Photojournalism Links turned 4 years in the end 2011, but let’s begin the fifth by looking back at the past year, shall well…
Features and Essays
New York Times Pictures of the Year….
Cover* by Moises Saman…. (*at least online. Don’t know how the selection was printed in the paper.)
New York Times: 2011: The Year in Pictures |
Slide 14 by Tyler Hicks looked familiar…
Photo: Tyler Hicks. Fighters reacted after an airstrike near Ras Lanuf, Libya, on March 11, where rebel lines began to crumble before an onslaught of artillery fire.
Seems to have been taken moments before or after Yuri Kozyrev’s famous one…See for yourself…
My initial thought was that Hicks’ frame surely must have been taken before Kozyrev’s, as there is that photo of him running away, and in which Kozyrev can still be seen shooting… But: I started thinking more about the stronger smoke seen in Hicks’ frame and why we don’t see it in Kozyrev’s if indeed that was taken later. The other possibility is that Kozyrev’s photo shows the airstrike mentioned in Hicks’ caption, and that in fact Hicks’ one is taken after and it shows rebels having returned to the scene after running away and being defiant in some kind of adrelanine rush.. Hicks’s caption mentions: “after airstrike”. Kozyrev’s caption says ”Rebels flee under fire from the Libyan army”. There might have been several airstrikes/attacks of course and if Kozyrev’s is taken after, it could show a different strike/attack..in which case the stronger smoke in Hicks’ photo might be explained partly by camera angle and time.. the smoke we see in his frame could be the same as in Kozyrev’s photo..only in Kozyrev’s one the smoke had already slightly cleared.. Can’t decide which one it is… before or after….not that important anyway, but it’s interesting how different emotions we see at the same scene in two photos taken very close to each other…Tyler Hicks’ photo shows such defiance by the knife-wielding rebel, who is seen running for cover in Yuri Kozyrev’s one.
You can tweet your answers to this little ‘before/after’ puzzle @photojournalism.
LightBox compiled a yearbook for 2011, picking a photo for each day of the year…below frame from February 4, 2011 from South Sudan by Pete Muller, who was chosen by Time picture editors as the best photographer on the wires…
Photo: Pete Muller / AP. February 4, 2011. Southern Sudanese from the pastoralist Taposa tribe take part in a nationalist celebration in the remote area of Kapoeta.
Lightbox: LightBox 365: A Year in Photographs
LA Times: The Year in Pictures (Framework blog)
Guardian: Photographs of the Year 2011
You can find links to loads more Year in Pictures/Best Photos of the Year galleries at Monroe Gallery’s blog
Really interesting slideshow on Lighbox about scenes and situations documented by more than one photographer…
photo credits: Daniel Berehulak—Getty (left); Kevin Frayer—AP (right)
Time Lightbox: Two Takes: One Picture, Two Photographers
Fritz Hoffman: The Cold Patrol (NGM)
Adam Ferguson: Getting Ahead in Dharavi (NYT)
Dominic Nahr: Still Born in Somalia (Magnum)
Sven Torfinn: Rape on the Rise in Somalia (NYT)
Republican Presidential campaign….
Lars Tunbjork: Iowa Caucus (Lightbox)
Danny Wilcox Frazier: Election 2012: The Path to Iowa (Lightbox)
Josh Haner: On the Campaign Trail in Iowa (NYT Lens)
Brendan Hoffman: The Iowa Caucus in Two Minutes (Lightbox) multimedia
Evan Vucci: Iowa Voters (whosay.com)
Paula Bronstein: Myanmar, an Isolated Country Undergoing Change (NYT Lens)
Yann Gross: An American Dream in Switzerland (NYT Lens)
James Whitlow Delano: Cherry Blossoms (Newsweek) Japan After Earthquake, Tsunami, Nuclear Disaster: Cherry Blossoms Return
Todd Heisler: War’s Inner Wounds (NYT) multimedia
Balazs Gardi & Teru Kuwayama: Afghanistan (Newsweek)
Adam Ferguson: The Afghan National Army (Lightbox)
Donald Weber: War is good | Kurdistan after Saddam (VII)
Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s latest now as multimedia on VII Magazine…
Anastasia Taylor-Lind: The National Womb (VII Magazine)
Karim Ben Khelifa’s work from Yemen on Le Monde…Some nice frames, but was quite distracted by the brush tool marks visible in the skies of several of the frames…Not sure what happened there…
Karim Ben Khelifa: Zinjibar, Yemen (Le Monde)
Marcus Bleasdale: Tuberculosis in Tanzania (VII)
Michael Hollahan: Momma Doc (zReportage)
Renee C. Byer: Foreclosure (zReportage)
Craig F. Walker Mahala Gaylord: Welcome Home : The Story of Scott Ostrom (Denver Post)
NYT Lens (various photographers): Portraits of Artists
Brent Clark: Deconstructing Santa
NatGeoMag January 2012 cover story…
Jodi Cobb: Twins (NGM)
Martin Schoeller: Twins (NGM)
More twins by this month’s featured Firecracker photographer Maja Daniels…
Some pretty incredible as well as disturbing photographs from Serengeti…
Michael Nichols: Field Test : Serengeti (NGM)
John Vink: Cambodia: Borei Kela Relocation (Photographer’s website)
Paul Jeffers: The Holy Land Experience (Foto8)
Sarah Amy Fishlock: Middlemen (Foto8)
Ilse Frech: Nika’s Journey Growing Up With HIV (Lightbox)
Amanda Rivkin: Baku (Le Figaro) Azerbaijan
Myrto Papadopoulos: Tajikistan (NYT Lens)
Peter Dench has a slideshow on Time.com about London building for this year’s Olympics..Several frames from my neck of the woods in Stratford, east London…
Peter Dench: London Builds for 2012 (Time)
Daniel Etter: My Year in Pictures (Photographer’s website)
Todd Heisler: A Day With Stephen Colbert (NYT Magazine)
Ryan McGinley: Sweet Birds of Youth (Vanity Fair)
Jack Van Antwerp : WSJ’s Director of Photography discusses how the WSJ photo department culled the best of photos of 2011 (WSJ) video
Philip Wolmuth : Adapt to survive: A photographer’s view of the market today (BBC)
Bruno de Cock (Emphas.is)
Kai Löffelbein : Unicef Photograph of the Year Winner (Leica blog)
Giles Duley (BBC)
Guy Martin (BBC Radio Cornwall) Starts at 1:33:45
Melanie Burford (BBC)
R.I.P Eve Arnold.
photo: Eve Arnold. CUBA. Havana. Bar girl in a brothel in the red light district. 1954.
Pres release and memorial slideshow on Magnum Photos
Really nice quite in the Lightbox profile…
“I look for a sense of reality with everything I did,” she once said. “I didn’t work in a studio, I didn’t light anything. I found a way of working which pleased me because I didn’t have to frighten people with heavy equipment, it was that little black box and me” – Eve Arnold
NPR: Basil Al-Sayed, Who Chronicled The Syrian Uprising, Is Dead | Basil al-Sayed, a Syrian citizen journalist lost his life documenting the uprising in Homs.
photo: Finbarr O’Reilly
Independent: Risking their lives in a warzone: is this the next generation of reporters? | The Arab Spring offered unprecedented access to freelance journalists on a tight budget
photo: Lucas Jackson
Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: Lucas Jackson
PhotoShelter: The Best Photography Blog Posts of 2011
Lightbox: Best Photos…of Photos 2011
NYT Mag 6th Floor blog: Our Top Ten Photo Books of 2011
NYT Lens: Photo From North Korea Funeral Was Doctored (NYT Lens)
Time International ran the doctored photo as their weekly double spread Lightbox photo, without the acknowledgement of the frame being doctored….Credited to KCNA/Reuters… It seems the kill notice didn’t go out fast enough…
Time International photo editor Patrick Witty wrote about it….
Doctoring of different kind…
Related.. Jorg Colberg: A Theme with Variations
Kinda related to doctoring as well..
LightBox: Top 10 Posts of 2011
New Yorker: Vince Aletti’s Top 10 Photo Shows
Telegraph: The Firecracker Diary | To raise funds for a new photographic grant, Firecracker has produced an illustrated 2012 diary showcasing work by women photographers.
Lightbox: A Package of Protest
Verve: Andrew McConnell
Verve: Anne Ackerman
Digitaltechparis: The Correct Copyright Notice on a Photographer’s Website
IdeasTap: How to Photoblog
Self-assessment test for frontline journalists (conflict-study.com)
Flakfoto has a new website
Guy Martin – Shifting Sands : 10 January 2012 to 14 January : The Poly, 24 Church Stree : Falmouth TR11 3EG
Awards, Grants, and Competitions
Registration deadline for World Press Photo is January 6, 2012 at 23:59 (Central European Time)
Lightbox: Best in Show: Valerio Spada’s Book Gomorrah Girl | Photography Book Now competition’s $25,000 Grand Prize winner
Condition One by Patrick Chauvel (Emphas.is)
MediaStorm’s summer internship application deadline is January 15.
Agencies and Colletives
NOOR photographer Pep Bonet’s revised and renewed website..
See also Photo Follies of 2011