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Tearsheet of The Day | Refugees’ shoes in South Sudan by Shannon Jensen in Newsweek

Shannon Jensen has a terrific work in Newsweek Int’l 3 September 2012 issue from South Sudan. Jensen travelled in the country June-July this year, and photographed shoes belonging to refugees who had travelled by foot  across the border from Sudan’s Blue Nile state over to neighbouring South Sudan to escape Khartoum government’s military campaign against Southern liberation movement.

Newsweek has dedicated four pages for the series showing overall 18 pairs of shoes. The photos are accompanied by a short text  providing background, written solely by the photographer*.

“How to represent a journey in an image?” asks Jensen in the opening sentence of the piece titled ‘A Long Walk’. I think she found a pretty good way to do just that. The idea and its execution reminded me little of Alejandro Cartagena’s Car Poolers.

You can see Jensen’s photos on the Newsweek website here.

Photos © Shannon Jensen

Shannon Jensen is an American photographer based between USA and East Africa. She is part of  Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent.

*In June I wrote about Newsweek often showing photo projects solely accompanied by photographer’s text. See here.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

August 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm

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Tearsheet of The Day | 26 June 2012

Newsweek posted Andrea Gjestvang’s portraits of survivors of the 2011 Norway attacks yesterday on their website. The series is printed in the latest Newsweek Int’l (2-8 July 2012 issue) which I received through the door this morning.

It’s interesting to note that all the text is by photographer Gjestvang herself. I’ve noticed Newsweek print  photo essays quite regularly just with the photographer’s, usually rather short, text and no other reporting (What text you see in the tearsheet below, is more than average I’d say). I don’t remember seeing any photo features for instance in Time magazine that wouldn’t have text by a reporter. That being said, it would appear all of these features in Newsweek have been bought rather than assigned. In any case, I think it’s terrific Newsweek print these stories. I love good reporting and great photography combined, which especially Time do so well,  but it’s nice if there are outlets for photo-led pieces also in these major current affairs publications. And if there’s little text to such photo heavy pieces, it’s actually great to get the first hand account to the images by the photographer him/herself.

In a recent interview with B&H’s Insights blog, Gjestvang briefly mentioned this project and said it was the first time she was working in 5×4. The photos seen here are part of a larger project to be published as a book later this year.

Newsweek (Int’l ed) 2-8 July 2012 issue. Pages 30-31. Photos © Andrea Gjestvang

Newsweek (Int’l ed) 2-8 July 2012 issue. Pages 32-33. Photos © Andrea Gjestvang

Newsweek (Int’l ed) 2-8 July 2012 issue. Pages 34-35. Photos © Andrea Gjestvang

Andrea Gjestvang (b. 1981, Norway) is a Norwegian photographer based between Oslo and Berlin. In 2010, she took part in the Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2012, Gjestvang was chosen in the PDN30. She is represented by Moment Agency.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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Tearsheet of The Day | 25 June 2012

Platon’s portraits of one of my all time favourite  filmmakers, Woody Allen, in the latest edition of Newsweek International, to coincide with the release of Allen’s latest film To Rome With Love.

Newsweek (Int’l ed.) 25 June 2012 issue. Photos © Platon.

Platon(b.1968, London) is a British portrait photographer based in New York. He is a staff photographer at The New Yorker and his work appears regularly in the Time magazine.

He is perhaps most known in the photojournalism community for his 2007  photo of Russian president Vladimir Putin, which was awarded the 2008 World Press Photo Portrait prize. You can see Platon talk about the shoot here.

Platon’s most recent book is Power: Portraits of World Leaders, which is also available for the iPad.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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Tearsheet of The Day | 17 June 2012

Craig F. Walker’s 2012 Pulitzer prize in Feature Photography winning series ‘Welcome Home – The Story of Scott Ostrom’ featured today in The Sunday Times Magazine’s Spectrum section.

The Sunday Times Magazine, 17 June 2012. Photos © Craig F. Walker

Text on the spread: The Aftermath. Since he was discharged from the US Marines five years ago, suffering severe post-traumatic stress disorder, Brian Scott Ostrom has been unable to hold down a job or maintain healthy relationships at home in Boulder, Colorado. These pictures are part of a Pulitzer prize-winning study by the photographer Craig F. Walker. Ostrom is seen arguing with his girlfriend (bottom centre right) and alone afterwards (bottom centre left and top right). He  has attempted suicide – below he examines the scars.

The project in its entirety can be viewed on the Denver Post’s website here.

You can also see  a video of Walker speaking about the work right after the Pulitzer prize was announced.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

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Tearsheet of the Day | 3 June 2012

Anders Petersen did a commission in London’s Soho for The Photographers’ Gallery which re-opened in the very same neighbourhood end of May.

The Sunday Times Magazine has ran some photos from Petersen’s series in the magazine’s Spectrum section today.

Text on the spread: Toe’s Company. The Swedish photographer Anders Petersen first witnessed the seedy side of Soho in the 1970s. Now he has returned to document London’s most colourful neighbourhood – and see how’s it’s changed. Commissioned by the Photographers’ Gallery, he immersed himself in Soho life for a month, capturing these grainy black-and-white portraits in homes, hotels, and bars. Some are simple snapshots of intriguing subjects – boozers, bohemians or both. Others are more considered, with Petersen befriending people who live and work in the small, vibrant district at the heart of the capital. 

You can see some of the photos also on Guardian’s website, here.

Anders Petersen’s (b.1944, Sweden) personal website.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

June 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm

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Tearsheet of the Day | 25 May 2012

Ed Ou on the front page of the International Herald Tribune (Europe edition) today with a photo from the village of Tannourine in Lebanon for an article  about Iran trying to increase its influence over the country. Iran has for instance offered to build a dam in Tannourine, an idea that hasn’t pleased everybody in the solidly Christian village. You can read the article here.  Obvious symbolism with the cross on the foreground, but I think it really works, making a photo of an otherwise seemingly unremarkable scene interesting. Certainly caught and pleased my eyes.

Photo by Ed Ou for the New York Times

Caption in the newspaper: Tannourine, Lebanon, site of a proposed dam to be built with Iranian money. Many residents of the mainly Christian area are wary of Tehran’s effort to widen its influence in the country.

Ed Ou (b.1987, Canada) is represented by Reportage by Getty Images. His portfolio on the agency’s website. You can follow Ou on Twitter here.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

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Tearsheet of the Day | 24 May 2012

Received National Geographic Magazine’s June issue in the mail this morning. Includes David Alan Harvey’s brilliant series ‘OBX’ on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, that I was admiring already in last week’s Features and Essays. Great to see this in print. The online series is available on NGM Feature Hub here, but do check out the print copy. Always better.

Photo by David Alan Harvey

Caption in the magazine: “Do you need a fish that bad?” I shouted at this boy as he repeatedly cast a line into the heaving sea. “Do you need a photo that bad?” he shouted back. We ended up agreeing that we were both a little crazy for being out on the Nags Head during a nor ‘easter.

David Alan Harvey (b.1944, USA) has been Magnum member since 1997. Portfolio on the agency’s website.

Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

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