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But you can find me at The New Yorker’s Photo Booth or hanging out at http://jamespomerantz.tumblr.com




Marcus Bleasdale at Anastasia Gallery in NY Sept 7 to Oct 21 2011. Reception Sept 27th

Anastasia Gallery
166 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Hours: Tues – Sun 11am – 7pm

Artist Reception is on September 27th.

Proceeds are being donated to St Kizito Orphanage in DR Congo.

However painful it may be for us delicate souls, and however intractable the Congo’s ills may appear, and however drained of compassion we may feel in the face of Darfur and other hells, we must never turn away our gaze. Indeed, we have a moral duty to look, which is what these images are telling us. To observe pain only through the prisms of the boardroom and the computer screen is to sever the vital artery between compassion and action.

The continuing human tragedy of Congo is not a statistic. It is a continuing human tragedy. It is fourteen hundred and fifty tragedies every day. It is countless more than that if you include the orphaned, the bereaved, the widowed, and all the ripples of truncated lives that spread from a single death. It is you and me and our children and our parents, if we had had the bad luck to be born into the world this work portrays.

But Congo has one secret that is hard to pass on if you haven’t learned it at first hand. Look carefully and you will find it in these images: a gaiety of spirit and a love of life that, even in the worst of times, leave the pampered Westerner moved and humbled beyond words.

John le Carré



Marcus Bleasdale is one of the world’s leading documentary photographers. He increasingly uses his work to influence decision makers and policy makers around the world.

His work on human rights and conflict have been shown at the U.S. Senate, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK. Bleasdale’s work also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Stern, Le Monde, TIME Magazine, Newsweek and National Geographic.



Simon Norfolk talks about Full Spectrum Dominance at the Belfast Photo Festival. VIDEO

Simon Norfolk talks about Full Spectrum Dominance at the Belfast Photo Festival.



Resource Television Brooklyn Rooftop Summer Film Fest. Thursday, August 11th 2011

This Thursday, August 11th, Resource Magazine is hosting a Summer inspired film series. With support from Vimeo and Adorama Rental Company, the event sounds like quite the Summer Shindig!

The festival is Bring Your Own Food, Drink and Blankets.

Even though it’s on a school night, the festival sounds like a great chance to meet, greet, eat and watch some short films.

RSVP: [email protected]


Thursday August 11th
Factory Studios
79 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY
G Train to Flushing Avenue
Resource Magazine Rooftop Film Fest on Facebook

Resource Magazine Rooftop Filmfest
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Submissions for Aphotostudent are Always Welcome

If you’re a photographer with a new body of work to show or if you’re a photography fan who has a new photo crush, you’re always welcome to submit it for posting on Aphotostudent. The majority of the posts on here for the past two years have showcased the work of world-renowned photographers. I’d like to devote more time to showcasing new work from emerging artists, but I need your help to do it.

Photo For The Week: Yamaguchi-san Peeling Chestnuts, 2008. James Luckett

Ways to reach me:

1: Feel free to email me at [email protected] but please write “aphotostudent submission” or something similar in the subject line so I don’t confuse it with the many requests for help I receive from Nigerian Royalty with millions of dollars stuck in limbo.

Please include a little bit about yourself and the body of work in the email. A bit of context always helps.


2: Head over to my Facebook page and post a comment on the most recent call for work.

Pretty simple!

Thank you in advance for any submissions you send. And, my apologies if I don’t reply to your submission right away. Sometimes emails stack up. It’s nothing personal.

I look forward to seeing lots of amazing work! – James Pomerantz


Video of Matthew Albanese Making his Miniature Landscapes

My work involves the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes. Every aspect from the construction to the lighting of the final model is painstakingly pre-planned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. Using a mixture of photographic techniques such as scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting I am able to drastically alter the appearance of my materials.

See Matthew’s work online HERE and head to the Museum or Arts and Design before September 18, 2011 to see it in person.


Tamas Dezso at The Half King in NY – Tuesday August 2nd, 2011

If you’re in the Tri-State area this coming Tuesday, head on over to The Half King to hear Hungarian photographer Tamas Dezso talk about his photos from Romania.

The Half King
Tuesday August 2nd 7:30pm
505 W 23RD ST
NEW YORK, NY 10011
TEL: 212.462.4300

Old couple sit in their unheated living room, close to the souther border

Car approaching Reghiu village through the riverbed after the floods washed away the bridge of the only road leading to the village. A string of floods hit some two-thirds of Romania’s territory in 2005.

Traditional funeral ceremony in Barca village on a winter afternoon.