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Features and Essays 

Egypt, Cairo, Tahrir….

Moises Saman has been kicking ass with his Cairo work…NYT front page pics on several occasions during the last two weeks…This is the slideshow a lot of people were talking about over the weekend…

Moises Saman: Cairo Undone (NYT) Cairo Undone on Magnum site.

Saman hit the front page also today (November 29) with an image  (to-me maybe not so obvious choice) seen below, which can be found online in the NYT’s Egypt Turmoil slideshow…featuring work by various photographers.

photo: Moises Saman

Below image ran on the front page of the International Herald Tribune last week….You can see it in black and white in this Saman’s tweet…The colour version is up on Magnum Photos site…

Moises Saman: Unrest in Cairo: Egypt’s Revolution Continues (Magnum)

Miguel Angel Sanchez: Egyptians (NYT Lens) Angel Sanchez’s website

Davide Monteleone: Egypt Waiting (VII)

Espen Rasmussen: Beyond Tahrir Square (Panos)

Guy Martin: The Egyptian Revolution (Panos)

Trevor Snapp: Revolution Round Two? (Global Post) Full edit on photographer’s archive

NB. See later in this post regarding the latest TIME cover on Egypt that ran on all markets except the US. Filed under Articles.

Tim Hetherington’s last images on Magnum Photos…

Credit: Tim Hetherington. LIBYA. Misurata. April 20, 2011. Tim’s last photograph.

Tim Hetherington: The Libya Negs (Magnum)

Occupy Wall Street…

Christopher Anderson: OWS (New York Magazine)

Noticed that Ashley Gilbertson’s OWS series shot in October had sadly disappeared from VII site, but the reason turned out to be that New Yorker had put him on assignment (here’s a pic of him working)…I’m sure the series will reappear on VII in the future, but for now we can enjoy an edit on Photo Booth…good news: it includes new frames, such as the below one,  shot this month…

Ashley Gilbertson: Occupy Wall Street (Photo Booth)

Nina Berman: Occupy Wall Street (NOOR)

Related to OWS issues I would say… Great series on American poverty by Joakim Eskildsen…

Joakim Eskildsen: Photographs of American Poverty (Lightbox)

From the other side of the American political spectrum…

Jason Andrew: Tea Party: Under the banners of American Flags  (Reportage)

DRC and elections…

Finbarr O’Reilly: Deadly Election Violence in Congo (Reuters)

Jonathan Torgovnik: Rebuilding DRC (Reportage)

Pierre Gonnord: Relatos (Lightbox)

Liz Hingley: Under Gods (Lightbox)

Gillian Laub: Turkey Day (Lightbox)

Paul Fusco: DGI  29 (Magnum in Motion)

Alixandra Fazzina: The Flowers of Afghanistan: First Sea (Photographer’s archive)

Pep Bonet: Microcredit Peru (NOOR)

Chloe Dewe Mathews: Caspian (Foto8)

Saw and edit of this feature run in Time mag couple of weeks ago..

Xavier Zimbardo: Reconstruction of the Bolshoi Theatre (Reportage) Behind the scenes video with Xavier Zimbardo in French

Best of the year….

photo: Goran Tomasevic

Reuters : Best Photos of the Year 2011

photo: Lynsey Addario

VII – Best of 2011: Highlights of a Year in News   : VII photographers present their best images, shot or released in 2011

AFP: 2011 Pictures of the Year

Fan of David Cameron or not,these Tom Stoddart photos in Reportage Tumblr are worth seeing.Cameron by Stoddart for Sunday Times Magazine….

Tom Stoddart: David Cameron (Reportage Tumblr)

Andrew McConnell’s Gaza surfing series on Newsweek…Bummed I still haven’t received the first issue of my annual subscription… Would have loved to have seen this in print…

Andrew McConnell: Surf’s Up in Gaza (Newsweek)

McConnell from Gaza also, but very different…NGO piece…

Andrew McConnell: Regenerating Gaza (Guardian)

Japan…

Giulio Di Sturco: Awash in Wrackage :  Japan (PDNPhotoaDay)

Kishin Shinoyama: After the Storm: Post-Tsunami Japan (Lightbox)

Donald Weber: Life After Zero Hour (VII) Japan

Davide Monteleone: Dusha: Russian Soul (VII)

Stefano di Luigi: Hidden China (VII)

Massimo Berruti: Lashkars in Pakistan (Lightbox) The series in Le Monde

Annie Leibovitz:  Pilgrimage (NYT)

Luceo Images: Few and Far Between (NYT Lens)

Joao Pina: Tracing the Shadows of Operation Condor (NYT Lens)

Andew Testa: Mind the Masterpiece (Panos)

Kacper Kowalski: Winter Photos from the Skies Above Poland (NYT Lens)

Jared Moossy: Mourning in Mogadishu (Foreign Policy)

Sebastian Liste: Urban Quilombo (Reportage)

Teun Voeten: Narco Estado (Magnum Emergency Fund)

Nick Cobbing: The Solid Sea (Photographer’s website)

Harvey Wang: A World of Change on the Lower East Side (NYT)

Robb Hill: Rural Home Town (NYT Lens)

Suzanne Opton: Soldier Down: Portraits (Lightbox)

Kirill Nikitenko: Russian Portraits of Defiance (Newsweek) Nikitenko’s website

Brian Van Der Brug: In Prison and Dying (LA Times Framework photo blog)

Lourdes Jeannette: Blood Ties (Lightbox)

Caged animals.

Asmita Parelkar: Not-So-Wild-Kingdom (NYT Lens)

Stuffed animals.

Klaus Pichler: Behind the Scenes Photos of Natural History (NYT Lens)

Guillaume Herbaut: The Zone (Project website) Now in English

Guillermo Arias: Tijuana River City (zReportage)

Kate Holt: The Real Cost of War (zReportage)

Natalie Naccache Mourad: Madaneh Marriages (photographer’s website)

Marc Lester: Living with Breast Cancer (Anchorage Daily News)

Oli Scarff: Winners at the Poultry Club’s 2011 national show (Guardian)

 Interviews and Talks


David Douglas Duncan (Lightbox)

Seamus Murphy (Verve Photo)

David Alan Harvey (Develop photo Vimeo)

Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #6 (Phaidon)

Giles Duley : Becoming the Story (Economist)

Jason Larkin (Frontline club)

Alissa Everett : Giving up finance for photojournalism (CNN)

Sebastian Liste pt.1 / pt.2 (Daylight Magazine)

Marco Grob : How I Got That Shot: The 3-Minute Portrait (PDN)

Is this Annie Leibovitz and Fuji X100?

Annie Leibovitz (NPR)

Annie Leibovitz ♥’s Her iPhone Camera (PDN)

Jodi Bieber talks about the reaction to her World Press Photo winning photograph on The Strand (BBC)

Anastasia Taylor-Lind (The Broad’s Sheet)

Useful advice by Rachel Palmer…

Rachel Palmer : How to get a photography commission for an NGO (photographer’s/photo editor’s website)

Kate Peters (IdeasTap)

Eric White (MSNBC photo blog)

Lisa Pritchard : Ask an Agent 5 (LPA blog)

Liz Hingley : Turning point (NYT Lens)

BagNewsSalon webinar, “The Visual Politics of Occupy Wall Street.” :  4 December

Videos

BBC: The ‘genius’ of Tim Hetherington killed in war

Articles 

Time magazine does it again….’dummying-up’ (I might have just made up that word) the US edition I mean… My mate Tim Fadek has the TIME cover this week with a terrific image from Cairo in all markets expect the US….

Peek inside…This is how Tim’s two other photos ran…

Comment…

Business Insider: These Time Magazine Covers Explain Why Americans Know Nothing About The World

PDN: Israel Apologizes to Lynsey Addario

Saw Lynsey Addario ( @lynseyaddario) tweet a link to this Marie Claire piece on female photojournalists…Featuring Addario herself, Agnes Dherbeys, Erin Trieb, Stephanie Sinclair, and Andrea Bruce

photo: Stephanie Sinclair

Marie Claire: Female Photojournalists | “Once thought of as too frail for the job, five award-winning women photojournalists share their most vivd memories from the field — and the images they will never forget.”

Related…

NYT: Arrests and Attacks on Women Covering Protests in Cairo 

NYT: Software to Rate How Dratically Photos Are Retouched

PDN: Inside the Bestseller List: Top Photo Books of 2011

NYT: Shooting for Global Change (NYT Lens)

I was in Istanbul over the weekend, but sadly had no time to check out any of these exhibitions…

photo: Bruno Barbey

NYT: A Whirling Document of Turkish Culture

PDN: Cartier-Bresson Photo Sets Record at Christie’s Auction in Paris

Yahoo: Camera lost at sea returned with the help of social networking

TimeOut: Photography galleries in London

Dvafoto: Find Copyright Violations of Your Pictures With src-img Bookmarklet

A Photo Editor: Real World Estimates – Flat Rate Magazine Contracts

BJP: Editorial photographers hit by latest Getty Images cuts

BJP: Photographer Jean-Christian Bourcart wins the 2011 Prix Nadar for his book Camden

BJP: Celebrated printer Gene Nocon dies

Joerg Colberg: What Photographs Can and Cannot Do (Conscientious)

Guardian: Jodi Bieber’s Best Shot

Guardian: Featured Photojournalist Tim Wimborne

Photoshelter Guide: Selling Stock Photography

Foto8: Book review – Ben Lowy: Iraq Perspectives

Related..

A Photo Editor: This Week In Photography Books

Looking into some  heavy duty camera ‘bags’… Saw Greg Funnell tweet this review he had done in 2008…

Greg Funnell: Gear Review : Think Tank Airport Security Vs Pelican Case 1510 (Photographer’s blog)

Verve Photo: Jake Price

Awards, Grants, and Competitions 

photo: Jan Grarup

Leica Oskar Barnack Award will be accepting entries from 16 January 

College Photographer of the Year : International picture story winning images & judges screencast are online

Rory Peck Awards Winners

FotoEvidence Book Award open for submissions

Photo Lucida Critical Mass 2011 Winners

FotoVisura Grant

LPA Student Challenges 

Crowd Funding

Emphas.is Crowdfunding photojournalism survey

Behind the smokescreen by Rocco Rorandelli (Emphas.is) featured on BJP

Grozny – Nine Cities by Kravets, Morina, Yushko (Emphas.is) project featured on NYT Lens in 2010

Agencies and Collectives

VII Newsletter

Panos Pictures newsletter

Statement Images submissions deadline extended

Jobs

Look3 : Exhibits Coordinator

Saw these on Twitter…

New Yorker : spring multimedia intern (students only) : Contact kristina_budelis[at]newyorker.com

Redux is in need of an intern in NYC office : Adobe Creative Suite skills is necessary:  send an email to submissions[at]reduxpictures.com with Internship in the subject line

Intern for Phaidon.com . Email features@phaidon.com with your CV

Desk Space

Roof Unit : London

Photographers 

Website relaunch…

Marcus Bleasdale

Benjamin Lowy : December 2011 Promo

Asmita Parelkar

Louis Quail

Caleb Ferguson

Marc Lester

Bruno Mancinelle

To finish off…

Very, very good Erroll Morris short… The Umbrella Man from NYT

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Back to Egypt for one series by Magnum photographers Pellegrin and Majoli…This is from Newsweek…

Photo: Paolo Pellegrin

Features and Essays – Newsweek (Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin): The Uprising in Egypt (Newsweek: February 2011)

The most recent Egypt photos on the New York Times…

Features and Essays - New York Times: From the Protests in Egypt (NYT: February 2011)

Always thought this photograph was amazing…Even if I assume it’s a crop… it is a crop, right? No Reuters’ guys shooting 6×6 on the field, I’d imagine…

Photo: Adrees Latif/ Reuters

Awards International Center of Photography Announces 2011 Infinity Award Winners (pdf)

Articles – Reuters photo blog: Adrees Latif wins ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism (Reuters: February 2011)

News – PDN: Photographer Is First Media Fatality in Egypt; Situation Remains Dangerous (PDN)

A lot of people  on the Twittersphere have been praising this piece by Ed Ou on the Lens Blog, and certainly with a reason…

Features and Essays - Ed Ou: A ‘Safe’ Drug Injection Site in Vancouver (NYT Lens: February 2011)

Do yourself a favour and watch also the multimedia

I’ve wondered about the photographers who work as a pair…who does what…

Features and Essays - Mishka Henner and Liz Lock: State of Limbo (Panos: February 2011) The Falinge Estate in the northern English town of Rochdale

Photographers - Mishka Henner and Liz Lock

Features and Essays – James Pomerantz: After Henry Hudson (Institute: February 2011)

Features and Essays - Donald Weber: Chernobyl Riviera (VII Network: 2011)

Features and Essays – Tyler Hicks: At War with a Taliban Shadow Government (NYT: February 2011) Afghanistan

Features and Essays – Espen Rasmussen: Ancient Aleppo (Panos: February 2011) Syria

Features and Essays – Jonathan Saruk: Ganjina: Afghanistan’s Deal or No Deal (Reportage by Getty Images: February 2011)

Features and Essays – Laura Hynd: Christie’s uncovered: Anatomy of an auction (Indepedent: February 2011)

Features and Essays - Adam Ferguson: Afghanistan: US Marines in Marja (VII Network: February 2011)

Features and Essays - David Hogsholt: Occupied Schools in Thailands Restive South (Reportage by Getty Images: January 2011)

Features and Essays - Russell Frederick: Love, Family and Change in Brooklyn (NYT Lens: February 2011)

PhotographersRussell Frederick

Articles - Jörg Colberg – How to promote your work (Conscientious: February 2011)

Articles – Jeremy Nicholl: Why cheap cloud storage is a bad idea for (Jeremy Nicholl’s blog: February 2011)

@prophotomag kindly sent a link to a Simon Wheatley interview they did last year…

Interviews - Simon Wheatley (Professional Photographer: 2010)

Interviews - David Hume Kennerly (frequency.com: 2011)

Some sensible business advice…

Talks - John Harrington : How To Stay Profitable In Today’s Economy (APE: February 2011)

This too…

Articles – Jay Kinghorn: Thinking Video? Make a plan (asmp.org: 2011)

NewsAaron Huey Named Contributing Editor At Harper’s Magazine (NPPA) via @NPPA

News Joao Silva’s First Steps to Recovery (NYT Lens: February 2011)

VideosSimon Roberts on Vimeo

Saw @timangerphoto tweet this yesterday…

Covers - Katy Perry’s Rolling Stone Cover Before & After

EventsAdam Patterson and Jean Claude (aka Vipoh) will talk about their project @LCCLondon on 9 March

Read more about them…

Interviews - Adam Patterson (Vice: February 2011)

Fundraising / Interviews Four women (Sarah Elliott, Benedicte Kurzen, Ying Ang, and Agnes Dherbeys) want to give a face to Congo rape victims (Emphas.is: January 2011)

Gear blogging…

Articles – Justin Mott: Stuff That I’ll Co-Sign (Photographer’s blog: February 2011)

Articles - Dominic Bracco: why equipment insurance comes in handy (Prime)

Articles - Claire Martin, who won last year’s Inge Morath Award, needs your help for her latest project. Check it out

Articles - G.J. McCarthy: An exercise in patience, persistence and Polaroids (Dallasnews.com: February 2011)

Wanna take a peek?

Awards - Oskar Barnack Award 2011 entries

multiMedia - Nikon Asia Presents “Through Asian Eyes”

Looks like a nifty little camera…

EquipmentFujifilm X100 coming next month at £999, full specifications unveiled (BJP)

Collectives - TerraProject Newsletter

PhotographersKitra Cahana

Photographers - Jake Stangel

Photographers - Valerio Berdini

Photographers - Sam Phelps : website : Twitter

Photographers - Andew Burton : website : Twitter

Photographers – Rachel Palmer : website : Twitter

Some of the other Twitter accounts I’ve just started following….

@LucasJacksonRTR

@NatGeoMag

@valerioberdini

@susanagraph

@fotostrada_

@Russian_Photos

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Just got back home to Wales after nearly 24h travel after having left Perpignan. Exhausted but thrilled. Very happy about my first Perpignan visit. A lot of fun was definitely had, but I feel I also had a very productive week in terms of having showed work to so many picture editors. The week was also a great learning experience having had the chance to talk face-to-face  to a lot of other photographers many with a long track record in the business. If you have never been to Perpignan yourself, I recommend to make room in you calendar for Visa Pour L’Image 2011.

One of the greatest things about my first Perpignan visit, was the flat where I was staying. We had a great crew: Sebastian Liste, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Poulomi Basu, Dalia Khamissy, Olivier Laurent, and briefly also picture editors Rebecca McClelland and Rachel Palmer. I was very happy to spend my time with such talented bunch of people…

Sebastian Liste is the recent Ian Parry Scholarship winner and his winning work Urban Quilumbo is up on the FotoVisura blog…

Features and Essays - Sebastian Liste: Urban Quilumbo (Fotovisura blog: September 2010)

Was reading the August issue of British Journal of Photography yesterday during all the travel. The magazine really is a lot more enjoyable read after having turned from a weekly to a monthly. The August issue had Lee Friedlander’s photo from his America by Car book on the cover. A lot of different blogs and sites have written about this Friedlander’s latest work. I like this New Yorker Photo Booth piece the best….

Features and Essays – Lee Friedlander: America by Car (New Yorker Photo Booth: September 2010)

Features and Essays – Brent Stirton: Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis (Reportage by Getty Images: September 2010)

Just noticed Peter van Agtmael’s recent Iraq photos are available also on Magnum Photos site now..

Features and Essays - Peter van Agtmael: Operation New Dawn (Magnum Photos: September 2010)

Interviews - Matt Eich (e-photoreview: September 2010)

Features and Essays - Ben Quinton: St Andrews: A British Education in Kenya (Foto8: September 2010) Quinton’s website

I made a lot of new friends in Perpignan, one of them being the Capetown based Swedish gentleman Per-Anders Pettersson…He has a Facebook page, where you can follow his escapades…

Facebook - Per-Anders Pettersson

Also met face-to-face with another South Africa based photographer, Daniel Cuthbert, who  has added his Visa verdict on his Verbal blog

Blogs – Daniel Cuthbert: Visa Pour L’Image (Verbal.co.za: September 2010)

As you probably know already, Corinne  Day, passed away last week. Day was never a photojournalist, but I’m sure her Diary book influenced a lot of  documentary photographers, such as Jessica Dimmock and her The Ninth Floor project, I’d imagine, among others.

Articles - Telegraph: Corinne Day: ‘Be proud of holes in your jumper’ (Telegrap: September 2010)

Articles - Guardian: Corinne Day: she added grit to the glamour of fashion photography (Guardian: September 2010)

Guillaume Herbaut talks about Visa Pour L’Image exhibition…

InterviewsGuillaume Herbaut (Institute blog: September 2010)

Tomas van Houtryve updates us on his search for new funding models

Articles - Tomas van Houtryve: New Funding Models part 3 (Photographer’s blog: September 2010)

Interviews - Platon (YouTube)

Just realised, I’m currently already 16 posts behind in putting recent links to the archive. Need to tackle the issue soon. It’s fine putting all the links here in the daily posts, but on a long term it’s more important that the links are archived in the appropriate categories. I feel the real strength of Photojournalism Links is in fact the archive.

Still have loads of emails to respond to as well. Will get on them today.

I’m leaving Wales behind on Thursday and relocating to Brighton with Veronica. We’ve been planning this for a long time. Feeling very excited about it. I know London and Brighton are full of photographers and competition is fierce, but I’m sure there will nevertheless be a lot more opportunities….Interesting times ahead…

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