Guardian photographer Denis Thorpe and northern editor Martin Wainwright discuss an exhibition of pictures taken by the paper’s Manchester photographers. The exhibition, curated by Thorpe, includes striking work taken since the paper appointed its first staff photographer, Walter Doughty, in 1908. A Long Exposure: 100 Years of Guardian Photography runs until March 1 2009 at The Lowry in Salford, Greater Manchester
At the beginning of last year I decided to start fresh on my nightlife project. Here’s the latest update. It’s loosely edited and contains some redundancy, so please indulge me a bit on the edit. I’m still thinking about it. I’m welcome to any feedback with regard to the edit and also where I should take the shooting from here.
Photographer Jim Shaughnessy first turned his lens on trains in 1946 at age 13. Over the following 20 years, he chased trains around New England and Canada, documenting the fall of steam engines and the rise of diesel locomotives — all in gorgeous black and white.
Five years ago Time photographer Callie Shell met Barack Obama backstage when she was covering presidential candidate John Kerry. She sent her editor more photographs of Obama than Kerry. When asked why, she said, “I do not know. I just have a feeling about him. I think he will be important down the road.” Her first photo essay on Obama was two and half years ago. She has stuck with him ever since.
Click Note: You have to click on the “Feature Gallery” tab to see the photographs in the portfolio. It’s very easy to miss, so don’t.
Most days a campaign will put out the same bowl of fruit for us to interpret—accuracy, of course, is paramount—and some will paint it, sculpt it, or wax poetic in the hope of making it more interesting than it looked the day before. But lately, John McCain’s campaign schedule has been as erratic as a gold mine penny stock I’ve been watching.
Get ready for international inspiration, visual stimulation, new photographic insights, and — quite possibly — image overload!
Lens Culture is pleased to be a partner with Paris Photo again this year. We are delighted to present our preview selection of more than 200 photographers from the show. And believe it or not, this is just an appetizer for this year’s event.
Jim Lavrakas has been a staff photographer at the Anchorage Daily News for
27 years. Friday, October 3, was his last day. He volunteered to depart, a
result of McClatchy staff reduction. He put together a retrospective video
of his career here
Sometimes it only takes one picture. In 1990 I was at the Museum of Modern Art viewing John Szarkowski’s final show, “Photography Until Now” when I was stopped in my tracks by the last photograph in the show – a small but luminous 8 x 10 inch print on printing out paper of three young girls in bathing suits looking shyly at the camera while behind them, in the distance and out of focus, a teenage boy observes the proceedings. The picture was so visceral in its textures, so full of incipient narrative, and so intelligently composed, I knew this had to be the work of a brilliant photographer and without seeing one more of her pictures, I tracked her down and offered her a show.