Mic’s website audience is tanking by millions of readers a month—and if it continues, it just may save online journalism. That’s because Mic is another example of the cautionary tale set by publications that pivot to video. The strategy, which came into vogue around May 2016, goes like this, with apologies to a famous South…
12 new photographers break down how they arrived at their final vision — sharing work in commercial, fashion, portrait, automotive photography, and more
“When a President Says ‘I’ll Kill You’” is a Times documentary on the deadly crusade led by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines that he has called “a war on drugs.” The film features Raffy Lerma, a photojournalist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer who has tirelessly worked to tell the story of the the killings. Andrew Glazer, a senior video producer for The Times, recounts some of his experiences making the documentary.
New year, new president. Need some inspiration? Take a gander at these videos, then get out there and start making photos!
Readers spent nearly two times more time looking at longform content (text posts with more than 1,000 words) than they did the average post. Online video, by comparison, was viewed three-tenths less than the average post. Slideshows, meanwhile, were viewed slightly more (three tenths) than the average post.
Widener shares this story in his own words in the video interview above. As image after image that he had captured scrolls across the screen, you hear about how he drew “the short straw” and put his life on the line to capture the Tiananmen square protests as they happened.
The Missouri Photo Workshop has recently published a video featuring interviews with women in the photo industry talking about sexism they’ve encountered, obstacles they’ve overcome in their careers, and the value of women in photography
There’s hopelessness in Dondi Tawatao’s eyes. The photographer, once a feature photographer in Manila, now spends his nights photographing corpses—documenting the victims of Filipino President Rodrigo Duerte’s ruthless drug war.
But when I stand, I quickly find myself in a featureless all-white room, a kind of Platonic vestibule. On the walls at either end are striking poster-size black-and-white portraits taken by the noted Belgian-Tunisian photographer Karim Ben Khelifa, one showing a young Israeli soldier and another a Palestinian fighter about the same age, whose face is almost completely hidden by a black hood.
On September 22nd, 2016, Michael Shaw presented a lecture at The School of Visual Arts in New York tracing the visual arc of this presidential election beginning with one Clinton tweet back in September 2014
In 1980 Teching Hsieh, who is known for his long-term performances and immersive projects, took a self-portrait every hour on the hour for an entire year. This short film by Versus captures the essence of Hsieh’s One Year Performance 1980–1981 (Time Clock Piece).
What the New York Times did ( and continues to do) is use Facebook Live to show all the images from the Olympics as they are coming in from Reuters, Getty, AP, EPA and AFP. One after the other, with no captions and just credits. And since wire services move very fast, those pictures are just a few minutes old
…the use of Olympic Material transformed into graphic animated formats such as animated GIFs (i.e. GIFV), GFY, WebM, or short video formats such as Vines and others, is expressly prohibited.