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Marco Longari: TIME Picks 2012′s Best Photographer on the Wires

Of the millions of pictures moving through the news services, or “the wires,” in 2012, an astonishing number have already proven unforgettable. Distinctive images of daily life in Pakistan from Muhammad Muheisen, an Islamabad-based chief photographer for the Associated Press; unexpected visual stories from Jerusalem-based AP staffer Oded Balilty; uniformly strong work from Reuters’ peripatetic Goran Tomasevic (who in the past 12 months shot in Congo, Afghanistan, Syria, Kenya, Somalia and Egypt); Spanish-born Manu Brabo’s searing photos from Syria — over and over again, the wires provided signature photos from unyielding conflicts, rebellions and upheavals the world over.

But even in this celebrated company, the work of Agence-France Presse photographer Marco Longari stood markedly apart. The Italian-born Longari’s pictures from across the Middle East in 2012, from Egypt and the West Bank to Gaza and Syria, were at-once unflinching and authoritative. The unspeakable anguish in the face of a Palestinian mother holding her lifeless daughter, killed in an Israeli air strike; the passion evinced by thousands of Egyptian Christians praying for their ancient homeland; a Syrian man engaged in the most quotidian of tasks — carrying groceries — and yet hunched against a sniper’s bullet that might, at any second, take his life; the deceptively idyllic scene of a boy tending to his horse in Gaza City: in quiet moments and in terrifying, violent environments, Longari made picture after picture this year that mattered.

The Jerusalem-based chief photographer for AFP in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Longari is a graduate of the Istituto Superiore di Fotografia in Rome. In the late 1990s he covered the unrest in Kosovo before moving to Africa, where he served in Nairobi, coordinating the agency’s East African coverage. He chronicled the seemingly endless crisis in Darfur and shot the 2008 Russo-Georgian war. But it was in the Middle East in 2012 that his work transitioned from powerful to indispensable. There is, simply, no way to envision the upheaval across the region in the past year without his work. It is that central to how the world sees (and will remember) this deeply unsettling year.

The 47-year-old Longari recently told TIME that, from his perspective behind the camera, 2012 was “another year of revolutions, protests, violent acts and sheer madness. [It seems] like humanity has lost its bearings, yet again.”

He spent most of his time in Cairo, arriving early in the year, on the first anniversary of the start of the 2011 revolution. There, he was greeted by street violence and chaos.

“It was a sad scene,” he told TIME. “All the energy and the expectations of the young people with whom I shared long days and nights in Tahrir Square the year before, all was being hijacked and taken away, lost in political games. It has been difficult to find images that made sense … that were not simple repetitions of what was done a year before.”

The Egyptian presidential election in May was again, he says, a time of some optimism, with Egyptians voting in large numbers — some of them for the first time in their lives — in a country finally, tentatively experiencing what a real multiparty election can be.

“The shift in the visual landscape,” he notes, “was important, a chance to tell a positive story, whatever the outcome. Fire is still burning under the ashes,” he adds. “People on the streets are still ready and willing to settle scores.”

The West Bank and Gaza, meanwhile, is a story Longari been covering for almost six years. “Crossing the border” into that part of the world, he says, “is shifting into another gear — a different tension, but still a real tension. It’s a landscape I’ve looked at for quite a long time now. I have tools to understand it.”

Incredibly, from a year of countless telling moments, Longari recalls a specific, revelatory instance of professional camaraderie in Gaza that stays with him.

“I was waiting for casualties to arrive at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after an air raid,” he told TIME. “Phone lines with Jerusalem [where his wife and two children live] went dead. It took me some time to compose myself and get back to the routine of doing what I do. But in the faces of the colleagues around me, I recognized what my face must look like every time a bomb or a rocket falls near their families. Photography is compassion — and that scene in Gaza was the most humbling lesson in compassion I’ve experienced in my career.”


TIME’s previous wire photographers of the year:

2010: Pete Muller of the Associated Press
2009: Mauricio Lima of Agence-France Press



Articles | November 2012

Some interesting articles and reviews from the past two months.

Afghan policemen patrol during an operation near the border with Pakistan ©
Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Observer: : The Month in Photography | The Observer New Review’s monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books

Sara Hussein: Tweeting from the front line (AFP blog)

Freelance photographer Phil Moore has been filing great work for AFP from Kivu region in Democratic Republic of Congo (I’ll share links to some of the work later this week)… Was fascinating to read about his experiences working in DRC on the AFP’s Correspondent blog…

Photo © Phil Moore / AFP

Phil Moore: ‘I love you very much, that is why we are here’ | Phil Moore on working in DRC

Robert King on working in Syria…

Photo © Robert King

Vice: The Man Who Was There | Robert King has been covering the FSA so long they named him ‘Haji Memphis’

Why we need war correspondents.

Terry Anderson:  Running Toward Danger | ‘Why the world still needs war correspondents.’

New York Times: Using War as Cover to Target Journalists

WaPo and NYT public editors on ‘controversial’ Gaza photos…

Washington Post: Photo of dead baby in Gaza holds part of the ‘truth’

New York Times: Photo Caption Should Have Been Better. But ‘Orwellian’? No. | NYT’s Public Editor defends Tyler Hicks’s Gaza photo caption.

Not your average war correspondent… crazy story…

Sunil Patel: I Went to Syria to Learn How to Be a Journalist…And Failed Miserably At It While Almost Dying A Bunch of Times (Vice)

“Attack—Eastern Front WWII,” 1941, © Dimitri Baltermants, Russian, born Poland, 1912-1990.

PDN: War Correspondence | ‘This month the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) will open an exhibition that promises to change the way photographs of war are seen, understood and written about.’

FT: War and Peace 

Lightbox: War/Photography by Geoff Dyer

Lightbox: This Means War: A Look at Conflict Photography

Telegraph: The unique advantage of female war reporters in Muslim countries

Wired: HBO’s Witness Goes Inside the Pulse-Pounding World of Conflict Photographers 

Fast Company: HBO’s “Witness” Looks At The World’s Deadliest Places Through The Lens of Photojournalists

Photo © Sara Terry

Lens blog: Coming to Terms With the Legacy of War | The Aftermath Project, Putting Together Its Fifth Book

Wired: War Reporters Train in the Bronx, Complete With Blood, Smoke and Gunfire

Cover photo © Ben Lowy

Forbes: Why Time Magazine Used Instagram To Cover Hurricane Sandy

Kenneth Jarecke: Instagram, the Devil, and You (photographer’s blog)

Kenneth Jarecke: Great Job, You’re Fired (photographer’s blog)

Fast Company: An Intimate Portrait Of Innovation, Risk, And Failure Through Hipstamatic’s Lens

Jon Levy: Foto8 is Leaving Home

Five interesting articles from Guardian’s 80 page supplement ‘Photography Masterclass’ from a week or so ago…

Photo © Antonio Olmos

Antonio Olmos: Street Photography (Guardian) ‘Trust your instincts, be brave and alert to every possibility and wear sensible shoes – all that pavement pounding will pay off eventually …’

Martin Argles: Photojournalism (Guardian) Even as technology advances, the role of the photojournalist will remain the same: to expand our awareness of the world

Suki Dhanda: Portrait photography (Guardian) |A powerful portrait must connect the viewer to the subject. Beyond technique and timing, observation and empathy are vita

Eamonn McCabe: Landscape photography  (Guardian)| Good landscape photography does not require epic surroundings – beauty can be found on your doorstep if your eyes are open to it

Guardian: Photography: an ever-evolving art form | Our photography critic examines the changing landscape of a thriving medium

Petapixel: Photojournalists Reflect on Documenting Obama’s Reelection Campaign

Wired: Photographs Are No Longer Things, They’re Experiences

Business Insider: Photographers Will Soon Be The Most Valuable People In The News Room

Lens blog: An Inside View on Documentary Stories

David Campbell: Thinking Images v.25: The politics of the individual against the white backdrop (David Campbell’s blog)

Guardian: Magnum Revolution – review | ‘Magnum photographers provide a compelling visual record of violent uprising from Budapest 1956 to the Arab spring’

Evening Standard: Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present 

Guardian: Photography: is it art? | | ‘From the earliest days of photography, practitioners took their inspiration from paintings. But as a new exhibition at London’s National Gallery shows, the link went both ways’

Guardian: Light from the Middle East offers a true reflection of a complex region | ‘A new exhibition at London’s V&A offers insights from within cultures that are more often photographed and reported from the outside’

Harlem, New York, 1947 © Henri Cartier-Bresson

Guardian: Henri Cartier-Bresson: who can beat the master of monochrome? | ‘An exciting new London exhibition pits Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for eschewing colour in his photography, against some of the best colour photographers of our time’

ABC News: AP Photographer Walt Zeboski Dies at Age 83

Petapixel: Canadian Photogs Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos

Guardian: Enrique Metinides: photographing the dead for Mexico’s ‘bloody news’

PDN: Photographers on Their Favorite Image from Robert Frank’s The Americans

Lightbox: The Americans List: A Salute to Robert Frank

PDN: 8 Dos and Don’ts for Crowd-Funding Campaigns

PDN: How to Survive and Conquer Portfolio Reviews

MediaStorm Field Guide

ADWeek: Time Moves to Responsive Design

BJP: Kodak releases iPhone app for professional film photographers

BJP: Inaugural Photoreporter festival finances photographers

Forbes: Do Not Trust This Joel Sternfeld Photograph

Photo Brigade: Holiday Photo Gift Guide 2012

Visual Culture Blog: London Photography Map

Guardian: The best photography websites, publications and galleries

Lens blog: An Outsider’s Life in Pictures and Boxes | The Still Unfolding Legend Vivian Maier

© Doug Ricard

Lightbox: Street View and Beyond: Google’s Influence on Photography

Lightbox: From Photography to Film: Stanley Kubrick Enters the Ring

Lightbox: The Bechers on Display at Paris Photo

LA Observed: LA Times wins $266,000 from photographer David Strick

Telegraph:  Portraits of a woman | ‘What makes a portrait of a woman unforgettable? We asked eight leading female photographers to identify their favourite.’

BBC: Photographer Dody Weston Thompson dies aged 89

Art Daily: Phillips de Pury & Company announces highlights from its London November Photographs Auction

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 

Features and Essays | August 2012

Incredible work by Aaron Huey in National Geographic magazine’s August issue…

Photo © Aaron Huey

Aaron Huey: In The Shadow of the Wounded Knee (NGM) ‘ After 150 years of broken promises, the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are nurturing their tribal customs, language, and beliefs. A rare, intimate portrait shows their resilience in the face of hardship’ | Huey on ‘Photographing, and Listening to, the Lakota’ on the Lens blog with some frames not on the NGM edit, here.

Stephanie Sinclair from Yemen in NGM September…

Photo © Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair: Yemen: Days of Reckoning (NGM) ‘The ancients praised Yemen for its beauty and stability. Today the nation is close to becoming a failed state.’

Magnum’s Alex Webb shot East London for NatGeo’s August issue to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics…

Photo © Alex Webb

Alex Webb: East London (NGM) ‘The “other London”—gritty, gratified, but with a rising cool index—gets ready for its close-up as the venue of the Summer Olympics’

Syria.

Reuters’ Goran Tomasevic has been doing strong work in Syria during the last two weeks. One of his photos from Monday reminded me an old Nachtwey frame… You can see the Side by Side here.. The below one is from last Sunday and ran on the cover of the NYT and IHT…

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Goran Tomasevic: The Battle for Aleppo (Reuters)

Two, slightly more viewer friendly, galleries of Tomasevic’s Syria work on the Guardian and Telegraph websites…

Goran Tomasevic: Syria’s Civil War (Guardian)

Goran Tomasevic: Aleppo (Telegraph)

Nicole Tung’s Aleppo series on Lightbox beginning of last week….I and Olivier Laurent interviewed Tung yesterday about working in Syria and Aleppo specifically. You can read the interview here.

Photo © Nicole Tung

Nicole Tung: A Syrian Tragedy: One Family’s Horror (Lightbox)

Nicole Tung: The Battle for Aleppo (Global Post)

Laurent van der Stockt: The Battle for Aleppo (Reportage)

Ayman Oghanna: Aleppo (Telegraph)

Kate Brooks: The Other Side of Syria’s Civil War (Foreign Policy)

Espen Rasmussen: Syria’s Suffering (Panos)

Giulio Piscitelli: Heavy Fighting Near Homs, Syria (NYT)

Ricardo Garcia Vilanova: In a Rebellious Part of Syria, a Makeshift Hospital (NYT)

Yuri Kozyrev: The Syrian Arms Race (Lightbox)

Elsewhere in the Middle East.

Oded Balilty: The Ultra-Holy City: Photographs by Oded Balilty (Lightbox)

Olivia Arthur: The Secret World of Saudi Women (Newsweek)

Laura El-Tantawy: The Veil (VII Mentor)

Adam Ferguson: Egypt’s Runoff Election (VII)

 Donald Weber: War is Good* (Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund)

Brigitte Lacombe: Hey’Ya (Nowness)

Afghanistan.

Photo © Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Lucas Jackson: Afghanistan (Reuters)

Andrea Bruce: For a Female Boxer from Afghanistan, An Olympic Journey Ends (Lightbox)

Gloriann Liu: Victims of War in Afghanistan (NYT Lens)

Sean Power: 40 Commando (Auto de Fe)

South Sudan.

Photo © Cedric Gerbehaye

New Yorker (photos by Cedric Gerbehaye and Dominic Nahr): South Sudan (New Yorker) audio slideshow

Fabio Bucciarelli: South Sudan One Year On (Guardian)

Shannon Jensen: South Sudan Refugees (Guardian)

Christian Als: South Sudan’s Birth Pains (Panos)

Somalia.

Photo © Dominic Nahr

Dominic Nahr: Somalia in Transition (Lightbox)

Dominic Nahr: Mothers risk lives during childbirth in Somalia (CNN)

Goran Tomasevic: Life in Mogadishu as Somalia’s capital slowly recovers from war (Guardian)

Susan Schulman: Mogadishu’s Transition to Peace (Reportage)

Phil Moore: Fragile peace bolsters Somali Olympic hopes (Al Jazeera)

Elsewhere in the continent of Africa.

Photo © Yann Gross

Yann Gross: Uganda’s Skateboarding Scene (NYT Magazine)

Benjamin Lowy: Scenes from the Libyan Election (Slate)

Ivor Prickett: Deadly Motherhood (Panos) Sierra Leone

Marco Gualazzini: Militias Zealous to Oust Islamists in Mali (NYT)

Lynsey Addario: Malians Flee as Extremists Tighten Their Grip (NYT)

Lynsey Addario: Zimbabwe’s Black Farmers Faring Better After Land Upheavals (NYT)

Lynsey Addario: In Zimbabwe’s Bounty, a Political Chip (NYT)

Phil Moore: Kenya’s Maasai Women (Al Jazeera)

Photo © Phil Moore

Phil Moore: Congo (Denver Post)

Phil Moore: Goma (NCB News) Defending Goma (Al Jazeera)

Michael Christopher Brown: DRC with iPhone (Lightbox)

Nicki Sobecki: Using Small Loans to Generate Big Profits (WSJ)

North America.

Photo © Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario: Hope in the Wreckage (NYT Magazine) Mississippi health care

Photo © Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks: Civil Rights Images (NYT Lens)

Walker Evans: American Photographs (Lightbox)

John Moore: Healing wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center (NBC News)

Todd Heisler: Brooklyn Basketball (NYT)

Don Usner: Chimayo, New Mexico (New Yorker)

Lucy Nicholson: Inside San Quentin Prison (Reuters)

Photo © Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller: Portraits of the 2012 U.S. Olympians (Lightbox)

Jim Naughten: The Way We Were: 1948 London Olympians Look Back (Lightbox)

Damon Winter: Their Golden Years (NYT) Some of the athletes who represented the United States at the 1948 London Games.

Carolyn Drake: Camp Karolyi: An Enduring Legacy for U.S. Olympic Gymnasts (Lightbox)

Photo © Erin Trieb

Erin Trieb: The Homecoming Project (Lightbox)

Brenda Ann Kenneally: The Boy From Troy (Lightbox)

Zoe Strauss: Postville, Iowa (NYT Magazine)

Carsten Peter: Chasing Lightning (NGM)

Bieke Depoorter: I Am About to Call It a Day (burn)

Lucas Oleniuk: Detroit Is On Fire (zReportage)

Photo © Antonio Bolfo

Antonio Bolfo: The Birthplace of Obama the Politician (NYT Magazine)

Zachary Canepari: T-Rex: The youngest female Olympic boxer (CNN)

Pete Muller: Machine Gun Americana (Photographer’s website)

Wayne Lawrence: Orchard Beach, Bronx (NYT)

Edward Keating: To Have and to Hold: Gay Marriages in New York City Begin (Lightbox)

Ben Lowy: Meet the Tweeters (Fast Company)

Dan Winters: Last Launch (Lightbox) U.S. Space Program

Katie Orlinsky: The Last-Minute Photographer by City Hall (NYT)

Dona Schwarz: Pre- and Post-Child Parents (NYT Lens)

Aaron Vincent Elkaim: Fort McKay (NYT Lens)

Ben Stechschulte: Dude, Where’s My Windshield? (NYT Magazine)

Gail Albert Halaban: Many Windows on Private Lives (NYT Lens)

Europe.

Photo © Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky

Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky: Home of the Roma Kings (NGM) In a Romanian farm town, once itinerant traders have struck it rich, replacing caravans with mansions.

Stephanie Sinclair: Roma – Failing Another Generation (VII)

Zalmai: Walking in Quicksand (Magnum Foundation) Afghans in Greece

Daniel Etter: Greece’s Porous Border, a Back Door to Europe (NYT)

Maciek Nabrdalik: Slavutich (VII)

Amanda Rivkin: Prague Stag Nights (VII Mentor)

Jost Franko: Shepherds (VII Mentor)

Maja Daniels: Into Oblivion (Lightbox)

Chiara Tocci: Life after Zog and Other Stories (Firecracker)

Marcus Bleasdale: The Survivors of Utøya (Photographer’s Vimeo)

Eivind H Natvig: You Are Here (Foto8)

Titus Simoens: Blue, See (Foto8)

Scott Mitchell: Bradley Wiggins: the Sky’s the limit (Guardian)

Camille Seaman: The Last Iceberg (NYT Lens)

Caucasus.

Photo © Petrut Calinescu

Petrut Calinescu: Black Sea Region (NYT Lens)

Yuri Kozyrev: The Wrestlers of Chechnya (Lightbox)

Yuri Kozyrev: Paradise Lost: 20 Years of Independence in Abkhazia (Lightbox)

Anastasia Taylor-Lind: The National Womb: Baby Boom in Nagorno Karabakh (burn)

Central, East, and Southeast Asia.

Photo © Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita: Tibet’s Golden “Worm” (NGM) ‘A medicinal fungus highly prized in China is fueling a boom on the Tibetan Plateau.’

James Nachtwey: The Gold Standard:  China’s Female Weight Lifters (Lightbox)

Davide Monteleone: Change in the Gobi: Mongolia’s Economic Boom (Lightbox)

Gilles Sabrie:  Boom Times in Mongolia (NYT)

Lisa Wiltse: Charcoal Kids (Auto De Fe)

Bjorn Bergman: Welcome to North Korea! (zReportage)

Brian Cassey: Life in a Coffin : Hong Kong (Fotostrada)

Photo © Ian Teh

Ian Teh: The Burmese Spring (New Yorker)

Thierry Falise: Burma (Le Monde)

Damir Sagolj: Images of hope in Myanmar (Reuters)

Indian Subcontinent.

Stanley Greene: The Maoist Rebel Insurrection in India (Noor)

Laura El-Tantawy: I’ll Die for You: Suicide in Rural India (VII Mentor)

Yannik Willing: Before Tomorrow: Tourism in Post-War Sri Lanka (New Yorker)

Gazi Nafis Ahmed: Inner Face (VII Mentor)

Central and Latin America.

Photo © Mads Nissen

Mads Nissen: At the Mercy of the Militias (Panos) Colombia

Photo © Tomas Munita

Tomas Munita: A Young Olympian: Diver Carolina Mendoza’s Path to London (Lightbox)

Alejandro Chaskielberg: Remnants of Dutch sugar factories (CNN)

Theo Stroomer: The Resource Curse of Mining in Bolivia (CNN)

Alexandre Meneghini: Lucha Libre (Guardian)

Brigitte Grigner: Ayste, Patagonia (New Yorker)

U.K.

Catherine Teya, originally from Central African Republic.
Photo © Anastasia Taylor-Lind

The Photographers’ Gallery: The World in London | “The World in London presents portraits of Londoners by British and international photographers taken from 2009 – 2012. Each portrait shows a person or people from one of the 204 nations taking part in the London 2012 Games, accompanied by individual stories.” | on Guardian website.

Simon Roberts was documenting the London 2012 Olympics for the Financial Times Magazine…

Photo © Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts: Olympics part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 (FT Magazine)

Zed Nelson Hackney project on the Lens blog… Worth another look as includes larger edit with photos I for one hadn’t seen elsewhere.

Zed Nelson: In the Olympics’ Shadow, a Tale of Two Cities (NYT Lens)

George Georgiou: The Big Smoke by Bus (Lightbox) George Georgiou photographs London

Dan Chung: London 2012 with a smartphone (Guardian)

Tom Jenkins: London 2012: Olympic Highlights (Guardian)

Mark Makela: London Calling (zReportage)

Seamus Murphy: “Went the Games Well?” (New Yorker) Olympics

Photo © Sophie Gerrard

Sophie Gerrard: The Dunes (Independent)

Gareth Phillips: Cross Channel Swimmers (Reportage)

Jocelyn Bain Hogg: Olympic London: Follow the Crowd (New Yorker)

Manuel Vazquez: BBC’s Bush House (BBC)

Adam Patterson: Twisted Nostalgia: Life After The Troubles (Lightbox)

Keith Wilson: Highs and lows: Behind the scenes with the Red Arrows (BBC)

Kieran Dodds: The Clan (Panos)

Photo © Chris Hoare

Chris Hoare: Dreamers (Issuu)  Bristol’s hip-hop scene

Gesche Würfel: Go For Gold! (Foto8) The transformation of London’s landscape in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

To finish off… Olympic photographer vs. lens cap

Side by Side | Sniper taking aim from within a home by Nachtwey, Bosnia 1993, and Tomasevic, Syria 2012

Goran Tomasevic of Reuters has been doing amazing work in Aleppo, Syria during the past week. One of his photos from yesterday showing a FSA sniper taking a position inside a living room reminded me of a James Nachtwey frame from Bosnia, which has a sniper inside a bedroom.

Left: 1993. article writing submission . Mostar James Nachtwey
Right: 2012. directory submission . Aleppo Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Tomasevic also shot the above FSA sniper right up close (see for instance, here) and most websites seemed to go with that, but I actually prefer this wide version published in today’s International Herald Tribune (Europe edition).

Sunday 27 March 2011

Paolo Pellegrin’s Libya Exodus work previously published in The New York Times Magazine, now on Magnum Photos website…the good news is, there are  loads more frames…24 instead of just 10…and based on quick check, the NYT Mag slideshow had some frames that aren’t on Magnum feature, so there’s actually more than 14 previously unseen shots in this…

His tilt is so recognisable, don’t you think?

Features and Essays – Paolo Pellegrin: Scenes from Libyan Exodus (Magnum Photos: March 2011)

Kozyrev’s Libya work now on Lightbox…Some of the strongest work I’ve seen come out of the country…

Features and Essays – Yuri Kozyrev: Dispatch from Libya (TIME Lightbox: March 2011)

Panos Pictures coverage….”Panos photographers William Daniels, Fredrik Naumann, Jeroen Oerlemans, Sven Torfinn and Mads Nissen have covered the ongoing crisis in and around Libya”…

Features and Essays – Various Photographers: The Battle of Libya (Panos: March 2011)

Features and Essays –  Thomas Dworzak: Postcard from Libya (New Yorker: March 2011)

Do also make sure to head over to Lightbox to see Christopher Morris’ updated Libya gallery

Photo; Anja Niedringhaus/Associated Press

Features and Essays – NYT: Battle of Libya (NYT: March 2011)

From Vanity Fair….Pellegrin’s ‘heir’ – at least when it comes to tilting – Moises Saman…

Features and Essays – Moises Saman: Inside Qaddafi’s Libya (VF: March 2011)

Interviews Moises Saman (VF: March 2011)

Interviews Goran Tomasevic (NYT Lens: March 2011) Thirty Days on the Ground in Libya: Goran Tomasevic’s Extraordinary Month, in Pictures

Interviews John Moore (PBS: March 2011) Photographer Reflects on ‘Epic’ Libya Battles, Revolution in the Arab World

Articles – TIME: The Backstory: First Person: A Single Frame from the Conclusion of the Allied Air Strike on Libya by Anja Niedringhaus (TIME: March 2011)

Some talk over at David Campbell’s blog about lack of multimedia from some of the otherwise recently well covered countries…

Articles – David Campbell: Missing multimedia: where are the stories from Egypt, Japan, and Libya? (DC blog: March 2011)

Related…

Articles – Fred Ritchin: The Meta-Newspaper (After Photography blog: March 2011)

Guardian’s Ghaith Abdul-Ahad spent 2 weeks in 1 of Gadhafi’s dungeons (via @marcusbleasdale)

Articles -Ghaith Abdul-Ahad:  Inside Gaddafi’s brutal prison (Guardian: March 2011) While reporting the war in western Libya, award-winning Guardian correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad was seized by Gaddafi’s militia. Here he describes two weeks inside the regime’s brutal prison system

Interviews Q. Sakamaki on working in Cairo (The Villager: March 2011) “East Village photog survived Egypt beating, interrogations”

Interviews – John D McHugh on covering protests in Bahrain (BBC: March 2011)

Features and Essays – John Moore: Three Revolutions, One Photographer (Life.com: March 2011)

Mads Nissen’s World Press Photo prize winning series now on Panos website… Such a touching series..

Features and Essays – Mads Nissen: In the Name of Victoria (Panos: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Toshiki Senoue: The aftermath in Japan (FT Magazine: March 2011)

Features and Essays – NYT: Photos of Japan After Afterquake (NYT: March 2011)

Articles – Andrew Burton: Regarding Parachute Journalism (Photographer’s blog: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Justin Maxon: Transition to Spring (TIME LB: March 2011)

London saw huge protests against the government’s planned public service cuts yesterday. Nearly half a million people were reported to have attended the march through London and the rally in Hyde Park.

Guardian slideshow… some nice frames… don’t like the frame 7 though, with wide angle distortion…

Features and Essays – Guardian: Thousands march against spending cuts (Guardian: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Kadir van Lohuizen: Last Americans in Iraq (WP: March 2011)

Awards – The Bayeux Calvados Awards for War Correspondents is calling for entries for its annual contest (BJP: March 2011)

Grants Eugene Smith Fund : Deadline 31 May 2011

Competitions – AOP Awards

Articles – BJP: BJP supports crowdfunding via Emphas.is (BJP: March 2011

Articles – Getty Images blog: Edwin Koo captures daily life in Pakistan’s Swat Valley (Getty blog: March 2011)

Articles – Reuters blog: Lucas Jackson: An arctic adventure (Reuters blog: March 2011)

Articles – Verve: Ben Roberts (Verve Photo: March 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: Jim Lo Scalzo (Guardian: March 2011)

! Blogs  – NYT Lens Blog:  Digital Subscription Plan Begins March 28

Interviews Bruce Davidson (Walesonline.co.uk: March 2011)

InterviewsYvonne Venegas (BJP: March 2011)

Interviews Amnon Gutman (e-photoreview: March 2011)

Events – Format Festival : Derby : ‘On the Concrete’ talk by Tom Wood : Venue: QUAD : 1 April : 18:30 – 20:30 : £10

Events – BJP and The Photographers’ Gallery’s social night is back at Barrio Central in London on Monday 28 March.

I noticed that The New York Times Magazine had an article about a young female football  player – or as NYT Mag called her, a soccer player – and the stills were taken by Ben Lowy and Nadav Kander… There was a video to go along the piece, shot by photographer Jason Arthurs…

PhotographersJason Arthurs

PhotographersLindsay Blatt

PhotographersDavid Ellison

Photographers – Kristian Leven

The good people at duckrabbit are organising a workshop in Devon (southwest of England)  in May….

Workshops The Hinterlands Workshop by duckrabbit : 20-25 May 2011 : Devon, UK : “The Hinterlands photofilm workshop. It’s a chance to really get to grips with the art of photofilm production, whilst at the same time hanging out with some top people.” You can read about the workshop on BJP, here.

Movies The Death of Kevin Carter

Prizes – Tessa Bunney wins “Best Overall Portfolio Prize” at Format Festival (foto8: March 2011)

! Equipment – My London based friend Conor O’Leary is selling his Canon EF24-70/2.8L. He is asking £700. I know it’s in excellent condition. Should be a great deal. If you are interested, you can get in touch with Conor by emailing him at [email protected]

And an end note… The blog just passed 600,000 all-time views earlier this week. Nice to know people find my one-man operation useful. Thank you for visiting!