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Saturday 14 May 2011

Your weekly round-up to the most interesting photojournalim and documentary photography material out there… First off though, I’d like to direct your attention to the sidebar on the right…Photojournalism Links has a new sponsor…Big thanks to Foto8 Summershow 2011 for the support!

But here’s the round-up…as pretty much always,  we start with links to features and essays…

From the New York Magazine…Great photos…

“You Never Forget That First Taste Of War”, Portraits of photographers by Christopher Anderson…

Chris Anderson: “You Never Forget That First Taste Of War” (New York Magazine: May 2011) The article 

Kitra Cahana: The Cult of Maria Lionza (Reportage by Getty Images: May 2011)

Thirty years since Bob Marley’s death… David Burnett photographed him on two separate assignments in 1976 and -77…

David Burnett: Bob Marley (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Larry Towell: Afghanistan and Pakistan (Magnum: May 2011)

Martin Parr: Objects of their affection (Independent: May 2011) the article

From NYT Lens….Julie’s Platner’s work on American Neo-Nazis and especially some of Platner’s explanation for the work and comments on the people represented seemed to raise some issues among Lens readers…so do read some of the blog comments…

Julie Platner: A Family Tragedy in a Neo-Nazi Home (NYT Lens: May 2011) The photographer’s website

Baptiste Lignel: Teenage Drug Use (by Prescription) (NYT Lens: May 2011)

David Gilkey: Voices from Afganistan (NPR: May 2011)

Adam Patterson: Another Lost Child (Vimeo: May 2011)

Guy Martin is now recovering back in Britain…Panos Pictures have made a gallery of his Libya work…Some great frames in there…including the below one… hide and seek Misurata style (also reminded me of Andre Liohn’s recent Guardian Eyewitness)…

Guy Martin: The Siege of Misurata (Panos: May 2011)

Panos also have a new story by Mishka Henner… Done using Google Street View…I like this series a lot…

Mishka Henner: No Man’s Land (Panos Pictures: May 2011)

Peter van Agtmael: One Day After at Ground Zero (TIME LB: May 2011)

From VII Magazine…

Benedicte Kurzen: Nigeria Elections (VII Magazine: May 2011)

A very personal interview with Ashley Gilbertson about the effects of war on soldiers and their families, himself, and the country. From VII Mag also…

Ashley Gilbertson: The Consequences of War (VII Magazine: May 2011)

Chris Steele-Perkins: Tsunami Streetwalk (Magnum Photos: May 2011)

Alixandra Fazzina: Abbottabad (NOOR: May 2011)

Giovanni Cipriano: Libyan Immigrants Flock to Italy (NYT: May 2011)

Anton Hammerl…


South African photographer Anton Hammerl is still missing in Libya (MSNBC: May 2011)

Facebook page

Jodi Bieber appealing to the international photography community (BJP: May 2011)

Infinity Awards…

Really love the below frame on the TIME Lightbox feature about Peter van Agtmael’s work…

“Good photography comes out of humility, not presumption. ” – Peter van Agtmael.

TIME LB: Recognizing the Next Generation: Peter van Agtmael at the Infinity Awards (TIME LB: May 2011) Photos from the Infinity Awards event on Flickr

“I’ve had four lifetime awards in a short period of time, so I guess my life must be over pretty soon.” Elliott Erwitt

InterviewsElliott Erwitt (TIME LB: May 2011)

Tim Hetherington’s funeral took place in London yesterday… Report by Olivier…

Articles – BJP: Family, friends gather to remember Tim Hetherington (BJP: May 2011)

Articles – BBC:  Photographer Tim Hetherington’s funeral held in London (BBC: May 2011)

Guardian published Chris Hondros’ obituary on Wednesday 11 May… quite late…better late than never though…

Articles – Guardian: Chris Hondros obituary (Guardian: May 2011)  Award-winning US photographer lauded for his images of the world’s war zones

World Press Photo…

Interviews and Talks – World Press Photo: Listen to 19 photographers speak about their work in interview recorded during the Awards Days (WPP: May 2011)

InterviewsDavid Burnett (CPN: May 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Winners of the first World Press Photo Multimedia contest (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Interviews Alexandre Brachet, producer of Prison Valley, and Stefano De Luigi, photographer for Blanco (WPP: May 2011)

Interviews – CPN: World Press Photo Awards Days 2011 – winning Canon photographers (CPN: May 2011)

World Press Photo releases iPad application (BJP: May 2011)

New York Photo Festival 2011 review on the New York Times… A lot of photographers on Twitter  and Facebook seemed to get annoyed by the below – quite stinging – statement…

” The professional photojournalist has been reduced to a content provider for the insatiable beast of the global information disseminating machine.”  – Ken Johnson.

Ouch!

Articles – NYT: New York Photo Festival 2011 : art review (NYT: May 2011)

NYPH11 on TIME Lightbox….

“Anyone can take a picture now, so it’s forced documentary photographers to have a more personalized vision.” – Elizabeth Biondi

Articles – TIME: Photography Now: 2011 New York Photo Festival Turns Focus on Photojournalism (TIME LB: May 2011)

Interesting…

Articles – NYT 6th Floor blog: How to Photograph the Cover (NYT Mag blog: May 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Alex Webb: More is more (Guardian: May 2011) Alex Webb’s images have been called ‘migraine photographs’. Geoff Dyer on the art of taking complicated pictures of complicated situations

The White House to stop doing reenactments…

Articles – Washington Post: White House reenactments stir debate over photographic practice (WP: May 2011)

The White House has not released the OBL-dead images…AP filed a legal request for the photos and video….David Levi Strauss on witholding images by…

Articles – David Levi Strauss: Witholding Images (TIME LB: May 2011)

Recommended…

Talks – Tim Hetherington speaking about his Liberia project, Side Gallery, 2010 (Side TV: 2011) via @davidc7

Interviews– Chris Anderson on Tim Hetherington (GrittyTV: May 2011)

InterviewsThomas Hoepker (Leice blog: May 2011)

TalksGmb Akash delivers his TED talk  (Panos: May 2011)

Interviews and Talks – Robert Nickelsberg, Santiago Lyon, and Stephanie Gaskell on The Perilous Job Of Conflict Photography (NPR: May 2011)

“The dirty secret of reporting war is that reporters enjoy it.” – Sebastian Meyer

Articles – Sebastian Meyer: War Reporting’s Dirty Secret (CLP: May 2011)

Interviews – Alex Masi : When a Subject Needs More Than ‘Thanks’ (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Blogs – Reminders blog: I WAS THERE by Anastasia Taylor-lind (Reminders: May 2011)

Exhibitions –  Photojournalism11 : London College of Communication BA Photojournalism Degree show Private view on the 2nd June 2011 : 7-9 pm : Exhibition open 2-8th June : 10am-5pm : The Gallery at LCC : Elephant and Castle SE1 : London

CompetitionsFoto8 Summershow 2011 : Deadline 31 May

Grants – Burn Magazine grant of $15,000.Deadline to submit work is May 15.

Slideshows – Slideluck Potshow comes back to London : Deadline for submissions is 23 May (BJP: May 2011)

Awards – Visa Pour l’Image partners with Red Cross to launch new award : Deadline 31 May (BJP: May 2011)

Awards –  Luceo Student Project Award Call for Entries : Deadline May 15

Crowd fundingHuman Negotiations by Katharina Hesse and Lara Day (Kickstarter)

Check this out….

multiMedia – The Develop Photo Youtube Channel : “The DEVELOP Photo YouTube Channel is an educational resource which features interviews, profiles, lectures and films about photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography and photographers. The DEVELOP Photo YouTube Channel is a facet of DEVELOP Photo.”

PhotographersCJ Clarke

Books – Foto8 review on Pangnirtung by Robert Frank (Foto8: May 2011)

The Photobook Club is discussing Eugene Richards’ Cocaine True Cocaine Blue…

Books – Photo Book Club: Discussion on Eugene Richards’ Cocaine True Cocaine Blue : synopsis : discussion (Photobook club: May 2011)

“Zoom lenses are not really encouraged” ….

Workshops – Workshop with Marcus Bleasdale & Gary Knight – Rwanda : Documenting Hope and Development. July 12-19.

Articles – Adam Westbrook: Are you really a visual storyteller? (Photographer’s blog: May 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – Sophie Wright: Understanding the Fine Photography Market (Sophie-wright.com: May 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – Photoshelters: E-Mail Marketing for Photographers (PS: May 2011)

Telegraph’s Telephoto diary

And finally… A photographer works for free for a year through Groupon

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Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Posted in photojournalism