In Iowa, One Photographer Finds Traces of the Past – Feature Shoot

Barry Phipps moved to Iowa City in 2012. In the last six years, he’s tried to cover every hidden corner of the state, devoting countless hours to the road with no clear destination in sight. His book Between Gravity and What Cheer: Iowa Photographs, published by the University of Iowa Press, is the story of the place he now calls home.

Watch 20 Talks Photographers Gave at B&H Optic 2018

B&H held its Optic 2018 conference and trade show for outdoor and travel photography earlier this month, and now you can watch 20 of the talks given by top photographers over the course of the four days.

A Tent City for Children Detained at the Border: Photos – The Atlantic

Twenty miles outside of El Paso, Texas, along the U.S.-Mexico border, sits the Tornillo Port of Entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility which was selected by the Trump administration to be the first site for temporary housing for the overflow of unaccompanied minors and the children of detained migrant parents, under the new “zero-tolerance” policy.  A quickly erected tent city inside the facility is currently set up with 450 beds, according to NBC reporting, but is built for expansion. At the moment, it is unclear how many children are being held in Tornillo, but Reuters photographer Mike Blake was able to photograph several dozen teenage boys moving between tents yesterday as he flew over. Via NPR, the reporter John Sepulvado attempted to have a look inside the new tent city, but officials asked him to leave. He spoke with Texas State Representative Mary Gonzalez, who had toured the facility, saying that the tents were air-conditioned and she “felt the kids were at least safe.” The extended weather forecast for Tornillo predicts high temperatures up to 106 degrees Fahrenheit. For further coverage in the Atlantic, see also “Audio: Hear the Voices of Children Detained at the Border” and “The Outrage Over Family Separation Is Exactly What Stephen Miller Wants.”

On the Border Family Separation Crisis: There are Enough Pictures Now – Reading The Pictures

There is, however, a powerful urge to see, a demand for pictures that is both catalyzed by the pictures we do have and premised on the idea that seeing pictures will spark action.

Photographing the Agonizing Pain of Children: John Moore and Chris Hondros – PhotoShelter Blog

Getty Images award-winning photojournalist John Moore has traveled the world capturing horrific scenes of violence from war zones to egregious human rights violations. For the past decade, Moore has been photographing the migrant crisis, and ended up in Rio Grande, TX last week where he encountered a Honduran refugee breastfeeding her 2-year old child while trying to cross the border.

The Story Behind that Viral Photo of a Toddler Crying at the Border

One of the most viral and talked about photos this week is of a 2-year-old daughter looking up and crying at her mother at the US-Mexico border. The Honduran mother and child were being taken into custody by federal agents when they were photographed by Getty Images photographer John Moore, who shares the story behind the shot in the 7-minute CNN interview above.

What’s the story? Visual narrative made simple – Witness

Over the past 18 months I have continued to teach visual narrative to young photographers and completed writing a book in which I once again address the issue of visual narrative and the development of a personal visual language. I have also made a feature-length documentary film that relies on the successful representation of a man’s life as its central narrative. I therefore think that I may have something to add to my initial thoughts.

Daniel Chung: Lost in Translation | LENSCRATCH

Daniel Chung was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the United States at the age of 12. This transition into a different culture is what has driven his work. Daniel’s body of work, Lost in Translation, explores language barriers and notions of communication. With a background in Graphic Design and Photography, Daniel incorporates aspects from each field into his work. Through self portraits and graphic elements Daniel creates more distanced and isolated works that speak to the struggle of miscommunication and cultural barriers.

This Graphic Novel is About the Crime Photographer Weegee

Weegee, the pseudonym of Arthur (Usher) Fellig, was a press photographer in New York City who’s best known for his gritty photos of urban life, death, accidents, and crime in the 1930s and 1940s. His life and work is now being shared in the form of a graphic novel titled Weegee: Serial Photographer.

Haunting landscapes taken from hacked surveillance cameras – The Washington Post

Big data. Surveillance. Privacy. These are issues that are increasingly affecting our lives. Unsurprisingly, these things have also been on many artists’ minds, including photographic artist Marcus DeSieno. In his new book, “No Man’s Land: Views from a Surveillance State,” (Daylight, 2018) DeSieno investigates surveillance culture, questioning what it means to live in a time when our actions are tracked, logged and saved.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 15 June 2018 – Photojournalism Now

When I was commissioned to interview Paolo Pellegrin back in 2008 it was a turning point in my career. I remember placing a call to Pellegrin who was in Jordan, at 5am my time. When he learned how early it was he told me he wasn’t worth getting up that early for. Wrong!  Since then photojournalism and social documentary in particular has become a passionate pursuit that inspires both my journalistic work and my scholarly research. So when I saw this new work from my dear friend, I wanted to share it with Photojournalism Now readers.

Photographers Organize Against New York Times Rights Grab | PDNPulse

New York Times contributors have organized against an attempted rights grab by the newspaper, issued in the form of a work-for-hire contract for the production of drone footage. Through social media, several prize-winning photographers who shoot for the Times are urging fellow photographers not to sign the contract. They’ve also started a petition—which they say more than 130 photographers have signed—to put pressure on The New York Times to negotiate new contract terms.

Celebrating tradition in ‘No Man’s Land’ – The Washington Post

Guymon, located in the heart of the Oklahoma Panhandle, with a population of about 12,000, is not known for its festivities. But once a year, the Guymon Pioneer Days celebration consumes this small town and pays tribute to those who first tamed the sometimes inhospitable terrain. “It’s just a celebration of what our forefathers did,” said attendee Jesse Martin, 67. “This can be a pretty harsh area. They went through some pretty tough years and stuck it out and had a lot of tenacity.”

New Initiative Created by Jill Greenberg Seeks Gender Parity in Advertising Photography | PDNPulse

Photographer Jill Greenberg has launched an online directory in an effort to promote women photographers for advertising jobs, film and television key art, and magazine covers. Called Alreadymade, the platform serves as a resource for clients looking to hire experienced women photographers. To be included on the site, photographers have to have shot at least three ad campaigns, and have handled productions with budgets north of $125,000. Forty-nine women photographers are now listed on Alreadymade, and Greenberg says she plans to continue adding to the list.

Anthony Bourdain’s Window into Africa

I was especially interested in the way the show depicted Africa, a continent Western media tends to portray using what novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie famously called a “single story” – a monolithic narrative of poverty, backwardness and hopelessness.

This Photographer Shows the Violence of the Most Dangerous City in Africa

Cape Town is the most dangerous city in South Africa and one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Freelance photojournalist Leon Knipe follows the police to crime scenes and works to document as many murders as he can. The 5-minute video above by Shaun Swingler is about Knipe’s life and work (warning: it contains graphic photos of horrific crime scenes).

Natan Dvir: Platforms | LENSCRATCH

Natan Dvir is a photographer who is able to navigate all aspects of the human experience, from documentary work captured in other parts of the world, to projects on climate change close to home. His latest two projects are wonderful observational studies of how the built environment and human beings interact, both are well-seen tableaux of the urban every day. His well-celebrated series, Coming Soon, looked at how massive advertisements in New York City set the stage for interesting juxtapositions.

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