Tuesday 26 April 2011
[Edit on Saturday 30 April 2011: I have updated the ‘In Memoriam | Tim Hetherington 1970-2011 Chris Hondros 1970-2011’ post today. Check the bottom of that post for the most recent link additions. Some news about Guy Martin’s condition… BJP posted an update on his situation: ‘Injured British photographer arrives in Malta‘. ]
From Tuesday’s news…..25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster…
Appropriate day to watch Paul Fusco’s Magnum in Motion classic ‘Chernobyl Legacy’ again….
Features and Essays – Paul Fusco: Chernobyl Legacy (Magnum in Motion: April 2011)
Features and Essays – Gary Knight: Chernobyl (VII Magazine: April 2011)
Features and Essays – Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Egypt’s Christians (Reportage by Getty Images: April 2011)
New Ed Ou portfolios on Reportage site as well…including his Libya work..
So is Jerome Sessini’s Libya work.
TIME 100 most influential people list or whatever it is… is out… I don’t put much or any importance to the said list… but they have assigned a lot of great photographers for it… Including Martin Schoeller…
Interviews – Martin Schoeller : Pheasants, tigers and revolutionaries (TIME LB: April 2011) Martin Schoeller’s TIME 100 Tour
On two minds about whether to post this… Not a Bieber fan… heheh… But Ladefoged fan definitely…
Features and Essays – Joachim Ladefoged: Under the Influence of Justin Bieber (TIME LB: April 2011)
Features and Essays – Jan Banning: Faceless Officials (Guardian: April 2011)
Interviews – Kira Pollack, Director of Photography of TIME (NYPH: April 2011)
Check this Enrico Bossan interview… Enrico is a great guy… I got to know him in quite a funny way… Sometime last summer I received a Skype contact request from someone called Enrico Bossan, with whose work I was not familiar, but I accepted…Enrico gave me call later on the day..He wanted to get in touch to congratulate me for having some of my work published in L’Espresso… I was gobsmacked..I said I didn’t know I had any work published in the magazine.. Enrico was baffled.. He went back to the newsagents’ and came back with a copy of the magazine… It turned out he had confused Andy Spyra‘s work to mine….Needless to say I was teeny weeny bit disappointed that I hadn’t had work in the mag myself, but I’m glad Enrico made the mistake. Otherwise I might have not got to talk with him…We’ve had a couple of rather long chats online since, and I’ve learned a lot from him, especially regarding editing..
Interviews – Enrico Bossan (NYPH: April 2011)
Features and Essays – Simon Roberts: The English at Play (BBC: April 2011) Brighton-based photographer Simon Roberts travelled the length and breadth of England in a motorhome for his book We English – in which he tries to capture a nation at play, and explore the relationship between people and the places they visit.
Essential Roberts interview on a blog that I just discovered…
Interviews – Simon Roberts (Two Way Lens: April 2011)
I am happy Goldberg won….The rest of the three nominees didn’t impress me at all…
News – Jim Goldberg wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011 (BJP: April 2011)
Interviews – Jim Goldberg (Photonet.org.uk: April 2011)
Interviews – Marcel Mettelsiefen : Photographing War in Misurata (Spiegel: April 2011)
photo: Ivor Prickett
Features and Essays – Foto8: The Islam Issue preview (Foto8: April 2011)
Powerful multimedia on prostitution in Nashville by Stephen Alvarez and the NPR team…below is a still from the online article..
Features and Essays – Stephen Alvarez: Nashville Prostitution (NPR: April 2011)
Features and Essays – Bryan Denton: Battle for Influence in Afghanistan (WSJ: April 2011)
Interviews – Bruce Davidson (Guardian: April 2011) Davidson talks about his long career. | Related: Bruce Davidson seeks British girl he captured on film in 1960 (Guardian: April 2011)
Interviews – Aaron Huey (TIME LB: April 2011) Pine Ridge Billboard Project
Interviews – Tomas van Houtryve : 130 Editors: Insights from a photographer’s first crowdfunded project (Emphas.is: April 2011)
Exhibitions – Paul Graham: Smoke and mirrors (Guardian: April 2011) Paul Graham’s exhibition at London’s Whitechapel gallery
Awards – PDN: LA Times, Washington Post Photographers Win Pulitzers for Photos (PDN: April 2011)
Exhibitions – Here and Now Show : LCC International MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography : HotShoe gallery : London : 11-24 May : Participating photographers are Yolanda Crisp, Daniel Cuthbert, Ivy Lahon, Greg Laychak, James Morgan, Nektarios Markogiannis, Claudius Schulze, Amelia Shepherd, Alice Smeets and Darrin Zammit Lupi.
Vivian Maier website now launched
Articles – Guardian: Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1950s Moscow (Guardian April 2011)
It has been a very rare occasion for me to write to photographers just to let them know I really like their work… Not a rare occasion because I wouldn’t admire a lot of photographers’ work…of course I do, but because getting in touch just to let people know that has always felt tad awkward, like I’m trying to kiss people’s ass.. Well, I did write somebody once, not too long ago… and that photographer was NYT staffer Damon Winter…and he even took the time to send a short reply despite being on assignment in Afghanistan, which was very thoughtful of him…well, Winter is the latest photographer featured on 500Photographers blog…
Blogs – 500Photographers: #276 Damon Winter (500Photographers: April 2011)
Articles – Newsweek: Photographs from the John G. Morris collection go up for auction (Newsweek: April 2011)
Articles – Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Jon Nazca (Guardian: April 2011)
I’m a huge Patti Smith fan…
Interviews – Patti Smith: Photographer’s Muse (TIME LB: April 2011)
New Statesman Photo editor Rebecca McClelland now on Twitter…
Twitter – @rlmcclelland
Grants – BURN emerging photorapher grant of $15,000 : Deadline for entry is May 15, 2011
Interviews – Philip Scott Andrews (NYT Lens: April 2011)
Photographers – Harry Borden
Photographers – Natalie Keyssar
Photographers – Tina Remiz
Photographers – Philip Scott Andrews
Interviews – John Stanmeyer (Youtube)
Interviews – Taylor Kitsch on The Bang Bang Club, Honoring Fallen War Photographers (Movieline: April 2011)
Articles – Guardian: Turning Photojournalism Upside Down (Guardian: April 2011)
Tips and Tutorials – Brian Storm: 10 quick tips on editing multimedia (businessjournalism.org: April 2011)
Tips and Tutorials – Memory Cards – 15 Essential Tips for Photographers (photofocus.com)
Events – ASA collective : Slideshow on Thursday 5th of May, 2011 : @ Nomad, Old Street : “This month’s show is totally dedicated to female photographers, with a top class line up that includes: Andrea Star Reese Ciara Leeming Chloe Dewe Mathews Helen Rimell Laura Hynd Leonie Hampton Marta Moreiras”