Sunday 27 February 2011

This is probably one of the longest blog posts so far, at least in terms of number of links, so better get started right away…

Let’s start off with Yuri Kozyrev…The photographer sure seems to move a lot…First he impressed with his Egypt work, then he was in Bahrain, and now he is already in Libya…

Features and Essays – Yuri Kozyrev: Libya in Revolt (TIME: February 2011)

The New York Times have a very impressive line-up of photographers working for them in Libya, most recent addition being Lynsey Addario…Here’s the most recent (at the time of writing) NYT slideshow on Libya including work by Moises Saman,Ed Ou, Scott Nelson, Tyler Hicks, and Lynsey Addario….

Photo: Moises Saman

Features and Essays – NYT: As Embassies Close, People Flee Libya (Ou, Saman, Hicks, Nelson, and Addario)

Libya elsewhere…Tweeted by @TelegraphPics earlier today…

Features and Essays – Julian Simmonds: Libya (Telegraph: February 2011) “Exclusive pictures from Libya by Telegraph photographer Julian Simmonds”

From yesterday…

Features and Essays – Guardian: Libya (Guardian: February 2011)

This is from two days ago..

Features and Essays – Boston Globe Big Picture: Libya: Unrest and uncertainty (Boston Globe: February 2011)

Tunisia…

Features and Essays – Gianni Cipriano: Lampedusa Flooded by Migrants from Tunisia (TIME: February 2011)

Liz Hingley’s Under Gods project  about different religions along one single Birmingham road,  which will be published as a book by Dewi Lewis later this month, was featured in a big way in Saturday’s Guardian Weekend Magazine…18 photos on six pages, plus one on the contents page… Here’s an iPhone snap of the opening spread…

And now go and see some of the photos here….

Features and Essays – Liz Hingley: Revolutionary road (Guardian: February 2011) Article by John Harris | Photographer Liz Hingley spent 18 months visiting Soho Road, Birmingham capturing the people who live here – people who have their roots in around 170 countries

Features and Essays – Steve McCurry: Desert Storm’s Surreal Final Days (TIME: February 2011) McCurry recounts the scene in Kuwait 20 years ago

Features and Essays – Kate Holt: Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan – audio slideshow (Guardian: February 2011) @katjaeholt | website

Features and Essays – Alixandra Fazzina:  Newborn Health and Survival: Spotlight on Pakistan (Heathlynewbornnetwork: February 2011) via @alixfazzina

Features and Essays – TIME – Pictures of week (TIME: February 2011)

TIME’s Pictures of the Week opens with a strong photo from DRC by Pete Muller…and I had to look up his personal website…

PhotographersPete Muller

The below link doesn’t seem to work at the time of writing this, but hopefully later again…

Features and Essays – Gabriela Bulisova: Iraqi Refugees (Burn: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Lori Waselchuk: Grace Before Dying (Project website)

Foto8 Story of the Week…Not keen on how the slideshows for these weekly features are often put together……random audio put on changing slides..rather distracting…Was happy to learn about Maja Daniels’ work though.. Her work was previously unknown to me…

Features and Essays – Maja Daniels: The Freetown (Foto8: February 2011)

Daniels’ website is worth looking at… especially her Into Oblivion project…

PhotographersMaja Daniels

Features and Essays – Kate Brooks: A Decade of Photographs from the Middle East (New Yorker Photo Booth: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Raghu Rai: India (Guardian: January 2011)

Interviews Raghu Rai (Guardian: January 2011) via @wemarijnissen

“Shooting a portrait is like making love by surprise” – Raghu Rai

Interviews Raghu Rai (Tehelka: 2011)

AwardsWHNPA : Eyes of History 2011 winners

Awards Days Japan 2011 winners

AwardsThe Amnesty Media Awards 2011 : Deadline 1 March 2011 via @StephenSidlo

InterviewsTim Hetherington (TIME: February 2011)  An Oscar Nominee’s Book of Infidel Photographs

All the best to @TimHetherington at the Oscars tonight…

Articles – Huffington Post: From the Korengal Valley to the Kodak Theatre: The Long Journey of Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s Oscar-nominated Restrepo (Huffington Post: February 2011)

Interviews Rob Horstra (Telegraph: 2011)

InterviewsElliott Erwitt (Dazed: February 2011)

Grants David Campbell has a useful list of grants on his website

GrantsManuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Grant

Festivals – Documentary photographers have until 31 March to submit work to the Noorderlicht Photofestival (BJP: February 2011)

Events – The Social’s back on Monday 28th Feb – join BJP and the Photographers’ Gallery at Barrio Central, Poland Street, London

DuckRabbit have been looking into Marco Vernaschi again…

Articles – DuckRabbit: Faking it – how to win a World Press Award but get banned from a wildlife comp for life (Duckrabbit: February 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Unreal cities: Sohei Nishino’s magical photographic maps of London, Tokyo and utopia (Guardian: February 2011) On Eyewitness page you can see one of his pieces big.

Articles – Guardian: Photographer Michael Hess’s best shot (Guardian: February 2011)

Articles – BJP: Magnum Photos partners with Leica (BJP: February 2011)

ArticlesCorbis Sygma set to destroy 12 million photographs

Projects – Nuru Project : Nuru Project leverages photography as an agent for social change in the developing world.

ProjectsThe Darkroom Project

Projects Sacha Project

Universities Press and Editorial Photography : University College Falmouth

Articles – Black Star Rising: To Succeed in Photography, Today’s Students Must Chart Their Own Course | response: Sorry, Photography Students, But It’s Time to Find Something Else to Do (Black Starr Rising: February 2011) via @jeremycowart

Articles – Clancco: Why Are Model Release Forms So Important? (Clancco: February 2011)

Tutorials and Tips – Mike Davis: How to Avoid Making A Cliche (Mike Davis blog: February 2011)

Tutorials and Tips – Mathieu Grandjean: Tips for a Successful Long-Term Project – How to Keep Motivated & Refine Your Process‘ (WorldPhoto.org: 2011)

Kodak has a new Portra400 out, which replaces the NC and VC versions of the old Portra400…Saw @AmberMaitland tweet this, and couldn’t help but take a peek..

Equipment – Kodak Portra 400 pushed to 3200 by Jonathan Canlas

To finish off…

…a joke: “Facebook asks me what I’m thinking. Twitter asks me what I’m doing. Foursquare asks me where I am. Conclusion: the internet is my girlfriend” from @rmedina

…and some Sunday amusement from Observer’s New Review…miniature street art here