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13 Stories That Captured Photography in 2018 – The New York Times

Because photography touches most everything, our topics have been far-ranging — from the environment, cyberbullying and immigration to race, gender and class. We have written about famed photographers like Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks and Diane Arbus as well as emerging image makers like Citlali Fabián, Fethi Sahraoui, Daniel Edwards and Mengwen Cao. And we have written about the need for more diverse storytellers to help us better understand the world we live in.

Shocker: News Photography Gets Worse Without Actual News Photographers | Fstoppers

Researchers Tara Mortensen and Peter Gade, in a study published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, analyzed photographs from the Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record pre- and post-layoff of the photo staff in 2013. From this set of photographs, 488 were identified as taken by a professional and 409 were not. These photos were then classified on a scale devised by Ken Kobré, a professor who wrote the seminal photojournalism text, “Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach.” The scale rated photos as informational, graphically appealing, emotionally appealing, and intimate.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 21 December 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This is the final Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up for 2018 – this week it’s all about women photographers. In New York the exhibition Women Street Photographers features 75 photographers including eight Australians; in Ballarat Lumina Collective, an all women group, launches Echoes exhibition; and Women Photograph reports a stellar year of activities designed to elevate women photographers and close the gender gap.

This Photo of a Girl Starving in Yemen Helped Define 2018 | Time

Mere days after her photograph was published in the New York Times, capturing the attention of millions across the world, Amal became one of the millions of Yemeni children who are falling like dead autumn leaves after four years of starvation, shelling, landmines and epidemics of preventable diseases.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 14 December 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – it’s been a busy week in journalism with the publication of TIME‘s “Person of the Year – The Guardians and the War on Truth” and World Press Photo’s Lars Boering’s article “on how to build on the #MeToo moment in photojournalism.” Both are must-read articles. Also, this week I chat with Joe Jongue from Fuji X Aus about this growing community of photography lovers.

Susan Meiselas: A life in groundbreaking photography

Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas has spent five decades questioning the practice of photography. But whether it’s documenting the lives of showgirls or an unfolding revolution, her open-ended approach gives the images a life of their own.

Starving Babies, Molotov Cocktails and Death Threats: One Photojournalist’s Venezuelan Reality – The New York Times

If you know anything about the crisis in Venezuela, you’ve most likely seen the work of Meridith Kohut, an independent photojournalist based in Caracas.

Two images of the miners’ strike, an instant apart: so which is the classic? | Art and design | The Guardian

The great photographers Don McPhee and Martin Jenkinson both shot a miner in a policeman’s helmet confronting cops at Orgreave – but whose image became iconic, and who decides?

Eugene Richards Looks Back at a Life in Photography – Feature Shoot

Like W. Eugene Smith before him, photographer Eugene Richards (b. 1944) used the photo essay as a means to engage with his subjects through the profound transformation that comes when human beings not only connect, but are seen, heard, understood, and able to share their lives in a holistic way.

Positive Lives — A Living History – Witness

“Positive Lives” was initiated jointly by Lyndall Stein of the Terrence Higgins Trust with Stephen Mayes and the photographers of the Network agency, London. Work started in 1991 and premiered in 1993 at FotoFeis, Glasgow and at London’s Photographers’ Gallery, accompanied by a book published by Cassel.

The cruel image of ‘border protection’ – Columbia Journalism Review

But Kim Kyung-Hoon, a Reuters photographer new to the American immigration beat, had been with the travelers for the last 700 miles of their journey, and he captured the suffering of a young Honduran family struggling to escape the tear gas. His photos of a mother and two of her young children have been published worldwide. CJR spoke with Kyung-Hoon on the phone from Tijuana about his experience following the family. His words have been condensed for length and clarity.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 23 November 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – the new Leica Gallery opens in Melbourne with an exhibition by Magnum Photo’s Bruce Gilden. Plus entries are open for the Australia+New Zealand Photobook Awards and also Head On Photo Awards.

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