Look at all these masterpieces! What will happen to them tomorrow? There is no way to tell. The City of Paris wants to shut down the legendary Roger Viollet Agency it had inherited in 1985, following the murder of the owner by her husband and the suicide of the latter in prison.
Photographs act as records, and records are what the Nazis and Khmer Rouge sought to create during their brutal genocides of the 20th century. Portraits of thousands of men, women and children taken shortly before their deaths is a savage reminder of the photo as a weapon, but ironically also illustrates how the photos came…
The very casualness of the incidental observations made on mobile phones releases the viewer from the constraints of a story that has been self-consciously sculpted by a photojournalist to fit a preconceived version of reality
Not enough photographers are getting credit for quiet, subtle and heartfelt stories and not enough photojournalism organizations are brave enough to shake up their view of what a profound photojournalism story looks like. We created this monster. If we don’t act now we will soon be saying “Photojournalism is dead! We killed it!”
It is often said that today photojournalism as an industry is in a state of crisis; photojournalists are overworked, underpaid and major media companies are hiring fewer staff photographers. Those we spoke to from the Nikon-NOOR Academy based in Amsterdam during the World Press Photo Festival 2017 aren’t so sure.
At the moment, there is quite a gap between criminal justice and crime fighting in Duterte’s Philippines and Trump’s America. Still, the parallels are troubling. Trump and Sessions are making private prisons thrive again. They are attempting to revive the “war on drugs.” They are unraveling bipartisan criminal justice reform, and prison sentence reform. They are reviving such draconian practices as the chain gang and life sentences for minors. And they are walking back federal oversight of local police departments
Eskenazi continued to send out the question to other prominent photographers, collecting responses from hundreds of photographers in all. Their thoughtful, illuminating comments on Frank’s work are compiled in the book “The Americans List,” whose second edition was recently released. “ ‘The Americans’ is probably the one book that connects more photographers than any other,” Eskenazi writes. “I discovered that many of the answers revealed much more about the photographers themselves.” Here are some of our favorite responses to three of the book’s indelible images:
Kodak’s Tri-X is the film the great photographers love. Anton Corbijn, Don McCullin and Sebastião Salgado tell Bryan Appleyard why
In our recent guide to using Instagram hashtags made in collaboration with PhotoShelter (which you can download for free here) we emphasized the importance of using hashtags to help your work get seen by the right audiences. Following on from this we spoke with six photo editors who gave us insight into how they use Instagram to find and follow the ongoing work of emerging and established photographers.