“You want to sit there comfortably with your newspaper and blueberry muffin, and you don’t want to see pictures that are going to upset your morning,” Mr. Greene said in a 2010 interview with the Lens blog of The New York Times. “That is the job of a journalist, to upset your morning.”
Greene followed the light even into the darkest places. He was best known as a conflict photographer for his work in Chechnya, Russia, Iraq and Syria. He had the gift of finding beauty in the most extraordinarily disturbing circumstances. His books, “Open Wound” and “Black Passport,” are gorgeous journeys through his life by way of his haunting photographs.
Photographer Andrea Bruce, a fellow member of NOOR, describes Greene as “a poet.” “His rage at injustices equaled his love for his friends, for photography and its power,” Bruce says. “That is the hardest thing to explain: his pure love for others, as if he was balancing the hatred he found in war.”
Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus dedicated her life to telling humanity’s most troubling stories at the front lines of conflict. Her death in 2014 brought into sharp reality the futility of war and the importance of effectual images. Niedringhaus’ legacy is undoubtedly her photographs but also the courage she has ignited in her fellow journalists.
Ben Martin, who as a Time magazine senior photographer immortalized Richard M. Nixon’s haggard 5 o’clock shadow, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s march to Montgomery, Ala., and John F. Kennedy’s grieving widow and children — evocative images that defined the 1960s — died on Feb. 10 at his home in Salisbury, N.C. He was 86.
Pitts mentored and helped photographers throughout his career. He became director of photographic practices at Parsons the New School for Design, and served on the juries for numerous awards, including the PDN Photo Annual and the nominating committee for the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards
A prolific figure in the photography world, Pitts wore multiple hats to the many people he knew: photo director, photographer, painter, educator, writer and friend. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited around the world, while his writing and photography has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Vice and The Paris Review.
You went to join, among others, Jacques Massadian, Jean François Bizet, Michel Antoine Burnier, and Léon Mercadet. Certainly, they’re celebrating, happy to have you back, and me, I am immensely sad
She was one of the most brilliant photo editors of the last forty years. She was with the journalist Jean Francois Bizot one of the most beautiful actors of the saga Actuel, this flamboyant magazine which from 1971 to 1975 and from 1979 to 1994 was a nursery of journalistic and photographic talents
Len Speier’s images capture the spontaneous humor and peculiarities of the human condition. Speier delighted in the odd moment, the unexpected juxtaposition, the sudden reveal of a subject’s true self.
It was shocking news to find out about the death of Ren Hang this past Thursday. Ren Hang, 29, was one of the most prominent Chinese photographers of his time, and his pictures are some of the most recognizable throughout the world
From Marc Riboud to David Gilkey and Bill Cunningham, TIME LightBox pays tribute to the photographers we lost in 2016, celebrating their lives and the contributions they made to the medium of photography and to the world.
“I’m devastated,” wrote World Press Photo Managing Director Lars Boering yesterday upon hearing that talented Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans had been killed in Libya. “Again we lose one of the best and we also lose a very nice human being.”
Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders said in a statement released yesterday, “Oerlemans is a journalist who kept going where others stopped, driven to put the news into pictures in the world’s hot spots. It is profoundly sad that he has now paid the ultimate price for this.”
I don’t want to make an inventory but the memories are there. They’ll stay there, just like the images, just like the books. After having written some lines, I begin to realise that the loss is immense. Immense. Full stop.
Cantor was also generous, giving time to upcoming photographers in various ways, including the National Press Photographers Association’s Mentor program. Many of those he advised have gone on to success.
Syrian photographer, journalist, and activist Shamel Al-Ahmad knew well the risk he was taking staying in Aleppo, documenting the atrocities being perpetrated on his city. He says as much in this, his last letter, published by Humans of Aleppo after Al-Ahmad was killed.
A generation of photography pillars is frittering away. On Wednesday August 31st 2016, Nathan Lyons (1930-2016), co-founder of the Society for Photographic education (1962 and 1963), assistant director at the George Eastman House (until 1969), and mostly known as the founder and director of Visual Studies Workshop and its international magazine, Afterimage, (1969-2001) passed away in Rochester NY.