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Photographer #328: Finlay MacKay

Finlay MacKay, 1973, UK, is a Scottish commercial and editorial photographer. He studied Fine Art photography at the Glasgow School of Art. In 2002, after having assisted various photographers in London, he began working for himself. He has done commercial shoots for a large number of major brands as Diesel, Virgin Atlantic and Absolut. Finlay also works with athletes and does photo shootings for Nike, Adidas and Umbro. He has done a lot of editorial work for the New York Times Magazine and in 2009 he became a lead photographer for Time Magazine. The following images come from campaigns for Lavazza and Adidas and from his portfolio Celebrities & Musicians.

Website: www.jedroot.com

Nancy LeVine

Many years ago, when I was a fashion editor and living in Manhattan, I worked with a young and talented photographer, Nancy LeVine. Years later, I learned that she had moved out of fashion and New York City and was teaching photography at the Photo Center North West in Seattle and working for clients such as Starbucks and Microsoft. Our paths would cross occassionally, and recently we had some wonderful reconnection time at Photolucida in Portland, where we were both bringing our porfolios for review. Nancy brought a beautiful and heartfelt project, Senior Dogs Across America, which touched my heart (I have a 12 year old lab). It seems that her work has not only touched me, but was selected recently to appear on the New York Times LENS blog, and was featured on Lensculture Magazine.

This is not the first dog project for Nancy. In 2002, she published A Dog’s Book of Truths.

Senior Dogs Across America:Eight years ago, I began traveling the United States to photograph senior dogs. Like the diverse human pageant that Robert Frank captured in his book, The Americans, back in the 1950’s, I found dogs inhabiting all manner of American life — and with many years inscribed in their beings.

My interest in the world of the senior dog began as my own two dogs began to approach the end of their days. This was at a time when I had lived enough years to start imagining my own mortality. I entered a world of grace where bodies that had once expressed their vibrancy were now on a more fragile path.

I saw how the dog does it; how, without the human’s painful ability to project ahead and fear the inevitable, the dog simply wakes to each day as a new step in the journey. Though their steps might be more stiff and arduous, these dogs still moved through each day as themselves — themselves of that day and all the days before.

As mortality was weaving its way through this project, so was another American thread. The media were consumed with reports about our country’s sharp political fractures. It was all about the Red/Blue conflicts and the strident voices leading the charge. Yet, what I witnessed in my travels was something quite different. It was people caring for the most vulnerable dogs. Whether the senior dog was part of a family where the dog/person devotion knew no bounds or one of the elders being tended at an animal sanctuary, I saw something much deeper than our divisions, something important about where we live and the best way to die.

Listening to the current fevered debate over Social Security and Medicare, I am left with a fearful pit in my stomach when I imagine a country that might abandon the fundamental promise to care for those who have gone the distance and need at least a minimum of support to help them ease out of life. Politics of the moment may dictate such a course, but, in our true American hearts, we are better than that. I have seen it all along my journey as I photographed senior dogs surrounded by so much love, devotion and respect for life lived long and well.

Matthew Albanese

Last week the New York Times highlighted an exhibition that is right up my alley. The Museum of Art and Design in New York City is presenting Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities which opened on June 7 and runs though September 18, 2011. I hope to feature several of the included artist/photographers, and am starting with Matthew Albanese. I am a sucker for anything created in miniature (I worship at the throne of Lori Nix–who is also included in this exhibition). Matthew has also found his magic-realism bliss while photographing gadgets for his family’s former online business. ” I always wanted to b a photographer, however it manifested itself”. His photographic journey manifested itself well, as his fantastically realistic landscapes are a tribute to seeing beyond the ordinary. To see more of his process, go here.

New Life #1

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

New Life #2 Diorama made using painted parchment paper, thread, hand dyed ostrich feathers, carved chocolate, wire, raffia, masking tape, coffee, synthetic potting moss and cotton.

“DIY Paradise” cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers & canvas.

“Wildfire” Diorama made from wood, moss, yellow glitter, clear garbage bags, cooked sugar, scotch-brite pot scrubbers, bottle brushes, clipping from a bush in bloom (white flowers) clear thread, sand, tile grout (coloring), wire, paper and alternating yellow, red and orange party bulbs.

“Everything We Ever Were” It took two months to store up enough fireplace ash to create this lunar landscape. The darker rocks are made of mixed tile grout, flag crumpled paper & wire. The Earth is a video still projected onto the wall. Inspired by the Apollo 11 mission.

Tornado made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss

volcano, “Breaking Point”, made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink. this model volcano was illuminated from within by 6-60 watt light bulbs.

Burning Room, Made of wood, nylon, plexiglass, purchased dollhouse furniture. The model was actually set on fire to achieve this effect.

Sugarland, Made out of 20 pounds of sugar, jello and corn syrup. The crystals were grown in my studio over the course of two months.

“Salt Water Falls” Model made out of glass, plexiglass, tile grout, moss, twigs, salt, painted canvas & dry ice. The waterfall was created from a time exposure of falling table salt.

Fields, After the Storm. This model is simply made out of faux fur(fields), cotton (clouds) and sifted tile grout(mountains). The perspective is forced as in all of my images, and the lighting effect was created by simply shifting the white balance.

This one is a mixture of many different materials, tile grout, moss, bottle brushes (pine trees) Actual clippings from ground cover and was built on top of standard outdoor patio table (water glass). The sky is canvas painted blue. Coloring was again achieved by shifting white balance.

Mars # 2. Again, Paprika, cinnamon, thyme, chili powder, charcoal, This is the first landscape I ever created.

This was another experimental view of mars. The materials, paprika, cinnamon and chili powder (planet) and coffee and sugar (starfield) were sifted over the floor of my studio. The planet was photographed from 12 feet in the air. Although it looked cool, I abandoned this flat method of modeling because in the end I felt it too illustrative next to all the other landscapes.

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

Photographer #298: Dana Lixenberg

Dana Lixenberg, 1964, The Netherlands, lives and works in New York and Amsterdam. She studied photography at the London College of Printing and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She has received commissions from magazines as New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and Vibe among others. Next to her commissioned and editorial work she focuses on long-term projects. She concentrates on humans, often at the margins of society. Dana is capable of stripping down any pretences resulting in pure portraits. Amongst the books she has released is The Last Days of Shishmaref. It explores the intricate relationship between the inhabitants of the island Shishmaref in Alaska and the rough landscape. It shows a community with an uncertain future. Dana works with a 4x5inch camera. In her series United States she portrayed American citizens from various layers within the US population including celebrities as Prince and Leonard Cohen. The following images come from the series The Last Days of Shishmaref, United States and Favela Police.

Website: www.danalixenberg.com

William Mebane

The name William Mebane first came into focus for me when I submitted work to Love-Pictures. I wanted to see who was behind the curtain at Love-Pictures (co-curated with Scott Tolmie) and discovered Will’s terrific work. He works as a solo and a collaborative photographer, often with Martin Hyers, as he did with the body of work featured below.

Will lives in New York with his wife and two children after having received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002. He was awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to photograph in Nepal in 2002 and 2003 and was recognized as a PDN 30 Emerging Photographer in 2005. He now shoots editorially for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and New York Magazine, but also exhibits fine art in New York and Europe.

Will has numerous interesting bodies of work looking at our culture from a quirky and interesting perspective. The featured project, Fashion-t.v.b.t.s., was commissioned by Tim Barber from tinyvices for the Milk Made blog. Hyers + Mebane were asked to cover all the happenings during NY fashion week in 2011.

Images by Hyers + Mebane, from Fashion – t.v.b.t.s.


Tim Barber invited us and several other photographers to photograph behind the scenes for the MAC / MILK downtown fashion shows during fashion week of Spring 2011.

We don’t know much about fashion, so it was one of those rare, wonderful occasions where you know you’ve entered into a highly organized subculture but thankfully you don’t know the rules and the protocols.

Sometimes it’s easiest to photograph what’s closest to you and that which you know most intimately. But it’s also refreshing to be in unfamiliar places. It makes it easier, to quote Hank Wessel, “to let your eyes get ahead of your brain.”

Saturday 7 May 2011

photo: Chris Hondros

The New York Times have interviewed young Iraqi girl, Saman Hassan, who appeared six years ago, aged five, in one of the most famous photographs from the war in Iraq… the Chris Hondros frame portraying a child in a moment of terror after her father and mother were killed by U.S. Soldiers, after the family’s car failed to stop at a check point…

Photo: Ayman Oghanna

Articles – NYT: Face That Screamed War’s Pain Looks Back, 6 Hard Years Later (NYT: May 2011)

Comment from Michael Shaw over at BagNewsNotes on whether the paper was heavy-handed re-capturing her this way…

Articles – BagNewsNotes: Finding Chris Hondros’ “Checkpoint Girl” — Captured Again? (BNN: May 2011)

Some new Nachtwey work on Time Lightbox…

Features and Essays – James Nachtwey: The Lost Souls of Kabul (TIME LB: May 2011)

Features and Essays – Bryan Denton: Inside the Libyan Rebels’ Hidden Weapons Shop (NYT: May 2011)

Features and Essays – Ron Haviv: Haiti Hollywood (VII: May 2011)

Joachim Ladefoged’s black and white TIME 100 Justin Bieber shots in colour on VII website…

Features and Essays – Joachim Ladefoged: Justin Bieber (VII: May 2011)

Features and Essays – Benedicte Kurzen: Do-or-die Politics (VII Network: May 2011) Nigeria

Features and Essays – Chloe Dewe Matthews: Of Birds and Beasts (Foto8: May 2011) Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, China.

Features and Essays – Aperture: reGeneration2 website

Features and Essays – Natan Dvir: Eighteen (Foto8: May 2011)

Features and Essays – Stefano di Luigi: Blanco (TIME LB: May 2011)

Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. troops in Abbottabad, Pakistan, just a couple of days ago, and a lot of discussion has been raised on whether the U.S. should release photos of bin Laden’s corpse, as well as some debate around Pete Souza’s photos from the Situation room, and was it OK for photographers to snap President Obama after his speech to the nation announcing bin Laden’s death, when it was a faked situation…

Articles – David Campbell: Thinking Images v.16: Osama Bin-Laden and the pictorial staging of politics (DC blog: May 2011)

Articles – Phil Coomes: Osama Bin Laden raid: Do pictures provide truth? (BBC: May 2011)

Articles – Poynter: Reuters, AP photojournalists describe staging of Obama photo (Poynter: May 2011)

Articles – NPPA: From White House To Pakistan, Photos Play Strange Role In Bin Laden Drama (NPPA: May 2011)

Articles – MSNBC: Obama re-enacted the televised address Sunday night for still cameras (MSNBC: May 2011)

Articles – Chip Litherland: History or His story? (Photographer’s blog: May 2011)

TIME put a post 9/11 slideshow on their website after bin Laden’s death… photos by Magnum Photos photographers…

Features and Essays – TIME (various Magnum Photographers) 9/11′s Days of Mourning (TIME: May 2011) Memorials to those killed in the World Trade Center attacks appeared spontaneously all over New York almost immediately after the tragedy.  A portfolio by the photographers of Magnum Photos

Features and Essays – TIME – Spencer Platt, Mario Tama, Brooks Kraft, Chip Somodevilla et al.: Celebrating the Death of Osama Bin Laden (TIME: May 2011)

Features and Essays – Pete Souza: President Obama Monitors the bin Laden Mission (TIME: May 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Michael Appleton Captures the Moment When Firefighters Gather for News of Bin Laden (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Agencies – VII: Post 9/11, Defining a Decade (VII: May 2011)

Excellent piece in the New York Times earlier this week by Bill Keller on war photographers….

photo: Michael Kamber

Articles – Bill Keller: The Inner Lives of Wartime Photographers (NYT: May 2011)

Keller also interviewed Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich…

Interviews and TalksJoao Silva and Greg Marinovich (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Excellent PDN piece on photographers getting injured covering wars and the relationship between photographers and their editors…

Articles – PDN: What To Expect If You’re Injured on Assignment (PDN: May 2011)

Related…. Enjoyed this In Harm’s Way slideshow on Slate…

Features and Essays – Slate (various Magnum photographers): In Harms’ Way (Slate: May 2011)

Related too…

InterviewsLynsey Addario (Charlie Rose: April 2011)

Articles – The Epoch Times: Egypt to Libya Through Photographers’ Lenses: Forum (The Epoch Times: May 2011)

multiMedia – Conflictzone

Have your bought the 3/11 Tsunami Project app yet? I have…If you missed the info on it the first time around… here’s a reminder…

Articles – BBC: iPhone photo app aims at relief effort (BBC: May 2011)

World Press Photo days have been on in Amsterdam this week…and this year’s Joop Swart Masterclass has been chosen… Big congrats to all, especially my friends Anastasia Taylor-Lind and Sebastian Liste!

Articles – 2011 Joop Swart Masterclass

InterviewsJodi Bieber : Revisiting Aisha (TIME LB: May 2011)

Interviews and Talks – Jodi Bieber on Bibi Aisha part 1 | part 2 (David A Larsen’s Audioboo: May 2011)

Interviews – Aaron Huey : Life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Popphoto.com: May 2011)

InterviewsZed Nelson (BMIVoyager: May 2011)

Interviews – Enrique Metinides, Mexico’s Weegee (TIME LB: May 2011)

Excellent Ed Ou interview.. found via @tammydavid

InterviewsEd Ou (Ionmagazine.ca: May 2011)

InterviewsRon Haviv hopes for the best while documenting the worst (takegreatpictures.com: May 2011)

Interviews – Elliott Erwitt’s Best Picture? The Next One. (NYT Lens: May 2011)

InterviewsSebastian Junger (Globe and Mail: May 2011)

Articles – Michael Kamber: Tim Hetherington: Photojournalist, Giant (goodmenproject.com: May 2011)

Interviews and Talks – Chris Hondros’ 2006 ICP visiting artist talk (ICP)

Simon Norfolk is exhibiting in Tate Modern at the moment…Here’s video from Tate’s website…

InterviewsSimon Norfolk (Tate Channel: May 2011)

Olivier Laurent from BJP interviewed Moby about the artist’s photography…

InterviewsMoby (BJP: May 2011)

InterviewsJacopo Quaranta (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Interviews – Jane Hilton (Telegraph: May 2011)

Articles – 6th Floor blog: The Making of a Cover (NYT: May 2011) via @AshGilbertson

Articles – A.O. Scott: On (Digital) Photography: Sontag, 34 Years Later (NYT: May 2011)

Blogs – John Stanmeyer: Why Choose a Holga? (Photographer’s blog: May 2011)

PhotographersJaime-James Medina

Guillaume Herbaut has launched a new photography website..

Photographers – Guillaume Herbaut

Awards – Amnesty media awards shortlist announced

Awards – Entries now being accepted for the 2011 Summershow

Agencies Magnum Photos May Newsletter

CollectivesBoreal Collective Magazine issue 1

Tips and Tutorials – Ten common mistakes made by photographers using WordPress (Graphpaperpress.com)

Sunday 1 May 2011

Before we take a look at the Royal Wedding coverage, just let you know, that I have kept updating the ‘Tim Hetherington/ Chris Hondros In Memoriam’ post with related links…Below a couple of the more recent related links… the first three below I  found via @LucaJacksonRTR

Articles – Max Hastings: Death and Glory (FT: April 2011)

Articles – Régis Le Sommier: My Footsteps in Your Footsteps (Paris Match: April 2011)

Articles – Washington Post: Style writer Dan Zak reflects on collaborating with photographers (WP: April 2011)

Four more…

Olivier Laurent: Remembering Chris Hondros (BJP: April 2011)

Donald R. Winslow: Chris Hondros Remembered As A “Prophetic Humanist” (NPPA: April 2011)

NPPA: London Funeral For Tim Hetherington In May

Getty Images: Fiancée of Getty Images Photographer Chris Hondros Announces Fund to Aid Photojournalists

Features…

Features and Essays – Balazs Gardi: On the Rough Edge of Rio (Newsweek: April 2011)  Police and Drug Lords Battle for the Streets of Rio

photo: Bryan Denton

New York Times: Battle for Libya photo gallery (NYT: May 2011)

Jonas Bendiksen’s most recent NatGeo work featured on NPR PictureShow… Worth another look for sure…

Features and Essays – Jonas Bendiksen: Bangladesh: A Present-Day Water World (NPR: May 2011)

Peter diCampo‘s Life Without Lights was featured on PDN’s Photo of the Day…

Features and Essays – Peter diCampo: Life Without Lights (PDN: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Pier Casotti: Arctic Spleen (Photographer’s website: 2011)

Features and Essays – Abbas: Children of the Lotus (Magnum in Motion: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Platon: Champions to End Malaria (New Yorker: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Sean Gallagher: China’s Wetland Revolution (NatGeo: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Greg Funnell: Rwanda (Guardian: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Melanie Burford: The Monster Under the Water (Prime Collective: April 2011)

Now to the wedding…

TIME magazine had assigned VII photographers Christopher Morris and Joachim Ladefoged for the royal wedding… Really enjoyed these Chris Morris frames from the day before wedding…haven’t yet seen his big day coverage other than this tilt-and-shift baby

Features and Essays – Christopher Morris: Royal Anticipation (TIME LB: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Joachim Ladefoged: The Royal Kiss (TIME LB: April 2011)

Martin Parr continues his love-affair with cakes in his Royal Wedding coverage…He seems to have had a double assignment, as both TIME and Guardian feature him…Neither of the two slideshow share any shots exactly the same, but there are several of the same scene.. A couple of comparisons.. Guardian shots on the left, TIME Lightbox on the right…

Features and Essays – Martin Parr: Bunting and Bonding: Martin Parr’s Wedding Parties (TIME LB: May 2011)

Features and Essays – Martin Parr: Walsall Celebrates the royal wedding (Guardian: April 2011)

Veronica spent the day in Trafalgar Square…

Features and Essays – Veronica Sanchis: Royal Wedding (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Always love David Burnett’s blog posts…

Blogs – David Burnett: Of Big Events and Such (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

A lot of Twitter chatter which one of the UK paper’s had the best cover…Seems a lot of them went for the safe bet, the kiss on the balcony.  The Times, however, did something different… and based on the examples, they stole the show…

Congrats to @Wiggys and @jonhilldesign are in order…

Articles – The Media Blog: Times takes Royal Wedding cover crow (Media Blog: April 2011)

A lot of talk online in the recent days about Steve McCurry’s Craigslist ad for an intern… It turned out Vincent Laforet is also looking for someone – well actually three people – to help him around the studio…The opportunities offered by the two photographers couldn’t be much different though…

Articles – A Photo Editor: Photographers Steve McCurry and Vincent Laforet Hiring Help – New vs. Old (school) (APE: April 2011)

Speaking of Steve McCurry…I found this blog post  (via @duckrabbitblog) by a former McCurry workshop attendee…Not a glowing endorsement…

Arif Iqball: Reflections on Steve McCurry Myanmar Workshop (Photographer’s blog: March 2011)

Articles – Slate: War -Zone Insurance (Slate: Apri 2011) Getting covered for war- and terrorism-related accidents

Awards Overseas Press Club Awards (Poynter: April 2011)

AwardsMagenta Foundation Flash Forward 2011 winners

Awards – Sony World Photography Awards 2011, L’Iris D’Or and winners announced (Professional Photographer: April 2011)

Awards – BJP: David Goldblatt wins Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Agnes Dherbeys Wins OPC Robert Capa Medal

InterviewsAgnes Dherbeys : Thai Protest Photos Earn the Robert Capa Award. Agnes Dherbeys Is interviewed on Lens (NYT Lens: April 2011)

A lot of media have covered the sale of some of John G Morris’ collections… I remember covering Guardian’s and Newsweek’s pieces already… but just in case you aren’t sick of it already, here’s more…

Articles – NYT Lens: John Morris auctions collection of Capa, Lange, Cartier-Bresson,Gene Smith and John Morris (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Articles – BBC: Photo pioneer Morris’s collection goes under the hammer (BBC: April 2011)

Tips for creatives by Greg Benson

Tips and Tutorials –  Greg Benson: Tips for creatives  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Jobs – AP are looking for a Full-time Chief Photographer based out of Kenya (Associated Press) via @gallagher_photo

WebsitesFirecracker May 2011

Articles – Poynter: Emphas.is builds community of support for quality photojournalism (Poynter: April 2011)

Articles – Teru Kuwayama: Which of Us Dies First? (Gizmodo: April 2011)

Articles – Michael Kamber: Kamber response to Teru’s attacks (LS: April 2011)

CrowfundingBesieged :  4 photojournalists in Congo (Emphas.is)

InterviewsChristoph Bangert : A Personal Story From Japan (NYT Lens: April 2011)

InterviewsBrian Ulrich :  Show Us Your Studio (Lightwork: April 2011)

photo: Brian Ulrich

Articles – Viz.: Dead Malls, Dead Stores – Toward a New American Gothic (Viz: April 2011)

InterviewsElizabeth Biondi (NYPH: April 2011)

InterviewsLarry Towell (Magnum Foundation: April 2011)

InterviewsMatt Slaby (APE: April 2011)

InterviewsRachel Smith (NYPH: April 2011)

Ernie Pyle was killed 66 years ago… They found this in his pocket….  (via @jimsheeler)

Articles – Ernie Pyle: On Victory in Europe(journalism.indiana.edu: 2011) “This column was never completed. A draft of it was found in Pyle’s pocket, April 18, 1945, the day he was killed by a Japanese machine-gunner on the island of Ie Shima.”

Articles – CNN: ‘Bang Bang Club’: Demands of film distort truth (CNN: April 2011)

To finish with….Something funky for Sunday..Not PJ related at all…‘Motion stills’ from From Me To You blog

Still looking forward to this… Somewhere to Disappear..a road trip adventure across America with Alec Soth.

And remember kids…”All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.” –Elliot Erwitt via @melisslyttle