Link: Narayan Mahon’s ‘Lands in Limbo’: Somaliland : The New Yorker
He told me, “In all of these places, people accept their position in the world: We are here, no one will recognize us, but we are just going to keep our heads down. Maybe one day it will happen; there’s an outlook of it being a long game that they are playing. They are convinced that they are right to break away. Waiting has hardened their belief of righteousness.”
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Link: sergiy lebedynskyy – Euromaidan (2014) | burn magazine
I couldn’t give any other answer to the situation happening in Ukraine except for this one. The feeling that I was missing something very important, which I had since the beginning of the protests in Kiev, made me come and look at the Maidan with my own eyes. This place had a unique quality – being there, you could find what you were looking for. Nationalists, or so called “banderovtsi”, making the coup d’etat attempt, or a new generation of Ukrainians, rose against the lawlessness of the government.
Link: Moises Saman’s Return to Iraq : The New Yorker
The photographer Moises Saman, who has covered the Arab Spring and the Syrian civil war for The New Yorker, has done extensive work in Iraq, but had not been back since 2010. He returned in March to take photographs to accompany my piece, and found what he called “a mood of pessimistic perseverance.”
Link: Conversation With Abelardo Morell and Peter Essick | PROOF
In this edition of Conversations, photographers Abelardo Morell and Peter Essick each discuss their personal approach to photographing in National Parks. The two are exploring contemporary versions of early photographic processes in order to reenvision vistas that are so familiar they have become part of public consciousness, Morell using a camera obscura and Essick through a wet-plate collodion process.
Link: Natan Dvir photographs Arab teenagers in Israel for his series “Eighteen.”
In his series “Eighteen,” Jewish Israeli photographer Natan Dvir attempts to bridge that gap by taking portraits of Arab Israelis from a range of geographic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds during that crucial year. His goal, he said, was to challenge “the widespread misconceptions and stereotypes of the people within my own country who I was brought up to consider more as foes rather than as allies.”
Link: Amid the Atrocities: William Daniels in Central African Republic – LightBox
French photojournalist William Daniels spent much of his fourth trip since November covering the impact of the conflict on people in the capital, Bangui, and the northwest. As French troops shifted into the third phase of their intervention begun in December, he traveled east to peek into life where ex-Séléka rebels reign and where few aid workers and journalists have yet ventured. “It’s definitely the next stage of the story,” he says.
Link: Lytro’s Magical DLSR Lets You Refocus Photos After You Take Them | Gadget Lab | WIRED
With a new camera called the Illum, a DSLR-style shooter with an 8X optical zoom and a high-speed, sports-worthy shutter, Lytro hopes to tap into the creative professional market.
Link: Winning With Compassion and Respect
“Daniel has an ability to capture quiet, intimate moments among chaos, and there is a tenderness to his work,” she said. “He treats his colleagues and subjects with compassion and respect.”
Link: Leica cameras, Jürgen Schadeberg and South African photo journalism (video) | Leica News & Rumors
Leica or no Leica, if you shoot film, this little film will make you want to go out and shoot a roll straightaway.