Tag Archives: Documentary Series

Witness, a film on HBO tomorrow night

I happened to be in a hotel room in Colorado, watching The Bang Bang Club when I received an e-mail about a 4-part movie presented on HBO tomorrow night. Links backlinks blog comments .  


Witness: Juarez, a four-part documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Michael Mann debuts this Monday, November 5th at 9:00p.m.ET/PT. The film follows combat photographer Eros Hoagland as he explores Juarez, Mexico, the “murder capital of the world” where drug violence has left over 10,000 dead.

Presented in four parts  JuarezLibyaSouth Sudan and Rio  Witness focuses on three determined photojournalists: Eros Hoagland, who explores the gang- and drug-related violence in both Juarez, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Michael Christopher Brown, who chronicles escalating ethnic tensions in the wake of Muammar Gaddafis ouster last year in Libya; and Vronique de Viguerie, who follows the Arrow Boys and their struggle against General Kony in South Sudan. Between these three, their photos have appeared in TimeNewsweekThe New York TimesThe AtlanticParis MatchThe Guardian and many other publications.

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

Elliott Wilcox, Volume 014

Elliott Wilcox, Volume 014

Elliott Wilcox

Volume 014,
, 2011
From the Walls series
Website – ElliottWilcox.co.uk

Elliott Wilcox is a London based, British photographer who recently graduated from the University of Westminster, MA Photographic Studies program. He has been the recipient of several awards including a Judges Award at the Nikon Discovery Awards, a New York Photo Award and a Lucie Award for the Discovery of the Year at the International Photography Awards. He has exhibited internationally and in the UK, his first major series Courts was part of the show PRUNE – Abstracting Reality at FOAM Gallery Amsterdam with guest curator Kathy Ryan, editor of the New York Times Magazine. Wilcox was also part of the BBC’s documentary series School of Saatchi. Wilcox's second major series Walls was shown at the Bau-Xi Photo Gallery Toronto, Canada earlier this year. Elliott hopes to continue developing his photographic practice and pushing the boundaries of his medium. He is currently working on his next major series.

Boston Week: Stephen DiRado

While I am enjoying the Focus Awards hosted by the Griffin Museum and the Flash Forward Festival hosted by the Magenta Foundation in Boston this week, I am re-running some earlier posts about Boston photographers, starting today with Stephen DiRado.

Boston Photographer, Stephen DiRado, knows how to take a compelling photograph…again and again. For the past two decades, he has created many fascinating long term documentary series that capture the human experience in a truthful and revealing way.

Stephen is a Photography Senior Lecturer in the Studio Arts Program in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clark University and his work can be found in museum collections across the country, including the MFA, Boston, MFA, Houston, DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA and the Currier Museum in NH. An interview with Stephen can be heard here and Alec Soth interviewed him in 2006 here.

I am featuring work from two series, With Dad, and Dinner Series. Both give us a window into human dynamics with a narrative that is both timeless and time specific. Stephen captures the poignancy of his father’s descent into Alzheimer’s with the love of a son and the skill of an artist as a remarkable participant observer, and a variety of dinner celebrations that become fascinating tableaus of shared experiences.

Images from With Dad

Images from Dinner Party

J. A. Mortram, Market Town: Simon: Living with Epilepsy

J. A. Mortram, Market Town: Simon: Living with Epilepsy

J. A. Mortram

Market Town: Simon: Living with Epilepsy,
, 2012
From the Small Town Inertia series
Website – JAMortram.Posterous.com

J. A. Mortram (b.1971) has been exhibited, awarded and published for his work documenting marginalized people in East Anglia, United Kingdom within the documentary series Small Town Inertia.

The New York Photo Award, Deadline extended to May 2!

Submit to the New York Photo Awards 2011!

The New York Photo Awards for emerging photographers from all over the world, is accepting submissions until May 2, 2011 at 6pm at: www.NewYorkPhotoAwards.com.

The New York Photo Awards have been invited to stage an exhibition at the Photographic Center Peri in the city of Turku, Finland, to celebrate the city’s status as the 2011 European Capital of Culture.

The work of the 2011 New York Photo Awards Winners and Honorable Mention recipients will be showcased in a summer-long exhibition at the Photographic Centre Peri, opening on June 7.

In addition, all winners will:

  • Receive state of the art RICOH cameras and lenses
  • Have their work published in the New York Photo Awards 2011 Annual
  • Featured in an exclusive multimedia exhibition at the POWERHOUSE ARENA opening at this year’s New York
    Photo Festival

* And! One overall winner will be awarded the $5,000 Jury’s Choice Grand Prize, presented by Persol *

Extended Submission Deadline: May 2 @ 6pm!

 

 

The 2011 edition of The New York Photo Awards features twelve category winners – including best fine art single, fine art series, documentary single, documentary series, advertising single, advertising series and photo book – one of whom will be selected for the Jury’s Choice Prize, a $5,000 cash prize for best overall picture or series, presented by Persol.

The winner of this year’s Jury’s Choice Prize will be announced on Friday, May 13, 2011 @ the New York Photo Awards 2011 Photo Bash

General Category winners will receive a camera kit that includes the GXR camera body, combined with the RICOH S10 lens (24-72 mm, F2.5-4.4 VC), featuring a high-performance 3x wide-angle zoom

Student Category winners will be awarded the high-image-quality compact GR DIGITAL III camera.

The New York Photo Awards provide a unique platform for visual artists to reach decision makers in the worlds of editorial, fine art, and commercial photography. Initiated in 2008, the awards were an immediate success, and submissions have climbed each year, both in breadth of material as well as in source of work submitted. Last year 17,000 images were submitted by professional and budding photographers from more than 90 countries.