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Sebastian Liste – The Refuge « burn magazine

Then I met her family and the way they lived fascinated me. Twenty years ago, Laura’s parents, Anne and Ben, came to a small village in the Spanish countryside. There they began to build a house from the ruins of an abandoned stable, deep in a valley, just below a threatening ridge called “The Crag.” They built their home stone by stone, expanding it as the family grew, using rocks that fell from the mountain to construct not only the house but a corral for animals and ponds to irrigate their land. They live in perfect harmony with their environment, respecting their place in nature and altering the landscape as little as possible.

Rania Matar’s photographs show the relationships between mothers and daughters – The Washington Post

Through photography, Rania Matar could see that her experience growing up as a woman was very similar to that of her daughters, despite their generational and cultural differences. She grew up in Lebanon during a civil war; she was raising her children in the United States. “People are people,” she told In Sight. Whether in Massachusetts or the Middle East, women go through similar milestones in life. They have mothers, they transition from being children to young women and perhaps then become mothers themselves.

Lianzhou Museum of Photography : A Zhang Hui retrospective – The Eye of Photography

As a result of his roots in the Chinese society, Zhang Hui’s work focused on social issues very early on. One and Thirty, Group Photos, Public Bathhouse, or Yumen Project: these projects are all reflections on the lives of the underprivileged in the Chinese society through experiments of intervention. Social issues such as political systems, modes of production, social relationship, personal identities and history have become the recurrent themes in Zhuang Hui’s work. These important explorations and the personal experience of the artist are what make up the “weight” of his work.

The Odd, Otherwordly Glow of Fred Herzog’s Photography – The New York Times

Just down the road from where I live, a store is trying out a new retail marriage: pricey eyewear and photography books. Its patron saint ought to be Ralph Eugene Meatyard, who was an optician and a photographer, but his books, as far as I could make out, were nowhere to be seen. The volume in the window that caught my eye — possibly because the cover image was of a (barber)shop window — was Fred Herzog’s “Modern Color.” Herzog’s work offers the latest instance of a form of eye exam that has enjoyed increasing visibility in the last several years.

A Look at the Heart-Wrenching Moments From Equal Rights Battles – The New York Times

The 54-mile march for voting rights from Selma to Alabama’s state capital, Montgomery, took more than good legs and sturdy shoes. It took defying the police, who ambushed hundreds of men, women and children — on a bridge named for a Klu Klux Klan leader — and beat them bloody. It took a court order and it took journalists covering the struggles to tell and shock the world.

When a Hurricane Hits Home: Life in Puerto Rico After Maria – The New York Times

Rather than risk being stranded in the countryside, Dennis Manuel Rivera rode out Hurricane Maria inside the newsroom of El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s leading newspaper. Once the winds passed, he headed to the airport, going from hangar to hangar looking for a pilot willing to fly over the island. They waited a day to fly over remote towns that had been cut off by broken bridges, uprooted trees and electrical cables.

En Bas la Ville – The Leica Camera Blog

The Caribbean state of Haiti was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010, which left 230 000 people dead and another 1.8 million homeless. Rampant corruption and political chaos coupled with extreme poverty and a cholera outbreak following the quake, have seen little improve over the last seven years. Golden Clover Award winner Gaël Turine shot the following images on the streets of Port au Prince with his Leica M Typ 240. The visual language of his series not only reveals the severity of the situation in Haiti but also speaks of the soul of the country’s capital – A vivid tale of chaos, light and poetry.

Marie Baronnet, The New Pathfinders – The Eye of Photography

Le bleu du ciel, a contemporary photography center in Lyon, is presenting a group exhibition called The Way Back, dealing with with Native Americans in the American West, with photographers Stéphane Barbato, Robert Alan Packard, Carlotta Cardana, Marion Gronier, Stephanie Keith, and White Eagle. The work presented also includes that of Marie Baronnet, The New Pathfinders.

Péter Korniss, a Hungarian wanderer – The Eye of Photography

Péter Korniss, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 1937, is one of most pre-eminent contemporary Hungarian photographer. Throughout his more than fifty-year career Korniss has used the tools of documentary photography to create compelling, authentic portraits of traditional cultures primarily in Transylvania and Hungary, but also in Slovakia, Serbia, Siberia, South Yemen, and beyond––including on the Navajo and Oglala Sioux Reservations in the western United States. His recent color work explores the impact of globalization.

Lily Zoumpouli – Selinophilia « burn magazine

Capturing glances of the moments that passed us by, in times when we were

maybe too young to realise that they weren’t there to stay until eternity

would have torn us apart.

But still old enough to know they were worth noticing.

The need for a way of connecting through a medium with my own feelings and surroundings became the catalyst of this works existence.

Each photograph has a background story that carries on its shoulders the reason

for its own memory.

The Scientists Who Track Climate Change in the Field – The New York Times

Over the past decade, Lucas Foglia’s photographic exploration of the relationship between people and nature has given him a glimpse of the effects of a changing climate from Texas to Sweden. But his interest in climate science started in 2012, after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on his family’s farm on Long Island, N.Y. For Mr. Foglia, the urge to better understand the forces that contributed to that destruction meant seeking out the unsung individuals who track those forces every day.

Hopeful Images From 2017 – The Atlantic

After another year of news stories that produced photos that can often be difficult or disturbing to view, I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year. The following are images of personal victories, families and friends at play, expressions of love and compassion, volunteers at work, assistance being given to those in need, or simply small, pleasant moments. While composing these, I am always reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Rogers, who once said that when he was young and saw scary things in the news, “My mother would say to me ‘look for the helpers—you will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers—so many caring people in this world.”

The Devil Out Here | www.heavyglow.com

Polly Sykes, the mother of 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin Jr., whose body was found burned in a trash can on the West Side of Chicago in September 2016, spoke to her friends and family at a vigil held in his honor: “The devil is out here, and he’s busy.”

The Best Work I Saw at Review Santa Fe, Part 2 | A Photo Editor

If you saw the headline today, you’ll know this article is the second, (and final) installment of a brief series about the best work I saw at Review Santa Fe 2017.

House Divided – Witness

hat does it feel like when you are living on the edge… to be perpetually on the edge of losing, say, a part of your house? Or waking up to find that your house is divided with your living room in your own country, but your kitchen now residing within enemy-occupied territory?

Undergraduate Photography Now 2017 | LENSCRATCH

Now in it’s sixth iteration, Undergraduate Photography Now has been a program striving to support college aged artists from the 6 New England states. Hoping to showcase some of the best and brightest fresh talent, students from both certificate and bachelor’s programs majoring in photography are asked to submit to this exhibition and portfolio reviewing opportunity. Today we are excited to showcase the winners featured in the exhibition, that is now on display at the Griffin Museum of Photography for the month of December. Congratulations to all!

2017 in Photos: Wrapping Up the Year – The Atlantic

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2017. Among the events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year): California wildfires, the resignation of Robert Mugabe, the funeral of a Thai king, Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, we bid farewell to the Cassini spacecraft, and much more. See also: the Top 25 News Photos of 2017 and the Year in Photos Part 1 and Part 2. The series comprises 120 images in all. Warning: Some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.

Searching for a new experience of Congo – The Washington Post

Leonard Pongo’s photographs of Congo are raw and guttural. They radiate with the sort of unease that comes with discovering a long-sought-out place — one that forms part of the photographer’s heritage, despite the fact that Pongo had to wait until his early 20s to experience it for himself.

2017 in Photos: A Look at the Middle Months – The Atlantic

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2017. Among the events covered in this essay (the second of a three-part photo summary of the year): Hurricane Harvey hits Texas, France elects a new president, wildfires rage in Portugal and in California, white nationalists hold a torchlight march at the University of Virginia, a total solar eclipse crosses the United States, and much more. See also: the Top 25 News Photos of 2017, the Year in Photos Part 1, and coming tomorrow, Part 3. The series will comprise 120 images in all. Warning: Some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.

Black Gold – Witness

Indonesia is an archipelago rich in natural resources, especially fossil energy, including oil, coal and natural gas. In the heart of Java, there is a rural oil field built by the Dutch colonial administration that has been exploited for more than 100 years. The field itself is located in the mountain area of Wonocolo Village, Bojonegoro Regency, East Java.