Interviews, Talks, and Articles | January 2013


Interviews and Talks

Lens blog interviewed Lynsey Addario about photographing female marines after the U.S. Department of Defense made the announcement about dropping the ban on female soldiers in combat.

Photo © Lynsey Addario

Photo © Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario : Women Shooting on the Front Lines (NYT Lens)

W. Eugene Smith: ‘I Didn’t Write the Rules, Why Should I Follow Them?’ (NYT Lens)

Brent Stirton (Interview Magazine)

Always found Alex Webb’s work so beautiful and intriguing.

Photo © Alex Webb

Photo © Alex Webb

Alex Webb : Rendering a Complex World, in Color and Black-and-White (NYT Lens)

10 minutes with Moises Saman (Thisisthewhat)

Ed Ou (Ted blog)

John G. Morris (elrectanguloenlamano blog)

Newsweek, which sadly stopped publishing in print end of 2012,  interviewed some of the big name photographers who shot for the print issue along the years.

Photo © Charles Ommanney

Photo © Charles Ommanney

Behind The Lens (Newsweek) Newsweek photographers share, in their own words, how they captured the iconic images they shot while on assignment for the magazine

David Bailey (Guardian)

War photographer Don McCullin talks Syria, the new film about him, and ‘making money from others’ tragedy’ (Scotsman)

Terrific interview with TIME’s Director of Photography, Kira Pollack.

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Kira Pollack (NPPA)

Chris Johns : The Best Photos of 2012 (NatGeo)

In conversation with Olivia Arthur (Harper’s Bazaar)

Ben Lowy and Mikhail Baryshnikov talk photography (Capture)

Ben Lowy :  Advice on Creating a Brand for Your Photo Business (PhotoShelter)

Spencer Murphy (Photo Monitor)

Schaul Schwarz’s Narco Cultura is finally coming out. Schwarz interviewed in Sundance.

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Shaul Schwarz (Sundance on YouTube)

Shaul Schwarz (Indiewire)

Christopher Morris (Emaho Magazine)

Ashley Gilbertson (Prison Photography)

Katie Orlinsky (Atlantic)

Nicole Tung on missing journalist James Foley (CPJ) ‘James Foley, a U.S. freelance journalist, was abducted in Syria in November. His colleague and friend Nicole Tung, a freelance photographer, spoke to CPJ about her experience working and traveling with Foley. A petition appealing for Foley’s release can be signed here.’

Couple interviews with Christopher Anderson.

Photo © Christopher Anderson

Photo © Christopher Anderson

Interview with Christopher Anderson (FK Magazine)

Christopher Anderson (Vogue)

Annie Leibovitz on Photography: “You Cannot Underestimate the Power of the Sitter” (blogs.browardpalmbeach.com)

Simon Roberts (Photographer’s blog)

Really enjoyed this 10 minute video with Bryan Denton.

Photo © Bryan Denton

Photo © Bryan Denton

Bryan Denton (Corbis on YouTube)

Donna Ferrato (YouTube)

Lynsey Addario (Youtube)

Mary Ellen Mark (YouTube)

Bernat Armangue interviewed on BBC website.

Photo  Bernat Armangue / AP

Photo Bernat Armangue / AP

Bernat Armangue (BBC)

Robin Hammond on story behind Nigeria picture (BBC)

Walter Astrada (Alexia Foundation)

Louie Palu (Alexia Foundation)

Narciso Contreras, who did amazing work in Syria during 2012, interviewed by The Guardian.

Photo © Narciso Contreras

Photo © Narciso Contreras

Narciso Contreras : The Syrian conflict: a war photographer’s story (Guardian)

Timothy Fadek (Image Deconstructed)

Lynsey Addario (Monocle 24)

Lynsey Addario (Huffington Post)

Sebastian Junger (Huffington Post Live)

Sebastian Junger (Radio West)

Todd Heisler (Photostories Conference talk 2011 on YouTube)

Paul Moakley (PhotoStories Conference talk 2011 on YouTube)

Don McCullin :  ‘Photojournalism has had it. It’s all gone celebrity’ (Guardian)

Don McCullin on the key images discussed in the McCullin documentary – video (Guardian)

Jon Levy : The World According to Me (Foto8)

Oscar B. Castillo (Leica blog)

Photo © Stephen Wilkes

Photo © Stephen Wilkes

Stephen Wilkes (xritephoto)

Jonathan Worth (BBC)

Mads Nissen (IdeasTap)

Newsha Tavakolian (Roads and Kingdoms)

Camille Seaman (TED blog)

Venetia Dearden – a lifestyle more than a career (Hoikenoli)

Phillip Jones Griffiths (Aperture)

John Vink (The Digital Photobook)

Olivier Laurent (IdeasTap)

Toby Smith and Robert Leslie (World Photo Org)


Great piece of writing by Adam McCauley on Ashley Gilbertson and the psychological cost of covering conflict.

Photo © Ashley Gilbertson

Photo © Ashley Gilbertson

Overexposed: A Photographer’s War With PTSD (Atlantic)

Issouf Sanogo writes about photographing the French soldier with the skeleton mask…Certainly one of the most memorable photos from Mali.

Photo © Issouf Sanogo / AFP

Photo © Issouf Sanogo / AFP

Unmasking a controversy in Mali by Issoud Sanogo (AFP Correspondent blog)

A Soldier in a Skeleton Scarf in Mali (NYT)

In Mali, a war ‘without images and without facts’ (CPJ)

What It Feels Like To Be Photographed In A Moment Of Grief (NPR)

Reuters’ Goran Tomasevic writes about an incredible sequence of photographs he took earlier this week in Syria.

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Goran Tomasevic: Deadly sniper shot through the lens (Reuters blog)

John Stanmeyer: Out of Eden Journal (The Photo Society)

Damir Sagoj: Living Under Sharia (Reuters blog)

Obituary: Gigi Giannuzzi, Founder of Trolley Books, 49 (PDN)

Remembering Bonni Benrubi, Curator of Images (NYT Mag 6th floor blog)

Shomei Tomatsu: the man who changed Japanese photography for ever (Guardian)

Japanese photography legend Shomei Tomatsu dies (BJP)

Ken Regan, Photojournalist Trusted by Celebrities, Dies (NYT)

Columbia School of Journalism takes a look at upcoming Tim Hetherington biography.

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Unfinished business, A new biography of photojournalist Tim Hetherington reflects on a too-short career (Columbia Journalism Review)

Tim Hetherington, his life and death (BBC)

On the front line: a documentary tribute to Tim Hetherington (Guardian)

With American correspondent James Foley missing in Syria, a war reporter considers his own choices (The Boston Globe)

TIME’s pick of 2012’s best photographer on the wires, Marco Longari, writes about ‘shooting beyond violence’ on AFP’s The Correspondent blog.

Photo © Marco Longari

Photo © Marco Longari

Marco Longari: Shooting Beyond the Violence (AFP Correspondent)

Dateline Gaza: family on the (front)line (AFP Correspondent)

Unprepared, inexperienced and in a war zone (BBC)

When Secrets Aren’t Safe With Journalists (NYT)

Marie Colvin remembered by Jeremy Bowen (Guardian)

Innovator:  Eugene Richards (NPPA)

Another Avedon Behind the Lens (NYT)

Photo © Elias Edouard / Getty Images

Photo © Elias Edouard / Getty Images

Editors’ Note: Were Syria Photos Too Stark To Be Real? (Spiegel)

Bill Keller: Being There (NYT)

Reporters Without Borders: 2012 is deadliest year on record for journalists (CNN)

My harrowing kidnapping ordeal in Syria (Telegraph) ‘Balint Szlanko, abducted in Syria with two other journalists, tells his frightening story of captivity behind the frontlines.’

Bored Japanese trucker gets kicks from Syria war tourism (Daily Star)

Homeland Security by Gary Knight (FT Magazine)

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David Campbell: Mythical power: Understanding photojournalism in the Vietnam War (Writer’s blog)

At the same time that the Twin Towers were falling, there were people having toothaches (onthemedia.org)

Sundance Review: ‘Narco Cultura’ Is A Disturbing Look At The Mexican War On Drugs & The Idolatry Within (IndieWire)

The Lives They Lived : Eve Arnold B. 1912  By Elliott Erwitt (NYT)

book review: The New York Times Magazine: Photographs edited by Kathy Ryan (A Photo Editor)

‘Konditormeister’ by August Sander  (FT) Critic Francis Hodgson continues his series on his dream photography collection with a masterpiece from Weimar Germany
Photo © Harry Fisch

Photo © Harry Fisch

Crop Don’t ‘Shop: How One Photog Had His Winning Nat Geo Contest Photo DQed (PetaPixel)

Juergen Teller: fame laid bare (Guardian) As his new show opens at the ICA, one of fashion’s most successful and extreme photographers talks about his father, German guilt and making Kate Moss cry

Photojournalism in 2012: A year of excellence, ethical challenges and errors (Poynter)

The Most Popular Cameras and Settings for Reuters’ 2012 Photos of the Year (Poynter)

The New York Times Paywall Is Working Better Than Anyone Had Guessed (Bloomberg)

The AP is selling ads in its tweets, but Twitter doesn’t mind (Niemanlab.org)

Photojournalist launches watermark app for iPhone photos (BJP)

Photo © Steve McCurry

Photo © Steve McCurry

Pirelli calendar turns over a new leaf with war photographer Steve McCurry (Guardian) To create its 40th calendar, the tyre company headed to Rio to do something out of character – get the great Steve McCurry to shoot the models with their clothes on

Hollywood Heroines: Behind the Scenes (NYT Magazine blog)

Agence France-Presse infringed on photographer’s copyright in landmark Twitter case (BJP)

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Defends Doctoring of Press Release Photo (PDN)

Revolution through the lenses of Magnum photographers (BBC)

Such great end of the year coverage last month by TIME’s photo department, both in print and online…

Photo on the cover © Nadav Kander

Photo on the cover © Nadav Kander

Behind the Obama Cover: Person of the Year 2012 (Lightbox)

In Memoriam: Photographers Who Died in 2012 (Lightbox)

TIME Picks the Most Surprising Photos of 2012 (Lightbox)

2012: A Year of Deja Vu (Lightbox)

366: The Year in Photographs 2012 (Lightbox)

Photo © William Daniels

Photo © William Daniels

TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2012 (Lightbox)

Syria’s Agony: The Photographs That Moved Them Most (Lightbox)

TIME shares picks for the year’s most striking images (Today show) Time’s director of photography Kira Pollack and editor-at-large Belinda Luscombe discuss the most iconic images from the past year.

Best of 2012 – National Geographic Magazine Photos of the Year (NatGeo)

Rainbows in the Frame: Emblems of Hope in a Dark Year (Lightbox)

Bobby Ghosh : Egypt photo (Lightbox Tumblr)

Photography Books of the Year 2012 (Independent on Sunday)

The Weirdest Photo Research of 2012 (Photo Booth)

Brian McDermott’s Top Five Photojournalism Stories Of 2012 (NPPA)

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Would You Have Taken the Post Subway Photo?: Pulitzer-Winning Photographers Respond (Gawker)

Train Wreck: The New York Post’s Subway Cover (NYT)

New York Post faces backlash over front-page photo of man ‘about to die’ on subway track (Poynter)

Unfiltered: Photographers React to Instagram’s New Terms (Lightbox)

Join Instagram, join a collective act of self-delusion (Guardian)

Many More Images, Much Less Meaning (NYT)

The Most Tweeted Photo Ever (TIME) A social media director for the Obama campaign tells the story of how a well-timed photo of Barack and Michelle Obama broke records for Twitter and Facebook

Getty Images looks back at 2012 with a massive 258 page publication ‘Year in Focus’.

Photo © Edouard Elias / Getty Images

Photo © Edouard Elias / Getty Images

Getty Images: The Year in Focus (book available online at zmags.com)

NYT: The Year on Page 1 (NYT)

The New York Times Paywall Is Working Better Than Anyone Had Guessed (Bloomberg)

National Geographic Photo Seminar 2013 (A Photo Editor)

Vogue Pays Tribute to Hurricane Sandy First Responders With Awful Photo Spread (Slate)

Vogue’s Hurricane Sandy shoot: how offensive is it? (Guardian) It’s not the first time a natural disaster has been used as inspiration for a fashion-magazine spread – but there’s more to Annie Leibovitz’s images than meets the eye

Documenting Tragedy: The Ethics Of Photojournalism (NPR)

Photo © Larry Burrows—Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

Photo © Larry Burrows—Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

LIFE:  Behind the Picture: Larry Burrows’ ‘Reaching Out,’ 1966 (LIFE)

The Steady Rise Of Fine Art Photography (Forbes)

Jorge Silva: Dreaming of Diamonds (Reuters blog)

Finders Keepers: Michael Hoppen’s personal photography collection – in pictures (Guardian) A man covered in bees, the world’s longest beard, chimney sweeps in Nazi Germany, and couple from Liverpool take a two-week holiday in their own flat … Here, legendary photography gallerist Michael Hoppen explains why these images are his most prized possessions

Making Street Photography Pay (Nick Turpin blog)

Double Exposure  : A Portrait of the Turnley Brothers (on PetaPixel)

Photo © Therese Frare

Photo © Therese Frare

LIFE Behind the Picture: The Photo That Changed the Face of AIDS (LIFE)

The Smart Threat: How mobile phones are forcing camera manufacturers to evolve (BJP)

Most Stressful Jobs of 2013 – 7. Photojournalist (Careercast)

57 Reasons to Love Photography in 2012 (PhotoShelter)

Photoshelter’s Best of 2012 Blog Posts (PhotoShelter)

To finish off… this really funny: How to be a Photographer by Thomas Vanden Driessche

This too Look At This Instagram – My Phone Went And Made It Art

Written by Mikko Takkunen

February 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Posted in photojournalism

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