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Susan Meiselas: On Motivation, Her Legacy and the Future of Photojournalism | PDN Online

The work of American photographer Susan Meiselas is the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibition currently on view at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France and opening in July at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. “Mediations,” which is accompanied by a catalogue published by Damiani, brings together a selection of series from the 1970s to the present, calling attention to Meiselas’s photographic approach and her lifelong commitment to engage in a “cycle of return” with her subjects, going back to the communities she has photographed and sharing the work with them. The exhibition also demonstrates how Meiselas has found ways to extend narratives beyond a photographic frame by using audio, film and archival materials to build layered stories that include multiple perspectives. The retrospective follows on the heels of her book On the Frontline, a memoir about her career published last fall by Aperture. In it, she discusses the experiences, motivations and ideas that shaped different, yet connected, bodies of work.

The Stories That Keep Them Going: 5 Photojournalists Share Their Most Powerful Moments – PhotoShelter Blog

We usually think of first responders as medical and emergency personnel, but we forget that photojournalists are often some of the first witnesses to a crisis. From grieving with a widow to being one of the first faces a refugee sees on dry land, a photojournalist’s job is anything but predictable. But not every scene they capture is full of hardship. We asked five documentary photographers and photojournalists to share some of the stories that they’ll remember forever.

Why Did Garry Winogrand Photograph That? – The New York Times

Thirty-four years after his death, Garry Winogrand’s photographs continue to charm, befuddle and amaze viewers. A new book, “The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand,” takes 100 photos and pairs each with an essay by Geoff Dyer. The experience was daunting, especially sifting through the stream of images shot in his prolific final years. But it was also quite the revelation. Jordan Teicher spoke with Mr. Dyer about the book, which was published by the University of Texas Press. Their conversation has been edited.

How Tech Disrupted Photography and Made Things ‘Awful’ for News Photogs

The photojournalism industry has undergone seismic shifts over the past couple of decades with photography’s move to digital and the rise of the smartphone camera. The business intelligence firm L2 recently sat down with veteran photojournalist Rick Smolan to chat about how tech has disrupted photography.

Shocking Photos of the Floods in West Bengal – Feature Shoot

The photographer Ranita Roy remembers the floods of West Bengal from her early childhood. “When I was a kid, I had a lot of fun with the flowing water,” she remembers. Now, as an adult, she realizes the consequences and implications of the floods. People and their animals have died, and more have lost their homes and livelihoods. Driven by what she calls her “inner instinct,” she felt she had to document the realities of what she saw.

Life Beyond Photography – PhotoShelter Blog

A deep passion for photography is only part of what it takes to succeed as a full-time photographer. Fewer staff positions combined with static or declining rates has led many photographers and photo editors to exit the profession in the past few years. But change isn’t always negative. The following individuals found renewed purpose carving out careers that, in many cases, have little do with making pictures. We’re inspired by the possibilities.

On the front lines: Baltimore photographers recall documenting 1968 riots – Baltimore Sun

Irving Henry Webster Phillips Jr. was a photographer for the Baltimore Afro-American on April 6, 1968 when the paper received notice that what later would be described as spontaneous riots were about to break out.

Spotlight on Kirsten Leah Bitzer | The Image, Deconstructed

I initially approached a close friend’s cousin who was beginning her second round of IVF after the first failed. I pitched her the idea of following her and her husband as they underwent IVF for a second time. She thought about it for a week or so, and replied that the emotions and stress were already so much to handle, and that if the second round failed she didn’t want documentation of it. And I totally understood, but that really made me wonder if I’d ever find a couple open to the idea and willing to become so vulnerable.

Chatting the Pictures: Emma Gonzales, Stephon Clark Protest, Sessions TIME Cover – Reading The Pictures

Welcome to our latest edition of Chatting the Pictures. Streamed weekly over the web, RTP’s Michael Shaw and Cara Finnegan meet up Saturday mornings for twenty-five minutes or so for a lively chat about three current news photos.

Four to Follow #8 – Witness

From Morocco to South Africa and Uganda to Sudan, a personal and patient approach to complex stories links the work of this month’s featured APJD members. Yassine Yoriyas Alaoui Ismaili presents moments of contrast in his particular view of Casablanca, Sydelle Willow Smith asks white South Africans to reflect on their histories and notions of belonging, Esther Ruth Mbabazi highlights the stories of South Sudanese refugees through the objects they traveled with, and Muhammed Salah explores the prevalence of skin whitening in Sudan.

Canon U.S.A. Lends Its Support to Women Photograph, an Initiative Created to Promote the Representation of Female Photojournalists

In conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD), the global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce their association with Women Photograph, a movement created to promote the representation of female photojournalists. Canon will work with Women Photograph to aid their travel grant program which funds female and non-binary photographers to attend workshops, hostile environment trainings, festivals, and other developmental opportunities.

Inclusion Rider This: Magazine Cover Photographers by Gender – PhotoShelter Blog

Women Photograph, the initiative to “elevate the voice of female photojournalists,” has been tracking the lead photo bylines for 8 top newspapers around the world. Here are the results for 2017:

Depicting Poverty: Matt Black Pushes Documentary Photography to its Fullest Range – Reading The Pictures

We know what poverty looks like: unpainted boards, empty windows and door frames, broken roofing. Or it could be sagging fences and telephone poles, or cracked pavement and graffiti-stained concrete walls. Or faded billboards and backlot signage with their ironic injunctions to “dream” or “save.” Or worn faces and bodies scarred by years of hard labor, want, and worry. Such stark, black and white images of abandonment and desolation have become the iconography of documentary photography. They also were a genuine artistic achievement and a major contribution to public life. If you doubt that, consider what it would have been to see only the sunny faces, gleaming suburbs, and beautiful vistas of commercial advertising.

Susan Meiselas on how she shot Molotov men, war widows and carnival strippers | Art and design | The Guardian

The great photographer has spent five decades capturing ordinary people caught in the turbulence of history. As a retrospective opens, she reveals the ways being a woman helped

From Agony To Triumph: The Story Of Pakistan’s First Female Photojournalist – The Media Line

Saadia Sehar Haidri’s story is one triumph over agony, a journey borne out of the emotional depths of losing her husband in a terrorist attack that reached the professional high point of becoming Pakistan’s first-ever female photojournalist. But despite Saadia’s many achievements, hers remains a rocky road given the prevailing stereotypes in a male-dominated society.

‘It’s more a war on class than a war on drugs’: photojournalist documents unlawful killings in the Philippines – Home | Day 6 | CBC Radio

The bodies pile up in morgues and on the street, hands tied behind their backs, their faces wrapped in tape. They’ve been executed, sometimes in their own homes, often as their families watched in horror.

These stories come to us through the photos of Daniel Berehulak

Journalism has a catch-22 problem with visuals | Poynter

LaForme: We are, indeed! I called up Cathaleen Curtiss, the photography director at the Buffalo News, which is, by the way, my hometown newspaper. I called to talk about photo policies and how newsrooms generally create the rules and guidelines about how to use visuals. But we ended up having a great freewheeling conversation about her career, the photojournalism industry and how modern journalists relate with photos.

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