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Features and Essays | October 2012

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

Photo © Paolo Pellegrin

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

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

Photo © Eugene Richards

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

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

Photo © Dominic Nahr

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

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

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

New work by Stephanie Sinclair on her child brides project.

Photo © Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair: Trading Childhood for Marriage (CNN)

Jessica Dimmock short film on the same young woman…

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

Some of Sinclair’s Child Brides in Politiken…

Stephanie Sinclair: Child Brides (Politiken)

Jerome Delay: Niger’s Hunger Brides (Guardian)

Mads Nissen: A Silent Libya After Gadhafi (CNN)

Louis Quail: Libya: Life After Gaddafi (Guardian)

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

Ben Lowy: iLibya (Mother Jones)

Ilvy Njiokiktjien: Afrikaner Blood (Politiken) multimedia

Nicola Lo Calzo: Slavery’s Ghosts (Newsweek)

James Oatway: A Tale of Two Angolas (Panos)

Kieran Doherty: Daily Life in Liberia (Guardian)

Pierre Crocquet: Confronting Childhood Sexual Abuse (NYT Lens)

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

Photo © Jerome Sessini

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

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

Matt Black: After the Fall (NYT Lens) Mexico

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

Miguel Alvarez Bravo: retrospective (Lightbox)

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

Photo © Oscar B. Castillo

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

Meridith Kohut: Portraits of Chavez Supporters (NYT)

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

Stephen Ferry: Violentology: Colombian Conflict (Lightbox)

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

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

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

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

Photo © Pete Souza/White House

Pete Souza: Portrait of a Presidency (Lightbox)

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

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

Time sent five photographers to document the hurricane…

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

Shaul Schwarz shot Sandy for NBC News.

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

Photo © Joe Amon

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

Andrew Hetherington: Inside the Pot Industrial Complex (Newsweek)

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

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

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

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

21st century FSA…

Photo © Andrew Lichtenstein

Andrew Lichtenstein: An American Place (Facing Change)

Gary Knight: Inmigracion Topografia (VII)

Marc Asnin: Embracing Uncle Charlie (CNN)

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

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

NYT (various photographers): Fracking (NYT Lens)

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

Don Doll: Native Americans (NYT Lens)

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

Photo © Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson: Joe Biden (Magnum)

Christopher Anderson: A Political Portfolio (New York magazine)

Charles Ommanney: Romney in Florida (Newsweek)

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

Christopher Morris: Republican Faces (VII)

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

Greta Pratt: Looking Presidential (NYT Lens)

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

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

Alec Soth: Looking for Love (Lightbox)

Lauren Fleishman: Wheelchair Bodybuilders (Lightbox)

Brian Frank: Mixed Martial Arts (NYT Lens)

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

Stephen Morton: Geechees Fragile Culture (zReportage)

Rick Sforza: Shrinking Sea (zReportage)

Pat Vasquez-Cunningham: Sacred Mountain Threatened (zReportage)

Photo © Cedric Gerbehaye

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

Charles Ommanney: Made in France (Newsweek)

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

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

Photo © Adam Ferguson

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

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

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

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

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

Arnhel de Serra: Rural Britannia (New Yorker)

Maciej Dakowicz: Cardiff After Dark (Guardian)

Jocelyn Bain Hogg: Mr. English Beauty (CNN)

Tom Wood: Men and Women (Guardian) UK

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

Kuba Kaminski: The Whisperers (NYT Lens) Poland

Piotr Malecki: Commuters (Panos) Poland

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

Photo © Alex Majoli

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

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

Lukasz Trzcinski: New Europe. Atlas (NYT Lens)

Landon Nordeman: Euro Dog 2012 (New Yorker) Romania

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

Photo © Michael Chelbin

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

Platon: A Russia for All Russians (Newsweek)

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

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

Colin Delfosse: Les cadets de Mourmansk (Picture Tank)

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

Photo © Maysun

Maysun: Syria’s Civil Conflict (Guardian)

Jerome Sessini: Syria (Le Monde)

Photo © Daniel Etter

Daniel Etter: Daily Life in Syria (Newsweek)

Zac Baillie: Syria (Paris Match)

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

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

Giulio Piscitelli: Aleppo (Photographer’s website)

Uriel Sinai: A Tattoo To Remember (NYT) Israel

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

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

Photo © Mathias Depardon

Mathias Depardon: Black Sea Postcards (Foto8)

Davide Monteleone: Red Thistle (Lightbox) Caucasus

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

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

Laura El-Tantawy: The Veil (VII Magazine)

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

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

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

Julian Germain: Classroom Portraits (Lightbox)

Mark Henley: A Sign of Our Times (Panos)

Photo © Pieter ten Hoopen

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

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

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

Photo © Poulomi Basu

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

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

Alex Masi: A Toxic Tragegy in Bhopal (CNN)

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

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

Photo © Massimo Berruti

Massimo Berruti: Pakistan: Fade Into Dust (burn)

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

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

Mikhail Galustov: Afghan Faces (New Yorker)

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

Photo © Sean Gallagher

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

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

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

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

James Whitlow Delano: Growth (Chinafile.com) China

Lucas Schifres: Made in China (NYT Lens)

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

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

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

Bharat Sikka: Bhutan (Lightbox)

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

Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment – Benefit Auction @ 25CPW


Dee and Lisa on Mott Street, Little Italy, NYC 1976 © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

On view from March 8–11, 2012, Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment is a charity photography exhibition and auction benefiting Man Up, a global initiative launched by award-winning journalist Jimmie Briggs, aimed at mobilizing youth worldwide toward the prevention of violence against women and girls. Through Our Lens assembles the work of 50 notable photographers, ranging the worlds of fashion, documentary photography, and contemporary art, in an exhibition/auction event hosted by honorary chairs Gloria Steinem and Harry Belafonte, and curated by Whitney Johnson of The New Yorker, Bess Greenberg, Yukiko Yamagata, and JB Reed.

Among the works on view and available for auction are Susan Meiselas’ 1976 Dee and Lisa on Mott Street Little Italy (pictured above), and Hank Willis Thomas’ 2011 After Identity What?, a work pulled from the artist’s socio-politically and identity driven 1969 series.

Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment is open to the public March 9th–11th, offering a weekend of FREE public programming which includes a film screening with activist Christy Turlington Burns, and talks with author Jill Iscol.

The ticketed reception and auction kicks off Thursday, March 8th at 25CPW with hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a guest DJ set by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots. Tickets are $150 in advance, $175 at the door.

 

Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment
Ticketed Reception and Auction
Thursday, March 8, 6:30PM–11:00PM

Public Viewing w/ Additional Weekend Programming
March 9-11, 2012

25CPW
25 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
212.203.0250

For more information, contact 25CPW at: 212.203.0250. For the full weekend schedule and for tickets visit: http://manupphoto.eventbrite.com/.

Pictures of the Week, December 16 – December 23

From the North Korean’s reaction to the death of Kim Jong II and a devastating typhoon in the Philippines to a violent assault by Egyptian soldiers on a woman protester TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

See last week’s Pictures of the Week.

International Women’s Day Centenary 1911-2011 – Female Focus on Photography

To celebrate the centenary of International Womens Day tomorrow, this week’s posts will all have a female focus. To kick off, I’ve listed all the female photographers and artists who have had work featured in the print issue of Hotshoe magazine since I started writing for the mag back in 2004 with a link to their websites. It’s been fun looking back and I’ll be adding 20 a day for the next five days, making 100 in total – one for each year of the centenary.

I’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing some of the photographers listed over the next week and hope that the list will point readers to the scope and depth of work produced by women photographers and artists practising today.

I do ask one thing, please take the opportunity to add the names and a link to any women photographers that you think should be added. Now that I’ve started, it’s up to you to add to it and make it more extensive and inclusive. It also recalls the days of early blogs, which were mostly link-driven sites.

THE LIST BEGINS:
Hotshoe magazine 2004-5
Helen Atkinson
Veronica Bailey
Polly Braden
Louisa Fairclough
Debbie Fleming Caffery
Angela Catlin
Sophie Calle
Beth Yarnelle Edwards
Melanie Einzig
Susan Derges
Catriona Grant
Alison Jackson
Annie Liebovitz
Vera Lutter
Mary Ellen Mark
Betsie Van Der Meer
Susan Meiselas
Michelle Sank
Stephanie Sinclair
Taryn Simon

DEAR CLARE – CLAUDIA JANKE
I also want to point you to a couple of initiatives taking place to mark 8 March. The first is a project by London-based photojournalist Claudia Janke who launches a self-published human rights photography magazine. It is free and will be available on this blog, as a PDF, tomorrow to coincide with Janke’s launch or can be viewed on the website.

“The magazine aims to raise awareness around social, civil and human rights issues. The first issue addresses violence against women in Uganda but also reflects on the situation of women in Britain. Although the topic is of a serious nature, the magazine also celebrates the courage and strength of the women shown as they all fight for justice and a better life.”

Janke has also set up a Dear Clare website where people can leave a wish list and see the magazine online. The print version of Dear Clare will be distributed in London at an outside exhibition of the images in Islington and Dalston, in some arty bookshops as well as in cafes and bars in Southbank, Hackney, Islington and Notting Hill.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ON RESONANCE
To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Resonance 104.4FM will broadcast a day of programmes curated by Martina Mullaney from Enemies of Good Art.

“Women, across art and media practices, have been invited to contribute programmes throughout the day. Highlights include live studio discussions on:
Motherhood, Power and Love chaired by Esther Windsor
Activism and Change chaired by Bidisha
Bloody Women: A Brids Eve View Special hosted by Virginie Sélavy
Daily Subversions: The Feminist Practice of Everyday Life chaired by Amber Jacobs.

“Other items will include; Victoria Knight on Adoption and Motherhood, Ana Shorter’s Pramscape from her toddlers buggy in Berlin, Toyin Fani-Kayode in conversation with the writer and poet Mary Powell and a performative manifesto from the 3 women art collective Putting On.”

Filed under: Documentary photography, Photographers, Women Photographers Tagged: Alison Jackson, Angela Catlin, Annie Liebovitz, Beth Yarnelle Edwards, Betsie Van Der Meer, Catriona Grant, Claudia Janke, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Enemies of Good Art, Helen Atkinson, Louisa Fairclough, Martina Mullaney, Mary Ellen Mark, Melanie Einzig, Michelle Sank, Polly Braden, Resonance, Sophie Calle, Stephanie Sinclair, Susan Derges, Susan Meiselas, Taryn Simon, Vera Lutter, Veronica Bailey