Link: Too Much is Not Enough – PROOF
So we’re driving along, and I’m thinking about how to edit this. I don’t exactly know how the idea came into my head, but I started thinking like, well, what if you didn’t do prints. What if you did screens, as opposed to prints? Then the sky is the limit, right? It’s like moving from a printed magazine to a digital magazine. It’s the same transformation so many places are undergoing. Then it was like this huge weight lifted, because I thought, “Oh, wow! We could just go crazy.”
Link: Alan Chin: Another Home 8,000 Miles Away | dvafoto
Alan Chin is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for his new project Toishan, China: Another Home 8,000 Miles Away. Chin’s project will take him back to his family’s home in the Toishan region of China, an area that is undergoing rapid development since his first visit in 1989.
Link: L’entretien. Prix Bayeux : James Nachtwey débarque en Normandie – Paris Match
The first bit of advice I would give to someone who aspires to cover wars is not to do it. Are you really sure you know what you’re getting into? Have you thought deeply about the potential consequences for yourself and for your family? Why don’t you find something else to do that would make a difference but not subject yourself to danger and hardship.
Link: Conversation With Elizabeth Krist and Kathryn Keane – PROOF
Today, we bring together two of the forces behind the new exhibition “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment“—Kathryn Keane, National Geographic’s vice president of exhibitions, who conceived the idea, and National Geographic magazine senior photo editor Elizabeth Krist, who curated it—to discuss the dedication of the women behind the lens.
Link: JR – Conversation | burn magazine
I don’t think I’m a street artist anymore or photographer. I think I use those tools everyday. I love the artist title because you can do anything. I don’t have a direct goal or direct mission, except that if I fail tomorrow I want to fail inside my field. I don’t want to sell out basically. So I put those codes in since the beginning and I always did every one of my projects inside those codes that I fixed to myself, and I just wish that in the future, if I stop or if I fail that will be the best thing for me to have stayed true.
Link: Peter Turnley: French Kiss – A Love Letter to Paris « The Leica Camera
In his new book “French Kiss – A Love Letter to Paris,” he reveals moments of poetry and beauty he witnessed as a street photographer during the past 40 years of documenting the city of love, which is his adopted home.
Purchase link: http://www.peterturnley.com/frenchkiss/
Link: John Gossage Interview – Part 1
Let’s just say, in the US, though of course it’s a world-wide community of photography, there are 25 serious voices working today that will be kept. It’s true, there’s a lot more to be disposed of now.
Look at photo books. Someone said we’re in “the renaissance of photo books and the dark ages of content.” That was the quote
Link: A Conversation with Thomas Weski | Conscientious Photography Magazine
What all of these artists have in common is that I often don’t understand their work right away, that I maybe even initially reject it or file it away too quickly in some drawer. But they all pull me back and ask me to re-engage and to look more closely. The fact that these bodies of work initially refuse to be engaged in a simple and easy way makes them all the more precious for me, something I often find hard to put into words.
Link: Zack Arias Interview
I just hit 40, and I start to worry, am I going to be as relevant? Every art buyer I meet is fresh out of school, and twenty-something, and here comes the gray-haired old guy. But the reason that I really appreciate where I am in life now, though I know I still have a long way to go, is that I bring experience to things that don’t have anything to do with lenses, cameras and lights.
I can walk in a CEO’s office, or a hip-hop studio that’s filled with weed smoke, and I can do my job. Experience is invaluable.
Link: ‘The Best Photo From Vietnam’: One Photographer’s Defining Image of War – LightBox
Like the soldiers he was photographing, Art Greenspon was in his 20s when he traveled to Vietnam to document the war. After five months in-country, Greenspon went on a two-day patrol with soldiers in the A Shau valley, just inside the Laotian border. There, after an ambush and subsequent firefight, Greenspon made a photograph that David Douglas Duncan, the famous TIME-LIFE war photographer, lauded as the “best picture yet of the Vietnam War.”