Egypt : Laura El-Tantawy In the Shadow of the Pyramids – The Eye of Photography

Egypt : Laura El-Tantawy In the Shadow of the Pyramids

We enter Laura El-Tantawy’s book through the tiny door, after swallowing the bitter potion of History. As in a dream, the almost illegible images of the first pages gradually become clear as we pass from a small format to double-page spreads which draw the reader into the whirlwind that has devastated Egypt over the past ten years. We follow the emotional chaos that El-Tantawy experienced upon her return from the United States, in 2005, against a background of political decadence.

Pete Muller – A Tale of Two Wolves: Men, Masculinity and Violence | LensCulture

Pete Muller – A Tale of Two Wolves: Men, Masculinity and Violence

Congo presents but one illustration of the relationship between embattled masculinity and violence that I believe exists in various forms throughout the world. In order to reduce violence, it is essential to critically explore the context from which male aggression emerges.

In the Darkroom with W. Eugene Smith

In the Darkroom with W. Eugene Smith

Gene always liked to get separations around people, figures, and that was always done with potassium ferrocyanide. It was the contrast that made the prints difficult. Gene saw the contrast with his eyes, but the negative wouldn’t capture it the same way. So he would have to bring the lamp down and burn, and then if that spilled too much exposure and made it too dark, you would lighten it with the ferrocyanide.

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Colombian photojournalist escapes kidnappers – Committee to Protect Journalists

Colombian photojournalist escapes kidnappers

“We are relieved that photojournalist Johanny Vargas is home safe and sound,” said Carlos Lauría, CPJ’s senior program coordinator for the Americas, from New York. “Colombian authorities must thoroughly investigate his kidnapping, bring those responsible to justice, and ensure Vargas’s safety.”

The enemy within: Boko Haram’s reign of terror across Northern Nigeria, Part I – The Washington Post

The enemy within: Boko Haram’s reign of terror across Northern Nigeria, Part I

German photojournalist Andy Spyra has spent over three years embedded in remote villages in northern Nigeria, documenting the attacks in the region, mostly in Sokoto, Jos, Mahalla and several villages south of Maiduguri. Each frame provides a rarely seen view of the devastating toll on the victims and their villages.

Call of Duty Ad Imagines the Crazy Man Behind the KillCam Camera

Call of Duty Ad Imagines the Crazy Man Behind the KillCam Camera

A common feature of first person shooter video games is an instant replay that pops up every time your character is killed, showing you exactly how you met your demise. Above is a new ad for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that features Randal Higgins, the imaginary cameraman behind the game’s “KillCam”. (Warning: There’s some strong language).

A Short Film on Photography Featuring Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson – Feature Shoot

A Short Film on Photography Featuring Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson

For Reely and Truly, London-based photographer Tyrone Lebon pays tribute to the medium by tracking down and interviewing dozens of artists and photojournalists, including Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson. Tracing a non-linear narrative, the film moves in hallucinatory frames from one photographer to the next, their disparate lives threaded together by recorded conversations between the filmmaker and his father, fashion photographer Mark Lebon.