Autocracy is on the rise. An obvious statement maybe, but one rooted more and more firmly in the present albeit with a shaky-hand salute to the past. From Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan, through Napoleon, Stalin, and Hitler, and more recently, Hussein, A
Upon first viewing of the classic, black-and-white, observe-and-capture images in Grace’s book, one familiar element is the public displays of larger-than-life portraits dotting the bland concreteness of the cities Grace traveled through. Stern visages of elected officials and members of the various politburos who maintained the status quo of communism overlaid on society created a sense of menace, as if Big Brother was watching everyone’s every move.
This week we are celebrating photographers who have received a 2022 Hearst National Championship Award. Today we focus on National Photojournalism Championship First Place Winner, Angelina Katsanis, from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who re
The Magnum Photos member revisits his storied career in a new exhibition and monograph.
After receiving a 9×12 camera from his grandfather in 1950, Hoepker became obsessed with photography. By the end of the decade, he was working as a photojournalist — and soon became one of the leading photographers of his day. He traveled the globe, building an extraordinary archive, which Magnum Photos began to distribute in 1964, the same year he joined Stern magazine as a photo-reporter.
"In 1989, I discovered them in my own back yard, land-hungry and dirt poor. They came looking for work in the vegetable fields and fruit orchards of L...
Larry Towell photographed the Old Colony Mennonites in rural Ontario and Mexico between 1990 and 1999. The resulting black and white photographs—accompanied by an extensive text drawn from diary notes and ‘the silt of the memory’—formed Towell’s landmark book, The Mennonites, first published in 2000. This revised and updated second edition published by GOST revisits the project and includes 40 previously unpublished photographs.
For six years, Robert Gumpert documented the unhoused in San Francisco. Division Street is the culmination, named for the street where the project began. Combining first-person narratives, found text and Gumpert's photographs, it is the story of lives liv
“I began walking the streets and thinking about what I was seeing. Walking home from the jail I would sometimes run into people living on the street who I ‘knew’ from jail. Some of them wanted copies of their jail photos; or a new one, which I did.”
A member of the VU’ Agency since 2021, Guillaume Herbaut has been observing history and current events with a keen eye for over thirty years. Ranging from photojournalism to visual art, his work brings a breath of fresh air to documentary photography. Bli
Congratulations to Dan Fenstermacher for being selected for CENTER’s Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award recognizing his project, Food Chain. The Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award recognizes outstanding storytellers using lens-based medi
Working everyday except Tuesdays the fisherman from the seaside towns of Prampram, Cape Coast, and Ada, Ghana, head out to sea where they fish up to 40 kilometers offshore. For generations families of these communities have fished the Atlantic Ocean. What they catch will determine the livelihood of the community and their families. During the summer months of 2021 I photographed the story of these local communities of fisherman.
Debe Arlook Congratulations to Debe Arlook for being selected for CENTER’s Social Award recognizing her project, one, one thousand…. The Social Awards recognize work engaged in social issues. All projects exploring social topics or themes were eligible. J
one, one thousand… is a love story and an unconventional documentary exposing the impact a rare and incurable form of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, has on a mother and son’s experience of life-long care. This is a family caregiver’s story of devotion and perseverance.
Congratulations to Luiz Corzo for being selected for CENTER’s Social Award recognizing his project, PASACO. The Social Awards recognize work engaged in social issues. All projects exploring social topics or themes were eligible. JUROR: Jess T. Dugan, Arti
(Guatemala City, Guatemala) On the 18th of April, 1996, my father and I were abducted from our home and held captive for thirty-three days by an organized crime group known as “Los Pasaco”. In the early 90s, “Los Pasaco” were the most feared and notorious group of criminals in the country. During this captivity, my father was physically tortured and eventually had his left ring finger amputated and sent to my grandfather to pressure him into sending more money for ransom. Eventually, my father was released on the 30th day and told to gather more ransom money in order to have me released. Three days later, I was released in the small town of Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa.
Congratulations to Esha Chiocchio for being selected for CENTER’s Environmental Award recognizing her project, Good Earth. The Environmental Awards recognize work focusing on the state of the ecological environment. Topics may include but are not limited
I’m not a big fan of sitting in front of my computer processing my images in Lightroom; so I do my best to get near to optimal settings when I’m on the street. Then, I spend less than two minutes processing an image. I always add a little bit of luminosity, and luminance, and adjust the colours slightly; but all this is very fast.
A conversation with Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado about his epic photo essay on the Amazônia nine years in the making.
Photography is another thing. Photography is the memory of the society that we’re part of. And the bigger problem with the smartphone is that it goes to your archive that you never use anymore. Sometimes you lose everything, sometimes, you drop into the cloud and don’t use it anymore. Photography is tangible. You touch it, have it in your hands, see it repeatedly, and I can do nothing from the smartphone.
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry – Emily Dickinson As a photographer, editor, and publisher I have had the good fortune of seeing a lot of photography. I came to photography through an education in drawi
Ms. Dickinson has expressed precisely what keeps me looking at pictures – I keep looking to find a repetition of that feeling as if ‘the top of my head were taken off’. You may have felt that too at some point in your practice or collecting — at least I hope you have. It is sometimes expressed as the difference between a photograph that is akin to illustration and a photograph that carries the impact of art.