Uncovering Iraq | By Alessio Mamo

Uncovering Iraq | By Alessio Mamo Doctor Zaid and Mister Dhia together with their teams had travelled all over Iraq in the past ten years, from Basra in the South to Sinjar in the North, passing th…

Doctor Zaid and Mister Dhia together with their teams had travelled all over Iraq in the past ten years, from Basra in the South to Sinjar in the North, passing through Tikrit and the river Tigris. But their journeys were the most painful and challenging missions ever: guiding their team in excavating mass graves and exhumation of dead bodies.

New Arizona Law Makes Photographing Police Up Close Illegal

If you want to film police officers in Arizona, you can’t stand too close.

The new law, which goes into effect on September 24, prohibits anyone within eight feet of law enforcement officers from recording police activity. Violators will face a misdemeanor charge and up to thirty days in jail, though only after ignoring a verbal warning and continuing to record anyway.

Meryl Meisler: QUIRKYVISION - LENSCRATCH

I love photographs of New York City in the 1970’s and 80’s, when the city was at its worst and at its best, filled with a raw energy, graffiti covered subway cars, fueled by cocaine and poppers, throbbing nightclubs providing endless nights of fantasy and

Lee Miller: From Vogue to Buchenwald and Dachau — Blind Magazine

The exhibition at the Rencontres d’Arles retraces the most intense decade in the life of the American model and photographer Lee Miller, who became a war correspondent during World War II.

Lee Miller possesses sculptural beauty, an unfathomable gaze, the aura of a sylph, and steely determination. A Poughkeepsie native, she lived multiple lives scarred by trauma. Her childhood was brutal: she was raped at the age of seven by a family friend. Her adolescence was fractured: she was made to pose nude before her father’s camera. Yet she was able to overcome the emotional turmoil. She was discovered by Condé Nast and was offered the cover of Vogue US; she worked and lived with Man Ray; was painted by Picasso and sculpted by Cocteau; and the list goes on.

Until The Corn Grows Back – The Leica camera Blog

I choose to photograph using a fixed lens, as it demands a proximity to my subjects that a zoom lens does not. Proximity, especially among vulnerable populations, is a privilege that must be earned through meaningful consent and trust building. I seek to understand the lives of the people whom I photograph in order to portray them as truthfully as possible. The intimacy I aim to capture through images can only be achieved if people trust me to share their stories; this requires collaboration. This is my approach to visual storytelling, and it allows me to amplify in a dignified way the voices of people who experience hunger.

Publisher's Spotlight: Café Royal Books - LENSCRATCH

These past months have been all about books on Lenscratch. In order to understand the contemporary photo book landscape, we are interviewing and celebrating significant photography book publishers, large and small, who are elevating photographs on the pag

Documentary photography — post-war, with links to Britain and Ireland. The work I publish is made by photographers from the celebrity to the unknown. It’s about the work, and it’s about getting the work seen, and ‘locked’ into the timeline of photography, where it should have already been.
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Photographers Seek to Revive Lawsuit Against Instagram Over Embedding

The photographers want to succeed where they've failed previously.

Hunley and Brauer are asking to overturn a California federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit alleging that Meta’s Instagram is liable for secondary infringement when third-party sites use Instagram’s embedding tool to display their photos and videos. They argue that this former ruling relied on an outdated test.

Communism(s): A Cold War Album — Blind Magazine

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.

Thomas Hoepker Looks Back at Six Decades of Photojournalism — Blind Magazine

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.

Juxtapoz Magazine - Larry Towell's Friendship with the Old Colony Mennonites

"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.

Living on the Streets in One of America’s Richest Cities — Blind Magazine

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.”