Features and Essays | February 2013

First Photojournalism Links Features and Essays post for 2013. The previous post was made late November last year, so lots to share. I’ve divided the links in rough geographic sections, apart from the first one.

Always so exciting to see new work by Sebastião Salgado. Guardian posted the latest instalment of Salgado’s Genesis project, this on Nenets in Siberia. Stunning.

Photo © Sebastião Salgado

Photo © Sebastião Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado: The Nenets of Siberia (Guardian) For his latest epic project, Genesis, photographer Sebastião Salgado spent eight years documenting parts of the world untainted by modern life. Here, he shares the images he took of the nomadic Nenets of northern Siberia | Also on Washington Post website here

Similar to Salgado’s Nenets in terms of subject matter, and equally beautiful but in colour,  here’s Matthieu Paley’s photo essay on Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz nomads from the National Geographic magazine’s February 2013 issue.

Photo © Matthieu Paley

Photo © Matthieu Paley

Matthieu Paley: Stranded on the Roof of the World (NGM) Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor | Also on Lens blog with Paley’s interview

Great Afghanistan series by Getty’s Daniel Berehulak on the CNN Photo blog. Particularly like the below photograph.

Photo © Daniel Berehulak

Photo © Daniel Berehulak

Daniel Berehulak: The Other Afghanistan (CNN Photo blog)

Andrew Burton has been doing good work on an embed in Afghanistan. His work has been pretty much a daily feature in Reuters’ ‘best pictures of the day’ during the last couple of weeks or so.

Photo © Andrew Burton / Reuters

Photo © Andrew Burton / Reuters

Andrew Burton: Embedded in Afghanistan (Reuters)

John D McHugh: Afghanistan Portraits (Zeit)

As Pentagon announced ending the ban on female soldiers serving in combat, TIME took a look at Paul Bronstein’s 2010 series on female marines serving in Afghanistan.

Photo © Paula Bronstein

Photo © Paula Bronstein

Paula Bronstein: Female Marines (TIME)

Heartbreaking and infuriating series from Iran.

Photo © Abolfazl Nesaei

Photo © Abolfazl Nesaei

Abolfazl Nesaei: The Aftermath of an Acid Attack in Iran (Lightbox)

Ivor Prickett: Blood for Oil (Lightbox) Kurdistan

Abbie Trayler-Smith: Women in Yemen (Newsweek)

Photos from the Mali conflict.

Photo © Eric Feferberg / AFP / Getty Images

Photo © Eric Feferberg / AFP / Getty Images

various photographers: War in Mali: France and African Allies Take on Islamist Militants (TIME)

Dominic Nahr: Conflict in Mali (Magnum) Shorted edit on Paris Match L’instant here

Pete Muller: Mali (The Washington Post)

Tyler Hicks: Saving Timbuktu’s Priceless Artifacts (NYT)

Trevor Snapp: French, Malian Troops Move In to Timbuktu (Newsweek)

Fabio Bucciarelli: Mali (Foreign Policy) NB might ask for free login

Veronique de Viguerie: Conflict in Mali (Reportage by Getty Images)

Touching photo essay by Alvaro Ybarra Zavala on Argentinian children suffering malformations due to agrochemicals.

Photo © Alvaro Ybarra Zavala

Photo © Alvaro Ybarra Zavala

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Stories Of A Wounded Land (Reportage by Getty Images) Agrochemicals as the  cause of malformations in children living in parts of rural Argentina.

Julien Goldstein: Cuba: Metamorphosis (Reportage by Getty Images)

(Anonymous): Cuban Agriculture Struggles Under Creaky Infrastructure (NYT)

Meeri Koutaniemi: Oasis (Photo Raw) multimedia | Mexico

Marcus Bleasdale: Poverty in Lima’s Human Settlements (VII)

Marcus Bleasdale: Morococha Mining (VII)

Rodrigo Abd: The Fishermen of Peru’s Oldest Port (Guardian)

Sebastian Liste has been to Caracas for The New Yorker.

Photo © Sebastian Liste

Photo © Sebastian Liste

Sebastian Liste: The Tower of David: A Look at Venezuela Under Chávez (Photo Booth)

Damon Winter: Despite Billions in Aid, Reconstruction in Haiti Stalls (NYT)

Vlad Sohkin: Haiti (Paris Match L’instant)

Alexander Richter: Run-and-Gun Photos Reveal a Jamaica Beyond Weed and Rasta (Wired)

Moa Karlberg: Nip and Tuck Tourism (zReportage)

Rafael Fabres’s ongoing Rio project featured on Lightbox.

Photo © Rafael Fabrés

Photo © Rafael Fabrés

Rafael Fabrés: Pacifying the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro (Lightbox) Brazil

Adam Hinton:  All Quiet on the Mara Front (Panos) El Salvador

Ross McDonnell: Auto Defensa: Rough Justice in Mexico’s Lawless Mountains  (Lightbox)

Jerome Sessini: The Wrong Side (Photo Booth) Mexico

Aline Paley: The End of the World: For the Maya, It May Already Be Here (Lightbox) Mexico

Nick Oza: Ex-addicts find solace as caregivers (CNN Photo blog) Mexico

Brett Gundlock: El Pueblo (photographer’s website) Mexico

Misha Friedman’s project on corruption in Russia featured on Lens blog.

Photo © Misha Friedman

Photo © Misha Friedman

Misha Friedman: An X-Ray of Russian Corruption (Lens blog)

Rafal Milach: 7 Rooms (Lens blog) Russia

Yuri Kozyrev: Siberia’s End-Times Cult (Newsweek)

Davide Monteleone: Nordic Odyssey: A Month at Sea (Photo Booth)

Davide Monteleone: A Visit with the Vissarionites (Photo Booth)

Diana Markosian: Chechen Girls And The Rise Of Islam  (NPR)

Amanda Rivkin: Azerbaijani Women (VII Mentor Program)

Strong work by Diego Ibarra Sanchez on eradicating polio in Pakistan.

Photo © Diego Ibarra Sánchez

Photo © Diego Ibarra Sánchez

Diego Ibarra Sánchez: Endgame for an Enduring Disease? Pakistan’s Fight Against Polio (Lightbox)

Omar Mullick: Reflections in a Pashtun Cinema (Lightbox)

Diego Ibarra Sánchez: In the Ashes in Karachi, Evidence of Oversight Failures (NYT) Garment factory fire

Reuters’ Damir Sagolj has been to Indonesia to document life under sharia.

Photo © Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Photo © Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Damir Sagolj: Living Under Sharia (Reuters) Indonesia

Andri Tambunan: AIDS Among Indonesia’s Indigenous Papuans (Lens blog)

Kieran Dodds: Third Pole (Panos)

Marieke ten Wolde: Changing Tibet (Lens)

Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer: Province by Province, a Portrait of China (Lens)

Liu Jie: Migrant Nation (Lightbox) China

John Francis Peters: Set Adrift in Western China (Lightbox)

Tim Franco: Chongqing (Lens)

Jia DaiTengFei: Love on China’s Assembly Lines (Newsweek)

Magnus Laupa: Trash Money (zReportage) China

Terrific Burma photos by Adam Ferguson.

Photo © Adam Ferguson

Photo © Adam Ferguson

Adam Ferguson: Burma Unbound (Lightbox)

Gary Knight: Myanmar (VII)

Sophie Gerrard: A Class of Their Own (FT Weekend) Burma

Sim Chi Yin: The Water Seller (VII Mentor Program)

Arturo Rodriguez: Burma (Paris Match L’instant) multimedia

Robin Hammond and William Daniels: Nothing About Us Without Us (Panos)

Christian Holst: Kachin Conflict (Reportage by Getty Images)

Maika Elan: Gay Couples in Vietnam (Lens blog)

David Guttenfelder: Panoramic pictures of North Koreans (Daily Mail)

Yang Seung-woo: South Korea’s Gang World (Lens blog)

Ismail Ferdous: Climate Fury: Devastation in the Sundarbans (Photo Booth) Bangladesh

various photographers: Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela (TIME)

Sanjit Das: For 200 Million Indians, a Life Steeped in Discrimination (NYT)

Poulomi Basu: India’s Party People (FT)

Jean-Baptiste Lopez: Bhutan (Guardian)

Shiho Fukada: Japan’s Jobs Crisis (Photo Booth)

Shiho Fukada: Japan: Living in an Internet Cafe (Pulitzer Center) Also on CNN Photo blog here

Goran Tomasevic’s dramatic photos from Syria.

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Goran Tomasevic: Syria (Paris Match L’instant)

Tyler Hicks: Syria’s Largest City, Reshaped by Scarcity and Violence (NYT)

Alessio Romenzi: Guevara (Paris Match L’instant) Syria

Lynsey Addario: Syrians Flee as Fighting Breaks Out Between Rebels and Kurds (NYT) series on VII website here

Yusuf Sayman: Atima, a Syrian Refugee Camp on the Turkish Border (Newsweek)

various photographers: Chaos and Killing in Syria: Photos of a Slow-Motion Civil War (TIME)

Lightbox highlighted Narciso Contreras’s Syria work just before Christmas.

Photo © Narciso Contreras

Photo © Narciso Contreras

Narciso Contreras: From the Front Lines: Syria (Lightbox)

Guillem Vallen: Syrian Kurds Find Refuge in an Erstwhile Homeland (TIME)

Pau Rigol: Syria’s Forgotten (zReportage)

Paul Rigol: State of War (zReportage) Syria

Lucas Pernin: Aleppo, Syria – The Battle for Survival (Foto8)

Two photo essays on Williston, North Dakota’s oil boom, one by Alec Soth, the other by Charles Ommanney.

Photo © Alec Soth

Photo © Alec Soth

Alec Soth: The Luckiest Place on Earth (NYT Magazine)

Photo © Charles Ommanney

Photo © Charles Ommanney

Charles Ommanney: The Promised Land (Reportage by Getty Images)

Charles Ommanney: Preppers (Reportage by Getty Images)

Charles Ommanney: NRA’s 2005 Annual Meeting (Newsweek)

Pete Muller: Machine Gun Expo Is Down-Home Americana Gone Ballistic (Wired)

Ron Haviv: Aftermath of Another American Tragedy (VII)

Christopher Morris: Americans (Lightbox)

Ben Huff: The Last Road North (Lightbox) Alaska

Greg Segal: Everyday Drones (Lightbox)

Great series by Jon Lowestein on Latin immigration to the U.S.

Photo © Jon Lowenstein

Photo © Jon Lowenstein

Jon Lowenstein: The Opportunity, or Not, to Be American (Lens)

Gabriele Stabile: Refugee Hotel: Strangers in a Strange Land (Lightbox)

Fred R. Conrad: Weddings, Indian Style (Lens)

Fred R. Conrad: Rodeo (Lens)

Ed Kashi: Oshane’s Story: Standing On His Own  (VII)

Dave Jordan: Detroit (Wired)

Marc Asnin: Uncle Charlie (Photo Booth)

Chris Arnade: New York’s Red-Light District (The Atlantic)

Jamie Chung: Inside North Dakota’s Only Abortion Clinic (TIME)

Matt Eich: Redefining Home in Tidewater Virginia (Lens blog)

Mike Brodie: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity (Photo Booth)

Photo © Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Photo © Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Sara Naomi Lewkowicz: Shane and Maggie (FotoVisura)

Peter van Agtmael: Staten Island in the Wake of Sandy (Photo Booth)

Douglas Ljungkvist: Faded Colors, Empty Rooms on the Shore (Lens blog)

Larry Fink: Inauguration Ball Photos (Photo Booth)

Ben Lowy: 57 Faces of the 57th Inauguration (NBC News)

Brian Finke: Tough Mudder Love  (TIME) Inside the Demanding Yet Rewarding Obstacle Course

Pete Souza is such a great photographer.

Photo © Pete Souza

Photo © Pete Souza

Pete Souza: The Year in Photographs (White House Flickr)

Pete Souza: Portrait of a Presidency (Lightbox)

Callie Shell: 48 Hours with Obama (Lightbox)

Richard Barnes: Civil War Re-enactments (Photo Booth)

Lauren Silberman: The Party Is Not Over (NYT Magazine)

Corey Arnold: Life at Sea (Lens blog)

Photo © Brian L. Frank

Photo © Brian L. Frank

Brian L. Frank: Dreamscape (Photo Booth)

Douglas R. Clifford: Hog Hunt (zReportage)

John Gibbins: The United States Of Automatic Guns (zReportage)

New York Times’ impressive Europe debt crisis package comprised of five photo series by Samuel Aranda, Mauricio Lima, Adam Ferguson (2), and Andrea Bruce.

Photo © Adam Ferguson

Photo © Adam Ferguson

(various photographers): Europe’s Debt Crisis: No Relief on the Horizon

Lucia Herrero: The Strange World of Basque Sports (Lightbox)

Francesco Anselmi: Hard Times Come to Omonia Square (WSJ) Greece

Photo © Katja Tähkä

Photo © Katja Tähjä

Katja Tähjä: Undocumented Lives (Vimeo) multimedia | project website

Ed Ou: Seeking Safety (CBC) Roma in Hungary

Kai Wiedenhöfer: Conflict Zones (FT Weekend)

Ivan Kashinsky & Karla Gachet: Buzescu Bonanza (Panos)

Paolo Patrizi: Starlings (Guardian)

Mark Power: Black Country Stories video | stills (photographer’s website)

David Vintiner: World Memory Competitors (Wired)

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen: Byker Revisited (Lens blog)

David Burnett: London 2012 (photographer’s website)

Touko Hujanen: Santa 24/7: Portrait of a Year-Round Father Christmas (Lightbox)

Alejandro Guijarro: Quantum Chaos on Display in Top Physicists’ Chalk Scrawls (Wired)

Zed Nelson’s latest project: Israel – In This Land.

Photo © Zed Nelson

Photo © Zed Nelson

Zed Nelson: Israel – In This Land (photographer’s website)

Oded Balilty: Israel’s Flourishing Russian Culture (Lens)

John Tonks: Empire (Lightbox)

Marc Wilson: The Last Stand (BBC)

From National Geographic magazine’s February 2013 issue.

Photo © George Steinmetz

Photo © George Steinmetz

George Steinmetz: New Old Libya (NGM) For decades, Libyans lived under a dictator who twisted their past. Now they must imagine their future.

Group photographers shooting for Everyday Africa project, originally started by Peter DiCampo, took over New Yorker’s Instagram feed two weeks ago. Some of the project’s work on the magazine’s The Photo Booth blog.

various photographers: Everyday Africa (Photo Booth)

Jessica Hilltout’s football project in The National Geographic.

Photo © Jessica Hilltout

Photo © Jessica Hilltout

Jessica Hiltout: Soccer Joy (NGM) On fields throughout Africa, plastic bags, old clothes, and shredded tires transform into magic orbs—soccer balls.

Pieter Ten Hoopen: North-East of Congo DRC (Agence Vu)

Richard Mosse: The Color of War (NYT Magazine)

Kate Holt: Supplying water to people in Goma, Congo DRC (Guardian)

Michael Christopher Brown: Inside M23 and Congo’s Rebel Uprising (Newsweek)

John Stanmeyer: Kala Azar: Still Waiting (Doctor Without Borders) South Sudan

Michael Zumstein: Catholics in Chad (Agence Vu)

Akintunde Akinleye: Illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta (Guardian)

Tyler Hicks: Conservation Militias Fight Poaching in Kenya (NYT)

Ugo Burga: LRA Hunter (Echo)

Jacquelyn Martin: Portraits of Albinism (NPR)

Mustafah Abdulaziz: Sierra Leone’s Water Of Life — And Death (NPR)

Photo © Virginie Nguyen Hoang

Photo © Virginie Nguyen Hoang / AP

various photographers: Cairo’s Latest Uprising: Protests and Clashes Two Years after the Revolution (TIME)

Moises Saman: Another Convulsion in the Egyptian Revolution (Photo Booth)

Karim Ben Khelifa: My Enemy, Myself (Foreign Policy) NB Might ask for free login

Andrew McConnell: Hidden Lives (BBC) Series on the Guardian website here

Olivier Girard: Protecting livelihoods in the Congo basin rainforest (Guardian)

Samuel Aranda: Trapped Between Africa and Saudi Arabia (Lens blog)

Magda Biernat: North via South: Antarctica (Photo Booth)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

February 12, 2013 at 2:17 am

Posted in photojournalism

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