10 Images That Shaped The Career Of A Photojournalist Who Founded The Bronx Documentary Center

"If you're committed, you went all the way."

Mike 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 been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He lived in the Bronx for a period in the 1980s and dreamed of making an educational space that would bring arts and education to the South Bronx. Founded in 2011, the Bronx Documentary Center is a nonprofit organization and mecca for photography lovers.

Exposed: Yunghi Kim on the Power of Women Photojournalists

An interview with photojournalist Yunghi Kim about the power of women photojournalists and how to be successful in the field.

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

CatchLight, a California-based nonprofit, was launched in 2015 to create opportunities and support for photojournalists; over the past several years, they’ve created project grants for photojournalists and partnered with local newsrooms to offer financ

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.

The images that tell the true story of the war in Afghanistan

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 t

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 Magnum photographer looks back on capturing an “inconceivable event.”

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 to do the impossible.”

A Woman Journalist at Ground Zero

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.

The Art of the Personal Project: Eugene Richards

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show …

The town of Earle, Ark., is disappearing. Or at least, that’s what it looked like to photographer Eugene Richards

The Visual Failings of the Heat Dome Coverage

The heat wave that swept the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada in late June was an extraordinary disaster. A mass of high-pressure air over the region trapped heat there, creating a “heat dome”—a term that recurred in news coverage. In Oregon, power

If many images unintentionally downplayed the severity of the crisis, some photographers—especially local staff photographers and freelancers—engaged the crisis with work that rose to the occasion. Some of the most effective and widely-distributed imagery was created by Portland freelancer Nathan Howard, whose photos were published by outlets such as the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington. This shot, for instance, demonstrated how even first responders weren’t physically immune to the oppressive conditions:

How to Start a Photo Magazine in a Pandemic - PhotoShelter Blog

The past few decades have been unkind to photo magazines. Many industry stalwarts have gone defunct, while others have moved to online editions only. Ironically, many photographers still believe in the photographic print, even though they might contend th

In January, I chatted with renown photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke who had just announced the creation of The Curious Society, a large format photo magazine featuring the work of some of the world’s best photojournalists and documentary photographers. The goal wasn’t only to publish a visual tour de force on a quarterly basis, but to also pay photographers a traditional space rate that made producing such work economically viable.

The Difficulties One Woman Faced to Become a Photojournalist in Somalia

A woman Somalian photojournalist shares her experiences of working in what is traditionally a man's world.

Breaking through the barriers of cultural and gender norms in Somalia, Fardosa Hussein shares what it took for her to be able to practice what she is passionate about — photography, videography, and journalism — in a place where such a career is viewed with hostility and is, at times, dangerous for women.