Wednesday 23 March 2011

So we finally got the good news on Monday that Addario, Hicks, Farrell, and Shadid had been released. You can read the account of their detention on the New York Times website…

Articles - NYT: 4 Times Journalists Held Captive in Libya Faced Days of Brutality (NYT: March 2011) an earlier article Freed Times Journalists Give Account of Captivity

Articles - CPJ: Times reporters freed in Libya; 13 still missing, detained (CPJ: March 2011)

NB. Joe Raedle of Getty and David Clark and Roberto Schmidt of AFP, mentioned in the CPJ article above have been reported free this morning and leaving Libya.

Articles – BJP: Reuters’ photographer Goran Tomasevic scores front page success (BJP: March 2011)

Alex Majoli’s Libya work in black and white now on Magnum site… There are several photos in there that were previously shown in colour on Newsweek’s site..I think I prefer the black and white ones….

Features and Essays - Alex Majoli: Libya Uprising (Magnum: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Franco Pagetti: Libya, Dreaming of a Revolution (VII: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Luis Sinco: Libya (LA Times: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Andy Rocchelli, Gabriele Micalizzi: Libya Civil War (Cesuralab: March 2011)

Ben Lowy has been posting some  iPhone Hipstas from Libya on his Tumblr…

Tumblr Ben Lowy

Christopher Morris’ updated Libya gallery on Lightbox here.

Features and Essays - Marco Salustro: Volunteer Human Shields in Tripoli (Corbis: March 2011)

Interviews – Patrick Baz Is in His Element in Libya (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Backstory on the release of the Guardian’s Ghaith Abdul Ahad from Libya last week (via @foodforyoureyes)…

Articles – Press Gazzette: Guardian editor gives credit to Turkey and Libya as he reveals inside story of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad’s release (Press Gazzette: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Baptiste Giroudon: Egypt:Life after the Revolution (Photographer’s website: March 2011)

Articles – BagNewsNotes: Alan Chin on the Middle East: Ghosts of Suez and Srebrenica (BNN: March 2011)

Articles - BagNewsNotes: Nicole Tung in Eastern Libya: Fresh To My Virgin Eyes (BNN: March 2011) (NB: post includes one extremely graphic image)

Articles - Jorg Colberg: A War of Images (Conscientious: March 2011)

Over 1,600 clicks on the ‘photo within a photo’ from Libya seen below, that I put on Twitpic the other day… So here it is again.. On the left you can see Paul Conroy’s photo, and if you look closely, you can see a pair of legs behind Tyler Hicks (first photographer from the right). I’m fairly certain, those legs belong to Yuri Kozyrev, who is taking the photo on the right pretty much at the same exact moment… Fairly random observation, I know, but still kinda interesting I thought…

To Japan..

From Newsweek…

Features and Essays - Q. Sakamaki: Aftermath (Newsweek: March 2011) Japan

Features and Essays - Peter Blakely: Japan: Relief Efforts Amid the Devastation (Newsweek: March 2011) Blakely’s website

MSNBC has a section titled Outside The Frame on their Photoblog, where AP photojournalist David Guttenfelder shares his experience covering the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan…A bit like the Backstory in Lightbox

Features and Essays - MSNBC: Outside the Frame (MSNBC: March 2011)

They also have panoramics from Japan on the Photoblog here, as well as some  ‘Japan before and after the earthquake, tsunami’ sliders

Some panoramic composites also on Lightbox, slightly differently executed though, and surprisingly by nobody other than James Nachtwey… 

Dispatch from Japan: James Nachtwey’s Impressions in Words and Pictures

Domic Nahr’s updated Japan gallery on Lightbox here.

Great BJP article on photographers working in Japan at the moment…

Articles – BJP: Japan Earthquake: Photographing the aftermath (BJP: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Donald Weber: Capital of the Third Millennium (VII Network: March 2011) Brasilia, Brazil

Looking forward to seeing this movie, although I am a bit sceptical as to whether it’ll be any good…

MoviesBang Bang Club trailer (Apple)

Articles - BJP: Movie to recount Bang Bang Club’s story (BJP: March 2011)

2011 FotoEvidence Book Award Winner…

Interviews - Paula Bronstein (Fotoevidence: March 2011)

Interviews - Terry O’Neill (Telegraph: March 2011)

Awards - The shortlist for the first World Press Photo multimedia contest has been announced (WPP: March 2011) From BJP

Articles / Tutorials and Tips - Mike Davis: Some Things To Consider When Entering Contests (Mike Davis blog: March 2011)

Videos Joel Meyerowitz 1981 Film

Articles -PDN: Appropriation Artist Richard Prince Liable for Infringement, Court Rules (PDN: March 2011) Also:  A Photo Editor: Richard Prince Loses Fair Use Argument (APE: March 2011)

Articles - Phaidon: Martin Parr takes cover for Esquire’s 20th anniversary (Phaidon: March 2011)

Agencies - David Chancellor joins Institute

Exhibitions - Tate Modern: Burke + Norfolk: Photographs From The War In Afghanistan : 6 May  –  10 July 2011 : Free entry!

Events Contact VS ASA Collective Slideshow evening (NB: Facebook link), 1st April : London

Exhibitions Laura Hynd, Michael Grieve, JH Engstrom and Tereza Zelenkova are on show at the Oblong Gallery until 23 March (BJP: March 2011)

I went to University College of Falmouth second year BA Press and Editorial Photography students’ exhibition, Progression, at Calument London…It’s a show of 34 photographs, one by each of the students on the course.

The exhibition is up for a month. Go and have a look if you happen to wonder around the Euston area in London, or have business in the aforementioned establishment. Big thanks to Dan Cainey for having invited me to the opening. Several promising works on display, so it was a pleasure.

BlogsHere by Harry Hardie

PhotographersYunghi Kim

Photographers - Shamil Tanna

PhotographersTal Cohen

Written by Mikko Takkunen

March 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Saturday 19 March 2011

UPDATE Monday 21 March 12.25pm GMT… news just posted on The New York Times website… Libya Releases 4 Times Journalists http://nyti.ms/flAz1P Hurray!


From left: Addario, Moore, Pickett, Poupin, and Hicks.

Photos: Paul Conroy/ Reuters /

As I’m sure all of you know by now, Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks along with videographer Stephen Farrell, and NYT”s Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid went missing in Libya earlier this week (the news on NPPA / NYT ). The team were later reported to have been detained my Gaddafi’s security forces. On Friday, New York Times reported that that the Libyan government had promised to release the Times journalists. It has passed 6pm GMT on Saturday,when I’m writing this, and unfortunately it seems that the Libyans haven’t kept their word. I hope Addario, Hicks, Farrell, and Shadid will be released as soon as possible. My fear is that the coalition launched attacks on Libya have complicated the matter quite a bit…

Kozyrev, Addario, Hicks, Sobecki by John Moore/ Getty Images

Articles - NYT Lens: Libya Says It Will Release Times Journalists (NYT Lens: March 2011) Related: NPPA: Lynsey Addario’s Husband Appeals To Muammar el-Qaddafi (NPPA: March 2011)

Christopher Morris’ Libya work featured on Lightbox..

Features and Essays – Christopher Morris: Gaddafi’s Libya (TIME Lightbox: March 2011)

If you’d like to see Christopher’s own edit, you can see it on his website here.

Having browsed his site today, I noticed a link to this good piece on the Digital Journalist about him, from 2001…At the bottom of the page there’s nine videos with Morris, but unfortunately I didn’t manage to view them…maybe you have better luck…

Articles – Grazia Neri: The Battlefields of Christopher Morris (Digital Journalist: 2001)

More Libya…

Take another look at the photo on top of this post..I noticed that Yuri Kozyrev has a photo of the same scene  (see below) in his Libya gallery on TIME website …Taken almost the exact same moment…I think it’s Kozyrev’s legs behind Hicks… So his is like a photo within a photo (see them side by side here)…First thing that comes to mind is that both Conroy and Kozyrev have a lot of guts to continue taking photos in a situation that must have been rather threatening as Addario and Co are already running away from the scene…Another is that it seems like there were loads of photographers- well at least seven –  at this scene…As I mentioned regarding the Egypt turmoil, it’s not surprising photographers move in pacts in dangerous situations, but at the same it means that there’s a lot of overlap between their work, and the viewers  will not not get as comprehensive coverage of each conflict as they’d might first  imagine having looked at several photographers’ work.

Photo: Yuri Kozyrev

Another thing about Kozyrev’s photo and a lot of photos on TIME’s photo galleries for that matter…I’ve noticed they often seem to look really nice in terms of  what I call ‘punchiness’ ( good mix of contrast/saturation) and generally better processed than photographs on most other sites…To me that is evident even by comparing for instance the above Kozyrev frame with the top one by Conroy… I’ve often wondered if they have a person working on the files at the picture desk to give them a certain look… I wouldn’t be too surprised if it were so…Although this might of course be just a silly assumption of mine, and I really don’t know the inner workings of TIME’s picture desk, or any others’ for that matter, but do have a look for yourself, photos in their galleries do often seem to look really well – but not overly –  processed.

Features and Essays – Kosuke Okahara: Libya (Russian Reporter: March 2011)

Now to Japan…

I was hoping on Tuesday that we could also see some of James Nachtwey’s work from Japan in TIME’s Lightbox, and my wishes came true…The below photograph is one of the most remarkable in the series, in my opinion….cars floating like dead fishes…

Features and Essays – James Nacthwey: Japan Devastation (TIME Lightbox: March 2011)

Articles – TIME Lightbox: First Person: A Single Frame From Japan’s Tsunami Aftermath by David Guttenfelder (TIME LB: March 2011)

Interviews - Shiho Fukada : Returning to a Nightmare in Japan (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Panos Pictures archive on Japan by Adam Dean, Noriko Hayashi et all

Andrew Burton’s blog posts with loads of photos Japanese Earthquake, Post 2Thoughts on Situations Involving Bodies

Features and Essays – Adam Dean: Photographs from Japan (New Yorker Photo Booth: March 2011)

Analysis on Japan coverage…

Articles - David Campbell: Covering Japan’s disaster: A visual journalist Dan Chung’s reflections (DC blog: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Gianni Giosue: Japan (Photographer’s archive: March 2011)

Giles Duley is a British photographer wounded in Afghanistan. Please visit http://gilesduley.com/ with links to Giles Duley Fund and Giles’ website…

Articles - NYT: Giles Duley, British Photographer Wounded in Afghanistan Shows Signs of Improvement (NYT At War blog: March 2011)

Awards – Mitch Epstein Wins the Prix Pictet Photography Prize (TIME Lightbox: March 2011) the news on BJP site

Interviews - Ashley Gilbertson (Fotoevidence: March 2011)

InterviewsMichiel Munneke : World Press Photo’s managing director discusses the upcoming multimedia contest (WPP: March 2011)

Features / Articles - Newsweek: Henri Huet’s Wartime Masterpieces (Newsweek: March 2011)

Articles – New Yorker Photo Booth: Favorite shoots with Elizabeth Biondi (New Yorker: March 2011)

Articles – New Yorker Photo Booth: Elizabeth Biondi, Fifteen Years at The New Yorker (New Yorker: March 2011)

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the passing of Philip Jones Griffiths…

Articles - Sean Gallagher: Remembering Philip Jones Griffiths (Photographer’s blog: March 2011)

Interviews - Philip Jones Griffiths (Youtube)

Interviews - Pete Brook (Sojournposse: March 2011)

InterviewsAnastasia Taylor-Lind (BJP: March 2011)

Always a giggle to read Peter Dench’s diary on Professional Photographer magazine…

Articles – Peter Dench: The Dench Diary December (PP: March 2011)

Tutorials and Tips duckrabbit’s tips on making photofilms

I’ve raved about Simon Wheatley’s London grime work plenty of times during this blog’s 3+ years history, and it was great to hear last year that the work was going to come out as a book…I’ve shared some links related to the book several times before, but here’s one more from BJP earlier this week.. It features spreads from the book, so take a look…

Books - BJP: Simon Wheatley’s Time of Grime (BJP: March 2011)

If you have never seen Wheatley’s Inner City Youth on Magum in Motion’s website, do yourself a favour and click here.

Events – Anders Petersen and JH Engström to speak at National Media Museum event on March 22

Articles - NPPA: Brian Lanker, 63, Loses Brief Battle With Cancer (NPPA: March 2011)

Articles - BJP Photography class opens its doors to the world (BJP: March 2011)

My friend Laia Abril did some work in Scotland recently on a girl suffering from bulimia… The stills were published in D Repubblica in Italy…and you can see the tear sheets on her website

I’ve also seen a great multimedia that Laia had put together on the same girl, a piece she is still pitching around, and hopefully someone picks it up. I will share the link here, of course, once that happens…

Articles – TIME Lightbox: Bill Cunningham: The Original Street Fashion Photographer (TIME LB: March 2011)

Photographers - Bryan Tarnowski

Events – London event to focus on women photographers : Apple Store (London) : 04 April at 7pm : “Firecracker, an online platform dedicated to supporting and showcasing European women photographers, is hosting its first event in London, bringing together Tessa Bunney, Laura Hynd and Leonie Purchas”

Written by Mikko Takkunen

March 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Tuesday 15 March 2011

PJ Links is now coming from London. Moved to E15 yesterday. Feeling very optimistic. I’ve always loved visiting the city and it feels good to be actually calling it my home now. Hopefully the decision to move here proves a wise one also professionally. Very much also looking forward to making the most of what London photography scene has to offer. It should definitely be easier to meet people in person here. Was already very pleased to have met @Yumi_Goto yesterday in central London. She’s been in the UK for a couple of weeks after having come to give a talk at Format festival. Was also briefly introduced to @ZarinaHolmes from Sojournposse and Mariateresa Salvatin from Slideluck Potshow London. Hoping to get a chance to talk more with both ladies soon. The next SLPS London event, by the way,  will be in June and it will be curated by Yumi.

Now back to business…

Everyone was talking about the new Lightbox blog launched by TIME magazine’s photo department yesterday…I’m excited too. I’ve always been a big fan of their photo features..Every post I do seems to have one or two essays from their site…Lightbox looks like a brilliant addition to TIME’s photo offerings… And the best thing is, you can view slideshows without having to load each of the photographs on a new URL, like in their photo essays galleries. One of the sections of the new blog, is called In Progress, which promises exclusive look at new work… the first photographer featured in the section is Dominic Nahr and his work from Japan, where he is covering the earthquake/tsunami aftermath…See below…I saw Patrick Witty tweet yesterday that James Nachtwey is also on assignment in Japan. Would be great to see his work in In Progress too…

Features and Essays - Dominic Nahr: Amid Japan’s Devastation (TIME Lightbox: March 2011)

Japan in Boston Globe’s Big Picture… Japan: New fears as the tragedy deepens

Lightbox has an interview with one hero of mine ,  well one of all of ours..Eugene Richards..

InterviewsEugene Richards (TIME Lightbox: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Marcus Bleasdale: One Voice, One Thousand Children [part2] (VII Magazine: March 2011)

The third Prix Pictet winner will be announced  in Paris on Thursday, and the latest Sunday Times Magazine featured some of the nominees…and as @AshGilbertson mentioned on Twitter end of the week, Chris Jordan’s series really is pretty amazing…

Features and Essays – Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre (Photographer’s website: March 2011)

Also saw the below photo , which I quite like,  by Edgar Martins in the Sunday Times Magazine, but remembering the Martins/NYT mag assignment saga relating to manipulation of his photographs, my pleasure of looking at Martins’ photo was slightly undermined by doubt that might it be rather manipulated also…

Libya…Damn.. I really thought Gaddafi’s days were numbered as a leader two weeks ago, but he held off, and it’s looking pretty bad for the rebels now…

Features and Essays - Alex Majoli: Libya at War (Newsweek: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Finnbarr O’Reilly: Rebel Portraits (Reuters: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Alessandro Gandolfi: Libya (Parallelozero: March 2011)

Michael Christopher Brown’s Libya Hipstas now on burn…

Features and Essays - Michael Christopher Brown: Libya (burn: March 2011)

Yuri Kozyrev’s Libya gallery on TIME website now up to 87 photographs.

New York Times’ Libya gallery now up to 276 photographs.

Interviews Marco Di Lauro (BJP: March 2011) Photographer tells BJP he was detained and deported from Yemen, as he tried to cover the unrest

Going through latest NGM (April 2011) features earlier…It’s 15th again, so I was pretty sure they’d have some new ones on offer…

Features and Essays - Diane Cook and Len Jenshel: New York’s High Line (NGM: April 2011 issue) New Yorkers can float over busy streets in an innovative park.

Gerd Ludwig in there too…

Features and Essays – Gerd Ludwig: Crimea (NGM: April 2011 issue) Russia’s paradise lost belongs to Ukraine—and that’s where the trouble begins.

Features and Essays – Shiho Fukada: Tension and Theater at China’s Congress (NYT Lens: March 2011)

My Canadian mate @keithvass sent me a link to this…

Articles – Toronto Star Photo Blog: Kid Goes to War (Toront Star: March 2011)

Interviews - Lise Sarfati (ASX: March 2011)

Interviews and Talks - Kenneth Jarecke and David Burnett (Jarecke blog: March 2011)

Interviews and Talks – Peta Pixel: 14 Powerful TED Talks by Photographers (Peta Pixel: 2010)

Getty Images is hiring…

Jobs - Photographers’ Agent

Forgot to mention, I also met London photographer Ore Huiying yesterday. Yumi was staying at hers…

Photographers - Ore Huiying

Photographers - Jason Wallis

PhotographersMichael T Regan

Photographers - Stuart Matthews

Photographers - Eva-Lotta Jansson

Second year BA Press and Editorial Photography student Dan Cainey from University College Falmouth was in touch about the second year students’ show opening at Calumet gallery,93-103 Drummond Street,London NW1 2hJ early next week…

Exhitions - Falmouth Progression : Private View at 6:00pm on Tuesday 22 of March

Photographers - Dan Cainey

Written by Mikko Takkunen

March 16, 2011 at 12:05 am

Posted in photojournalism

Saturday 12 March 2011

Paolo Pellegrin in Libya for the New York Times Magazine…

Features and Essays - Paolo Pellegrin: Scenes from the Libyan Exodus (NYT Magazine: March 2011)

Sunday Herald (Scotland) picture editor Ross Gilmore kindly sent a link to a Libya slideshow he had put on the newspaper’s website… Several brilliant photos by John Moore (see below), Marco Longari, et al….

Features and Essays - Sunday Herald: Libya (various photographer: Libya (Sunday Herald: March 2011)

Articles - Guardian Eyewitness: Emilio Morenatti: Migrant workers on the Tunisia-Libya border (Guardian: March 2011)

Guardian: Protests in Benghazi, eastern Libya (Guardian: March 2011) Protesters mass together under the pre-Gaddafi Libyan flag in the court square after Friday prayers in Benghazi, which has become the capital of the rebel movement

Dictator chic… Vanity Fair: Colonel Qaddafi—A Life in Fashion (VF: 2009)

Michael Christopher Brown doing Hipstas in Libya…

Features and Essays – Michael Christopher Brown: Libya (Photographer’s website: March 2011)

Don’t remember having seen Kosuke Okahara’s work in colour before…

Features and Essays - Kosuke Okahara:  Refugees at Libya’s borders with Tunisia (Russian Reporter: March 2011)


Updated TIME gallery with Yuri Kozyrev’s Libya work

NYT have continued to update their’s also… The below Lynsey Addario photo from 8 March really stuck in my mind…

Updated New York Times Libya gallery, up to 248 photos when I’m writing this

Nicole Tung in Libya, covering her first war, on BagNewsNotes…

Features and Essays – Nicole Tung: Eastern Libya (BNN: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Gabriele Stabile, Andy Rocchelli: Tunisian-Libyan Border (Cesuralab: March 2011)

InterviewsTyler Hicks In the Thick of Libya’s Brutal Fighting (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Zed Nelson had the Guardian Weekend cover today with 24 photos over 10 pages inside….

Features and Essays – Zed Nelson: Disappearing Tribes (Guardian: March 2011) Zed Nelson’s photographs capture the human face behind disappearing Britain – the war veterans, the miners, the boxers and the fishermen. Blake Morrison reflects on the price of progress

Features and Essays - Patrick Zachmann: Chinese Journal (Magnum: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Anastasia Taylor-Lind: The Return of the Female Cossacks (Marie Claire: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Sean Smith: Gang violence in Caracas (Guardian: March 2011) Gang warfare killed 14,000 people last year alone in Caracas. Sean Smith documents the violence that plagues the slums of Venezuela’s capital. Warning: Contains distressing images

Features and Essays - Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet: Tunupa’s Tears (Panos: March 2011) Bolivia

Features and Essays - Michael Webster: Brooklyn Carnival (Burn: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Finbarr O’Reilly: Looking Through Afghanistan’s Closed Doors (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Chris Gregory: The Well: Covering Capitol Hill (Chris Gregory Vimeo: March 2011) Gregory’s website

Features and Essays –  Majid Saeedi: Deadly legacy: Afghan landmine victims in portraits (TIME: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Emily Bunt: Beloved (Foto8: March 2011) Bunt’s website

Features and Essays - Alex Masi: Buddhas of Bamiyan (BBC: March 2011)

InterviewsElizabeth Biondi (lalettredelaphotographie.com: March 2011)

Interviews - Alec Soth (Photocrew.com: March 2011)

Interviews – Alex Prager in conversation with Yancey Richardson (Aperture Foundation Vimeo: 2011)

Interviews and Talks – Joel Meyerowitz (BJP: March 2011)

InterviewsMartin Brink (Ubranautica: 2011)

Events – Chris Steele-Perkins Photovoice talk in London on Monday 14th March.

Grants MF Announces Funds for New Independent Documentary Photography Projects (Magnum Emergency Foundation Emergency Fund)

Articles – Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Andy Wong (Guardian: March 2011) Beijing-based Associated Press photographer Andy Wong captures daily life in the Chinese capital

Articles – Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Rodrigo Abd (Guardian: March 2011) The Guatemala-based, award-winning Associated Press photographer joins the world’s biggest party as Rio de Janeiro celebrates carnival

Articles – PDN: Tax Rule Changes and Tips That Will Save You Money on Your 2010 Returns (PDN: March 2011)

Videos - Pieter Hugo:  Spoek Mathambo music video (Dazed and Confused: March 2011)

Articles / Tutorials and Tips – Lightstalkers: Insurance for freelancers working in conflict zones (LS: 2011)

Photographers - Andrew Moore

Photographers - Tom Jamieson

Written by Mikko Takkunen

March 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Tuesday 8 March 2011

We’re still in Libya…

Features and Essays – Alex Majoli: Libyans Flood Tunisia’s Border Zone (Newsweek: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Christopher Morris: Muammar Gaddafi’s Tripoli (TIME: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Moises Saman: Libyan Crisis (Magnum: March 2011)

NYT’s Libya gallery updated with photos from yesterday

Earlier today, I was reading March 14 issue of TIME with a lot of Yuri Kozyrev’s photos from Libya and Yemen…

See Kozyrev’s updated Libya gallery on Time’s website here.

His Yemen work..It was interesting to compare the photos online and in print…Something I noticed regarding these Yemen ones, was that the frames in print didn’t look half as punchy as online…Love the toning…

Features and Essays – Yuri Kozyrev: On the Ground in Yemen (TIME: February 2011)

Emphas.is has launched..

Crowdfunding - Emphas.is

Articles – NYT: Financing Photojournalism by Subscription (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Kadir van Lohuizen’s ViaPanAm is one of the Emphas.is projects…

Features and Essays – Kadir van Lohuizen:  ViaPanAm (Project website: 2011)

Features and Essays - Graeme Robertson: Guatemalan street children (Guardian: March 2011)

I seem to recall that Boston Globe’s Big Picture has been doing several of these monthly round-ups of Afghanistan in the past… these are from February…

Features and Essays – Boston Globe: Afghanistan February 2011 (Boston Globe Big Picture: March 2011)

Speaking of Afghanistan, I just started reading Sebastian Junger’s War… First 30 pages really sucked me in…

Features and Essays – Steve Davis: Elegy for a Small Idaho Town (NYT Lens: March 2011) Davis’ website

Bruce Haley on NYT Lens and New Yorker Photo Booth…

Features and Essays - Bruce Haley: Rebuilding Lives in Former Soviet Lands (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Bruce Haley: Postcard from Nagorno-Karabakh and beyond (New Yorker: March 2011)

Haley’s website

Features and Essays – Mark Ovaska: The Search For Glacier Gold (NPR: March 2011)

Talent calls…

Agencies – Magnum Photos issues annual submission call (BJP: March 2011)

MagazinesFOAM Magazine Talent Call

Loads of interviews…

Interviews - Bruce Gilden (BJP: March 2011) Exclusive video: Bruce Gilden goes “head on” in Derby

Interviews - Stanley Greene (Youtube)

Interviews - Steve McCurry (Pro Photographers in Ireland Vimeo: 2011)

Interviews - Brent Lewin (Msnbc.com: March 2011)

Interviews - Nina Berman (APE: March 2011)

Interviews – Nick Turpin on street photography’s challenges (BJP: March 2011)

Interviews Michael Wolf welcomes World Press Photo controversy (BJP: March 2011)

Interviews - Lu Guang (Greenpeace Vimeo)

Magnum Foundation has a new website…

AgenciesMagnum Foundation

Articles - BBC: Right Here, Right Now: At the Format Festival in Derby (BBC: March 2011)

Back in time…

Articles - NYT: Tom Waits and Robert Frank, New York City, 1985 (NYT Magazine: March 2011)

Articles - Guardian: The big picture: Whitechapel 1972 (Guardian: March 2011)Ian Berry’s photograph, commissioned by the Whitechapel Gallery, captures a key moment of change in an area long used to a shifting population

PhotographersTodd Bigelow

Veronica got herself a new website…

Photographers - Veronica Sanchis Bencomo

Photographers - Nick Ballon

PhotographersAnnemarie Scholz

PhotographersNicole Tung

Copyright issues…

Articles - BJP: Photographers’ Gallery finds itself at centre of copyright row (BJP: March 2011)

Articles – Jeremy Nicholl: Dear Photographers, Lady Gaga Wants The Copyright On Your Work. Oh, And By The Way, So Do We (photographer’s blog: March 2011)

VideosSimon  Roberts uploaded  new 120 Seconds short films from the last couple of weeks (Simon Roberts Vimeo: March 2011)

Articles - Verve: Boris Heger (Verve: March 2011)

Workshops - Very affordable workshop with Joseph Rodriquez in Cardiff 21-24 March, organised by Third Floor Gallery

Exhibitions and Books – The month in photography (Guardian: March 2011) The Observer New Review’s monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books

Resources - LinkedIn …. I’ve had a LinkedIn profile for about a year, but I never got around to finishing my profile and adding contacts until recently…and I’ve noticed that not only is the site good for virtual networking with colleagues I know, but also with ones I don’t. I’ve managed for instance to find names of loads of  photo editors at different newspapers and magazines through my Linked In contacts, which is pretty useful (There is of course Agency Access but you have to pay for that)…and I guess that’s what the whole linking-in is about…

Speaking of LinkedIn… I noticed that VII Photo’s LinkedIn profile starts, maybe slightly peculiarly, with: ” The third most-important entity in photography”…as one might expect something more on the lines of, say ‘one of the most important entities in photography’…anyway…if VII are the third most important entity (finding the word entity a bit odd too), then I couldn’t help but thinking what are the two most important? Magnum Photos must one of the two for sure. The other? International Center of Photography was suggested on Twitter last night as were Getty…  Not trying to pick on VII here, of course…just food for funny thought.

About Twitter. I noticed I passed the 2,000 tweets mark yesterday. I got my profile on 19 January 2009, which based on my rough calculations means something like 2,6 tweets a day. The first ever tweet of mine? “Loves Paolo Pellegrin’s DC piece at Magnum in Motion http://tinyurl.com/8n5q64” – @photojournalism

Written by Mikko Takkunen

March 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Thursday 3 March 2011

I’m back from a two day flat hunting visit to London. I have really enjoyed the last few months in Brighton and going to miss the sea, but it makes more sense to live in the capital work-wise.. So gonna be moving yet again… hopefully for the last time in a while…Tired of packing and unpacking boxes… anyway, just to give you guys a heads up…from mid-March onwards your blog host will be London-based…Can’t wait… I guess now have to start planning some kind of a promo offensive to coincide with the move there…

But now to the links…with only two updates a week recently, I have – as always – loads to share…


The New York Times have put all their Libya photo coverage in one handy gallery…There’s 130 photos in it  as I’m writing this, but I’d imagine it continues to be updated…

Photo: Tyler Hicks

Features and Essays – NYT (various photographers): Scenes in Libya (NYT: March 2011)

Still amazed by Yuri Kozyrev’s work… He had some of the strongest photos coming out of Egypt and same can definitely be said for his Libya work…

Features and Essays - Yuri Kozurev: Libya (TIME: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Yuri Kozyrev: Workers Lost in Libya’s Turmoil (TIME: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Luis Sinco: Libya (LA Times: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Libya (ABC: March 2011) By the way, he was just featured on 500 Photographers

Interviews –  Platon : Photographing Gaddafi (TIME: February 2011)

Interviews - Lynsey Addario : At a Deadly, Shifting Front in Libya (NYT Lens: March 2011)

InterviewsMoises Saman : At an Eerie Crossroads in Tripoli (NYT Lens: March 2011)


Ivor Prickett has put his Egypt work on his website, including the 6×6 photos… Not to be missed…

Features and Essays - Ivor Prickett: Days of Anger (Photographer’s website: March 2011) Egypt

Interviews – Chris Hondros of Getty Images, reflecting on his coverage of the revolution in Egypt (Chicago Tribune Assignment Chicago: February 2011)


Articles - Guardian: Featured photojournalist: John Moore (Guardian: February 2011) Bahrain

Features and Essays – Hazel Thompson: Measure of a Woman (NYT Lens: March 2011) Finding a Place in Bahraini Society

BagNewsNotes coverage of the Middle East turmoil…

Features and Essays – BagNewsNotes (various photographers): Middle East Uprising (BNN: 2011)

Agnese Da Col from Cesuralab got in touch last week about some of the collective’s photographers’ features from North Africa… Never got around to sharing those links…so here they are..

Gabriele Micalizzi: Tunisian Revolution (Cesuralab: February 2011)

Gabriele Stabile: Mare Nostrum (Cesuralab: February 2011)

Andy Rocchelli: Algeria (Cesuralab: February 2011)

Gabriele Micalizzi: Cairo Turmoils (Cesuralab: February 2011)

To central Africa…

Features and Essays – Marcus Bleasdale: Kony’s Children (Newsweek: 2011) LRA

Features and Essays - Marcus Bleasdale: One Voice, One Thousand Children [part 1] (VII Magazine: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Pete Muller: Justice for Rape Victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo (TIME: March 2011)


Features and Essays – Lana Slezic: A Window Inside (Panos: March 2011) Portraits of Aghan women

Features and Essays – Lorenzo Tugnoli: Dog Fighting in Afghanistan (TIME: March 2011)

Interviews Louie Palu talks about his 5 years covering Afghanistan (BBC: March 2011)

Only got around checking the latest National Geographic Magazine features the other day… the features gallery is usually updated around 15th of every month with series from the following month’s magazine… So these are from the March issue…

Features and Essays – Michael Christopher Brown: Alaska Yukon Trek (NGM: March 2011)

Features and Essays - NGM (various photographers): Age of Man (NGM: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Fritz Hoffman: Battle for the Soul of Kung Fu (NGM: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Nick Cobbing: The Ocean Acid (Discover: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Martin Schoeller: Up Close and Personal (The Age: 2011)

Have to put a link up to this Parr series on Slate.. the photos are old, but any excuse to share a photo from Finland is a good one…

Features and Essays – Martin Parr: Bored Couples (Slate: 2011)

Features and Essays – Markel Redondo: In God’s Hands (Panos: February 2011) Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans risk their lives each year trying to reach the United States.

Format Festival opens today in Derby…Two related slideshows…

Features and Essays Joel Meyerowitz at the Format International Photography Festival – in pictures (Guardian: February 2011)

Features and Essays - BBC News – In pictures: Format Festival of Photography (BBC)

Features and Essays – Conor O’Leary: Glimpse (Photographer’s website: March 2011)

Projects JR is launching a global collaborative art project Inside Out

Awards – PDN30 2011

CrowdfundingTomas van Houtryve : 21st Century Communism

AgenciesVII Photo March Newsletter

Agencies – Magnum Photos – March Newsletter

Articles - Vladimir Vyatkin: What’s wrong with global photojournalism? (Russia Beyond the Headlines: 2011)

Going to Foundry this summer? I’m gonna… with Veronica… Check out the list of instructors…

Workshops - Foundry Photojournalism Workshop : Buenos Aires 2011 : Updated list of instructors

Would love to go to Eddie Adams too, if they’d only take me…

Workshops - Eddie Adams workshop : Apply

World Press Photo of the Year 2010 reduced to marketing spiel?

“Photo settings: D3, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G, ISO 800, 1/40 at f/3.2″

I always thought the Bieber shot was 645, as the dimensions aren’t 6×4/35mm…(more like 6×7 actually), and also because I seem to remember seeing a video of her shooting 645…Anyway…Looking at a photograph such as this and then to be talking about the equipment, doesn’t quite feel right to me, whether it’s the Nikon blog or me doing it…So I’m not going to dwell on this…

Articles - I Am Nikon: World Press Photo of the Year 2010 (Nikon blog: March 2010)

InterviewsJan Grarup on Photojournalism  (Fotosidan.se: 2011)

Interviews - Andy Clark : The Gulf War remembered (Reuters photo blog: February 2011)

Interviews - Christian Hansen (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Photographers - Reinaldo Loureiro

PhotographersJulie Dermansky

BooksThe Photo Book Club

Written by Mikko Takkunen

March 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Posted in photojournalism

Sunday 27 February 2011

This is probably one of the longest blog posts so far, at least in terms of number of links, so better get started right away…

Let’s start off with Yuri Kozyrev…The photographer sure seems to move a lot…First he impressed with his Egypt work, then he was in Bahrain, and now he is already in Libya…

Features and Essays - Yuri Kozyrev: Libya in Revolt (TIME: February 2011)

The New York Times have a very impressive line-up of photographers working for them in Libya, most recent addition being Lynsey Addario…Here’s the most recent (at the time of writing) NYT slideshow on Libya including work by Moises Saman,Ed Ou, Scott Nelson, Tyler Hicks, and Lynsey Addario….

Photo: Moises Saman

Features and Essays – NYT: As Embassies Close, People Flee Libya (Ou, Saman, Hicks, Nelson, and Addario)

Libya elsewhere…Tweeted by @TelegraphPics earlier today…

Features and Essays - Julian Simmonds: Libya (Telegraph: February 2011) “Exclusive pictures from Libya by Telegraph photographer Julian Simmonds”

From yesterday…

Features and Essays - Guardian: Libya (Guardian: February 2011)

This is from two days ago..

Features and Essays – Boston Globe Big Picture: Libya: Unrest and uncertainty (Boston Globe: February 2011)


Features and Essays - Gianni Cipriano: Lampedusa Flooded by Migrants from Tunisia (TIME: February 2011)

Liz Hingley’s Under Gods project  about different religions along one single Birmingham road,  which will be published as a book by Dewi Lewis later this month, was featured in a big way in Saturday’s Guardian Weekend Magazine…18 photos on six pages, plus one on the contents page… Here’s an iPhone snap of the opening spread…

And now go and see some of the photos here….

Features and Essays – Liz Hingley: Revolutionary road (Guardian: February 2011) Article by John Harris | Photographer Liz Hingley spent 18 months visiting Soho Road, Birmingham capturing the people who live here – people who have their roots in around 170 countries

Features and Essays – Steve McCurry: Desert Storm’s Surreal Final Days (TIME: February 2011) McCurry recounts the scene in Kuwait 20 years ago

Features and Essays - Kate Holt: Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan – audio slideshow (Guardian: February 2011) @katjaeholt | website

Features and Essays – Alixandra Fazzina:  Newborn Health and Survival: Spotlight on Pakistan (Heathlynewbornnetwork: February 2011) via @alixfazzina

Features and Essays - TIME – Pictures of week (TIME: February 2011)

TIME’s Pictures of the Week opens with a strong photo from DRC by Pete Muller…and I had to look up his personal website…

PhotographersPete Muller

The below link doesn’t seem to work at the time of writing this, but hopefully later again…

Features and Essays - Gabriela Bulisova: Iraqi Refugees (Burn: February 2011)

Features and Essays - Lori Waselchuk: Grace Before Dying (Project website)

Foto8 Story of the Week…Not keen on how the slideshows for these weekly features are often put together……random audio put on changing slides..rather distracting…Was happy to learn about Maja Daniels’ work though.. Her work was previously unknown to me…

Features and Essays - Maja Daniels: The Freetown (Foto8: February 2011)

Daniels’ website is worth looking at… especially her Into Oblivion project…

PhotographersMaja Daniels

Features and Essays – Kate Brooks: A Decade of Photographs from the Middle East (New Yorker Photo Booth: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Raghu Rai: India (Guardian: January 2011)

Interviews - Raghu Rai (Guardian: January 2011) via @wemarijnissen

“Shooting a portrait is like making love by surprise” – Raghu Rai

Interviews - Raghu Rai (Tehelka: 2011)

AwardsWHNPA : Eyes of History 2011 winners

Awards - Days Japan 2011 winners

AwardsThe Amnesty Media Awards 2011 : Deadline 1 March 2011 via @StephenSidlo

InterviewsTim Hetherington (TIME: February 2011)  An Oscar Nominee’s Book of Infidel Photographs

All the best to @TimHetherington at the Oscars tonight…

Articles - Huffington Post: From the Korengal Valley to the Kodak Theatre: The Long Journey of Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s Oscar-nominated Restrepo (Huffington Post: February 2011)

Interviews - Rob Horstra (Telegraph: 2011)

InterviewsElliott Erwitt (Dazed: February 2011)

Grants - David Campbell has a useful list of grants on his website

GrantsManuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Grant

Festivals – Documentary photographers have until 31 March to submit work to the Noorderlicht Photofestival (BJP: February 2011)

Events – The Social’s back on Monday 28th Feb - join BJP and the Photographers’ Gallery at Barrio Central, Poland Street, London

DuckRabbit have been looking into Marco Vernaschi again…

Articles - DuckRabbit: Faking it – how to win a World Press Award but get banned from a wildlife comp for life (Duckrabbit: February 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Unreal cities: Sohei Nishino’s magical photographic maps of London, Tokyo and utopia (Guardian: February 2011) On Eyewitness page you can see one of his pieces big.

Articles – Guardian: Photographer Michael Hess’s best shot (Guardian: February 2011)

Articles - BJP: Magnum Photos partners with Leica (BJP: February 2011)

ArticlesCorbis Sygma set to destroy 12 million photographs

Projects Nuru Project : Nuru Project leverages photography as an agent for social change in the developing world.

ProjectsThe Darkroom Project

Projects - Sacha Project

Universities - Press and Editorial Photography : University College Falmouth

Articles - Black Star Rising: To Succeed in Photography, Today’s Students Must Chart Their Own Course | response: Sorry, Photography Students, But It’s Time to Find Something Else to Do (Black Starr Rising: February 2011) via @jeremycowart

Articles - Clancco: Why Are Model Release Forms So Important? (Clancco: February 2011)

Tutorials and Tips – Mike Davis: How to Avoid Making A Cliche (Mike Davis blog: February 2011)

Tutorials and Tips – Mathieu Grandjean: Tips for a Successful Long-Term Project – How to Keep Motivated & Refine Your Process‘ (WorldPhoto.org: 2011)

Kodak has a new Portra400 out, which replaces the NC and VC versions of the old Portra400…Saw @AmberMaitland tweet this, and couldn’t help but take a peek..

Equipment – Kodak Portra 400 pushed to 3200 by Jonathan Canlas

To finish off…

…a joke: “Facebook asks me what I’m thinking. Twitter asks me what I’m doing. Foursquare asks me where I am. Conclusion: the internet is my girlfriend” from @rmedina

…and some Sunday amusement from Observer’s New Review…miniature street art here

Written by Mikko Takkunen

February 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Posted in photojournalism


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