Link: photo-eye | BLOG: Book Review: Punk Press
Punk is unpolished. In fact that’s sort of the point of it. Grainy half-tones from old magazines bleeding into the gutter are completely appropriate. String a few hundred together in herky-jerky order, number the pages by hand, and you’ve got Punk Press the book, a wonderful assortment of posters, essays, rants, and clippings from old punk magazines circa 1968-1980
Out of more than 3000 images that appeared last year in LightBox’s weekly Pictures of the Week galleries, Muhammed Muheisen’s photographs have appeared more consistently and more often than those of any other photographer. Yet more often than not, his images are not directly related to the news of the week. Instead, they’re poignant images of daily life — visual reminders of how humanity awakens and lives out each day.
Link: RISC: Training reporters how to save lives – British Journal of Photography
Tim Hetherington’s death might have been avoided if his colleagues had had some basic first aid training, believes Sebastian Junger, who is determined some good will come of his friend’s loss. He set up Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues but, as Olivier Laurent discovers, the charity has yet to receive proper support from the wider media
Link: Chris Suspect: Continuing the Visual Conversation « The Leica Camera
After a while, I realized that all the contract negotiations, bidding, license management, etc., was sucking all the fun out of it. I decided at that point I wanted to keep photography a hobby, an art, and do my own thing with the medium
Link: Why we need a better conversation about the future of journalism education | Poynter.
If journalism has value to democratic society that makes it more than another form of commerce, then licensed or not, it has the qualities of a profession and should be evaluated as we evaluate other professional schools.