Finding Refuge in a Visual Language – NYTimes.com

Finding Refuge in a Visual Language

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Sylvia Plachy’s approach to photography has remained constant, even if her gear or technique has changed at times. She tries to make everything disappear, to forget who she is. For one, she does not like to talk when she takes pictures. “Of course, you have to with people,” she said. “Sometimes. But I usually prefer just to smell it and be there and understand it through instinct.”

Finding Refuge in a Visual Language – NYTimes.com

Wim Wenders – 4REAL & TRUE2. Landscapes. Photographs. | LensCulture

Wim Wenders – 4REAL & TRUE2. Landscapes. Photographs.

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“If you travel a lot,” writes Wim Wenders, “if you like roaming about in order to lose yourself, you can end up in the strangest places. I think it must be a kind of built-in radar, which often takes me to places that are either peculiarly quiet or peculiar in a quiet sort of way.”

Wim Wenders – 4REAL & TRUE2. Landscapes. Photographs. | LensCulture

Hillary Clinton exclusively used private email while secretary of state – Boing Boing

Hillary Clinton exclusively used private email while secretary of state

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Open government advocates blasted the Bush administration for using off-the-books email accounts to conduct official business, so it’s only fair Hillary Clinton today finds herself in deep sh*t after the revelation she exclusively used a private email account while serving as secretary of state. When federal officials use non-archived email services, it’s a big red flag.

Hillary Clinton exclusively used private email while secretary of state – Boing Boing

The Daily Edit: Michael Friberg: GQ / By the Olive Trees | A Photo Editor

The Daily Edit: Michael Friberg: GQ / By the Olive Trees

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I had delusions of grandeur thinking I’m gonna be like Annie Leibovitz with the Rolling Stones or something. Unfortunately the reality was much much worse. Their time and access was over promised and I had to fight tooth and nail to even get the band together for a quick portrait. It was a pretty acrimonious setting, I felt like I was in a real life version of Spinal Tap.

The Daily Edit: Michael Friberg: GQ / By the Olive Trees | A Photo Editor

Belgian Distress Over World Press Winning Pictures: Considering News Photos in a Larger Atmosphere — BagNews

Belgian Distress Over World Press Winning Pictures: Considering News Photos in a Larger Atmosphere

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A parallel trend to consider is how much photojournalism, including news photography, has upped the “artistic quotient” and become that much more interpretive and artistic form. If there has been plenty of discussion about this trend inside the “photojournalism space,” there has been very little of it in the context of how a more abstract and artistic documentary approach – one in which the depiction of gangbangs and sex in cars and obese people sitting in the dark or artfully posing in the dark again with guns — might be a concern to mayors or citizens of these town with access to this newfangled thing called the Internet.

Belgian Distress Over World Press Winning Pictures: Considering News Photos in a Larger Atmosphere — BagNews

World Press Photo Stands By Its Decision for Award Despite Town’s Protests

World Press Photo Stands By Its Decision for Award Despite Town’s Protests

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My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars. “Shame has died,” one says in Charleroi.

World Press Photo Stands By Its Decision for Award Despite Town’s Protests

Documenting Selma, From the Inside – NYTimes.com

Documenting Selma, From the Inside

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A timely new show at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York, “Selma March 1965,” reminds us that not all civil rights photographs were created equal. Commemorating the 50th anniversary this month of the historic Selma-to-Montgomery marches, the exhibition features the work of three documentarians of the protests: James Barker, Spider Martin and Charles Moore.

Documenting Selma, From the Inside – NYTimes.com

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award | NPPA

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award

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The photographer told World Press about this photograph, “My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars.

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award | NPPA

Ken Schles: Invisible City and Night Walk take a look at life in the East Village during the 1980s (PHOTOS).

Ken Schles: Invisible City and Night Walk take a look at life in the East Village during the 1980s (PHOTOS).

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When Ken Schles’ book Invisible City was published in 1988, it quickly sold out. Schles even had trouble finding a copy of his collection of black-and-white photographs of Manhattan’s East Village—he had to ask a clerk at the St. Mark’s bookstore for help. 

Ken Schles: Invisible City and Night Walk take a look at life in the East Village during the 1980s (PHOTOS).

Debate over beheading photo | UTSanDiego.com

Debate over beheading photo

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“I felt – and feel – very strongly that we should not have used the still image from the Islamic State group’s video,” Photo editor David Poller said. “My argument is we are helping that group’s propaganda effort when we show kneeling victims in orange jumpsuits moments before their deaths. Photos of the victims’ families in Egypt reacting to the news of the mass killings were available.

Debate over beheading photo | UTSanDiego.com

MEMO Magazine

MEMO Magazine

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MEMO’s first issue talks about FEAR.
The fear of war, the lack of freedom or education, the fear of not making it or not being accepted.
From Libya, Pakistan, Ukraine or Spain, this issue approaches different aspects of fear through the lenses of the founders of the magazine.

MEMO Magazine

Edouard Elias: The Foreigners « The Leica Camera

Edouard Elias: The Foreigners

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Since the end of 2013, France has sent more than 1200 soldiers to the Central African Republic – including a large number of foreign legionnaires. They come from different countries and fight for a common cause: the end of the civil war. Photographer Edouard Elias accompanied the troops. We spoke with him about his motivation, his difficulties in justifying that he is a professional and the importance of remembrance

Edouard Elias: The Foreigners « The Leica Camera