 May, there’s the Panos Pictures Networking Party.

Washington Post: Vogue’s flattering article on Syria’s first lady is scrubbed from Web. The images used by Vogue were shot by James Nachtwey. A copy of the article is hosted by a website called President Assad here. In the Washington Post’s article, it’s mentioned that Assad’s children aren’t actually his but decoys planted for security reasons.

Examiner: The picture of dishonesty: social media slaps down a wedding photo faker.

Walk Your Camera: Perpetuating the Visual Myth of Appalachia – or how a photographer reacts to a very bad edit, done by CNN, of her work.

Martin Parr: Too Much Photography.

Photobooth at The New Yorker: Will Steacy’s Photographs Not Taken continues to make the rounds, this time with The New Yorker publishing Nina Berman’s story of Cathy, who she met in London in the 1990s.

Cover of “Photographs Not Taken”

PBS: Photojournalists Scramble to Video. Is it worth it? 

“Video storytelling is different in execution than still photography, without a doubt. But it has been well-established that very talented still photographers can make the transition back and forth between the media and enhance their visual reporting,” says Sean D. Elliot, president of the National Press Photographers Association.

A Photo Editor: Is it Time to Eliminate Stills From Your Shoot?

BJP: Lange-Taylor Prize Gets a Facelift, relaunches in 2013.

A lot of talk about Hipstamatic, Instagram, and all-things Lomography in recent weeks, especially since Facebook paid $1.2bn for Instagram, so here we go:

NYT Lens: Benjamin Lowy: Virtually Unfiltered. The article that brought back the whole Hipstamatic debate on the table.

Conscientious: On the Hipstamatic Journalist. Joerg Colberg wonders how The New York Times can publish Hipstamatic images without it violating its strict rules about photo manipulation.

NYT: Everyone’s Lives, in Instagram Pictures. Karen Rosenberg tries to answer the question: “Why do we want to tweak our pictures so conspicuously?”

NYT: Lomography, an Analog Company Surviving in a Digital World.

Time Lightbox: Lomography and the “Analogue Future”.

San Francisco Chronicle: Hipstamatic Founders Lucas Buick, Ryan Dorshorst. An interview with the founders of the controversial app, and their plans for the future, including the release of an iPad magazine with interviews of star photographers using Hipstamatic.

Slate: In Defense of Instagram: Why News Photography Goes Well With Vintage-Filtered Cat Pic. An older article (March 2012), but felt it was needed in this context.

PetaPixel: IKEA Cardboard Camera Called KNAPPA To Land on Store Shelves Soon. Even Ikea is going into the cheap digital camera market.

BJP: New app bring lossless “developed raw” images to the iPhone.

Even about Instagram and Hipstamatic. Last week, there was an auction to help the family of Anton Hammerl, who was killed in Libya a year ago.

BBC: War photographer Anton Hammerl remembered at auction. A video of the auction and interviews with family, friends and colleagues.

NYT Lens: At Christie’s, an Auction for Anton.

Time Lightbox: Robert Capa, Friend of Anton.

Talking about Robert Capa…

The Guardian: Robert Capa and Gerda Taro: love in a time of war.

In Spain, Capa soon developed a reputation for taking photographs whatever the risk, setting the tone for war reportage as we now know it. Taro, too, was often seen running across the battle lines with her camera, her bravery matched by her recklessness. She travelled back and forth to the frontlines, shooting what she saw, often driven by a mixture of humanity, political commitment and a shrewd understanding of the power of the photograph to shape public opinion.

Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images

Time Lightbox: Overseas Press Club Award Winners Announced. Including the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, which went to André Liohn.

Channel 4 News: Death in a time of life. Jon Snow remembers Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria earlier this year.

NYT Lens: Parting Glance: Horst Faas.

Photo by Horst Faas / AP Photo.

PDN: Horst Faas, AP Combat Photographer, Dies age 79.

Panos Pictures: Robin Hammond Released From Prison in Zimbabwe. After being held for two weeks in Zimbabwe, Robin Hammond has been released and is back in Paris, safe and sound. I’m looking forward to seeing the images he came back with after spending two years documenting this country.

NYT Lens: A Ride Cloaked in Secrecy. I love this kind of articles, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the news, especially when it has a West Wing kind of vibe. Here, we get the background on how a photographer reported on President Obama’s secretive trip to Afghanistan.

The Guardian: What happens when a photojournalist travels to revisit his subjects?

NYT Lens: The Eddie Adams Workshop’s 25th Year.

NYT Lens: Touring the Nanny-Photographer’s Past. Yet another article about Vivian Maier.

Chicago Tribune: The Great John H. White.

Firecracker: Olivia Arthur. Chosen for her excellent Jeddah Diary, the photographer’s first book.

Photo by Olivia Arthur.

The Guardian: Richard Mosse’s best shot.

Photo by Richard Mosse / Institute.

The Guardian: Saatchi captures the confusion of contemporary photography.

“The title, Out of Focus, may have been meant ironically, but it takes on a more pointed meaning if you approach the show as a mirror of the fractured world of contemporary practice.”

Wall Street Journal: The Surreal Selling of Man Ray.

PhotoShelter: Photography Through the Eyes of Art Directors.

PhotoShelter: The 40+ Items Every Photography Assistants Needs Now.

A few articles about photographers’ rights and copyrights:

Time Lightbox: Fight for Your Right: Resources for Photographers Covering Protests (note: it’s mainly for US-based photographers).

Nancy L. Ford Blog: Why NOT to give away your copyrights.

BJP: More than $120,000,000 at stake in AFP v. Morel case.

The Russian Photos Blog: Agence France Presse vs Morel: “AFP Got Caught With A Hand In The Cookie Jar And Will Have To Pay” Out of 200 pages of legal documents filed by both Daniel Morel and Agence France-Presse / Getty Images, this sentence, written by an AFP employee is by far the one that caught the attention of the industry. I’ve used it in my standfirst as well, and A Photo Editor picked up as well.

BJP: Leica introduces a black-and-white digital M9 camera.

And to finish, a 100-minute documentary about Helmut Newton from Frames From The Edge. Of course, it’s best watched in full-screen.

And a 60-minute interview with Michele Hadlow, Forbes’ Senior Photo Editor on How to Shoot Powerful Portraits of Powerful People.

Finally, congratulations to photographers Karim Ben Khelifa and Finbarr O’Reilly. Both have been selected as International Nieman Fellows for the Class of 2013 at Harvard. Ben Khelifa will “conduct research on journalist-audience engagement, analyze the behavioral economics linked to crowdfunding and study new business models promoting the diversification of visual storytelling.” While O’Reilly will “study psychology to better understand how the human mind and behavior is affected by personal experience, with a focus on trauma and conflict zones.”

Written by Olivier Laurent

May 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Features and Essays | Wednesday 16 May 2012

First two little announcements…Photojournalism Links is going to go through couple of changes. As the posts have been getting longer and slightly more infrequent, I’ve decided that it’s better to post some of the different categories separately. So from now on, for instance Features and Essays will be posted on their own. Also.. for the past over four years, the site has been a one-man operation by me, but I’ve now teamed up with my friend, journalist Olivier Laurent, to work on the site together. As I’m sure most of you will know, Olivier’s day-job is being the news editor over at British Journal of Photography. The man is also very passioned about photojournalism, so it’s great to have him moonlighting here at Photojournalism Links. Olivier will be posting some of the categories, and we are also going to be introducing some original content. More of which in due course. But thou shalt not fear….the site has always been about sharing links to great photojournalism content found online, and that will continue to be the core of Photojournalism Links. But I do believe everything has to evolve to stay fresh, and I think that along with changing the way links are posted, providing some original content is the natural next step. So stay tuned….

But now to the links….

Don’t mean to always start with NatGeo links, but cannot not share these two National Geographic Magazine June issue features right off the bat as they were only put online yesterday…Especially liking the Harvey one…Looking forward to getting the June issue in the post very soon…

David Alan Harvey: North Carolina’s Outer Banks (NGM)

Mark Leong: Hong Kong – In China’s Shadow (NGM)

Seen Martin Roemers’s World Press Photo prize winning series published many times, recently also in Time Int’l, but always worth having a look again…. here’s the series from
New York Times’ Sunday Review…

Martin Roemers: Metropolis (NYT)

Two Tomas Munita series from NYT, obviously much shorter assignments than the above NGM pieces and Roemers’s project, but both with such great openers….

Tomas Munita: Honduras Becomes the Focal Point in America’s Drug War (NYT)

Tomas Munita: A Dam Clouds The Future of Peru’s Indigenous People (NYT)

Different variations of boxing have always been a popular subject for photojournalists, to the extent, you can sometimes go, ‘not a again’, after seeing one (A picture editor once remarked to me in discussion about possible topics: ” Just don’t do a project about boxing.”), but every now and then a new boxing series comes up, that you cannot but enjoy..Like this one…

Devin Yalkin: Blood, Sweat, and Illicit Bets (NYT)

Meridith Kohut: Life Inside a Brothel in Cartagena, Colombia (NYT)

Several photographers have tackled topics around Central and South American immigration to the United States  in recent years (for instance Redondo and Orlinsky come to mind), but Joseph Rodriguez’s treatment is right up the with the best, certainly one of the most long-term and intimate, I’ve seen… Hope he manages to make this into a book like he plans…

Joseph Rodriguez: Life on Both Sides of the Border (NYT Lens)

Ed Ou: Camel-Jumpers in Yemen (NYT Lens)

Bryan Denton: Afghan Soldiers Increasingly Attack American Counterparts (NYT)

Blast from the past… The below Okahara’s series is probably couple of years old, so was surprised to see it posted on NYT website… But worth seeing again…such strong work it is…and this is actually multimedia..

Kosuke Okahara: Ibasyo (NYT) multimedia

Tyler Hicks: Moto-Polo (NYT)

Mathieu Young: Illegal Logging in Cambodia (NYT Lens)

Ian Bates: Growing Up Lost in Appalachia (NYT Lens)

Jen Davis: Seeing Yourself as Others Do (NYT Lens)

Mary Beth Meehan: Immigrants in Brockton (NYT Lens)

Rian Dundon: Changsha, China (NYT)

Jiri Makovec: Unique View of New York (NYT Lens)

Really terrific set by Peter Muller…

Pete Muller: Inside South Sudan (Lightbox)

Dominic Nahr: Divided Sudan (Lightbox)

Christopher Morris: Men in Black (Lightbox)

Rian Dundon: City on Fire: A Look Inside Changsha in China (Lightbox)

David Guttenfelder: A New Look at North Korea (Lightbox)

Joakim Eskildsen: Home Works (Lightbox)

Carl de Keyzer: Moments Before the Flood (Lightbox) Series on Magnum website

Jeffrey Stockbridge: Neighborhood Blues: Kensington: Philadelphia (Lightbox)

Shaul Schwarz: One Morning at Home with John Irving (Lightbox) video

Steve Rubin: Vacationland: Rural Maine Chronicled (Lightbox)

Isadora Kosofsky : Senior Love Triangle (Lightbox)

Tom Stoddart: South Sudan (Reportage)

Justyna Mielnikiewicz: City of Women (Reportage)

Christian Holst: Myanmar’s HIV and AIDS Epidemic (Reportage)

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Alzheimer’s in Colombia (Reportage)

Jon Tonks: The Empire (Reportage)

Ed Kashi: Pretrial Justice in Brazil (VII)

Adam Ferguson: Myanmar in Transition (VII)

Lynsey Addario: The Criminalization of Bad Mothers (VII)

Jessica Dimmock: Jack White (VII)

Sim Chi Yin: Boxing for Burma (VII Mentor)

Giovanni Cocco: Morocco: The Southernmost Border of Europe (VII Mentor)

Giovanni Cocco: Living in Limbo (VII Mentor)

Alex Webb: Havana (Magnum)

Magnum photographers: House of Photos (New Yorker)

Dominic Nahr: Central African Republic, 2012 (Magnum)

Olivia Arthur: Jeddah Diary (Firecracker) Photos on Teleragraph website | article on Telegraph website

Zed Nelson: Hackney (Institute)

Rob Hornstra: Wrestlers (Institute)

Chiara Goia: An Indian Temple’s Golden Secret (New Yorker)

Rena Effendi: The Photographer and The Islamist (New Yorker)

Ben Roberts: Occupied Spaces (New Yorker) The book published by Here Press.

Dominic Bracco II: The Clarinetist : Music in One of the World’s Most Violent Cities (The Smithsonian) video

Alan Chin: Heavy Metal: America’s Tank Factory (Facing Change)

Michael Zumstein: Mangaize Refugee Camp in Niger (Le Monde)

Cedric Gerbehaye: Sudan in Transition (Pulitzer Center)

Ilan Godfrey: Legacy of the Mine (GUP)

Went to the Slideluck Potshow London the other week. You can see all the projected slideshows here. My favourite piece of the night..

Paul S. Amundsen: A Memoir of a Boy (photographer’s website)

Kate Holt: Emerald Valley (zReportage)

Stephen Morton: Making a Marine (zReportage)

Delmi Alcarez: The Crossing Point (zReportage)

Robin Nelson: No Labels Please (zReportage)

Sim Chi Yin: Waiting for Justice in Beijing (Newsweek)

Peter DiCampo: Cocoa in the Shade of War (BloombergBusinessweek)

Peter DiCampo: Night Vision (Foreign Policy)

Charles Ommanney: The Composition of the Secret Service (CNN)

Jon Lowestein: Gang Violence and Crime in Chicago (Newsweek)

Julia Dermansky: Detroit’s Otherwordly Decay (The Atlantic)

Dana Popa: After the New Man (Foto8)

Diana Markosian: Goodbye My Chechnya (Foto8)

Djamila Grossman: The Moons (Foto8)

Finbarr O’Reilly: Sierra Leone Architecture (Reuters)

Finbarr O’Reilly: Sierra Leone, 10 Years After (NYT Lens)

Ben Roberts: Africa’s Premier Ski Resort (photographer’s website)

Kael Alford: Erosion of a Way of Life (CNN)

Andrea Bruce: Women and the Revolution (NOOR)

William Daniels: In the Line of Fire (Panos)

Chloe Dewe Mathews: One Man and His Zoo (Panos)

Ivan Kashinsky: Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom (Panos)

Anders Petersen: Soho, London (Guardian)

Sophie Evans: Noble Ladies (The Observer)

Chloe Borkett: Stories East of the River (Telegraph)

Hazel Thompson: Mumbai Sexslaves (Politiken)

Lucy Nicholson: South Los Angeles, 20 Years After Rodney King Riots (Globe and Mail)

Brian Cassey: The Dogs of Sai Kung (Fotostrada)

Mustafah Abdulaziz: The Music Scene in Berlin (CNN)

Christian Stejskal: Zabbaleen (Cargo Collective)

Gianni Cipriano: Where Beauty Softens Your Grief (Photo Raw)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 17, 2012 at 1:23 am

Tearsheet of the Day | 8 May 2012

Picked up a New Yorker issue dated 7 May, 2012 from a London newsagents’ last night…First time in a while..Would obviously like to read The New Yorker on a regular basis, but there just isn’t enough time nor money to buy  every magazine I want. Nevertheless, trying to keep at least some kind of tabs on the magazine by picking up a copy every now and then.

Anyway. There’s a point here. Really liked this portrait of boxer Claressa Shields by photographer Pari Dukovic.  Very simple, and very nice. Claressa Shields is a young American boxer who’s fighting for a place at this summer’s London Olympics. Long piece about her in the magazine written by Ariel Levy.

Caption: Claressa Shields at Berston’s gym, in Flint, Michigan. 

Pari Dukovic is a photographer whose work I don’t remember seeing before.  Had to have a quick look at his website. He was part of PDN30 in 2011, so I obviously hadn’t done my home work well enough. There’s some documentary work in there, such as the series on Turkish oil wrestling, which you might want to check out (Paolo Pellegrin shot the same subject recently and should you want to compare…you can see Pellegrin’s here.).  I enjoyed the most going through Dukovic’s tear sheets (New Yorker appears to be a regular client). Digging the gritty and grainy quality in some of his work, visible for example in portraits of Elizabeth Warren and Bernadette Peters (you can see those in the tear sheets) . Interestingly, the Shields portrait highlighted here  doesn’t necessarily seem like his usual style at all.

NB. Please excuse the poor reproduction of the tear sheet. You can see in its proper glory on Dukovic’s website. I shot the tear sheet with my iPhone on a moving train… Where I’m writing this post…

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Posted in tear sheets

Tearsheet of the Day | 5 May 2012

Kate Peters on economic inequality in London for TIME. Seen in May 14, 2012 issue of Time International (Europe edition). Out now.

Peters’s website.  She is represented by Institute.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

Posted in tear sheets

Sunday 22 April 2012

So far in April…

Beginning with 85+ features…

Features and Essays

Alex Majoli from Egypt for the National Geographic Magazine’s May issue…

Alex Majoli: Nile Journey (NGM)

From Lightbox….It’s been great seeing James Nachtwey’s work posted frequently on there recently…

James Nachtwey: Japan Tsunami Anniversary at Minor Kai (Lightbox)

James Nachtwey: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Path to Victory (Lightbox)

Friday saw the sad one year anniversary since the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros (PJ Links’ ‘In Memoriam ‘post from last year with extensive links, here) . Yuri Kozyrev recently visited Misrata, the city where the two men were killed.

Yuri Kozyrev: Revisiting Misrata, After Tim and Chris (Lightbox)

photo: Lynsey Addario

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

photo: Paul Lowe

Time (various photographers): 20 Years Later: The Bosnian Conflict in Photographs (Lightbox)

Time (various photographers): Portraits of Influence: Faces of TIME 2011 (Lightbox)

Peter Hapak: The Victims of Assad (Lightbox)

Yuri Kozyrev: The New Islamists (Lightbox) Morocco

Diana Markosian: The Girls of Chechnya (Lightbox)

Oded Balilty: Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel (Lightbox)

Ambroise Tézenas: Dark Tourism (Lightbox)

Andrew Kaufman: Faces of Protest for Trayvon Martin (Lightbox)

Narciso Contreras: Kachin Independence Army (Lightbox)

Marco Grob: International Mine Action Day  Portraits (Lightbox)

Pablo Conejo: Little Europe on the Outskirts of Shanghai (Lightbox)

New on Reportage by Getty Images…Both Stirton’s and Cahana’s series shot originally for Nat Geo…

Brent Stirton: The Tuareg Nation (Reportage)

Kitra Cahana: American Teenage Brain (Reportage)

Zalmai: Peace at War: Afghanistan’s Circus Children (Reportage)

From New Yorker..

Peter van Agtmael’s and Ashley Gilberton’s Iraq War related photos in New Yorker’s Photo Booth…Look at this beautiful image by Ashley Gilbertson and then go and read the caption (it’s slide 19/25)…harrowing…

photo: Ashley Gilbertson

New Yorker (photos by Peter van Agtmael and Ashley Gilbertson): Generation Iraq: The Journalists Who Covered America’s War 

This Winogrand photo is so surreal…

photo: Garry Winogrand

New Yorker Photo Booth blog (various photographers): Beautiful Tourists 

Gilles Peress: Siege of Sarajevo (New Yorker)

Kate Simon: Bob Marley (New Yorker)

Gitta Seiler: About Girls (New Yorker)

From Newsweek…

Alejandro Cartagena: Mexican Workers Commute (Newsweek)

Trevor Snapp: The Hunt for Joseph Kony (Newsweek)

Jared Moossy: Beirut: A Vibrant City of Contradictions (Newsweek)

Recent features on the New York Times Lens blog…

Mary Ellen Mark: The Prom (NYT Lens) Related

Annabel Clark: A Most Intimate Bond (NYT Lens)

Eric Thayer: GOP Campaign Trail (NYT Lens)

Lijie Zhang: Rare Illnesses (NYT Lens)

Sven Torfinn: Mogadishu (NYT Lens)

Sean Kernan: Breaking Into Prison (NYT Lens)

Max Whittaker: Unincorporated Towns (NYT Lens)

Abir Abdullah: ‘Death Traps’ in Dhaka (NYT Lens)

Ilona Szwarc: Girls and Their Dolls (NYT Lens)

Ozier Muhammad: Portraits of Harlem’s Clergy (NYT Lens)

Richard Perry: The New York Commute (NYT Lens)

Michael Keating: A Friend’s Life (NYT Lens)

Angelos Tzortzinis: Street Clashes in Greece (NYT Lens)

Garry Winogrand: 1960 DNC (NYT Lens)

Jared Soares: Hip-Hop Culture in Small-Town America (NYT Lens)

Jim Cummins: Picturing Jimi, Janis, Miles and Duke (NYT Lens)

From New York Times itself…

Meridith Kohut: In Venezuela, A Shortage of Staples (NYT)

Adam Ferguson: Myanmar Elections (NYT)

Sven Torfinn: In Somalia’s Capital, Hope and Reconstruction (NYT)

Benedicte Kurzen: Nigeria Population Rise (NYT)

Jehad Nga: In Libya, Militias Become a Political Force (NYT)

From Magnum..

Surprising topic,but always eager to see Pellegrin’s work..

Paolo Pellegrin:Turkish Oil Wrestlers (Magnum)

Martin Parr: No Worries (Magnum)

From VII…

Gary Knight: Rat Hole Mining in Meghalaya (VII)

Ed Kashi: Photojournalisms (VII Magazine)

Seamus Murphy: Inside Syria (VII)

Erin Trieb: Battle Company (VII Mentor)

Giovanni Cocco: Islam Denied (VII Mentor)

Sim Chi Yin: Burmese Spring (VII Mentor)

From Panos Pictures…

Warrick Page: Pakistan’s Hungry Children (Panos)

Fernando Moleres: A Life of Devotion (Panos)

Christian Als: Exposed (Panos) multimedia

Stephan Vanfleteren: Sao Paulo – The World in a City (Panos)

Oleg Klimov: Along Russia’s Shores (Panos)

Dan White: Sak Yant – Sacred Tattoos (Panos)

From NOOR..

Alixandra Fazzina: The Flowers of Afghanistan (NOOR)

Jon Lowenstein: Female Chain Gang (NOOR)

From Reuters…

Andrew Biraj: Brothel Bonds That Bind (Reuters)

Damir Sagolj: Surviving Japan’s Tsunami Disaster (Reuters)

Marcos Brindicci: Falklands at Last (Reuters)

From zReportage..

Bahram Mark Sobhani: Going the Distance (zReportage)

David Ryder: The Tallest Hurdle (zReportage)

From Institute…

Simon Norfolk: Erbil, Iraq (Institute)

From Foto8…

Marcus Bleasdale: The Voices of the Children of the LRA (Foto8)

Alessandro Vincenzi: The School Hidden in  a House (Foto8)

Claudia Leisinger: The Last Days of the Billingsgate Porters (Foto8)

Mark Esplin: Tropical Storm Sendong (Foto8)

From Global Post…

Will Baxter: Kachin Conflict (Global Post)

Will Baxter: Myanmar: Suu Kyi fever (Global Post)

From various sources…

The below Martin Parr photo made me think of others he has taken in similar vein, and I did a quick little experiment by digging into the Magnum Photos archives…in the end I found less very similar ones I had thought, but he sure loves fast food and ice cream..Take a look here.

Martin Parr: American South (CNN photo blog)

Glenna Gordon: Reality Kony2012 Missed (Wired Raw File blog)

From April NGM that I didn’t share the last time…

Phyllis Galembo: African Masks (NGM)

Alejandro Chaskielberg: Turkana (Dazed and Confused)

Polly Braden: Decade in China (Telegraph)

Barat Ali Batoor: The Exploitation of Afghanistan’s ‘Dancing Boys’ (Washington Post)

Thorne Anderson: Afghanistan the Beautiful (Foreign Policy)

Kayte Brimacombe: Autism (Guardian)

John Vink: Cambodia: Year of the Dragon on Bokor Mountain  (Photographer’s website)

Mae Ryan: Transactivations (KPCC, Los Angeles Public Radio, Vimeo)

Interviews and Talks

Sebastian Junger (Outside)

Lauren Greenfield (Filmfestivaltraveller.com)

Mary Ellen Mark : Simple Portraits, Complex Camera (NYT Lens)

Mary Ellen  Mark (Profoto Vimeo)

Weegee (Soundportraits)

Rene Burri (Phaidon)

Bruce Davidson (New Yorker)

Kathy Ryan (Overdose.am)

Kathy Ryan (FOAM)

Kadir Van Lohuizen (Nikon blog)

Kristen Ashburn (aday.org)

Gary Knight (PDN)

Joel Meyerowitz (Leica Vimeo)

Ed Kashi : misuse of photographs (Soros.org)

photo: Lynsey Addario, 2008 Getty Grants winner

Jamie Penney : Senior Photo Editor Getty Images, on applying for Getty Grants (Getty blog)

Eamonn McCabe (BBC)

David Bailey, Don McCullin, Terry O’Neill and Harry Benson (BBC Radio Front Row)

Patrick Brown (VICE)

Mark Power (IdeasTap)

Don McCullin (BBC)

Richard Mosse (PDN)

Tom Stoddart (Leica blog)

Lynsey Addario (Charlie Rose)

Mark Seliger (GQ)

W.H. Hunt (burn)

News, Articles, and Reports

Washington Post: Tim Hetherington’s legacy: A mother’s perspective on her son’s war photography

James Brabazon: Remembering Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros (Newsweek)

PDN: Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros: Remembering Them As They Lived

Tim Hetherington : Photographs Not Taken (Lightbox)

BJP: Photographers honoured with Pulitzer Prizes | Full list of Pulitzer winners and finalists at Pulitzer.org

NYT Lens: Pulitzer Prizes: The Effects of War at Home

BBC: Photo of Afghan girl after bomb attack wins Pulitzer

PDN: Anton Hammerl’s Remains May Have Been Unearthed in Libya

CNN: Almost Dawn in Libya (Youtube video)

CNN: Paul Conroy footage of escaping Homs

Poynter: MaryAnne Golon named Washington Post’s new director of photography

Photoshelter: The 7 Common Tax Mistakes Made By Photographers

PhotoShelter: How We Hire Photographers: New York Magazine

Independent: Bruce Davidson’s photographs captured Harlem street life in the 1960s

BBC: Pricing nature and protecting journalists : Toby Smith and Sophie Gerrard

PDN: Collector Sues Eggleston Over New Prints of Limited Edition Works

PDN: Q&A: Art Collector Jonathan Sobel Explains His Beef with William Eggleston

Knight Digital Media Center: 8 Tips for Telling Beautiful Multimedia Stories

Poynter: What journalists should know about Instagram, bought by Facebook

BJP: The Photographers’ Gallery to celebrates London 2012 Olympics

PDN: Quincy Jones Denies Copyright Infringement Claim

Lucy Davies in Telegraph: Arnold Newman: the art of sitting still | Even the most camera-shy creative powerhouses would stop everything for Arnold Newman

Sean O’Hagan in Guardian: Roger Ballen, photographer: are you ready to enter his world? | The American photographer has been taking photographs in South Africa for much of the past 40 years – but the brutal conceptualism of his work leaves me cold

Lightbox: Danny Lyon: The World Is Not My Home

Lightbox: The Search for the Best New Black-and-White Photographers

Kathy Ryan with the back story behind Steve Schapiro’s photograph of Muhammad Ali..

Kathy Ryan: Muhammad Ali Meets His Wife (New York Times Magazine 6th floor blog)

NYT Mag 6th Floor blog: On Simon Roberts’ ‘Let This Be a Sign’

Guardian: The Month in Review

Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Pedro Ugarte

Guardian: Featured photojournalist: How Hwee Young

Guardian: Photographer John Myers’ best shot

Verve: James McKay

Verve: Lara Ciarabellini

BJP: French organisation of professional photographers has launched a controversial campaign for photographers’ rights

Fstoppers: On the Set with Annie Leibovitz

The Literate Lens: Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing

NPR: Paintball Journalism? Former Ranger, Journalists Trade Shots With Hezbollah

If this really works, this is very cool! Stolen Camera Finder

Events and Workshops

This Wednesday…23 April…See you there?

SlideLuck PotShow London, 81 Leonard Street

This should be very cool…

Frontline Club Photo Week 2012

Photo week 2012: VII Photo Seminar

This weekend in London…

World Photo London : April 27-29 : All events : free events  : The Business of Photography Seminar

London Festival of Photography Programme

Foto8 events (PDF)

Donald Weber is organising another grant writing workshop

Grant Writing Workshop with Donald Weber  in Los Angeles, June 16 & 17

Magnum Professional Practice London

Agencies and Collectives

Was looking at some advertising photography the other day… Check out Art Department…It represents Steve McCurry, Mary Ellen Mark, and Platon for commercial work…

Art Department

VII: April newsletter

VII: iSee prints for sale

Reportage by Getty Images: Giulio di Sturco joins roster as a Featured Contributor

Magnum Photos: April Newsletter

Magnum Foundation:   Foundation Launches Partnership with Mother Jones

Prime Collective : April newsletter

Aletheia Photos

Press & Editorial Photography course at University College Falmouth have an agency, Cartel Photos, for their current undergraduates and alumni. Mentored by Panos Pictures. Check out this YouTube clip for more info.

Cartel Photos introduction (Youtube)


Magnum crew on the road again…

Postcards From America (Tumblr blog)

Polish Documentary Photography Links

Awards, Grants and Competitions

Congratulations to all the people selected to this year’s Joop Swart Masterclass

photo: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Joop Swart Masterclass 2012 Participants announced (World Press Photo)

Rory Peck Awards 2012

Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2012

Enter Foto8 Summershow, get a chance to exhibit work in London, attend a great party, and most importantly, support the work Foto8 do…

Foto8 Summershow 2012 

Marie Claire International Photography Award

2012 Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded to Ten Photographers (PDN)

Getty Grants

Arles Photography Open Salon

Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award on International Photography : Call for submissions (PDF) : entry form (PDF)

Les Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War Correspondents

BJP: Mono winners announced

London Festival Fringe  : London Photography Award 2012 shortlist 

Moving Walls 20 :  Documentary Photography Project at the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project at the Open Society Foundations : annual exhibition of social-issue documentary photography.

Open Society  2012 Production Grant to Individuals  from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan


Aaron Siskind Fund

Emerging Photographer Fund

KL Photo Awards 2012 Shortlisted

Apps and Books

World Press Photo 2012 App (iTunes)

Really want to get VII Photo’s Questions Without Answers book…

photo: Alexandra Boulat

Geo (GER): Questions Without Answers by VII Photo

CNN: Review on Questions without Answers 

James Whitlow Delano: Black Tsunami ( e-book)



Ben Lowy : Spring 2012 promo

Kayte Brimacombe

Phyllis Galembo

Jane Stockdale

Carl Court

Alessandro Vincenzi

Mark Esplin

Claudia Leisinger

To finish off…as usual..some quirkyness…

Check out Story Wheel… pretty cool site for all Instagram users…

Related… Mastergram

Also… Virtual Lighting Studio

WSJ’s Best and Worst Jobs 2012

Airplane Lavatory Self-Portraits

And Doonesbury on unpaid work

Soon passing 1,000,000 all-time views for the site…and 30,000 followers for @photojournalism… Thanks for visiting and following!

Written by Mikko Takkunen

April 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Posted in photojournalism


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