Category: Photojournalism

  • Pete Souza’s Obama Book Cuts Obama Out of the Picture – The New York Times

    An Obama Book That Cuts Obama Out of the PictureLink: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/28/us/politics/pete-souza-obama-book.htmlCraighead had been hired as chief photographer days earlier and “was freaking out about logistics,” he recounted. “She had no credentials or, you know, anything for the inauguration.”

  • The Midcentury Photographers Who Balanced Reportage with Artistry

    The Midcentury Photographers Who Balanced Reportage with ArtistryFrom W. Eugene Smith to Dorothea Lange, Olivia Laing considers the tensions between record and metaphor in the 1950s and ’60s.via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/the-midcentury-photographers-who-balanced-reportage-with-artistry/From W. Eugene Smith to Dorothea Lange, photography in the 1950s and ’60s was alive with the tensions between record and metaphor.

  • The Woman Who Changed the History of Italian Photojournalism

    The Woman Who Changed the History of Italian PhotojournalismAn artist and humanist, Lisetta Carmi exposed the public to the realities of marginalized communities, from dockworkers to sex workers.via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/how-lisetta-carmi-changed-the-history-of-italian-photojournalism/An artist and humanist, Carmi exposed the public to the realities of marginalized communities, from dockworkers to sex workers.

  • Photographer Follows Pregnant Homeless Woman in LA Over 4 Years | PetaPixel

    Photographer Follows Pregnant Homeless Woman in LA Over 4 YearsOver four years in the making.via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2022/07/27/photographer-follows-pregnant-homeless-woman-in-la-over-4-years/PetaPixel spoke to staff photographer Christina House who was part of a three-person team that also included reporter Gale Holland and videographer Claire Hannah Collins. The long-read article that the team created is entitled: Pregnant, homeless, and living in […]

  • Donna Ferrato’s Camera Is a Weapon for Women – The New York Times

    Donna Ferrato’s Camera Is a Weapon for WomenBest known for unmasking domestic violence, the pathbreaking photojournalist has a show timed to coincide with the reversal of Roe v. Wade.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/07/arts/design/donna-ferrato-photographs-holy.htmlBest known for unmasking domestic violence, the pathbreaking photojournalist has a show timed to coincide with the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

  • Thomas Hoepker Looks Back at Six Decades of Photojournalism — Blind Magazine

    Thomas Hoepker Looks Back at Six Decades of Photojournalism — Blind MagazineThe Magnum Photos member revisits his storied career in a new exhibition and monograph.via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/thomas-hoepker-looks-back-at-six-decades-of-photojournalism/After receiving a 9×12 camera from his grandfather in 1950, Hoepker became obsessed with photography. By the end of the decade, he was working as a photojournalist — […]

  • Opinion | It’s Been 50 Years. I Am Not ‘Napalm Girl’ Anymore. – The New York Times

    Opinion | It’s Been 50 Years. I Am Not ‘Napalm Girl’ Anymore.The surviving people in war photographs, especially the children, must somehow go on. We are not symbols. We are human.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/06/opinion/kim-phuc-vietnam-napalm-girl-photograph.htmlThat picture will always serve as a reminder of the unspeakable evil of which humanity is capable. Still, I believe that peace, love, hope […]

  • Marcus Yam: From Aspiring Astronaut to a Pulitzer Prize in Photography | PetaPixel

    Marcus Yam: From Aspiring Astronaut to a Pulitzer Prize in PhotographyA look at the life and work of LA Times photojournalist Marcus Yam, who won a Pulitzer Prize in Photography for his work in Afghanistan.via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2022/05/29/marcus-yam-from-aspiring-astronaut-to-a-pulitzer-prize-in-photography/PetaPixel spoke with Yam to learn about his journey from growing up in Malaysia and studying aerospace engineering to […]

  • How Photography Can Help Restore Confidence in Journalism — Blind Magazine

    How Photography Can Help Restore Confidence in Journalism — Blind MagazineSince 2005, nearly 2200 newspapers across the United States have shuttered, and newspaper jobs have plummeted nearly 57%. Photojournalists have been hit hard by the cuts. But now a new business model is hoping to reverse the trend—and not just support photojournalism, but revive local […]

  • Calling All Women Photojournalists Looking To Up Their Game – PhotoShelter Blog

    Calling All Women Photojournalists Looking To Up Their Game – PhotoShelter BlogAre you interested in taking your work in visual journalism to the next level? Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) are hosting their 2022 Seminar and Portfolio Review on April 30th, and they’re here to help. This will be their 11th time doing the event […]

  • Revisiting the World of “Carnival Strippers” | The New Yorker

    Revisiting the World of “Carnival Strippers”Susan Meiselas’s intimate view of a sex-industry subculture remains a remarkable document of its time.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/revisiting-the-world-of-carnival-strippersSusan Meiselas was twenty-four years old when she began photographing the women of carnival strip shows, in 1972. The following three summers, at small-town fairgrounds on the East Coast, she captured the […]

  • Photos From Vietnam, Bronx, Iraq That Shaped A Journalist

    10 Images That Shaped The Career Of A Photojournalist Who Founded The Bronx Documentary Center“If you’re committed, you went all the way.”via BuzzFeed News: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/piapeterson/10-photos-mike-kamber-career-influenceMike Kamber has had many, many lives. The founder and executive director of the Bronx Documentary Center worked as a documentary photographer for over two decades, and his work has twice […]

  • The best photographs of 2021 – and the stories behind them | Photography | The Guardian

    The best photographs of 2021 – and the stories behind themThe photographers who shot the most striking images of the year – capturing everything from the terrifying power of nature to the human cost of war and Covid – recall how they were taken and what they tell usvia the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/dec/27/the-best-photographs-of-2021-and-the-stories-behind-themThe photographers who shot […]

  • Exposed: Yunghi Kim on the Power of Women Photojournalists | PetaPixel

    https://petapixel.com/2021/11/09/exposed-yunghi-kim-on-the-power-of-women-photojournalists/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+petapixel+%28PetaPixel%29 It is difficult to quickly sum up the ongoing career of photojournalist Yunghi Kim. Yunghi simply has too much personal energy, global photojournalism chops, and a record of giving back to the photographic community. In particular, Yunghi is known for her support of women photojournalists.

  • Local photojournalism gets a boost from a California nonprofit – Columbia Journalism Review

    https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/local-photojournalism-gets-a-boost.php CatchLight Local announced that five philanthropic organizations will invest a combined two million dollars over the next several years in an effort to address what CatchLight CEO Elodie Mailliet Storm calls “image deserts”: the decline and dearth of photojournalism at the local level.

  • Hong Kong Photojournalists Look Back on Photographing the 2019 Protests | Blind

    https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/3702-hong-kong-photojournalists-look-back-on-photographing-the-2019-protests-en Throughout the protests of 2019, Cheng Wai Hok, Lam Yik and Alex Chan Tsz Yuk worked to photograph the event that rocked Hong Kong. Now, with the city’s National Security Law just over a year old and press freedom under attack, the three photojournalists look back on the protests and at what life in […]

  • The images that tell the true story of the war in Afghanistan – Columbia Journalism Review

    https://www.cjr.org/criticism/the-images-that-tell-the-true-story-of-the-war-in-afghanistan.php IMAGES FROM AFGHANISTAN HAVE ALWAYS REVEALED THE TRUTH behind the notion that the American war was on solid footing. We may have been told, since it first began shortly after September 11, 2001, that significant progress was just around the bend. But the pictures showed something else.

  • What Gilles Peress Saw on 9/11 | The New Yorker

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/what-gilles-peress-saw-on-911 A cop tried to stop me. He said, ‘You’re crazy, you’re going to die,’ and I said, ‘O.K.,’ and I bypassed him. I arrived as the second tower was falling. There were very few people there.” The only people he recalled seeing at first “were a group of about six firemen, who were trying […]

  • Nick Oza, Arizona Republic photojournalist, hurt in vehicle accident

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-traffic/2021/09/08/nick-oza-arizona-republic-photojournalist-injured-in-vehicle-accident/5771655001/ Nick Oza, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, was seriously injured in a vehicle crash in southwest Phoenix.

  • A Woman Journalist at Ground Zero | Blind

    https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/3716-a-woman-journalist-at-ground-zero-en On September 11, 2001, photographer Gulnara Samoilova was in downtown Manhattan when the World Trade Center terrorist attacks happened. Her images were awarded with a World Press Photo in 2002 and published in a book, Women Journalists at Ground Zero.