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Leica made a fantastic camera in the Leica M10. It’s the most classic Leica I’ve seen in years, and it plays to all their strengths, while still maintaining all Leica look and feel that so many have come to love

Edward Burtynsky – Interview Part One – Luminous Landscape

Edward is a true photographer because for him taking the photo is one part, but making the print is the second and the most important part.  His prints are large, very large.  Because of this, he has had to use cameras that would allow him to print big.  He’s worked with 8×10 cameras and, as of lately, the Hasselblad H6D 100.

The images Saudi Arabia doesn’t want you to see – CNN.com

But you won’t find the story splashed on front pages and leading news bulletins around the globe — Yemen’s grinding two-and-a-half-year civil conflict, between Houthi militants and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition of Arab states that support the former Hadi government, is often called “the silent war” because it receives relatively little attention in the media.
Yet that’s not for want of trying: for the past two months CNN and dozens of other journalists have been actively pushing to gain access to the hardest-hit parts of the country.

An Interview with Photographer Joe McNally

Joe McNally is a photographer and a storyteller. The word photography comes from Greek and means to write with light. That, in a nutshell, is what McNally does: he a writes with light, whether it be daylight or Speedlight. And for a student who started out as a writing major and ended up being a photographer, that is just the perfect result.

Inside one photographer’s powerful catalogue of the human condition – The Washington Post

This installment of In Sight’s series, “PHOTOGRAPHERS edit PHOTOGRAPHERS,” pairs Francesco Zizola and Pep Bonet from the international photo agency NOOR. Italian photographer Zizola has selected images from Spanish photographer Bonet’s extensive archive of projects.

The Lumen Seed: Records of a search in the Australian desert by Judith Crispin – The Eye of Photography

Judith Crispin is many things; a poet, photographer and scholar, as well as a mother, friend and daughter. She is also a cancer survivor. Just as these labels don’t define her, neither do the photographs and stories in her book define those who are featured. Rather, Judith Crispin gives a glimpse into moments that when combined provide a picture that is far more expansive in its storytelling than one image, one poem, one narrative can ever be.

Caltech Made a Sensor That Could Be the Lensless Camera of the Future

The brainiacs at Caltech have produced something really cool: an imaging chip that produces an image from light sensors… without lenses. It’s a chip that could be the birth of the future of photography.

Trent Parke and Narelle Autio’s The Summation of Force – The Adelaide Review

The traditional Aussie backyard meets David Lynch in a sports science lab, it’s safe to say cricket has never appeared as ethereal and visually rich as it does in the stunning trailer for the much-anticipated new work by the husband and wife team of Trent Parke and Narelle Autio.

Laguna Beach Edits ‘Non-Commercial’ Photo Permit After Outcry

OC Weekly reports that Laguna Beach decided to change its photo policy language after people complained about the confusing wording, which was broad enough to require payment for all forms of personal photography.

The free women of Sonja Hamad – The Eye of Photography

It is said that death at the hands of a woman deters a martyr from entering paradise. One third of all Kurdish fighters in Western Kurdistan are women. Unafraid of death and fulfilled by their passion for their homeland and their love for their families and people, these women muster up the courage to face the heavily armed IS in Syria. One of their most recent victories includes the recapturing of the City of Kobane in northern Syria from the IS. These women refuse to succumb to the patriarchal view of the role of women that regards women as objects, trapped in their homes, and upholding the family’s honor. It is without exaggeration to say that one could describe the current Kurdish feminist movement viewed from a military, ideological, and organizational perspective as the world’s strongest movement on behalf of the rights of women. This series by Sonja Hamad entitled Jin – Jiyan – Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom) pays them homage.

Kirill Golovchenko, Out of the Blue – The Eye of Photography

As a kid, Kirill Golovchenko spent a lot of time on the beach and most of the summer in a seaside holiday home. He took a swimming tyre and shot photos through it. The circular image this created reminded him of a ship’s porthole.

Gay Life in New York, Between Oppression and Freedom – The New York Times

Luis Carle sees himself, and his work, as a bridge — between the gay and straight communities, between the younger and older generations of the L.G.B.T. community, and between past and the present. The Puerto Rican photographer was 17 when came out in San Juan in 1980, and in subsequent years witnessed the AIDS crisis, the culture wars, and the march toward broader L.G.B.T. rights. All along, he made pictures of his community and the seismic waves that were reshaping it.

The Persistent Conscience of Magnum Photojournalists | The New Yorker

Since its formation, in 1947, the Magnum photo agency, or, more accurately, the work of its photographers, has contributed to the formation of a shared visual consciousness. Many of the definitive images of the past half century were taken by Magnum photographers, even if we never knew their names: W. Eugene Smith’s photos of an exhausted country doctor, taken in 1948; Raymond Depardon’s picture of Lee Evans raising a black power salute, at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics; the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, chronicled by Mark Power; Paolo Pellegrin’s harrowing portraits of refugees making a desperate crossing from Libya to Europe, in 2015. Magnum photographers, it seems, have always been there to document a moment of crisis, a moment for change.

Photojournalists: On Doing the Right Thing | PDN Online

For PDN’s issue on Ethics and Photography (July), we interviewed five photojournalists and a veteran editor about the principles that guide the choices they’ve made while covering stories, and how they view their responsibilities to both subjects and audience. Their perspectives vary, and the topics they discussed are wide-ranging. Excerpts can be found in PDN‘s July issue, and we are also posting full text of their interviews here. Click below to read the full interviews.

Riding With the Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram – The New York Times

This year, I spent most of the month of January in northeastern Nigeria on a reporting trip for The Times Magazine with the writer Sarah Topol to tell the story of boys abducted by Boko Haram and forced to become child soldiers. During this time, I was also able to photograph parts of the conflict that are rarely seen, including a night patrol with Nigerian soldiers and a road that was attacked by Boko Haram the day before.

Eugene Richards, master of political photography – The Eye of Photography

Eugene Richards’s photographs speak to the most profound aspects of human experience: birth, death, and the grinding effects of systemic poverty. His style is unflinching yet poetic, and his photographs are deeply rooted in the texture of lived experience. Through his photographs, writings, and moving image works, Richards confronts challenging subjects with an impassioned honesty that can be simultaneously controversial, lyrical, beautiful, and melancholy. Ultimately, Richards’s photographs illuminate aspects of American society that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Prix Pictet Winner Richard Mosse Arrested At Anti-Refugee Rally | PDNPulse

Mosse says he was on the island to film an episode of Bloomberg’s “Brilliant Ideas” series. He was observing an anti-immigrant rally when he was arrested by undercover Greek police. In an Instagram post, Mosse says he was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed and taken to jail.

Meet a Photographer Whose Camera is Focused on President Trump

Andrew Harnik is a photographer for the Associated Press who’s one of the people responsible for covering the President of the United States. In this 5.5-minute episode of Format’s InFrame documentary series, we get an insight into Harnik’s life behind a lens trained on President Trump.

Vichy : Modds, A French portraitists’ agency – The Eye of Photography

In the landscape of photographers’ agencies, Modds, founded in 2011, is unique. It is run by an unusual team of two young women activists who fiercely defend their artists—eighteen portraitists with strong personalities who continuously sweep the front pages of the most prestigious magazines, such as Vanity Fair, Figaro Madame, as well as Libération and the Inrocks

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