P H O T O J O U R N A L I S M L I N K S

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Just got back home to Wales after nearly 24h travel after having left Perpignan. Exhausted but thrilled. Very happy about my first Perpignan visit. A lot of fun was definitely had, but I feel I also had a very productive week in terms of having showed work to so many picture editors. The week was also a great learning experience having had the chance to talk face-to-face  to a lot of other photographers many with a long track record in the business. If you have never been to Perpignan yourself, I recommend to make room in you calendar for Visa Pour L’Image 2011.

One of the greatest things about my first Perpignan visit, was the flat where I was staying. We had a great crew: Sebastian Liste, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Poulomi Basu, Dalia Khamissy, Olivier Laurent, and briefly also picture editors Rebecca McClelland and Rachel Palmer. I was very happy to spend my time with such talented bunch of people…

Sebastian Liste is the recent Ian Parry Scholarship winner and his winning work Urban Quilumbo is up on the FotoVisura blog…

Features and Essays – Sebastian Liste: Urban Quilumbo (Fotovisura blog: September 2010)

Was reading the August issue of British Journal of Photography yesterday during all the travel. The magazine really is a lot more enjoyable read after having turned from a weekly to a monthly. The August issue had Lee Friedlander’s photo from his America by Car book on the cover. A lot of different blogs and sites have written about this Friedlander’s latest work. I like this New Yorker Photo Booth piece the best….

Features and Essays – Lee Friedlander: America by Car (New Yorker Photo Booth: September 2010)

Features and Essays – Brent Stirton: Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis (Reportage by Getty Images: September 2010)

Just noticed Peter van Agtmael’s recent Iraq photos are available also on Magnum Photos site now..

Features and Essays – Peter van Agtmael: Operation New Dawn (Magnum Photos: September 2010)

Interviews Matt Eich (e-photoreview: September 2010)

Features and Essays – Ben Quinton: St Andrews: A British Education in Kenya (Foto8: September 2010) Quinton’s website

I made a lot of new friends in Perpignan, one of them being the Capetown based Swedish gentleman Per-Anders Pettersson…He has a Facebook page, where you can follow his escapades…

Facebook Per-Anders Pettersson

Also met face-to-face with another South Africa based photographer, Daniel Cuthbert, who  has added his Visa verdict on his Verbal blog

Blogs – Daniel Cuthbert: Visa Pour L’Image (Verbal.co.za: September 2010)

As you probably know already, Corinne  Day, passed away last week. Day was never a photojournalist, but I’m sure her Diary book influenced a lot of  documentary photographers, such as Jessica Dimmock and her The Ninth Floor project, I’d imagine, among others.

Articles – Telegraph: Corinne Day: ‘Be proud of holes in your jumper’ (Telegrap: September 2010)

Articles – Guardian: Corinne Day: she added grit to the glamour of fashion photography (Guardian: September 2010)

Guillaume Herbaut talks about Visa Pour L’Image exhibition…

InterviewsGuillaume Herbaut (Institute blog: September 2010)

Tomas van Houtryve updates us on his search for new funding models

Articles – Tomas van Houtryve: New Funding Models part 3 (Photographer’s blog: September 2010)

Interviews Platon (YouTube)

Just realised, I’m currently already 16 posts behind in putting recent links to the archive. Need to tackle the issue soon. It’s fine putting all the links here in the daily posts, but on a long term it’s more important that the links are archived in the appropriate categories. I feel the real strength of Photojournalism Links is in fact the archive.

Still have loads of emails to respond to as well. Will get on them today.

I’m leaving Wales behind on Thursday and relocating to Brighton with Veronica. We’ve been planning this for a long time. Feeling very excited about it. I know London and Brighton are full of photographers and competition is fierce, but I’m sure there will nevertheless be a lot more opportunities….Interesting times ahead…

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Written by Mikko Takkunen

September 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Posted in photojournalism