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New Guide! The 2019 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests – PhotoShelter Blog

It’s time to admit that photo contests are not all created equal. In previous years, we rounded up roughly 40 of the top photo contests to provide deadlines, prize information, and more. This year we departed a bit from that approach and narrowed down our list to the 28 photo contests we think are worth considering. We look at factors like entry fees, submission rights, plus promised exposure and prizes.

Rwanda’s “Camera Kids” Became Professional Photographers and You Can Help – PhotoShelter Blog

In 2000, photographer and theater producer David Jiranek created the non-profit Through the Eyes of Children and partnered with the Imbabazi Orphanage in Rwanda to teach photography to 19 children who had been affected by the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 500,000 – 1 million Tutsi. Armed with disposal film cameras, the “Camera Kids” learned skills that allowed them to document the rebuilding of their country through the volunteer efforts of photographer Kristen Ashburn, publicist Jenifer Howard and brand strategist Joanne McKinney.

Beyond the Myth of the War Photographer – The New York Times

The psychiatrist Anthony Feinstein explores this complexity in his book, “Shooting War” (Glitterati Editions). Starting with a single, striking image from each photographer, Dr. Feinstein profiles 18 conflict photographers, including Don McCullin, Tim Hetherington and Corinne Dufka, and examines their motivations, traumas, and, most important, their resilience.

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Jack Carnell: True Places | LENSCRATCH

Fall Line Press has just released a new monograph of photographs by Jack Carnell. The book, aptly titled, True Places is a collection of well-seen details, small moments, and well, true places seen in the American South. Created in 2005, from the perspective of a Northerner delighting in the unique Southern intricacies and quirks that make up small town and suburban living, the book includes 51 color images and 3 essays, by Spence Kass, Nataniel Popkin and Wendy Brenner.

Images That Counter Traditional Depictions of Women – The New York Times

Hannah Starkey knew she was pushing back against expectations when she unveiled a collection of seven images — large, color, constructed photographs exclusively depicting women — at her Royal College of Art graduation exhibition in 1997.

What it’s like to spend the night with strangers around the world

After taking her camera across Russia, the US and Egypt, Bieke Depoorter has been asking constant questions of herself – navigating what it means to be a photographer with the most intimate access imaginable.

The Best New Yorker Photography of 2018 | The New Yorker

The photo team at The New Yorker assigned more breaking-news commissions this year than ever before. In October, the photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas accompanied the staff writer Jonathan Blitzer on a weeklong trip to follow the migrant caravan as it moved north through Mexico. During the midterms, the political photographer Mark Peterson captured, in one powerful image, the Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in a voting booth with two of his small children standing by. And, after receiving a phone call from our director of photography late one evening in September, the photographer Benjamin Rasmussen woke up before dawn to take a portrait of Deborah Ramirez, who had told Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of a college encounter with the Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Standing alone in the morning light, Ramirez exuded both quiet resilience and resignation, a poignant moment of calm in the midst a chaotic and anguished nomination process.

David Molina – Go to Become « burn magazine

Go to Become Is a fictional record inspired by Lycanthropy telltales that take Barcelona night-club scene as the main stage, where for its clubbers, the use of alcohol, psychoactive substances and the beats of techno, are a way to achieve a basic state of being in which people is lead by their innermost instincts, like Werewolves.

Police in China Finally Confirm Lu Guang’s Arrest | PDNPulse

Police in China have for the first time informed photojournalist Lu Guang’s family of his arrest last month, The New York Times reported today. Lu’s wife told the Times that police had phoned Lu’s family in China to report his arrest in the city of Kashgar, Xinjiang province. So far, however, Chinese officials have not disclosed the charges against Lu or released any information about his condition.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 14 December 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – it’s been a busy week in journalism with the publication of TIME‘s “Person of the Year – The Guardians and the War on Truth” and World Press Photo’s Lars Boering’s article “on how to build on the #MeToo moment in photojournalism.” Both are must-read articles. Also, this week I chat with Joe Jongue from Fuji X Aus about this growing community of photography lovers.

Ronghui Chen – Freezing Land « burn magazine

My project, Freezing Land, aims to explore descendants of immigrants living in the northeast. Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping started a campaign called the “Chinese Dream”. But what does this mean to the the once prosperous land? What’s the story of today’s northeastern China?

Kalen Goodluck: The States Project: North Dakota | LENSCRATCH

I first encountered Kalen Goodluck’s work on the website Natives Photograph which features work from a range of indigenous visual journalists. Goodluck focuses on a variety of subjects in his practice, but two series — Contrails of a Fevered Dream and Fort Berthold — look at specifically at issues and places in the Fort Berthold reservation in northwestern North Dakota. In both collections Goodluck photographs in analog black and white and examines the changing conditions in the reservation as a result of natural resource development. In his Contrails series, for example, Goodluck uses infrared film to interpret the rural landscape as a dynamic entity, and as a witness to a history of nefarious activity on the land. His second series, Fort Berthold, looks at neighborhoods, community spaces and his family’s home in the reservation.

Media Companies Can’t Just Steal Your Social Media Photos: Judge

With the explosion of social media and photo sharing, personal pictures commonly go viral and make their way onto major news websites, sometimes without the photographers’ permission. But a judge has just ruled that media companies can’t simply steal social media photos whenever they see fit.

A Spanish Photographer’s 42-Year-Long Mission to Save His Village’s Memories – The New York Times

Old ways of life are disappearing from Cespedosa de Tormes in western Spain, but Juan Manuel Castro Prieto wants to preserve the threads that join him to his ancestral village.

Lewis Ableidinger: The States Project: North Dakota | LENSCRATCH

North Dakota is one of the least densely-populated states in the country with an average of eleven people for every square mile. Most of the population resides on the state’s eastern border with Minnesota, and few of these residents or visitors to the state venture out into the rest of the state which is marked with small communities and stark landscapes of open horizons. Lewis Ableidinger comes from one of these small towns — Kensal, North Dakota — and explores themes related to the challenges and joys of living in the state’s rural areas. His most recent series, Flyover Country, delves into these themes while challenging prevailing stereotypes about the region as a whole. In this project Ableidinger brings together a mix of portraits, landscapes, and interior shots that represent both the vibrancy and warmth within small Midwestern communities, as well as issues leading — in some cases — to their decline. Ableinger treats these issue with sensitivity, however, and balances photographs that reference downturn of rural towns with images of residents at work, active downtowns, and the spare beauty of the open landscapes that surround the communities. Ableidinger balances his photography with his work as a locomotive engineer on Canadian Pacific Railway, a position that immerses him into an array of Northern Plains landscapes and further deepens his knowledge of and perspective into the state’s environments.

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