PJL: May 2014 (Part 2) live on TIME LightBox



Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

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PJL: May 2014 (Part 1) live on TIME LightBox



Written by Mikko Takkunen

May 5, 2014 at 8:44 am

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Announcement: PJL has a new home at TIME Lightbox

I’m happy to share with you the news that Photojournalism Links has found a new home at TIME’s Lightbox photo blog.

I recently started working as an associate photo editor for TIME.com and I’m thrilled to take my site there with me.  Photojournalismlinks.com will stay up, and I might occasionally post some content here, but the main posts are now made on Lightbox and can be found here. The first of upcoming bi-monthly posts went up today March 25, 2013. Go and have a look.

– Mikko

Written by Mikko Takkunen

March 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

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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

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

Agencies and Photographers | January 2013

Written by Mikko Takkunen

January 29, 2013 at 2:02 am

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | January 2013

Written by Mikko Takkunen

January 17, 2013 at 5:27 am