Photojournalism

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.

N&O photojournalist Corey Lowenstein dies of cancer | News & Observer

“She had a warm, generous personality, a great sense of humor and connected easily with all kinds of people,” said N&O Executive Editor John Drescher. “She left her mark on our journalism and on all of us. We mourn for our loss and especially are sad for (husband) Michael (and sons) Brady and Cooper.”

Photographers edit photographers: Photos show the perilous journeys of young Afghan migrants and refugees – The Washington Post

Alixandra Fazzina is a photographer whose great impact has been through exposing the treacherous journeys that migrants and refugees face because of conflict. And yet in capturing these streams of people, she never forgets about the individual.

This is what Fazzina’s colleague, Benedicte Kurzen, noticed through editing her work for our latest installment of the In Sight series “PHOTOGRAPHERS edit PHOTOGRAPHERS.”

The Significance of a Personal Project

When I arrived back in Hanoi I was accompanied by a truck load of credit card debt from gear purchased that I didn’t need and a year left at university that I would never finish. My plan was to focus on personal projects and use my time shooting my projects as my version of my final year of school. I was intrigued by a book I found in San Francisco by Philip Jones Griffiths about victims of agent orange and I wanted to do my own version of this story.

7 with VII: Fake News – Vantage – Medium

We asked Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers to submit questions about fake news as it relates to photojournalism for the next installment of 7 with VII where VII photographers answer your seven questions. Read on for the answers from VII members Anush Babajanyan, Ashley Gilbertson, Ed Kashi, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Nichole Sobecki and John Stanmeyer, and VII Mentor Program photographer Arnau Bach.

Deanne Fitzmaurice on Judging CPOY and the Evolution of Photojournalism – PhotoShelter Blog

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Deanne Fitzmaurice had just finished judging the College Photographer of the Year in Missouri, when she jumped on a plane to join the faculty at the Summit Sports California Photography Workshop near Malibu, CA. While she was in transit, a prominent photo editor started a discussion on Facebook over whether the desaturated look of the winner, Mathias Svold, adhered to the standards of photojournalism.

Kadir van Lohuizen of NOOR edits the photography of colleague Andrea Bruce – The Washington Post

The next installment of In Sight’s series “PHOTOGRAPHERS edit PHOTOGRAPHERS” pairs NOOR photographers Kadir van Lohuizen and Andrea Bruce. In this installment, Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen chose images from the work of American photographer Andrea Bruce.

15 Photographers On Their Greatest Journeys

A journey implies a traversing a terrain, but photographs can also travel in time, transporting us to a distant past or an imagined future. Pictures can bring someone home, or closer to understanding themselves. Over the past sixty-five and seventy years, respectively, Aperture and Magnum photographers have demonstrated how photography moves across geography, time, space, and lives, both real and imagined.

Hugh Patrick Brown: An Unflinching Life Behind the Camera | The East Hampton Star

“They had shut down Life and started People, and within about six weeks they sent me to Ohio to photograph a chicken flying contest. Every year they mount these mailboxes open at both ends on a grassy hill, put the chickens in, and push them out with plungers. The stuff you remember. . . .”

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.

In Our Time: a pivotal age in photojournalism history – The Eye of Photography

“For a photojournalist, the 1930s were the worst of times and the best of times. War raged in Europe and the Far East. And America moved inexorably toward its rendezvous with destiny. Against this somber backdrop, documentary photography entered its golden age. There were new picture magazines, new 35mm cameras, new Kodak films, and a new attitude in photojournalism,” wrote Raymond H. DeMoulin, the Vice President of the Eastman Kodak Company, who was instrumental in making possible the blockbuster photobook and exhibition In Our Time (1989).

Lessons through the lens and life: 9 photographers share their best memories of the Eddie Adams Workshop – The Washington Post

Thirteen years after his death, the workshop continues to see new generations of photographers gather in Jeffersonville — all with the same desire to learn and, eventually, pay it forward.

Essay: My journey to becoming someone who can live in the moment – The Boston Globe

Photojournalists are hunters of moments — moments when the veil lifts and humanity, unaware, is briefly exposed. This takes a certain skill set: patience, the ability to blend, and the intuition to anticipate a subject’s next move.

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Photojournalism has an undeniable diversity problem. In recent years, World Press Photo contest statistics have consistently tracked women’s participation at about 15 percent. The proportion of front-page photographs on leading newspapers taken by female photographers is sometimes as low as just 9 percent, according to Women Photograph, a group launched this year to encourage equal hiring rights. Sexism is a quiet reality that is deeply ingrained in many aspects of the industry, and women continue to have to fight to be taken seriously and given opportunities.

Paying It Forward at the Eddie Adams Workshop – The New York Times

For Jimmy Colton, a well-traveled photo editor who will be attending his 27th consecutive session this week, the workshop is about family. He calls himself Uncle Jimmy, and considers all 2,700 students he has worked with to be his nieces and nephews. The barn is also a place of family ghosts for Mr. Colton, whose brother Jay, and father, Sandy, both volunteered as photo editors before their deaths.

Making Visual Sense of Tragedy – PhotoShelter Blog

Becker’s ability and effort as a trained photojournalist matter because there was no one else on the ground photographing the tragedy. By deliberately pointing his camera at a subject, he constructed a story in a way that rapidly panning video did not and could not. His image of a man lying on of a woman is like the bizarro world version of Rich Lam’s image from the 2011 Stanley Cup.

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Photos: What’s Different This Time

I have more than a few colleagues who wonder why I keep writing about photos of gun massacres. That’s because these horrors have become mind-numbingly redundant. The photos of the attack on a country western concert in Las Vegas, however, actually feel different. That is because, after the newest “worst shooting rampage in American history,” the politics are now baked in. As much as the photos are about terror, they are also about stasis. However horrifying they are, we already know they will have no political effect.

David Becker tells the tale of terror during the Las Vegas mass shooting at a country music festival – The Washington Post

“After capturing photographs of the final act of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, I headed back to the media tent to start filing my photographs.  After about 5 to 10 minutes I heard very loud popping sounds and I went outside to see what was happening and a security guy said it was just firecrackers, so I went back to work. The second time I heard the popping sounds, somebody said to me, “It was just speakers or sound equipment,” and again, I went back into the media tent. Then the noises went again, and that was when the crowd started to flee.

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