Link: Platinum Palladium Printing with Leica M Monochrom on Vimeo
Manuel Gomes Teixeira, photographer and Platinum Palladium printer, usually uses traditional methods, with photographic film in medium and large format cameras.
Invited by the exclusive distributor of Leica cameras in Portugal, he tested the Leica Monochrom. The high quality files, showing a rich tonal range, adapt very well to Platinum printing.
Link: ICP Infinity Awards 2013: David Goldblatt | Le Journal de la Photographie
David Goldblatt spent his life documenting apartheid in South Africa. While many photographers chased mass demonstrations and violent rebellions, Goldblatt focused on the cultural values that led to more than 40 years of repression.
Link: ICP Infinity Awards 2013: David Guttenfelder | Le Journal de la Photographie
Surreal and mysterious, North Korea was a black hole to outsiders wanting a glimpse of the country. That all changed in 2012, when AP photographer David Guttenfelder led the opening of the bureau’s newest office inside the hermit kingdom.
Link: ICP Infinity Awards 2013: Kitra Cahana | Le Journal de la Photographie
Blurring the line between subjects and friends, Kitra Cahana captures a rare level of intimacy with her subjects. As a documentary photographer, her images explore anthropological, social and spiritual themes through a human perspective.
Link: ICP Infinity Awards 2013: Cristina de Middel | Le Journal de la Photographie
The idea of an African space program may sound funny to some, but not to Cristina de Middel. Through a mix of fact and fiction, de Middel forces viewers to reinterpret a 1960s space program in Zambia in her photobook, The Afronauts.
Link: Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography | Video on TED.com
Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay. Here, he tells a deeply personal story of the craft that nearly killed him, and shows breathtaking images from his latest work, Genesis, which documents the world’s forgotten people and places.
Link: PDN Pulse » Blog Archive » Video Pick: Thomas Dworzak’s Long View of the Caucasus
In the book’s introduction, Dworzak called Kavkas “a toast to the Caucasus.” Magnum in Motion made a multimedia slide show of some of the images from the book. They appear on screen as in the book, interspersed with text from writers including Tolstoy, Lermontov and Pushkin.
Link: Revisiting Memory and Preserving Legacy: Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros – LightBox
“War gives you meaning,” he said, “an appreciation of life, and a chemical rush. That’s good. If anything else gave you all that, I’d be doing it every day. War is giving you these things that everyone seeks and presents it in a package. You never get those three things together in anything else. You can go skydiving but that’s not meaningful, it’s just an indulgence. War is everything.”