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Interviews and Talks | September 2012

Vice are running a great series online called Picture Perfect, interviews with photographers… Here Magnum’s Christopher Anderson…

Christopher Anderson, Picture Perfect (Vice)

Recording of a terrific panel discussion which took place in NYC at Aperture last week…Goes on for an hour, but actually feels short…

Shifting Sands: Conflict Photojournalism and Ethics (doctorswithoutborders.org) “The discussion will consider the responsibilities and consequences, intended and otherwise, of reporting on conflict. Moderated by Stephen Mayes, the panel will include Marcus Bleasdale, Jason Cone, Philip Gourevitch, Thomas Keenan, and Kira Pollack.”

How Photographers Try to Protect Their Subjects From Harm (PDN)

The cost of covering conflicts (BJP)

Interviews with Reuters’ Goran Tomasevic about working in Syria…

Photo © Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Goran Tomasevic, Street Fighting in Aleppo (NYT Lens) | Another interview (NBC News) | Another interview (Reuters)

John Stanmeyer: Instagram – It’s About Communication (Photographer’s blog)

The New Economics of Photojournalism: The rise of Instagram (BJP)

William Klein is going to have a retrospective Tate Modern in London next month… Financial Times magazine interviewed him…

Photo © William Klein

William Klein (FT magazine) ‘As next month’s retrospective at Tate Modern will show, the US-born painter, photographer and film-maker has lived artistic life to the full’

Very straight-talking Q&A with David Bailey…

David Bailey (Esquire)

Aaron Huey, Photographing, and Listening to, the Lakota (NYT Lens)

Photo © Nick Ut

Nick Ut (Leica blog) “Nick Ut: The Amazing Saga And The Image That Helped End The Vietnam War” | video (Leica Vimeo)

R.I.P. Malcolm Browne.

Malcolm Browne , The Story Behind The Burning Monk (Lightbox) | Obituary (Guardian)

Photo © Emilio Morenatti

Emilio Morenatti (Guardian) ‘Emilio Morenatti lost a foot while on assignment in Afghanistan in 2009. A vehicle he and a fellow AP journalist were travelling in was hit by a bomb. Morenatti survived but his colleague was killed. Here he shares his thoughts on covering the recent London Paralympic Games and his career in photojournalism’

Emilio Morenatti (NYT Lens) ‘An Empathetic Eye on the Paralympics’

Steve McCurry tells about his 9/11 photographs…

Photo © Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry, The Ground Zero Photographs (American Photo Magazine)

Steve McCurry (Vogue Italia)

PDN interviewed Tom Stoddart about his 78 Perspectives exhibition that just closed in London…

Photo © Tom Stoddart

Tom Stoddart (PDN)

Tom Stoddart (Youtube)

Christopher Morris talked about his career as part of VII’s recent Visual Journeys seminars…

Still from video © Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris, War, Politics, Fashion (VII Magazine)

Not really an interview… but fits here… Always love to read Dave Burnett’s blog posts…

David Burnett: About Those Film Holders (Photographer’s blog)

David Burnett: A Tyranny of Ones (Photographer’s blog)

Don McCullin on Social Documentary Photography (National Media Museum Vime0)

Peter Turnley is having a retrospective in Paris… Lens blog interviewed him…

Photo © Peter Turnley

Peter Turnley (NYT Lens) ‘Four Decades of Photographing the Human Condition’

Antonio Bolfo (Ted on Youtube)

John Vink (Erik Kim blog) ‘Interview with John Vink, Magnum Photographer on his new “Quest For Land” book available on the iPad’

Terrific interview with Robert Nickelsberg and a gallery of his Afghanistan photographs taken through the years, over at Lens blog….

Photo © Robert Nickelsberg

Robert Nickelsberg, A Long View of Afghanistan’s Wars (NYT Lens)

Giles Duley (NBC News) “‘I’m myself again’: Photographer Giles Duley returns to work after Afghanistan blast” | Another interview (Guardian)

Paolo Marchetti, The rise of fascism in Europe (BJP)

Zed Nelson (Hackney Citizen)

NYT Lens posted an interview with some of the NOOR members to coincide with the agency’s five year anniversary…

Photo © Alixandra Fazzina

NOOR, A Collective Eye on Social Justice (NYT Lens)

Martin Schoeller’s and Matthew Modine’s Experiences (Capture on Youtube)

Graciela Iturbide‘s best photograph: a Mexican Seri woman (Guardian)

Yet another brilliant interview by Photo Raw… This time it’s with Barbara Davidson…

Barbara Davidson (Photo Raw)

Seamus Murphy, Poetry in Motion (VII Magazine)

Jessica Dimmock, Facts and Fictions (VII Magazine)

Venetia Dearden, My Life, My Style (VII Magazine)

Misha Friedman (LA Times)

Anton Kusters (BBC World Service Outlook program) ‘Belgian photographer who documented the lives of a Japanese Yakuza crime syndicate’

Olivier Laurent interviewed Getty Reportage’s Sebastian Liste, who has come a long way in just over two years…. In Perpignan, he picked up the City of Perpignan Remi Ochlik Award and a Getty Editorial Grant….

Photo © Sebastian Liste

Sebastian Liste, From the Ian Parry Scholarship to Reportage by Getty Images (BJP)

Stefano De Luigi (Emaho Magazine)

Joel Meyerowitz, Taking My Time (YouTube)

Justin Jin interviewed about his project that got exhibited at this year’s Visa pour l’image…

Photo © Justin Jin

Justin Jin, The Zone of Absolute Discomfort (BJP)

Tracey Shelton (DSLR News Shooter) ‘Death in Syria – how Globalpost’s Tracey Shelton captured her extraordinary images’

The New Economics of Photojournalism: The Death of Once Magazine (BJP) ‘The magazine’s editor, John Knight, tells BJP what went wrong’

Corbis Images’ Ken Johnston, Protecting an iconic image (Reuters blog)

Lauren Greenfield.
Photo © Larry Busacca / Getty

Lauren Greenfield (Guardian) ‘The photographer and film-maker on the lovable billionaires in her new documentary, and the state of the American Dream’

Lauren Greenfield (GQ)

Annie Leibovitz (Youtube)

Bruce Gilden (Daylight)

Davide Monteleone (World Press Photo)

Cover photo © Gregory Heisler

Gregory Heisler (A Photo Editor)

One Problem with Running Your Own Photo Agency: It Takes a Lot of Time (PDN)

Matt Eich (Photo Brigade)

Abe Frajndlich Tells of Photographing a Difficult Annie Leibovitz (Featureshoot)

Amanda Rivkin (NatGeo)

David Goldblatt (Source Magazine Oral History Archive)

Lisa Pritchard, Ask and Agent, Photography Rates for Advertorial Usage (LPA)

Damir Sagolj, 7 Photojournalism Tips by Reuters Photographer (Vimeo)

Sandy Huffaker Jr., gives us his tips on how to take beautiful street shots (Manfrotto)

Markéta Luskačová‘s best photograph: Ginger the musician (Guardian)

Series of interviews on the National Portrait Gallery website with photographers commissioned to take portraits of British Olympians…

Photo © Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander (NPG) Road to 2012

Bettina von Zwehl (NPG) Road to 2012

Brian Griffin (NPG) Road to 2012

Finlay Mackay (NPG) Road to 2012

Jillian Edelstein (NPG) Road to 2012

Anderson & Low (NPG) Road to 2012

Emma Hardy (NPG) Road to 2012

To finish off…. Calvin and Hobbes on truth and photography 

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Features and Essays 

Egypt, Cairo, Tahrir….

Moises Saman has been kicking ass with his Cairo work…NYT front page pics on several occasions during the last two weeks…This is the slideshow a lot of people were talking about over the weekend…

Moises Saman: Cairo Undone (NYT) Cairo Undone on Magnum site.

Saman hit the front page also today (November 29) with an image  (to-me maybe not so obvious choice) seen below, which can be found online in the NYT’s Egypt Turmoil slideshow…featuring work by various photographers.

photo: Moises Saman

Below image ran on the front page of the International Herald Tribune last week….You can see it in black and white in this Saman’s tweet…The colour version is up on Magnum Photos site…

Moises Saman: Unrest in Cairo: Egypt’s Revolution Continues (Magnum)

Miguel Angel Sanchez: Egyptians (NYT Lens) Angel Sanchez’s website

Davide Monteleone: Egypt Waiting (VII)

Espen Rasmussen: Beyond Tahrir Square (Panos)

Guy Martin: The Egyptian Revolution (Panos)

Trevor Snapp: Revolution Round Two? (Global Post) Full edit on photographer’s archive

NB. See later in this post regarding the latest TIME cover on Egypt that ran on all markets except the US. Filed under Articles.

Tim Hetherington’s last images on Magnum Photos…

Credit: Tim Hetherington. LIBYA. Misurata. April 20, 2011. Tim’s last photograph.

Tim Hetherington: The Libya Negs (Magnum)

Occupy Wall Street…

Christopher Anderson: OWS (New York Magazine)

Noticed that Ashley Gilbertson’s OWS series shot in October had sadly disappeared from VII site, but the reason turned out to be that New Yorker had put him on assignment (here’s a pic of him working)…I’m sure the series will reappear on VII in the future, but for now we can enjoy an edit on Photo Booth…good news: it includes new frames, such as the below one,  shot this month…

Ashley Gilbertson: Occupy Wall Street (Photo Booth)

Nina Berman: Occupy Wall Street (NOOR)

Yunghi Kim: Occupy: NYC March to DC (Photographer’s website)

Erica McDonald: Occupy Wall Street  | OWS: Under the Blue Tarp (Photographer’s website)

Related to OWS issues I would say… Great series on American poverty by Joakim Eskildsen…

Joakim Eskildsen: Photographs of American Poverty (Lightbox)

From the other side of the American political spectrum…

Jason Andrew: Tea Party: Under the banners of American Flags  (Reportage)

DRC and elections…

Finbarr O’Reilly: Deadly Election Violence in Congo (Reuters)

Jonathan Torgovnik: Rebuilding DRC (Reportage)

Pierre Gonnord: Relatos (Lightbox)

Liz Hingley: Under Gods (Lightbox)

Gillian Laub: Turkey Day (Lightbox)

Paul Fusco: DGI  29 (Magnum in Motion)

Alixandra Fazzina: The Flowers of Afghanistan: First Sea (Photographer’s archive)

Pep Bonet: Microcredit Peru (NOOR)

Chloe Dewe Mathews: Caspian (Foto8)

That time of the year again..Best of the year collections coming out….Reuters’ one has a nice twist, with photographers sharing background stories and even some EXIF data (which most of us pretend not to care about, but secretly love to know)…

photo: Goran Tomasevic

Reuters : Best Photos of the Year 2011

VII have their Best of the Year up as well..what they have done is all the photographers have selected between 7*  (Bleasdale) and 27 (Haviv) of their favourite photos of the year (or ones from 2010 released in 2011)….Great stuff….Shame we can’t see either Kratochvil’s or Morris’ selections though as their ‘best of’ links just take us to their personal websites….   [* well, only 1 in Stanmeyer’s gallery, but must be some kind of mistake]

I do have another gripe also… Much prefer those little numerous, yet subtle watermarks used at viiphoto.com to the big single ones used right-bang-in-the-middle in all the photos in VII archive..Maybe it’s just that I’m so used to looking at photos at the main site, that I don’t even notice the watermarks anymore, whereas in the archive where I’m far less often, the big watermark appears more distracting…

This one by Joachim Ladefoged is amazing by the way… [changed the Addario photo as it has been posted on the blog before and this one I hadn’t even seen before] {

Photographer: Joachim Ladefoged/VII

Description: Graduation ceremony at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011.

VII – Best of 2011: Highlights of a Year in News   : VII photographers present their best images, shot or released in 2011

Fan of David Cameron or not,these Tom Stoddart photos in Reportage Tumblr are worth seeing.Cameron by Stoddart for Sunday Times Magazine….

Tom Stoddart: David Cameron (Reportage Tumblr)

Andrew McConnell’s Gaza surfing series on Newsweek…Bummed I still haven’t received the first issue of my annual subscription… Would have loved to have seen this in print…

Andrew McConnell: Surf’s Up in Gaza (Newsweek)

McConnell from Gaza also, but very different…NGO piece…

Andrew McConnell: Regenerating Gaza (Guardian)

Japan…

Giulio Di Sturco: Awash in Wrackage :  Japan (PDNPhotoaDay)

Kishin Shinoyama: After the Storm: Post-Tsunami Japan (Lightbox)

Donald Weber: Life After Zero Hour (VII) Japan

Davide Monteleone: Dusha: Russian Soul (VII)

Stefano di Luigi: Hidden China (VII)

Massimo Berruti: Lashkars in Pakistan (Lightbox) The series in Le Monde

Luceo Images: Few and Far Between (NYT Lens)

Joao Pina: Tracing the Shadows of Operation Condor (NYT Lens)

Andew Testa: Mind the Masterpiece (Panos)

Kacper Kowalski: Winter Photos from the Skies Above Poland (NYT Lens)

Jared Moossy: Mourning in Mogadishu (Foreign Policy)

Sebastian Liste: Urban Quilombo (Reportage)

Teun Voeten: Narco Estado (Magnum Emergency Fund)

Nick Cobbing: The Solid Sea (Photographer’s website)

Harvey Wang: A World of Change on the Lower East Side (NYT)

Robb Hill: Rural Home Town (NYT Lens)

Somebody working under cover in Myanmar for the NYT…

name withheldThe Pace of Reform Accelerates in Myanmar (NYT)

Suzanne Opton: Soldier Down: Portraits (Lightbox)

Kirill Nikitenko: Russian Portraits of Defiance (Newsweek) Nikitenko’s website

Brian Van Der Brug: In Prison and Dying (LA Times Framework photo blog)

Lourdes Jeannette: Blood Ties (Lightbox)

Guillaume Herbaut: The Zone (Project website) Now in English

Guillermo Arias: Tijuana River City (zReportage)

Kate Holt: The Real Cost of War (zReportage)

Marc Lester: Living with Breast Cancer (Anchorage Daily News)

Natalie Naccache Mourad: Madaneh Marriages (photographer’s website)

Showcasing also…how should I say… some of the not so traditional, less gritty, less obvious, some even funny  photojournalism and documentary photography subjects…New work by Annie Leibovitz…

Annie Leibovitz:  Pilgrimage (NYT)

Also…

Saw an edit of this feature run in Time magazine couple of weeks ago…Beautiful…Couple of my favourite frames from the magazine aren’t in this edit though. Surprised they have been left out…

Xavier Zimbardo: Reconstruction of the Bolshoi Theatre (Reportage) Behind the scenes video with Xavier Zimbardo in French

This year’s Taylor Wessing Portrait Photography Prize winner Jooney Woodward’s animal exhibitor photos in the Guardian

Jooney Woodward: Animal Exhibitors (Guardian)

Caged animals.

Asmita Parelkar: Not-So-Wild-Kingdom (NYT Lens)

Stuffed animals.

Klaus Pichler: Behind the Scenes Photos of Natural History (NYT Lens)

Poultry.

Oli Scarff: Winners at the Poultry Club’s 2011 national show (Guardian)

 Interviews and Talks


David Douglas Duncan (Lightbox)

Seamus Murphy (Verve Photo)

David Alan Harvey (Develop photo Vimeo)

Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #6 (Phaidon)

Giles Duley : Becoming the Story (Economist)

Jason Larkin (Frontline club)

Alissa Everett : Giving up finance for photojournalism (CNN)

Sebastian Liste pt.1 / pt.2 (Daylight Magazine)

Marco Grob : How I Got That Shot: The 3-Minute Portrait (PDN)

Annie Leibovitz and what looks like Fuji X100…

Annie Leibovitz (NPR)

Annie Leibovitz ♥’s Her iPhone Camera (PDN)

Jodi Bieber talks about the reaction to her World Press Photo winning photograph on The Strand (BBC)

Anastasia Taylor-Lind (The Broad’s Sheet)

Useful advice from former  Save the Children picture editor Rachel Palmer…

Rachel Palmer : How to get a photography commission for an NGO (photographer’s/photo editor’s website)

Kate Peters (IdeasTap)

Eric White (MSNBC photo blog)

Lisa Pritchard : Ask an Agent 5 (LPA blog)

Liz Hingley : Turning point (NYT Lens)

BagNewsSalon webinar, “The Visual Politics of Occupy Wall Street.” :  4 December

Videos

BBC: The ‘genius’ of Tim Hetherington killed in war

Articles 

Time magazine does it again….’dummying-up’ (I might have just made up that word) the US edition I mean… My mate Tim Fadek has the TIME cover this week with a terrific image from Cairo in all markets expect the US….

Peek inside…This is how Tim’s two other photos ran…

Comment…

Business Insider: These Time Magazine Covers Explain Why Americans Know Nothing About The World

PDN: Israel Apologizes to Lynsey Addario

Saw Lynsey Addario ( @lynseyaddario) tweet a link to this Marie Claire piece on female photojournalists…Featuring Addario herself, Agnes Dherbeys, Erin Trieb, Stephanie Sinclair, and Andrea Bruce

photo: Stephanie Sinclair

Marie Claire: Female Photojournalists | “Once thought of as too frail for the job, five award-winning women photojournalists share their most vivd memories from the field — and the images they will never forget.”

Related…

NYT: Arrests and Attacks on Women Covering Protests in Cairo 

NYT: Software to Rate How Dratically Photos Are Retouched

PDN: Inside the Bestseller List: Top Photo Books of 2011

NYT: Shooting for Global Change (NYT Lens)

I was in Istanbul over the weekend, but sadly had no time to check out any of these exhibitions…

photo: Bruno Barbey

NYT: A Whirling Document of Turkish Culture

PDN: Cartier-Bresson Photo Sets Record at Christie’s Auction in Paris

Yahoo: Camera lost at sea returned with the help of social networking

TimeOut: Photography galleries in London

Dvafoto: Find Copyright Violations of Your Pictures With src-img Bookmarklet

A Photo Editor: Real World Estimates – Flat Rate Magazine Contracts

BJP: Editorial photographers hit by latest Getty Images cuts

BJP: Photographer Jean-Christian Bourcart wins the 2011 Prix Nadar for his book Camden

BJP: Celebrated printer Gene Nocon dies

Joerg Colberg: What Photographs Can and Cannot Do (Conscientious)

Guardian: Jodi Bieber’s Best Shot

Guardian: Featured Photojournalist Tim Wimborne

Photoshelter Guide: Selling Stock Photography

Foto8: Book review – Ben Lowy: Iraq Perspectives

Related..

A Photo Editor: This Week In Photography Books

Looking into some  heavy duty camera ‘bags’… Saw Greg Funnell tweet this review he had done in 2008…

Greg Funnell: Gear Review : Think Tank Airport Security Vs Pelican Case 1510 (Photographer’s blog)

Verve Photo: Jake Price

Awards, Grants, and Competitions 

photo: Jan Grarup

Leica Oskar Barnack Award will be accepting entries from 16 January 

College Photographer of the Year : International picture story winning images & judges screencast are online

Rory Peck Awards Winners

FotoEvidence Book Award open for submissions

Photo Lucida Critical Mass 2011 Winners

FotoVisura Grant

LPA Student Challenges 

Crowd Funding

Emphas.is Crowdfunding photojournalism survey

Behind the smokescreen by Rocco Rorandelli (Emphas.is) featured on BJP

Grozny – Nine Cities by Kravets, Morina, Yushko (Emphas.is) project featured on NYT Lens in 2010

Agencies and Collectives

VII Newsletter

Panos Pictures newsletter

Statement Images submissions deadline extended

Jobs

Look3 : Exhibits Coordinator

Saw these on Twitter…

New Yorker : spring multimedia intern (students only) : Contact kristina_budelis[at]newyorker.com

Redux is in need of an intern in NYC office : Adobe Creative Suite skills is necessary:  send an email to submissions[at]reduxpictures.com with Internship in the subject line

Intern for Phaidon.com . Email [email protected] with your CV

Desk Space

Roof Unit : London

Photographers 

Website relaunch…

Marcus Bleasdale

Benjamin Lowy : December 2011 Promo

David Ryder : blog

Asmita Parelkar

Louis Quail

Caleb Ferguson

Marc Lester

Bruno Mancinelle

To finish off…

Very, very good Erroll Morris short… The Umbrella Man from NYT

Photographer #410: Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson, 1970, Canada/USA, is an all rounded photographer who is well-known for his documentary / photo-journalistic work. He has traveled extensively to conflict zones throughout the world as Israel, Afghanistan and Haiti. He photographed these conflicts from a personal point of view. In 2009 he released the book Capitolio, a cinematic journey into Caracas, Venezuela. “He notates the country’s current incongruities, where the violent and the sensual intermingle chaotically.” (Magnum Photos) A recent body of work is called Son. He photographed his wife, his son and his father who was ill with cancer. Due to the birth of his son and several other happenings Christopher has decided to step away from war photography. Son is a very intimate and emotional project, touching themes as the cycle of life. It is a project that defines the real reasons for our existence and our drive as human beings. Christopher joined Magnum Photos in 2005 and became a full member in 2010. He has worked on commercial fashion shoots and had portrait sessions with people as Lady Gaga, Lance Armstrong and Al Pacino. The following images come from his book projects Son and Capitolio and from his story on Bethlehem.

Website: www.christopherandersonphoto.com

 (Video 2008)

In Focus Photography Award

Michelle Collins recently contacted me about this wonderful award….

The In Focus Photography Award is an annual educational grant of $1,000 US for eligible photography students and first year graduates. It is open to both Canadian and US students and was established in 2008.

In December of 2010, Tim Hetherington agreed to guest judge this year’s grant. Unfortunately, in April of this year, Tim was killed while covering the Libyan civil war. His death is a significant loss to his family and friends, as well as the photojournalism community. While I didn’t know Tim and hadn’t yet had the opportunity to work with him, I was reluctant to replace him on the judges panel. I’m now happy to announce that Tim’s presence will be jointly represented by his colleagues, Sebastian Junger and Christopher Anderson. I’d like to formally thank them both for their participation this year; it is greatly appreciated.

Below you will find a short bio on each of the judges who are looking forward to reviewing your submissions:

Christopher Anderson was born in Canada in 1970 and grew up in west Texas. He is a member of the renowned agency, Magnum Photos and is one of the most recognized photographers of his generation. He first gained recognition for his pictures in 1999 when he boarded a handmade, wooden boat with Haitian refugees trying to sail to America. The boat, named the Believe In God, sank in the Caribbean. The images from that journey would receive the Robert Capa Gold Medal, photojournalism’s highest honor. They would also mark the emergence of an emotionally charged style that he refers to as “experiential documentary” and has come to characterize his work since. He has served as a contract photographer for Newsweek and National Geographic Magazine photographing regions at war for much of the last decade. In recent years, his work has become intensely personal with his latest body of work, SON.

Christopher is the author of two monographs: Nonfiction, published in 2003 and CAPITOLIO, published in 2009 by RM and named one of the best photography books of 2009/10 at the Kassel Photo Book Festival in Germany. He lives in New York City.

Matthew Austin (b. 1986, Hartford, CT) is currently an artist and educator based out of Chicago, IL. He received his BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 and now teaches for the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Senn High School. He has recently been involved with various community projects including the ACRE Artist Residency and an experimental pedagogical project known as HomeSchool. His photographs have been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, NEXT: Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, the MDW Art Fair, and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Sullivan Galleries. He has self-published several zines and books, such as Desert Days, Wake, and Talking with Fear about Dying Tomorrow. He is currently planning his solo exhibition of Talking with Fear about Dying Tomorrow at the Riley Gallery of the University of Notre Dame which will mark the release a corresponding newsprint publication, as well as selection of images from Wake that will be exhibited at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in October 2012.

Rafael Goldchain is a second-generation Latin American Jewish artist, who was born in Santiago de Chile, lived in Jerusalem in the early 1970s, and moved to Canada in the late 1970s. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from York University (2000) and a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (1980), both in Toronto. In 1989, he received the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography from The Canada Council for the Arts. In 2001, he accompanied Canada’s Governor General Adrienne Clarkson on official visits to Chile and Argentina.

Goldchain’s work has been published in several books, including William Ewing, Face: The New Photographic Portrait (London: Thames and Hudson, 2007) and Joan Murray, Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1999), and is the subject of two monographs: Nostalgia for an Unknown Land (Toronto: Lumiere Press, 1989) and I Am My Family (New York: Princeton Architectural Press 2008).

His photographs have been exhibited in Canada, Chile, the United States, Cuba, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Mexico. His work is featured in many private and public collections including the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Portland Art Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.

Goldchain is currently Professor and Program Coordinator of the Applied Photography Program at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Sebastian Junger is the author of three New York Times bestselling books: The Perfect Storm, Fire, and A Death In Belmont. As a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and as a contributor to ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world, and has been awarded the National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism. He has also written for such magazines as Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside and Men’s Journal.

In 1997, Junger, then a first-time author, commanded the New York Times best seller list for over three years with The Perfect Storm, which later became a major motion picture from Warner Bros. His reporting on Afghanistan in 2000, profiling Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, became the subject of the National Geographic documentary “Into the Forbidden Zone”. In 2001, his experience reporting in Afghanistan led him to cover the war as a special correspondent for ABC News and Vanity Fair. In 2007 he went back, again for ABC News and Vanity Fair, as part of an ongoing series documenting a Platoon of US Soldiers in the deadly Korengal Valley during their last deployment. The professional result is twofold: his most recent book, titled WAR (Twelve, May 2010), and the Academy Award nominated documentary, Restrepo, which also won the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on the National Geographic Channel.

Sebastian lives in New York City and on Cape Cod.

Jonathan Taggart is a photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a founding member of the Boreal Collective of Canadian photojournalists. Using critical media to explore social justice issues in Canada, he has spent the last few years working to document the challenges facing Canada’s First Nations communities, both urban and rural. His photography has been featured in the New York Times Lens Blog and Applied Arts Magazine, among others, and exhibited in Japan, the UK, and in Canada with three-time support of the Ontario Arts Council. He is a National Magazine Award nominee (Photojournalism, 2010) and spends his volunteer time as a photography instructor at Vancouver’s Urban Native Youth Association

To request an application form for the 2011 award, please contact Michelle at: [email protected]
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Sunday 12 June 2011

New edition of Photojournalism Links comes from Cafe de Prague in Hamra, Beirut. Finding good internet connection here has proven rather difficult as it did back in 2008 when I was in Lebanon the last time….de Prague definitely has the best wireless yet (thanks to @anastasiatl for the tip!)… Been working on a NGO commission everyday this week, but having a day off, so I came here for Sunday brunch, Skype calls to friends and family, and of course to do the weekly blog updates….

Here we go…

Features and Essays 

A-Must-See…

Erin Trieb: Home From Afghanistan to New Battles (NYT Lens: June 2011) Trieb’s website

Lynsey Addario: Five-Star Delhi (VII Network: June 2011)

Sebastiao Salgado: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (NYT Magazine: June 2011) Interview 

Stephanie Sinclair’s NGM June 2011 Child Brides work featured on NPR Picture show with an interview….

Stephanie Sinclair: The Secret World of Child Brides (NPR: June 2011)

Ziyah Gafic: Iranian Students (Newsweek: June 2011)

Simon Roberts: Piers of the Realm (Telegraph tear sheet on DMB Media: June 2011)

Bill Hess: A Warm Feeling for the Arctic (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Ernesto Bazan: Another Cuba (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Georger Steinmetz: African Air (MediaStorm: June 2011)

Rodrigo Abd: Anti-Gaddafi Rebels in Libya (TIME: June 2011)

Tomas van Houtryve: A ‘Real’ Statue of Liberty (NYT: June 2011)

Richard Koci Hernandez: Instragram (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Joachim Ladefoged: Let the Graduations Commence (TIME LB: June 2011)

Time Lightbox: Fotokonbit: Putting Cameras in Haitian Hands (TIME LB: June 2011)

Sven Torfinn: Living with HIV in Kenya’s Kibera slum (BBC: June 2011)

Not conceptual…oh yeah…not at all…

Paul Graham: Films (TIME LB: June 2011)

We’ve seen this plenty of times before, but always worth another look…

Christopher Anderson: Capitolio (Burn: June 2011)

Interviews

Christopher Anderson (PDN: June 2011)

Sebastian Junger (LA Times: June 2011)

Massimo Vitali (WTJ: June 2011)

Olivia Arthur (E-photoreview: June 2011)

Paul Trevor (Guardian: June 2011)

Articles 

BJP: VII to close Network (BJP: June 2011)

Verve Photo: Sanjit Das (Verve: June 2011)

TIME LB: Look 3 Festival (TIME LB: June 2011)

Guardian: Philip Lorca DiCorcia’s Best Shot (Guardian: June 2011)

Bremser Tumblr: How to Photograph the Entire World: The Google Street View Era (Bremser.tumblr: June 2011)

Vincent Laforet: What camera did I use to make this still picture? (Photographer’s blog: June 2011) Via @MattDunham

Source Magazine Graduate Photography Online 2011 (Source: June 2011)

David Campbell: The new media landscape (3): community, transactions and value (DC blog: June 2011)

Alex Varley-Winter: The Unpaid Intership Boom (Frontline Club blog: June 2011)

Awards, Competitions, and Grants

Ian Parry Scholarship : Deadline 30 June |Related from BJP

International Photography Awards : Deadline June 24

Student Photographer of the Year category in the Guardian Student Media Award 

Irina Werning won BURN’s Emerging Photographer Grant…Surprising choice I think..not because Werning’s series is not nice – it is – but I think it’s the type of work that has a lot of editorial opportunities (It has already been published in Sunday Times Mag for instance) and as such don’t necessarily need support…also the series seems pretty much finished…and the grant is for continuing work…

Burn: Emerging Photographer Fund – 2011 Recipient (Burn: June 2011)

Luceo Images Student Project Award Winner is Maddie McGarvey 

BOP NPPA Still Photography winners (NPPA: June 2011) Related from NYT Lens

AgenciesMetrography : Metrography is the first and only Iraqi photography agency covering all 18 of Iraq’s governorates from Al-Basra to Zakho

Agencies / Photographers -VII Mentor program has a new member Chin Chi Yim 

PhotographersAndre Liohn

Quote of the week….“When photographers get together, they talk about equipment. When artists get together, they talk about ideas.” – Chris Steele Perkins

To finish with…Arty Bollocks Generator

Sunday 5 June 2011

Today’s blog updates come from Beirut. I flew here on Tuesday evening and will be here until June 25th. Will have limited time to get online during this time, but will nevertheless try to do at least some kind of updates…

Features and Essays

Christopher Anderson: Father, Son, Husband, War Photographer (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Yuri Kozyrev: Yemen (TIME: June 2011)

Libya…

Moises Saman: Unreality TV | Libya (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Panos put a selection of 28 photographs from Ivor Prickett’s Libya series online couple of days ago… All shot 6×6…Really nice work…(The below scene was also captured by Guy Martin. See comparison here.)

Ivor Prickett: Libya (Panos: June 2011)

Rodrigo Abd: Two Weeks in Libya (Denver Post: June 2011)

Teun Voeten: Gaddafi Duck (Panos: June 2011)

Jan Grarup: Childhood Mortality in the Central African Republic (NOOR: June 2011)

From TIME’s Lightbox…

Peter Hapak: Cuban National Ballet (TIME: LB: June 2011)

Daniel Berehulak: India’s Wild East (TIME LB: June 2011)

James Nachtwey: Thailand’s Drug Scourge (TIME LB: June 2011)

Julia Gillard:  American Holidays (TIME LB: June 2011)

Stefano di Luigi: Sky Train to Lhasa (VII Network: June 2011)

Ziyah Gafic: Bosnia : Tales from the Dark Valley (VII Netowork: June 2011)

Dominic Bracco II – Life and Death in the Nothern Pass (Burn: June 2011)

Peter DiCampo: Life Without Lights (VII Mag: June 2011)

This years Soul of Athens has just been launched. Check it out here.

Videos – Vice TV: Rob Hornstra (Vice TV: June 2011)

Crowd Funding – Gmb Akash’s work ‘Survivors’ is on Emphas.is

Talks – Stephen Mayes: What is the future for photo agencies? (immj.ma.org: June 2011)

Articles

Guardian: World Press Photo 11 review (Guardian: June 2011)

A Photo Editor: What To Do When Your Image Is Stolen Online (APE: June 2011)

A Photo Editor: Hey, Anyone Could Have Shot That (APE: June 2011)

NYT: Instagram (NYT: June 2011)

ShitPhotojournsLike: Brand Loyalty (SPJL: June 2011)

Photographers – Check out John Stanmeyer’s first personal website

Saturday 14 May 2011

Features and Essays

From the New York Magazine…

“You Never Forget That First Taste Of War”, Portraits of photographers by Christopher Anderson…

Chris Anderson: “You Never Forget That First Taste Of War” (New York Magazine: May 2011) The article 

Kitra Cahana: The Cult of Maria Lionza (Reportage by Getty Images: May 2011)

Thirty years from the death of Bob Marley… David Burnett photographed him on two separate assignments in 1976 and -77…

David Burnett: Bob Marley (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Larry Towell: Afghanistan and Pakistan (Magnum: May 2011)

Martin Parr: Objects of their affection (Independent: May 2011) the article

“I’m trying to give human voice to people that most of society sees as monsters”  – Julie Platner

Julie Platner: A Family Tragedy in a Neo-Nazi Home (NYT Lens: May 2011) The photographer’s website

Baptiste Lignel: Teenage Drug Use (by Prescription) (NYT Lens: May 2011)

David Gilkey: Voices from Afganistan (NPR: May 2011)

Adam Patterson: Another Lost Child (Vimeo: May 2011)

Guy Martin is now recovering back in Britain…Panos Pictures have made a gallery of his Misrata work…

Guy Martin: The Siege of Misurata (Panos: May 2011)

Panos also have a new story by Mishka Henner… Done using Google Street View…

Mishka Henner: No Man’s Land (Panos Pictures: May 2011)

Peter van Agtmael: One Day After at Ground Zero (TIME LB: May 2011)

Benedicte Kurzen: Nigeria Elections (VII Magazine: May 2011)

Ashley Gilbertson: The Consequences of War (VII Magazine: May 2011)

Chris Steele-Perkins: Tsunami Streetwalk (Magnum Photos: May 2011)

Alixandra Fazzina: Abbottabad (NOOR: May 2011)

Anton Hammerl…

South African photographer Anton Hammerl is still missing in Libya (MSNBC: May 2011)

Facebook page

Jodi Bieber appealing to the international photography community (BJP: May 2011)

Infinity Awards…

Really love the below frame on the TIME Lightbox feature about Peter van Agtmael’s work…

“Good photography comes out of humility, not presumption. ” – Peter van Agtmael.

TIME LB: Recognizing the Next Generation: Peter van Agtmael at the Infinity Awards (TIME LB: May 2011) Photos from the Infinity Awards event on Flickr

“I’ve had four lifetime awards in a short period of time, so I guess my life must be over pretty soon.” Elliott Erwitt

InterviewsElliott Erwitt (TIME LB: May 2011)

Tim Hetherington’s funeral took place in London yesterday… Report by Olivier…

Articles – BJP: Family, friends gather to remember Tim Hetherington (BJP: May 2011)

Articles – BBC:  Photographer Tim Hetherington’s funeral held in London (BBC: May 2011)

Guardian published Chris Hondros’ obituary on Wednesday 11 May… quite late…better late than never though…

Articles – Guardian: Chris Hondros obituary (Guardian: May 2011)  Award-winning US photographer lauded for his images of the world’s war zones

World Press Photo…

Interviews and Talks – World Press Photo: Listen to 19 photographers speak about their work in interview recorded during the Awards Days (WPP: May 2011)

InterviewsDavid Burnett (CPN: May 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Winners of the first World Press Photo Multimedia contest (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Interviews Alexandre Brachet, producer of Prison Valley, and Stefano De Luigi, photographer for Blanco (WPP: May 2011)

Interviews – CPN: World Press Photo Awards Days 2011 – winning Canon photographers (CPN: May 2011)

World Press Photo releases iPad application (BJP: May 2011)

New York Photo Festival 2011 review on the New York Times… A lot of people on Twitter seemed to have picked up the quote from the end of this review by Ken Johnson…

“ The professional photojournalist has been reduced to a content provider for the insatiable beast of the global information disseminating machine.”

Articles – NYT: New York Photo Festival 2011 : art review (NYT: May 2011)

NYPH11 on TIME Lightbox….

“Anyone can take a picture now, so it’s forced documentary photographers to have a more personalized vision.” – Elizabeth Biondi

Articles – TIME: Photography Now: 2011 New York Photo Festival Turns Focus on Photojournalism (TIME LB: May 2011)

Interesting…

Articles – NYT 6th Floor blog: How to Photograph the Cover (NYT Mag blog: May 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Alex Webb: More is more (Guardian: May 2011) Alex Webb’s images have been called ‘migraine photographs’. Geoff Dyer on the art of taking complicated pictures of complicated situations

The White House to stop doing reenactments…

Articles – Washington Post: White House reenactments stir debate over photographic practice (WP: May 2011)

The White House has not released the OBL-dead images…AP filed a legal request for the photos and video….David Levi Strauss on witholding images by David Levi Strauss on TIME…

Articles – David Levi Strauss: Witholding Images (TIME LB: May 2011)

Recommended…

Talks – Tim Hetherington speaking about his Liberia project, Side Gallery, 2010 (Side TV: 2011) via @davidc7

Interviews– Chris Anderson on Tim Hetherington (GrittyTV: May 2011)

InterviewsThomas Hoepker (Leice blog: May 2011)

TalksGmb Akash delivers his TED talk  (Panos: May 2011)

Interviews and Talks – Robert Nickelsberg, Santiago Lyon, and Stephanie Gaskell on The Perilous Job Of Conflict Photography (NPR: May 2011)

“The dirty secret of reporting war is that reporters enjoy it.” – Sebastian Mayer

Articles – Sebastian Meyer: War Reporting’s Dirty Secret (CLP: May 2011)

Interviews – Alex Masi : When a Subject Needs More Than ‘Thanks’ (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Blogs – Reminders blog: I WAS THERE by Anastasia Taylor-lind (Reminders: May 2011)

Grants – Burn Magazine grant of $15,000.Deadline to submit work is May 15.

PhotographersCJ Clarke

Books – Foto8 review on Pangnirtung by Robert Frank (Foto8: May 2011)

Books – The Photobook Club is discussing Eugene Richards’ Cocaine True Cocaine Blue : synopsis : discussion (Photobook club: May 2011)

“Zoom lenses are not really encouraged” ….

Workshops – Workshop with Marcus Bleasdale & Gary Knight – Rwanda : Documenting Hope and Development. July 12-19.

Articles – Adam Westbrook: Are you really a visual storyteller? (Photographer’s blog: May 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – Sophie Wright: Understanding the Fine Photography Market (Sophie-wright.com: May 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – Photoshelters: E-Mail Marketing for Photographers (PS: May 2011)

Telegraph’s Telephoto diary

And finally… A photographer works for free for a year through Groupon

Christopher Anderson

Christian Anderson is a humanist and an artist all rolled into one terrific photographer. He is widely known for his editorial and advertising work, but has a host of book projects, including Son, featured below. Christian will be teaching a workshop at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville from June 4-9th, and if you are inclined, it looks like a wonderful opportunity to learn from someone who wants to help photographers grow and discover meaning in their work.

Born in British Columbia, Christopher spent his early years in Texas, where his father was a preacher, before moving to New York City and then Paris. He began working at newspapers including Dallas Morning News and a small Colorado newspaper. In 1996, he became a contract photographer for U.S. News and World Report . He would go on to spend the next several years photographing extensively in conflict zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon including following the first company of American soldiers to enter Baghdad in 2003. Later that year he published his first monograph, Nonfiction.

“In 2004, Anderson began following the “revolution” of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. This work would become his second book, Capitolio (published in 2009) and is the culmination of four years of photographs. He joined the VII Agency in 2002, and became a Magnum nominee in 2005 and member in 2010. He has served as a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine since 2005. He lives in New York with his son and wife.”

Images from Son