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Articles | October 2012

We haven’t had an Articles post on the site for a long time, so some of the links are as old as from the past summer, but hopefully still relevant to those who haven’t yet read them… This first one’s recent though…interesting article in this week’s Newsweek by Sarah A. Topol on young rookie freelance journalists working in war zones….The main photo seen on the spread below is by Ben Lowy by the way (who is seen with Nicole Tung in the photo on the right), although he obviously isn’t one of the people discussed in the article…

Sarah A. Topol: Rookie Freelancers Risking Their Lives To Cover The Arab Spring (Newsweek)

Somewhat related perhaps… Action packed trailer to 4 part HBO documentary series on conflict photographers: Witness. Surprisingly, I could find very little info on the series online… It doesn’t even appear to have a website… I recognised three photographers in the trailer… Michael Christopher Brown, Eros Hoagland, and Veronique de Viguerie…There are four episodes though:  Libya, South Sudan, Juarez, and Rio… so perhaps there’s a fourth photographer featured, but I don’t know..

Witness : HBO documentary series on conflict photographers (YouTube)

New York Times correspondent Simon Romero on Tomas Munita in Lens blog…

Photo © Tomas Munita

Simon Romero: Losing Fear and Learning to See : on Tomas Munita (NYT Lens)

Magnum Photos CEO on the agency’s new strategy.

Magnum Photos’ new focus: online, online and online (BJP) ‘Magnum Photos’ activities used to be divided into two categories – new work and licensing – respectively dubbed M1 and M2. Now the agency’s CEO, Giorgio Psacharopulo, is pushing Magnum’s online activities as part of a new strategy.’

Photography writer Mary Panzer on the contemporary role of professional photojournalists using Magnum Photos as an example.

Mary Panzer: Magnum Irrelevant? (WSJ) ‘What does photojournalism mean now when everybody with a cellphone can upload pictures for the world to see, or when surveillance cameras provide the most reliable way to document a crime?’

Photo © William Klein

The month in photography (Observer) ‘The Observer New Review’s monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books, featuring Lise Sarfati, William Klein, Luc Delahaye and Lucas Foglia.’

Looking at the Land From the Comfort of Home (Lightbox)

Photo © Michael Nichols

Anatomy of an iPad App: A Photo Archive That’s Also an App (PDN) National Geographic photographer Michael Nichols launched an iPad app of his work that can be downloaded for $3.99.

6Mois: Biannual French magazine offers different approach to photography (BJP)

Hipstamatic angst, Instagram anxiety: time to move the conversation forward (David Campbell blog)

Laurence Butet-Roch: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: How photographers can benefit from social networks (BJP)

Introducing the six masters and 12 participants of the 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass (World Press Photo)

Couple of new photo blogs from the Middle East…

Photo blog by The National (Abu Dhabi)

Panorama by Egypt Independent newspaper

Al-Akhbar photo blog by Al-Akhbar newspaper in Lebanon

What sounds like an amazing exhibition on war photography coming up at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston…

Photo © Todd Heisler

Total War: A New Look at Conflict Photography (New Yorker) ‘In November, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will unveil an exhibition on war photography unprecedented in scale and ambition. The origins of “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” can be traced back to the museum’s acquisition—ten years ago—of the first known print of Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima.’

Amazing five-volume Gordon Parks collection from Steidl… which I’m sure I can’t afford… I’ve been a big Gordon Parks fan ever since I read his autobiography.

Photo © Gordon Parks

Five-Volume Collection of Gordon Parks’s Work by Steidl (NYT Lens)

James Estrin: In an Age of Likes, Commonplace Images Prevail (NYT Lens)

Are Photography Contests Worthwhile or Worthless? (PhotoShelter)

Photo © Maciej Dakowicz

Sean O’Hagan: Cardiff After Dark by Maciej Dakowicz (Guardian) ‘The Polish-born photographer’s epic study of Cardiff nightlife is a hymn to camaraderie and pleasure-seeking’

Reviewed: The Latin American Photobook (BJP)

Behind the Cover: Bill Clinton Photographed by Mark Seliger (Lightbox)

Dan Winters in a Thousand Words: An Ode to a Friend by Nick Offerman (Lightbox)

Photo © Robert Flora/Corbis

Malcolm X as Visual Strategist (NYT Lens)

Peter Dench: In Conversation With Homer Sykes (Photographer’s blog)

The New Economics of Photojournalism: Online Photography Workshops (BJP)

Colvin’s last passport was issued on December 20, 2005, four years after she lost her left eye to shrapnel in Sri Lanka. Here Colvin wears her signature eye patch.

The Passport to Prove It: A Stamped History of Marie Colvin’s Career (Vanity Fair) ‘Through the blurred ink of immigration stamps and festooned Middle Eastern visas, Marie Colvin’s passport reads like an illustrated time line for her coverage of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election, the rise of the Taliban, the Arab Spring, Muammar Qaddafi’s capture and death, and the conflict in Syria. After becoming a foreign-affairs correspondent for London’s Sunday Times in 1985, Colvin entered nearly every war zone on the planet right up to her death, in Homs, Syria, in February.’

Charlize Theron in talks to play war reporter Marie Colvin (Guardian) ‘Oscar-winning actor has signed on as co-producer for biopic of late Sunday Times war correspondent’

Photo © Henri Cartier-Bresson

Martine Franck obituary (Guardian) Martine Franck Legacy (Lightbox)  Martine Franck, Documentary Photographer, Dies at 74 (NYT)

Dan White ~ 1965-2012 (Panos)

Photographer holds festival of hope amid Aleppo fighting (CNN)

Swedes Schibbye and Persson ‘pardoned’ by Ethiopia (BBC)

Girl from Sebastião Salgado photograph found (DVA Foto)

Two-year probation for Shepard Fairey in image infringement case (BJP)

Kodak to sell off film division (BJP)

MediaStorm Spring 2013 Internship (MediaStorm)

The Guardian relaunches its Eyewitness photography app (BJP)

Carlyle Group to Buy Getty Images for $3.3 Billion (NYT)

Bad news for Reuters (The Independent)

Hollywood celebs and their Leicas…

Leica Cameras, Favored by Celebrities (NYT)

Who Can Improve on Nature? Magazine Editors and Photographers on Retouching Photos (NYT)

Hot off the press: The newsprint as a medium for photographers (BJP)

I AM The Boss, 1982 correspondence between Annie Leibovitz and Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner (Letters of Note)

The most-viewed photo of all time?

Photo © Charles O’Rear

Is This the Most-Viewed Photo of All Time? (Mashable)

7 Lighting Tips for Shooting Video with Digital SLRs (PDN)

Advertising Standards Authority bans two Channel 4 ‘gypsy’ ads (BJP) ‘The ASA has banned two Channel 4 ads used to promote its hit show, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. BJP speaks to the author of the photographs featured in the ads’

Greg Funnell: Assignment: A look at the thought process behind a shoot (Photographer’s blog)

Dos and Don’ts: Writing a Photographer Bio (PetaPixel)

To finish off… 52 Worst Photoshop Mistakes In Magazines

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | August 2012

Deadlines

The New York Photo Awards : August 17

The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year  : August 19

The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award : September 1

Bradford Fellowship in Photography : September 3

CGAP Photo Contest 2012 : September 3

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award  : September 15

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize : September 15

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Photo © Kai Wiedenhöfer/ Fondation Carmignac Gestion

Photo News – British Journal of Photography launches new iPad app


The British Journal of Photography is launching its iPad app tomorrow – for free, at least for now – and ahead of its launch I got a chance to test drive the Autumn issue. These are my thoughts and initial impressions, having downloaded and played with it for around an hour yesterday on a friend’s iPad.

I am not an iPad user, so I was getting used to the various sweeps, scrolls and swipes required to browse pages, bring up other menus and access specifics articles and images. This meant that it probably took me longer to do everything than a regular iPad user. With this caveat in mind, these are my thoughts.

Firstly, I had problems locating the app to download and ended up on a How to Use screen with lots of instructions. Clicking on the Issues button located in the top navigation bar, I got a sub-menu showing two video clips to download for £0.69. I later found out that I needed to press on the tablet to bring up the menu screen and then when I did, I needed to press the Back button to access a menu with three option one of which took me to the free content. Perhaps the default page that comes up could link directly to this menu, rather than the one with the video clips?

First hurdle cleared. Next, downloading the app. Warning it takes up nearly half a gig of space, well 400MB, so don’t download if you’re mobile and using a SIM card, or you could end up using a lot of your month’s download allowance in one go. It’s better to download from your wi-fi at home.

Once downloaded, the animated front cover portrait of the woman left me intrigued, but also slightly disturbed; the overall effect was a little spooky. Though it took me a while to get used to the scroll action, I soon found I could navigate more easily between sections and the bar showing thumbnails of the pages, though very small and difficult to read, allowed me to jump from section to section and from page to page.

But I did get a little confused, at times, as to what would follow next, sometimes it was clearly an advert, other times, I wasn’t so sure – the online experience of reading and looking involves so much more skimming and making snap judgments about what to stop and read, or look at. Clean design, high-quality content, with an interesting mix of topical features and reports, has left me keen to give the app another go –  I didn’t have a chance to do justice to the content, let alone explore the moving image material.

The app was created by Incisive Media’s in-house designers using the Mag+ platform. To watch a video of the of the first issue, visit BJPapp. The app will be available quarterly, exclusively through iTunes, the first issue is available free to download from tomorrow 7 September.

Contents in Issue 1 include:
• Exclusive interviews with celebrated portrait photographer Anton Corbijn and acclaimed German film director Wim Wenders on the relationship between still and motion images
• Five photographers, including Tim Walker and Zed Nelson, discuss their first adventures in filmmaking
• A special report on the role of photojournalism since 9/11
• Q&A with legendary South African photographer David Goldblatt
• A trend report on the new fashion for “character culture”
• Reviews of the latest photography gear, including tests of cameras, software, lighting and accessories.

Filed under: Photography Products, Uncategorized Tagged: BJP, British Journal of Photography, iPad app, photo app

Sunday 22 May 2011

First off, big thanks to Mifsud Photographic,  who are supporting Photojournalism Links with their banner for the next 12 months.

This week’s round-up…

We received the very sad news that Anton Hammerl had been in fact been killer in Libya already on April 5, and that in fact the Libyan government were playing games in telling they had him captured…My sincerest condolences to Anton’s friends and family…

NPPA: Photojournalist Anton Hammerl Was Shot, Killed, April 5 In Libya (NPPA: May 2011)

BJP: Photojournalist Anton Hammerl is dead, says family  (BJP: May 2011)

Atlantic: South African Journalist Anton Hammerl Killed in Libya (Atlantic: May 2011)

NYT: Photographer Killed in Libya (NYT Lens: May 2011)

TIME Lightbox: Anton Hammerl in Memoriam (TIME LB: May 2011)

Human Right are demanding Libya to release Hammerl’s body…

HRW: Libya: Release Body of South African Photojournalist (HRW: May 2011)

Features and Essays

This week’s highlight was Alex Webb’s work on TIME Lightbox…

Alex Webb: The Suffering Light (TIME LB: May 2011)

…and his Violet Isle on Magnum in Motion…

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle (MiM: May 2011)

Some Paolo Pellegrin landcapes from Japan…

Paolo Pellegrin: Tsunami Aftermath (Magnum: May 2011)

Michael Christopher Brown started using an iPhone to record Libya after dropping his SLR apparently..

Michael Christopher Brown: The War in Libya (TIME LB: May 2011)

The above dead rebel fighter made also an appearance in Guy Martin’s The Siege of Misurata  series

You may remember that Ben Lowy was also shooting iPhone hipstas in Libya…CQ have his other Libya work up tho…

Ben Lowy: Libya (CQ: May 2011)

Espen Rasmussen, Terje Bringedal, Torsten Kjellstrand: The Amazing Amy (MediaStorm: May 2011)

Daniel Berehulak: In India coal towns, many miners are children (LA Times Framework: May 2011)

George Georgiou: Crisps and Curry (Panos: May 2011)

Peter di Campo: Ivory Coast – War ’s End in the West? (VII Mentor: May 2011)

Giovanni Cocco: Evros (VII Magazine: May 2011)

Scott Brauer:  We Chinese (burn:May 2011)

Graeme Williams: The Edge of Town (Panos Pictures:May 2011) South Africa

Lee Friedlander: Longing To Perform Opera (NYT Mag: May 2011)

Theo Stroomer: Prison Boot Camp (Burn: May 2011)

AP Kevin Frayer in Afghanistan. Two years of work compiled on the Denver Post Blog…

Kevin Frayer: In Afghanistan (Denver Post: May 2011)

James Whitlow Delano: Tsunami/ Sakura (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Mustafah Abdulaziz: Passport Radio (Index) (MJR: May 2011)

Greg Funnell: American Road Trip (Photographer’s website: May 2011)

Articles 

BJP: Protests force World Press Photo exhibition shutdown in Beirut, Lebanon (BJP: May 2011) World Press Photo has been forced to close down its exhibition in Beirut after a winning project by Israeli photographer Amit Sha’al sparked local protests

Pete Brook: A Photo of Fabienne Cherisma by Another Photographer Wins Another Award (Prison Photography: May 2011)

Photography education getting a battering…

Daniel Rubinstein: Towards Photographic Education (APS: May 2011)

David Campbell: Thinking Images v.17: The starving child as symbolic marker (DC blog: May 2011)

David Campbell: Vietnam, Afghanistan and the sphere of legitimate aesthetics: developing a critical photographic practice (DC blog: May 2011)

Poynter: What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries (Poynter: May 2011)

PDN: Low-cost insurance plans available for photojournalists heading to conflict zones (PDN: May 2011)

PDN: How to shoot a book cover photo in 15 minutes (PDN: May 2011)

David Walter Banks: My Waking Life: NYPH’11 (Luceo blog: May 2011)

Melissa Golden: On gender and photojournalism: a response to Paul Melcher (DVAFoto: May 2011)

New York Times discusses work by Zed Nelson and Lauren Greenfield in Annenberg show “Beauty CULTure”…

NYT Lens: Beauty’s Sharp Edges (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Miki Johnson: Who supports crowdfunded projects? And why? (Emphas.is: May 2011)

Interviews 

Redesigning The New York Times Magazine: A conversation with director of photography Kathy Ryan…

Kathy Ryan (BJP: May 2011)

Magnum veteran Elliott Erwitt discusses commissions, books & exhibitions with Vanity Fair…via @FionaRogers

Elliott Erwitt (VF: May 2011)

John G. Morris : “Eleven Frames” (Vimeo: 2011)

Sebastian Junger on Libya, war journalism and Tim Hetherington’s death (PRI.org: May 2011)

Ashley Gilbertson (6th Floor blog NYT Mag: May 2011)

Carsten Peter (Youtube)

Michel Slomka (NYT Lens: May 2011) Lens Turning Point series

Wim Wenders (BJP: May 2011)

Anton Corbijn (BJP: May 2011)

Tim Rasmussen on Eddie Adams Workshop Q&A (NPPA: May 2011)

Bruce Davidson (ASX)

Ruth Gruber was honored for decades of photojournalism. Many decades. She’s 99…

Ruth Gruber (NYT Lens: May 2011)

WorkshopsEddie Adams Workshop : Deadline May 27

GrantsAlexandra Boulat Scholarship to attend the Toscana Photographic Workshop : Deadline May 31st

Events – Launch party 8 Magazine The Islam Issue  : Thursday 26 May, HOST Gallery : London

Festivals – Guernsey Photography Festival competition – theme: Journey, prize £5,000

Apps -Wired [review] The V&A’s Figures & Fictions photography app (Wired: May 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – PhotoShelter: Email Marketing for Photographers (PS: May 2011)

Crowd Funding – Jason Eskenazi: The Black Garden (KS: May 2011)

Crowd funding João Pina’s ‘Shadow of the Condor’ (Emphas.is)

Crowd Funding – Emphas.is Newsletter May 2011 

Books – Ian Teh’s book TRACES is now available to from Deep Sleep Editions.

Jobs – ActionAid needs a multimedia librarian – 12 months maternity cover. Apply

multiMedia1000Words mag Spring 2011

multiMedia6mois

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Let’s start with some World Press Photo winners’ interviews…

Interviews Daniel Morel (BJP: February 2011)

Interviews Jodi Bieber (Mediaclubsouthafrica: February 2011)

InterviewsAndrew McConnell (Msnbc: February 2011) Photoblog exclusive: Interview with World Press Photo winner Andrew McConnell

InterviewsMichael Wolf (BJP: February 2011) World Press Photo: Is Google Street View photojournalism?

Photographers Michael Wolf

I took another look at the winners gallery on the Word Press Photo site, and I couldn’t feel a bit baffled that the 1st prize sports story went to photographer Adam Pretty for ‘sports portfolio’… his photos were great, but how portfolio can be seen as a story, I don’t understand…I preferred the 2nd prize winner Tomasz Gudzowaty’s Mexico Car Frenzy piece in the sense that it was a clear story and very, very strong… Had to check out his personal site…

Photo: Tomasz Gudzowaty

PhotographersTomasz Gudzowaty

Wasn’t familiar with his work before…Neither did I know of these photographer…no that they were the only ones…

Daily Life 2nd prize singles winner…

PhotographersMalte Jaeger

Daili life 2nd prize stories winner…

PhotographersFernando Moleres

It was nice to see some smiles in the World Press Photo winners gallery too..Such a great and simple idea by Amit Madheshiya…

The above is from Arts and Entertainment: 1st prize stories

Interesting fact, if true, in Scott Strazzante tweet yesterday…”All you need to know about subjectivity of contests- World Press Photo of the Year voted out in 1st round of POYi portrait judging”

Articles – BagNewsNotes: What’s Wrong with the World Press Choice of “Photo of the Year”? (BNN: February 2011)

Articles – DuckRabbit: World Press or Propaganda? (Duckrabbit: Februrary 2011)

Articles – Joerg Colberg: It is that time of the year again(Conscientious: February 2011)

Photos: Jodi Bieber (left); Steve McCurry (right)

Articles – David Campbell: Thinking Images v.10: Jodi Bieber’s Afghan girl portrait in context (David Campbell blog: February 2011)

Articles – Jeremy Nicholl: An Unfortunate Event At World Press Photo (Jeremy Nicholl blog: February 2011)

Articles – Greg Ruffing: On Technology and Photography: Damon Winter in POY, Michael Wolf in World Press (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

POYi…

Articles – PDN: Damon Winter Wins Newspaper Photographer of the Year at POYi (PDN: February 2011)

Bill Allard on photo contests…

Articles – William Albert Allard: Awards (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

PhotographersWilliam Albert Allard

Back to Cairo….

Photo: Alex Majoli

Features and Essays – Alex Majoli: The Agony and Ecstacy (Newsweek: February 2011) Egypt

Photo: Peter Turnley/Corbis

Features and Essays – Peter Turnley: Turning Point of Revolution in Egypt (Photographer’s website: February 2011) Same series on The Online Photographer with interesting notes by Turnley himself.

Photo: David Degner

Features and Essays – WSJ (David Degner and Guy Martin): Celebrations Follow Resignation in Egypt (WSJ: February 2011)

More photos added since Saturday to the Cairo gallery by Dominic Nahr on the TIME website…

Features and Essays – Dominic Nahr: Uprising in Cairo (TIME: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Etienne De Malglaive: Fort Liberty in Tahrir Square (Photographer’s archive: February 2011)

Articles – BJP: Dispatches from Tahrir Square – Photographers recount their experiences in Cairo and look at the future (BJP: February 2011)

Photo: Francesco Alesi

Features and Essays – Francesco Alesi: The Limbo Nation (Parallelo Zero: 2011) Nagorno Karabakh, South Caucasus

Features and Essays – Ed Kashi: The Leaves Keep Falling (VII Magazine: February 2011) Legacy of Agent Orang

Features and Essays – Richard Nicholson: London’s Last Darkrooms (Telegraph: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Evan Joseph: New York City At Night (Telegraph: February 2011)

Features and Essays – David Trilling: Turkmenistan: While Officials Frolic, Caspian Gas Mecca Rusts and Groans (Eurasianet.org: 2011)

Features and Essays – Sebastien van Malleghem: Police (burn: February 2011)

Poulomi Basu’s To Conquer Her Land now in Guernica….

Features and Essays – Poulomi Basu: To Conquer Her Land (Guernica: February 2011)

Daniel Cuthbert’s Bushmen on BBC…

Features and Essays – Daniel Cuthbert: South Africa’s Bushmen under threat (BBC: February 2011)

Eugene Richards interview Gerry Badger did with him in 2009…related to his War is Personal work and book

InterviewsEugene Richards (BJP: 2009)

Speaking of books…Congratulations again to Ben Lowy …

Photo: Ben Lowy

Articles – BJP: Benjamin Lowy wins First Photography Book Prize (BJP: February 2011)

Articles – CDS Awards: William Eggleston Selects Benjamin Lowy to Win First Book Prize in Photography (CDS: February 2011)

More books…

BooksDewiLewis : new 2011 catalogue is now available to download.

Interviews Larry Clark (Guardian: February 2011)

InterviewsPhilip Lorca di Corcia (NYT: February 2011)

Interviews Jon Levy (Vimeo)

Intervews Misha Erwitt (Leica blog: 2011)

Saw Andrew Burton tweet this: “If you work, contribute or are interested in any form of media, entertainment or journalism, READ THIS:”

Articles – NYT: David Carr: At Media Companies, a Nation of Serfs (NYT: February 2011)

Articles – NYT: War Photographer Remembered at Paris Show (NYT: 2011)

Articles – A Photo Editor: Recent Facebook Changes Are Bad For Professional Photographers (APE: February 2011)

Articles – Verve Photo: Rachel Mummey (Verve: February 2011)

My friend Conor O’Leary, is probably even a bigger PJ hound than me… tweeted this the other day…

“New website and new work from Mikhael Subotzky”…better check it out then…

The above is from Subotzky’s couple of years old Beaufort West series

PhotographersMikhael Subotzky … the new work

Photographers Will Berridge

AgenciesVII Network February 2011 newsletter

InterviewsEdward Linsmier (Tampabay.com: February 2011) St. Petersburg Times photo intern Edward Linsmier

Resources Shakodo

TutorialsHow to shoot video for News and documentary (iTunes)

Resources The Pocket Locator | more info

Videos / InterviewsPhotographer Alec Soth on a Life of Approaching Strangers (Youtube)

Grants Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography

To finish off, a joke… “So this SEO expert walks into a bar, grill, pub, public house, Irish bar, bartender, drinks, beer, wine, liquor…” via @pud