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Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 14 December 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – it’s been a busy week in journalism with the publication of TIME‘s “Person of the Year – The Guardians and the War on Truth” and World Press Photo’s Lars Boering’s article “on how to build on the #MeToo moment in photojournalism.” Both are must-read articles. Also, this week I chat with Joe Jongue from Fuji X Aus about this growing community of photography lovers.

Susan Meiselas: A life in groundbreaking photography

Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas has spent five decades questioning the practice of photography. But whether it’s documenting the lives of showgirls or an unfolding revolution, her open-ended approach gives the images a life of their own.

Starving Babies, Molotov Cocktails and Death Threats: One Photojournalist’s Venezuelan Reality – The New York Times

If you know anything about the crisis in Venezuela, you’ve most likely seen the work of Meridith Kohut, an independent photojournalist based in Caracas.

Two images of the miners’ strike, an instant apart: so which is the classic? | Art and design | The Guardian

The great photographers Don McPhee and Martin Jenkinson both shot a miner in a policeman’s helmet confronting cops at Orgreave – but whose image became iconic, and who decides?

Eugene Richards Looks Back at a Life in Photography – Feature Shoot

Like W. Eugene Smith before him, photographer Eugene Richards (b. 1944) used the photo essay as a means to engage with his subjects through the profound transformation that comes when human beings not only connect, but are seen, heard, understood, and able to share their lives in a holistic way.

Positive Lives — A Living History – Witness

“Positive Lives” was initiated jointly by Lyndall Stein of the Terrence Higgins Trust with Stephen Mayes and the photographers of the Network agency, London. Work started in 1991 and premiered in 1993 at FotoFeis, Glasgow and at London’s Photographers’ Gallery, accompanied by a book published by Cassel.

The cruel image of ‘border protection’ – Columbia Journalism Review

But Kim Kyung-Hoon, a Reuters photographer new to the American immigration beat, had been with the travelers for the last 700 miles of their journey, and he captured the suffering of a young Honduran family struggling to escape the tear gas. His photos of a mother and two of her young children have been published worldwide. CJR spoke with Kyung-Hoon on the phone from Tijuana about his experience following the family. His words have been condensed for length and clarity.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 23 November 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – the new Leica Gallery opens in Melbourne with an exhibition by Magnum Photo’s Bruce Gilden. Plus entries are open for the Australia+New Zealand Photobook Awards and also Head On Photo Awards.

Reuters to Turn Photo and Video News Into Single ‘Visual Journalist’ Team

Reuters is combining its photography and video news staff into a single team of visual journalists. The international news agency is also expected to cut jobs in the process of combining the operations.

A Chronicle of Life and Pain in Upstate New York – The New York Times

Brenda Ann Kenneally’s masterful new photo book, “Upstate Girls: Unraveling Collar City,” is a deep study of a group of girls from two or three extended families in Troy, N.Y. Most of them live in the same neighborhood, even on the same block. “Upstate Girls” begins in 2004, when Kenneally is drawn to the story of 14-year-old Kayla, who is pregnant. Kayla’s partner is Sabrina, also 14. The baby daddy is Sabrina’s cousin Joshua, and the pregnancy is a result of a casual encounter between Kayla and Joshua while Kayla and Sabrina were on the outs. But with the baby almost due and Joshua in prison, Kayla and Sabrina are back together, determined to be co-parents.

David McNew’s Photographs of California’s Wildfires – Artsy

Photojournalist David McNew was tired. On November 7th, in the middle of the night, he received a call that a gunman had opened fire on patrons of a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. McNew left his home in Pasadena and drove out to cover the aftermath of the mass shooting, which left 13 people dead. Just hours later, a few miles away from the tragedy, a wildfire ignited in Hill Canyon.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up 16 November 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – it’s all about the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) with my reviews on the David Goldblatt retrospective and Primavera 2018.

This is a Photographer Covering the Wildfires in California

As dry and windy conditions cause raging wildfires in California, there are brave men and women putting themselves in harm’s way to document what’s happening and serve as the eyes of the world. This incredible photo by photographer Noah Berger shows photographer Justin Sullivan braving wind-blown embers while covering the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California.

Visual Tropes of Migration Tell Predictable but Misleading Stories

When mainstream news agencies report on Central American migration, they frequently use a series of visual tropes to turn complex issues into predictable narratives. Editors often select formulaic photographs from subscription news agencies to illustrate stories. Many of these borrow from religious iconography or draw on stereotypes to portray the displaced.
The images shape readers’ understanding of stories, often without their awareness. In my research into representations of 21st-century global migration, I have identified a series of recurring tropes.

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