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LETTING IN THE LIGHT
LETTING IN THE LIGHT: Acid-attack survivor Memoona, 23 years old, posed for a picture Wednesday in her Karachi, Pakistan, home. The nursing student lost an eye when a boy threw acid on her over an old family feud. New laws explicitly criminalize the attacks. (Insiya Syed/Reuters)

WINDY
WINDY: Visitors braced themselves as Marine One departed the White House in Washington Wednesday, carrying President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Mr. Obama was en route to speak with troops in Fort Bragg, N.C., after they arrived from Iraq. (Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency)

MOURNING PERIOD
MOURNING PERIOD: Women comforted each other in Liege, Belgium, Wednesday. Police said grenade-lobbing gunman Nordine Amrani killed two teenage boys and a toddler at a shopping plaza Tuesday. Authorities also found a fourth victim, a woman, in his garage. The suspect fatally shot himself. (Marius Becker/DPA/Zuma Press)

STUCK ON
STUCK ON: Etibar Elchiyev posed with utensils stuck to his body in Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday. Mr. Elchiyev was attempting to break the Guinness record for most spoons on a body. (David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

STANDING FOR YULIA
STANDING FOR YULIA: Supporters of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko gathered outside a court in Kiev Wednesday. Ms. Tymoshenko did not appear at the hearing. She is appealing a seven-year sentence after she was found guilty of abuse of office while negotiating a gas contract with Russia. (Sergei Chuzavkov/Associated Press)

IN THE FRAY
IN THE FRAY: A security official tried to control a crowd that gathered outside a polling station in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday. Voters poured into polling stations for the second round of parliamentary voting. (Mohammed Hossam/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

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First off, just a little piece of news…I’m happy to announce that I’m now part of Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent. Reportage by Getty Images is an agency I greatly admire with some of the top names in our industry, such as Eugene Richards, Shaul Schwarz, and Tom Stoddart, as well as plenty of other great photographers,  and I’m proud to be associated with them through the Emerging Talent.  Big thanks to Patrick Di Nola and Aidan Sullivan for making this happen.  You can see my work on the Reportage site here.

To the updates…

New features from National Geographic Magazine’s upcoming May issue…Jonas Bendiksen follows his April 2010  NGM feature, Tibetan Plateau, about melting glaciers with an essay on Bangladeshis adapting to rising sea levels…

Features and Essays – Jonas Bendiksen: Bangladesh (NGM: May 2011) Adapting to rising sea levels

Also from NGM…

Features and Essays – NGM (various photographers): Yosemite Climbing (NGM: May 2011) A new generation of superclimbers is pushing the limits in Yosemite.

And this…not really my kinda thing usually, but enjoyed this, especially slide 5…

Features and Essays – Abelardo Morell:  Camera Obscura (NGM: May 2011)

Dominic Nahr’s Japan work done on an assignment for TIME magazine, now on Magnum Photos… The photos look better on the Magnum site to me for some reason than they did on Lightbox…eventhough they are smaller…weird…maybe it’s the grey background which makes them pop out…

Features and Essays – Dominic Nahr: The Wave (Magnum: April 2011) The Wave documents the local populations within tsunami landscape in Japan

Stunning work…

Features and Essays – Ed Ou: In Libya, ‘Life Goes On in Its Own Way’ (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Quality…

Features and Essays - Robert Nickelsberg: Parris Island Marines (Reportage by Getty Images: April 2011)

Great stories…

Articles / Features and Essays – Guardian: The photographic collection of John G Morris (Guardian: April 2011)

Photo: Pieter Hugo

Articles / Interviews – Guardian: Under South Africa’s skin: contemporary photography at V&A – audio slideshow (Guardian: April 2011) South African photographers Jodi Bieber, Pieter Hugo and Graeme Williams discuss their work, which features in a vibrant new exhibition at the V&A, Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography

Features and Essays - Richard Barnes: Photos of a New Kazakhstan (New Yorker Photo Booth: April 2011)

Features and Essays – David Guttenfelder: Conveying the Sadness in Japan’s Stoicism (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Features and Essays – David Guttenfelder: Japan Earthquake Abandoned Community (Oregonlive.com: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Jake Price: One month after the tsunami (BBC: April 2011)

Hipsta feature on Newsweek…

Features and Essays - Teru Kuwayama: Inside Francis Fukuyama’s Mind and Home (Newsweek: April 2011)

Also from Newsweek…

Features and Essays - Michael Zumstein: Ivory Coast Civil War: On the Streets (Newsweek: April 2011)

Ben Lowy’s hipstas from Libya were featured on PDN Photo of they Day…

Features and Essays – Ben Lowy: Libya (PDN Photo of the day: April 2011) iPhone photos

Features and Essays - Franco Pagetti: The Rebels (VII Magazine: April 2011) Libya

Also from VII Magazine…multimedia… The Cult of Gaddafi by Christopher Morris

Angelos Tzortzinis got in touch..He has updated his website with recent work from Libya.

Panos Pictures have Tom Pilston’s The Sunday Times Magazine 13 March 2011 cover feature about Al Jazeera on their website…

Features and Essays - Tom Pilston: Qatar’s Calling (Panos: April 2011) The rise of Al Jazeera

Features and Essays – Andew McConnell: The Faces and Voices of Western Sahara (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Bryan Denton seems to in Libya for NYT at the moment, but I noticed WSJ DoP Jack Van Antwerp tweet a link to this Aghanistan feature by Bryan from early April…

Features and Essays – Bryan Denton: Marines Rally Around Friend (WSJ: April 2011) Afghanistan

Features and Essays - Kendrick Brinson: Amortality (TIME: April 2011) TIME commissioned Kendrick Brinson to visit Cenegenics, an age management practice in Las Vegas, and spend the weekend with residents in retirement communities Sun City, AZ and Sun City Shadow Hills, CA .

Features and Essays - Joel Meyerowitz: Wild City: NYC’s Surprising Parks (Life.com: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Peter Power: The trials of Nunavut: Lament for an Arctic nation (Globe and Mail: April 2011) Article | Power’s website

Features and Essays - Gregg Segal: Why They Fight: Civil War Re-enactors and the Battle over Historic Sites (TIME LB: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Gerd Ludwig: Chernobyl Tourism (Institute: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Hin Chua: Ephemeral Paradise, in Medium Format (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Kael Alford: After the BP spill (FT: April 2011)

Features and Essays - Susan Falzone: The Life And Death Of A Connecticut Community (NPR Picture Show: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Julie Turkewitz: In Mississippi, Scarred But Strong (Housingworks.org: 2011) For people living with HIV in Mississippi, the stigma surrounding the disease is often more frightening than the disease itself.

Features and Essays – Quinn Mattingly: Ben San Leprosy Center, Vietnam (Photographer’s website: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Jim Lo Scalzo: Salton Sea (NYT Lens: April 2011)

David Alan Harvey interviews Alec Soth on Burn Magazine…

InterviewsAlec Soth (burn: April 2011)

“You don’t understand. This is history. I have to photograph it now. Later is too late.” – Lynsey Addario

Interviews - Lynsey Addario : Back From the Brink (American Society of Cinematographers Blog: April 2011)

Interviews – Dan Winters part 1 | part 2 | part 3 (A Photo Editor: April 2011)

Two photographers who went to Fukushima….

Interviews –  Athit Perawongmetha documents the ghost town left behind by the nuclear crisis in Japan. What he found was a “time stop.” (CNN: April 2011)

InterviewsDonald Weber :  Images from the ‘exclusion zone’ surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plan (Globe and Mail: April 2011)

InterviewsAndrea Morales (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Nuru Project are organising an auction to benefit Japan quake communities

FundraisingWa Photography Auction (Nuru Project: April 2011) :  Auction featured on TIME Lightbox : Auction page on FB

InterviewsJoe Raedle : Captured photographer to UM students: You must have passion to tell the story (Miami Herald: April 2011)

InterviewsMarvi Lacar (Ny1.com: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Miroslav Tichy, Subversive Photographer and Voyeur, Dies at 84 (PDN: April 2011)

Crowd funding – Emphas.is: $50K pledged, 2 projects funded in Emphas.is’ first month (Emphas.is: April 2011)

Articles – TIME: Emphas.is Crowdfunding for Photojournalists: From the Series Photojournalism at the Crossroads (TIME LB: April 2011)

GrantsGetty Images to offer $100,000 in editorial grants

AwardsCanon/AFJ Female Photojournalist Award

AwardsThe Emerging Photographer Bursary Award (for UK residents)

Articles – BJP: Matt Cardy, a Getty Images photographer, has won Photographer of the Year at the 2010 Press Awards (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Aftermath Project Announces Winners of Special Grant (PDN: April 2011)

Features and Essays/ Exhibitions – FT: The Rolling Stones in pictures (FT: April 2011) An exhibition of photographs, ‘The Rolling Stones Come to NW3’ is at the Zebra One Gallery, 1 Perrins Court, London NW3, May 1-14

Articles / Exhibitions – Guardian: Kander’s camera: the work of Nadav Kander (Guardian: April 2011) As a major exhibition of his work opens at The Lowry, Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery, introduces some of Nadav Kander’s most breathtaking images

The Guardian Guide, which is a little A5 size Saturday supplement to the newspaper, about current exhibitions; theatre, cinema, and TV listings, mentioned National Media Museum’s show The Lives of Great Photographers, which “aims to tell the life stories of some of the most renowned photographers of all time” (read it here)…one of the photographers featured is Weegee, and they even printed a photo of him taken by Richard Sadler…I found it fascinating, as I had never seen how Weegee looked like…

Agencies - NOOR April 2011 newsletter

Articles – Salon: How I almost lost my marriage in a war zone (Salon: April 2011)

Articles – Neiman Lab: Photoshop, journalism, and forensics: Why skepticism may be the best filter for photojournalism (Neiman Lab: April 2011)

Articles - David Campbell: Thinking Images v.14: Looking for agents not victims in Congo (DC blog: April 2011)

Exhibitions – Call for submissions : Open Show London : April 30 : Somerset House, Strand

Events / TalksSelf Publishing and Visual Storytelling with Photographers Zed Nelson, Simon Norfolk and Rob Hornstra : London : May 14-15 (Institute U)

Events – Roof Unit : Simon Roberts talk : May 25 : London

Is there anybody, who hasn’t written about Vivian Maier?

Articles- Telegraph: Vivian Maier: the nanny with a flair for photography (Telegraph: April 2011) To those who knew her, Vivian Maier was a loving if eccentric nanny. But now this mysterious Mary Poppins figure has been exposed as a photographic great

ServicesRobin Bell Photographic Printer : London

GalleriesLucy Bell : UK

Anastasia Taylor-Lind has updated her website with new stories, portraits and tearsheets… check it out…

PhotographersAnastasia Taylor-Lind

PhotographersKurt Wilberding

PhotographersCaroline Edge

PhotographersClayton Hauck

BlogsCity Visual

Interviews - Cheryl Newman on Editing (Professional Magazine: 2009)

Telegraph on Saturday Magazine DoP @cherylnewman1 is now on Twitter….One of her first tweets was about Naomi Harris (@mapledipped) and her website… Had  to check it out… Safe to say, Harris’ website looks nothing like any other photographer’s…None that I have seen anyway…You have to go and see it yourself…I’ll post here the front page… Hopefully she doesn’t mind…

PhotographersNaomi Harris 

@foto8 and @simoncroberts tweeted a link to the below Antonio Olmos photo printed in Guardian Eyewitness the other day…Compelling photograph indeed…

Blogs – Guardian Eyewitness: Antonio Olmos: Paying Tribute (Guardian: April 2011) Olmos’ website

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DAY IN COURT
DAY IN COURT: Betty Dukes, left, and Christine Kwapnoski, right, plaintiffs in a sex-discrimination class action against Wal-Mart spoke outside the Supreme Court Tuesday in Washington. The 2001 suit appeared unlikely to survive after Tuesday’s arguments. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

IN TREATMENT
IN TREATMENT: A woman received treatment for burns in Herat, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Some independent human-rights watchdog groups and other organizations have been saying that gender violence has reached an alarming level in the country. (Jalil Rezayee/European Pressphoto Agency)

IN LINE
IN LINE: Displaced women waited in line for food distributed by a local nongovernmental organization near the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday. The organization feeds about 2,500 people daily. (Mustafa Abdi/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

FLOWERS IN HAND
FLOWERS IN HAND: A girl held flowers in a train station in Moscow Tuesday. One year ago, two women set off bombs on trains, killing dozens. (Alexander Natruskin/Reuters)

LEAVING IVORY COAST
LEAVING IVORY COAST: Foreigners sat with their belongings Tuesday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as they waited for transportation to return to their home countries amid post-election violence in Ivory Coast. (Luc Gnago/Reuters)

LIBYA IN LONDON
LIBYA IN LONDON: Pro-Gadhafi supporters tried to destroy a flag taken from anti-Gadhafi demonstrators as world leaders discussed Libya Tuesday in London. They agreed that Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi should step down, but did not discuss arming rebels who seek to oust him. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

CAPTURING NATURE
CAPTURING NATURE: On a cold morning, photographers set up tripods to photograph cherry blossom trees in Washington Tuesday. (Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency)

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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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