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From continued anti-American protests around the world and the Pope’s visit to Lebanonto the honoring of Aung San Suu Kyi in the U.S.and the Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of the South Pacific, TIME presents the best images of the week.

Pictures of the Week: June 15 – 22

From Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel lecture in Norway and the death of Rodney King in California to violent mining strikes in Spain and a New Democracy in Greece, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

Sunday 22 April 2012

So far in April…

Beginning with 85+ features…

Features and Essays

Alex Majoli from Egypt for the National Geographic Magazine’s May issue…

Alex Majoli: Nile Journey (NGM)

From Lightbox….It’s been great seeing James Nachtwey’s work posted frequently on there recently…

James Nachtwey: Japan Tsunami Anniversary at Minor Kai (Lightbox)

James Nachtwey: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Path to Victory (Lightbox)

Friday saw the sad one year anniversary since the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros (PJ Links’ ‘In Memoriam ‘post from last year with extensive links, here) . Yuri Kozyrev recently visited Misrata, the city where the two men were killed.

Yuri Kozyrev: Revisiting Misrata, After Tim and Chris (Lightbox)

photo: Lynsey Addario

Time (various photographers): Almost Dawn in Libya (Lightbox)

photo: Paul Lowe

Time (various photographers): 20 Years Later: The Bosnian Conflict in Photographs (Lightbox)

Time (various photographers): Portraits of Influence: Faces of TIME 2011 (Lightbox)

Peter Hapak: The Victims of Assad (Lightbox)

Yuri Kozyrev: The New Islamists (Lightbox) Morocco

Diana Markosian: The Girls of Chechnya (Lightbox)

Oded Balilty: Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel (Lightbox)

Ambroise Tézenas: Dark Tourism (Lightbox)

Andrew Kaufman: Faces of Protest for Trayvon Martin (Lightbox)

Narciso Contreras: Kachin Independence Army (Lightbox)

Marco Grob: International Mine Action Day  Portraits (Lightbox)

Pablo Conejo: Little Europe on the Outskirts of Shanghai (Lightbox)

New on Reportage by Getty Images…Both Stirton’s and Cahana’s series shot originally for Nat Geo…

Brent Stirton: The Tuareg Nation (Reportage)

Kitra Cahana: American Teenage Brain (Reportage)

Zalmai: Peace at War: Afghanistan’s Circus Children (Reportage)

From New Yorker..

Peter van Agtmael’s and Ashley Gilberton’s Iraq War related photos in New Yorker’s Photo Booth…Look at this beautiful image by Ashley Gilbertson and then go and read the caption (it’s slide 19/25)…harrowing…

photo: Ashley Gilbertson

New Yorker (photos by Peter van Agtmael and Ashley Gilbertson): Generation Iraq: The Journalists Who Covered America’s War 

This Winogrand photo is so surreal…

photo: Garry Winogrand

New Yorker Photo Booth blog (various photographers): Beautiful Tourists 

Gilles Peress: Siege of Sarajevo (New Yorker)

Kate Simon: Bob Marley (New Yorker)

Gitta Seiler: About Girls (New Yorker)

From Newsweek…

Alejandro Cartagena: Mexican Workers Commute (Newsweek)

Trevor Snapp: The Hunt for Joseph Kony (Newsweek)

Jared Moossy: Beirut: A Vibrant City of Contradictions (Newsweek)

Recent features on the New York Times Lens blog…

Mary Ellen Mark: The Prom (NYT Lens) Related

Annabel Clark: A Most Intimate Bond (NYT Lens)

Eric Thayer: GOP Campaign Trail (NYT Lens)

Lijie Zhang: Rare Illnesses (NYT Lens)

Sven Torfinn: Mogadishu (NYT Lens)

Sean Kernan: Breaking Into Prison (NYT Lens)

Max Whittaker: Unincorporated Towns (NYT Lens)

Abir Abdullah: ‘Death Traps’ in Dhaka (NYT Lens)

Ilona Szwarc: Girls and Their Dolls (NYT Lens)

Ozier Muhammad: Portraits of Harlem’s Clergy (NYT Lens)

Richard Perry: The New York Commute (NYT Lens)

Michael Keating: A Friend’s Life (NYT Lens)

Angelos Tzortzinis: Street Clashes in Greece (NYT Lens)

Garry Winogrand: 1960 DNC (NYT Lens)

Jared Soares: Hip-Hop Culture in Small-Town America (NYT Lens)

Jim Cummins: Picturing Jimi, Janis, Miles and Duke (NYT Lens)

From New York Times itself…

Meridith Kohut: In Venezuela, A Shortage of Staples (NYT)

Adam Ferguson: Myanmar Elections (NYT)

Sven Torfinn: In Somalia’s Capital, Hope and Reconstruction (NYT)

Benedicte Kurzen: Nigeria Population Rise (NYT)

Jehad Nga: In Libya, Militias Become a Political Force (NYT)

From Magnum..

Surprising topic,but always eager to see Pellegrin’s work..

Paolo Pellegrin:Turkish Oil Wrestlers (Magnum)

Martin Parr: No Worries (Magnum)

From VII…

Gary Knight: Rat Hole Mining in Meghalaya (VII)

Ed Kashi: Photojournalisms (VII Magazine)

Seamus Murphy: Inside Syria (VII)

Erin Trieb: Battle Company (VII Mentor)

Giovanni Cocco: Islam Denied (VII Mentor)

Sim Chi Yin: Burmese Spring (VII Mentor)

From Panos Pictures…

Warrick Page: Pakistan’s Hungry Children (Panos)

Fernando Moleres: A Life of Devotion (Panos)

Christian Als: Exposed (Panos) multimedia

Stephan Vanfleteren: Sao Paulo – The World in a City (Panos)

Oleg Klimov: Along Russia’s Shores (Panos)

Dan White: Sak Yant – Sacred Tattoos (Panos)

From NOOR..

Alixandra Fazzina: The Flowers of Afghanistan (NOOR)

Jon Lowenstein: Female Chain Gang (NOOR)

From Reuters…

Andrew Biraj: Brothel Bonds That Bind (Reuters)

Damir Sagolj: Surviving Japan’s Tsunami Disaster (Reuters)

Marcos Brindicci: Falklands at Last (Reuters)

From zReportage..

Bahram Mark Sobhani: Going the Distance (zReportage)

David Ryder: The Tallest Hurdle (zReportage)

From Institute…

Simon Norfolk: Erbil, Iraq (Institute)

From Foto8…

Marcus Bleasdale: The Voices of the Children of the LRA (Foto8)

Alessandro Vincenzi: The School Hidden in  a House (Foto8)

Claudia Leisinger: The Last Days of the Billingsgate Porters (Foto8)

Mark Esplin: Tropical Storm Sendong (Foto8)

From Global Post…

Will Baxter: Kachin Conflict (Global Post)

Will Baxter: Myanmar: Suu Kyi fever (Global Post)

From various sources…

The below Martin Parr photo made me think of others he has taken in similar vein, and I did a quick little experiment by digging into the Magnum Photos archives…in the end I found less very similar ones I had thought, but he sure loves fast food and ice cream..Take a look here.

Martin Parr: American South (CNN photo blog)

Glenna Gordon: Reality Kony2012 Missed (Wired Raw File blog)

From April NGM that I didn’t share the last time…

Phyllis Galembo: African Masks (NGM)

Alejandro Chaskielberg: Turkana (Dazed and Confused)

Polly Braden: Decade in China (Telegraph)

Barat Ali Batoor: The Exploitation of Afghanistan’s ‘Dancing Boys’ (Washington Post)

Thorne Anderson: Afghanistan the Beautiful (Foreign Policy)

Kayte Brimacombe: Autism (Guardian)

John Vink: Cambodia: Year of the Dragon on Bokor Mountain  (Photographer’s website)

Mae Ryan: Transactivations (KPCC, Los Angeles Public Radio, Vimeo)

Interviews and Talks

Sebastian Junger (Outside)

Lauren Greenfield (Filmfestivaltraveller.com)

Mary Ellen Mark : Simple Portraits, Complex Camera (NYT Lens)

Mary Ellen  Mark (Profoto Vimeo)

Weegee (Soundportraits)

Rene Burri (Phaidon)

Bruce Davidson (New Yorker)

Kathy Ryan (Overdose.am)

Kathy Ryan (FOAM)

Kadir Van Lohuizen (Nikon blog)

Kristen Ashburn (aday.org)

Gary Knight (PDN)

Joel Meyerowitz (Leica Vimeo)

Ed Kashi : misuse of photographs (Soros.org)

photo: Lynsey Addario, 2008 Getty Grants winner

Jamie Penney : Senior Photo Editor Getty Images, on applying for Getty Grants (Getty blog)

Eamonn McCabe (BBC)

David Bailey, Don McCullin, Terry O’Neill and Harry Benson (BBC Radio Front Row)

Patrick Brown (VICE)

Mark Power (IdeasTap)

Don McCullin (BBC)

Richard Mosse (PDN)

Tom Stoddart (Leica blog)

Lynsey Addario (Charlie Rose)

Mark Seliger (GQ)

W.H. Hunt (burn)

News, Articles, and Reports

Washington Post: Tim Hetherington’s legacy: A mother’s perspective on her son’s war photography

James Brabazon: Remembering Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros (Newsweek)

PDN: Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros: Remembering Them As They Lived

Tim Hetherington : Photographs Not Taken (Lightbox)

BJP: Photographers honoured with Pulitzer Prizes | Full list of Pulitzer winners and finalists at Pulitzer.org

NYT Lens: Pulitzer Prizes: The Effects of War at Home

BBC: Photo of Afghan girl after bomb attack wins Pulitzer

PDN: Anton Hammerl’s Remains May Have Been Unearthed in Libya

CNN: Almost Dawn in Libya (Youtube video)

CNN: Paul Conroy footage of escaping Homs

Poynter: MaryAnne Golon named Washington Post’s new director of photography

Photoshelter: The 7 Common Tax Mistakes Made By Photographers

PhotoShelter: How We Hire Photographers: New York Magazine

Independent: Bruce Davidson’s photographs captured Harlem street life in the 1960s

BBC: Pricing nature and protecting journalists : Toby Smith and Sophie Gerrard

PDN: Collector Sues Eggleston Over New Prints of Limited Edition Works

PDN: Q&A: Art Collector Jonathan Sobel Explains His Beef with William Eggleston

Knight Digital Media Center: 8 Tips for Telling Beautiful Multimedia Stories

Poynter: What journalists should know about Instagram, bought by Facebook

BJP: The Photographers’ Gallery to celebrates London 2012 Olympics

PDN: Quincy Jones Denies Copyright Infringement Claim

Lucy Davies in Telegraph: Arnold Newman: the art of sitting still | Even the most camera-shy creative powerhouses would stop everything for Arnold Newman

Sean O’Hagan in Guardian: Roger Ballen, photographer: are you ready to enter his world? | The American photographer has been taking photographs in South Africa for much of the past 40 years – but the brutal conceptualism of his work leaves me cold

Lightbox: Danny Lyon: The World Is Not My Home

Lightbox: The Search for the Best New Black-and-White Photographers

Kathy Ryan with the back story behind Steve Schapiro’s photograph of Muhammad Ali..

Kathy Ryan: Muhammad Ali Meets His Wife (New York Times Magazine 6th floor blog)

NYT Mag 6th Floor blog: On Simon Roberts’ ‘Let This Be a Sign’

Guardian: The Month in Review

Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Pedro Ugarte

Guardian: Featured photojournalist: How Hwee Young

Guardian: Photographer John Myers’ best shot

Verve: James McKay

Verve: Lara Ciarabellini

BJP: French organisation of professional photographers has launched a controversial campaign for photographers’ rights

Fstoppers: On the Set with Annie Leibovitz

The Literate Lens: Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing

NPR: Paintball Journalism? Former Ranger, Journalists Trade Shots With Hezbollah

If this really works, this is very cool! Stolen Camera Finder

Events and Workshops

This Wednesday…23 April…See you there?

SlideLuck PotShow London, 81 Leonard Street

This should be very cool…

Frontline Club Photo Week 2012

Photo week 2012: VII Photo Seminar

This weekend in London…

World Photo London : April 27-29 : All events : free events  : The Business of Photography Seminar

London Festival of Photography Programme

Foto8 events (PDF)

Donald Weber is organising another grant writing workshop

Grant Writing Workshop with Donald Weber  in Los Angeles, June 16 & 17

Magnum Professional Practice London

Agencies and Collectives

Was looking at some advertising photography the other day… Check out Art Department…It represents Steve McCurry, Mary Ellen Mark, and Platon for commercial work…

Art Department

VII: April newsletter

VII: iSee prints for sale

Reportage by Getty Images: Giulio di Sturco joins roster as a Featured Contributor

Magnum Photos: April Newsletter

Magnum Foundation:   Foundation Launches Partnership with Mother Jones

Prime Collective : April newsletter

Aletheia Photos

Press & Editorial Photography course at University College Falmouth have an agency, Cartel Photos, for their current undergraduates and alumni. Mentored by Panos Pictures. Check out this YouTube clip for more info.

Cartel Photos introduction (Youtube)


Magnum crew on the road again…

Postcards From America (Tumblr blog)

Polish Documentary Photography Links

Awards, Grants and Competitions

Congratulations to all the people selected to this year’s Joop Swart Masterclass

photo: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Joop Swart Masterclass 2012 Participants announced (World Press Photo)

Rory Peck Awards 2012

Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2012

Enter Foto8 Summershow, get a chance to exhibit work in London, attend a great party, and most importantly, support the work Foto8 do…

Foto8 Summershow 2012 

Marie Claire International Photography Award

2012 Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded to Ten Photographers (PDN)

Getty Grants

Arles Photography Open Salon

Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award on International Photography : Call for submissions (PDF) : entry form (PDF)

Les Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War Correspondents

BJP: Mono winners announced

London Festival Fringe  : London Photography Award 2012 shortlist 

Moving Walls 20 :  Documentary Photography Project at the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project at the Open Society Foundations : annual exhibition of social-issue documentary photography.

Open Society  2012 Production Grant to Individuals  from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan


Aaron Siskind Fund

Emerging Photographer Fund

KL Photo Awards 2012 Shortlisted

Apps and Books

World Press Photo 2012 App (iTunes)

Really want to get VII Photo’s Questions Without Answers book…

photo: Alexandra Boulat

Geo (GER): Questions Without Answers by VII Photo

CNN: Review on Questions without Answers 

James Whitlow Delano: Black Tsunami ( e-book)



Ben Lowy : Spring 2012 promo

Kayte Brimacombe

Phyllis Galembo

Jane Stockdale

Carl Court

Alessandro Vincenzi

Mark Esplin

Claudia Leisinger

To finish off…as usual..some quirkyness…

Check out Story Wheel… pretty cool site for all Instagram users…

Related… Mastergram

Also… Virtual Lighting Studio

WSJ’s Best and Worst Jobs 2012

Airplane Lavatory Self-Portraits

And Doonesbury on unpaid work

Soon passing 1,000,000 all-time views for the site…and 30,000 followers for @photojournalism… Thanks for visiting and following!

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Path to Victory by James Nachtwey

Aung San Suu Kyi, once a prisoner, is now a parliamentarian. On April 1, the Nobel Laureate led the National League for Democracy to victory in by-elections hailed as a landmark for Burma. For five decades, the former British colony has languished under military rule, caught in the clutch of a small group of cadres. This was just the third poll since they seized power in 1962 and the first that might plausibly be called free or fair. Suu Kyi’s party swept it, claiming 43 of 44 seats.

For Suu Kyi, who spent much of the last 20 years under house arrest, the win was a stunning reversal. For her followers, it was a revelation. On the streets of Rangoon last week, the joy and relief were palpable. Supporters piled into pickup trucks, honked horns and cheered. A year ago, you could be arrested for clutching a portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi. Now, people wave her picture proudly.

James Nachtwey’s photographs from the campaign trail capture this rapturous moment, but hint, too, at challenges to come. Though voters handed a clear victory to the opposition NLD, just a small portion of parliamentary seats were at stake and reports of electoral infractions abound. The military maintains its grip on power. Poverty persists. After 50 years of authoritarian rule, it no doubt will take time for the country to find its footing. For Suu Kyi, and for Burma, there is a long road ahead.

James Nachtwey is a TIME contract photographer. Keep up with his work on his Facebook page.

Emily Rauhala is an Associate Editor at TIME. Find her on Twitter at @emilyrauhala

Pictures of the Week: March 30 — April 6

From Earth Hour celebrations around the world and Aung San Suu Kyi’s election in Myanmar to the Oakland shooting and tornadoes in Texas, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

Thursday 29 March 2012

Photojournalism that caught my eye during the month of March….

Features and Essays

One of my big faves, Tomas Munita, had a series from Cuba for Time to coincide the Papal visit to the country… opening double spread from the latest magazine seen here… Lightbox slideshow through the link…

Tomas Munita: Church and State: The Role of Religion in Cuba (Lightbox)

Side note on the above…what made me fall in love with his work? It was his stunning 2006 Oskar Barnack winning series from Kabul. You can see most of the frames here. Man, Leica, and slide film working in perfect harmony…

Japan. 11 March saw the anniversary of the tsunami…

Nachtwey recently got four double trucks in Time for his Japan 1 Year Later portfolio.Pretty rare these days for something like that to happen I think…

James Nachtwey: Japan One Year After (Lightbox)

Daniel Berehulak: Japan One Year After (NPR)

David Guttenfelder: Tsunami, Then and Now (SacBee Frame blog)

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Route 45: Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami Anniversary (Reportage)

Espen Rasmussen: Fukushima Fallout (Panos)

Noriko Hayashi: One Year On (Panos)

Dean Chapman: Fading Memories II (Panos)

Hiroko Masuike: A Japanese Community After the Tsunami (NYT Lens) Related

Chris Steele-Perkins: Tsunami Streetwalk, Kesennuma / Streetwalk 2 (Magnum in Motion)


Moises Saman: Refugees Flee Syrian Violence in Turkey (NYT)

Ed Ou: Syrians Find Refuge in Lebanon (NYT)

William Daniels: Escape from Syria (Lightbox)

Tyler Hicks: Glimpses of the Armed Opposition in Syria (NYT)

Rodrigo Abd: Inside Syria (Lightbox) from Guardian

Tyrone Turner: Where Slaves Ruled (Brazil) (NGM)

Recent great International Herald Tribune front page pic by Meredith Kohut and the slideshow on NYT.com…

Meredith Kohut: In Salvador, Prisons Packed to the Bars (NYT)

Pete Muller: Ethiopian Forces in Somalia (Newsweek)

Dominic Nahr: On the Ground: Safe fro Kony? (Lightbox)

Adam Dean: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Campaigns in Myanmar (NYT)

Adam Ferguson: Christians Flee Iraq (NYT)

Ikuru Kuwajima: Astana, Kazakhstan’s Capital Outside In (NYT Lens)

Sergey Kozmin: Elite Russian Military School for Girls (NYT Lens)

Stefano de Luigi: Cinema in Iran (Lightbox)

Eugene Richards: ‘War is Personal’ Continues (Lightbox)

Jocelyn Bain Hogg: British Entertainment (VII)

Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Siberian Supermodels (VII) multimedia

Franco Pagetti: Egypt (VII)

Davide Monteleone: Libya : Winners and Losers (VII)

Stefan Bladh: Youth in Kaliningrad, Russia (Lightbox)

Politics. Russia.

Yuri Kozyrev: On the Campaign Trail with Vladimir Putin (Lightbox)

Politics. US.

This was a TIME magazine cover story early this year…

Christopher Morris: A Day With Obama (VII)

Justin Maxon: On the Trail with Santorum (Lightbox)

Charles Ommanney: Santorum (Newsweek)

Lauren Lancaster: Super Tuesday (New Yorker)

Evan Vucci: GOP Campaign Trail with Instragram (MSNBC photo blog)

Lauren Fleishman: Romney : Super Tuesday (Lightbox)

Stephen Crowley: Smoke-Filled Rooms part 2 (NYT Lens)

Jeroen Oerlemans: Dreaming of Europe (Panos)

Adam Dean: City of Broken Dreams (Panos)

Alfredo Caliz: The Longest Spring (Panos)

William Daniels: Faded Tulips (Lightbox)


Alixandra Fazzina: Over Mountains, Underground (NOOR)

Jason P Howe: Afghanistan: Saving Private Bainbridge (Telegraph)

Andrea Bruce: Skiing in Afghanistan (NYT Lens)

Larry Towell: Afghanistan (Lightbox)

Peter Hapak: Olympic Women’s Boxing Hopefuls (Lightbox)

Rian Dundon: A View From Inside The Other New China (Burn)

Spencer Platt: Haiti Landfills (MSNBC photo blog)

Sally Ryan: Home No More (zReportage)

Kate Holt: Education for All (zReportage)

John Pendygraft: If I Die Young (zReportage)

Peggy Peattie: Angels of Milot (zReportage)

Fredrik Naumann: A Voice from Rost (Foto8)

Rob Hornstra: Empty Land, Promised Land, Forbidden Land (Foto8)

Dominic Nahr: Voices of Protest in Senegal (Magnum Photos)

Mila Teshaieva: Promising Waters (Lightbox)

Kevin Frayer: Holi Festivities (SecBee)

Chris Kelly: Situation in Southern Kordofan (Photographer’s archive)

Tomas Wiech: Poland’s Great Adventure (NYT Lens)

Brent Lewin: India’s ‘rat hole’ Mines (National Post)

Pete Pin: Cambodian Americans (NYT Lens)

Martin Parr: Think of Finland (Magnum)

Alejandro Cartagena: Car Poolers (Photographer’s website)

Erica McDonald: Change in Park Slope (NYT Lens)

Ben Lowy: Ohio’s Long Road to Recovery (Reportage by Getty Tumblr)

Graeme Robertson: Portraits of Malawi (Guardian)

Carl de Souza: The Maasai Cricket Warriors (Atlantic) Kenya

Enjoyed these sports pics…

Fred R. Conrad: Spring Training (NYT Lens)

NYT Lens (various photographers): Postcard from London

Kate Peters: Yes, Mistress (Institute)

Jonathan Torgovnik: Rebuilding the DRC (BBC)

Tom Stoddart: Women of Sarajevo Revisited (Reportage)

Bruce Gilden shooting fashion for Vice…

Bruce Gilden: In Broad Daylight (Vice)

Daniel Cuthbert: First on Scene : South African Paramedics (BBC)

Alex Troesch and Aline Paley: Mexican Pointy Boots (Lightbox)

Danko Stjepanovic: North Kosovo (photographer’s website)

Interviews and Talks

“I looked through a lens and ended up abandoning everything else’ – Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado (Guardian)

Sebastiao Salgado (Vimeo)

Excellent 9 minute video by Finnish photographer Rami Hanafi on Martin Parr working in Finland…

Martin Parr : Making of ‘Think of Finland’ (Vimeo)

Zohra Bensemra: My journey into Syria’s nightmare (Reuters)

Ed Kashi (NYT Lens)

Samuel Bollendorff (BJP)

Elliott Erwitt on the art of photographic sequencing (BBC)

Lynsey Addario (Newsweek)

Lynsey Addario (Newsweek)

Davide Monteleone (Develop Tube)

Sean Gallagher (Atlantic)

Alex Prager : this year’s Foam Paul Huf Award winner (BJP)

Sebastian Salgado : The Photographer as an activist (Youtube)

Giles Peress (Youtube)

Pieter Hugo (Vimeo)

Barbara Davidson (LA Times Framework blog)

Homer Sykes (Photoshelter blog)

Olivia Arthur (IdeasTap)

Naomi Harris (Thisisthewhat)

Dominic Bracco II : Turning Point (NYT Lens)

Fiona Rogers (IdeasTap)

Giles Duley : Becoming the Story (TED on Youtube)

Justyna Mielnikiewicz (TED Youtube on Reportage)

Steve Pyke (PicBod)

Mark Power (Impressions Gallery)

John Moore on on ‘Epic’ Libya Battles, Arab World Revolutions (Click)

Shaun Fenn : From Assistant to Photographer: Shaun Fenn’s Professional Transition (PDN)


Tyler Hicks on his assignment to Syria with late Anthony Shadid…

Tyler Hicks: Bearing Witness in Syria: A Correspondent’s Last Days (NYT)

Javier Espinosa: How I escaped from Homs as Syrian forces closed in (Guardian)

PDN: Remembering 13 Unsung Heroes of Photojournalism

PDN: Paula Lerner Obituary

NYT: Stan Stearns, Photographer of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s Salute to Father, Dies at 76

NYT: Lillian Bassman, Fashion and Fine-Art Photographer, Dies at 94

Lynsey Addario was featured on Guardian’s brilliant ‘Best Shot’ series…

Guardian: Photographer Lynsey Addario’s Best Shot

Guardian: Photographer Tom Craig’s best shot

Related… Guardian: My best shot: The one that got away | For five years, G2 has been asking photographers to tell us the story behind their best shot. But what about their worst? Jane Bown, Martin Parr, Terry O’Neill and others reveal all

And… Guardian: My Worst Shot

Guardian: The Month in Photography

Guardian: Photographs Not Taken: what makes a photographer freeze? | A new book of essays by photographers explores the missed opportunities of images never captured

NYT Lens: Empowerment, Through a Lens

David Campbell: Kony2012, symbolic action and the potential for change

NYT: David LaChapelle, From Photographer to Artist

Verve: Kirsten Luce

Verve: Jeremy Nichol

Verve: Alessandro Grassani

Verve: Jonathan Lewis

Verve: Max Sher

Boston Globe on VII Photo’s Hipstamatic shot exhibition…

photo: John Stanmeyer

Boston Globe: With Hipstamatic app, photojournalists smartphone it in to new exhibit

Nick Stern: Why Instagram photos cheat the viewer (CNN)

PDN: Eggleston’s First-Ever Large Pigment Prints Earn 5.9 Million at Auction

D Perez: Chimping (Vimeo)

FT: What Eve Arnold Saw

Guardian: All About Eve

NYT Lens: Steichen, A New Trove From an Old Master

Diane Smyth: Dana Popa (PhotoMonitor)

BBC: England Uncensored by Peter Dench

Lightbox: DEVELOP Tube: A photographic resource grows

BJP: William Klein will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award at the Sony World Photogrpahy Awards

BJP: World Photo London is starting next month, packed with talks, seminars and workshops

Eggleston Shore (video on 1000Words blog)

Conscientious: How to make a photobook | related

Gregory Crewdson movie : trailer

PhotoShelter: Should Photo Contests Require Original Image Files?

Awards, Grants, and Competitions

Elles van Gelderen and Ilvy Njiokiktjien won first prize in World Press Photo Multimedia contest for “Afrikaner Blood….Not surprised. I remember telling friends after Perpignan that one of the best things I had seen during the festival was that exact multimedia piece….

photo Ilvy Njiokiktjien

BJP: World Press Photo announces Multimedia contest winners | Related: Bombay FC: WPP Multimedia Judging part 2 . Part 1

Foto8 Summershow 2012

FotoVisura winners…

Photo: Erin Trieb

FotoVisura Photography Grant Winners

BJP: Anastasia Taylor-Lind has won the Center Project Award in Santa Fe

BJP: Paul Graham wins the Hasselblad Foundation International Award for Photography, worth $150,000

Days Japan Photojournalism Awards 2012

Slideluck Potshow is coming to London again….

Slideluck Potshow London IV Submissions | related on Wayne Ford’s blog

NPPA: Justin Maxon, Katie Orlinsky Win 2011 Alexia Foundation Grants

Finland’s press photos of the year…

Sami Kero got the POY with a photo from Cairo…

photo: Sami Kero / Helsingin Sanomat

Finland Press Photos of the Year 2011

London Festival of Photography 2012 Prize

The City of Levallois Photography Award

Eddie Adams Workshop now accepting submissions

LUCEO Student Project Award

KL Photo Awards 2012

Guardian Student Media Awards 2012

Agencies and Collectives

Magnum open to submissions again. Last year they didn’t take any new nominees, if I remember correctly…

photo: Burt Glinn

Apply to become a member of Magnum Photos : 2012 Submissions are now open : Deadline is 08/06/12

photo: Venetia Dearden

VII Photo Newsletter March 2012

Noor newsletter 15 March 2012

Prime Collective March 2012 newsletter

Reportage by Getty Images: Natalie Naccache now part of Emerging Talent

Read about this commercial agency on Twitter… Good line-up of photographers.. including Tom Stoddart..

Making Pictures : commercial photo agency : London


VII Photo’s Questions Without Answers book featured on Phaidon blog…

Photo: Alexandra Boulat

Phaidon: The defining images of our turbulent times…VII: Questions Without Answers

Jörg Colberg: Better by Design: The role of design in the making of five modern photobooks (BJP)


Once Magazine


Happy belated birthday to Lightbox!

photo: Joakim Eskildsen

Lightbox: A Year of Great Photography

Photo Archive News

Crowd Funding and related

photo: Andre Liohn

Almost Dawn in Libya aka ADIL (NYT Lens)

Paula Lerner Memorial Fund

Photo Time Machine on Kickstarter

Respecting My Elders on USAProjects


Save The Children : 3 month internship opening in the Film&Photo team


Thomas Lekfeldt

Tahnia Roberts

Max Strong

Max Fabrizi

To finish off… KillShot: A Rifle Camera for Hunting with Photos Instead of Bullets

And… Britain’s top 10 worst photographers

And… Photographic Moratorium – Looking Sad in the Tub

Pictures of the Week: March 16 — March 23, 2012

From Aung San Suu Kyi’s election campaign and the mourning of the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo to protests for Trayvon Martin and the celebration of the Afghan New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

TIME’s Best Portraits of 2011

“I sometimes think that being photographed by a clicking still camera is infinitely more satisfying to me than shifting about for a whirring moving one,” wrote Tilda Swinton for LightBox in early December. The Academy Award winner was describing her experience being photographed by Peter Hapak in September for TIME, a shoot that yielded images both delicate and intense — not unlike the actor herself.

Finding essence in a single image is a challenge, yet somehow our photographers manage to do it again and again. This year was no exception, as portraits of celebrities, political powerhouses and survivors filled our pages. While each shot displayed the talent of our skilled photographers, TIME’s photo department narrowed the field to select our favorite portraits of the year. From the poised conviction of Aung San Suu Kyi (captured by Platon) to the grief and defiance of Cindy Sheehan, an antiwar activist and the mother of deceased Iraq soldier Casey Sheehan (captured by Marco Grob), to the delighted exuberance of 15-year-old Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (captured by Hapak), 2011’s best shots spoke volumes about their subjects in the way only portraits can.

After all, as Tilda noted when recounting her luminous shoot, “Still portraits operate their own code.”
—Megan Gibson