Winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Revealed | TIME

Winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Revealed

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“I think it’s the highest honor I’ve ever experienced in my career,” says American photographer Heidi Levine, the first recipient of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. “Yet, at the same time, I really feel heartbroken because of the circumstances in which this award was created.”

Winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Revealed | TIME

Sebastião Salgado’s Journey From Brazil to the World – NYTimes.com

Sebastião Salgado’s Journey From Brazil to the World

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Listen, I am not a social photographer. I am not an economic photographer. I’m not a photojournalist. Photography is much more than that. Photography is my life. It’s my way of life, and my language. I went to photograph the things that I had a great curiosity to see and to organize. I felt a certain revulsion, and a compulsion to show that others also have dignity, that dignity is not an exclusive property of the rich countries of the north but exists all over the planet. That’s what photography was for me, my language, my life and my way of going about and doing things

Sebastião Salgado’s Journey From Brazil to the World – NYTimes.com

Georges Pacheco: The Memory of Tears is a series of self portraits of people crying (PHOTOS).

Georges Pacheco: The Memory of Tears is a series of self portraits of people crying (PHOTOS).

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What would you do if a stranger stopped you on the street and asked you to come into a studio and cry while he photographed you?

Georges Pacheco asked this question of people on two separate occasions in 2005 and 2006 at the Centro Português de Fotografia in Portugal. Enough people said yes to create the series “La memoire des larmes.”

Georges Pacheco: The Memory of Tears is a series of self portraits of people crying (PHOTOS).

How Adam Curtis’ film “Bitter Lake” will change everything you believe about news – Boing Boing

How Adam Curtis’ film “Bitter Lake” will change everything you believe about news

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BITTER LAKE is an epic documentary about the history of the West’s involvement in Afghanistan, mostly assembled from a 26 terabyte archive of unused footage shot for BBC News. Previously sitting on videotapes in cupboards in foreign outposts, it was assiduously collected by a BBC camera operator working in Afghanistan and passed along to Curtis.

How Adam Curtis’ film “Bitter Lake” will change everything you believe about news – Boing Boing

With publication of pool reports, Gawker loosens up the Beltway | Poynter.

With publication of pool reports, Gawker loosens up the Beltway

But before journalists can use the reports, they are first filtered through White House officials, who distribute them to the press corps via email. This has led to cases of censorship from an administration that has occasionally tried to squelch certain details. In October, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi reported that White House officials demanded that reporters cut out pieces of their dispatches, including details of the president’s appearance on “The Tonight Show” and one of Michelle Obama’s trips to the gym.

In both cases, the reporters acquiesced to the changes before the White House sent along the reports to all the recipients of the email list.

With publication of pool reports, Gawker loosens up the Beltway | Poynter.

An Open Letter from Your Horrible Facebook Friends – The New Yorker

An Open Letter from Your Horrible Facebook Friends

We’re your Facebook friends. Those Facebook friends. You know the ones. The moms who have recently gotten into CrossFit. The club promoters you went to college with. The ex-boyfriend who is legally contesting his firing from Best Buy. Your great aunt in Arizona who signs her comments, “With all my love, Your Great Aunt Marjorie.” The girl who appears to have stayed perpetually pregnant since graduation.

An Open Letter from Your Horrible Facebook Friends – The New Yorker

Video Pick: Chris Jordan’s “Midway,” on Beauty in Environmental Activism

Video Pick: Chris Jordan’s “Midway,” on Beauty in Environmental Activism

Chris Jordan, the photographer and conservationist, has spent his career exploring the harmful consequences of our thoughtless consumption and the pollution we create, while also making images that are often eerily beautiful. At the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Conference in New Orleans on March 13, he showed a trailer and clips from “Midway,” inspired by his years photographing the albatrosses of the Midway Atoll, located in the north Pacific 2000 miles from the nearest continent. Jordan and a film crew have documented the birds mating, laying eggs, and also dying as a result of having consumed plastic garbage from the ocean. Many choke to death, gasping for air on the shore; others die from toxicity or from starvation when their stomachs become full of indigestible materials.

Video Pick: Chris Jordan’s “Midway,” on Beauty in Environmental Activism

Five Things You Can Do to Protect Your Online Images – by Carolyn E. Wright | The Photo Brigade

Five Things You Can Do to Protect Your Online Images – by Carolyn E. Wright

It’s almost a must now for photographers to post their images online. With the advantages of a broader and more accessible market, the Internet also has the disadvantage that it’s much easier for others to steal your work. But there are things you can do to protect your photos.

Five Things You Can Do to Protect Your Online Images – by Carolyn E. Wright | The Photo Brigade