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On Wednesday, the Open Society Foundations will mark their 20th group exhibition of “Moving Walls” at their new location in midtown Manhattan. Initially conceived 15 years ago as a way to highlight the foundation’s issues and to support documentary photography, the exhibition highlights and adds value to important (and often under-reported) social issues.

Initially, the Foundations’ goals were focused on Eastern Europe and Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But now, the Moving Walls exhibition encompasses work from around the globe. This year, the exhibition features the work of 5 photographers from China, Russia and Ukraine to Sierra Leone and the countries of the Arab Spring.

On Revolution Road,” a project by TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev, features work from the uprisings and unrest in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and Yemen. Shot on assignment for TIME, Kozyrev’s work demonstrates both the collective nature of world politics as well as the individual characteristics inherent to each nation’s unique issues. “In the end, the differences between the aftermaths of the region’s revolutions may be more important than their similarities,” he said.

Katharina Hesse‘s project, “Borderland: North Korean Refugees,” tells the individual narratives of North Korean refugees along the Chinese border. Because they’re classified by the Chinese government as ‘economic migrants’, the refugees are ineligible for official UN refugee status. “After experiencing a world like this, it just didn’t feel ‘right’ to take pictures and move on to the next job,” Hesse wrote. She has been shooting the project for nine years.

Juveniles Waiting for Justice” is a project by Fernando Moleres shot in the Pademba Road prison in Freetown, Sierra Leone. There, some 1,300 prisoners languished in squalor, lacking proper hygiene and provisions while awaiting trial. “My Sierra Leone prison photography has been published in the European press,” Moleres said, “but I feel that the story has not exposed a broad audience to this tragedy.”

Ian Teh‘s project, “Traces: Landscapes in Transition on the Yellow River Basin,” explores the existential impact the Yellow River has on the more than 150 million people it directly sustains. “My photographs play with the tension between the Yellow River’s place in Chinese culture and history and China’s emergence as a major economic power,” he said. “By using the landscape, I attempt to show what happens when an area that was largely rural becomes increasingly urban and industrial.”

VII photographer Donald Weber‘s “Interrogations” takes a surreal view on the Russian judicial system. Photographing people inside police interrogation rooms, Weber captures “a place where justice and mercy and hope and despair are manufactured, bought, bartered and sold.” Says Weber: “With each image, I was looking to make a very simple photograph of an actual police interrogation, but also a complex portrait of the relationship between truth and power.”

Moving Walls in on view at the Open Society Foundations at 224 West 57th Street, New York City, from May 8 – December 13, 2013. 

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I’ve had the pleasure to announce some new supporters for my blog during the last two weeks, and very happy to announce yet another one…Photo Raw magazine…check out the right-hand side bar…Photo Raw is a  quarterly magazine dedicated to the best photojournalism and documentary photography out there…published in Finland but printed in English…I think PJ Links and Photo Raw make a great match.  Their new issue will be out first week of June with features by Paolo Pellegrin, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Natan Dvir et al….

This week’s round-up…

Features and Essays

I forgot to post links last week to these two great essays from National Geographic Magazine’s June issue…

Stephanie Sinclair has continued her project on child brides…

Stephanie Sinclair: Too Young To Wed (NGM: June 2011) The secret world of child brides

Greg Girard: Can China Go Green ? (NGM: June 2011) No other country is investing so heavily in clean energy. But no other country burns as much coal to fuel its economy.

Stephanie Sinclair also has some work in the New York Times Magazine this week… Living on the Europe side of the pond,  I’ve never actually held NYT Mag in my hand, but I saw a place in Soho the other day, where they stock Sunday’s NYT.. Think I’m gonna go and pick up a copy…Always so great photography in there…

Stephanie Sinclair: A Mind of Their Own (NYT Mag: May 2011) Conjoined twins | article

There’s a link to a great Bryan Denton interview later in the post… but since I realised I never posted the link to his last story from Libya… here it is now…

Bryan Denton:  In Misurata, Fallen Qaddafi Soldiers Receive Respect (NYT: May 2011)

Christian Als: Bunkering Down in Benghazi (Panos: May 2011)

Richard Mosse: Congo (Guardian: May 2011)

Edward Keating: A Town Lost in the Wreckage (TIME LB: May 2011) The wreckage left by the Force 5 tornado in Joplin, Mo. | Keating’s website

Laura El-Tantawy: In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt (burn: May 2011)

Brilliant…

Elin Høyland: The Brothers (Guardian: May 2011)

Ed Wray: The Masked Monkeys of Indonesia (TIME LB: May 2011)

Nicole Bengiveno: Coming Out (NYT: May 2011)

Benjamin Rusnak:  23º, Far from Paradise (Burn: May 2011)

Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday was on Tueday. Photographer Elliott Landy spoke to TIME Lightbox about the photos he made of his good friend…

Elliott Landy: Bob Dylan at Home (TIME LB: May 2011)

Petrut Calinescu: The Black Sea (Panos Pictures: May 2011)

NYT Lens blog featured Espen Rasmussen’s book In Transit. One of the pictures from the book is the below frame of a Rohingya fisherman in Bangladesh…I remember reading an interview with Rasmussen in BJP last year, when he still had the Rohingya pictures converted in black and white and mentioned he might convert them back to colour…

From BJP… “He shot thousands of digital images, editing them down to a story of just 32 shots, then converting them to black-and-white and adding text and captions.”[ …} Rasmussen often writes his own stories and, although he also enjoys working with journalists, says it’s his favourite approach. After all, he points out, the most important thing is the story, and he’s in a good position to tell it both in images and words. “I let people talk and show their daily struggle through interviews and pictures,” he says. “I don’t search for the obvious drama, I try to describe daily life.” In fact, he’s considering turning the images back into colour, concerned that the sheer beauty of the monochrome versions detracts from the Rohingya’s plight.”.

Looks like he has done…See comparison here.

Espen Rasmussen: In Transit (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Sebastian Liste: The Chocolate Factory (NPR: May 2011)

Rob Rusling: A Street in Clitheroe (Foto8: May 2011) Rusling’s website

Brandon Tauszik: Pray for Mercy (Photographer’s website: 2010)

Anton Hammerl’s final photos from Libya…

Anton Hammerl: Witness to War (Foreign Policy: May 2011)

Apparently this has been published as a 500 page coffee table book…

Venetia Dearden: Mulberry (VII Network: May 2011)

Alec Levac: Israel, With a Knowing Wink (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Interviews

Must read Bryan Denton interview on Lens blog…

“To me, having training and gear is a responsibility we have to our families and friends who worry about us, our colleagues who work beside us and can benefit from our know-how if they’re wounded, and to the readers who are informed by the images we take and will cease to be if we get taken out of the game. There’s never any guarantee that that stuff will save you, but we owe it to those who love us, support our work and each other to take every precaution we can.” – Bryan Denton

Bryan Denton (NYT Lens: May 2011)

50 years ago, a young Bruce Davidson set out to document a bus ride down south – The Freedom Riders on LightBox…

Bruce Davidson (TIME LB: May 2011)

Richard Mosse (Conscientious: May 2011)

Guy Martin (Daily Telegraph: May 2011)

David LaChapelle (NYT: May 2011)

Ben Lowy (e-Photoreview: May 2011)

Anna Skladmann (BJP: May 2011)

Laura El-Tantawy (BJP: May 2011)

Brian Ulrich (Featureshoot: 2008)

Raymond Depardon (ASX)

Articles

PDN: Hetherington Memorialized by Family, Colleagues and Subjects (PDN: May 2011)

Vanity Fair: Remembering Tim Hetherington (VF: May 2011)

Excellent article on the Lens blog by NYT staff photographer Stephen Crowley…

photo: Pete Souza

Stephen Crowley: Whose Eye? What Beholder? (NYT Lens: May 2011) The problem of D.C. photo coverage goes well beyond restagings

Related…

Alex Garcia: When Photojournalists Become Visual Stenographers (Chicago Tribune Assignment Chicago blog: May 2011)

BJP: Donald Weber is funding his new book, Interrogations, with limited edition prints and books (BJP: May 2011)

BJP: Convergence between still and moving images? We speak to 6 photographers who made the jump (BJP: May 2011)

Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Mario Tama (Guardian: May 2011)

PDN: Time to quit using Twitpic?  (PDN: May 2011)

PDN: Celeb photo agency in Twipic deal has no relationship with (or obligation to) owners of the images it will license (PDN: May 2011)

BJP has taken a look at what this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles is going to be like…

Festivals – BJP: Arles 2011 (BJP: May 2011)

Festivals – PDN: LOOK3 Preview : Goldin, Kratochvil, Vitali headline festival curated by Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode (PDN: May 2011)

Workshops - Eddie Adams Workshop deadline extended to June 3

Last call…

Awards - Canon Female Photojournalist Award : Deadline 31 May 2011

Get your work in front of Charlotte Cotton or Monica Allende in BJP’s International Photography Award…

Competitions –  BJP Photography Award

Grants - Reminders Phoject Asian Photographer’s Grant

Slideshows – Slideluck Potshow London III deadline is on Monday 30 May

Competitions – Foto8 Summershow deadline is Tuesday 31 May

HonoursAmerican Photography 27

Grants – BJP: Massimo Berruti wins Carmignac Gestion Prize of Photojournalism. He will receive a €50,000 grant (BJP: May 2011)

Spend 9,99$ and you end up in the Gulags of Carl De Keyzer’s Zona on your iPad (via @vinkjohn)

Apps – Carl De Keyzer: Zona (iTunes Store) Zona for iPad

ExhibitionsIan Teh’s new series Traces open at Flowers Kingsland Road

To finish off…geeky Photoshop fridge magnets for photographers or retouchers…(via @LucasJackson RTR)

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First off, big thanks to Mifsud Photographic,  who are supporting Photojournalism Links with their banner for the next 12 months.

This week’s round-up…

As I’m sure you all know by now, South African photographer Anton Hammerl who had been missing in Libya since early April and allegedly in government detention, had in fact been in fact been killed already on April 5…My sincerest condolences to Anton’s friends and family…

NPPA: Photojournalist Anton Hammerl Was Shot, Killed, April 5 In Libya (NPPA: May 2011)

BJP: Photojournalist Anton Hammerl is dead, says family  (BJP: May 2011)

Atlantic: South African Journalist Anton Hammerl Killed in Libya (Atlantic: May 2011)

NYT: Photographer Killed in Libya (NYT Lens: May 2011)

TIME Lightbox: Anton Hammerl in Memoriam (TIME LB: May 2011)

Human Right are demanding Libya to release Hammerl’s body…

HRW: Libya: Release Body of South African Photojournalist (HRW: May 2011)

Features and Essays

This week’s highlight was Alex Webb’s work on TIME Lightbox…

Alex Webb: The Suffering Light (TIME LB: May 2011)

…and his Violet Isle on Magnum in Motion…

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle (MiM: May 2011)

Some Paolo Pellegrin landcapes from Japan…

Paolo Pellegrin: Tsunami Aftermath (Magnum: May 2011)

Michael Christopher Brown started using an iPhone to record Libya after dropping his SLR apparently..

Michael Christopher Brown: The War in Libya (TIME LB: May 2011)

The above dead rebel fighter made also an appearance in Guy Martin’s The Siege of Misurata  series

You may remember that Ben Lowy was also shooting iPhone hipstas in Libya…GQ have his other Libya work up tho…

Ben Lowy: Libya (GQ: May 2011)

Espen Rasmussen, Terje Bringedal, Torsten Kjellstrand: The Amazing Amy (MediaStorm: May 2011)

Daniel Berehulak: In India coal towns, many miners are children (LA Times Framework: May 2011)

George Georgiou: Crisps and Curry (Panos: May 2011)

Peter di Campo: Ivory Coast – War ’s End in the West? (VII Mentor: May 2011)

Giovanni Cocco: Evros (VII Magazine: May 2011)

Scott Brauer:  We Chinese (burn:May 2011)

Graeme Williams: The Edge of Town (Panos Pictures:May 2011) South Africa

Lee Friedlander: Longing To Perform Opera (NYT Mag: May 2011)

Theo Stroomer: Prison Boot Camp (Burn: May 2011)

AP Kevin Frayer in Afghanistan. Two years of work compiled on the Denver Post Blog…

Kevin Frayer: In Afghanistan (Denver Post: May 2011)

James Whitlow Delano: Tsunami/ Sakura (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Mustafah Abdulaziz: Passport Radio (Index) (MJR: May 2011)

Greg Funnell: American Road Trip (Photographer’s website: May 2011)

Articles 

BJP: Protests force World Press Photo exhibition shutdown in Beirut, Lebanon (BJP: May 2011) World Press Photo has been forced to close down its exhibition in Beirut after a winning project by Israeli photographer Amit Sha’al sparked local protests

Pete Brook: A Photo of Fabienne Cherisma by Another Photographer Wins Another Award (Prison Photography: May 2011)

Photography education getting a battering…

Daniel Rubinstein: Towards Photographic Education (APS: May 2011)

David Campbell: Thinking Images v.17: The starving child as symbolic marker (DC blog: May 2011)

David Campbell: Vietnam, Afghanistan and the sphere of legitimate aesthetics: developing a critical photographic practice (DC blog: May 2011)

Poynter: What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries (Poynter: May 2011)

PDN: Low-cost insurance plans available for photojournalists heading to conflict zones (PDN: May 2011)

PDN: How to shoot a book cover photo in 15 minutes (PDN: May 2011)

David Walter Banks: My Waking Life: NYPH’11 (Luceo blog: May 2011)

Melissa Golden: On gender and photojournalism: a response to Paul Melcher (DVAFoto: May 2011)

New York Times discusses work by Zed Nelson and Lauren Greenfield in Annenberg show “Beauty CULTure”…

NYT Lens: Beauty’s Sharp Edges (NYT Lens: May 2011)

Miki Johnson: Who supports crowdfunded projects? And why? (Emphas.is: May 2011)

Interviews 

Redesigning The New York Times Magazine: A conversation with director of photography Kathy Ryan…

Kathy Ryan (BJP: May 2011)

Magnum veteran Elliott Erwitt discusses commissions, books & exhibitions with Vanity Fair…via @FionaRogers

Elliott Erwitt (VF: May 2011)

John G. Morris : “Eleven Frames” (Vimeo: 2011)

Sebastian Junger on Libya, war journalism and Tim Hetherington’s death (PRI.org: May 2011)

Ashley Gilbertson (6th Floor blog NYT Mag: May 2011)

Carsten Peter (Youtube)

Michel Slomka (NYT Lens: May 2011) Lens Turning Point series

Wim Wenders (BJP: May 2011)

Anton Corbijn (BJP: May 2011)

Tim Rasmussen on Eddie Adams Workshop Q&A (NPPA: May 2011)

Bruce Davidson (ASX)

Ruth Gruber was honored for decades of photojournalism. Many decades. She’s 99…

Ruth Gruber (NYT Lens: May 2011)

WorkshopsEddie Adams Workshop : Deadline May 27

GrantsAlexandra Boulat Scholarship to attend the Toscana Photographic Workshop : Deadline May 31st

EventsLaunch party 8 Magazine The Islam Issue  : Thursday 26 May, HOST Gallery : London

FestivalsGuernsey Photography Festival competition – theme: Journey, prize £5,000

Apps -Wired [review] The V&A’s Figures & Fictions photography app (Wired: May 2011)

Tips and Tutorials – PhotoShelter: Email Marketing for Photographers (PS: May 2011)

Crowd FundingJeff Antebi: Fever Dreams (Kickstarter: May 2011)

Crowd Funding – Jason Eskenazi: The Black Garden (KS: May 2011)

Crowd funding João Pina’s ‘Shadow of the Condor’ (Emphas.is)

Crowd FundingEmphas.is Newsletter May 2011 

Books - Ian Teh’s book TRACES is now available to from Deep Sleep Editions.

Jobs - ActionAid needs a multimedia librarian – 12 months maternity cover. Apply

multiMedia1000Words mag Spring 2011

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It’s all Egypt again, to start-off with…

Some of the best photos I’ve seen from Tahrir Square…

Features and Essays – Yuri Kozyrev: The Battle for Tahrir Square (TIME: February 2011)

Features and Essays – NYT (various photographers): From the Protests in Egypt (NYT: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Jacopo Quaranta: A Night in Tahrir Square (TIME February 2011)

TIME has also updated Dominic Nahr’s gallery I posted on Tuesday, with some new images..

Features and Essays – Dominic Nahr: The Clashes in Cairo (TIME: February 2011)

Features and Essays - Guy Martin: Clashes in Cairo (WSJ: February 2011)

It’s not surprising photographers are moving in small packs in conditions as in Cairo during this week and end up with similar photographs. It does however give an interesting opportunity to compare, how two photographers see and capture identical scenes….As pointed out by @melissalyttle, Dominic Nahr and Guy Martin for instance seem to have moved together as both of the two slideshows above include several photographs that have been taken as if the two men have been standing, in Lyttle’s words, “shoulder to shoulder”….See for yourself in the below examples…I find especially the first example striking… The two photographs are pretty much identical…only slight differences in contrast and saturation…About the photo of the man wiping blood off his head, I’m almost 100% certain we are looking at the same man, despite the fact his jacket does look different colour…this might be due to post processing… I’m pretty sure the wall is the same, and its colour is slightly different as well in the two photograps…

Dominic Nahr for TIME:

Guy Martin for Wall Street Journal:

Egypt in New Yorker Photo Booth…

Features and Essays - Kate Brooks: Postcard from Tahrir Square (New Yorker: February 2011)

Features and Essays - Joao Pina: Postcard form Tahrir Square (New Yorker: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Nadia Shira Cohen: Postcard from Tahrir Square (New Yorker: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Ron Haviv: Egypt (VII: February 2011)

From LA Times…

Features and Essays - Caroly Cole: Egypt (LA Times: February 2011) audio slideshow

Features and Essays – LA Times (Carolyn Cole and Michael Robinson Chavez): Protests in Egypt (LA Times: February 2011)

Features and Essays - Sean Smith: Egypt protests: events in Tahrir Square (Guardian: February 2011) Another Guardian gallery by various photographers

Great photos by Ivor Prickett on the Panos site…and it’s not 6×6…

Features and Essays – Ivor Prickett: Days of Anger (Panos: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Jason Larkin: Cairo’s Ornate (or Odd) Portals to the Past (NYT Lens: February 2011)

The harrasment of journalists and photographers has been worrying…

Articles – NYT Lens: Even the Middle Ground Is Perilous in Cairo (NYT Lens: February 2011)

Articles - PDN: Photographers Beaten, Robbed as Pro-Mubarak Gangs Turn on Press (PDN: February 2011)

Articles – MSNBC: Hotel staff take photojournalists’ cameras in Cairo (MSNBC: February 2011)

Interviews - Chris Hondros interview regarding the madness in Tahrir Square in Egypt (BagNewsNotes: February 2011)

Interviews - Magnum photographer Peter Van Agtmael tells of ordeal in Cairo’s streets (BJP: February 2011)

Interviews - Ron Haviv : Mob mentality creates dangerous conditions for protesters and journalists (MSNBC: February 2011)

Articles – Andrew Burton: Account of an Attack (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

This is from week ago…

InterviewsScott Nelson (NYT Lens: February 2011)

NewsABCNews ongoing list of journalists arrested/injured/attacked/threatened in Cairo

I wondered how they all filed during the internet shut down..

Articles - PDN: From Egypt, Photographers Persisted in Filing Photos (PDN: February 2011)

Elsewhere in North Africa…

Features and Essays - Christian Als: Postcard from Algeria (New Yorker: February 2011)

Something completely different…

Features and Essays - Piotr Malecki: The Knacker’s Yard (Panos: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Silent Murmur (Photographer’s website: 2011)

Features and Essays - Gerd Ludwig: Chernobyl (Huffington Post: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Jerome Sessini: Referendum in Southern Sudan (Reportage: February 2011)

Features and Essays - Tomas Lekfeldt: AfriChina (Moment Archive: 2011)

Features and Essays – David Moore: Inside London’s Secret Crisis-Command Bunker (Wired: February 2011)

MoviesHow to Make a Book With Steidl

Books – A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia by Alixandra Fazzina is voted number 10 in a list of Amazon’s bestsellers in photojournalism

Awards - Sony World Photography Awards Finalists and Shortlisted (SWPA)

Awards – Announcement for female documentary photographers: The 2011 Inge Morath Award is now open for submissions

World Press Photo judging…

InterviewsDavid Burnett, Vince Aletti, Ruth Eichhorn and Heinz Kluetmeier : WPP judges (World Press Photo: February 2011)

Another great blog post by Burnett…A must read!

Articles – David Burnett: To Photography and To Photographers (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

Anastasia is everywhere…and to my surprise it’s not 6×6 this time…

Articles - Verve: Anastasia Taylor-Lind (Verve: February 2011)

I heard by the way, that her Gaza Zoo feature is published in today’s Telegraph Magazine, if you are interested…

[NB. the below link did work when I was doing this post, but not when I later checked. Fingers crossed it's OK, again]

Articles – BJP: French retail chain offers three photojournalism grants (BJP: February 2011) FNAC, a French entertainment retail chain, has unveiled the recipients of its inaugural photojournalism grants with photographers Jan Banning, Cedric Gerbehaye and Anastasia Taylor-Lind each receiving €8000

Articles – BJP: New World Order : Images from the frontline of the recession by Christian Lutz, Marchand & Meffre, Ian Teh, etc (BJP: February 2011)

Articles / Tutorials – Joyel L: How to find a fixer (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

Articles / Tutorials - Assignment Chicago: Two Essential Ingredients of Contest-Winning Photos (Chicago Tribune: February 2011)

Articles / Tutorials – Reuters: Want to know how to cover street protests? Here’s some useful photo tips and what to look out for (Reuters: February 2011)

A must read….

Articles – Justin Mott: Now What? Vol. 1: Why Being Busy Can Mean Being Broke (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

Articles - Chip Litherland: i’ll just shoot some weddings (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

Articles - Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Alexandre Meneghini (Guardian: February 2011)

AgenciesMagnum Photos February 2011 Newsletter

Multimedia - New issue of 1000 Words Magazine is out

MultimediaEverybody Street

Articles / Interviews - Misha Erwitt : The Woman in the ‘Family of Man’ Family (NYT Lens: February 2011)

Twitter accounts I’ve just started following…

Twitter - David Guttenfelder

TwitterScott Nelson

Twitter - Kevin German

Twitter - David Walter Banks

TwitterAutographABP

TwitterShit Photojournalists Like

Twitter - David Axelbank

JobsPanos seeks multi-media intern

Books – Phil Coomes: 64×64: Farewell to Kodachrome (Blurb)

WorkshopsWorkshop in Slovenia with Antonin Kratochvil and Marcus Bleasdale : March 2011 : Slovenia

To finish off, again, a joke: “Conan O’Brian’s advice to Egypt: “If you want people to stay at home and do nothing, you should turn the internet back on.”

As for me, I’m now going to turn off this computer and go cycling on the Brighton seafront. Even if it rains. Have a good weekend everybody.

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As pretty much always…let’s start with some features….today’s around the world trip starts with Andrea Bruce’s work from Afghanistan… then we’ll head to Haiti with Jonathan Torgovnik, and to Florida with Anthony Suau…

Features and Essays - Andrea Bruce: Taliban Threat (VII Network: December 2010) Province of Faryab in northern Afghanistan

Features and Essays - Jonathan Torgovnik: La Piste Tent Camp (Reportage by Getty Images: December 2010) Haiti

Features and Essays – Anthony Suau: Florida Foreclosure Fraud Crisis 2010 (Facingchange.org: 2010)

Next to Palestine with Ladefoged…then to Bali with Stanmeyer, followed by Cameroon with Bouvet and New Jersey with Abdulaziz….

Features and Essays - Joachim Ladefoged: Growing Up Palestinian in the Age of the Wall (VII: December 2010)

Features and Essays – John Stanmeyer: Bali (New Yorker Photo Booth: December 2010)

Features and Essays - Eric Bouvet: Cholera in Cameroon (VII Network: December 2010)

Features and Essays – Mustafah Abdulaziz: New Jersey Bear Hunt (WSJ: December 2010)

Yesterday saw big student protests (Panos Pictures coverage | NYT slidehow) in London against the government’s plans to increase university tuition fees… I was at Parliament Square covering the event myself,  and I have to say that it is a bit sad too see  all the media coverage today concentrating almost solely on the rioters who attacked Prince Charles’ Rolls-Royce on Regent Street as well as the violence done to Treasury and Supreme Court buildings surrounding the Parliament Square…and the large majority of demonstrators who were entirely peaceful in their protest, barely getting a mention…  I disagree with the Metropolitan Police policy on kettling those obviously peaceful protestors… who last night were kettled until  8.30pm at the Square, and after it started looking like they were finally being let out, it turned out they were actually only pushed to the Westminster Bridge, where everybody felt like sardins in a tin… I know as I was there kettled with them until 10.30….

Matt Dunham from Associated Press hit the jackpot with his photo of Charles’ and Camilla’s limo being attacked…In Boston Globe Big Picture you can see it full frame…

Most media went for the crop…

In Guardian, he tells you how he got the shot….

Articles/Interviews – Guardian: How AP’s photographer got ‘the money shot’ of Charles and Camilla (Guardian: December 2010)

I happened to notice, by the way, Brighton’s own Simon Roberts work his 5×4 magic behind the police lines at Parliament Square yesterday…. which reminds me that according to his Twitter feed , @simoncroberts, he has new assistant, Harry….

PhotographersHarry Watts

Mathias, whose work I featured on Tuesday’s post, got featured on Verve Photo on Wednesday…

Articles – Verve Photo: Mathias Depardon (Verve: December 2010)

One of my Panos faves, Ian Teh is featured in Verve today with a photo from the Merging Boundaries series I was raving about last week…

Articles - Verve Photo: Ian Teh (Verve: December 2010)

Articles – Guardian: Photographer Pietro Masturzo’s best shot (Guardian: December 2010)

Big news…

Articles – BJP: VII outsources distribution to Corbis (BJP: December 2010)

One of my Perpignan flatmates Sebastian Liste, won yet another award…

Articles – BJP: Terry O’Neill Award goes to Sebastian Liste (BJP: December 2010)

Sebastian is also one of the Fotovisura shortlisted…

GrantsFotovisura grant finalists

Format festival got pre-launched in London couple of days ago and the website is now live…

FestivalsFormat International Photography Festival

Articles - Guardian: Featured Photographer Carl de Souza (Guardian: December 2010)

Articles - Guardian: Before Colour: photographer William Eggleston in black-and-white (Guardian: December 2010)

InterviewsAlec Soth (Artcards: 2010)

Features and Essays - NYT: Actors Create 14 Decisive Moments | 14 Actors Acting (NYT Lens: December 2010)

Year in Pictures gallery by Adam Dean…

Features and Essays – Adam Dean: 2010 Year In Pictures (Photographer’s website: December 2010)

I put a link to Palani Mohan’s latest work on Reportage by Getty Images site the other day, and I ended up having a look also at his personal website…

PhotographersPalani Mohan

Also checked Luke Banks’ site, after I saw his work on Telegraph’s Telephoto…

Photographers - Luke Banks

Photographers - Katja Heinemann

AgenciesVII Photo December 2010 Newsletter

CollectivesMJR Weekly Collection 81

Twitter - Terry O’Neill

TwitterKrista Rossow

Blogs – Chip Litherland: 100 things completely right about our jobs (Photographer’s blog: December 2010)

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Gonna make a big post today… I have one of my very good friends coming over from Helsinki for a couple of days, which will result in a little blog hiatus, I’d imagine… Hopefully these updates will keep you entertained for the rest for the week…By the way, I just realised PJ Links is one of the 33 blogs/websites Joerg Colberg over at Conscientious considers as his “personal must-reads”… cool no? I think so…Anyways… now to the real business..

Saw this yesterday during my late night virtual photo tours…Great series..

Features and Essays - Ian Teh: Merging Boundaries (Panos Pictures: December 2010) Sino-Russian-North Korean border

Features and Essays - Rena Effendi: Turkey: Istanbul Becomes Magnet for Transgender Migration (Eurasianet.org: November 2010)

I learned about a new photographer the other night…Mae Ryan got in touch to tell she has work up on TIME website… and very good work it is…

Features and Essays - Mae Ryan: Nearing Death,Nuns Contemplate the Other Side (TIME: November 2010)

Photographers - Mae Ryan : website : blog : twitter

Lynsey Addario’s work form Egypt published in TIME recently, now on her agency’s website…

Features and Essays –  Lynsey Addario: Muslim Brotherhood (VII Network: December 2010) Egypt

Features and Essays - Lynsey Addario: India’s Cities Fail to Keep Up With New Arrivals (NYT: November 2010)

Features and Essays – Ron Haviv: Cholera Epidemic in Haiti (VII: November 2010)

Related on BagNewsNotes…

Articles - Spencer Platt: Journey Through Cholera (BNN: November 2010)

Deutsche Börse photography prize shortlist is out….Bound to be controversial as always….

Articles - Guardian: Deutsche Börse photography prize 2011: the shortlist  slideshow (Guardian: December 2010)

AwardsShortlist released for Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011 (BJP: December 2010)

Articles - Guardian: Do the Deutsche Börse prize jury really get photography? (Guardian: December 2010) All four shortlisted photographers are said to ‘interrogate the photographic medium’. Is this a prize just for conceptualists?

My friend Anastasia Taylor- Lind (website / blogtwitter) is giving a talk for Photo Voice at South Place Ethical Society, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL tonight. If you are town and willing to confront the elements, do go, should be treat. I was really hoping to make it to the talk myself…

Just saw this tweeted when I putting together the updates…

InterviewsWilliam Albert Allard (NYT: December 2010)

Watched all twelve Joop Swart Masterclass 2010 interviews last night…Worth watching..

Interviews and TalksJoop Swart Masterclass 2010 interviews (World Press Photo: December 2010) 3-6 minutes each

One of the Joop Swart Masterclass participants’ new work….

Features and Essays –  Dominic Nahr: Keeping Africa’s Deserts at Bay (TIME: December 2010)

Features and Essays - TerraProject: Italian Coastline (burn: December 2010)

Features and Essays - Andrea Diefenbach: Children Heading Households in Moldova (NYT Lens: November 2010)

PhotographersAndrea Diefenbach

Features and Essays – Julio Mitchel: Precarious Survival on the Lower East Side (NYT Lens: November 2010)

PhotographersJulio Mitchel

Interviews - Stephen Shore (BJP: November 2010)

InterviewsBrenda Ann Kenneally (Visura: 2010)

InterviewsKuni Takahashi (Chicago Tribune: November 2010) ”10 Questions with Kuni Takahashi”, a Mumbai-based photojournalist, former Trib photog shares experience freelancing

Interviews - Donald Weber (e-Photoreview: November 2010)

Saw this last night…

TV – BBC: The Weird Adventures of Eadweard Muybridge (BBC iPlayer: December 2010)

Watched this the other night… You should watch it too..Takes only 15 minutes of your precious time…It gets quite emotional at one point…

Interviews and TalksAaron Huey : America’s native prisoners of war (TED Talks: 2010) about 15 minutes

Interviews and TalksElinor Carucci (enemiesofgoodart.org: 2010)

Man who turned down HCB’s invitation to join Magnum…

Articles - Guardian – Photographer Raymond Cauchetier’s best shot (Guardian: December 2010)

Got an iPad?

Articles / Tutorials – Photoshelter: Using the iPad as a photography portfolio (Photoshelter: November 2010)

Collecting photography? Not me….

Articles - FT:  A strong market for photograph (FT: November 2010) some kinda related graph

Joao Silva…

Articles - BJP: Injured New York Times photographer recovering (BJP: November 2010)

Article – NYT Lens: ‘It’s the Photographer’ (NYT: November 2010) Joao Silva | “This slide show is taken from the memory card that was in Joao Silva’s camera on Oct. 23 when he stepped on an antipersonnel mine at Checkpoint 16, near the village of Deh-e-Kuchay, Afghanistan.”

Articles - NYT – A Footstep, Then an Explosion and an Urgent Call: ‘Medic!’ (NYT: November 2010) On Joao Silva

Features and Essays – Joao Silva: On Patrol in Kandahar (NYT: November 2010)

Interviews and TalksTwelve Photographers Speak – A Collection Of YouTube Videos (Pixsylated: 2010)

PhotographersMauro Corinti

On Monday I put up the link to a BJP news story about Venetia Dearden joining VII Network…and yesterday I was admiring her work on her website and noticed she has a tumblr…

TumblrVenetia Dearden

After browsing her website I ended up her commercial representatives’ website….I wonder if they still represent her commercial work now that she is on VII Network…Anyway… Santucci and Co. have some really good photographers, including Clare Shilland, who got the Elle commission as part of Photographic Portrait Prize this year for her portrait of Merle…

Agencies - Santucci and Co.

Twitter - Edmund Clark

Twitter - Elizabeth Avedon

Photographers - Elina Moriya

Twitter - Elina Moriya

PhotographersSergi Reboredo

Articles – John Leongard: The Role of the Picture Editor (Scott Kelby blog: 2010) John Leongard’s website

VideosIn Harm’s Way (dev.tv: November 2010) “In Harm’s Way?” – a 47 minute documentary produced by dev.tv travels to Afghanistan, Colombia and DRC to examine today’s humanitarian aid and whether it is becoming a casualty of the current political and economic context.

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Terrific work by Ian Teh on Panos Pictures website… The below photograph is from Mumbles Pier in Swansea, in Wales, a city I used to live in for four years….

Features and Essays – Ian Teh: The Island (Panos: October 2010) “This project is a road trip around the coastal regions of England, Wales and Scotland, which together make up an island that is the largest in Europe and the ninth largest in the world.”

Features and Essays - Timothy Archibald: Echolilia: A Father’s Photographic Conversation with His Autistic Son (TIME: October 2010)

Features and Essays – Martin Roemers: Kabul Portraits (Panos: October 2010)

Panos are really active posting tear sheets on their website… I like that… It’s nice to see how photographs are used in print in different publications, many of which I don’t ever or often get to see…

Agencies - Panos Pictures : Tear Sheets

BJP’s IPA single image winner turned out to be quite controversial decision… One of the judges explains why it was chosed as the winner..

Articles - BJP: A prize-winning image? (BJP: October 2010) The single image winner of BJP’s International Photography Award generated an unprecedented response this year, much of it questioning why the shot was chosen. Here Nick Galvin, archive manager of Magnum London and one of the judges, gives his thoughts.

Duckrabbit comments on the image

Features and Essays – Andy Spyra: Postcard from Kashmir (New Yorker Photo Booth: October 2010)

Joao Silva is in good spirits…

Articles - NYT Lens: ‘I’m Good, Baby,’ Joao Silva Says (NYT Lens: October 2010)

InterviewsMoises Saman (CJR: October 2010)

Events - Jonas Bendiksen to speak at BJP’s Vision 2010 conference, November 2010,  in London (BJP: October 2010)

Kirsten Luce in NYT Lens Turning Point… I met Kirsten in Mexico D.F. during the inaugural Foundry workshop back in 2008…

Interviews - Kirsten Luce (NYT Lens: October 2010)

Parallelo Zero photographer Sergio Ramazzotti has a new book out…

Check Parallelo Zero news

The work in L’Espresso…

Features and Essays – Sergio Ramazzotti: Afghanistan 2.0 (L’Espresso: October 2010)

Saw this via @panospictures

Articles – History Today: Sheila Corr explains how she researched the pictures for the cover article of the November 2010 issue of History Today (History Today: 2010)

TwitterParallelo Zero

TwitterGetty Images Global Assignment

Twitter - Claudia Hinterseer : NOOR

Jobs -  NOOR : Director of Editorial Sales

Interviews - Claudia Hinterseer : NOOR (Youtube)

BlogsThe Annenberg Space for Photography

Twitter The Annenberg Space for Photography

Tutorials - Freelance Journalism : A Survival Guide (Owni.fr)

And now for something completely different…. I’ve never been a huge Rolling Stones fan, but having visited one of my favourite bookshops in Brighton yesterday and seeing Keith Richards’ autobiography Life on the bookshelf, I realised it was calling me… Read the first 100 pages so far and it has proved a proper treat…

The cover’s shot by David LaChapelle by the way…

TIME has a gallery of photographs…

Features and Essays – TIME: Photo Riff on Keith Richards (TIME: October 2010) “A gallery of images to flesh out the Stones guitarist’s autobiography”

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Interesting all these legends seem to be getting personal websites at the moment… Christopher Morris…Christopher Anderson…now Gary Knight… at least to my knowledge none of them had websites before…

PhotographersGary Knight

Features and Essays - Martin Parr: China Beaches (Magnum: October 2010)

Features and Essays – Peter van Agtmael: Scenes from a Midterm-Election Road Trip (TIME: October 2010)

Features and Essays - Platon: Burmese Refugees (New Yorker: October 2010)

Features and Essays - Michal Chelbin: The Black Eye (New Yorker: October 2010) Wrestlers after the fight

Features and Essays - Ed Kashi: Punjab (VII: October 2010) Pakistan

Features and Essays – Brian L Frank: Wind of Change in Havana (WSJ: October 2010)

Features and Essays – Noah Friedman-Rudovsky: Beneath Bolivia’s Salt Flats: Lithium Wealth (TIME: October 2010)

Features and Essays - Verso Images: Grozny – A Tale of Many Cities (NYT Lens: October 2010)

Collectives - Verso Images

Elliott Erwitt’s ‘Platinum prints and Classic Snaps @ Magnum Print Room,London….I saw them a couple of weeks ago…It was great to see some of his classics printed …Including a huge print of this…the price tag was something like £13k if  I remember correctly…

InterviewsElliott Erwitt (Telegraph: October 2010)

More on the Larry Clark exhibition in Paris…

Articles - Guardian: Outcry as Paris bans under 18s from Larry Clark exhibition (Guardian: October 2010)

InterviewsIan Teh (Invisible Photographer: October 2010)

ExhibitionsStefano de Luigi: Blanco : 10B Photography gallery : Rome : 15 October – 30 November 2010

My friend Gianmarco Maraviglia, who runs the Parallelozero agency in Milan, got in touch about their new photographer Marco Gualazzini…Check out couple of his features…

Laos – Lao Pop Culture (Parallelozero: 2010)

Indians and the Parmesan Cheese (Parallelozero: 2010)

Wendy Marijnissen has some new work from Pakistan  in her archive…

Rabia’s First (Photographer’s PhotoShelter archive: 2010)

‘Everything gone’ – The Jamshoro drama (Photographer’s PhotoShelter Archive: 2010)

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Features and Essays - Magnum Photos: Where Artists and Writers Live and Work (Slate: August 2010)

Features and Essays - New Yorker Photo Booth: The Road Back to New Orleans (work by Stanley Greene and Kadir van Lohuizen) (New Yorker: August 2010)

Features and Essays - Irina Kalashnikova: North Korea (Reportage by Getty Images: August 2010) Kalashnikova’s website

Features and Essays – NYT Magazine: Documenting the Life of 20-Somethings (NYT Mag: August 2010) 13 young photographers document their generation using iPhones

Features and Essays – Stefano di Luigi: Kenya Drought (VII Magazine August 2010)

Features and Essays - Ian Teh: Dark Clouds [multimedia] (Panos Pictures: August 2010) China

Features and Essays – Robin Hammond: As I See It (Panos Pictures: August 2010)

Features and Essays – Tomas Munita: A Workers’ Revolt Endures in Peru (NYT: August 2010)

Features and Essays - Gareth Phillips: Rogue Tailor Needles Savile Row, Gets Himself a (Law)Suit (WSJ: August 2010)

Features and Essays - Joseph Rodriguez: Personal Violence (Visura: August 2010)

Agencies – Stockland Martel : website : blog

Interviews and TalksEd Kashi : A Photographer’s Journey Near and Far (FORA.tv: August 2010)

Interviews - Charlie Mahoney (BJP: August 2010)

InterviewsRobert Caplin (NYT Lens: August 2010)

InterviewsSteve Peck -Picture Editor, Wired Magazine (Professional Photographer: 2010)

InterviewsJames Mullinger – Photo Editor, GQ Magazine (Professional Photographer: 2010)

Photographers - Benjamin Rasmussen

PhotographersNatalie Behring

PhotographersLuca Tronci

PhotographersLuca Sola

PhotographersCharlotte Kesl

TwitterJason Andrew

Awards - Magnum Expression Award : Deadline August 31 2010

Awards - BJP International Photography : September 30 2010

AwardsTerry O’Neill Award : Deadline October 22 2010

Time for a little rant…

Photo: Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images

There have been a lot of complaints that the international community’s response to the devastating Pakistan floods has been inadequate. It got me thinking of the response and reaction of the Western photojournalism community, more specifically from publishers and photographers. Of course the initial death toll caused by the Pakistan floods is nothing compared to the Haiti earthquake, but its repercussions are in a sense bigger, with 6 million people in desperate need of emergency aid according to the UN. Now I remember, as I’m sure everyone does, how photographers  - both media and self- assigned – rushed to Haiti to cover the earthquake aftermath, but I haven’t seen anything even remotely close to that kind of reaction and response as a result of the Pakistan floods. I wonder why that might be?  After the Haiti earthquake struck, TIME magazine immediately sent two photographers there, Shaul Schwarz and Timothy Fadek, whose work was shown prominently  in a daily updated photo gallery on the magazine’s website, and a week into the aftermath they also dispatched James Nachtwey. I just had a look at TIME’s photo essays page on their website, and there is only one single Pakistan floods gallery, published on August 2, which is made up of photographs taken by EPA, AP, Reuters, and Getty Images photographers. And New York Times, who sent several of their own staffers, including Damon Winter,  and regular freelancers to Haiti, has opted not to send anyone of their own to Pakistan, instead publishing several photo galleries (here, here, and here) made up entirely of wire photographs. So there are photographers on the ground and of course NYT has to be congratulated for publishing some of the work, but I would argue that if a newspaper or a magazine is committed to seriously covering an issue, like both TIME and NYT did in Haiti, they will assign their own photographers. And I would argue that one can potentially receive a more comprehensive view of a catastrophic situation such as the Pakistan floods, at least photographically, by looking at larger bodies of work each done by single observers. I tend to overlook those photo galleries made up of several photographers’ work, those ‘wire galleries’ as I call them, no matter how good the work in them might be – as in the case of Getty’s Daniel Berehulak whose always terrific photos can be seen as part of the only TIME Pakistan floods gallery – and preferring to see work comprising a singular vision such as Alixandra Fazzina’s flood photos on NOOR website. I just hope there were more photographers out there in Pakistan doing this kind of in-depth work. You’d expect so, as you’d expect the aid dollars piling up, considering the magnitude of the natural catastrophe…

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