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Several super success stories for photographer Michael Marten

Congratulations to British photographer Michael Marten. His remarkable new photobook Sea Change: A Tidal Journey Around Britain was just published by Kehrer Verlag. The book features diptychs taken from the same point during high tide and during low tide (often just 6 hours and 20 minutes apart).

He met his publisher last year at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris portfolio reviews. And, coincidentally, earlier in 2011, Marten won the Grand Prize in the Portfolio Category of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards.

He also has a one-man show coming up at [email protected] in London on 26 September. Cheers!



© Michael Marten, from his series, and new book, Sea Change.
Salmon fishery, Solway Firth, Galloway. 27 and 28 March 2006.
Low water 5.20 pm, high water 12 noon.

YOU can still enter your photographs and multimedia to win one of Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2012: lensculture.com/awards. Deadline is September 16, 2012.

AND you can still register for portfolio reviews in Paris (November 12-13-14, 2012): fotofest-paris.com.

Great work deserves to be seen all around the world!

Video: "Peeping" profile of photographer Michael Wolf

This wonderful 15-minute video profile of photographer Michael Wolf is part of a new series produced by FOAM in Amsterdam. article writing submission . Lens Culture has featured (and interviewed) Michael Wolf since our beginning in 2004. article writing submission . FOAM’s production is a big-budget treat, and an insider’s view to the working methods and thinking of one of today’s more provocative photographers. squido lense . Enjoy!

Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography

The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography will begin accepting applications for the 2012 $5000 grant, February 1 through March 30, 2012.

New Orleans, LA (February 31, 2012) – The New Orleans Alliance (NOPA) is proud to announce a call for applications for the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) 2012 grant. This fund, established by NOPA to honor the legendary New Orleans photographer Michael P. Smith, will award one $5,000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project, however, is not limited to the Gulf Coast region. NOPA will accept grant applications from February 1 through March 30, 2012. For submission guidelines and to download an application form, visit the Michael P. Smith Fund’s website here.

The MPS Fund grant is awarded through a two-part review process. We are proud to announce our 2012 jurors. Three preliminary jurors will select ten finalists. They are Glenn Ruga, director of the Photographic Resource Center and the SocialDocumentary.net website, Paul Moakley, Photo Editor at TIME magazine, and Ellen Fleurov, Director of the Silver Center For Photography. Brett Abbott, the Curator of Photography at the High Museum in Atlanta GA will select the 2012 recipient from the ten finalists.

2011 Grant Recipient, Scott Dalton
So Close, So Far: Daily Life and Cartel Violence in Ciudad Juárez

I SPY with My Plastic Eye, 2

Looking at photographers and exhibitions featured in The Month of Photography in Los Angeles.

Photographer and curator, Astor Morgan, presents the second I SPY with My Plastic Eye (2) exhibition and book, which opens tonight, April 21st, at the 5th and Sunset Studios in Los Angeles from 7-10pm. Proceeds from the sale of prints and the book will benefit weSpark Cancer Support Center. Astor states, “Paying homage to images created by the plastic lens, the iSpy exhibit is a testament to the unique qualities of toy cameras. Each artist approaches their imagery with a singular voice, using a variety of film types, techniques, and cameras.”

I Spy book cover image by April Rocha

The book has a forward by photographer Michael Kirchoff, and contributing artists are Nelson Blanton, Maura Brennan, Connie Conway, Nicole Cooper, Ann Cutting, Josh Elliott, Karen Florek,Noelle Swan Gilbert, Christiane Ingenthron, Diana Jeong, Michael Kirchoff, Meg Madison, Jonesy McElroy, Erin McGuire, Astor Morgan, Liliana Morgan, Ross Morrison, Paul Redmond, April Rocha, Liv, Naesheim, Craig Olsen, Monica Orozco, Manuello Paganelli, William Mackenzie Smith, Aline Smithson, Ellen Stone, Naomi Troeger, and Zoe Wiseman.

A few selected images are below:

Monica Orozco

Connie Conway

April Rocha

Noelle Swan Gilbert

Ann Cutting

Aline Smithson

Christiane Ingenthron

Maura Brennan

Craig Olsen

Karen Florek

Diana Jeong

Ellen Stone

Erin McGuire

Michael Kirchoff, “Chimney Sweep, Listvyanka, Siberia” 2010

Liv, Naesheim

MICHAEL SCHMIDT: "Not Fade Away: The Face of German History in Michael Schmidt’s Ein-heit" (2003)

Not Fade Away: The Face of German History in Michael Schmidts Ein-heitBy Michael W. customer portal software . Jennings, October, 2003Fotografieren verboten. Photography forbidden. residencia canina en Mntrida . car . Is this the coded message that stutters at us in a central image from the photoessay U-ni-ty (Ein-heit) by the contemporary Berlin photographer Michael Schmidt? The cropped image of a sign, perhaps a sign that was part of the material culture

World Press Photo Winners 2011 — high-resolution slideshow

Last week, the World Press Photo jury announced their choices for the best press photos published in 2010. Lens Culture is pleased to present a selection of the winners again this year. A record number of 108,059 images was submitted to the contest, and the number of participating photographers was 5,847, representing 125 different nationalities.


A sampling of some of the winning images in this year’s World Press Photo Competition.
All photos individual photographers, courtesy of World Press Photo.

At first glance, almost all of the winning images portray doom and gloom and lots of it. The year 2010, as depicted by the award winners, was filled with tragedy, horror, natural disaster, inhumanity, outrage and despair. divorce lawyers . The overall winner is an unforgettable image (below) by Jodi Beiber, of a young Afghan woman mutilated on the orders of the Taliban.


World Press Photo of the Year 2010: Jodi Bieber, South Africa, Institute for Artist Management/Goodman Gallery for “Time” magazine

These difficult and disturbing images are softened (slightly) by some dream-like photos of wild animals in nature, split-second moments of seemingly impossible physical feats in the Sports category, and an ironic look at daily life captured through the random lens of Google Street View and edited with a curator’s critical eye by photographer Michael Wolf.


Photographer Michael Wolf, who has won several World Press Photo awards in previous years, received an honorable mention in the Contemporary Issues category, for his selection of images from Google Street View.

See this article at Lens Culture for more information and a high-resolution slideshow of the winning images.

Saturday 12 February 2011

I was supposed to begin with World Press Photo links, but after last night’s events in Cairo, I think it’s only right to start with Egypt…

Photo: Marco Longari

Features and Essays – NYT Lens: Pictures of the Day: Egypt and Elsewhere (NYT: February 2011)

The New York Times Egypt gallery again….

Features and Essays – NYT: Protests in Egypt (NYT: February 2011)

Photo: Alan Chin

Features and Essays – Alan Chin: Mubarak No More (BNN: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Ed Ou: Young Egyptian’s Spread Their Message (NYT: February 2011) video Cairo’s Facebook Flat

Features and Essays – Magnum: Egypt by Magnum photographers (Magnum: February 2011)

From Los Angeles Times…

Features and Essays – Michael Robinson Chavez: Firsthand account of Cairo clashes (LAT: February 2011) Times photographer Michael Robinson Chavez recounts his experiences covering the bloody clashes as thousands of supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak attacked anti-government protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Wednesday.

Photo: Moises Saman

InterviewsEd Ou and Moises Saman : Photographing the Celebration in Cairo (NYT Lens: February 2011)

Great piece by Stephen Farrell on the Lens blog the other day…still relevant as an insight into how difficult it was for a lot of photojournalists to work in Cairo…

Interviews Stephen Farrell : What Not to Bring to Tahrir Square (NYT Lens: February 2011)

Interviews Ron Haviv : Reading faces in Tahrir square (MSNBC: February 2011)

Now to World Press Photo…Congratulation to Jodi Bieber for winning the top prize this year!

Awards World Press Photo 2011 Winners Gallery

Photo: Jodi Bieber

Articles – CPN: Jodi Bieber wins World Press Photo of the Year 2010 (CPN: February 2011)

InterviewsJodi Bieber (World Press Photo: February 2011) A phone call to Jodi Bieber
World Press Photo managing director called South African photographer Jodi Bieber to tell her the news that her photo was selected as the World Press Photo of the Year 2010.)

Great World Press Photo coverage by BJP’s @OliviercLaurent yesterday….

Articles – BJP: Jodie Bieber wins World Press Photo (BJP: February 2011)

Articles – BJP: Independent photographers win big at World Press Photo (BJP: February 2011)

Photo: Olivier Laban-Mattei

Articles – BJP : World Press Photo judges about the shocking images in this year’s result (BJP: February 2011)

Articles NYT Lens: Is This the Best News Picture in the World? (NYT Lens: February 2011

Damon Winter/3rd place POYi/Hipstamatic debate…

Articles – Poynter: Chat replay: What role do image apps like Hipstamatic have in photojournalism? (Poynter: February 2011)

Photo: Damon Winter

Interviews – Damon Winter: Through My Eye, Not Hipstamatic’s (NYT Lens: February 2011)

Interviews – Damon Winter : Winter explains process, philosophy behind award-winning Hipstamatic photos (Poynter: February 2011)

Articles – Chip Litherland: There’s an App for Photojournalism (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

Articles – DVA Foto: Some thoughts on iPhone pictures and POYi (Dva Foto: February 2011)

About POYi in general…

Articles – NYT: And the Winnner Is…. Anonymous (NYT Lens: February 2011)

And don’t forget to read the latest from Shit Photojournalists Like…

Blogs – SFL: Photography Contests (SFL: February 2011)

And to other things…

Photo: Steve McCurry

Features and Essays – Steve McCurry: The Last Roll of Kodachrome (Vanity Fair: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Christopher Anderson: A Little Goes a Long Way (Magnum in Motion: February 2011) Hunger in America

Features and Essays – Peter DiCampo: Life Without Lights (Project website) Project blog

Features and Essays – Christian Lutz: Tropical Gift (MSNBC: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Kevin Frayer/AP: A Bird’s-eye View of Afghanistan (TIME: February 2011) Helmand province as seen from the air

Features and Essays – Brent Stirton: Gold’s Costly Dividend (Human Rights Watch: 2011)

Features and Essays – Katie Orlinsky: Persevering in Ciudad Juárez (NYT: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Brian Cassey: Cyclone Yasi – CAT 5 (Fotostrada: February 2010) Queensland, Australia

Sad news from Afghanistan…

News – PDN: Photojournalist Giles Duley Gravely Injured in Afghanistan (PDN)

Always worth checking out the Month in Photography…Guardian’s multimedia guide to best exhibitions and books….

Photo: Balazs Gardi

Exhibitions and Books – Guardian: The Month in Photography

Articles – Telegraph: Sony World Photography Awards 2011 – professional finalists and shortlisted images (Telegraph: February 2011) Same in New Yorker

Fundraising The Middle East Journals of Tom Hurndall (Indiegogo)

BlogsThe Atlantic : In Focus

Articles – Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Carlos Barria (Guardian: February 2011)

InterviewsPeter Turnley interview on Ceausescu, Honecker,Tiananmen, Mubarak (CNN: February 2011)

Interviews Yumi Goto (e-photoreview: February 2011)

Interviews Mike Berube (e-photoreview: January 2011)

Interviews Jonathan Taggart (NYT Lens: February 2011)


Competitions Foam Magazine is accepting submissions from under 35yo photogs for their Talent Issue.

Grants Judges named for Getty Images Grants for Good. Photographers may apply by March 1.

FestivalsThe New York Photo Festival now open for submissions Deadline FEB 25 2011 Theme: Provocation

Festivals – Noorderlicht : Voices of the Middle East : Call for submissions

Workshops/Events Rhubarb-Rhubarb : See expecially their seminars page here : Next two seminars: Title: Photography Still Moving Date: 19th March 2011 Time:10.30am – 4.30 pm Venue: The Box, QUAD Market Place Cathedral Quarter Derby DE1 3AS UK AND Title: The Crossing : WM Date: 26th March 2011 Time: 11am – 6pm Venue: The Theatre , The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham . B9 4AA

Equipment Thuraya

Equipment BGAN

Articles – Todd Bigelow: 10 things photo assistant should pay attention to (Todd Bigelow blog: February 2011)

Articles – Wada Laube: Some lessons from Leibovitz (Wada Laube blog: February 2011) Found via @LucasJacksonRTR

Articles – Casey Templeton: Bringing Your Vision to Your Clients Brand (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

I’m ashamed to state this… but I can’t help but recognise myself in the people in Tim Fadek’s photo below…. I might be out with Veronica and our friends having a great time or something and I still can’t stop fiddling my iPhone…

Photo: Tim Fadek

Articles/Features and Essays – Tim Fadek: Is Social Media Destroying Public Interaction? (BNN: February 2011)

Photographers Victoria Will

PhotographersBen Cannon

Photographers Spencer Murphy

PhotographersCharles Ludeke

Agencies The Church of London

I saw @timfadek tweet this… “Viber is great, free phone calls to other members on iPhone. Like skype but more reliable” http://www.viber.com/ Have to check it out, definitely….

@valerioberdini tweeted this….pretty funny… How To Be Cool at a Gallery Opening

Gotta love Bill Cunningham…Probably first time I’ve seen Anna Wintour without sunglasses…She looks pretty… the sunglasses always gave me a mean vibe of her…

Trailer Bill Cunningham New York

News – Alec Soth diversifies into print & scan photography services.

Nearly 2,5K views yesterday…all time record…and I didn’t even do updates…I think it was all those people googling “Jodi Bieber” that brought most of the traffic..

To finish off, a joke: “A man goes to doctor..”I’m addicted to Twitter”, he says…Doctor says: “I’m sorry, I don’t follow you” via @JemimaGoldsmith