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Features and Essays | November 2012

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Second month in a row that Paolo Pellegrin has work in the National Geographic magazine…and what a timing for the subject, since the series was probably shot months and months ago and  based on an editor’s note the issue was just going to press when the most recent Gaza conflict escalated.

Amazing work. The below photo might not represent the story as well as some of the other photos in the NatGeo edit, it’s not directly related to the tunnels for one,  but I think it looks incredible and symbolises well Gaza as the world’s largest outdoor prison, which it in many ways is.

Photo © Paolo Pellegrin

Photo © Paolo Pellegrin

Paolo Pellegrin: The Tunnels of Gaza (NGM) ‘They are a lifeline of the underground economy but also a death trap. For many Palestinians, they have come to symbolize ingenuity and the dream of mobility.’

Frédéric Sautereau: Gaza (Paris Match)

David Degner: Scenes from Gaza’s Violence (Newsweek)

Terrific series in December’s NatGeo magazine by Carolyn Drake.

Photo © Carolyn Drake

Photo © Carolyn Drake

Carolyn Drake: Shamans: Masters of Ecstasy (NGM) ‘They are shamans—called by spirits to heal bodies, minds, and souls—and their numbers are growing.’

Great photos from Cuba on the New York Times website… Photographer’s name withheld… My guess is these might be Tomas Munita photos… but you are welcome to prove me wrong, if you have solid information.

Credit: The New York Times

Credit: The New York Times

[anonymous]: Changes in Cuba Create Support for Easing Embargo (NYT)

Julien Goldstein: Cuba (Photographer’s website)

Eros Hoagland: A Reckoning at the Frontier (NYT Lens) ‘Photographs of the Mexican Drug War Along the Border’

Michael Robinson Chavez: Rio de Favela (LA Times) [multimedia] | ‘Rio de Janeiro’s favelas border the city’s toniest areas and beaches. Rio is attempting to pacify the slums with a massive police presence. Still, drug gangs litter the city within sight of the stadium scheduled to host the Olympic Games in 2016.’

Two different edits of Robin Hammond’s Zimbabwe work which won the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award…

Photo © Robin Hammond

Photo © Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond: Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence (Paris Match) Zimbabwe

Robin Hammond:  Zimbabwe (Lightbox)

“The challenge today is to make stories that transcend the millions of pictures that are shot but don’t actually say anything, to make sure that you’re giving a message through powerful photography and giving a voice to the people who are in your images.”  – Tom Stoddart

Audio slideshow of Tom Stoddart’s South Sudan work on the ICRC website, narrated by the photographer himself.

Photo © Tom Stoddart

Photo © Tom Stoddart

Tom Stoddart: Into The Earth (ICRC) South Sudan

John Stanmeyer: Battle-worn South Sudan copes with refugee health crisis (CNN Photos)

Congo crisis.

Well edited gallery on Time website with strong photos by Jerome Delay, Phil Moore, Tony Karumba et al.

Photo © Jerome Delay / AP

Photo © Jerome Delay / AP

(various photographers): Congo’s Crisis: Rebels Launch Offensive in Country’s East (TIME)

(various photographers): Rebel Attacks in Eastern Congo  (The Atlantic – In Focus)

Photo © Dominic Nahr

Photo © Dominic Nahr

Dominic Nahr: Rebels Gain Ground in the DRC (Magnum)

Jerome Delay: Battle in Eastern Congo (Washington Post)

Photo © Phil Moore / AFP

Photo © Phil Moore / AFP

Phil Moore: La Chite De Goma (Paris Match)

Phil Moore:  Congolese people flee town of Sake as fighting breaks out (Guardian) ‘As rebels and government-allied militia fight for the town of Sake, the Congolese inhabitants fled to the safety of the camps in the east’

Phil Moore: M23 fighters capture Goma in the DR Congo (Al Jazeera)

Jehad Nga: Deep Wounds of Past Produce New Violence in Congo (NYT)

Great portraits series on South Africa’s AIDS orphans by Jonathan Torgovnik

Photo © Jonathan Torgovnik

Photo © Jonathan Torgovnik

Jonathan Torgovnik: Generation of Orphans: South Africa’s Children of AIDS (Lightbox)

Greg Marinovich: South African Miners Strike at Fear (NYT Lens)

Per-Anders Pettersson: A Microcosm of the New South Africa (NYT Lens)

Pascal Maitre: An African Journey (NYT Lens)

Fernando Moleres: Sierra Leone Prisons (Lightbox)

Benedicte Kurzen: In Mozambique, a New Prosperity for Some (NYT)

Joe Penney: Guinea-Bissau (Guardian) ‘Reuters photographer Joe Penney depicts life in Guinea-Bissau and explores the legacy of years of conflict on this tiny West African country, from the fading symbols of its former Portuguese rulers, to the plight of those who fought for independence, and the impact that years of war have had on the current generation’

Moises Saman photographing the most recent turmoil in Cairo for TIME…brilliant photos..

Photo © Moises Saman

Photo © Moises Saman

Moises Saman: Egypt: Thousands Protest President Morsy’s Decree (Time) NB last 6 photos in the slideshow by other photographers

Rena Effendi: Egypt Dispatch: Coptic Christians Grapple With Fear and Faith (Mother Jones)

Jerome Sessini: Battleground Aleppo (Magnum)

Matilde Gattoni: The Swallows of Syria (Lightbox)

Tom Pilston: The Battles for Syria (Panos)

(various photographers): Syria in Ruins (The Atlantic)

Niclas Hammarstrom: Syria’s Killing Fields (zReportage)

Adam Ferguson: Irak (Paris Match)

Andrew McConnell’s portrait series of urban refugees in different parts of the world…Fantastic..

Photo © Andrew McConnell

Photo © Andrew McConnell

Andrew McConnell: Hidden Lives (Panos) The untold story of urban refugees.

Stephanie Sinclair: The Secret World Of Child Brides (VII Magazine)

Sanjit Das: Amarnath Yatra (Panos) ‘Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims make their way up to the Amarnath cave, 3,888 metres above sea level in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, to visit one of the holiest sites in Hinduism.’

Sanjit Das: Burning Issue (FT Weekend) ‘India is suffering an unprecedented energy crisis. So why are fires being left to rage in Jharia, home to its richest coalfields?’

Sanjit Das: Malnutrition in an Indian Village (Businessweek)

Gaël Turine: The Fence of Shame (Agence Vu)

Raghu Rai: Desperate battle to save India’s children (BBC)

Brent Lewin: Sightseeing at India’s Camel Fair (WSJ)

Q. Sakamaki in the latest Newsweek Int’l…

Photo © Q. Sakamaki

Photo © Q. Sakamaki

Q. Sakamaki: China’s Outer Lands (Newsweek)

Bruno Barbey: Shanghai (Magnum)

Zhang Kechun: China’s Yellow River (Lightbox)

Sim Chi Yin: In China, a New Beginning (NYT)

Sim Chi Yin: Les révoltés de Wukan (Le Monde)

Sim Chi Yin: A Changsha, on n’arrête plus le progrès (Le Monde)

Joachim Ladefoged: +852 Hong Kong (VII)

Shiho Fukada’s series on young Japanese women working as hostesses.

Photo © Shiho Fukada

Photo © Shiho Fukada

Shiho Fukada: Cinderellas of the Night (Panos) ‘Job opportunities for women in Japan are scarce. A mere 65 % of women who graduate from university find permanent employment. Working as a hostess, or kyabajo, has become a viable, and well paid, alternative for many educated young women.~~In Japan, a hostess is a young woman who entertains men at bars or clubs. Customers pay considerable sums of money for the pleasure of their company – for flirting but no sex.’

Shiho Fukada: No Country for Old Men (Panos)

Shiho Fukada: Internet Cafe Refugees (Panos)

Michael Wolf: Tokyo’s Commuters (Slate)

Gary Knight: How China Wields ‘Soft Power’ in the Golden Triangle (Pulitzer Center) Burma |  ‘This place has always served as a watery junction where human and physical geographies collide. Burma, Laos and Thailand all meet here, as do the great Mekong and its smaller tributary, the Ruak, which tumbles down out of the Shan Hills.’

Gilles Sabrie: Towards a New Myanmar (Photographer’s website)

Ian The: Burma Spring (Agence Vu)

Kuni Takahashi: In Western Myanmar, a History of Hatred Emerges (NYT)

Alexander F. Yuan: The Waiting House: Caring for Burma’s HIV Patients (TIME)

Jes Aznar: A Baby Boom in the Philippines (IHT)

John Vink: Cambodia: The Off-ASEAN (Photographer’s website)

Taslima Akhter: Fighting Hopelessness Amid Ashes (NYT Lens) Aftermatch of garment factory fire on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Jonathan Saruk: Kabul Movie Houses Take a Break From Insurgents and Chaos (Wired)

Bryan Denton: Herat, an Unusually Modern Afghan City (NYT)

Daniel Berehulak: Afghan War Amputees And Civilians Treated At ICRC Orthopedic Center (Getty Images archive)

Lorexon Tugnoli: Kabul’s Sex Workers Get Organized (WSJ) ‘Prostitutes Teach Colleagues About Condoms and Testing in Afghanistan’s Highly Conservative Society’

Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong: Poppy – Trails of Afghan Heroin (Foto8)

Brian Cassey: The Aak Puul Ngantam Stockman (Fotostrada)

Ulet Ifansasti: Death metal: tin mining in Indonesia (Guardian)

Hurricane Sandy.

Great to see Eugene Richards shoot  the Sandy aftermath for TIME…The edit could have been kept a little tighter, but there’s a sense of empathy in many of the photos and Richards’ captions, which really hit home and make you realise the huge magnitude of the devastation caused by Sandy not just on infrastructural, but on human level…

Photo © Eugene Richards

Photo © Eugene Richards

Eugene Richards: Devastation in Staten Island (Lightbox)

Stephen Wilkes: Aerial Photographs of Superstorm Sandy’s Aftermath (Lightbox)

Finlay Mackay: In Sandy’s Shadow: How the Redfern Houses’ True Ordeal Began After the Storm (Lightbox)

Susannah Ray: Recalling the ‘Right Coast,’ Before the Storm (NYT)

Plenty of empathy here too…

Photo © Todd Heisler

Photo © Todd Heisler

Todd Heisler: One Neighborhood, Unimaginable Loss (NYT)

NYT photographers: Glimmers of Light in a Darkened City (NYT Lens)

New Yorker photographers: After Sandy: Manhattan and the Rockaways (Photo Booth)

Massimo Berruti: Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in New York (Agence Vu)

Mario Tama: Superstorm Sandy, the aftermath (Guardian)

U.S. Politics.

Terrific portraits by Marco Grob…

Photo © Marco Grob

Photo © Marco Grob

Marco Grob: Class of 2016: The Political Leaders to Watch (Lighbox)

Grant Cornett: A History of the Campaign in 100 Objects (Lightbox)

TIME photographers: The 2012 Presidential Election Year in Pictures (Lightbox)

Christopher Morris: On the Road with Mitt Romney (Lightbox)

Christopher Morris: Romney Republicans (Photographer’s website)

Brooks Kraft: Last Days on the Road with Obama (Lightbox)

Michael Mergen: The Halls of Democracy: Places of Civic Responsibility (Lightbox)

Daniel Borris: Ohio’s Faith in Democracy (NYT)

Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi: The Undecided (Photo Booth) video

Ashley Gilbertson: Ohio Voters: Before and After (Photo Booth)

New Yorker photographers: Election Morning: Florida and Virginia (Photo Booth

New Yorker photographers:  Election Day (Photo Booth)

New Yorker photographers: Scenes from Election Night (Photo Booth)

New Yorker photographers: Election Day: Swing States and Beyond (Photo Booth)

Jon Lowenstein: Election Night on Chicago’s South Side, in Polaroids (Photo Booth)

In awe of Hiroyuki Ito’s work in Lens…. (Last frame gave me a flashback of a Christopher Anderson’s Capitolio pic  #random)

Photo © Hiroyuki Ito

Photo © Hiroyuki Ito

Hiroyuki Ito: NYC (NYT Lens)

Pieter Hugo: Empire of the In-Between (NYT Magazine) video |  NB only the stills seen in the video by Hugo

Alec Soth: Foam Party (NYT Magazine)

Henry Leutwyler: Behind the Curtain at the New York City Ballet (New York Magazine)

Emine Ziyatdinova: In Brighton Beach, a Bittersweet Peace (NYT Lens)

Doug Ricard: Street View (Photo Booth)

Larry Racioppo: Hoops Spring Eternal (NYT Lens)

Brendan Hoffman: Gorgeous Photos From the Front Lines of Outsourcing (Wired)

Briony Campbell and Duncan Nicol Robertson: A New World – Hope and Fear on an American Roadtrip (Foto8)

Will Seberger: Homeland (zReportage)

Strong set on Portugal’s economic crisis by Mauricio Lima and equally so, one on Spain’s financial woes by Samuel Aranda… Both shot on assignment for The New York Times…

Photo © Mauricio Lima

Photo © Mauricio Lima

Mauricio Lima: Portugal Passes Another Austere Budget (NYT)

Samuel Aranda: Evictions on the Rise in Spain (NYT)

Samuel Aranda: Spanish Crisis (Photographer’s website)

Alvaro Deprit: Once Upon a Time in Tabernas (NYT Lens)

Guy Martin: Deadly Dust of Taranto (Panos) Italy

Murray Ballard: Cryonics (Wired)

Sophie Gerrard: The Dunes (Foto8)

Kayte Brimacombe: Homelessness: Mario’s story (Guardian)

Kenneth O’Halloran: Muddy Business (NYT Magazine) NB not the first photo in the slideshow | Irish jockeys

New Yorker Photo Booth showcased work from Magnum’s new book ‘Magnum: Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom’

Magnum photographers: Revolutions (New Yorker Photo Booth) Related in Telegraph

Joop Swart Masterclass essays.

The future is bright for lot of these guys I’m sure…

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Joop Swart Masterclass 2012 essays (World Press Photo)

Martin Parr: Life’s a Beach (Paris Match)

Ami Vitale: Bathtime (Panos) Hungary

Mugur Varzariu : Roma (NYT Lens)

Michal Solarski: Hungarian Sea (Burn)

Amanda Rivkin: Bachelor parties in Prague (CNN Photos)

Mathias Depardon: Tracing the past along the Black Sea’s coast (CNN Photos)

Andrew Testa: ‘He also collected books’ (Panos) Penis museum in Iceland

Thomas Peschak: The Shark Trade of the Arabian Sea (Lightbox)

Tearsheet of The Day | Paolo Pellegrin from Cuba for the National Geographic

I already shared a link with a photo to Paolo Pellegrin’s National Geographic feature, Cuba’s New Now, in the last Features and Essays post,but I also want to show how good the opening spread looks in the actual magazine. blog comment . Stunning.

pp. 28-29 National Geographic magazine. November 2012 issue. Caption: A window reflects an image of Fidel Castro in a working-class Havana neighborhood few tourists see. Photo Paolo Pellegrin

Paolo Pellegrin (b.1964. Italy) is a Magnum photographer who lives in Rome and New York City.

Features and Essays | October 2012

Love this Cuba feature by Paolo Pellegrin for the National Geographic Magazine. Published in the November issue.

Photo © Paolo Pellegrin

Paolo Pellegrin: Cuba’s New Now (NGM) After half a century under Castro, Cubans feel a wary sense of possibility. But this time, don’t expect a revolution.

Also in the latest National Geographic Magazine issue…Eugene Richards from Arkansas Delta… his feature mixes current work with photos from the early 70s.

Photo © Eugene Richards

Eugene Richards: Return to the Arkansas Delta (NGM) The delta west of the Mississippi River was once a place where sharecroppers lived in segregation and poverty yet forged a vibrant community. Industrial farming has erased their culture, leaving behind endless sky and few people. Eugene Richards documented their world four decades ago. Now he returns to where his pictures began.

Dominic Nahr’s recent Somalia work shot for Time, now on his agency’s website.

Photo © Dominic Nahr

Dominic Nahr: Scarred Somalia’s War on al-Qaeda (Magnum)

Abbie Trayler-Smith: The Ladies of Guera (Panos) Chad

Kate Holt: Inside Somalia: Violence Against Women and Girls (Guardian) multimedia

New work by Stephanie Sinclair on her child brides project.

Photo © Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair: Trading Childhood for Marriage (CNN)

Jessica Dimmock short film on the same young woman…

Jessica Dimmock: Too Young to Wed: Destaye (Vimeo)

Some of Sinclair’s Child Brides in Politiken…

Stephanie Sinclair: Child Brides (Politiken)

Jerome Delay: Niger’s Hunger Brides (Guardian)

Mads Nissen: A Silent Libya After Gadhafi (CNN)

Louis Quail: Libya: Life After Gaddafi (Guardian)

Ben Lowy: iLibya: Growing Pains (Reportage by Getty Images)

Ben Lowy: iLibya (Mother Jones)

Ilvy Njiokiktjien: Afrikaner Blood (Politiken) multimedia

Nicola Lo Calzo: Slavery’s Ghosts (Newsweek)

James Oatway: A Tale of Two Angolas (Panos)

Kieran Doherty: Daily Life in Liberia (Guardian)

Pierre Crocquet: Confronting Childhood Sexual Abuse (NYT Lens)

Magnum nominee Jerome Sessini has been documenting violence in Culiacan, Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico for years… He has a book titled The Wrong Side coming out in spring 2013… Some of the work in CNN photo blog..

Photo © Jerome Sessini

Jerome Sessini: The wrong side’ of the Mexican border (CNN)

David Rochkind: Mexico’s drug war ‘impossible to ignore’ (CNN)

Matt Black: After the Fall (NYT Lens) Mexico

Matt King: Being Strong – Growing up with Violence in Mexico (Foto8)

Miguel Alvarez Bravo: retrospective (Lightbox)

Oscar B. Castillo had a terrific slideshow on Lightbox just before the recent Venezuelan presidential elections…

Photo © Oscar B. Castillo

Oscar B. Castillo: The Street Gangs of Caracas (Lightbox)

Meridith Kohut: Portraits of Chavez Supporters (NYT)

Tomas Munita: Chile’s Challenge on Easter Island (NYT)

Stephen Ferry: Violentology: Colombian Conflict (Lightbox)

Yuri Kozyrev: The Occupation of the Belo Monte Dam (NOOR) Brazil

Miquel Dewever-Plana (photographer) Isabelle Fougere (writer): Alma: A Tale of Guatemala’s Violence (Lightbox)

Jorge Dan Lopez: Thieves face lynch mob (Reuters) Guatemala City | related: photographer’s blog post

Time Lightbox recently shared a 100+ image edit of chief White House photographer Pete Souza’s work on the Obama presidency… I guess I should probably take these images with a grain of salt in the journalistic sense considering he is employed by the administration he is documenting, but I do find the work fascinating…It’s a great historical record…with loads of really terrific frames…

Photo © Pete Souza/White House

Pete Souza: Portrait of a Presidency (Lightbox)

Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath photos in New Yorker Photo Booth by various photographers…

New Yorker: Hurricane Sandy in Photos (Photo Booth)  Sandy’s Aftermath, NYC (Photo Booth) After Sandy in Manhattan And The Rockaways (Photo Booth)

Time sent five photographers to document the hurricane…

Time (photographers Michael Christopher Brown, Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi, Andrew Quilty and Stephen Wilkes): In the Eye of the Storm: Capturing Sandy’s Wrath (Lightbox)

Shaul Schwarz shot Sandy for NBC News.

Shaul Schwarz: Sandy’s path of destruction leaves mark on Brooklyn (NBC News)

Photo © Joe Amon

Joe Amon: Heroin in Denver : The Story of Alice and Iris (Denver Post)

Andrew Hetherington: Inside the Pot Industrial Complex (Newsweek)

Ashley Gilbertson: Incarceration’s Stigma – Mercedes Smith (VII)

Ron Haviv: Incarceration’s Stigma – Ronald Day (VII)

Brenda Ann Kenneally: Sharing Life and Liquor on a Changing Bushwick Street (NYT Lens)

Brenda Ann Kenneally: In Drug-Riddled Bushwick, Revisiting a Steadfast Friend (NYT Lens)

21st century FSA…

Photo © Andrew Lichtenstein

Andrew Lichtenstein: An American Place (Facing Change)

Gary Knight: Inmigracion Topografia (VII)

Marc Asnin: Embracing Uncle Charlie (CNN)

Brendan Hoffman: Middle-class America searches for new identity (CNN)

Bryan Schutmaat: Beauty, sorrow of American West (CNN)

NYT (various photographers): Fracking (NYT Lens)

Jan Banning: Down and Out in the South (CNN)

Don Doll: Native Americans (NYT Lens)

Really like the below shot by Christopher Anderson of VP Biden… Shame there’s only half a dozen photos in the series on Magnum website…

Photo © Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson: Joe Biden (Magnum)

Christopher Anderson: A Political Portfolio (New York magazine)

Charles Ommanney: Romney in Florida (Newsweek)

Peter Bohler: From the Campaign Trail with Paul Ryan (Lightbox)

Christopher Morris: Republican Faces (VII)

Brendan Hoffman: Photos of What It Looks Like To Be a Democrat (PhotoShelter)

Greta Pratt: Looking Presidential (NYT Lens)

Robert Leslie: A Photographic Road Trip Through a Familiar Superpower (NYT Lens)

Benedict Evans: Behind the Scenes of Platon’s “Adversaries” (New Yorker)

Alec Soth: Looking for Love (Lightbox)

Lauren Fleishman: Wheelchair Bodybuilders (Lightbox)

Brian Frank: Mixed Martial Arts (NYT Lens)

Mark Lyon: Staring at the Wall, Encountering Nature (NYT Lens)

Stephen Morton: Geechees Fragile Culture (zReportage)

Rick Sforza: Shrinking Sea (zReportage)

Pat Vasquez-Cunningham: Sacred Mountain Threatened (zReportage)

Photo © Cedric Gerbehaye

Cedric Gerbehaye: Belgium: A Country in Flux (Lightbox)

Charles Ommanney: Made in France (Newsweek)

Andrea Frazzetta: The Enchanted Island of Centenarians (NYT Magazine)

Adam Ferguson shot Greece’s continuing economic crisis for the New York Times…

Photo © Adam Ferguson

Adam Ferguson: Lean Times in Greece as Government Cuts More Spending (NYT) entire edit in VII archive here. Also on offer in colour, which I actually personally slightly prefer.

Zalmai: In Restive Greece, Afghans Greeted by Xenophobia (NYT Lens)

Tom Jamieson: On Europe’s Border (Emaj Magazine) Greece

Andrea Gjestvang: One Day in History (Moment agency archive) Portraits of young people who survived the massacre at the summer camp of Norwegian Labour Youths (AUF), on the island of Utøya outside Oslo on July 22nd 2011

Peter Marlow: Morning glory: England’s cathedrals (FT)

Arnhel de Serra: Rural Britannia (New Yorker)

Maciej Dakowicz: Cardiff After Dark (Guardian)

Jocelyn Bain Hogg: Mr. English Beauty (CNN)

Tom Wood: Men and Women (Guardian) UK

Birte Kaufmann: Ireland’s Biggest Minority Group (CNN)

Kuba Kaminski: The Whisperers (NYT Lens) Poland

Piotr Malecki: Commuters (Panos) Poland

I found Alex Majoli’s Paris Fashion Week series to be a proper visual treat… and not talking about the models here…Stylish edgy frames…

Photo © Alex Majoli

Alex Majoli: 2012 Paris Fashion Week (Magnum) different edit on New York Magazine

Artur Conka: The Roma of Lunik IX (Foto8) Slovakia

Lukasz Trzcinski: New Europe. Atlas (NYT Lens)

Landon Nordeman: Euro Dog 2012 (New Yorker) Romania

Joanna Nottebrock and Insa Cathérine Hagemann: Meet the Undertakers (CNN)

Photo © Michael Chelbin

Michael Chelbin: Sailboats and Swans: The Prisons of Russia and Ukraine (Lightbox)

Platon: A Russia for All Russians (Newsweek)

Yanina Shevchenko: Crossing Over – A Trans-Siberian Railway Journey (Foto8)

Misha Friedman: Tuberculosis in the Former Soviet Union (burn)

Colin Delfosse: Les cadets de Mourmansk (Picture Tank)

Spanish photographer Maysun is a new name to me… Seen plenty of strong Syria work from her recently.

Photo © Maysun

Maysun: Syria’s Civil Conflict (Guardian)

Jerome Sessini: Syria (Le Monde)

Photo © Daniel Etter

Daniel Etter: Daily Life in Syria (Newsweek)

Zac Baillie: Syria (Paris Match)

Manu Brabo: The fragility of life in Syria’s borderlands (NBC News)

Bryan Denton: Syria’s War Edges Closer to Turkey (NYT)

Giulio Piscitelli: Aleppo (Photographer’s website)

Uriel Sinai: A Tattoo To Remember (NYT) Israel

Adam Ferguson: In Postwar Iraq, Neither War Nor Peace (NYT Lens)

Jenna Krajeski: A Long Border: Refugees in Iraq Kurdistan (Pulitzer Center)

Photo © Mathias Depardon

Mathias Depardon: Black Sea Postcards (Foto8)

Davide Monteleone: Red Thistle (Lightbox) Caucasus

Toufic Beyhum: Mecca Pilgrimage: Ka’aba, Crowds and Construction (Wired) Saudi Arabia

Carolyn Drake: A Bird in the Hand (Panos) Cyprus

Laura El-Tantawy: The Veil (VII Magazine)

Pyhäjärvi, Finland (Horse and Barn), 1981 © Pentti Sammallahti

Pentti Sammallahti: Here, Far Away – retrospective (Guardian)

George Steinmetz: Sailing the Dunes (NGM) Photographer George Steinmetz has flown over every extreme desert, guided by the shifting sand.

Julian Germain: Classroom Portraits (Lightbox)

Mark Henley: A Sign of Our Times (Panos)

Photo © Pieter ten Hoopen

Pieter ten Hoopen: Wandering in Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’ (NYT Lens)

Jason Florio: Fighters of the longest war (CNN) The Karen people of Myanmar have been embattled in a civil war with the country’s central government since 1949. It is considered the world’s longest ongoing war.

John Vink: Cambodia: King Norodom Sihanouk Funeral (Photographer’s website)

Photo © Poulomi Basu

Poulomi Basu: On India’s Border, a Changing of the Guard (NYT Lens)

Vivek Singh: Aftermath of ethnic riots in India (CNN)

Alex Masi: A Toxic Tragegy in Bhopal (CNN)

Albertina d’Urso: Sculpting gods from clay (CNN) For centuries, artisans have been crafting statues of Hindu deities on the banks of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India.

Massimo Berruti’s Pakistan work, for which he received a $5,000 W. Eugene Smith Fellowship this year…

Photo © Massimo Berruti

Massimo Berruti: Pakistan: Fade Into Dust (burn)

Mauricio Lima: Afghans Wary in Push for Mineral Riches (NYT)

John D. McHugh: The People of Afghanistan (Reportage)

Mikhail Galustov: Afghan Faces (New Yorker)

Beijing-based British photographer Sean Gallagher continues his commitment to covering environmental issues…

Photo © Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher: Climate change on the Tibetan Plateau (CNN)

Sean Gallagher: China’s Three Rivers, Asia’s Threatened Headwaters (Pulitzer Center)

Nadav Kander: Yangtze – The Long River (NYT Lens)

Sim Chi Yin: In the Shadow’s of Shanghai’s Skyscrapers (BusinessWeek)

James Whitlow Delano: Growth (Chinafile.com) China

Lucas Schifres: Made in China (NYT Lens)

Eric Michael Johnson: Pedaling Under Shanghai’s Stars (WSJ)

Kim Hong-Ji: South Korea’s ‘baby boxes’ (Guardian)

Matthew Niederhauser: K-Pop Star (New Yorker) South Korea

Bharat Sikka: Bhutan (Lightbox)

Stephen Dupont: Portraits of Papua New Guinea Gangsters (Lightbox)

Tearsheet of The Day | Brent Stirton’s Blood Ivory in the National Geographic magazine

The latest National Geographic magazine issue, October 2012, has a cover story called Blood Ivory, written by Bryan Christy, an investigation linking religious art and ivory smuggling. The photographs are by the always brilliant Brent Stirton. The photo seen in the below spread is one of the most harrowing images of the series. You can view the entire edit online on the magazine’s website here.

pp. 34-35. National Geographic magazine, October 2012.
Photo © Brent Stirton
Caption on the spread: Bodies are what remain in Cameroon’s Biuba Ndjidah National Park after one of the largest mass elephant slaughters in decades. Armed with grenades and AK-47s, poachers killed more than 300.

Brent Stirton is a South African photographer based in New York and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. He is represented by Reportage by Getty Images. Stirton won a First Prize in the Nature Stories category in the 2012 World Press Photo for his Rhino Wars  series, which was also photographed for the National Geographic magazine.

Camille Seaman, On The Run

Camille Seaman, On The Run

Camille Seaman

On The Run,
Nebraska, 2008
Website – CamilleSeaman.com

Camille Seaman was born in 1969 to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover and has since taken master workshops with Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, and Paul Fusco. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Italian Geo, German GEO, TIME, The New York Times Sunday magazine, Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Seed, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo among many others, She frequently leads photographic and self-publishing workshops. Her photographs have received many awards including: a National Geographic Award, 2006; and the Critical Mass Top Monograph Award, 2007. In 2008 she was honored with a one-person exhibition, The Last Iceberg at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC. Seaman lives in Emeryville, California, and takes photographs all over the world using digital and film cameras in multiple formats. She works in a documentary/fine art tradition and since 2003 has concentrated on the fragile environment of the Polar Regions.

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

Aperture, Chris Boot @ LOOK3 Festival

According to Time Magazine’s LightBox, “The very day after the 2011 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph ended, this year’s guest curators—National Geographic photographer Vincent Musi and Washington Post visuals editor David Griffin—started to put together the slate of artists who will appear [for the 2012 iteration.]” This weekend, the visions of Musi and Griffin come to fruition as Charlottesville, Virginia plays host to LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph 2012.

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph returns June 7 through 9. Pinned as a “celebration of photography, created by photographers, for those who share a passion for the still image,” LOOK3 is sponsored by BD, National Geographic magazine, and Canon USA, and hosted this year along Charlottesville, VA’s Downtown Mall. The Festival features exhibits and on-stage appearances of three “INsight” photographers, as well as exhibitions, outdoor projections, workshops and interviews over three days and nights.

INsight artists Alex Webb, Donna Ferrato, and Stanley Greene will be featured in 2012, three artists who have met the standards of having produced a significant body of work, and who are understood to possess the capacity to inspire others in the field. The weekend’s masters talks will be given by Ernesto Bazan, Hank Willis Thomas, Lynsey Addario, Bruce Gilden, Robin Schwartz and Camille Seaman, as well as Aperture Foundation’s Executive Director Chris Boot, whose more than 25 years in photography has yielded countless books commissioned, edited or published since 1984.

Aperture will be further present, assembling a special exhibition, Aperture at Sixty Library, which will showcase highlights from Aperture’s many years of publishing—first through the eponymous magazine then, starting in the 1960s, through books—that will reflect on one of the most comprehensive and influential libraries in the history of photography.

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph
June 7 through 9, 2012
Downtown mall and other venues
Charlottesville, Virginia

Chris Boot MASTERS TALK
June 8, 2012, 11am
The Paramount Theater

Aperture at Sixty Library
June 7 through 17, 2012
200 Water St

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›› La Lettre de La Photographie profiles exhibitions at the festival by Hank Willis Thomas, Alex WebbBruce GildenStanley Greene, and many more. NYTimes‘ LENS blog takes a closer look at Thomas’ workLA Times‘ Framework interviews Mitch Dobrowner, whose work is also featured at Look3, and Time‘s LightBox speaks with guest curators Vincent Musi and David Griffin.

Tearsheet of the Day | 24 May 2012

Received National Geographic Magazine’s June issue in the mail this morning. Includes David Alan Harvey’s brilliant series ‘OBX’ on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, that I was admiring already in last week’s Features and Essays. Great to see this in print. The online series is available on NGM Feature Hub here, but do check out the print copy. Always better.

Photo by David Alan Harvey

Caption in the magazine: “Do you need a fish that bad?” I shouted at this boy as he repeatedly cast a line into the heaving sea. “Do you need a photo that bad?” he shouted back. We ended up agreeing that we were both a little crazy for being out on the Nags Head during a nor ‘easter.

David Alan Harvey (b.1944, USA) has been Magnum member since 1997. Portfolio on the agency’s website.