During Bangladesh’s 1971 struggle for independence, the newspaper photographer Rashid Talukder covered many dramatic and violent clashes but didn’t dare publish some of his pictures in his homeland for more than two decades.
"Surveillance Camera Man" is an anonymous fellow who wanders the streets and malls of Seattle with a handheld camcorder, walking up to people and recording them -- in particular, recording their reactions to being recorded. He answers their questions with bland, deadpan statements ("It's OK, I'm just recording video"), and sometimes mentions that there are lots of other (non-human-carried) cameras recording his subjects.
I use a form of robotic image acquisition. I usually set up a camera very much like a scientific experiment, to obtain technically optimized input, triggering the shutter automatically whenever suitable subjects enter the field of view. Those images, typically recorded by the thousands during the first stage of a project, are the building blocks for a different kind of creation.
Lens Culture is pleased to present a high-resolution slideshow preview of 276 photographs that will be featured at Paris Photo 2012 in November. This is the largest and most important photography art fair in Europe — so in many ways, this is what the international art market looks like right now for photography.
Brenda Ann Kenneally moved to crime-ridden Bushwick, Brooklyn, in the ’90s, and befriended a troubled but sweet boy named Andy, whom she photographed for a time. Now an adult, he is her subject once again.
The New York Times has assembled a “Convention Storybook,” an online archive of the conventions. It is a look inside the two parties as they sought to articulate their platforms and positions as clearly as possible, without interference.
The “Convention Storybook” presents photographs by Stephen Crowley, Josh Haner, Todd Heisler, Doug Mills, Damon Winter, Mike Appleton, Travis Dove, Edward Linsmier, Luke Sharrett, Robert Stolarik, Max Whitaker and Jim Wilson. Michael Barbaro provided audio and it was produced by Nick Corasaniti, Jacqueline Myint and Cornelius Schmid