Thursday 23 December 2010

Quite a big post coming up…Night before Christmas Eve back here in Finland, when I’m writing this…just keeps getting colder…-29 degrees celsius at the moment…

Couple of amusing Christmas related photos to start with…

InterviewsChris Steele-Perkins (Photoradar.com: December 2010) To celebrate the festive season, we catch up with three top photographers at Magnum Photos to get their thoughts on photography at Christmas. Today, it’s Chris Steele-Perkins…

This Parr one is actually from Finland…

InterviewsMartin Parr (Photoradar.com: December 2010)

I posted several Best photos of 2010 galleries on Sunday already, but here are some more…I love this photograph by Moises Saman… Almost like a Caravaggio…

Features and Essays – New York Times: 2010: The Year in Pictures (NYT: December 2010)

TIME has done a second ‘best of’ gallery.. which they call ‘the most unforgettable images of the year’…not quite sure what’s different to the earlier one… I presume this gallery includes images, that have not necessarily been published/printed in TIME….

Features and Essays – TIME: Pictures of the Year 2010 (TIME: December 2010)

Features and Essays – New Yorker: Ten Memorable Documentary Photos from 2010 (New Yorker Photo Booth: December 2010)

Features and Essays – Getty Images: Year in Focus (Getty: December 2010)

Photoshelter listed some of the best blog posts of the year…

Articles – Photoshelter: Our Favourite Photo Blog Posts (Photoshelter blog: December 2010)

Features and Essays – Tomas van Houtryve: Best of 2010 (Photographer’s website: 2010)

Features and Essays – Brent Stirton: The Telltale Scribes of Timbuktu (NGM: December 2010) The caravan city harbors a world of intrigue

Features and Essays – Randy Olson: Population 7 Billion (NGM: December 2010) Includes frames by Hawkes,Stanmeyer,Nahr,Bendiksen,Arthus-Bertrand, Richardson, and Hoffmann

Features and Essays – Teun Voeten: Cuidad Juarez (multimedia) (Panos: December 2010) Make sure to check out Voeten’s photo essay Days of the Dead, which is very strong. I actually prefer that to the multimedia.

Features and Essays – Shiho Fukada: Reinventing the Sadrists (NYT: December 2010) Cleric’s Anti-U.S. Forces Poised for Gains in Iraq

I have a lot of respect for wire dudes…It’s cool Guardian has been showing some love towards wire photographers lately with their Featured Photographer series, and now TIME has unofficially chosen their favourite wire photographer of the year…

Features and Essays – TIME: Wire Photographer of the Year: Mauricio Lima (TIME: December 2010) “Of the millions of photographs moving through the news services (a.k.a. wires) this year, the work of AFP’s Mauricio Lima stood out. A small selection from the remarkable body of work he produced on his first trip to Afghanistan.”


Features and Essays – Tomas van Houtryve: Inside Facebook (Photographer’s website: December 2010)

Features and Essays – Martin Schoeller: Inside Facebook (TIME: December 2010)

My dear friend Poulomi’s work on Inge Morath Magazine…

Features and Essays – Poulomi Basi: To Conquer Her Land (Inge Morath Magazine: December 2010)

Features and Essays – Meridith Kohut: Vintage American Cars in Venezuela (NYT: December 2010)

On-going and constantly updated…

Features and Essays – Damon Winter: A Year at War (NYT: December 2010)

Features and Essays – A Yin: Mongolian Diptychs (NYT Lens: December 2010)

Features and Essays – Julio Mitchell: ‘South of the Border,’ Unsettling Views (NYT Lens: November 2010)

More on the UNICEF Photo on the Year, that was mentioned on Sunday’s post,  in the Guardian…

Features and Essays – Guardian: Unicef Photo of the Year 2010 (Guardian: December 2010) The winners of this year’s Unicef Photo of the Year contest have been announced in Berlin. The prize is awarded to outstanding photos that best depict the personality and living conditions of children

Michael Kamber is not only a one helluva photographer but a great writer…

Articles – Michael Kamber: Joao Silva – Bearing Witness (NYT: December 2010)

Articles – Michael Kamber: Eyes Open, Back Into the Afghan Crucible (NYT Lens: December 2010)

Also related to Afghanistan…

Articles – Finnbar O’Reilly: Embedded in Afghanistan (Reuters blog: December 2010)

Articles – NYT Lens: Covering Marines at War, Through Facebook (NYT Lens: December 2010)

Interviews – Edmund Clark (Telegraph: December 2010) Clark has received international acclaim for his recent Guantanamo project

InterviewsTim Hetherington (PBS program on Youtube: 2010) War Photographer Tim Hetherington Captures Combat and Downtime in ‘Infidel’ | Restrepo now available on DVD by the way

InterviewsBenjamin Rasmussen (Daylight Magazine: December 2010)

Articles – Wired Raw File blog: New Magnum Fund Pays Out for Deep Photo Stories (Wired: December 2010)

CompetitionsFocus Project 2010

One of my favourite agencies, Panos Pictures, is turning 25 in 2011…some of their achievements listed on their blog…The below photograph by Espen Rasmussen being of their World Press Photo awarded… Kinda warms me up nicely looking at this…

Agencies – Panos: The First 25 Years (Panos: December 2010)

Finnish photographer bumped into last week in Helsinki…

Photographers Perttu Saksa

Twitter Jessica Dimmock

Twitter Andrew McConnell

multiMedia / InitiativesNorwegian Journal of Photography

TwitterNorwegian Journal of Photography

VideosMoving Stills (1978) (David Burnett’s Vimeo: 2010) “”Moving Stills” is a film made by Behnam Attar in the spring of 1978, to show the inner workings of a New York photojournalistic agency – Contact Press Images -… one of it’s photographers – David Burnett, and the staff, including Robert Pledge, Guy Cooper, and Behnam Attar. Made in cooperation with the School of Visual Arts.”

Videos – Joe McNally : Empire State Building (Youtube)

AppsVincent Laforet Visuals

Apps Massive Dev Chart


Articles – St. Louis Today: Last roll of Kodachrome visits Missouri State Fair (stltoday.com: 2010)

And to finish off the post…some Photoshop tips…

Videos – College Humour: Photoshop Tutorial Rap (Collegehumour.com: December 2010)

Just passed 500k all time views for the blog…

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas everybody!

Written by Mikko Takkunen

December 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Posted in photojournalism

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