Link: Witness to History, Searching for Dignity
David Turnley on Rwanda: For 20 years it’s been very hard for me to make sense of this, and I haven’t been ready to go back to look at the photos. I have lived with the frustration from what I saw in Rwanda about the capacity of human behavior. I think it’s given me a tremendous amount of motivation to find other kinds of ways, other dimensions of that manifestation to make that real for people.
Link: The Sound and the Furry: Is This a News Photo? — BagNews
Accompanying the question, this video clip from our “Photojournalism in Flux” panel at Photoville ‘13 last September delves into the format and logic of the increasingly common general news photo gallery:
Link: News Shooter | Newsshooter interview: The state of online news video with Duy Linh Tu of Columbia J-School
US Newspapers and other online publications are currently in the midst of another wave of investment in video. But does this all makes sense? are they making any money from video? how large are the teams working on these videos? how do you define news video? and why the emphasis by many on the longer form?
Link: Moving Photos of Items Recovered from Mass Graves of the Bosnian War – Feature Shoot
For his project, Quest for Identity, Ziyah Gafic set about to catalog the personal belongings recovered from mass graves of Bosnians massacred by the Serbian Army during the conflict. Gafic photographs the items on the same forensic tables used to assemble bodies from the mass graves
Link: Juxtapoz Magazine – From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried
From 1995 to 1996 photographer Carrie Mae Weems created a groundbreaking body of work titled “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried”
Link: Photos That Cross Borders and Challenge Perceptions
Beyond prizes, page views or any other measure of prestige, Janet Jarman has a newfound appreciation for the impact of photojournalism. A project that began 18 years ago in a Mexican dump has taken her on a journey across borders with a family whose lives illustrate the complexities of immigration
Link: Picturing the Holy Land: Photographers Chart Region’s Complexities – LightBox
an ambitious new project called This Place, nearly a decade in the making, is the collective work of 12 renowned photographers, each of whom took up residence for a spell in Israel and the West Bank. They found their own way of reckoning with a land that is deeply contested and peoples who are irrevocably divided
Link: Buffett Foundation Funds Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award | NPPA
Upon learning that Niedringhaus had been shot by a gunman in East Afghanistan on April 4, 2014, Buffett told the IWMF: “I considered Anja a friend who represented the best of photojournalism. By creating this award, we ensure her spirit lives on. Anja’s voice may be silenced but our hope is that other voices who share her commitment become louder.”
Link: ‘People of the Pit’: Photographer Captures Dwindling Community in Romania – Feature Shoot
The Last People of the Pit is photographer Sorin Vidis‘ document of the communal remnant of an abandoned landscape, dug by man and transformed by the earth in a culmination of political and social upheaval
Link: Photo Journal: Maggie Steber – Rite of Passage | NPPA
In a recent project “Rite of Passage,” Maggie documents her mother’s journey through her final years battling dementia. The pictures are profound and deeply moving.