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Features and Essays

Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond / Panos Pictures / National Geographic

Robin Hammond: Zimbabwe: Breaking the Silence (The National Geographic Magazine) Oppression, Fear, and Courage in Zimbabwe | From the National Geographic magazine May issue.

Pete Muller: Questioning Zimbabwe’s Underdogs (NYT)

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis (NYT)

Michael Yamashita: China’s Ancient Lifeline (NGM) The 1,400-year-old Grand Canal is a monumental project that bound north and south China together. It’s still in use today.

FrancoPagetti / VII

Franco Pagetti / VII

Franco Pagetti: The Veils of Aleppo (LightBox)

Stanley Greene: The Dead and The Alive (NOOR) Syria

Giles Duley: Syrian Refugees (Guardian)

Nish L. Nalbandian: Portraits of Syrian Rebels (LA Times Framework blog)

Yusuf Sayman: Rebel Fighters Inside Aleppo (The Daily Beast)

Louie Palu

Louie Palu / Zuma Press / The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Louie Palu: Documenting Murder in Mexico (Mother Jones) The brutality of the drug war, on both sides of the border.

Dominic Bracco II: A Salvation Army of One (NYT Magazine) The Rev. Robert Coogan working in Saltillo, Mexico.

Shiho Fukada / Panos Pictures

Shiho Fukada / Panos Pictures / The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Shiho Fukada: Japan’s Rootless and Restless Workers (NYT Lens)

Jenn Ackerman: Minnesota, Frozen in Place and Time (NYT Lens)

Aaron Vincent Elkaim: The Last Great Race on Earth (Photo Booth) Iditarod, a thousand-and-forty-nine-mile race across Alaska

Fritz Hoffmann: On Beyond 100 (NGM) Photographer Fritz Hoffmann introduces us to people who have mastered the secret of long life.

Ami Vitale: Back at the Ranch (Panos Pictures)

David Guttenfelder / AP

David Guttenfelder / AP

David Guttenfelder: North Korea (Denver Post) While threats of a missile launch have renewed tensions with North Korea, photojournalist David Guttenfelder has returned to continue documenting life there.

Yuri Kozyrev: Pull Out From Afghanistan (NOOR)

Phil Moore: Mogadishu Boosts Security (Al Jazeera) Safety improves in Somalia’s once war-torn capital despite recent attack and ongoing threats of violence.

Zed Nelson: The Family (Institute) Zed Nelson’s project started in the summer of 1991, just turned 21

Gabriele Galimberti: My Couch Is Your Couch (Institute) Couchsurfers around the world

Steeve Iuncker / Agence VU

Steeve Iuncker / Agence VU

Steeve Iuncker: Yakutsk (LightBox) The Coldest City on Earth

James Whitlow Delano: Buried in Japan (TIME) Japan’s Aomori Prefecture might be at the same latitude as New York, but its climate can seem a lot more harsh.

Maja Daniels: In the mists of Älvdalen, Sweden (Financial Times Magazine) A world away from cosmopolitan Stockholm lies a strange forested land with an ancient language and a singular sense of quiet desolation

Antonio Olmos: Murder Most Ordinary (Guardian) Photographer Antonio Olmos spent two years visiting the site of every murder that took place within the M25 in London.

Ben Roberts: Higher Lands (Document Scotland) Growing up in the Scottish Highlands

Marco Kessler: Belarus: An Uncertain Winter (Vimeo) Belarus, once an integral frontier of the USSR, remains steeped in the Communist legacy, which ruled the daily lives of the nation for over 70 years.

Alexis Lambrou: Teaching for Life (NYT Lens) Young Brooklyn high school teacher, whose life revolves around her students and colleagues at a Brooklyn public high school.

Arthur Nazaryan: Ballet Competitions (NYT Lens) 12-year-old Russian immigrant’s efforts to become a ballerina

Amanda Rivkin: Post-Racial America Road Trip (VII Mentor)

Tommaso Protti: The Youth of Amid (Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent) Turkey

Adam Patterson: Another Lost Child (CNN Photo blog)

Patrick van Dam: Dreams of new homes abandoned in Greece (CNN Photo blog)

Articles

Eugene Richards

Eugene Richards

The Hero in the Cowboy Hat: Carlos Arredondo’s Story by Eugene Richards (LightBox)

A Photographer’s View of the Carnage: “When I Look at the Photos, I Cry” (LightBox)

Herald photographer details night Boston will never forget (Boston Herald)

News Media Weigh Use of Photos of Carnage (NYT)

A Blurry Double Standard? A Photo from the Boston Marathon Bombing (PhotoShelter)

Tragedy and the Role of Professional Photojournalists (Chicago Tribune Assignment Chicago blog)

On That Iconic Photo from the Boston Marathon Bombings (BagNewsNotes)

Runner, spectator get photos of marathon suspects (AP Big Story blog)

Photo Essay Of Boston Bomber Was Shot By Former BU Student (NPPA)

Courtesy HBO

Courtesy HBO

Peter van Agtmael: Revisiting Memory and Preserving Legacy: Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros (LightBox)

Tim Hetherington, Indelible on Film (NYT Lens)

A War Photographer Who Was More Than Just an Adrenaline Junkie (Mother Jones)

Killed documentary maker Tim Hetherington remembered in film (BBC) video

Which Way is the Frontline?: a documentary tribute to Tim Hetherington (BJP)

Tim Hetherington’s Photograph’s at the Yossi Milo Gallery (Photo Booth)

Honoring Chris Hondros (Getty Images blog)

Manu Brabo / AP

Manu Brabo / AP

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Associated Press Coverage of Syria (LightBox)

The Pulitzer Prizes Winners (Pulitzer)

Photographs of Syria Sweep Pulitzer Prizes (NYT Lens)

Javier Manzano / AFP

Javier Manzano / AFP

A Pulitzer picture first day on the job (AFP Correspondent blog) Photograph taken by Javier Manzano in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo on October 18, won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.

Witness to Newtown’s tragedy (Reuters TV) On December 14, 2012 a gunman opened fire on Sandy Hook Elementary School, leaving 26 dead, including 20 young children. Reuters photographers share their experience covering the story that devastated Newtown, Connecticut and the rest of the country.

David Guttenfelder / AP

David Guttenfelder / AP

Photographer chronicles life in North Korea (NBC)  In spite of the angry rhetoric, life in North Korea goes on as normal – or at least what passes as normal in this isolated state. AP photographer David Guttenfelder has been chronicling life in North Korea for years.

Those photos of young Kim Jong Un performing in ‘Grease’ are probably of his brother (The Washington Post)

I almost died in Syria (Salon)

Olivier Voisin’s last images (Paris Match L’instant)

Taking RISC: Program Trains Reporters How To Save Lives in War Zones (ABC News)

RISC: Training reporters how to save lives (BJP)

French photographer Pierre Borghi escapes four months after kidnapping in Afghanistan (New York Daily News)

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded Fellowships 2013 (Guggenheim Foundation)

Feisal Omar: “Are you al-Shabaab or soldiers?” (Reuters Photographers blog) Covering Somalia

Featured photojournalist: Christopher Furlong (Guardian)

Anastasia Rudenko (Verve Photo)

Thomas Cristofoletti (Verve Photo)

Challenging an Old Narrative in Latin American Photojournalism (NYT Lens)

Donna De Cesare’s Photo of Violence in El Salvador (NYT Lens)

How the 1962 monsoons inspired Steve McCurry (Phaidon) Forthcoming book, Steve McCurry Untold: The Stories Behind The Photographs, tells how coverage of the Indian rainy season in Life magazine set the Magnum photographer off on a life of photography and far flung travel.

Sebastiao Salgado’s Genesis (BBC)

Sebastião Salgado documents world’s wildernesses in new Genesis exhibition (Guardian)

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis – review (Guardian)

André Kertész: Truth and Distortion, Atlas Gallery, London – review (FT)

Explore Nic Dunlop’s new book Brave New Burma (Panos Pictures blog)

Muhammed Muheisen / AP

Muhammed Muheisen / AP

Wire Photographer Spotlight: Daily Life by Muhammed Muheisen (LightBox)

A Year Later, Instagram Hasn’t Made a Dime. Was it Worth $1 Billion? (TIME)

Making Art With Tom Waits (NYT Magazine)

The National Geographic Trove (Photo Booth)

Genius in colour: Why William Eggleston is the world’s greatest photographer (The Independent)

Bert Stern’s Beautiful Photography and Less-Beautiful Personal Life, on Screen (The Atlantic) A new documentary shows two sides of the man who took some of the most iconic celebrity photographs of the 20th century: creative genius and womanizer.

“Arnold Newman: At Work” explores photographer through his archive (Harry Ransom Center Cultural Compass blog)

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago (The Atlantic)

Meeting Florida’s Seminoles Through Rediscovered Photos (NPR)

Photographer David Moore’s dingy, deteriorating Derby is the real deal (Guardian) Chronicler of 80′s working-class England peers behind closed doors to capture a community indelibly marked by Margaret Thatcher.

Graham Nash’s best photograph (Guardian) Joni Mitchell listening to her new album

Unsung hero of photography Thurston Hopkins turns 100 (Guardian)

This was England: the photographs of Chris Killip (Guardian) Chris Killip’s study of the communities that bore the brunt of industrial decline in the North East have earned him a nomination for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Deutsche Börse Photography prize show: mashups and moon walkers (Guardian)

Deutsche Börse photography prize 2013 (Guardian) video | Sean O’Hagan meets the nominees for the annual Deutsche Börse photography prize. They’re all on show at the Photographers’ Gallery in London until June 30.

Estate of Jacques Lowe

Estate of Jacques Lowe

When an Archive is Lost: Jacques Lowe’s Rare (And Recently Restored) Look at JFK’s Camelot (LightBox)

The Heart of a Beast: Charlotte Dumas’ Poignant Animal Photography (LightBox)

Teenage Precinct Shoppers by Nigel Shafran: A Look Back to 1990 (LightBox)

The World’s Oldest Photography Museum Goes Digital (Smithsonian)

Pecha Kucha: The art of speed-talking about photography (BJP)

Martin Parr ‘Life’s A Beach’ Exhibit And Book Capture Fun In The Sun From Brazil To Japan (The Huffington Post)

The unseen Lee Miller: Lost images of the supermodel-turned-war photographer go on show (The Independent)

The Surreal World of Nina Leen (Photo Booth)

Rescuing a Photo Prince Vita Luckus From Obscurity (NYT Lens)

How photographers joined the self-publishing revolution (Guardian)

Elaborate Drive-By Photo Studio Takes Pedestrians by Surprise (Wired)

Interviews and Talks

John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

John Tlumacki (LightBox) Tragedy in Boston: One Photographer’s Eyewitness Account | LightBox spoke with Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki, who photographed the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Tlumacki, who has photographed more than 20 marathons in his 30 years at the Globe, describes the sheer chaos of the scene.

John Tlumacki (Poynter) Globe’s Tlumacki: ‘I am dealing with trauma & trying to keep busy’ following Boston tragedy

Sebastião Salgado (Natural History Museum YouTube) Genesis

Sebastião Salgado (Guardian) A God’s eye view of the planet – interview

Sebastião Salgado (NYT) In Love With My Planet

Sebastião Salgado (Taschen) Two men, one mission: Salgado talks with Benedikt Taschen about the photographic project that changed his life.

Sebastian Junger (Indiewire) On the Value and Cost of War Reporting and Making a Film About His Late ‘Restrepo’ Co-Director Tim Hetherington

Sebastian Junger (NPR) ‘Which Way’ To Turn After Hetherington’s Death

Sebastian Junger (WNYC) The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington

Michelle McNally (Le Journal de la Photographie) The New York Times Director of Photography

James Estrin (Le Journal de la Photographie) NYT photographer and Lens blog editor

Patrick Witty (Zorye Kolektiv)  International Picture Editor at TIME

David Campbell to reveal WPPh multimedia research (Canon Professional Network)

Robin Hammond (NGM) The Moment: Caught in Zimbabwe

Jeff Jacobson (PDN) On Beauty, Ambiguity and Mortality

Yuri Kozyrev (Zorye Kolektiv)

Emilio Morenatti (Zorye Kolektiv)

Anastasia Taylor-Lind (Repor Madrid TV)

Thurston Hopkins (Guardian) On his 100th birthday this week, one of the great photojournalists of the 20th century, Thurston Hopkins, talks about his career as a photographer at Picture Post

Pari Dukovic (Wonderland magazine)

Mike Brodie (LA Times Framework blog)

Danielle Levitt (Dazed Digital) Danielle Levitt’s Favourite Tribes

Mikko Takkunen is an associate photo editor at TIME.com.

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Apologies for no updates in nearly three weeks…just been busy with own work… But here we go again. Loads to share…

Features and Essays

Brilliant…Full edit of Gene Smith’s classic ‘Country Doctor’ online for the first time on LIFE.com….

Eugene Smith: Country Doctor (Life.com)

Finally received the first issue of my annual National Geographic Magazine subscription..Bought annual deal in NatGeo’s Regent Street store in London in August…Found out in December my activation hadn’t gone through, and then told should start receiving issues from January….Got on my nerves…Five months wait… oh well… Glad to finally being able to enjoy print issues on regular basis…From the February 2012 issue….

Amy Toensing: Papua New Guinea’s Cave People (NGM)

Gerd Ludwig: Astana, Kazakhstan (NGM)

This week’s Time International cover story…Christopher Morris has been back to the White House…

Christopher Morris: Inside Barack Obama’s World (Lightbox)

Republican primaries…

Two series by Charles Ommanney for Newsweek…

Charles Ommanney: South Carolina Trail (Newsweek)

Charles Ommanney: The Granite State Weighs In (Newsweek)

Chris Morris from New Hampshire for TIME…

Christopher Morris: New Hampshire Primary (Lightbox)

Brooks Kraft: Running Romney (Photo Booth)

Mark Makela: How to Run for President (zReportage)

One year since the Egypt revolution…Ed Ou video and slideshow on NYT

Ed Ou and Ben Solomon: Reflections on an Unfinished Revolution (NYT) video

Ed Ou: Youth in Egypt (NYT Lens)

Ed Ou: The Ongoing Revolution (Photographer’s website)

Denix Dailleux: Egyptian Artists (Newsweek)

Nice series by Adam Dean…

Adam Dean: Kachin Come Under Siege in Myanmar (NYT)

Erika Larsen’s beautiful Sami work on NYT Lens…

Erika Larsen: Sami People (NYT Lens)

Alejandro Chaskielberg:  Horn of Africa (BBC)

Eunice Adorno: The Flower Girls: Mennonites in Mexico (Lightbox)

Ed Kashi: Turkey (VII)

Nikos Economopoulos: India in Colour (Magnum)

Ron Haviv: The Devastating Costs of the Amazon Gold Rush (Smithsonian)

Glenna Gordon: Living with the Past in Liberia (Lightbox)

Greg Girard: Lifestyle on U.S. Military Bases (NYT Lens)

Rina Castelnuovo: In Israel, a Clash Between the Secular and Ultra-Orthodox  (NYT)

Steve Shelton: Sudan’s Secession Crisis (zReportage)

Richard Tsong Taatarii: Baby Buddha (zReportage)

Mimi Chakarova: Sold for Sex in Eastern Europe (CNN Photo blog)

Luigi Baldelli: Afghanistan (Corriere.it)

Leon Borensztein: American Portraits (Lightbox)

Sean Gallagher: The Smog That Ate Beijing (Foreign Policy)

Louise Serpa: Sweetheart of the Rodeo (NYT Lens)

Brian Cassey: Hong Kong’s Poor Living in Cages (CNN Photo blog)

Leonard Freed: Behind New York City’s ‘Police Work’ (Lightbox)

Jeff Harris: 4,748 Self-Portraits and Counting (Lightbox)

Giuliano Camarda: Jahalin Bedouins in East Jerusalem (Photographer’s website)

Åsa Sjöström: Turkana Draught (Moment Agency)

Ragnar Axelsson: Greenland (Polka)

Joel Sternfeld:  First Pictures (Photo Booth)

Kalpesh Lathigra: From the Film Set of ‘Coriolanus’ (Photobooth)

Jessica Ingram: Following the Trail of Civil Rights (NYT Lens)

Joseph Szabo: Coming of Age in America (Lightbox)

Davide Monteleone: Red Thistle (VII)

NPR photographer David Gilkey has been discovering Russia by rail…

David Gilkey: Russia By Rail (NPR)

Larry Racioppo: New York Housing Pictures (NYT Lens)

Peter Mcdiarmid: Year in Pictures 2011 (Photographer’s Vimeo)

Kieran Dodds: The Scottish Highland Games (The Atlantic)

Lee Jeffries: Homeless (Guardian)

Interviews

Chris Johns, Editor, National Geographic Magazine (burn Magazine)

Patti Smith (BBC)

Steve McCurry on fall of Kodak (BBC)

Alejandro Chaskielberg (BBC)

Adam Dean (Digital Photo Pro)

Luca Sage (Sojournposse)

Guy Martin (BBC) Starts at around 17 mins.

Toni Greaves : Radical Love, The Promise (BJP)

Jason Larkin : Cairo Divided (BJP)

Joel Sartore (NPR)

Heidi Levine on working in Libya (laurenmwolfe.com)

Chris Floyd (Hungry Eye Mag Vimeo)

Maggie Steber (NPR)

Ron Haviv (TV4.se)

Jim Wilson (NYT Lens)

Umit Bektas, Reuters photographer ,  reflects on the essence of war (MSNBC)

Rineke Dijkstra (PDN)

Shelby Lee Adams : An Ode to Appalachia (PDN)

Christopher Manson (NYT Lens)

Errol Morris : ‘We’ve forgotten that photographs are connected to the physical world’ (Guardian)

Sebastian Liste (GUP Magazine)

John McDermott (PDN)

Antonio Faccilongo (KL Photoawards)

Sean Gallagher (Asiasociety.org)

Articles

photo: William Eggleston

Guardian: The Month in Photography |The Observer New Review’s monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books, featuring Pieter Hugo, Eve Arnold, William Eggleston, Don McCullin and Annie Leibovitz|

photo: Simon Roberts

FT: A New Beginning(FT Magazine) | “After the disasters of the past year, we asked photographers to look at the people and places putting themselves back together again in 2012″ |Toshiki Senoue,  Davide Monteleone, John Davies, Jim Dow, Antoine Doyen,  Massimo Vitali, Simon Roberts, Laura Pannack,  Michael Collins, and Marcus Bleasdale

NYT: Blame Photoshop, Not Diabetes, for This Amputation

Radu Sigheti: The Problem with Prizes (Reuters photo blog)

BBC News: Syria unrest: French journalist Gilles Jacquier killed

World Press Photo: Preparing for Judging

David Burnett: Talent Added: Photojournalism

Ed Kashi: 3 Qualities of a photojournalist

Little Brown Mushroom blog: On Marrying a Photographer

AP: AP opens full news bureau in North Korea

Guardian: Why newspapers are closing the shutters on staff photographers

Guardian: Is photography the most influential medium for environmental awareness?

Guardian: Decisive moment? Smartphones steal focus from point-and-shoot cameras

Congratulations to Danfung Dennis for being nominated for an Oscar for Hell and Back Again…

Oscar.go.com: Documentary Feature Nominee: Hell and Back Again

Aidan Sullivan to Replace David Friend as World Press Photo Jury Chair (Reportage Tumblr)

Wayne Ford: The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs’ by Magnum Photographer Alex Webb

David Gonzalez: Life — and Kodak — Remembered (NYT Lens)

Ben Roberts: Exposure Don’t Buy You Shit! (Photographer’s blog)

Poynter: Washington Post raises eyebrows, questions with ‘composite’ photo on front page

NYT Lens: The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League

NYT Lens: William Gedney’s View of Myrtle Avenue

NYT Lens: Parting Glance: Eve Arnold 

Sean O’Hagan writes on Eve Arnold’s touching photograph of a bar girl in Havana…

Guardian: The big picture: Bar Girl in a Brothel in the Red Light District, Havana, 1954

Guardian: Happy birthday, Firecracker: the site for female photographers | In an industry still dominated by men, Firecracker promotes and supports women working in photography

NYT: After an Arrest, Civil Rights Questions

CNN: CNN Digital Names Simon Barnett As Photography Director 

Guardian: Leo Maguire’s Best Shot

BJP: Christopher Anderson signs with New York Magazine

BJP: AFP v. Morel: Both parties moving for summary judgment

BJP: Photographer Lauren Greenfield sued for defamation

BJP: How are the Tate, V&A and National Media Museum investing in photography?

BJP: London Underground apologises for DSLR ban blunder

photo: Chris Hondros

Foreign Policy: Photos that mattered in 2011

NYT Mag 6th floor blog: Entering Weegee’s World

DuckRabbit: Cameras, communication and the intimacy of a moment.

David Campbell: Thinking Images v.25: Iran as perpetual enemy

Miniature helicopter in new use…

NGM: Field Test: Serengeti Lions

Comments on crowdfunding…

Joerg Colberg: Crowdfunding is not a cash cow (Conscientious)

Pete Brook: The Etiquette of Crowdfunding (Prison Photography)

Verve: Birthe Piontek

Verve: Kevin Kunishi

Verve: Dimitri Stefanov

Verve: Tomasz Lazar

How to make a Magnum in Motion-style essay

7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Color Correction

A Few Thoughts on Filenames…

multiMedia

photo: Joachim Ladefoged

Once Magazine Issue 4 is for sale in the App store

The cover story is by Joachim Ladefoged… If you don’t have an iPad and thus no access to Once Magazine, you can view Ladefoged’s terrific 2003 Newfoundland series on his agency VII’s website here.

British Journal of Photography – iPad App

Crowd funding

‘McCullin’ – Feature Documentary (indiegogo)

Exhibitions

The Last Days of Mubarak : Photos by Guy Martin and Ivor Prickett : Host Gallery : London : 9 February – 10 March 2012

Peter diCampo: Life Without Lights : 6 -12 February 2012 11am – 6pm at The Strand Gallery : London

Nobel Peace Center to present Hetherington, Addario exhibition

Awards, Grants, and Competitions

Leica Oskar Barnack Award

Center International Awards

Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism 

Renaissaince Photography Prize Calling for Entries

Hillmann Prize nominations

Photobook Dummy Award 2012

Useful site for grants and awards etc. …The Curator Ship

PDN Photo Annual : Deadline: 25 January

Hasselblad’s Masters Award winners announced

Events

UK Premiere: Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, February  8 :  7pm :  Frontline club : London

Sneak preview of the above on YouTube here

powerHouse Portfolio Review : NYC

PhotoFest : Mexico

Agencies

Magnum Photos January 2012 Newsletter

VII Photo Newsletter January 2012

BJP: VII Photo appoints new director of business development

Jobs

UPI : senior staff photographer in LA

Summer internship on NPR’s Social Media Desk

Photographers

Simon Roberts has updated his website….

Simon Roberts

Kalpesh Lathigra

Fritz Hoffman

Monique Jaques

Giuliano Camarda

Jonathan May

Rhea Karam

Equipment

CPN: Gary Knight introduces the new Canon G1X

BJP: Fujifilm goes back to its professional roots, releases the X-Pro 1

To finish off… Fotoshop by Adobe

and Texting While Walking

and This is Brighton

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©Delaney Allen

I browse numerous photography blogs and magazines, probably not as many as some people, but I’m guessing more than the median photography enthusiast. There are plenty of destinations to find quality work these days but I find there are very few that have a distinct point of view, and finding quality writing about photography is still a challenge. Far too many new blogs and magazines simply want to replicate what’s been done already (me too!) or have misguided editorial missions (“we want to expose photography/photographers we love/think is great/deserves more attention/ to a wider audience!”).

These days I can get a bit cranky about internet publishing, part of which comes from my own frustrations with trying to carve out a distinct perspective for LPV, but also I think there’s a shortage of critical discussions about what we’re dong online. Nobody in general is to blame for that, after all, who really wants to talk about social media and publishing? “Is blogging dead?” “How is social media impacting photography?” discussions tend to be short of new observations and generally resort to platitudes and hype, both of which we need far less of online. The critical, combative, engaged discussions generally aren’t very well received online, and in fact the web might not even be the best venue for those type of discussions. Anyway, I digress.

With this list I want to briefly comment on a group of blogs, magazines, destinations, websites, that I have a tremendous amount of respect for at the moment. There are many others that are very good, but these have triggered something in my mind that I think is worth noting. Please feel free to disagree and create your own list! After all, it is that time of the year!

 

About: A website dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography, founded and edited by Jörg M. Colberg

Comment: Next year will be the ten  year anniversary. If there’s one blog that’s on the must read list for fine art photography, it’s Conscientious. I’ve not always agreed with Jorg but I’ve never stopped reading his articles or viewing the work he publishes. He’s simply very good at what he does and doesn’t mince words. He writes about ideas and is a curious curator. You can try to pigeon hole him, but it won’t work. This year, what I’ve respected most are his new initiatives. He jumped back on Twitter and quickly became a must follow. He published a book, “Conversations With Photographers.” He continued his publishing initiative with Meir and Mueller. He experimented with Google+ and sharing photography books on Youtube. He showed his comedic chops in a couple of very funny videos. He does what every good blogger and publisher should do: he evolves and continues the curious pursuit of his passions.

Recommended: Photography is Over

 

About: “…a unique site combining social giving and photography. Its mission is to raise funds to purchase equipment for young, emerging photographers from economically disadvantaged backgrounds from Colombia, and eventually from around the world…”

Comment: The mission statement very clearly announces what you’re to expect and it’s very admirable. Tom Griggs is a savvy publisher, creating features that tap into the active online community with a keen editorial eye. I’ve always thought that the internet was a good place to learn if you can make your way through the noise. Griggs is certainly someone who believes this and isn’t hesitant to put in the necessary work to achieve his mission. I’m very excited to see where he takes things in the next year and can’t wait to view the work from the students he’s collaborating with. This is an incredibly exciting new site and one that I hope others with aspirations for creating photography platforms will learn from in the future.

Recommended: Current Microgrant

 

About: The blog of photographer Blake Andrews.

Comment: Not much to add from what I wrote last year. Every post is still a surprise.

From 2010: You never really know what to expect from Blake.  He operates in a mental space that very few bloggers can access on a regular basis. He taps into the photography web zeitgeist in a way that adds depth to his irreverent posts.  Beyond the hijinks and humor, he’s also a fantastic and insightful writer.  When he decides to challenge an idea, he makes sure he’s thought about the argument, and offers counter points worth thinking about.

Recommended: The Sprig and Optimal Lag

 

About: To joust in the melee of contested meanings in surveillance, fine-art, documentary, amateur, institution, and virtual photographies of prisons and other sites of incarceration.

Comment: Pete Brook gets straight to the point and he’s on a mission. I was fortunate enough to meet with him twice this year and each time I came away believing more and more in his mission. His blog doesn’t ask you to think, it forces you to think. It’s always smart, finely edited and illuminating. The subject matter isn’t for everybody. It’s the type of work and issues that we’d just rather ignore. After all, of all the members of society, prisoners are the mostly likely garner little sympathy from the general public. Pete understands this challenge but confronts it head on. Realistic, honest, funny and passionate. After a few minutes browsing through his blog, you’ll come away thinking and it’ll be a nagging thought you’re not likely to shake.

Recommended: Photographing the Prostitutes of Italy’s Backroads: Google Street View vs. Boots on the Ground

 

About: LightBox, a new blog by TIME’s photo department, will explore how photography, video and the culture of images define today’s world.

Comment: As I’ve heard, LightBox was a clandestine operation by the Time photo editors that didn’t have the sanction of the corporate overlords. Thankfully for us, they’re disobedience went unpunished. It’s really a no brainer, but the cynic in me says, “jeez guys, it took you this long to get started?” Now that they’re here though, we’re exposed to a very tightly edited, engaging dose of photography on a daily basis. They have the resources and access that most independent bloggers and magazines simply never will have, and it shows in the quality and diversity of the work.

Recommended: Merry Christmas from Lee Friedlander

 

About: An independent charitable gallery (Cardiff, Wales) run by photographers Joni Karanka, Maciej Dakowicz, Bartosz Nowicki and a group of committed volunteers.

Comment: I’ve known Joni for a few after meeting him in HCSP. It’s been exciting watching what they’ve done with TFG this year. Actually, it’s pretty fucking remarkable and shows exactly what a group of passionate, intelligent photographers can achieve if they have a vision and dedication to bringing it to fruition. The TFG web presence is pretty straightforward and that’s all it needs to be. They’re able to get the word out to the right people and have been successful in raising the necessary funds to keep them afloat. In their first two years, they’ve exhibited Tomas Van Houtryve, Rob Hornstra, Ben Roberts, David Hurn, Laura Pannack, Chris Steele-Perkins, Peter Dench, and Carolyn Drake. That’s impressive. What more can you say?

Recommended: Support Us

 

About: Wayne Bremser’s Tumblr/Blog.

Comment: My favorite blog on Tumblr. Wayne is smart and the connections he makes between photographs is stimulating (“Bremser Image Telephone.”) He doesn’t write much, but when he does, it’s always very insightful and relevant. The photos run the spectrum from contemporary to historical, and are generally photographs that haven’t been heavily circulated in our visually saturated internet wasteland.

Recommended: How to Photograph the Entire World: The Google Street View Era

 

About: Facebook group of Flake Photo. “My hope is that by hosting online photo conversations in a single place the FPN will make it easier to share ideas and meet photography colleagues using Facebook.”

Comment: Maybe the years I’ve spent in photography forums has made me jaded, and kind of skeptical of these ‘community’ organizing initiatives, but I applaud Andy for his ability to bring together people that might not normally participate in photography forums. There’s plenty of conversation, insights and idea sharing happening on a weekly basis to keep my interest. It can be a great resource and it’s always interesting to read the opinions of people that don’t normally share them publicly.

Recommended: If you can get in…and tolerate the self-promotion.

 

About: The blog of duckrabbit, an award-winning digital production company.  We work with documentary audio, still photography and video to make compelling film and audio narratives for commercial, charity and broadcast clients.

Comment: There are  some blogs you like because of the attitude. duckrabbit is one of them for me. They have their nose to the grind and are tapped into the pulse of what’s happening with documentary photography and photojournalism. They’re opinionated, passionate and won’t back down from a good argument or debate. One to read for sure.

Recommended: Are photography degrees the joker in the pack?

 

About: Bagnews analyzes and reports news and media images. In an ever more visual society, BagNews seeks to better understand the levels of meaning, the underlying story lines and the various agendas reflected in the more prominent news pictures of the day.

Comment: Bag is one of those sites that I’ve said I read but more often than not only skim. Then this year I really started to read it regularly and found it incredibly interesting and insightful. The way photographs are used by media organizations in our hyper saturated, fast paced publishing world is worth taking the time to consider. For that type of analysis, there really is nowhere else to go other than the Bag.

Recommended: Taking it to the Kittens: The Pepper Spray Cop Meme — and What It Means

 

About: A Photo Editor (APE) is edited by Rob Haggart, the former Director of Photography for Men’s Journal and Outside Magazine.

Comment: The online pulse of the editorial and commercial photography world. Great resource for articles that are floating around. Jonathan Blaustein’s gallery and book reviews are long…but well worth the time investment. Recommended reading for anyone remotely curious or interested in the business side of commercial and editorial photography.

Recommended: Why Does Everyone Think They Need A Photo Book?

 

About: I examine how documentary photography and photojournalism work, the opportunities multimedia bring, and the challenges presented by the revolutions in the new media economy.

Comment: David’s thoughtful articles typically get me thinking. His subject matter might not be the most exciting for photographers but if you’re interested in publishing and how the web is evolving, creating new challenges & opportunities, then David’s blog is a must read. Always well researched, timely and engaging.

Recommended: Agencies as publishers: a new approach to photojournalism

 

About: Feature Shoot is run by photographer, photo editor and curator Alison Zavos and showcases work from up-and-coming photographers alongside established photographers who have completed a project or whose work has taken on a new direction.

Comment: Alison’s eyeballs must get really sore because she seems to see just about every photograph that’s published on the web. FS publishes an eclectic mix of work, crossing many genres and styles. What I like most about FS, is that I don’t like everything that’s published, and yet I keep coming back because I know there will be photographs that I haven’t seen before, many of which I’ll likely find interesting. Having chatted with Alison a few times, I have no doubt she’ll introduce new and exciting features in the next year.

Recommended: Parisian twins photographed by Maja Daniels

 

About: Edited by Constantin Nimigean

Comment: From Bucharest comes this serendipitous find. I’m not really sure how it came on my radar but after I subscribed I started to notice that most the photography strongly resonated with me. It was fun to see what was coming next. Sometimes he’d link to work I’d seen on other blogs but more often than not I’d be treated to work that hadn’t crossed my radar. I’m very interested to see how the site evolves in 2012.

Recommended: Valentina Riccardi – NO RENT

 

About: Edited tags from Tumblr.

Comment: It’s brilliant. Tumblr has chosen a group of photography enthusiasts to edit tags and promote work they think deserves more attention. So, what you get from the chaos of Tumblr is some semblance of organization. You can check the ‘portrait’ tag and find what’s ‘popular,’ ‘promoted’ and ‘everything’ else. They’ve made good choices in their editors too.

To show the power of Tumblr, and why I think every photographer should have a presence there, I’ll share an anecdote. I signed up in 2007 and started aggregating work under LPV/Photographs on the Brain. In four years, I gained about 2,000 followers. A few weeks ago I posted this wonderful photograph by Chris Dorley-Brown. In two days, after being ‘promoted’ it accumulated over 10,000 notes and became ‘popular.’ Within five days I’d gained nearly 4,500 followers. If Tumblr can harness this viral power and create a compelling ‘Front Page,’ they could really be onto something very interesting.

Regular reads, recommended: Unless you will, Fraction Magazine, 1000 Words, Eyecurious, Colin Pantall, LENS, New Landscape Photography, The Great Leap Sideways, Two Way Lens, Wayne Ford, dvafoto, Raw File, Shooting Wide Open, lenscratch, DLK Collection, This is the what, Search the Light, Two for the Road,urbanautica, LUCEO, Banana Leaves

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Features and Essays 

Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s latest work done originally for this year’s Joop Swart Masterclass now on her agency VII’s website… Great series…See later in this post for a link to a related interview…

Anastasia Taylor-Lind: The National Womb (VII) Nagorno-Karabakh

There’s 7 billion of us in this planet now…To note the mark, Newsweek published Martin Roemers’ World Press Photo winning series Metropolis …

Martin Roemers: Metropolis (Newsweek)

Lynsey Addario: From One Maternity Ward, a Growing World (NYT Lens)

Ty Cacek: The Ku Klux Klan Revisited (Time Lightbox)

Rodrigo Abd: Guatemala (NYT Lens)

Gareth Phillips: Cross Channel Swimmers (MJR)

Benjamin Lowy: iAfghanistan (Reportage)

Liz Hingley: Jones’ (Firecracker)

Inge Morath: Dancing Queens: Lost Images from a Grand Ball (TIME Lightbox)

photo: Pep Bonet

NOOR: Urban Survivors (NOOR) Group project by the agency’s photographers

Jan Grarup: Hunger in the Horn of Africa (NOOR)

Elaine Stocki: Beyond Yale: Another View of New Haven (Time Lightbox)

photo: Alex Majoli

Magnum Photographers (Moises Saman and Alex Majoli): Libya Aftermath (Magnum)

Joao Silva: Twenty-Six Miles Along Recovery’s Road (NYT Lens)

Kike Arnal: Choco : Looking for Gold in a Distant Jungle (NYT Lens)

John Conn: When the City Was a House of Horrors (NYT Lens)

Lise Sarfati: Portraits (Photo Booth)

Pete Muller: Sudan (NYT Lens)

Veejay Villafranca: Manny Pacquiao (Newsweek)

James Hill: The Bolshoi Theater Reopens (NYT)

Corinne May Botz: Haunted Houses (Time Lightbox)

Yuri Kozyrev: Occupy Sana’a (Time Lightbox)

Erika Larsen: Sami Reindeer Herders (video) (NGM)

Liam Maloney: Grey Zone : Toronto’s injection drug harm reduction program (cbc.ca) Maloney’s website

Tomas Munita: In Egypt, Tourism Remains in Tailspin (NYT)

Benjamin Rusnak: Lost Harvest (zReportage)

Emilio Morenatti: Captured Collection (Denver Post Photo Blog)

Carlos Barria: Jugderdem’s backyard (Reuters’s photo blog)

Ed Thompson: Occupy London (Telegraph) Thompson’s website

Ed Thompson: Rescued Hens (Featureshoot)

Ben Roberts: Occupied Spaces (photographer’s website) Occupy London | Also on BBC

Alban Kakylya: Climate Tourism in Greenland (Smithsonian) Kakulya’s website

Fred Herzog: Vancouver (TIME Lightbox)

Danilo Balducci: Domik Town (zReportage)

Chris Floyd: 140 Characters (BBC) same in Guardian

I remember reading about the below project from 2007, a year or probably more ago, and when Duckrabbit recommended it last week I thought I’d share it here…Some Twitter comments for the website since last night’s initial posting… One photographer mentioned “Exactly how a website should not ever look like.” and another “It feels like a bad acid trip.”….so do have a look…. It really is quite an “experimental interface for storytelling” as mentioned on the project’s website, and in my opinion you don’t necessarily even want to ‘Begin the Whale Hunt‘ (unless of course you want the acid trip!)  instead of just look at some of the stills on the ‘Highlights‘ page…although the number could be edited well down…

Jonathan Harris: The Whale Hunt (Project website 2007)

Interviews

World Press Photo Contest opens for entries in December…Video interviews with recent top prize winners on the WPP site…

Spotlight on the World Press Photo of the Year Winners : Bieber, Masturzo, Suau, Hetherington (World Press Photo)

Giles Duley (Guardian)

“Champagne lifestyle on a beer salary” – Marcus Bleasdale defines photojournalists’ lifestyle by quoting Tom Stoddart

Marcus Bleasdale : (BBC World Service) Starts at  18:45.

David Guttenfelder (MSNBC Photo blog) Photographing in North Korea

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad (Guardian)

Anastasia Taylor-Lind (CPN)

Monica Allende (e-photoreview)

Danfung Dennis (BJP)

Marco Di Lauro (e-photoreview)

Karim Ben Khelifa (PDN) Banned for 20 Years, Photographer Returns to Tunisia

Emily Graham and Anna Stevens :  Contact Editions  (The Sip)

Ralph Morse : A Life Photographer’s Best Photos (life.com)

Elinor Carucci (La Lettre)

Lewis Whyld (BBC) England riots: One photographer’s baptism of fire

Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #4 (Phaidon blog)

Sophie Gerrard (London Festival Fringe)

Articles

BJP: Photographer Stephen Ferry wins first Tim Hetherington Grant

PDN: The first Tim Hetherington Grant of $27.5K was awarded to Stephen Ferry for his work on the Colombian guerrilla war

photo: Michael Kamber

PDN: Compact Cameras, Keep it Discreet 

Guardian: Photographer Mitch Epstein’s Best Shot

Guardian: Mitch Epstein: American Power; Chris Steele-Perkins: The Pleasure Principle – review

Guardian: Britain’s photographic revolution

Guardian: Squeezing the vision of London’s proposed photographic spaces

BBC: Picture Power: Portraits of Five Leading Press Photographers

BBC: Sebastiao Salgado’s Genesis project

TIME Lightbox: Rawiya: Photography Collective Finds Strength in Numbers

NYT: Propaganda in a Time of War

NYT: Years Later, Lawsuit Seeks to Recreate a Wedding

New Yorker Photo Booth: Great Mistakes: Richard Mosse (Photo Booth)

PDN: Pictures of Photog’s Arrest Force Police Accountability

Lightbox: Collect.give : Photography Meets Philanthrophy

Telegraph: Warhol at the Glass House: the story behind the photograph
NYT: Vogue's Fashion Photos Spark Debate in India

NYT Lens: 15 Years That Changed Photography 

BJP: “Security guards have no right to prevent street photography,” says Home Office

Verve: Adriana Zehbrauskas

Verve: Bryan Derballa

Verve: Araminta de Clermont

Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Navesh Chitrakar

Guardian: Overzealous cleaner ruins £690,000 artwork that she thought was dirty

BBC: Two photographers seeking an MA

Lightstalking: Keywording Tips and Strategies for Photographers

Trey Ratcliff :  Public Why I Don't Use Watermarks (Google+) 
Andrew Burton: What is Photojournalism? (photographer's blog)

Events and Exhibitions

World Press Photo 2011 exhibition ad seen in this week’s Time magazine….

World Press Photo 2011 opens at Southbank Centre London Friday 11 November

Emerging photographers to talk at BJP’s Vision (BJP)

Apple plans week of photography events (BJP)

Books and e-publications

This should be good… World Press Photo book of this year’s Joop Swart Masterclass participants’ work…

Next 01 : Joop Swart Masterclass 2011 

Danish Photojournalism by The Danish School of Media and Journalism

Vincent Laforet: Visual Stories

Awards, Grants, and Competitions

Eros Hoagland Wins Aftermath Project Grant

World Press Photo opens for entries in December (BJP)

Lucas Dolega Award

Agencies and Collectives

I really like how Redux Pictures often tweet their photographers’ tear sheets….Ended up spending quite a bit of time on their website as a result the other day….Great line-up of photographers and contributors…Check ‘em out, if you are not familiar…

Redux Pictures : Photographers : Contributors

VII November 2011 newsletter

Getty Images Global Assignment November 2011 newsletter

Magnum Photos November newsletter

Cartel Photos

Crowdfunding and Initiatives

My friend Peter DiCampo has started a campaign to raise funds to help him continue his long term Life Without Lights project…. Peter has quite a track record with the project already, with awards such as British Journal of Photography’s International Photography award 2010, showcases and publications in Lens blog and others places, so do go and have a look….

Life Without Lights by Peter DiCampo (Kickstarter)

New York Times: Picturing 7 Billion : A Visual Time Capsule

The Karen of Mayo by Phil Behan (fundit.ie)

‘Everybody Street’ by Cheryl Dunn (Kickstarter)

Behind the smokescreen by Rocco Rorandelli (Emphas.is)

Spotlight on crowdfunding: Robin Hammond’s Condemned (BJP)

In the Shadow of the Pyramids by Laura El-Tantawy (Telegraph)

Services

Custom Brackets

White room Studios : photo studio hire London

Jobs

Director Brighton Photo Fringe

Blogs

CNN Photos blog

Reportage by Getty Images Tumblr

Photographers

Saw several nice portraits by Linda Brownlee of young British actors in the Independent on Sunday’s The New Review..Her website…

Linda Brownlee

Diana Markosian

Ayman Oghanna

To finish off… check out this pretty incredible video of starling murmuration

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Last week was quiet over here with no updates. Reason being that I was actually busy on assignments. For a change. One day gig to Wiltshire on Monday, and then a little road trip around Wales from Wednesday until Sunday. Pretty tired coming home last night, but will definitely not complain.  I’d love to have more weeks like the one just passed.. It has been looking promising after moving to London… Hope it stays that way…I have some good news in the bag to announce in a week or so, which I’m thrilled about…Trying to keep my big mouth shut for now…so let’s move on to today’s updates…

Five Magnum photographers are doing some road tripping of their own…

Features and EssaysPostcards From America / A Project by Magnum Photos (Magnum Photo: 2011)  | Tumblr | Twitter “In the first of a series of trips around America, five Magnum photographers and one writer will be travelling from San Antonio to Oakland from May 12-26, 2011. Follow Christopher Anderson, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Alec Soth, Mikhael Subotzky & Ginger Strand on this unique documentary experiment: Postcards From America.”

Features and Essays - Abbas: Hindus (Magnum Photos: April 2011)

Dominic Nahr’s updated Japan gallery

Donald Weber in Japan….

Features and Essays - Donald Weber: Inside the Exclusion Zone (VII Network: April 2011) Japan

Christopher Morris’ Libya work now also on VII website….

Features and Essays – Christopher Morris: The Cult of Gaddafi (VII: April 2011)

Features and Essays / Talks - Eugene Richards: The Blue Room (Foto8 Vimeo: 2011)

Reportage by Getty Images have renewed their website…

Agencies - Reportage by Getty Images

Features and Essays - Luca Zanetti: Inside Seized Drug-Smuggling Submarines (TIME: March 2011) Underwater crafts belonging to Colombian narco-traffickers
Features and Essays – Antonin Kratochvil: Chernobyl (VII Magazine: March 2011)
Features and Essays - Misha Friedman: TB Ukraine (TIME LB: March 2011)
Features and Essays - Larry Towell: Hard Choices (Magnum in Motion: March 2011)
Features and Essays - Gideon Mendel: When the Floods Came (video) (Guardian: April 2011)”Photographer and film-maker Gideon Mendel visited the Sindh province in Pakistan six weeks after the floods hit in 2010, and Queensland and Victoria in Australia during early 2011. Here he presents a unique split screen view of the disasters and the people whose lives they destroyed”

Exhibtions / BooksThe Month in Photography (Guardian: March 2011) Guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books

InterviewsQ&A with David Bailey (Telegraph: April 2011)

Interviews and Talks - Lynsey Addario, Tyler Hicks, Anthony Shadid, Stephen Farrell | Captured by Qaddafi’s Forces (NYT: April 2011) New York Times Journalists on Their Experiences “On March 15, four New York Times journalists covering the Libyan conflict were captured. They were freed six days later. Back in New York, they reflected on Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s Libya.”

Interviews and Talks - Lynsey Addario, Tyler Hicks, Anthony Shadid, and Stephen Farrell (video) (Columbia School of Journalism: April 2011) Related on The New Yorker Photo Booth

InterviewsLynsey Addario: ‘It’s What I Do’ (NYT Lens: March 2011)

The story AFP and Getty journalists detained and released in Libya (via @slyon66)

Articles – AFP: Four days at the mercy of Kadhafi’s secret state (AFP: April 2011)

News - NYT Lens: Reuters Freelancer Killed in Iraq (NYT Lens: March 2011) Sabah al-Bazee, a 30-year-old freelance journalist for Reuters whose photographs captured the often bloody struggles around the northern Iraq city of Tikrit, was among those killed Tuesday when gunmen dressed in police uniforms and suicide vests stormed the provincial council office there.

News - CPJ: Mexico – Drug war claims young photographer Luis Emanuel Ruiz Carrillo (CPJ: 2011)

Articles Parting Glance: Michael L. Abramson, 62 (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Christopher Anderson’s amazing Capitolio is being published on the iPad…

InterviewsChristopher Anderson (BJP: April 2011) Magnum Photos member Christopher Anderson has published his latest book – Capitolio – on the iPad. | The app here

BJP is coming to the iPad too

Articles - BBC Viewfinder: From the printed page to the online app (BBC Viewfinder: March 2011)

Interviews - Adam Dean On Covering Japan’s Devastation (PDN: March 2011)

InterviewsJake Price in Japan (BBC: March 2011)

Stories behind the images from 20 years of war coverage by Reuters’ Goran Tomasevic… (via @adamjdean)

Interviews - Goran Tomasevic (Reuters Full Focus: March 2011)

InterviewsTomas Van Houtryve (APE: March 2011)

Interviews - Bill Cunningham : A Rare Bird’s Feathers (NYT Lens: March 2011)

InterviewsNic Dunlop (Bangkok Post: 2011)

Interviews - Lu Guang (Lenscratch: 2011)

InterviewsSebastian Junger (Prime Collective blog: March 2011)

Interviews - Ron Haviv (whyy.org: 2011)

InterviewsSally Mann (Charlie Rose: 2003)

Interviews Alessandra Sanguinetti (New Yorker Photo Booth: March 2011)

Interviews and Talks - Professional Photographer Magazine: Get Exhibited (PP: March 2011) For this latest podcast, the regular team, editor Grant Scott, deputy editor Eleanor O’Kane and award-winning photojournalist Peter Dench, discuss the right way to get an exhibition of one’s work.

David Burnett on covering the last Olympics (via @terakopian)..

Videos – David Burnett: The Olympics You Didn’t See (DB Vimeo: March 2011)

Articles - David Campbell: Paying for photojournalism: a review of the New York Times ‘pay wall’ (DC Blog: March 2011)

Articles - The Atlantic: Photojournalism in the Age of New Media (The Atlantic: April 2011)

Articles - Wired Raw File blog: Crowd Funding for Photography Gets Off to Shaky Start (Wired Raw File blog: March 2011)

Articles – A Photo Editor: Publishing Your Photography Book (APE: March 2011)

Articles – BJP: Photography organisations react to Arts Council England funding decisions (BJP: March 2011)

Related….

Help Side Gallery by signing their petition “We, the undersigned, call to the Arts Council England to recognise the regional, national & international importance of Side Gallery and request that it does everything possible to secure the future of this unique organisation.”

Blogs – Jeremy Nicholl: Copyright Grab? There’s An App For That (Photographer’s blog: March 2011)

Festivals - The website for the 2011 Belfast Photo Festival has been launched

Articles - Mike Davis: What is the relationship of photographer with picture editor? (MD blog: March 2011)

Articles - Guardian: Featured photojournalist: David Guttenfelder (Guardian: March 2011) Japan-based Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder documents the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the north-east of the country

Services - Roof Unit : London | blog

Events - Roof Unit :  Artists Preview: New and unreleased work  by Jason Larkin, Ben Roberts, and Laura Pannack : May 18, 2011  : 119 Roman Road, Array, London, United Kingdom, E2 0QN

Awards Kuala Lumpur Photo awards shortlisted

Photographers - Tom Broadbent

Photographers - Markus Henttonen

Grants Luceo Student Project Award

Crowd funding - Ernesto Bazan : Al Campo, an intimate visual look at Cuban rural lifestyle (Kicstarter)

Crowd funding - Without (Kickstarter)

Services - 10b Photography : Rome (Post-processing)

Awards - The Center Awards results

Blogs – Justin Mott: Recent Work for the Financial Times (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Friday saw another April Fool’s Day…I admit, I fell for it for a moment…

RE-35 Digital cartridges for analog 35mm cameras

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Paolo Pellegrin’s Libya Exodus work previously published in The New York Times Magazine, now on Magnum Photos website…the good news is, there are  loads more frames…24 instead of just 10…and based on quick check, the NYT Mag slideshow had some frames that aren’t on Magnum feature, so there’s actually more than 14 previously unseen shots in this…

His tilt is so recognisable, don’t you think?

Features and Essays - Paolo Pellegrin: Scenes from Libyan Exodus (Magnum Photos: March 2011)

Kozyrev’s Libya work now on Lightbox…Some of the strongest work I’ve seen come out of the country…

Features and Essays – Yuri Kozyrev: Dispatch from Libya (TIME Lightbox: March 2011)

Panos Pictures coverage….”Panos photographers William Daniels, Fredrik Naumann, Jeroen Oerlemans, Sven Torfinn and Mads Nissen have covered the ongoing crisis in and around Libya”…

Features and Essays - Various Photographers: The Battle of Libya (Panos: March 2011)

Features and Essays -  Thomas Dworzak: Postcard from Libya (New Yorker: March 2011)

Do also make sure to head over to Lightbox to see Christopher Morris’ updated Libya gallery

Photo; Anja Niedringhaus/Associated Press

Features and Essays – NYT: Battle of Libya (NYT: March 2011)

From Vanity Fair….Pellegrin’s ‘heir’ – at least when it comes to tilting – Moises Saman…

Features and Essays – Moises Saman: Inside Qaddafi’s Libya (VF: March 2011)

Interviews - Moises Saman (VF: March 2011)

Interviews - Goran Tomasevic (NYT Lens: March 2011) Thirty Days on the Ground in Libya: Goran Tomasevic’s Extraordinary Month, in Pictures

Interviews - John Moore (PBS: March 2011) Photographer Reflects on ‘Epic’ Libya Battles, Revolution in the Arab World

Articles – TIME: The Backstory: First Person: A Single Frame from the Conclusion of the Allied Air Strike on Libya by Anja Niedringhaus (TIME: March 2011)

Some talk over at David Campbell’s blog about lack of multimedia from some of the otherwise recently well covered countries…

Articles – David Campbell: Missing multimedia: where are the stories from Egypt, Japan, and Libya? (DC blog: March 2011)

Related…

Articles – Fred Ritchin: The Meta-Newspaper (After Photography blog: March 2011)

Guardian’s Ghaith Abdul-Ahad spent 2 weeks in 1 of Gadhafi’s dungeons (via @marcusbleasdale)

Articles -Ghaith Abdul-Ahad:  Inside Gaddafi’s brutal prison (Guardian: March 2011) While reporting the war in western Libya, award-winning Guardian correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad was seized by Gaddafi’s militia. Here he describes two weeks inside the regime’s brutal prison system

Interviews - Q. Sakamaki on working in Cairo (The Villager: March 2011) “East Village photog survived Egypt beating, interrogations”

InterviewsJohn D McHugh on covering protests in Bahrain (BBC: March 2011)

Features and Essays – John Moore: Three Revolutions, One Photographer (Life.com: March 2011)

Mads Nissen’s World Press Photo prize winning series now on Panos website… Such a touching series..

Features and Essays – Mads Nissen: In the Name of Victoria (Panos: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Toshiki Senoue: The aftermath in Japan (FT Magazine: March 2011)

Features and Essays - NYT: Photos of Japan After Afterquake (NYT: March 2011)

Articles – Andrew Burton: Regarding Parachute Journalism (Photographer’s blog: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Justin Maxon: Transition to Spring (TIME LB: March 2011)

London saw huge protests against the government’s planned public service cuts yesterday. Nearly half a million people were reported to have attended the march through London and the rally in Hyde Park.

Guardian slideshow… some nice frames… don’t like the frame 7 though, with wide angle distortion…

Features and Essays – Guardian: Thousands march against spending cuts (Guardian: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Kadir van Lohuizen: Last Americans in Iraq (WP: March 2011)

AwardsThe Bayeux Calvados Awards for War Correspondents is calling for entries for its annual contest (BJP: March 2011)

Grants - Eugene Smith Fund : Deadline 31 May 2011

CompetitionsAOP Awards

Articles - BJP: BJP supports crowdfunding via Emphas.is (BJP: March 2011

Articles - Getty Images blog: Edwin Koo captures daily life in Pakistan’s Swat Valley (Getty blog: March 2011)

Articles – Reuters blog: Lucas Jackson: An arctic adventure (Reuters blog: March 2011)

Articles - Verve: Ben Roberts (Verve Photo: March 2011)

Articles - Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: Jim Lo Scalzo (Guardian: March 2011)

! Blogs  - NYT Lens Blog:  Digital Subscription Plan Begins March 28

Interviews - Bruce Davidson (Walesonline.co.uk: March 2011)

InterviewsYvonne Venegas (BJP: March 2011)

Interviews - Amnon Gutman (e-photoreview: March 2011)

Events - Format Festival : Derby : ‘On the Concrete’ talk by Tom Wood : Venue: QUAD : 1 April : 18:30 – 20:30 : £10

EventsBJP and The Photographers’ Gallery’s social night is back at Barrio Central in London on Monday 28 March.

I noticed that The New York Times Magazine had an article about a young female football  player - or as NYT Mag called her, a soccer player – and the stills were taken by Ben Lowy and Nadav Kander… There was a video to go along the piece, shot by photographer Jason Arthurs…

PhotographersJason Arthurs

PhotographersLindsay Blatt

PhotographersDavid Ellison

Photographers - Kristian Leven

The good people at duckrabbit are organising a workshop in Devon (southwest of England)  in May….

Workshops - The Hinterlands Workshop by duckrabbit : 20-25 May 2011 : Devon, UK : “The Hinterlands photofilm workshop. It’s a chance to really get to grips with the art of photofilm production, whilst at the same time hanging out with some top people.” You can read about the workshop on BJP, here.

Movies - The Death of Kevin Carter

Prizes Tessa Bunney wins “Best Overall Portfolio Prize” at Format Festival (foto8: March 2011)

! Equipment - My London based friend Conor O’Leary is selling his Canon EF24-70/2.8L. He is asking £700. I know it’s in excellent condition. Should be a great deal. If you are interested, you can get in touch with Conor by emailing him at conor@conoroleary.com.

And an end note… The blog just passed 600,000 all-time views earlier this week. Nice to know people find my one-man operation useful. Thank you for visiting!

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