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Under Mugabe: Robin Hammond Records the Suffering of Zimbabwe

In December 2011 Robin Hammond, then a neighbor of mine in Cape Town, arrived in Zimbabwe for what he’d planned as his longest trip yet to a country, and a story, he knew well – several months documenting that country’s decline. There are worse places in Africa and there are plenty of uplifting stories to be had in Zimbabwe. But in the context of the stunning progress Zimbabwe achieved in its first decade of independence, its collapse over the next two is nonetheless remarkable – and the main reason Robin has covered the country so extensively since 2007. “There are very few countries that have fallen as far as fast as Zimbabwe,” says Robin. “These are educated people with high expectations who are now living in really extreme poverty.”

For months, living on a grant from the Carmignac Foundation, Robin worked his way across the country, getting to know Zimbabweans, living with them, sharing their lives. He discovered a hidden urban poverty that most journalists, myself included, have missed. “Robert Mugabe’s only been screwing it up for 20 years, so there are still some half-decent roads and buildings,” says Robin. “But you get into some of these places and they’re vertical city slums: no power, no water, no jobs. And the atmosphere. I’ve been to Congo and Somalia and all those kinds of places but I don’t think I’ve seen people as scared as the people in Zimbabwe.”

As Robin discovered, there was good reason to fear. In March, as he photographed a farm in the east of the country that had been seized by the regime, he was arrested and held overnight. A few weeks later in mid-April, he was arrested a second time as he tried to take pictures of Zimbabwean refugees crossing the Limpopo River into South Africa. In 2007 I did five days in a Zimbabwean prison in the same part of the country. Robin was held for four weeks. Most of his time was spent in a five-meter-by-10-meter cell with 37 other inmates. The prisoners had a concrete floor to sleep on, blankets infested with lice as their only covering, one toilet between 250 and, for food, slop infested with weevils. Many of his fellow prisoners had been inside for years. Eventually, Robin was deported. “They did a pretty good job of making me feel afraid,” he says.

After arriving in London, then relocating to Paris, Robin began assembling his work. What emerges in these stunning, fearful pictures, now being published in a book and shown at an exhibition which opens this week at Chapelle de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, is an arrestingly original portrait of a country whose nightmare is far from over. Robin’s pictures lay bare in unprecedented fashion the depth of Zimbabwe’s destruction and how, for millions, there is no recovery, nor even much hope of one.

Yet, with a fresh election expected next year, hope persists. Robin says Zimbabwe has taught him a cruel lesson about that: how hope might keep you going, but how it can also be dangerous. Robin learned that for himself in prison. “When you’re told you’re going to be let out that day, then you have to go back to your cell, that can be really depressing,” he says. “You have to set your mind to the idea that you could be there for months.” For Zimbabweans, hope has proved even more perilous, says Robin. A curiosity of Mugabe’s 32-year rule has been how, even as he plundered his country, ruined it, and killed and beat his challengers, he has never extinguished his people’s belief in change. The Zimbabwean President holds elections, shares power with the opposition and negotiates a theoretical transition with Zimbabwe’s neighbors. None of these initiatives have come to anything. But to those who ponder Mugabe’s survival – about why Zimbabweans haven’t staged a second revolution – Mugabe’s repression provides one answer and his careful nurturing of hope the other. Even now, says Robin, “Zimbabweans are eternally optimistic. They always think the next election will be the one to change their lives.” It is a testament to Robin’s art and courage that the way those expectations have been so mercilessly – and so deeply and comprehensively – disappointed has rarely been better captured.


Alex Perry is TIME’s Africa bureau chief.

Robin Hammond is a photojournalist based in South Africa.

National Geographic Magazine will be publishing a story next year that will feature the work from this project. The series will also be on display from Nov. 9 through Dec. 9 at Chapelle de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, with an opening reception on Nov. 8.



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

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

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

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

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

Interviews and Talks | August 2012

Stephanie Sinclair (CNN) Interviewed about her child brides project by CNN’s Christina Amanpour

Aaron Huey (Media Bistro) ‘National Geographic’s Aaron Huey on Digital Collaboration and Community Storytelling’

Photo © Philip Blenkinsop

Gary Knight (FotoEvidence)

Andre Liohn (YouTube) The Robert Capa Gold Medal award speech

Michael Kamber (NYT Lens) on Witnessess to War book

David Turnley (CNN) ‘New doc ‘Shenandoah’ tells story of undocumented immigrant killed by teens’

Don McCullin (BBC) Desert Island Discs 1984

Photo © Alexandra Avakian

Jean-Francois Leroy (BJP) Visa pour l’Image director Jean-Francois Leroy interviewed by our very own Olivier Laurent!

Luke Sharrett (Photo Brigade) ‘Traveling Aboard Air Force One’

Luke Sharrett (PDN) “The College Kid Whose Obama Photo Landed in The New Yorker”

James Estrin (burn)

The Bystanders: photographers who didn’t step in to help (Guardian) “What’s it like to witness a mob attack, a starving child or the aftermath of a bomb, and take a photograph instead of stopping to help? As two journalists are under fire for recording rather than intervening in a sex attack in India, we ask people who know”

Lauren Greenfield  (Phoenix.com) on The Queen of Versailles

Photo © Martin Parr

Martin Parr (Ideas Tap) Parr on Abstract painting with abstract shirt

Steve McCurry (Ideas Tap ) McCurry on ‘Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India’

Alex Webb (PDN) Webb on His Creative Process, Kodachrome, and Magnum

Stanley Greene (PDN) Greene on Luck, Film and Supporting Young Photographers

Photo © Moises Saman

Moises Saman, Mark Power and Stuart Franklin (IdeasTap)  ’Magnum photographers on their craft ‘

Edward Burtynsky (Metro)  Burtynsky: “Photographers’ Gallery will be an exciting new space”

Robin Hammond (nzherald.co.nz) ‘The Zimbabwe Mugabe didn’t want you to see’

Jacob Aue Sobol : Arrivals and Departures pt6 (Leica blog)

Josef Koudelka (Vogue.it)

Jodi Bieber (Ted.com)

Tewfic El-Sawy (Auto de Fe)

Lucas Foglia (Guardian) ‘photographer in search of off-the-grid Americans’

Mark Seliger in conversation with Platon and Dylan McDermott (Capture: episode 1 on YouTube)

Jonathan Torgovnik (FK Magazine)

John Cantlie (DailyBeast) “Journalist John Cantlie Learned How Deadly Syria Can Be When He Was Held Hostage by Jihadis”

John Cantlie (Channel 4 News) Cantlie about having been held captive in Syria

Bruce Gilden (Magnum Photos blog)

Jonas Bendiksen (Leica Vimeo)

Photo © Kate Peters

Kate Peters (Hasselblad blog) ‘Kate Peters and her trusty Hasselblad have just completed a marathon project to photograph an impressive line up of Olympic hopefuls for a huge spread in The Guardian’s Weekend supplement.’

Al Bello (NYT) ‘To Get the Shot, Nerve, Luck and Scuba Gear’

Doug Mills (NYT Lens) ‘Photographing the Olympics: The 400-Millimeter Dash’

Tony Hicks, AP’s regional photo editor for Europe and Africa (AP) Men’s 100m final “As well as 18 photographers, AP had 20 remote cameras placed in every imaginable shooting position.”

Photo © David Burnett / Contact Press Images

David Burnett (NYT Lens) ‘An Olympic Photographer’s Endurance’

Gregory Bull (Youtube) ‘AP Photographer Gregory Bull shot one of the iconic images of the London Games Thursday. He explains how he got that magical shot of Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas high over the balance beam.’

Jonathan Klein (CNN video posted on Photo Archive News) ‘Getty Images CEO Jonathan Klein on Getty’s involvement in London 2012′

Photos © Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller (BBC) “Photographer Martin Schoeller searches for the unique in identical twins”

Kate Holt (Action Aid)

Gareth Cattermole (YouTube) “Gareth Cattermole is a Getty Images staff entertainment photographer”

Palani Mohan (Asia Society) ‘Photographer Documents Rugged Lives of Kazakh Eagle Hunters’

Ewen Spencer (We Heart)

Chloe Dewe Mathews (Picture Perfect  | Vice.com)

Diver and Aguilar (A Photo Editor)

Sean Hemmerle (PDN) ‘How Sean Hemmerle Photographed Drones’

WassinkLundgren (Unseen Amsterdam)

Stephen Wilkes (A Photo Editor)

Photo © Martin Roemers

Martin Roemers (theurbn.com)

Chris Gregory (NYT Lens)

Newsha Tavakolian (Leica blog)

Brent Lewin (Boreal Collective)

James Noble (Guardian) ‘Tetra Pak heir: how photographer snapped key shots’

Steve Giralt (Photographer’s blog)  ’The Best Photography Course I Ever Took’

Richard Koci Hernandez (LA Times Framework blog)

Interviews and Talks | 7 June 2012

The Afrikaner Blood ©  Ilvy Njiokiktjien and Elles van Gelder.
World Press Photo 2012 contest Multimedia Prize winner.

World Press Photo 2012 Contest Winners interviewed (World Press Photo)

Jamie, Wellford, Newsweek‘s Senior International photo editor (PhotoShelter)

Stephen Shore (Phaidon)

Ben Lowy (ICP Vimeo)

Ben Lowy (NYT Lens)

Photo ©  Jacob Aue Sobol

Jacob Aue Sobol : Arrivals and Departures pt1,  pt2 , pt3, pt4, pt5 (Leica blog)

VII photographers in conversation at the Frontline (Phaidon)

Stephen Mayes (Phaidon)

Stephen Mayes (Pictureline)

Tom Stoddart, Peter Dench and Aidan Sullivan, Reportage by Getty Images at Frontline Club (Reportage Tumblr)

James Nachtwey (The Darthmouth.com)

Joachim Ladefoged (A Photo Editor)

Charles Ommanney (itele.fr)

Photo  ©  Jason P. Howe / ConflictPics

Jason P. Howe (FotoEvidence)

Yuri Kozyrev (PDN)

Ashley Gilbertson (PDN)

Peter Dench (PDN)

Robin Hammond (allAfrica.com)

Susan Meiselas (burn)

Alex Webb (Vogue)

Rene Burri (Phaidon)

Rene Burri (Phaidon)

David Burnett (ThaloTV)

Annie Leibovitz (Guardian)

Joao Silva (Dcist)

JR (Ted)

Pieter Hugo (Guernica)

Mitch Epstein (BBC)

Photo © Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi (Guardian)

Ed Kashi (Vimeo)

In the Picture: 25 Years of Panos Pictures (Frontline Club YouTube)

Carolyn Drake (Turkiye’de Zaman)

Vanessa Winship (Turkiye’de Zaman)

George Georgiou (Turkiye’de Zaman)

Chris de Bode (Dutch TV)

Pete Muller, Brief Reflections on OPC Awards Ceremony (Photographer’s blog)

Photo © Andrea Gjestvang

Andrea Gjestvang (B&H)

Dana Popa (BBC)

Dana Popa (Foto8)

Nicole Tung (NYT Lens)

Laura El-Tantawy (Dvafoto)

Ciara Leeming (Centrepoint Collective)

Laura Pannack (Ideas Tap)

Lee Karen Stow (BBC)

GMB Akash (123Clicks)

Rafal Milach (rbth.ru)

Photo © Simon Roberts

Photographers Abbie Trayler-Smith, Carol Allen Storey, Liz Hingley, Simon Roberts and Laura Pannack discuss their work in the Our Lives photography series about children living in the UK commissioned by Save the Children. (Save the Children YouTube)

James Nachtwey, 2009 (YouTube)

Frits van Eldik (CPN)

Diver & Aguilar (luxurysociety.com)

John Fulton (featureshoot)

Edward Linsmier (4ormat.com)

Thursday 20 October 2011

Features and Essays 

Coming up in National Geographic Magazine’s November issue…

Chuffed to see that Erika Larsen’s Sami series has made it to NatGeo..Looking forward to seeing it in print….

Erika Larsen: Sami Reindeer Herders (NGM)

Pascal Maitre,Joel Sartore, and Carsten Peter: Rift in Paradise—Africa’s Albertine Rift (NGM)

I’m sure you’ll remember this too..

Timothy Archibald: Echolilia (NGM)

Two series by Stephanie Sinclair…This one is terrific…

Stephanie Sinclair: Hillary’s Angels (VII)  Women working as secretary of state’s security detail

Stephanie Sinclair: Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess prodigy (VII Magazine)

Libya…

New Magnum in Motion piece by Moises Saman on Libya’s last days Gaddafi’s rule…

Moises Saman: Theater of War (Magnum in Motion)

Another Magnum photographer’s, Alex Majoli’s series in Newsweek….

Alex Majoli: Libyans in a Strange Land (Newsweek)

Mauricio Lima for the New York Times:

Mauricio Lima: In Surt, Chronicle of a Death Foretold (NYT Lens) Libya

Elsewhere in Middle East…

Alfredo D’Amato: Early Days of Spring (Panos) Tunisia

Portraits of Occupy Wall Street protestors in Zuccotti Park by Martin Schoeller in New Yorker and Sasha Bezzubov in TIME …

Bezzubov’s series on Lightbox opens with a crowd shot that was printed double spread in the magazine… See below how that and the portraits were used in print…

Sasha Bezzubov: Taking It to the Streets (Lightbox)

I haven’t seen how Schoeller’s portraits were used in print…

Martin Schoeller: Portraits From Occupy Wall Street (New Yorker)

To other things…

Global warming and rising sea level…

Amelia Holowaty Krales: Tuvalu, an Island in Danger (NYT Lens) Amelia Holowaty Krales’s website

Jocelyn Carlin: Global Warming’s Front Line (Panos)

Robin Hammond: Tuvalu Sunset (Panos)

James Whitlow Delano: The True Price, With a Hidden Cost (NYT Lens)

Tomas van Houtryve: Borderline: Bordeline: In the Shadow of North Korea (Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund)

Three Lynsey Addario series..This first one’s from the States…and her road trip with Joe Klein…

Lynsey Addario: Return to the American Road (Lightbox)

Lynsey Addario: Abandoning a Controversial Tradition (NYT) Genital cutting, Senegal

Lynsey Addario: Iraq Investors (VII)

Donald Weber: Quniqjuk, Qunbuq, Quabaa (VII)

John Vink: Cambodia 2011 Floods (Magnum)

New work from some of the Cesuralab photographers…

Luca Santese, Gabriele Micalizzi: Roma Violenta (Cesuralab)

Andy Rocchelli: Anzhi Makhachkala (Cesuralab) Makhachkala is the capital of Daghestan

Chien-Chi Chang: Burma: Land of Shadows (Magnum)

Sebastien Liste: Urban Quilombo (burn)

Kyoko Hamada: Letter to Fukushima (New Yorker)

Carolyn Drake: Among the Animals in Turkey (New Yorker)

Doug Richard: American Suburb (project website)

Boogie: The View From Kingston, Jamaica (AnnalsofAmericus)

Lizzie Sadin: Young and Imprisoned (NYT Lens) Sadin’s website

Ashley Gilbertson: MREs (Slate) includes a short interview with Gilbertson

Ryan Pfluger: Milwaukee’s Alliance School, the only gay-friendly charter school in the U.S. (Lightbox)

Richard Misrach: The Oakland-Berkeley Fire Photos  (Lightbox)

Sophie Gerrard: Protectors of Sight (BBC)

Samuel Hauenstein Swan: Somalis seek refuge in Ethiopian camps (Guardian)

Samuel: Hauenstein Swan: Tackling life-threatening child malnutrition in Chad (Guardian)

Elliott Erwitt:  Sequentially Yours (Lightbox)

Brent Stirton: The Malapa Fossils (Reportage)

Peter Dench: Dench’s England (NYT Lens)

Jules Allen: The Sweet Science of Body and Soul (NYT Lens) Allen’s website

Spike Johnson: Dale Farm Eviction (Foto8) Johnson’s archive

Kieran Doherty: Royal Wootton Bassett repatriations (Guardian)

Articles

Pretty gruesome images today in the videos showing Gaddafi captured and eventually killed…New Yorker’s Jon Lee Anderson comments…

C.I.A. agent Felix Rodriguez, left, with Che Guevara, center, before Guevara was executed in Bolivia, in 1967. Photograph: AP Photo/Courtesy of Felix Rodriguez.

Jon Lee Anderson: Picturing the Dead (New Yorker)

The day that marked Colonel Gaddafi’s death, marked also 6 months from the death of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros…Mike Kamber wrote about his friend Hetherington in New York Times Lens blog…

photo: Tim Hetherington

Mike Kamber: A Show of Respect for a Fallen Friend Tim Hetherington (NYT Lens)

C.J. Chivers: On the Day Qaddafi Dies, News – And Art – from Tim. (Journalist’s website)

Hadn’t seen this Hetherington video before…

Tim Hetherington: His Life and His Work (Vimeo)

BJP: Magnum Photos addresses Libyan Secret Service photo archive controversy | David Campbell’s comment

Source magazine: Collecting Photographs, Copyrights and Cash

An invitation to all monochrome photographers (BJP) “Emerging black-and-white photographers are invited to submit their work to Mono, a hardback photobook which will also include Roger Ballen, Anders Peterson and Oliver Pin Fat.”

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin: Photojournalism and the war of images (Guardian)

Silly…Guardian writes about Chloe Dewe Mathews’ BJP award winning Caspia work and then crops all four of her photos shown…The photos are originally 6×7…I wonder if they’d ever do the same to a painter?

Guardian: Lives bathed in oil: how Chloe Dewe Mathews captured the Caspian coast (Guardian) “In her award-winning Caspian series, the young British photographer explores the healthy and unhealthy relationship between oil and people in a spa town in Azerbaijan”

AP Photographer Ed Reinke Dies After Assignment Injury (PDN)

NYT: Barry Feinstein, Dies at 80

PDN: Barry Feinstein, who took classic shots of Dylan, Joplin, Steve McQueen, Geo Harrison, has died at 80

PDN: Custom Tools of the Trade

LA Times: Movie review: ‘Hell and Back Again’ | Guardian review

NPPA Visual Student: Insights and Experiences from the 2011 Eddie Adams Workshop

BJP’s news editors Olivier Laurent takes a look back at this year’s Visa…

BJP: The Optimists – A look back at this year’s Visa Pour l’Image festival

Photoshelter: Your Year-end Photography Business Plan

Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: Paul Bronstein

Guardian: Photographer Shahidul Alam’s best shot

Ai Weiwei’s Photo Shoot from China (NYT)

Brooks Kraft’s frames on Lightbox prove you don’t need to use a filter app to make a good iPhone photo…Refreshing…

Brooks Kraft: iPhone4 S frames (Lightbox)

Verve: Tessa Bunney

Verve: Rony Zakaria

multiMedia

 Once Magazine for iPad : issue 1 available on iTunes Store

Blogs

The Map is Not the Territory : Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou are exploring America

Awards, Grants, Funds, and Competitions

The Chris Hondros Fund has launched (BJP)

The Chris Hondros Fund website

Krisanne Johnson Awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography (Time Lightbox)

W. Eugene Smith Grant Awarded to Krisanne Johnson (NYT Lens)

Hondros, Hetherington Prizes Awarded at Eddie Adams Workshop (PDN)

Spanish photographer Daniel Beltrá has won this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award (BJP)

BJP: Three £3000 commissions up for grabs from Side Gallery

Interviews

photo in tear sheet: Shawn Baldwin

Errol Morris on Photography: Believing Is Seeing (Lightbox)

Henry Rollins (Featureshoot) “interview with Henry Rollins about his new photo book, ‘Occupants’”

Spencer Murphy (SIP)

Don McCullin (BBC Radio)

Old Nachtwey interview from 2002…

James Nachtwey (Apple Canada: 2002)

Yaakov Israel : CPC 2011 Winner (Conscientious)

Exhibitions and Events

Bryan Denton’s Libya exhibition opened on the same day as Gaddafi got killed… Fitting…

Revolution Photographs from Libya 2011 by Bryan Denton : October 20, 2011 – November 19, 2011 : Gulf + Western Gallery  721 Broadway, at Waverly – Ground Floor New York, NY 10003

Tim Hetherington – Visions  : October 22, 2011 till December 02, 2011 United States New York Venue details Bronx Documentary Center 614 Courtlandt Ave (at 151st) Bronx, New York 10451 United States www.bronxdoc.org [email protected]

Need help pricing and editioning your work?

The Social  : Print Sales: Editioning, pricing, printing, and more : Monday 24 October

Foto8 : Making it Happen Seminar : 26 November 2011 : London

Agencies

VII Newsletter October 2011

photo: Paolo Woods

Institute for Artist Management adds three photographers (BJP)

Books

Magnum Photographers: Women Changing India

Equipment

Canon 1D X (CPN)

Klynt : “the interactive editing & publishing application dedicated to creative storytellers.”

Photographers

Art Streiber

Tiffany L. Clark

Daniel Sullivan

Samuel Hauenstein Swan

Richard Flint

To finish off…. iPhone 4S / Canon 5d MKII Side by Side Comparison

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Features and Essays

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

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

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

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

Reminded me of when Newsweek did this back in 2006…

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

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

Nahr has been travelling through Sahara…

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

Nga reports from Dadaab…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adam Ferguson on VII Magazine…

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

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

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

From this week’s Newsweek…

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

Pieter Hugo: Electronic Wasteland (Newsweek: July 2011)

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

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

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

Brent Stirton: Malapa Fossils (NGM: August 2011)

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

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

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

Quite remarkable…

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

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

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

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

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

Sarah Rice: A Place Apart (Blurb: 2011)

Interviews

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

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

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

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

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

Do check this out…

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

Micha Bar- Am (Haaretz: July 2011)

Pieter Hugo : Permanent Error (PDN: July 2011)

Chris Boot (La Lettre: July 2011)

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

Adam Dean and Jake Price (Vimeo: 2011)

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

Daniel Cuthbert (10and5.com: July 2011)

Articles

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

Related…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Verve: Ian Martin (Verve Photo: July 2011)

Videos

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

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

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

Finding Vivian Mayer trailer

Awards and Compeitions

Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2011

Picture the Difference : Photo competition raising money for Action Aid

Creative Review Photography Annual 2011

Resources

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

Photographers 

Nichole Sobecki

Laura Lean

Juho Kuva

Penny De Los Santos

Festivals

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

photo: Yuri Kozyrev

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

Agencies and Organisations

World Press Photo launched a new website

Noor newsletter July 2011

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

Exhibtions 

Press Photographer’s Year 2011 exhibition open National Theatre London

To finish off…

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

Monday 18 July 2011

Features 

Now know why I couldn’t find Chien-Chi Chang’s Burma work in May when writing about this year’s Visa Pour l’image program….It’s only being publised now… in National Geographic Magazine’s August issue…

Chien-Chi Chang: Land of Shadows (NGM: August 2011) Burma

Somalia drought in the news…

Tyler Hicks: Fleeing Somalia’s Drought (NYT: July 2011)

Robin Hammond: Drought Crisis in Somalia (Guardian: July 2011)

South Sudan….

Francesco Zizola: South Sudan on the Eve of Independence (NOOR: July 2011)

Dominic Nahr: Republic of South Sudan Gains Independence (Magnum: July 2011)

Dominic Nahr: Rwandan Cycling Team (New Yorker: July 2011)

Sven Torfinn: In Sierra Leone, Widened Access to Health Care Saves Lives (NYT: July 2011)

Charles Ommanney: Petraeus’s Final Days in Afghanistan (Newsweek: July 2011)

KC Ortiz: West Papuan Rebels (Newsweek: July 2011)

Libya…

Katie Orlinsky: Libya (Visura Magazine: July 2011)

Bryan Denton: As Rebels Capture Towns, Destruction Follows (NYT: July 2011)

David Degner: Libyans Live With 5 Months of War (MSNBC: July 2011) More on Degner’s website

From VII Network….

Lynsey Addario: Bhutan (VII Network: July 2011)

Jessica Dimmock: Gossip Girls (VII Network: July 2011)

Tivadar Domaniczky: Living with the 1-8 (VII Network: 2011) Afghanistan

Seamus Murphy: Chinese Tourists in Italy (VII Network: July 2011)

Eric Bouvet: French Commandos (VII Network: 2011)

Chloe Dewe Matthews: The Caspian Sea (Panos: July 2011)

Alinka Echeverria: The Road To Tepeyac (Foto8: July 2011)

Kadir van Lohuizen: Gold Fever (NOOR: July 2011)

Nina Berman: September 11: The Afterglow (NOOR)

Sergio Ramazzotti: The Interpreter (Parallelo Zero Vimeo: 2011)

Magnum Photos: Tour de France (Magnum in Motion: July 2011)

Mark Redondo: In God’s Hands (Visura: July 2011)

Gordon Parks: F.S.A. (NYT Lens: July 2011)

Colombia…

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Hunting FARC (Reportage by Getty Images: July 2011)

Franco Pagetti: Women’s Prison (VII Magazine: July 2011) Colombia

Carlotta Zarattini: Cambodia (NYT Lens: July 2011)

Kenneth O’Halloran: Living with Alzheimer’s (TIME LB: July 2011)

Gabriela Bulisova: Formerly Incarcerated Women (Al Jazeera English: July 2011) US Prison System

Martin Usborne: Dog’s in Cars (TIME: LB: July 2011)

Daniel Etter: Syria  – A Revolution Silenced (Photographer’s website: 2011)

Kosuke Okahara: Inevitable Moment (Photographer’s website: 2011) Cairo

Events Frontline Club Photography Network Party : 20 July : London

multiMedia

New issue of Visura Magazine is available online

 

 

 

 

Viceland Photo Issue

Awards, Grants, and Competitions

 

 

This year’s Ian Parry Scholarship winner and finalists have been announced….

Ian Parry Scholarship Winner and Finalists (pdf) (Ian Parry Scholarship press release: July 2011)

BJP: Landscape first for Ian Parry Scholarship (BJP: July 2011)

Ed Ou wins the City of Perpignan Young Reporter Award for his Children of Men work (BJP: July 2011)

Congratulations to all the winners in the Press Photographers’ Year competition…

photo: Adam Dean  | First Prize: photo essay

The Press Photographers’ Year 2011 : Winners’ list :  Slideshow of Winning work

The winner of the 2011 Inge Morath, Zhe Che (Ingemorath.org: July 2011)

Open Society Documentary Photography Project announces Moving Walls 19 photographers (soros.org: July 2011)

Articles

 

 

More on Arles…

Francis Hodgson: Arles the fun of the fair (FT: July 2011)

Ben Burbridge: Arles 2011 (Photoworks blog: 2011)

NYT Lens: Doug Mills : Shooting Twice at Once (NYT Lens: July 2011)

Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: David Azia (Guardian: July 2011)

Verve: Stefano de Luigi (Verve Photo: July 2011)

Photoshelter: 11 Content Ideas for Your Photo Blog (Photoshelter: July 2011)

David Campbell: Thinking Images v.20: Famine iconography as a sign of failure (DC blog: July 2011)

BJP: Sports Photography: Breaking the waves (BJP: June 2011)

Getting Started in Google Plus: A Photographer’s Guide (Piziq.com)

Interviews

 

Lynsey Addario (NPR: July 2011)

Alec Soth (Hereontheweb: July 2011)

Kadir van Lohuizen (I Am Nikon blog: 2011)

Edward Burtynsky (Themorningnews.org: 2011)

Donald Weber (DVA foto: July 2011)

David Walter Banks (NPR: 2011)

 

Daro Sulakauri (NYT Lens: July 2011) Sulakauri’s website

 

Katie Orlinsky (Youtube: 2011)

Leonie Hampton (Ideastap: July 2011)

Don McCullin (BBC: 2011)

Taryn Simon (Guardian: May 2011)

Platon (BBC Radio: July 2011)

Mishka Henner (Telegraph: July 2011)

Tessa Bunney (e-photoreview: July 2011)

Charles Ommanney and Brooks Kraft (Youtube:  2004)

Books

Pieter Hugo: Permanent Error book review on BJP (BJP: June 2011)

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters on book review on Foto8 (Foto8: July 2011)

Photographers 

 

Nick Ballon

Christina Theisen

Polly Braden

Zhe Chen

 

 

Jon Browning

Kate Hooper

To finish off…. Photographer Cathal McNaughton‘s contemporary take on Elliott Erwitt classic…McNaughton’s frame on a Reuters slideshow of Northern Ireland