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)
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
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)
Interviews – Michiel 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)
Interviews – Anastasia 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.
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”