Tag Archives: Great Photography

Tearsheet of the Day | Robin Hammond’s Condemned in The Sunday Times Magazine

Finally got around to reading last weekend’s The Sunday Times Magazine. Robin Hammond’s Condemned project, which documents the treatment of mentally ill in different parts of Africa, is featured prominently in the magazine’s Spectrum section, which showcases great photography. Condemned is shown on the cover and two spreads under the title ‘Lost Souls – The brutal treatment of the mentally in Africa’. The project, which was recently exhibited at Visa pour l’image festival, has its dedicated website at condemned-africa.com.

The Sunday Times Magazine, September 23, 2012.
Photo © Robin Hammond

The Sunday Times Magazine, September 23, 2012.
Photos © Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond is a New Zealand born photographer based in South Africa. He is represented by Panos Pictures.

Tearsheet of The Day | 26 June 2012

Newsweek posted Andrea Gjestvang’s portraits of survivors of the 2011 Norway attacks yesterday on their website. The series is printed in the latest Newsweek Int’l (2-8 July 2012 issue) which I received through the door this morning.

It’s interesting to note that all the text is by photographer Gjestvang herself. I’ve noticed Newsweek print  photo essays quite regularly just with the photographer’s, usually rather short, text and no other reporting (What text you see in the tearsheet below, is more than average I’d say). I don’t remember seeing any photo features for instance in Time magazine that wouldn’t have text by a reporter. That being said, it would appear all of these features in Newsweek have been bought rather than assigned. In any case, I think it’s terrific Newsweek print these stories. I love good reporting and great photography combined, which especially Time do so well,  but it’s nice if there are outlets for photo-led pieces also in these major current affairs publications. And if there’s little text to such photo heavy pieces, it’s actually great to get the first hand account to the images by the photographer him/herself.

In a recent interview with B&H’s Insights blog, Gjestvang briefly mentioned this project and said it was the first time she was working in 5×4. The photos seen here are part of a larger project to be published as a book later this year.

Newsweek (Int’l ed) 2-8 July 2012 issue. Pages 30-31. Photos © Andrea Gjestvang

Newsweek (Int’l ed) 2-8 July 2012 issue. Pages 32-33. Photos © Andrea Gjestvang

Newsweek (Int’l ed) 2-8 July 2012 issue. Pages 34-35. Photos © Andrea Gjestvang

Andrea Gjestvang (b. 1981, Norway) is a Norwegian photographer based between Oslo and Berlin. In 2010, she took part in the Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2012, Gjestvang was chosen in the PDN30. She is represented by Moment Agency.

All-new issue of Lens Culture online now — global photography & photobook reviews

As we enter our 9th year of Lens Culture, we’re releasing our largest issue to date. And more will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Discover great photography and new photobooks touching on an incredibly diverse variety of themes, styles and cultures. Included in this issue, so far:

• On the foggy fringes of explosive growth in China
• A photo diary of a manic road trip around Iceland
• Re-enactment of a real serial murder by teenage Americans
• Centuries of imperialism and war in Afghanistan
• Modern day street photography in Paris
• Steaming mountains of garbage recycled in Phnom Penh
• Dying traditions in Transylvania
• Academic research about Francesca Woodman in Rome
• Grappling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Extended family-based organized crime in London
• Overstepping the boundaries of appropriation
• A (photo) graphic novel with no linear narrative
• Celebration of supersaturated color and personal whimsy
• Duane Michals photographs Magritte
• Photographic philosophical musings on personal identity post 9/11
• An overview of contemporary Iranian photography
• A reprint of a classic book about sexual identity in 1950s’ Paris
• History of Kodak Girl advertising campaigns
• Up-close photographs of criminal interrogations in the Ukraine

We hope you enjoy this new issue. Be sure to tell all of your friends, too, okay?

email-may-2012-final.jpg

SUPPORT LENS CULTURE
If you purchase photobooks (or anything, really) via Amazon, Lens Culture will earn a small commission if you start your shopping with this link:

amazonpic.jpg
Thanks!

Happy Birthday, LightBox: A Year of Great Photography

In its first year, TIME’s photography blog, LightBox, has published well over 500 posts—an average of ten a week. We hope that the strength of LightBox has not only been evident in the quality of the work but also in the variety of photography showcased.

The site’s intent was established from the first post, a multimedia piece about Eugene Richards’ eloquent and moving War is Personal. Original essays by TIME’s contract photographers, most notably James Nachtwey in Japan and Yuri Kozyrev in Libya, set the bar for LightBox in its first weeks—and for photojournalism in general—in an unprecedented year of extraordinary consequence.

Alongside the work of art world luminaries including Rineke Dijkstra and Cindy Sherman was an essay on poverty by Joakim Eskildsen, which continued the tradition of publishing original work, commissioned for TIME, on the site. The eclectic mix of photography published on LightBox has ranged from rediscovered buried treasures (like the work of Joseph Szabo and Stephane Sednaoui) to stories supporting the work of young photographers, through pieces on the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund and profiles of photographers like Justin Maxon and Krisanne Johnson, as well the Next Generation photo contest. Alongside the work of professionals both young and old, there was work by amateur practitioners—an astronaut photographer, an accountant photographer of the homeless and the wonderful photographic memories of 1960s pre-Gaddafi Libya by Jehad Nga’s father. There have been the crowd-pleasing, unpublished photos of Johnny Cash and creative galleries edited from the wires, including Two Takes and Surprising Photos. And, of course, there was the daunting undertaking of 365: A Year in Photographs.

In the gallery above, some of TIME’s photo editors reflect on a year of tremendous images and recommend posts that are worth a second look. We’ll also be highlighting selections from more of the staff behind LightBox throughout the day on our Tumblr blog. We welcome suggestions from our readers as well, either in the comments below or on Twitter.

From all of us at LightBox, thanks for being a part of our beginning—and here’s to another year of great photography!

LightBox’s Top 10 Posts of 2011

After an epic news year, it’s hard to believe that LightBox is less than a year old. Since the New Year is a fitting time for resolutions and self-assessments, we wanted to look back at which posts our readers viewed the most in 2011.

We began LightBox with the idea of engaging readers in a dialogue about the culture of photography and educating people on how images are made. Herewith, a countdown of our most popular posts.

Please let us know what you’d like to see more of in 2012. We thank you for visiting the blog and look forward to your continued support in the New Year. Our resolution is to bring you even more great photography in 2012, and continue to inspire and inform you each day.

Cheers,

The Editors of LightBox

PS: Look out for a special New Year’s Eve post that will go live at midnight!

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Features and Essays

Newsweek printed a selection of Tim Hetherington’s final images last week in their July 25, issue…. (You can see the tear sheets here )…and on Monday they also put some of the photos online…

Tim Hetherington: Witness to War (Newsweek: July 2011) Libya

TIME magazine published their summer double issue last Friday. Issue is filled with great photography, including work by Nga, Nahr, Kozyrev, and Addario…

Nahr has the August 1-8 double issue cover of TIME Europe,Asia&South Pacific,which run Islam theme. U.S. edition has ‘Chore Wars’ on cover, which some of the magazine’s US readers might see as dumbing down…(see the covers bigger here)…

Reminded me of when Newsweek did this back in 2006…

Lightbox has some of the summer issue photos online…Addario from Saudi Arabia…

Lynsey Addario: Travels Through Islam: In Pursuit of Romance (TIME LB: July 2011)

Nahr has been travelling through Sahara…

Dominic Nahr: Travels Through Islam, The Sands and Waters of Time (TIME LB: July 2011)

Nga reports from Dadaab…

Jehad Nga: Haven and Hell: The World’s Largest Refugee Camp (TIME LB: July 2011)

Robin Hammond: Hunger Stalks the Horn (Panos: July 2011) Saw the above photo, from a MSF feeding center in Dadaab, being used by Save The Children in their emergency appeal…printed at least in today’s Guardian…see here

Fascinating North Korea series on MSNBC by David Guttenfelder…large edit too…

David Guttenfelder: Journey into North Korea (MSNBC: July 2011)

Moises Saman went to Syria a week ago as the first western photographer to Hama for the New York Times…You can see 22 frames from the assignment on Magnum website…

Moises Saman: Syrian Dissidents (Magnum: July 2011) Interview on Lens blog

Ed Ou has been to Iraq for the International Red Cross…

Ed Ou: This is Iraq (Reportage by Getty Images: July 2011)

Lynsey Addario: South Sudan (VII Network: July 2011)

Adam Ferguson on VII Magazine…

Adam Ferguson: War is Boring (VII Magazine: July 2011)

Larger edit of Charles Ommanney’s series on Petraeus published on Newsweek last week, is available on Reportage site…

Charles Ommanney: Change of Command (Reportage by Getty Images: July 2011)

From this week’s Newsweek…

Ben Lowy: India’s Near Abroad (Newsweek: July 2011)

Pieter Hugo: Electronic Wasteland (Newsweek: July 2011)

Bryan Denton has left Libya again…the below was his last set of photos from the country for NYT…

Bryan Denton: Lack of Coordination Hampers Libya’s Rebels (NYT: July 2011)

Forgot to post this last week…Brent Stirton’s work in NGM August….

Brent Stirton: Malapa Fossils (NGM: August 2011)

Trevor Snapp: Sudan’s Nuba People Flee Attacks (Global Post: July 2011) More on Snapp’s archive

Alixandra Fazzina: Pakistan’s Climate Refugees (NOOR: July 2011)

Eric Bouvet: Shousha Refugee Camp (VII Network: July 2011)

Quite remarkable…

Jošt Franko : The Young Slovenian (TIME LB: July 2011)

Mark Redondo: New Threat on the Way North (WSJ: July 2011)

Michela Pandolfi: Morocco’s First Female Taxi Drive (Parallero Zero: July 2011)

David Degner: Cairo’s Permanent Revolution (Bagnewsnotes: July 2011) text by Alia Malek

David Gray: A Day at the Devon County Show (Foto8: July 2011)

Sarah Rice: A Place Apart (Blurb: 2011)

Interviews

PDN have put up a great series of interviews called Heroes&Mentors…

Don McCullin interview by Eugene Richards (PDN: July 2011)

Stephen Shore  interviewed by Gregory Crewdson (PDN: July 2011)

Eli Reed interviewed by Wayne Lawrence  (PDN: July 2011)

Tina Barney interview by Gillian Laub (PDN: July 2011)

Do check this out…

Peter Bouckaert/Human Rights Watch talks about lost Libyan picture archive he discovered with Tim Hetherington (Guardian: July 2011)

Micha Bar- Am (Haaretz: July 2011)

Pieter Hugo : Permanent Error (PDN: July 2011)

Chris Boot (La Lettre: July 2011)

BBC journalists reflect on the nature of war reporting (Frontline Club: July 2011)

Adam Dean and Jake Price (Vimeo: 2011)

Michael P. King (NPPA Visual Student blog: June 2011)

Daniel Cuthbert (10and5.com: July 2011)

Articles

Gilraj Singh: In The Face of Famine (Reuters photo blog: July 2011)

Related…

Guardian: Consciences awakened by the camera (Guardian: July 2011) Debates about the ethics of famine photography miss the point. By seeing pictures of suffering, we are spurred into action

David Campbell: Thinking Images v.15: Syria, social media and photojournalism (DC blog: July 2011)

Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: Behrouz Mehri (Guardian: July 2011)

Penny De Los Santos: A Tribute to My Mentor at National Geographic, Susan Smith (Photographer’s blog: July 2011)

Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade (PhotoIreland Festival: July 2011)

John Stanmeyer: The Soundtrack of Assignments (Photographer’s blog: July 2011)

James Hill: Artist? Journalist? Vestige? (NYT Lens: July 2011) Arles 2011

Lisa Pritchard: Ask an Agent : Writing a photography brief and clarifies a usage condundrum (LPA blog: July 2011)

Guardian: Nan Goldin’s Best Shots (Guardian: July 2011)

NYT: Georgia Frees 4 Photographers Held as Spies for Russia (NYT: July 2011)

Amateur Photographer: Icons of Photography: D Day Landing by Robert Capa (Amateur Photographer: March 2011)

David Burnett: Adieux My Flying Friends (Photographer’s blog: July 2011)

BJP: The V&A Museum in London is going to open a new permanent photography gallery (BJP: July 2011)

BJP: Higher state: Photography apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional degrees (BJP: July 2011)

A Photo Editor: Cold Calling (APE: July 2011)

Chris Floyd: One hundred and forty characters (Photographer’s blog: July 2011)

Verve: Ian Martin (Verve Photo: July 2011)

Videos

Do watch this if you haven’t already…Team of photographers hit the streets of London in June as part of the The London Street Photography Festival to test the policing of public and private space by security firms and their reaction to photographers…

London Street Photography: Stand Your Ground (Youtube: 2011)

Zachary Canepari and Drea Cooper: Aquadettes (Panos: July 2011)

Finding Vivian Mayer trailer

Awards and Compeitions

Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2011

Picture the Difference : Photo competition raising money for Action Aid

Creative Review Photography Annual 2011

Resources

Photography and International Conflict : Resources on documentation of wars, conflicts and human rights issues (via @davidc7)

Photographers 

Nichole Sobecki

Laura Lean

Juho Kuva

Penny De Los Santos

Festivals

Who’s gonna come to Perpignan? I’m gonna be there from Sunday 28 August…

photo: Yuri Kozyrev

Teaser of Visa Pour l’Image 2011 on the festival’s website….

Agencies and Organisations

World Press Photo launched a new website

Noor newsletter July 2011

EventsHere Press Book Launch  Party : Seba Kurtis: Drowned : Cafe Oto, London : 8 August

Exhibtions 

Press Photographer’s Year 2011 exhibition open National Theatre London

To finish off…

Would you work for free? An illustrator responds… (via @Russian_Photos)

Sunday 29 May 2011

I’ve had the pleasure to announce some new supporters for my blog during the last two weeks, and very happy to announce yet another one…Photo Raw magazine…check out the right-hand side bar…Photo Raw is a  quarterly magazine edicated to the best photojournalism and documentary photography out there…published in Finland but printed in English…I think PJ Links and Photo Raw make a great match.  Their new issue will be out first week of June with features by Paolo Pellegrin, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Natan Dvir et al….

This week’s round-up…

Features and Essays

I forgot to post links last week to these two great essays from National Geographic Magazine’s June issue…

Stephanie Sinclair has continued her project on child brides…

Stephanie Sinclair: Too Young To Wed (NGM: June 2011) The secret world of child brides

Greg Girard: Can China Go Green ? (NGM: June 2011) No other country is investing so heavily in clean energy. But no other country burns as much coal to fuel its economy.

Stephanie Sinclair also has some work in the New York Times Magazine this week… Living on the Europe side of the pond,  I’ve never actually held NYT Mag in my hand, but I saw a place in Soho the other day, where they stock Sunday’s NYT.. Think I’m gonna go and pick up a copy…Always so great photography in there…

Stephanie Sinclair: A Mind of Their Own (NYT Mag: May 2011) Conjoined twins | article

There’s a link to a great Bryan Denton interview later in the post… but since I realised I never posted the link to his last story from Libya… here it is now…

Bryan Denton:  In Misurata, Fallen Qaddafi Soldiers Receive Respect (NYT: May 2011)

Christian Als: Bunkering Down in Benghazi (Panos: May 2011)

Richard Mosse: Congo (Guardian: May 2011)

Edward Keating: A Town Lost in the Wreckage (TIME LB: May 2011) The wreckage left by the Force 5 tornado in Joplin, Mo. | Keating’s website

Laura El-Tantawy: In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt (burn: May 2011)

Brilliant…

Elin Høyland: The Brothers (Guardian: May 2011)

Ed Wray: The Masked Monkeys of Indonesia (TIME LB: May 2011)

Nicole Bengiveno: Coming Out (NYT: May 2011)

Benjamin Rusnak:  23º, Far from Paradise (Burn: May 2011)

Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday was on Tueday. Photographer Elliott Landy spoke to TIME Lightbox about the photos he made of his good friend…

Elliott Landy: Bob Dylan at Home (TIME LB: May 2011)

Petrut Calinescu: The Black Sea (Panos Pictures: May 2011)

NYT Lens blog featured Espen Rasmussen’s book In Transit. One of the pictures from the book is the below frame of a Rohingya fisherman in Bangladesh…I remember reading an interview with Rasmussen in BJP last year, when he still had the Rohingya pictures converted in black and white and mentioned he might convert them back to colour…

“He shot thousands of digital images, editing them down to a story of just 32 shots, then converting them to black-and-white and adding text and captions.”[ …} Rasmussen often writes his own stories and, although he also enjoys working with journalists, says it’s his favourite approach. After all, he points out, the most important thing is the story, and he’s in a good position to tell it both in images and words. “I let people talk and show their daily struggle through interviews and pictures,” he says. “I don’t search for the obvious drama, I try to describe daily life.” In fact, he’s considering turning the images back into colour, concerned that the sheer beauty of the monochrome versions detracts from the Rohingya’s plight.”.

Looks like he has done…See comparison here.

Espen Rasmussen: In Transit (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Sebastian Liste: The Chocolate Factory (NPR: May 2011)

Rob Rusling: A Street in Clitheroe (Foto8: May 2011) Rusling’s website

Brandon Tauszik: Pray for Mercy (Photographer’s website: 2010)

Anton Hammerl’s final photos from Libya…

Anton Hammerl: Witness to War (Foreign Policy: May 2011)

Apparently this has been published as a 500 page coffee table book…

Venetia Dearden: Mulberry (VII Network: May 2011)

Alec Levac: Israel, With a Knowing Wink (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Interviews

Must read!

Bryan Denton (NYT Lens: May 2011)

50 years ago, a young Bruce Davidson set out to document a bus ride down south – The Freedom Riders on LightBox…

Bruce Davidson (TIME LB: May 2011)

Richard Mosse (Conscientious: May 2011)

Guy Martin (Daily Telegraph: May 2011)

David LaChapelle (NYT: May 2011)

Ben Lowy (e-Photoreview: May 2011)

Anna Skladmann (BJP: May 2011)

Laura El-Tantawy (BJP: May 2011)

Brian Ulrich (Featureshoot: 2008)

Raymond Depardon (ASX)

Articles

PDN: Hetherington Memorialized by Family, Colleagues and Subjects (PDN: May 2011)

Vanity Fair: Remembering Tim Hetherington (VF: May 2011)

Excellent article on the Lens blog by NYT staff photographer Stephen Crowley…

photo: Pete Souza

Stephen Crowley: Whose Eye? What Beholder? (NYT Lens: May 2011) The problem of D.C. photo coverage goes well beyond restagings

Related…

Alex Garcia: When Photojournalists Become Visual Stenographers (Chicago Tribune Assignment Chicago blog: May 2011)

BJP: Donald Weber is funding his new book, Interrogations, with limited edition prints and books (BJP: May 2011)

BJP: Convergence between still and moving images? We speak to 6 photographers who made the jump (BJP: May 2011)

Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Mario Tama (Guardian: May 2011)

PDN: Time to quit using Twitpic?  (PDN: May 2011)

PDN: Celeb photo agency in Twipic deal has no relationship with (or obligation to) owners of the images it will license (PDN: May 2011)

BJP has taken a look at what this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles is going to be like…

Festivals – BJP: Arles 2011 (BJP: May 2011)

Festivals – PDN: LOOK3 Preview : Goldin, Kratochvil, Vitali headline festival curated by Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode (PDN: May 2011)

Workshops Eddie Adams Workshop deadline extended to June 3

Get your work in front of Charlotte Cotton or Monica Allende in BJP’s International Photography Award…

Competitions –  BJP Photography Award

Grants Reminders Phoject Asian Photographer’s Grant

SlideshowsSlideluck Potshow London III deadline is on Monday 30 May

CompetitionsFoto8 Summershow deadline is Tuesday 31 May

HonoursAmerican Photography 27

Grants – BJP: Massimo Berruti wins Carmignac Gestion Prize of Photojournalism. He will receive a €50,000 grant (BJP: May 2011)

Spend 9,99$ and you end up in the Gulags of Carl De Keyzer’s Zona on your iPad (via @vinkjohn)

Apps – Carl De Keyzer: Zona (iTunes Store) Zona for iPad

ExhibitionsIan Teh’s new series Traces open at Flowers Kingsland Road