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Playful, sensual and elegant are some of the words that describe Serge Leblon's photographs. His images are anything but harsh, opening up an evocative world of fantasy and desire. In fact, the Belgian's romanticism is somewhat at odds with the aggressive sexiness found in mainstream fashion imagery. Even though he has a spark in his eyes, Leblon comes across as a discreet and humble man.

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American artist Lee Price paints photographs of women and food. Working with her photographer Tom Moore, the images are painstakingly reproduced using oil on linen canvas’ to create a soft milky tenderness to a series of works exploring the deeper aspects of feminine nature. In this line of work, Lee develops her ideas by focusing on the nurturing traits conditioned in women to look after the needs of others before tending to their own. Continuing her observation of feminine conditions through this singular technique, Lee talked to Dazed Digital about the process…

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Taking portraits of people entering his flat for a consecutive five days, experimental photographer Martin Zahringer created a lighting setup in his home and asked his flatmates, via chalkboard, to take their portraits - as he had decided to conduct it in complete silence. The invitation was then extended to his friends on Facebook which then led to a steady stream of up-for-it people coming into Zahringer's flat every day. The results of the portraits means they were of a very awkward and intimate nature as he wouldn't be able to chat to or direct them. In addition to this, because of the lens he used, Zahringer was rather too close for comfort to the people he was shooting - which may show in the final images...

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UPDATE Monday 21 March 12.25pm GMT… news just posted on The New York Times website… Libya Releases 4 Times Journalists http://nyti.ms/flAz1P Hurray!

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From left: Addario, Moore, Pickett, Poupin, and Hicks.

Photos: Paul Conroy/ Reuters /

As I’m sure all of you know by now, Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks along with videographer Stephen Farrell, and NYT”s Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid went missing in Libya earlier this week (the news on NPPA / NYT ). The team were later reported to have been detained my Gaddafi’s security forces. On Friday, New York Times reported that that the Libyan government had promised to release the Times journalists. It has passed 6pm GMT on Saturday,when I’m writing this, and unfortunately it seems that the Libyans haven’t kept their word. I hope Addario, Hicks, Farrell, and Shadid will be released as soon as possible. My fear is that the coalition launched attacks on Libya have complicated the matter quite a bit…

Kozyrev, Addario, Hicks, Sobecki by John Moore/ Getty Images

Articles - NYT Lens: Libya Says It Will Release Times Journalists (NYT Lens: March 2011) Related: NPPA: Lynsey Addario’s Husband Appeals To Muammar el-Qaddafi (NPPA: March 2011)

Christopher Morris’ Libya work featured on Lightbox..

Features and Essays – Christopher Morris: Gaddafi’s Libya (TIME Lightbox: March 2011)

If you’d like to see Christopher’s own edit, you can see it on his website here.

Having browsed his site today, I noticed a link to this good piece on the Digital Journalist about him, from 2001…At the bottom of the page there’s nine videos with Morris, but unfortunately I didn’t manage to view them…maybe you have better luck…

Articles – Grazia Neri: The Battlefields of Christopher Morris (Digital Journalist: 2001)

More Libya…

Take another look at the photo on top of this post..I noticed that Yuri Kozyrev has a photo of the same scene  (see below) in his Libya gallery on TIME website …Taken almost the exact same moment…I think it’s Kozyrev’s legs behind Hicks… So his is like a photo within a photo (see them side by side here)…First thing that comes to mind is that both Conroy and Kozyrev have a lot of guts to continue taking photos in a situation that must have been rather threatening as Addario and Co are already running away from the scene…Another is that it seems like there were loads of photographers- well at least seven –  at this scene…As I mentioned regarding the Egypt turmoil, it’s not surprising photographers move in pacts in dangerous situations, but at the same it means that there’s a lot of overlap between their work, and the viewers  will not not get as comprehensive coverage of each conflict as they’d might first  imagine having looked at several photographers’ work.

Photo: Yuri Kozyrev

Another thing about Kozyrev’s photo and a lot of photos on TIME’s photo galleries for that matter…I’ve noticed they often seem to look really nice in terms of  what I call ‘punchiness’ ( good mix of contrast/saturation) and generally better processed than photographs on most other sites…To me that is evident even by comparing for instance the above Kozyrev frame with the top one by Conroy… I’ve often wondered if they have a person working on the files at the picture desk to give them a certain look… I wouldn’t be too surprised if it were so…Although this might of course be just a silly assumption of mine, and I really don’t know the inner workings of TIME’s picture desk, or any others’ for that matter, but do have a look for yourself, photos in their galleries do often seem to look really well – but not overly –  processed.

Features and Essays – Kosuke Okahara: Libya (Russian Reporter: March 2011)

Now to Japan…

I was hoping on Tuesday that we could also see some of James Nachtwey’s work from Japan in TIME’s Lightbox, and my wishes came true…The below photograph is one of the most remarkable in the series, in my opinion….cars floating like dead fishes…

Features and Essays – James Nacthwey: Japan Devastation (TIME Lightbox: March 2011)

Articles – TIME Lightbox: First Person: A Single Frame From Japan’s Tsunami Aftermath by David Guttenfelder (TIME LB: March 2011)

Interviews - Shiho Fukada : Returning to a Nightmare in Japan (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Panos Pictures archive on Japan by Adam Dean, Noriko Hayashi et all

Andrew Burton’s blog posts with loads of photos Japanese Earthquake, Post 2Thoughts on Situations Involving Bodies

Features and Essays – Adam Dean: Photographs from Japan (New Yorker Photo Booth: March 2011)

Analysis on Japan coverage…

Articles - David Campbell: Covering Japan’s disaster: A visual journalist Dan Chung’s reflections (DC blog: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Gianni Giosue: Japan (Photographer’s archive: March 2011)

Giles Duley is a British photographer wounded in Afghanistan. Please visit http://gilesduley.com/ with links to Giles Duley Fund and Giles’ website…

Articles - NYT: Giles Duley, British Photographer Wounded in Afghanistan Shows Signs of Improvement (NYT At War blog: March 2011)

AwardsMitch Epstein Wins the Prix Pictet Photography Prize (TIME Lightbox: March 2011) the news on BJP site

Interviews - Ashley Gilbertson (Fotoevidence: March 2011)

InterviewsMichiel Munneke : World Press Photo’s managing director discusses the upcoming multimedia contest (WPP: March 2011)

Features / Articles - Newsweek: Henri Huet’s Wartime Masterpieces (Newsweek: March 2011)

Articles - New Yorker Photo Booth: Favorite shoots with Elizabeth Biondi (New Yorker: March 2011)

Articles – New Yorker Photo Booth: Elizabeth Biondi, Fifteen Years at The New Yorker (New Yorker: March 2011)

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the passing of Philip Jones Griffiths…

Articles - Sean Gallagher: Remembering Philip Jones Griffiths (Photographer’s blog: March 2011)

Interviews - Philip Jones Griffiths (Youtube)

Interviews - Pete Brook (Sojournposse: March 2011)

InterviewsAnastasia Taylor-Lind (BJP: March 2011)

Always a giggle to read Peter Dench’s diary on Professional Photographer magazine…

Articles – Peter Dench: The Dench Diary December (PP: March 2011)

Tutorials and Tips duckrabbit’s tips on making photofilms

I’ve raved about Simon Wheatley’s London grime work plenty of times during this blog’s 3+ years history, and it was great to hear last year that the work was going to come out as a book…I’ve shared some links related to the book several times before, but here’s one more from BJP earlier this week.. It features spreads from the book, so take a look…

Books - BJP: Simon Wheatley’s Time of Grime (BJP: March 2011)

If you have never seen Wheatley’s Inner City Youth on Magum in Motion’s website, do yourself a favour and click here.

EventsAnders Petersen and JH Engström to speak at National Media Museum event on March 22

Articles - NPPA: Brian Lanker, 63, Loses Brief Battle With Cancer (NPPA: March 2011)

Articles - BJP Photography class opens its doors to the world (BJP: March 2011)

My friend Laia Abril did some work in Scotland recently on a girl suffering from bulimia… The stills were published in D Repubblica in Italy…and you can see the tear sheets on her website

I’ve also seen a great multimedia that Laia had put together on the same girl, a piece she is still pitching around, and hopefully someone picks it up. I will share the link here, of course, once that happens…

Articles – TIME Lightbox: Bill Cunningham: The Original Street Fashion Photographer (TIME LB: March 2011)

Photographers - Bryan Tarnowski

Events London event to focus on women photographers : Apple Store (London) : 04 April at 7pm : “Firecracker, an online platform dedicated to supporting and showcasing European women photographers, is hosting its first event in London, bringing together Tessa Bunney, Laura Hynd and Leonie Purchas”

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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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Your arm-chair photojournalist is back… That’s what I feel like anyway at the moment…

I moved house in Brighton a week ago, and still haven’t got internet set up in the new place, so I’ve had to frequent cafes for free wi-fi….. Sitting at Redwood cafe (nice strong Americanos, just as I like them) in the city centre….Anyways, no updates since Thursday, so loads to share….

Let’s start with Egypt….

Dominic Nahr is covering the anti-government protests in Cairo for TIME magazine…. @Panospictures tweeted at some point yesterday that Nahr and Guy Martin, who is covering the events for Wall Street Journal, might have had their memory cards confiscated by the army, but it would seem that not all of them , since Nahr managed to file anyway…

Features and Essays – Dominic Nahr: Turmoil in Egypt (TIME: January 2011)

New York Times has a Egypt gallery up that they are updating daily….the below photo by Chris Hondros shows travellers at Cairo International Airport waiting for flights out of the country…. Which of course is opposite to a lot of photographers, who are trying hard to make their way to the country…Based on Twitter and Facebook messages, a whole lot of freelancers seem to be heading there…

Features and Essays – New York Times (various photographers): Egypt Protest (February 2011)

Guardian’s Egypt gallery…

Features and Essays – Guardian: Egypt Protests Continue (Guardian: January 2011)

VII Photo put up a piece on their magazine of Egypt under Mubarak.

Features and Essays – VII: Egypt Under Mubarak (VII Magazine: January 2011)

Anastasia Taylor- Lind’s Egypt bloggers series, which she shot for Geo Germany last year (see blog), has caught second wind during the current anti-goverment protests, and it has been exhibited both on MSNBC’s and Newsweek’s websites…

Features and Essays - Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Egyptian bloggers ( Newsweek: January 2011) series on MSNBC

Anastasia is the featured photographer of the month on Firecracker, by the way….Firecracker is a site supporting European women photographers…

Ed Ou, who is covering the Egypt unrest for NYT, has been interviewed by James Estrin on the Lens blog…

Interviews - Ed Ou (NYT Lens: January 2011) Egypt

I didn’t manage to listen to this, but according to @anastasiatl, Ivor Prickett was interviewed on Tahrir Square for Irish Radio (part 2 , 3m 55sec in)…

Interviews - Ivor Prickett (Newstalk.ie: January 2011)

Phillip Toledano’s new work…

Features and Essays – Phil Toledano: Kim Jong Phil (Project website: 2011)

Stephen Alvarez’s (@alvarez photo) National Geographic Magazine February 2011 cover story, Paris Underground, was featured on NPR…he put a video on this blog…

Features and Essays - Stephen Alvarez: Paris Underground (Photographer’s blog: January 2011) Read the NPR article here

Financial Times picture desk, Emma Bowkett and co, sent a pretty impressive line up of 10 photographers to cover the new period of economic austerity… There’s Parr, Roberts, Norfolk…Winship…. (found via @Yumi_Goto)

NB. You might need to register to view the link… Free registration is enough though….

Features and Essays – Financial Times (various photographers): Britain: what lies ahead? (FT: January 2011)

Features and Essays – Jeremy Cowart: Haiti by iPhone (Photographer’s website) his Twitter

Features and Essays - Keith Bedford: Hoarding Cotton (WSJ: January 2011)

Features and Essays - Kevin Frayer: Helmand Province from above (SacBee Frame: January 2011)

Features and Essays - M. Scott Brauer: We Chinese (Project website: January 2011)

Simon Wheatley was a huge inspiration to me when I was studying photojournalism, and he still is…

Books / Features and Essays - Simon Wheatley: Don’t Call Me Urban (Project website)

Features and Essays - Marco Salustro: Jasmine Revolution (Corbis Stock: January 2011) Tunisia | Salustro’s website

Features and Essays – Julien Goldstein: Belarus (Photographer’s website: 2011)

Interviews - Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb Q&A (Telegraph: January 2011)

InterviewsThe Archive of Modern Conflict (PhotoEye blog: January 2011)

InterviewsDavid Goldblatt (PDF) Interview with South African photographer David Goldblatt about cultural amnesia.

Articles -NYT Lens: Parting Glance: Lucas Mebrouk Dolega, 32 (NYT Lens: January 2011)

Articles – BJP: Photographer Danfung Dennis wins two Sundance documentary prizes (BJP: January 2011)

Great BJP series continues…

Articles / Tutorials – BJP: 11 Tips for 2011: How to get new clients (BJP: January 2011)

Articles / Tutorials – BJP: 11 Tips for 2011: Ditch that website altogether (BJP: January 2011)

Articles / Tutorials – BJP: 11 Tips for 2011: Refreshing your portfolio (BJP: January 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Greenslade blog: News agencies in peril as freelance rates get smaller (Guardian: January 2011)

Articles - David Campbell: The problem with regarding the photography of suffering as ‘pornography’ (Writer’s blog: January 2011)

About time, people are talking more about this…Blake Andrews on the lack of a happy face in current portraiture…

Blogs/ Articles – Blake Andrews: Portraits : The Space Test (Blake Andews’ blog: January 2011)

Peter Dench has his own Diary on the pages of Professional Photographer magazine…Definitely worth reading…Honest and funny…

Articles – Peter Dench: The Dench Diary : November 2010 / October 2010 (Professional Photographer: 2010)

Articles - Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: Dan Kitwood (Guardian: January 2011)

@AGarciaPhoto: What would you do if someone stuck a wad of $100 bills in your pocket for photos of a Chinese president while on assignment?

Blogs – Trib Photo Nation: The saga of an individual assignment (Chicago Tribune: 2011)

Blogs - Brendan Hoffman: State of the Union for the New York Times (Prime Collective blog: January 2011)

VideosAlec Soth: Birth of an Exhibit (Vimeo: 2010)

Saw this on a Benjamin Rasmussen (@benjaminras) tweet…

Videos - Simon Norfolk on Photojournalism (Youtube)

Videos - In-Sight trailer (Nick Turpin’s blog: January 2011)

Vivian Maier is everywhere….

Articles - CBS: Vivian Maier: Photographer’s Talent Went Unknown Until Death (CBS: January 2011)

Saw David Campbell (@davidc7) tweet this….

Aaron Huey is developing his important Lakota work in collaboration with Ernesto Yerena and Shepard Fairey (Aaron Huey blog: January 2011)

Collectives - Paralaxis

BlogsPontus Hook

Twitter - Benedicte Kurzen

Awards/ ExhibitionsHearst 8×10 winners

Talks - Open- i: Photoblogs Right Here Right Now Seminar - FORMAT International Photography festival, Derby UK 15.00 GMT

Jobs - Slate is looking for a photo researcher (Slate)

And to finish off, a joke…

“Mubarak is very ill. Doctor says, “you must prepare message to say goodbye to people”. Mubarak asks: “why?where are people going?”"

from @peterbeaumont

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