Inside the Black Label Bike Club – Vantage – Medium

he longest project of Julie Glassberg’s career was spent mostly in Greenpoint, jostling in the dark for a good shot of eccentric Brooklynites jousting on bikes. Dodging swaying spectators and sloshing spirits, determined to stay in the middle of the action, she became initiated into the culture of the Black Label Bike Club. An independent community of artists, students, and self-described weirdos, BLBC’s philosophy eschews technology in favor of presence, joy, and “teenage kicks.” For Polarr, I spoke with Glassberg about the project and her upcoming book, Bike Kill.

Giulio Piscitelli, From Here to There – The Eye of Photography

After presenting the recipients of the 2017 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography awards on October 18, 2017 (Daniel Garcia Castro, Edmund Clark and Alex Majoli), The Eye of Photography joins the organization and features the works of the prize finalists.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award Goes to Brent Stirton for Rhino Poaching Photo | PDNPulse

South African photojournalist Brent Stirton’s grisly image of a de-horned black rhinoceros, killed by poachers in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, won him Wildlife Photographer of the Year honors in the annual competition sponsored by the Natural History Museum, London. Stirton was honored Wednesday evening in a ceremony at the Natural History Museum. His image was chosen from among nearly 50,000 entries from 92 countries.

What We’re Liking: Women Photograph’s “Week in Pictures Gender Breakdown” | PDNPulse

Women Photograph, the online database of women photographers around the world created by photographer Daniella Zalcman, is posting weekly Twitter threads to keep the gender disparity in photojournalism top of mind.

A look at Addis Foto Fest – Witness

Exhibitions, workshops, and portfolio reviews — at first glance, Addis Foto Fest sounds like any photo festival around the world. But this festival is in Ethiopia. With a long history of the African continent and its people being defined by western eyes and ideas, the festival presents unique challenges and opportunities. Festival founder and director Aida Muluneh tells me that the biannual festival started in 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ehtiopia, and continues to grow as a way to mentor young photographers, exhibit projects from emerging photographers, and build connections within the photo industry in Africa and around the world.

Edmund Clark and Alex Majoli both receive Smith Fund Fellowship – The Eye of Photography

This year, as photographer Daniel Castro Garcia received the Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, the jury has decided to give the Smith Fund Fellowship not to one but two photographers. Edmund Clark and Alex Majoli were in fact honored this Wednesday night at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theater in New York City, each receiving a $5,000 to fund their work.

Daniel Castro Garcia is the 2017 W. Eugene Smith Grant recipient – The Eye of Photography

Selected from a talented group of 12 finalists, Foreigner is the second chapter of Garcia’s ongoing project on the migrant/refugee crisis in Europe, focusing on Sicily, Italy and capturing the lives of those who survived the long journey across the Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea.

W. Eugene Smith Grant Awarded to Daniel Castro Garcia – The New York Times

Daniel Castro Garcia has been awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund’s 2017 grant in Humanistic Photography for his project on the European migrant and refugee crisis.

Unearthing a Massacre in Peru – The New York Times

Silent clues to a violent past are buried among the scores of mass graves that dot Chungui district in the mountainous Ayacucho region of Peru. There, above layers of earth that mark geological time, lie relatively new remnants attesting to the massacres carried out by both the Shining Path guerrillas and the military and police forces that hunted them.

The Rohingya’s Desperate Journey Out of Myanmar | The New Yorker

The Magnum photojournalist Moises Saman was in Bangladesh this past week documenting the conditions Rohingya are enduring as they flee, whether wading through the river that marks the border between the two countries, making desperate efforts to obtain food and shelter, or finding dignified ways to bury their dead

Santa Cruz del Islote, one of the world’s most crowded islands – The Eye of Photography

540 people inhabit an island the size of two soccer fields. This photography series by Colombian photographer Charlie Cordero takes us to one of the most densely populated islands on the planet. There’s no water, no cops, no priests or doctors, neither armed conflict. There are 97 houses in which 18 families live. A school. A restaurant that works as a port. And a small square with a cross in the middle that give  the island name: Santa Cruz del Islote. From the life of the islanders, their interactions and problems, we discover the awakening of this community in a struggle for territory. This project reflects on the role of man as an inhabitant of a society, making this island a metaphor for our world.

Luis Fabini’s Cowboys of the Americas – The Eye of Photography

During the summer of 2003, while traveling around northern Uruguay, I stopped at the end of a long day to greet a few gauchos gathered around a fire by the side of a dirt road. As is customary, they invited me to share mate, their traditional beverage. As we stared into the fire, the gaucho in charge of the mate passed it around the men, one at a time. They were cattle drovers, herding a thousand head of cattle back to the estancia. I took a chance and asked the eldest one, “Who is the gaucho?” After a long silence he said, “The gaucho is the land he treads upon.” The authority and conviction of the old gaucho’s words had an immediate impact on me, and the phrase would become the cornerstone of my work and my guiding compass as I embarked on a journey through South and North America, photographing the different groups of cowboys.

A ‘Soulful Journey’ in a Family Photo Album – The New York Times

Ernesto Bazan was teaching a workshop in Brazil in 2013 when he received a call that his father, a surgeon and professor of medicine, had died in Sicily. He rushed home to Palermo, arriving just in time for the viewing, a powerful, if painful moment. Afterward, the body was cremated.

Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites – The New York Times

The headlines are eye-catching. Melania Trump is leaving the White House! Home renovation cable star Joanna Gaines has abandoned her HGTV show and husband Chip Gaines! Televangelist Joel Osteen is leaving his wife!

40 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1977 – The Atlantic

Four decades ago Jimmy Carter was sworn in as the 39th president of the United States, the original Star Wars movie was released in theaters, the Trans-Alaska pipeline pumped its first barrels of oil, New York City suffered a massive blackout, Radio Shack introduced its new TRS-80 Micro Computer, Grace Jones was a disco queen, the Brazilian soccer star Pele played his “sayonara” game in Japan, and much more. Take a step into a visual time capsule now, for a brief look at the year 1977.

Photographer Dawoud Bey is awarded a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship – The Washington Post

“Receiving the MacArthur Fellowship is a tremendous affirmation and validation of the work I have been doing for the past 40 years. It affirms that the things I have worked to achieve with my work have considerable value to others in the field. My ongoing project has been to make work that engages the human community in a conversation with itself through making works of young people and African Americans and then situating those photographs in museums and galleries where other significant art objects exist.

fovi8 volume #1 issue #2 – Jonesblog

fovi8 volume 1, issue 2 is now released and is physical with cover art by Jeff Carlson @jeffcarlson.  This is something that you can hold in your hand, and it is gorgeous.  There will be only 100 issues printed, ever and is the product of 25 extraordinary photographers who submitted their work to fovi8 in September.  If you want your copy, go to the site and get it before they are gone

Iggy Smalls: Neverland | LENSCRATCH

Iggy Smalls‘ project Neverland investigates the ability of a photograph to present stories as truth. Through a sequence of photographs of real objects and real places, Iggy creates a fictitious place that is grounded in reality. From small, mysterious everyday moments, to larger descriptive landscapes, she encourages a direct connection with day to day experience while also leaving room for interpretation. Using colorful abstraction and straightforward observation, Iggy’s work reveals connections between things big and small, literal and curious, and allows the scenes depicted to be left to the viewer’s imagination.