Sebastian Liste – The Refuge « burn magazine

Then I met her family and the way they lived fascinated me. Twenty years ago, Laura’s parents, Anne and Ben, came to a small village in the Spanish countryside. There they began to build a house from the ruins of an abandoned stable, deep in a valley, just below a threatening ridge called “The Crag.” They built their home stone by stone, expanding it as the family grew, using rocks that fell from the mountain to construct not only the house but a corral for animals and ponds to irrigate their land. They live in perfect harmony with their environment, respecting their place in nature and altering the landscape as little as possible.

European Press Agencies to Google, Facebook: Pay Up | PDNPulse

Nine European press agencies on Wednesday published an op-ed in Le Monde arguing that Google and Facebook should be required to pay copyright royalties on the third-party news and information they distribute and profit from. The article was published as the European Parliament is debating new legislation that would, according to Agence France-Presse, “make Facebook, Google, Twitter and other major players pay for the millions of news articles they use or link to.” The arguments laid out in the statement should have photojournalists, editorial photographers and anyone who cares about the fate of media organizations in the digital age, nodding in unison.

Rania Matar’s photographs show the relationships between mothers and daughters – The Washington Post

Through photography, Rania Matar could see that her experience growing up as a woman was very similar to that of her daughters, despite their generational and cultural differences. She grew up in Lebanon during a civil war; she was raising her children in the United States. “People are people,” she told In Sight. Whether in Massachusetts or the Middle East, women go through similar milestones in life. They have mothers, they transition from being children to young women and perhaps then become mothers themselves.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up 15 December, 2017 – Photojournalism Now

“How often now does a professional photographer get the above response from a client who wants an image from their stock? The common plea somewhat expected from NGO’s and charities now seems to be the norm from film and documentary makers to book publishers and specialist print magazines. In between, there are educational bodies and institutions that put out both public and academic works. All claim to be penniless though some are supported by massive philanthropic contributions.

Lianzhou Museum of Photography : A Zhang Hui retrospective – The Eye of Photography

As a result of his roots in the Chinese society, Zhang Hui’s work focused on social issues very early on. One and Thirty, Group Photos, Public Bathhouse, or Yumen Project: these projects are all reflections on the lives of the underprivileged in the Chinese society through experiments of intervention. Social issues such as political systems, modes of production, social relationship, personal identities and history have become the recurrent themes in Zhuang Hui’s work. These important explorations and the personal experience of the artist are what make up the “weight” of his work.

Thanks for the 1720 memories

The real estate listing for our soon to be former home at 1720 5th Avenue in Moline reads as follows; “Current Daily Dispatch Property. Now available for purchase. Over 53,000 SF of office and warehouse space……Will be vacated within the next 120 days.’ Well those 120 days are just about up, so we decided to gather six current and former Dispatch/Argus photographers to take a hilarious and heartfelt trip down memory lane about life at 1720. 

As for our new home, the Jefferson’s theme said it best – “Well we’re movin’ on up to the east side.”  We will be moving into a beautiful new building just down the road in East Moline. But before we go forward, we take a look back. We hope you in enjoy the show. Our panel includes Todd Welvaert, John Greenwood, Gary Krambeck, Paul Colletti, Todd Mizener and on the phone from Kansas City, Dan Videtich.

Photographer of the year: we shortlist the best of 2017 | Art and design | The Guardian

From photojournalism in conflict zones and refugee camps to reactive news, politics, and feature work, the shortlist for agency photographer of the year 2017 scratches only the surface of the breathtaking work seen by the Guardian’s picture desk over the past 12 months.

The Odd, Otherwordly Glow of Fred Herzog’s Photography – The New York Times

Just down the road from where I live, a store is trying out a new retail marriage: pricey eyewear and photography books. Its patron saint ought to be Ralph Eugene Meatyard, who was an optician and a photographer, but his books, as far as I could make out, were nowhere to be seen. The volume in the window that caught my eye — possibly because the cover image was of a (barber)shop window — was Fred Herzog’s “Modern Color.” Herzog’s work offers the latest instance of a form of eye exam that has enjoyed increasing visibility in the last several years.

A Look at the Heart-Wrenching Moments From Equal Rights Battles – The New York Times

The 54-mile march for voting rights from Selma to Alabama’s state capital, Montgomery, took more than good legs and sturdy shoes. It took defying the police, who ambushed hundreds of men, women and children — on a bridge named for a Klu Klux Klan leader — and beat them bloody. It took a court order and it took journalists covering the struggles to tell and shock the world.

An Open Letter from Freelancers at Nautilus Magazine | NWU

As of December 13, we are writers and editors awaiting payment from Nautilus magazine for a collective debt totalling $50,000. Some of us have been waiting to be paid for more than a year. Our numbers span many time zones, from London to New York, Colorado, Utah, California and Alaska.

When Photographers Become Pitchmen – PhotoShelter Blog

Nevertheless, we’ve seen a number of companies in a variety of industries employ photographers in their ad campaigns in the past few years, spaning the gamut from the old living icons to the newest generation of light chasers.

When a Hurricane Hits Home: Life in Puerto Rico After Maria – The New York Times

Rather than risk being stranded in the countryside, Dennis Manuel Rivera rode out Hurricane Maria inside the newsroom of El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s leading newspaper. Once the winds passed, he headed to the airport, going from hangar to hangar looking for a pilot willing to fly over the island. They waited a day to fly over remote towns that had been cut off by broken bridges, uprooted trees and electrical cables.

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest – The Atlantic

National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, with the Grand Prize Winner Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan receiving a prize of $7,500 for his image of an orangutan in Borneo. National Geographic was once again kind enough to let us display the winning images and honorable mentions here from the four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Aerials, and Underwater.

En Bas la Ville – The Leica Camera Blog

The Caribbean state of Haiti was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010, which left 230 000 people dead and another 1.8 million homeless. Rampant corruption and political chaos coupled with extreme poverty and a cholera outbreak following the quake, have seen little improve over the last seven years. Golden Clover Award winner Gaël Turine shot the following images on the streets of Port au Prince with his Leica M Typ 240. The visual language of his series not only reveals the severity of the situation in Haiti but also speaks of the soul of the country’s capital – A vivid tale of chaos, light and poetry.

Marie Baronnet, The New Pathfinders – The Eye of Photography

Le bleu du ciel, a contemporary photography center in Lyon, is presenting a group exhibition called The Way Back, dealing with with Native Americans in the American West, with photographers Stéphane Barbato, Robert Alan Packard, Carlotta Cardana, Marion Gronier, Stephanie Keith, and White Eagle. The work presented also includes that of Marie Baronnet, The New Pathfinders.

Péter Korniss, a Hungarian wanderer – The Eye of Photography

Péter Korniss, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 1937, is one of most pre-eminent contemporary Hungarian photographer. Throughout his more than fifty-year career Korniss has used the tools of documentary photography to create compelling, authentic portraits of traditional cultures primarily in Transylvania and Hungary, but also in Slovakia, Serbia, Siberia, South Yemen, and beyond––including on the Navajo and Oglala Sioux Reservations in the western United States. His recent color work explores the impact of globalization.

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society – The Verge

Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media.

69 Magnum Photographers Reveal Their Contact Sheets in New Book – Feature Shoot

Magnum Contact Sheets (Thames & Hudson) offers a critical look at the necessity of context in our understanding of the photograph. Featuring 139 contact sheets from 69 photographers, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks, magazine spreads, and texts by the photographer or an expert chosen by their estate, the book deepens our understanding about the photographic and editorial processes.

Lily Zoumpouli – Selinophilia « burn magazine

Capturing glances of the moments that passed us by, in times when we were

maybe too young to realise that they weren’t there to stay until eternity

would have torn us apart.

But still old enough to know they were worth noticing.

The need for a way of connecting through a medium with my own feelings and surroundings became the catalyst of this works existence.

Each photograph has a background story that carries on its shoulders the reason

for its own memory.