Tag Archives: Rebels

Tearsheet of The Day | Narciso Contreras from Aleppo in Time

Most of the world’s media attention has been on Gaza for the week or so, but the fighting in Syria hasn’t been any quieter. Just yesterday we saw news reports of airstrikes by Syrian government damaging a hospital in Aleppo which killed 15 people and left as many as 40 missing.

Time magazine (Int’l ed.) ran an article about the Syria’s largest city in their last weekend’s issue. Opens with a striking photo by Narciso Contreras who has been filing photos from Aleppo for the Associated Press and Polaris.

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Photo Narciso Contreras
Text on the spread: Cat and Mouse. Both regime and rebels have snipers at the ready. Rebel fighters are reflected in a mirror as they watch for enemies

Narciso Contrerasis a photojournalist born in Mexico City, whose work focuses on ‘feature stories, reportage and documentary based on religious communities, human nature and conflicts.’

The Girls of Chechnya

In 2010, when she was working for a news agency in Moscow, Diana Markosian asked to be sent to Chechnya. The photographer, who is Russian but studied in the United States, was 20 years old and curious about the history of the embattled region.

“They wouldn’t send me so I decided to go by myself,” she remembers. “Grozny became my destination and later became my home.”

Markosian went back repeatedly after that first visit and soon became a specialist in covering a region where, she says, many of her colleagues don’t want to go. She moved to Chechnya last November to live there full-time. But, she says, her close relationship with the area doesn’t mean that it’s not a risky place to live and work—kidnappings are frequent, she says—or that such risk does not affect her photographs. Although Russian leaders declared the region normalized and peaceful three years ago today, following more than a decade of wars against rebels, life is still fraught. They may not appear in the frames, but Chechen authorities are the unseen presence in the work shown in this gallery, a personal project through which Markosian addresses the lives of girls growing up in Chechnya.

“It’s one thing to come here for a week like I used to do. It’s another to start living here, and not only hear what these women are going through but actually experience it yourself,” she says.

Markosian says that Chechnya has experienced a wave of Islamicization since the collapse of the Soviet Union: religious dress codes are mandatory, young (and polygamous) marriages are frequent and gender roles are increasingly conservative. The president, Ramzan Kadyrov, has said publicly that women are the property of their husbands. And at the same time, high unemployment has meant that many young women who are already becoming mothers still live with their own parents.

For Markosian, this has meant that—after she was told by security officers that her belt full of lenses made her look like a suicide bomber—she carries a handbag rather than the photographer’s gear bag to which she was accustomed, and that she has gotten used to being questioned or having her photographs deleted by officers. “As a regular citizen I don’t feel danger,” she says, “but just because I’m doing something a little out of the ordinary, especially for a woman, I’m looked at more carefully.”

It has also changed her working process. Because of what she says is widespread but justified distrust, people are wary of being shown doing anything that could be perceived as unusual. Something as seemingly innocent as a photograph of a woman smoking a cigarette could have dire consequences. The fear of being different has been a particular obstacle for photographing teenagers, as their parents are worried about what might happen if their children are seen as nonconforming.

But Markosian says that, by spending weeks with her subjects before taking a single photograph, she has been able to gain the access necessary for the project. And, in doing so, she says she has found these women to be a mirror for Chechnya as a whole. “That entire idea of a generation building itself and the resilience these girls have really motivated me,” she says. “They are trying to make something of themselves at the same time that this region is trying to build after almost two decades of war.”

Diana Markosian is a photographer based in Chechnya. See more of her work here.

Photographer #447: Brent Stirton

Brent Stirton, 1969, South-Africa, is a photojournalist and documentary photographer who focuses on issues related to conflict, health and the environment. He has traveled extensively to places as Timbuktu, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and India. He is the official photographer for the Global Business Coalition against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Twice he visited the Ukraine, a country with the highest concentration of HIV+ people in Europe, to document the victims of Aids and the social workers and doctors who improve the lives of the infected. His goal was to humanize the disease through his photography and to lessen fear and prejudice against those who live with the disease. His work has received numerous awards amongst which are five awards from the World Press Photo Foundation and six from the Lucie Foundation. His images have been shown in a vast amount of exhibits including one at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has been published in leading magazines as the National Geographic Magazine, Time, Newsweek and Stern. The following images come from the stories Tuareg Rebels Niger, Aids, Drugs & Uncertainty: Ukraine and Narco-wars in Afghanistan.

Website: www.brentstirton.com

World Press Photo Awards Announced

Today the winners of the prestigious 55th annual World Press Photo competition were announced in Amsterdam, and Samuel Aranda from Spain received the prize for World Press Photo of the Year 2011.

The winning photograph shows a woman caring for a wounded relative, inside a mosque used as a field hospital by demonstrators against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen on October 15, 2011. Samuel Aranda was working in Yemen on assignment for The New York Times. He is represented by Corbis Images.

TIME photographer Yuri Kozyrev of Noor won first prize in the Spot News Singles category with his explosive picture of rebels leaping off a tank in Ras Lanuf, Libya.

A gallery of selected winners is above. You can see all the results here.

TIME salutes all of this year’s winners. Congratulations!

To see a multimedia about Jodi Bieber’s World Press Photo of the Year for TIME in 2011 click here.

Thursday 5 January 2012

Photojournalism Links turned 4 years in the end 2011, but let’s begin the fifth by looking back at the past year, shall well…

Features and Essays

New York Times Pictures of the Year….

Cover* by Moises Saman….   (*at least online. Don’t know how the selection was printed in the paper.)

New York Times: 2011: The Year in Pictures |

Slide 14 by Tyler Hicks looked familiar…

Photo: Tyler Hicks. Fighters reacted after an airstrike near Ras Lanuf, Libya, on March 11, where rebel lines began to crumble before an onslaught of artillery fire.

Seems to have been taken moments before or after Yuri Kozyrev’s famous one…See for yourself…

My initial thought was that Hicks’ frame surely must have been taken before Kozyrev’s, as there is that photo of him running away, and in which Kozyrev can still be seen shooting… But: I started thinking more about the stronger smoke seen in Hicks’ frame and why we don’t see it in Kozyrev’s if indeed that was taken later. The other possibility is that Kozyrev’s photo shows the airstrike mentioned in Hicks’ caption, and that  in fact Hicks’ one is taken after and it shows rebels having returned to the scene after running away and being defiant in some kind of adrelanine rush.. Hicks’s caption mentions: “after airstrike”. Kozyrev’s caption says  ”Rebels flee under fire from the Libyan army”. There might have been several airstrikes/attacks of course and if Kozyrev’s is taken after, it could show a different strike/attack..in which case the stronger smoke in Hicks’ photo might be explained partly by camera angle and time.. the smoke we see in his frame could be the same as in Kozyrev’s photo..only in Kozyrev’s one the smoke had already slightly cleared.. Can’t decide which one it is… before or after….not that important anyway, but it’s interesting how different emotions we see at the same scene in two photos taken very close to each other…Tyler Hicks’ photo shows such defiance by the knife-wielding rebel, who is seen running for cover in Yuri Kozyrev’s one.

You can tweet your answers to this little ‘before/after’ puzzle @photojournalism.

LightBox compiled a yearbook for 2011, picking a photo for each day of the year…below frame from February 4, 2011 from South Sudan by Pete Muller, who was chosen by Time picture editors as the best photographer on the wires

Photo: Pete Muller / AP. February 4, 2011. Southern Sudanese from the pastoralist Taposa tribe take part in a nationalist celebration in the remote area of Kapoeta.

Lightbox: LightBox 365: A Year in Photographs

LA Times: The Year in Pictures (Framework blog)

Guardian: Photographs of the Year 2011

You can find links to loads more Year in Pictures/Best Photos of the Year galleries at Monroe Gallery’s blog

Really interesting slideshow on Lighbox about scenes and situations documented by more than one photographer…

photo credits: Daniel Berehulak—Getty (left); Kevin Frayer—AP (right)

Time Lightbox: Two Takes: One Picture, Two Photographers

Fritz Hoffman: The Cold Patrol (NGM)

Adam Ferguson: Getting Ahead in Dharavi (NYT)

Dominic Nahr: Still Born in Somalia (Magnum)

Sven Torfinn: Rape on the Rise in Somalia (NYT)

Republican Presidential campaign….

Lars Tunbjork: Iowa Caucus (Lightbox)

Danny Wilcox Frazier: Election 2012: The Path to Iowa (Lightbox)

Josh Haner: On the Campaign Trail in Iowa (NYT Lens)

Brendan Hoffman: The Iowa Caucus in Two Minutes (Lightbox) multimedia

Evan Vucci: Iowa Voters (whosay.com)

Paula Bronstein: Myanmar, an Isolated Country Undergoing Change (NYT Lens)

Yann Gross: An American Dream in Switzerland (NYT Lens)

James Whitlow Delano: Cherry Blossoms (Newsweek) Japan After Earthquake, Tsunami, Nuclear Disaster: Cherry Blossoms Return

Todd Heisler: War’s Inner Wounds (NYT) multimedia

Balazs Gardi & Teru Kuwayama: Afghanistan (Newsweek)

Adam Ferguson: The Afghan National Army (Lightbox)

Donald Weber: War is good | Kurdistan after Saddam (VII)

Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s latest now as multimedia on VII Magazine…

Anastasia Taylor-Lind: The National Womb (VII Magazine)

Karim Ben Khelifa’s work from Yemen on Le Monde…Some nice frames, but was quite distracted by the brush tool marks visible in the skies of  several of the frames…Not sure what happened there…

Karim Ben Khelifa: Zinjibar, Yemen (Le Monde)

Marcus Bleasdale: Tuberculosis in Tanzania (VII)

Michael Hollahan: Momma Doc (zReportage)

Renee C. Byer: Foreclosure (zReportage)

Craig F. Walker Mahala Gaylord: Welcome Home : The Story of Scott Ostrom (Denver Post)

NYT Lens (various photographers): Portraits of Artists

Brent Clark: Deconstructing Santa

NatGeoMag January 2012 cover story…

Jodi Cobb: Twins (NGM)

Martin Schoeller: Twins (NGM)

More twins by this month’s featured Firecracker photographer Maja Daniels…

Maja Daniels: Monette and Mady (Firecracker) Firecracker newsletter 

Some pretty incredible as well as disturbing photographs from Serengeti…

Michael Nichols: Field Test : Serengeti (NGM)

John Vink: Cambodia: Borei Kela Relocation (Photographer’s website)

Paul Jeffers: The Holy Land Experience (Foto8)

Sarah Amy Fishlock: Middlemen (Foto8)

Ilse Frech: Nika’s Journey Growing Up With HIV (Lightbox)

Stephanie Sinclair: Les Americains a table (Le Monde M Magazine) Still story was originally published in NYT Mag. 

Jonathan Torgovnik: JR’s Street Art in Los Angeles (GQ) Torgovnik’s time-lapse of JR working on Getty Reportage Tumblr

Amanda Rivkin: Baku (Le Figaro) Azerbaijan

Myrto Papadopoulos: Tajikistan (NYT Lens)

Peter Dench has a slideshow on Time.com about London building for this year’s Olympics..Several frames from my neck of the woods in Stratford, east London…

Peter Dench: London Builds for 2012 (Time)

Daniel Etter: My Year in Pictures (Photographer’s website)

Todd Heisler: A Day With Stephen Colbert (NYT Magazine)

Ryan McGinley: Sweet Birds of Youth (Vanity Fair)

Interviews

Jack Van Antwerp : WSJ’s Director of Photography discusses how the WSJ photo department culled the best of photos of 2011 (WSJ) video

Philip Wolmuth : Adapt to survive: A photographer’s view of the market today (BBC)

Bruno de Cock (Emphas.is)

Kai Löffelbein : Unicef Photograph of the Year Winner (Leica blog)

Giles Duley (BBC)

Guy Martin (BBC Radio Cornwall) Starts at 1:33:45

Melanie Burford (BBC)

Articles

R.I.P Eve Arnold.

NYT: Photojournalist Eve Arnold Dies at 99

photo: Eve Arnold. CUBA. Havana. Bar girl in a brothel in the red light district. 1954.

Guardian: Photographer Eve Arnold dies aged 99 | Arnold’s portfolio on Magnum Photos

Pres release and memorial slideshow on Magnum Photos

BJP: Magnum photographer Eve Arnold dies

Really nice quite in the Lightbox profile…

“I look for a sense of reality with everything I did,” she once said. “I didn’t work in a studio, I didn’t light anything. I found a way of working which pleased me because I didn’t have to frighten people with heavy equipment, it was that little black box and me” – Eve Arnold

Lightbox: Eve Arnold: 21 April 1912 – 4 January 2012

PDN: Photographer Eve Arnold Dies

Telegraph: Steve Bent, the photographer, who died on Christmas Day aged 53

NPPA: Lynsey Addario’s 2011: From Libyan War Captive To New Mother

NPR: Basil Al-Sayed, Who Chronicled The Syrian Uprising, Is Dead | Basil al-Sayed, a Syrian citizen journalist lost his life documenting the uprising in Homs.

PDN: Swedish Photographer, Reporter Convicted in Ethiopian Show Trial

photo: Finbarr O’Reilly

NYT Lens: Afghanistan Veteran Recalls Meeting a War Photographer

AP: Wounded Marine inspires AP photographer’s search

MSNBC: Photographer reunited with Marine injured in Afghanistan

PDN: CPJ Says Missing New York Times Driver is Dead

BBC: Libya blast photographer Guy Martin hosts display

Independent: Risking their lives in a warzone: is this the next generation of reporters? | The Arab Spring offered unprecedented access to freelance journalists on a tight budget

Duckrabbit: Tim Hetherington’s last photos and their presentation on the Guardian

photo: Lucas Jackson

Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: Lucas Jackson 

PhotoShelter: The Best Photography Blog Posts of 2011

Lightbox: Time’s Best of 2011: The Photobooks We Loved

Lightbox: Best Photos…of Photos 2011

NYT Mag 6th Floor blog: Our Top Ten Photo Books of 2011

Telegraph: Review of the year 2011: pictures of Libya and Egypt by Telegraph photographers

NYT Lens: Photo From North Korea Funeral Was Doctored (NYT Lens)

Time International ran the doctored photo as their weekly double spread Lightbox photo, without the acknowledgement of the frame being doctored….Credited to KCNA/Reuters… It seems the kill notice didn’t go out fast enough…

Time International photo editor Patrick Witty wrote about it….

Lightbox: The Aesthetics of a Dictatorship: North Korea’s Photoshopped Funeral

Doctoring of different kind…

NYT Lens: Pavel Maria Smejkal’s Iconic Scenes, Revisited and Reimagined

Related.. Jorg Colberg: A Theme with Variations

Kinda related to doctoring as well..

NYT: Apropos Appropriation

NYT: Harold Ross: Sculpting a Photograph With Light

Poynter: AP, 28 news orgs launch NewsRight to collect licensing fees from aggregators

BJP: Photography on the iPad: The Road to Success?

BBC: A question of ethics: Photographers in the spotlight

LightBox:  Top 10 Posts of 2011

NPR: Richard Avedon’s New Year’s Eve, Revisited

Observatory: A New American Picture: Doug Rickard and Street Photography in the Age of Google

New Yorker: Vince Aletti’s Top 10 Photo Shows

Telegraph: The Firecracker Diary | To raise funds for a new photographic grant, Firecracker has produced an illustrated 2012 diary showcasing work by women photographers.

Lightbox: A Package of Protest

BJP: Kodak to seek bankruptcy protection?

Verve: Andrew McConnell

Verve: Anne Ackerman

Digitaltechparis: The Correct Copyright Notice on a Photographer’s Website

IdeasTap: How to Photoblog

Resources

Self-assessment test for frontline journalists (conflict-study.com)

multiMedia

Life Force Magazine January issue is out

Flakfoto has a new website

Exhibitions

Guy Martin – Shifting Sands : 10 January 2012 to 14 January : The Poly, 24 Church Stree : Falmouth TR11 3EG

Awards, Grants, and Competitions

Registration deadline for World Press Photo is January 6, 2012 at 23:59 (Central European Time)

Magenta Flash Forward 2012

Lightbox: Best in Show: Valerio Spada’s Book Gomorrah Girl | Photography Book Now competition’s $25,000 Grand Prize winner

The Magnum Foundation is pleased to announce 4 scholarships for the 2012

Source Graduate Photography Online 2012

Crowdfunding

Condition One by Patrick Chauvel (Emphas.is)

Jobs

MediaStorm’s summer internship application deadline is January 15.

Agencies and Colletives

Luceo Best of 2011

Photographers

NOOR photographer Pep Bonet’s revised and renewed website..

Pep Bonet

Eduardo Castaldo

William Daniels

Thomas Haugersveen

Josh Haner

Brent Clark

Philip Wolmuth

Kai Löffelbein

Sarah Amy Fishlock

Paul Jeffers

Jodi Cobb

See also Photo Follies of 2011

and How Photographers Actually Spend Their Time

Pictures of the Week, October 14 – October 21

From the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, to the global spread of the Occupy Wall Street protests and the horrific crash that killed Dan Wheldon, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.



Return to Libya: Reflections on a Photographer’s Personal Conflict

Libya didn’t simply fall at the end; it rather slid from the hands that had gripped onto it for far too long. It was taken back and returned to its rightful owners.

In the six months before my second return to Libya this September, after the fall of Tripoli, I had seen the way things would finally end through a romantic kaleidoscope. I wanted to celebrate in the square after finding my family in the crowd. I wanted to be my father’s son. I wanted that gap I have felt from Libya my entire life to at once close. With this uprooting of the regime in Libya, I felt whatever huge hole was left was now filled with a complex melody of emotions. I had not expected anything short of jubilation, and never had the impulse of reflection been a part of this plan for me. Before I had a chance to acknowledge the transition, it was already complete and it gave way to an incredible sense of pride. The rebels had brought the regime to the ledge, but it was the people who would be the final push.

At the time, the city celebrated but the country seemed exhausted. I had been afraid of the capital spiraling into chaos following the fall, but instead everything seemed to have taken its place. People went to work and took up positions to help attend to the city’s wounds—as if all Libyans had been rehearsing for this moment their entire lives. People grasped their roles at this moment and took hold of the importance of civility. During a visit to a hospital one day, a man explained to me simply, “We all have our jobs now. As a Libyan, you have your job here, and it is important. You do your job and I’ll do mine.”

I felt as though I needed that clear point of departure to help finally tether together these loose ends I had felt my entire life. In the end, all those emotions I had reserved for that anticipated moment were nowhere to be found. A kind of paralysis took hold instead. The previous expectations would pale in comparison to how this unexpected state would leave me. Joy was replaced with anger and clarity with haze. What became clear was that this hadn’t been my war as much as it had been for the rest of Libya.

To me, the regime was like an ominous vapor. While their fighters were not visible on the streets any longer, evidence of their lethal effect was very present, and as they fled, they left in their tracks a deep gash in the country and its people.

The personal conflict I felt during this time brought me to a point where my relation to breaking news played less an immediate role in my work than trying to restore my connection during a period when so much was unclear and surreal. Memories near and far rushed forward and I felt I needed to step back before the whole thing engulfed me. I had a clear reason for being there. More than one, in fact, and I wanted to get a hold of whatever I was experiencing and work towards a clearer picture. That image only became focused once I paused and allowed that nostalgia to catch up with me. It was an unconscious choice to proceed forward only when something made sense to me and I felt it somehow fit into this puzzle I was building. I realized that a middle distance was missing. The gap between me and what I was here to see was gone and I felt pushed up against this giant shift. I was able to see everything clearly. I needed that minor space to objectify this moment just enough to try and grasp it but I was immediately enveloped instead. As if all the oxygen in that needed breathing room was extinguished and a vacuum pulled everything from inside of me.

Much of what I became transfixed with might otherwise have seemed banal to some though it had a relevant place in processing this event. Whether it was the discarded green flags of the regime being slowly devoured by the elements, or the simplest gesture that suggested a great relief within this new absence in the country.

While the experience of this past return lent little to fully realizing how I had expected things to play out, everything in fact eventually did play out. The insignificance of those dreams had never been so clear once seeing and feeling the collective sigh of relief the country let out.

Jehad Nga is a Libyan photographer who lives in New York. See more of his work here.

To read Nga’s piece about his father’s life in 1960′s Libya, before the Gaddafi regime, click here

Photo News – Final calls for AOP Open, Photo Forum Beirut, DEVELOP Photo youtube channel and Shpilman Institute research grant winners announced

You have two days left to enter the Association of Photographers Open and, if you are in Beirut Photo Forum Beirut is calling for photographers to take part in its first event to coincide with the World Press Photo touring exhibition. Also, some educational resources: a new youtube channel aimed at photographers and the recipients of the Shpilman Institute of Photography’s first research programmes “for research in philosophy and photography, and for general research that advances the understanding of the practices, theories, and history of photography”.

AOP OPEN
There’s only two days left to enter as the call for entries for closes on Friday 20 May at 18:00 GMT. Run by the Association of Photographers The AOP Open is open to everyone; AOP members and non-members. “The Open Awards has no categories or themes but recognises all forms of outstanding imagery shot by professionals and amateurs alike.

“The competition attracts thousands of entries each year and the online public vote attracted over 4,000 votes in 2010 alone. Visit the AOP Awards website for further details of how to enter.

PHOTO FORUM BEIRUT

A Libyan rebel holds the Kingdom of Libya flag as he walks past a burning wrecked tank at a site bombed by coalition air force in the town of Ajdabiya on March 26, 2011 as forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi were retreating after rebels recaptured the key eastern town in their first significant victory since the launch of the Western-led air strikes a week ago. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ

The World Press Photo exhibition is travelling to Lebanon this month  – Beirut Souks – May 12 to June 1, 2011, daily from 2pm to 9pm. Photo Forum Beirut has been invited to run a session during the time of the exhibition on Saturday 21 May 2011.

Photo Forum Beirut wants to celebrate and support civil demonstrations in the MENA region through the lens of photographers who have witnessed and reported on these events. It is inviting photographers to its first session of the year on Saturday 21 May at 7.30pm at Beirut Souks. Map here.

On 14 January 2011 Tunisian people brought about the downfall of long-time president Ben Ali. Since then, civil protests of resistance have spread to Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Oman and Syria.

*Admission is free

Photographers, who have covered/ are covering, the events have been invited to show their work and share their experience with the audience. The projection will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by journalist Delphine Minoui.

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS:
Delphine Minoui – Journalist
Patrick Baz – Mideast Regional Photo Manager for Agence France Presse
Hussein Malla – Associated Press Beirut Chief Photographer.

(Please note that due to the ongoing events in the countries of the MENA region, some photographers still haven’t been able to confirm their presence; we will update the information in the next couple of days.)

For more info on the event please visit Photo Forum Beirut.

DEVELOP PHOTO YOUTUBE CHANNEL
The DEVELOP Photo YouTube Channel is “up and running and is Intended to be an educational resource and a bit of fun. It features interviews, lectures and films about photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography and photographers,” says photographer Erica McDonald on facebook. She is calling for you to “have a look, pass the word but also let me know if there is an organization or series of videos you think should be there that are not. This is a pretty time consuming project, and I am still adding playlists and bios/links. I have a good handle on what photographers still need to be added, but would really appreciate feedback on pages I may have missed (like the ones I have for Aperture, OSI, MagnuminMotion, BagNews, Dispatches, etc”.

The DEVELOP Photo YouTube Channel is “an educational resource which features interviews, discussions, lectures and films about photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography and photographers, as well as a look at some great work in those realms of photography. Please see individual playlists.”

SHPILMAN INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
The Shpilman Institute for Photography recently announced the recipients of “its inaugural research program for research in philosophy and photography, and for general research that advances the understanding of the practices, theories, and history of photography.

Its winners, selected from 500 applications by scholars and researchers in 47 countries around the world, are researching questions concerning the contemporary status of photography.

The public is invited to browse through their projects, as the institute believe they may offer significant contribution to the field. Some projects launched online throughout 2010-2011:

Jeffrey Yoo Warren, Shannon Dosemagen and Mathew Lippincott from The Public Laboratory for Open Technology & Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, are inquiring “Activist Uses of Emergent Hacker Technologies for Environmental Justice: Investigating Communities of Practice”.  One of their projects is devoted to Grassroots Mapping the Gulf oil spill with balloons and kites.

Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff from the Department of  Media, Culture and Communication, NYU, devoted his research to “The Photographic Common and Authoritarian Realism: A Genealogy of the 2011 Revolutions”. Prof. Mirzoeff recently launched the blog For the Right to Look, which was also featured on its blog.

Prof. Steven Hoelscher from the Departments of American Studies and Geography, and Academic Curator of Photography, The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, USA and Susan Meiselas, photographer, New York, USA, and Professor, Masters of Photographic Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands, will delve into “The Magnum Collection: A Visual Archive of the Modern World”. You can also browse through Meiselas’ visual projects on her site.

Winners’ researches will be shared at a conference by The SIP, in addition to a publication. Their theoretical and visual endeavors will also be disseminated through our blog.

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