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Updates 31 January 2010 and before

Sunday 31 January 2010

VideosRestrepo movie website and trailer | iPhone and mobile compatible trailer available here. : “In 2007 photographer Tim Hetherington and writer Sebastian Junger were commissioned by Vanity Fair to report on the US soldiers fighting in the Korengal valley in Afghanistan. The dispatches they sent back – in stills, words and film footage – were seen by millions both in the magazine and on the ABC nightly news in America. Hetherington’s image of a soldier in the forward operating base of “Restrepo” won him the 2008 World Press Photo of the Year and a short video installation Sleeping Soldiers was first shown to wide acclaim by Foto8 at the NY Photo festival 2009. Restrepo, a feature length documentary about the soldiers who were stationed at this isolated and continually attacked outpost, received its screen premiere at the Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah in January 2010 where it was awarded the top honour for Best US Documentary Film.” Text from Foto8

News ‘Restrepo,’ ‘Winter’s Bone’ take top Sundance honors (AFP: 31 January 2010) “Powerful Afghanistan war documentary “Restrepo” and gritty drama “Winter’s Bone” scooped the top honors here Saturday as the curtain camed down on the Sundance Film Festival. Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s “Restrepo” won the US documentary grand jury prize while “Winter’s Bone” took the grand jury prize in the US dramatic category as the festival honors were handed out.”

Features and Essays – Peter van Agtmael: The Convoy to Nowhere (WSJ: January 2010) Haiti

Features and Essays – Dominic Nahr: Uganda’s HIV Crisis (WSJ: 2010)

Features and Essays – Fred R. Conrad: Panoramic Views From Haiti (NYT: January 2010)

Articles – NYT: Review:  Just Kids By Patti Smith Illustrated. 284 pp. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. (NYT: January 2010)

Interviews and Talks David Gilkey on Photographing Haiti (audio slideshow) (NPR: January 2010) “NPR’s David Gilkey traveled to Haiti just after the earthquake left the capital in ruins. Back in D.C., he reflects on his experiences photographing amid the wreckage.”

Saturday 30 January 2010

Features and Essays – Yishay Garbasz: In my Mother’s Footsteps (related article(Telegraph: January 2010) Yishay Garbasz retraces her mother’s Holocaust.

Features and Essays – Tyler Hicks: From Marines, A Softer Approach (NYT: January 2010) Afghanistan

Features and Essays – Damon Winter: Giving Birth in Haiti (NYT: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Lynsey Addario: Sri Lankans Vote in Contentious Election (NYT: January 2010)

Agencies – Noor Images newsletter 29 January 2010

Features and essays – Pep Bonet: Motorhead Tour (NOOR: January 2010)

Grants FotoDocument Commissions : Grants of £2,500 for Documentary Photographers : Deadline 31 March 2010

Photographers – Tom White : website : blog

Articles – PDN: Verve Fee Policy Sparks Debate About Blog Business Models (PDN Pulse: January 2010)

Friday 29 January 2010

Features and Essays – James Nachtwey: Haiti: out of the Ruins (TIME: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Marco Vernaschi: Child Sacrifice : Uganda (Photographer’s PhotoShelter: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Jonathan Torgovnik: Haiti for CNN (Reportage by Getty Images: January 2010)

Books – Lauren Greenfield’s new ebooks now available on Issuu

Features and Essays – Charlie Archambault: Wisdom From the Century Mark (USNWR: January: 2010) U.S.News & World Report spent time with seven people over 90 whose vitality is testament to lives well lived.

Photographers – Pontus Höök : website

Thursday 28 January 2010

Articles – Guardian – Photographer Rineke Dijkstra’s best shot (Guardian: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Doug Mills: At the State of the Union (NYT: January 2010) Panorama from last night’s State of the Union Address

Features and Essays – White House: State of the Union (Whitehouse.gov: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Frederic Sautereu: Haiti (Photographer’s website: January 2010)

Photographers – Frederic Sautereu : website

Blogs – Verve Photo: Jared Moossy (Verve Photo: January 2010)

Photographers – Giles Duley : website

Articles – Guy Lane: Jeff Wall: The Complete Edition (Foto8: January 2010)

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Features and Essays – Jan Grarup: Haiti (NOOR: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Ron Haviv: Haiti (VII: January 2010)

Interviews and Talks – BBC: Overexposed (BBC Radio 4:  January 2010) ” Miles Warde presents the story of a group of photojournalists who set out to witness world events. They went to Yugoslavia, Angola, Chechnya, Gaza and Iraq. Two of them were shot dead. A compelling portrait of youthful ambition and the power of photography to change the world.” (Duration: 30 minutes : Available until: 8:32pm Monday 1st February 2010)

Features and Essays – Daniel Morel: This Isn’t Show Business (NYT Lens: January 2010) Haiti

Features and Essays – Pablo Delano: Cultural Tapestry, Under Wraps (NYT Lens: January 2010)

Equipment / Articles – Tomas Van Houtryve: Testing Leica M9 in Paris (Photographer’s blog: January 2010)

Articles – Guardian:  A Better Place: Dash Snow’s Polaroids in pictures (slideshow) / Dash Snow’s Polaroids: life, or art? (article)  (Guardian: January 2010)

Collectives Cesuralab (Italy)

Features and Essays – Peter Power: Port-au-Prince Diary (multimedia) (Globe and Mail: January 2010) Globe photographer Peter Power reflects on the moments of beauty and hope he’s encountered amid the devastation in Haiti’s capital

Tuesday 26 January 2010

Features and Essays – Charles Ommanney: Haiti (Newsweek: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Reuters: Scenes from Haiti (Reuters; January 2010)

Features and Essays – Brian Vander Brug: Haiti (LA Times: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Dominic Nahr: Haiti Aftermath (Reportage by Getty Images: January 2010)

Articles – BBC Radio 4: Are Haiti Pictures Too Graphic? (audio) (BBC: January 2010)

Interviews and TalksCarlos Barria was one of the first photographers to witness the earthquake devastation in Haiti. (audio) (BBC World Service: January 2010)

Interviews Bruce Davidson (Telegraph: January 2010)

Interviews and TalksEli Reed discussion (video 12:33) (Vimeo 2010) A discussion with Eli Reed, Roxanne Evans, Adam Semien and Michael Hurd on what it means to be black in today’s America.

Press Release PhotoShelter releases free social media guide

Tutorials and TrainingSocial Media Guide for Photographers (PhotoShelter 2010)

Features and Essays – William Daniels: Long Soviet Shadows (NYT Lens: January 2010)

Photographers – William Daniels : website

Monday 25 January 2010

Features and Essays – Dominic Nahr: Haiti (WSJ: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Lynsey Addario: A Bitter Contest (NYT: January 2010) General Puts Up a Fight in Sri Lanka’s Election

Portfolio Reviews – Foto8 : Meet the Editors 9: Portfolio Review: January 28 2010 : Foto8 once again opens its doors for amateur and professional photographers alike to come and have their portfolios reviewed by the people behind Foto8 and HOST and our esteemed guests. The portfolio review will include two 20 minute sessions, during which you will see a total of four reviewers who will review portfolios in groups of two.

Interviews M. Scott Brauer : Working Abroad (NPPA Visual Student: January 2010)

Interviews and Talks Sebastiao Salgado : The Photographer as Activist (video) (YouTube: 2004) A conversation with Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism adjunct professor Ken Light and Photo Critic and Curator Fred Ritchin.

Sunday 24 January 2010

Features and Essays – Tyler Hicks: Luck Trumps Death (NYT: January 2010) Afghanistan

Agencies and CollectivesViewmasters (Helsinki, Finland)

Portfolio ReviewsPhoto España Portfolio Review : Call for Entries : Deadline February 7, 2010

InterviewsPatti Smith (WNYC: January 2010) Poet and performer Patti Smith discusses her long friendship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpew, hich began with a chance meeting in Brooklyn in 1967. Her book Just Kids: From Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel, a Life of Art and Friendship. is an account life in New York in the late 1960s and 1970s, and a portrait of the passion to create that fueled the rise of two young artists.

Books – Photo Eye: The Best Books 2009 (Photo Eye: 2010)

Photographers – Carlos Cazalis : website

InterviewsAnnie Leibovitz (NYT: 2007)

Resources Pump Audio

Saturday 23 January 2010

One of my favourite photographers at the moment:

Photo: Erika Larsen

InterviewsErika Larsen : Among the Sámi (Trueslant.com: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Magnum: Haiti (Magnum in Motion: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Agnes Dherbeys: Thailand: Paying for Sex (Photographer’s website: January 2010)

Portfolio ReviewspowerHouse portfolio review 2010 : On February 28, 2010 powerHouse Books will offer their Sixth Annual powerHouse Portfolio Review event

(multi)MediaThe Black Snapper

Features and Essays – Alejandro Chaskielberg: The High Tide – Islanders Of The Paraná River Delta (The Black Snapper: January 2010)

Articles – Kenneth Jarecke: Broken Things (Photographer’s blog: January 2010) On Haiti

Friday 22 January 2010

Features and Essays – Rena Effendi: Pipe Dreams (Foto8: January 2010) A shortfilm made by photographer Rena Effendi on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline running through Azerbaijan

Initiatives Haiti Relief print sales : Proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. Images from 35 photographers

EventsPhotography events listings : Telephoto diary (Telegraph) What’s on in the world of photography, including events, exhibitions and talks in the UK and abroad.

(multi)Media PDN Emerging Photographer

Blogs Martin Parr

Features and Essays – Pete Souza: The First Year (Whitehouse.gov: January 2010) President Obama’s first year in office

Articles – Guardian: Dennis Stock obituary (Guardian: January 2010)

Agencies Millenium Images (UK) : stock

Features and Essays – Maggie Steber: A Culture in Jeopardy (NYT Lens: January 2010) Haiti

Features and Essays – Jeff Antebi: Haiti (NPR: January 2010)

Photographers – Jeff Antebi : website

Awards2010 Hillman Prize Nominations : Deadline for nominations is January 31, 2010

Thursday 21 January 2010

Features and Essays – Shaul Schwarz: Aftermath Haiti’s Quake: A Photographer’s Vision (TIME: January 2010) TIME’s Shaul Schwarz documents the humanitarian crisis caused by the catastrophe WARNING: Some of the photographs that follow contain extremely graphic content

Features and Essays – Callie Shell: President Obama One Year In (TIME: January 2010) An intimate look at the Commander in Chief on the day before the one-year anniversary of his administration

Features and Essays – Peter Dench: Love UK (Telegraph: January 2010) Peter Dench discovers how the English love, where they find it and how they sustain it

Features and Essays – NYT: Suddenly Long Ago (NYT Lens: January 2010) January 20, 2009 : Asked to capture “hope” and “change,” 132 photographers in 79 countries answered in many ways. One chose to depict a man minutes after he was released from prison in Italy; another pointed her camera to a newborn baby in a Palestinian hospital. Few portrayed President Obama, even though it was his election night victory speech that had inspired Yoshiaka Koga, editor-in-chief of the international news magazine Courrier Japon in Tokyo.

Features and Essays – Panos Pictures: Haiti Earthquake (Panos Pictures: January 2010) Updated Haiti gallery

Articles – Guardian: Photographer Elinor Carucci’s Best Shot (Guardian: January 2010)

ExhibitionsOSI Documentary Photography Project Announces Moving Walls 17 Photographers (Open Society Institute)

Interviews Susan Meiselas : Expanding the Circle: The Engaged Photographer (multimedia 6 minutes) (Open Society Institute: January 2010)

Grants – The 2010 Photocrati Fund competition is now open. Deadline for application submissions is March 15, 2010 (by 11pm GMT) :  “The Photocrati Fund offers $5000 grants to non-professional photographers to undertake important humanitarian and environmental photography projects. Our goal is to identify outstanding, up-and-coming photographers and give them the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world. We will offer one grant in 2010. The application deadline is March 15, 2010, and the award will be announced in June 2010. Awardees become Photocrati Fellows for the calendar year from the announcement of their award until the announcement of the following year’s award. ”

Books – Phillip Toledano: Days With My Father : Hardcover: 92 pages : Publisher: PQ Blackwell (June 2, 2010) : Language: English : ISBN-10: 0473158043 : ISBN-13: 978-0473158040 | Project website

Wednesday 20 January 2010

Features and Essays – James Nachtwey: Struggle to Live (audio slide show 10 minutes) (burn Magazine: January 2010)

Competitionsfreshfacedandwildeyed  2010 : The Photographers’ Gallery’s  annual exhibition open to recent visual arts graduates, representing the most dynamic new photographic work from across the UK : Who can apply? Any photographer/ artist who graduated from a visual arts course, BA or MA level, in 2009 : All images and other information have to be submitted online between 15 February – 3 March 2010

InterviewsJames M. Lange : The War at home (DVA Foto: January 2010)

Books / Articles – The Independent: Patti Smith memoir ‘Just Kids’ a eulogy for photographer Mapplethorpe (The Independent: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Haiti Earthquake (Reportage by Getty Images: January 2010)

InterviewsRon Haviv (NYT Lens: January 2010) Haiti

AgenciesOeil Public, End of a Story

reminder AwardsThe PGB Award : Deadline just a few days away : Deadline 31 January 2010

Features and Essays – Mustafah Abdullaziz and Justin Maxon: Shadows Lengthen by the Sun (MJR: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Agnes Dherbeys: Nepal: In The Vice of Wills (Rearviewmirror.it: 2010)

AgenciesParallelozero (Italy)

Tuesday 19 January

TIME are updating daily their Haiti gallery with photography by Timothy Fadek and Shaul Schwarz:

Features and Essays – TIME: Haiti’s Earthquake Destruction (TIME: January 2010)

Features and Essays – WSJ: WSJ Photographers Document Chaos in Haiti: January 18, 2010 (WSJ: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Michael Appleton: Katrina Many Times Over (NYT Lens: January 2010) Haiti

Features and Essays – Jan Grarup: Yemen (NOOR: 2010)

Features and Essays – MSF: Haiti Earthquake (MSF: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Julie Remy: MSF Work in Haiti (MSF UK: January 2010)

InterviewsSimon Roberts : Photography as Visual Anthropology in Russia and England (multimedia 9 minutes) (Lens Culture: January 2010)

Articles – Guardian: Donovan Wylie: Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010 (nominee) (Guardian: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Peter van Agtmael: Five Years in Iraq (audio slideshow 5:25) (PBS: POV: January 2010) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Peter van Agtmael graduated from Yale University in 2003 with a degree in history. Following graduation, he spent a year in China on the Charles P. Howland fellowship photographing the effects of the Three Gorges Dam. He became a freelance photographer at the end of 2004. Since the beginning of 2006, he has documented the consequences of America’s Wars, at home and abroad. A monograph of the work, “2nd Tour Hope I Don’t Die” will be published in 2009. In 2008, he helped organize the exhibition and book “Battlespace,” a retrospective of unseen work from 22 photographers covering Iraq and Afghanistan. He is represented by Magnum Photos.

Interviews Ed Kashi (Telegraph: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Brigitte Grignet: Chiloe: La Cruz del Sur (Visura: January 2010)

Photographers – Brigitte Grignet : website

Photographers – Agnes Dherbeys : website

Photographers – Linda Forsell : website

Photographers – Alex Miller : website

Articles – Hans Durrer: I Am Because We Are (Book review on Kristen Ashburn’s book about AIDS in Africa of the same name) (Across Cultures blog: January 2010)

Monday 18 January

Exhibitions Moving Walls 16 (Open Society Institute)” The Moving Walls exhibition reflects issues of importance to the Open Society Institute around the world but is not organized around a single theme. The 16th exhibition of Moving Walls is dominated, however, by themes of war, conflict, and their aftermath. Half of the exhibition addresses the United States military engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq, focusing on the perspective of the soldiers and civilians whose lives are directly affected by these wars. Zalmaï returns to his home country, Afghanistan, to find that the promise of democracy has not been fulfilled. Whatever hope Afghans had for their country in 2002 is being destroyed as innocent Afghan civilians get caught in the crossfire of yet another bloody battle being fought on their land. Zalmaï turns his lens on the personal to remind viewers of the human cost of war.” Photographers: Ben Lowy, Eugene Richards, Tomas van Houtryve, Stefano di Luigi, Paolo Woods, Zalmaï.

Haiti Galleries from NYT, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, and LA Times etc.

Features and Essays – Damon Winter: Where is the Help? (NYT Lens: January 2010)

Features and Essays – NYT: Haiti’s Earthquake (NYT: January 2010)

Features and Essays – David Levene: Haiti Earthquake Devastation (Guardian: January 2010)

Features and Essays – WSJ: WSJ Photographers Document 4th Day of Crisis (WSJ: January 2010) Photos by Dominic Nahr and Julie Platner

Features and Essays – LA Times: Haiti: Coping with the Aftermath (LAT: January 2010) Hi-res images from Los Angeles Times photographers Carolyn Cole and Rick Loomis.

Features and Essays – Panos Pictures: Haiti Earthquake (Panos Pictures: January 2010)

Sunday 17 January

Articles – NYT: Dennis Stock,  Photographer of Intimate Portraits, Dies at 81 (obituary) (NYT: January 2010)

Interviews Roger Ballen (video 10 minutes) (Lens Culture: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Carl Weese: Dark Screens, Bright Memories (NYT: January 2010) Drive-In Theatres

Photographers – Carl Weese : website

Features and Essays – Raghu Rai: Images of India (Guardian: January 2010) Acclaimed Magnum photographer Raghu Rai has spent 40 years photographing India. Here is a selection from his forthcoming exhibition at Aicon Gallery, London

Interviews Raghu Rai (Guardian: January 2010) Photographer Raghu Rai has spent over four decades charting the changing faces of India, from Mrs Gandhi and Mother Teresa to the victims of Bhopal. As two exhibitions featuring his work open in London, he talks about his life behind the lens

Articles – Guardian: William Eggleston: 21st Century (exhibition review)  (Guardian: January 2010)

Saturday 16 January

Features and Essays – TIME: Haiti’s Earthquake Destruction: TIME Exclusive Photographs (TIME: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Damon Winter: Prayers in the Dark (NYT Lens: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Stephanie Sinclair: The Polygamists (NGM: February 2010 issue) Related article

AwardsPDN Annual : Deadline 25 January 2010

Grants National Geographic 2010 Photography Grant : Deadline 1 March 2010

WorkshopsFoundry Photojournalism Workshop – Instructors announced : Istanbul 2010

Friday 15 January

NEWS Listen to Shaul Schwarz, on photo assignment in Haiti for Reportage by Getty images, for TIME. (BBC4 Radio: Today Show January 15, 2010)

Features and Essays – Stuart Griffiths: Portraits of Isolation (Guardian: January 2010) Stuart Griffiths, ex-Para and now a photographer, is the subject of Isolation, a film made by Luke Seomore and Joe Bull about his extraordinary life. After leaving the army, Griffiths found himself homeless, a fate he shared with a quarter of all British ex-soldiers. The film explores the fate of British soldiers who have left the service through injury and illness, many of whom feel they have been let down by the institutions for which they sacrificed so much. His moving portraits of ex-soldiers tell their own story.

Articles – Guardian: William Eggleston: king of the album cover photo (Guardian: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Corine Vermeulen: Detroit School Kids’ Dreams of the Future (TIME: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Maggie Steber: No End of Trouble. Ever. (NYT Lens: January 2010) Haiti

Articles – Barry Schwabsky: How Soon Was Now? (Nation: January 2010) Polaroid nostalgia

Articles – Errol Morris: Thought Experiment No.2 (NYT: January 2010) We we should be sensitive about how photographs are presented. Changes in captions can radically alter how we see a photograph and what it means

InterviewsTim Hetherington (video) (VF: December 2007) Pushing back the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan’s strategically crucial Korengal Valley is one of the U.S. Army’s deadliest challenges. For “Into the Valley of Death” (January 2008), Sebastian Junger dug in with the men of Second Platoon, whose humor, courage, and camaraderie come under daily fire. In this video, which features battlefront footage shot by Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington for ABC News, Junger and Hetherington talk about their experiences in Afghanistan while working on the story.

Interviews and Talks Nadav Kander : Yangtze the long river (10 minutes) (YouTube: 2009)

Thursday 14 January

Articles In Memoriam: Dennis Stock, 1928-2010 / Biography (Magnum Photos: January 2010) Parting Glance (NYT Lens blog: January 2010)

Tutorials The 10 Things All Staff Photographers Must Do Right Now (PhotoShelter: January 2010)

Articles – NYT Lens: Behind the Scenes: There for the Quake (NYT Lens blog: January 2010) “On Tuesday morning, Tequila Minsky enjoyed a reputation in Lower Manhattan as an enterprising freelance photographer.By Tuesday evening, the world learned just how enterprising she can be.”

Photographers – Nathan W. Armes : website

Collectives LUCEO Announces Daryl Peveto as First New Member (A Photo A Day: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Brent Lewin: Elephant in the Room (Foto8: January 2010) Portraits of Bangkok’s urban street elephants

Photographers – Brent Lewin : website

Events – Fronline Club (London): Preview Screening- Baker Boys: Inside the surge : Followed by a Q&A with veteran combat photographer Jon Steele : Date: February 1, 2010 7:00 PM : “A preview of the four-part documentary series that is an intimate, inside look at Baker Company, an elite group of Army soldiers on an extended tour in Iraq as they ‘surge’ into an Al Qaeda stronghold.
Filmed over three months in 2008 by veteran combat photographer Jon Steele, the film shows the world of the Baker Company without dramatisating or glorifying the reality.”

Wednesday 13 January

Features and Essays 2009 – Vanity Fair: Windows on the Wars (VF: December 2009) A decade ago, America was flush and at peace. Then came the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the retaliatory invasion of Afghanistan, and the controversial “war of choice” in Iraq. With the U.S. and its allies still grappling for solutions, this selection of indelible images shows history unfolding on a human scale.

Features and Essays – Rian Dundon: Bing Bing and Me (Foto8: January 2010) Fan Bing Bing is one of Mainland China’s biggest pop stars. An actress and fashion icon, she is most famous for her roles in the widely popular soap operas that are followed devotedly by hundreds of millions of people across China.

AwardsAnthropographia award winners

InterviewsRena Effendi at HOST Gallery (video 5 minutes) (Foto8 YouTube: January 2010)

Photographers – David Hoffman : website

Photographers – Kieran Dodds has a new website

Photographers – Emmanuel Fradin : website : archive

Exhibitions James Hyman Gallery (London)

Tuesday 12 January

Articles – Guardian: William Eggleston: 21st Century (Guardian: January 2010) Eggleston’s new exhibition 21st ­Century, selected from work made over the last decade, opens this week at the ­Victoria Miro gallery in London.

Articles – Guardian: Is Elinor Carucci right to turn the camera on her children? (Guardian: January 2010) Her intimate portraits of family life make for intriguing viewing, but raise unsettling questions about the dark side of photography | slideshow

InterviewsElinor Carucci (BBC Radio 4: January 2010)  Elinor Carucci: Intimacy is at the James Hyman Gallery in London from 7 January to 20 February 2010.

Features and Essays – US News and World Report : Year in Photos 2009 (USN&WR: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Muge: Drained by Rising Waters (NYT Lens showcase: January 2010) Three Gorges hydroelectric project on the Yangtze River

Articles – Robert Benson: Why They Still Shoot Film (Robert Benson blog: January 2010)

Monday 11 January

Features and Essays – Celine Clanet: Maze (TMC: January 2010) a small Sámi village located at the highest point of the European map, far above the Arctic Circle, in Norwegian Lapland.

Photographers – Celine Clanet : website

Features and Essays – Alex Majoli: West Indies in London (Magnum Photos : January 2010)

Articles – Telegraph: Pictures of the Year : The Pgotographers’ Choice (Telegraph: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Rena Effendi: Trouble on the Line (NYT Lens Showcase: January 2010) In Azerbaijan, every story revolves around oil.

Photographers – Ian Maclellan : website

Features and Essays – Christoph Bangert: Train From Sarajevo to Belgrade Revived (NYT: January 2010) Train Line Across the Balkans Restitches a Region

Photographers – Nigel Parry : website

InterviewsDominic Nahr : Working Abroad (NPPA Visual Student: January 2010)

Photographers – Julio Aracil : website : Photoshelter archive

Agencies4SEE (Portugal)

Awards Reportage : Festival of Documentary Photography (AU) Call for entries: the Projections in 2010 : Deadline June 30, 2010

Articles – Reuters: How to squeeze a decade into 100 pictures (Reuters: January 2010)

Articles – Foto8: The Best and the Worst of 2009 (Foto8: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Maisie Crow: A Life Alone (multimedia) (Photographer’s website: 2010)

Exhibitions Crane Kalman Brighton : Curently showing Simon Roberts’ Polyarnye Nochi

Sunday 10 January

Features and Essays / Articles – Simon Roberts: Polyarnye Nochi (article on the work) / slide show (Telegraph: January 2010) Q&A with Roberts

Features and Essays / Articles – Elinor Carucci: Closer (article on the work) / Intimacy (slideshow) (Telegraph: January 2010) Video interview of Carucci

Photographers – Elinor Carucci : website

Features and Essays – Evan Baden: Coming to a screen near you (Guardian: January 2010) At home, at school, on the bus – Evan Baden’s photographs show that wherever they are, kids are hooked up to hi-tech gadgets.

Photographers – Evan Baden : website

Saturday 9  January

Features and Essays – Martin Parr: How the other half lives (Guardian: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Massimo Berruti: Vaccination Diplomacy (WSJ: January 2010) Afghanistan’s anti-polio campaign bringing Taliban and UN together

Features and Essays – Matt Eich: Teen Unemployment (TIME: January 2010) The recession has put a damper on the earning power of younger workers

BooksThe Independent Photo Book

Awards2010 Center Awards : Deadline January 27, 2010

Exhibitions – MJR & Luceo collectives have come together to publish a limited edition magazine and are throwing an exhibition Make-Do : 25CPW gallery : 21 January 2010 : 6-10pm : 25 Central Park West  at 62nd Street : NYC

Friday 8 January

Features and Essays – Peter van Agtmael: 2nd Tour Hope I don’t Die (Magnum in Motion: January 2010)

Articles – James Pomerantz: Song About Photography (Daily Telegraph: January 2010)

Features and Essays – Sandy Choi: Daily Life in Yemen (FP: January 2010)

Photographers – Sandy Choi : website

Features and Essays – Cedric Gerbehaye: No Relief and Little Attention (NYT Lens Showcase: January 2010) Congo

PhotographersCedric Gerbehaye

Events – BJP: Magnum Photos launches professional practice event (BJP: January 2010)

Vimeo Little Brown Mushroom

Interviews and TalksChristopher Anderson (audio and slideshow) (Foto8: January 2010) Talk from November 2009 at HOST gallery in London

Photographers – Terttu Uibopuu : website

Tutorials and TrainingFreelance Advice (NPPA Visual Student: January 2010)

BooksPhotobook.ph : International Experts nominate their favourite book

Articles Studies in Photography : Collected Essays on Photography

Articles – Hans Durrer: What Matters (book review) (Across Cultures: 2009)

Photographers – Hans Hochstöger : website

Thursday 7 January

Photo: Murray Ballard

Grants TMC + Kodak Film Grant winners

Twitter Too Much Chocolate

Features and Essays – Alec Soth: Las Vegas Birthday slideshow (Vimeo: January 2010)

Interviews and Talks Christopher Morris (DVA Foto: January 2010)

ExhibitionsJames Nachtwey: Struggle to Live – The Fight Against TB : Opens January 20, 2010 : 401 Projects : NYC

Photographers – Nicolas Axelrod : website

Awards / Festivals Free Lens Award : Deadline February 28, 2010 :  Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism : June 16-20, 2010 : Hannover, Germany

Wednesday 6 January

Features and Essays – Adam Ferguson: The Resurgence of the Hazaras (NYT: January 2010) Afghanistan

Articles – BJP: Photojournalist : one of the worst jobs in 2009 (BJP 1854 blog: January 2010)

Articles – Tom Kennedy’s thoughts on promise and challenge of multimedia photojournalism (Kennedy Media: November 2009)

(multi)MediaKennedy Multimedia

Features and Essays – Amanda Rivkin: GITMO, USA (Photographer’s PhotoShelter archive: January 2010)

Photographers – Etienne de Malglaive : website

Features and Essays (2009) – Olivier Pin-Fat: In-Land Out-Cast (Prospekt: 2009)

Tuesday 5 January

Features and Essays – Andrea Bruce: Ingushetia (Visura: January 2010)

(multi)Media – Visura Magazine : Issue 7

Features and Essays – Simon Roberts: We English (Visura: January 2010)

Photographers – Larry Fink : website

Features and EssaysChristian Hansen (Too Much Chocolate showcase: January 2010)

Features and Essays 2009 – Foreign Policy: Afghanistan 2009: A Year in Photos (FP: December 2009)

Photographers – Olivier Sarbil : website

Features and Essays – Karim Ben Khelifa: Yemen (NYT Lens Showcase: January 2010)

Sunday 3 January

Features and Essays – Moises Saman: Resurrecting Local Militia (NYT: January 2010) Afghanistan

Features and Essays – Jehad Nga: Between War and Peace (NYT: January 2010) Darfur

Features and Essays – TIME:  Los Angeles — Portrait of a City (TIME: January 2010) A collection of photographs from Benedict Taschen’s new book, Los Angeles — Portrait of a City

Friday 1 January

Happy New Year!

Welcoming 2010 by Boston Globe Big Picture

One of my favourites from 2009:

Features and Essays – Todd Heisler : One in 8 Million series

Thursday 31 December

Articles and Comment – Kathy Ryan: Photo Finish | The Year’s Best Books (T Magazine / NYT: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Lianne Milson: A New Hope: Indonesia After The Tsunami (NPR: December 2009)

BlogsEd Kashi

Exhibitions Local Testimony : Israeli Photojournalism

Wednesday 30 December

Books – Guardian: The Year’s Best Photography Books (Guardian: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Luceo Images: Our Year in Photos (Luceo: December 2009)

Articles and CommentWhat It Takes to Win an Aftermath Project Grant (PDN: December 2009)

Photographers – Eddie Gerald : website

Tuesday 29 December

Articles and CommentDominique Nabokov on Robert Frank’s Americans (The New York Review of Books: December 2009) Audio slideshow 4:20

AwardsFlash Forward 2010 deadline only 2 days away

Awards The AOP Student Awards 2010 is now open : Deadline January 24 2010

Photographers – Wayne Lawrence : website

Features and Essays – Caroline Bennett: Escaping to Ecuador (Global Post: November 2009) Columbian refugees in Ecuador

Monday 28 December

Features and Essays – Wayne Lawrence: On the Beach (NYT Lens Showcase: December 2009)

Features and Essays – NPPA – The Visual Student: Photos of the Year/Decade Part 1 / Part 2 (NPPA: December 2009)

Awards The PGB Photo Award : Deadline January 31 2010

Articles – BJP: Hollywood’s most celebrated photographer Bob Willoughby has died. Retrospective on his life’s work (BJP: December 2009)

Sunday 27 December

NEWSOeil Public Closes Down (BJP: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Ozier Muhammad: Difficult Decisions on End-of-Life Care (NYT: December 2009)

Books – Larry Sultan: The Valley (Scalo Publishers: 2004) : ISBN-10: 3908247799 : ISBN-13: 978-3908247791 / images

Saturday 26 December

Features and Essays – The Wall Street Journal: The Year’s Best Photos – 2009 (WSJ: December 2009)

Friday 25 December

Awards, Grants, and CompetitionsEight photo competitions to enter in January (BJP: December 2009)

Thursday 24 December

NEWS Bob Willoughby, legendary Hollywood photographer, dies at 82 (TIME: December 2009) slideshow

Features and Essays – Foto8: The Year and Decade in Pictures (Foto8: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Lauren Greenfield: Foreclosure: Death of the American Dream (Vimeo: 2009)

Wednesday 23 December

AwardsThe CDP Emerging Documentist Award winner: Khaled Hasan (Cdp.edu.au: December 2009)

Features and Essays – The New York Times: 2009 The Year in Pictures (NYT: December 2009)

Features and Essays – MSNBC: Year in Pictures (msnbc: December 2009)

Features and Essays – James Whitlow Delano: A Thirsting Planet (NYT Lens showcase: December 2009)

Books – John Bartelstone: The Brooklyn Navy Yard (powerHouse Books: 2009) Hardcover, 12.25 x 9.75 inches, 112 pages, 91 duotone photographs
ISBN: 978-1-57687-511-7

AwardsThe POYi 67th Annual competition open for entries : Deadline January 15, 2010

Awards The NPPA’s Best in Photojournalism  Contest : Call for Entries : Deadline January 29, 2010

Articles – Paul Lowe: Why Study Photography (BJP: December 2009)

Vimeo Lauren Greenfield

Tuesday 22 December

Awards SocialDocumentary.net Contest winners (PDN Pulse: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Cristian Movila: Romania, Still Beneath A Cloud (NYT Lens: December 2009)

Books Alec Soth’s Top 10 Photobooks of 2009 (LBM blog: December 2009)

Monday 21 December

InterviewsJason Eskenazi (audio) (Studio360.org: December 2009)

Interviews Rena Effendi (audio) (BBC World Service: December 2009)

Books – Little Brown Mushroom’s Photobook and Magazine Links

Twitter Little Brown Mushroom Books

Photographers – Andrew Cutraro : website

Sunday 20 December

Features and Essays – Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer: Portraits from the Hot Zone (Vanity Fair: December 2009) The human cost of the climatic chaos

Features and Essays – Ikuru Kuwajima: Crimean Cossack Cadet Corps (MJR Showcase: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Benedicte Kurzen: A Holiday Reflects a Racial Divide (NYT: December 2009) South Africa

Features and EssaysSt. Petersburg Times photographers’ favorite images of 2009) (St. Petersburg Times: December 2009)

Photographers – James Clark : website

Saturday 19 December

Features and Essays – Francesco Zizola: A Paradise in Peril: The Maldives (NOOR: 2009)

Photographers – Frederic Lezmi : website

(multi)MediaVU Mag : issue 4 now available (by Agence Vu)

Features and Essays – James Clark: Downturn (Foto8: December 2009)

Tutorials MFA Application Portfolio Editing (A Photo Student blog: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Amanda Rivkin: Year in Pictures 2009 (Photographer’s Photoshelter archive: December 2009)

Friday 18 December

Features and Essays – Mitch Epstein: Power Shots (Eye Magazine blog: December 2009)

AwardsUnicef Photo of the Year 2009 (Unicef: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Todd Heisler: Maurice Decaul – The Iraq War Veteran (NYT: December 2009) One in 8 Million series audio slideshow

Features and Essays – Larry Sultan: Homeland (American Suburb X: 2009) N.B. The images are not documentary photographs

Features and Essays – Tomas van Hoytryve: 2009 The Year in Pictures (Photographer’s website: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Frederic Lezmi: West Into East (NYT Lens showcase: December 2009)

Thursday 17 December

Features and Essays – Dan Winters: 2009 Person of the Year: Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank Ben Bernanke (TIME: December 2009) Inside the World of Ben Bernanke (TIME: December 2009)

Exhibitions – BBC World Service: Magnum gallery in Paris (BBC: November 2009)

Features and Essays – Cristina Garcia Rodero: Between Heaven and Earth (multimedia) (Magnum in Motion: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Boston Globe Big Picture: 2009 in Pictures (part 3 of 3) (Big Picture blog: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Song Chao: Portraits of Chinese Workers (TIME: December 2009) LED factory in Shenzhen

Features and Essays – Gillian Laub: Nancy Pelosi (TIME: December 2009)

Features and Essays – TIME : General Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan (TIME: December 2009)

Features and Essays / Interviews and TalksTim Hetherington on his Liberia project (BBC: 2009)

Wednesday 16 December

Books – A Photo Student: 14 Photobooks I Have or Want (APS blog: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Boston Globe Big Picture: 2009 in Pictures (part 2 of 3) (Big Picture blog: December 2009)

Interviews and Talks – PDN: Inside The Celebrity Portrait (PDN: December 2009) “Veteran celebrity portrait photographers talk about what they did to get create a great image when Plan A broke down”

Features and Essays – Stefano de Luigi: Somaliland (VII Network: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Eric Bouvet: French OMLT in Afghanistan (VII Network: December 2009) French Operational Mentor and Liaison Team in Afghanistan

(multi)MediaFoam Magazine issue 21 out now

Photographers – Richard Mosse : website

Photographers – Massimo Vitali : website

Photographers – Nelli Palomäki : website

Photographers – Jussi Puikkonen : website

Photographers – Mads Nissen : website

TwitterAgence VU

Twitter American Suburb X

Interviews Christopher Anderson on Capitolio (video 2 1/2 minutes) (American University, D.C. : 2009)

Tuesday 15 December

Features and Essays – Boston Globe Big Picture: 2009 in Pictures (part 1 of 3) (Big Picture blog: December 2009)

BlogsLittle Brown Mushroom blog

Photographers – Carrie Elizabeth Thompson : website

AwardsLeica is calling for entries for the prestigious Oskar Barnack Awards (BJP: December 2009)

Awards Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards 2010 now calling for entries : Deadline January 15, 2010

Tutorials – Christopher Morris et al : Experimenting with the 5d mkII (Lightstalkers thread: December 2009)

(multi)Media These Americans

AgenciesVII Multimedia

ServicesMr Site : they make websites

Monday 14 December

NEWS Larry Sultan, California Photographer Dies at 63 (NYT: December 14, 2009) Larry Sultan dies at 63 (PDN Pulse)

ArticlesHistory of Photography (Time line, photos, audio) (National Geographic: 2009)

Features and Essays – Marc Wattrelot: Divided Desert: Balochistan Province (Foto8: December 2009) Pakistan

Photographers – Marc Wattrelot : website

Sunday 13 December

Features and Essays – Jehad Nga: South Sudan at a Crossroads (audio slideshow) ( NYT: December 2009)

Videos –  Christopher Morris: Obama’s War (3:41)  (Vimeo video: December 2009) Short film of stills from presidential address at West Point miltary academy

Friday 11 December

Features and Essays – TIME: The Year in Pictures 2009 (TIME: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Callie Shell: Barack Obama’s First Year in the White House (TIME: December 2009) “A TIME photographer shares her thoughts about what it is like to photograph the President of the United States”

Features and Essays – Marcus Bleasdale: Obama Receives Nobel Peace Prize (VII: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Paolo Woods: Asian Crossroads in Africa (NYT Lens Showcase: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Todd Heisler: Lynn True – The Sports Fan (audio slideshow) (NYT: December 2009)

Thursday 10 December

Features and Essays – Moises Saman: A Conflicted Mission in Congo (NYT: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Charlie Mahoney: A Troubled Paradise (multimedia) (Bombayflightacademy: December 2009) Maldives

Wednesday 9 December

InterviewsRichard Mosse (Whitehot Magazine: December 2009)

ServicesLens Culture Store

Videos – Robbie Cooper: Watching People Watch Porn (18 minutes) (1854 blog: November 2009) “Last year, photographer Robbie Cooper made waves by filming and photographing kids playing video games, catching moments of joy, exhilaration and despair. Now, he’s capturing similar sentiments from men and women watching porn. The project, commissioned by Wallpaper*, ‘throws up any number of questions about voyeurism and exhibitionism and makes clear the incredible nakedness of the solo sex act,’ says the magazine.”

Features and Essays – Marilyn Silverstone: The East Was Tugging At My Soul (Magnum in Motion: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Jeff Mermelstein: Heads Up (NYT Lens Showcase: December 2009) Related exhibition

Books – Jeff Mermelstein: Twirl / Run (powerHouse Books) Hardcover, 8.5 x 12.25 inches, 88 pages, 236 four-color photographs
ISBN: 978-1-57687-518-6

Galleries – Russian Tearoom (Paris)

Tuesday 8 December

Features and Essays – Ragnar Axelsson: Black and Very White (NYT Lens Showcase: December 2009)

Photographers – Ragnar Axelsson : website

AgenciesINSTITUTE for Artist Management website now live / Related article on BJP

Blogs 22 great photography blogs according to Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

Features and Essays – Sean Gallagher: Shifting Sands (NYT Lens Showcase: December 2009) China

Exhibitions and Talks28Stories : LCC MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography degree show : Elephant and Castle : private view Wednesday 9th Dec, 6pm – 10pm from 6pm in the Main Lecture Theater:  David CampbellLucy DaviesEd Kashi and Simon Norfolk in conversation on “The New Ecology of Photojournalism” Followed by drinks reception at 7pm

TalksRena Effendi on her Pipe Dreams book at the Host gallery : London : 12 January 2010

Talks Lauren Greenfield : PhotoNOLA : New Orleans : 11 December

Sunday 6 December

Features and Essays – Seamus Murphy: Providence (VII Network: December 2009) “Lake Providence, a small, mostly African-American town in Louisiana.”

Features and Essays – Benjamin Lowy: Afghan High (VII Network: December 2009)

Interviews Joop Swart Masterclass participants interviews (World Press Photo: December 2009)

Saturday 5 December

Features and Essays – Stephen Alvarez: Shining Light (NYT Lens showcase: December 2009)

Photographers – Stephen Alvarez : website

Interviews Ryan C. Henriksen : College Photographer of the Year 2009 (NPPA Visual Student: December 2009)

Photographers – Ryan C. Henriksen : website : blog

Friday 4 December

Articles –  Max Houghton: How a Nation Controls its Image: Georgia on My Mind (Foto8: December 2009) Thoughts on Magnum’s Georgian Spring project

Talks Three Photographers discuss gangs and youth in London: Shooting Kids (audio) (Foto8: December 2009)

Interviews Jonathan Klein : Man behind Getty (thejc.com: December 2009)

Thursday 3 December

Features and Essays – Christopher Morris: Obama’s West Point Speech: The View from the Stage (TIME: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Lynsey Addario: Mumbai- One Year Later (VII Network: December 2009)

Features and Essays -Alex Masi: Bhopal 25 Years Later (TIME: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Gun Men of the Bolivarian Revolution (Reportage by Getty Images: December 2009)

Wednesday 2 December

Features and Essays – Moises Saman: Afghanistan in Free Fall (NYT Lens: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Ashley Gilbertson: Dress Rehearsal (VII Network: December 2009) “Inside Central Louisiana’s Fort Polk military base, 100,000 acres of snake-infested pine forest is designated as a training area, known as “The Box”, where, each month, about 5,000 soldiers readying for tours in Afghanistan or Iraq, are trained in a full dress rehearsal for war.”

Features and Essays – Scott Olson: Life in the Afghan National Army (TIME: December 2009)

Features and Essays – Gilles Sabrie : The Cultural Demolition of Kashgar, China (TIME: December 2009) Ancient Silk Road city is threatened by modernization

Grants National Media Museum (UK) bursary recipients (BJP: December 2009)

Tuesday 1 December

Books – Zed Nelson: Love Me (Contrasto, distributed by Thames & Hudson 2009) Love Me explores the insidious power of the global beauty industry and our collective insecurity, vanity and fear of ageing. Zed Nelson interview in the Guardian (from May 2009)

Features and Essays – Lauren Greenfield: Dubai’s Improbable Tale (NYT Lens Showcase: November 2009)

Articles – Matt Eich: Attending The Joop Swart Masterclass (NPPA Visual Student: November 2009)

Tutorials – A Photo Student: Movies About Photography (APS blog: November 2009)

Articles – WTJ: Institute for Artist Management (WTJ blog: November 2009)

Books – Institute for Artist Management Store

Features and Essays – Jason Andrew: The Twilight Country: The Anonymous Republic of Abkhazia (Reportage by Getty Images: November 2009)

Monday 30 November

Features and Essays – Platon: Portraits of Power (New Yorker: December 7, 2009 issue) Interactive portfolio of portraits of world leaders,with audio commentary

Features and Essays – Paolo Woods: Iran, Beyond Stereotypes (NYT Lens Showcase: November 2009)

Photographers – Murray Ballard : website

Photographers – Pierrick Mouton : website

Awards Guardian Student Photographer of the Year 2009 :Stewart Capper, Blackpool and Fylde College | Runner-up: Mikko Takkunen, Swansea Metropolitan University

Wednesday 25 November

Features and Essays – Alec Soth: Georgian Spring (Magnum in Motion: November 2009)

Photographers Excellent! Laura Pannack : website : blog

Interviews Balazs Gardi (Daily Telegraph: November 2009)

Tuesday 24 November

Features and Essays – Ben Lowy: China Railroad (VII Network: November 2009) China’s $300 billion high-speed train system

Features and Essays – Marcus Bleasdale: Congolese Orchestra (VII: November 2009) The “Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste”

Features and Essays – Seamus Murphy: ANA (VII Network: November 2009) The Afghan National Army

Books – I just bought Christopher Anderson’s Capitolio to my girlfriend for her birthday. The book looks amazing. Some reviews: Conscientious / 5b4 (see the comment thread for comments by Anderson on the review)

(multi)Media – Foto8 has a new look


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Written by Mikko Takkunen

January 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm