Mass Games and Parades: North Korea Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary – The Atlantic

To mark its 70th birthday, North Korea held a military parade, put on a massive show with its first “mass games” artistic and gymnastic display in five years, and finished with a torchlight parade. Tens of thousands of military personnel and performers had been preparing for months for the displays in Kim Il Sung Square and May Day Stadium in Pyongyang. According to those in attendance, the themes this year appeared to emphasize international relationships, and to focus a little less on military might.

Fujifilm GFX 50R Leaks: The Cheapest Digital Medium Format Ever?

Photo Rumors is hearing that the price of the camera will be around $3,600. It suggests that the rumored price discrepancy could be explained by the price tag with and without a bundled kit lens.

Terje Abusdal – The Forest Finns « burn magazine

Finnskogen – directly translated as The Forest of the Finns – is a large, contiguous forest belt along the Norwegian-Swedish border, where farming families from Finland settled in the early 1600s. The immigrants – called Forest Finns – were slash-and-burn farmers. This ancient agricultural method yielded bountiful crops but required large areas of land as the soil was quickly exhausted. Population growth eventually led to a scarcity of resources in their native Finland and, fuelled by famine and war, forced a wave of migration in search for new territories.

Photographer Antonin Kratochvil resigns from VII photo agency amid harassment allegations – Vox

Amid sexual harassment allegations, a legendary photographer just resigned from a prestigious — and troubled — agency. But the industry’s reckoning is woefully incomplete.

Kratochvil Resigns from VII over Sexual Assault Allegations | PDNPulse

Photojournalist Antonin Kratochvil has resigned from VII, weeks after a July 16 article in Columbia Journalism Review reported that he sexually assaulted one female member of the agency and was abusive to others. The agency announced the resignation on its website September 3 without offering any details.

12 Must-See Exhibitions at the Indian Photography Festival – Feature Shoot

The Indian Photography Festival (IPF) by the Light Craft Foundation is now underway! As South Asia’s leading photography festival, IPF 2018 includes stunning exhibitions, talks, workshops, and portfolio reviews with some of the world’s most influential and pioneering artists, journalists, and editors. Among those present are the photojournalists Nick Ut (Vietnam) and Anush Babajanyan (Armenia), National Geographic‘s senior photo editor James Wellford, the photographer Sandro Miller, the photographer/filmmaker Pep Bonet, and many more.

It’s Personal: Photography from the Inside at the Los Angeles Center of Photography | LENSCRATCH

Next Friday night, September 14th, this group of talented photographers will open the exhibition, It’s Personal: Photography from the Inside, at the Los Angeles Center of Photography  in Hollywood, CA, from 7 – 10pm. The exhibition runs through October 12th, 2018 with artist lectures on October 1st.

What Is Missing From Photography | PDNPulse

It has been bugging me for a while now, there is just something that is missing from photography. From my personal work to the majority of photographers out there. I’m talking about the photos on your feeds, be it personal to commercial. It has been bugging me and I finally found out what it is, what is missing from photography, is stories.

A summer of 2018 review – Thoughts of a Bohemian

It’s not by lack of topics ( there are many). Nor is it by lack of interest. It’s just a lack of time. Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day and if something has to be sacrificed, unfortunately, it is this blog. However, the call is sometimes too strong to ignore so here is, briefly, ( in no particular order):

Max Pinckers and Mary Gelman awarded top honors at the 2018 Leica Oskar Barnack Awards | Leica Rumors

September 6, 2018 — The winners of this year’s established and internationally acclaimed Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) photographic competition have been chosen. In the main category, “Leica Oskar Barnack Award”, Belgian photographer Max Pinckers won over the five judges of the competition with his series titled “Red Ink”. In the “Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer” category for up-and-coming photographers aged up to 25, Mary Gelman of Russia won with her series titled “Svetlana”.

Funerals, Skirmishes and Protests: Photographing Ireland in the Time of Bobby Sands – The New York Times

The French photojournalist Yan Morvan covered Northern Ireland in 1981 when Bobby Sands, a member of the I.R.A., died of a hunger strike. Mr. Morvan’s images are on exhibit at the Visa Pour l’Image festival in Perpignan, France, this week.

How We Came to Know His Fall – Witness

That is, until an image came in from Richard Drew, a photographer for the Associated Press. A man in a simple white shirt and black pant ensemble, with one leg bent, in the upper third. His frame symmetrically dividing the North and South tower. He was falling, arms by his side, seemingly resigned to his fate. And in that moment, Margaret O’Connor was both a sifter and potential victim of casualty.

Aden and Sanaa: A tale of two Yemeni cities – The Washington Post

Last May, photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli, on assignment for The Washington Post, visited Yemen, reporting on the humanitarian crisis resulting from the ongoing political conflict and the Saudi-led airstrikes that have rocked the country over the last few months and years. His work forms part of this year’s Visa pour l’Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. In the following text, Tugnoli reflects on the contrasting aspects of Yemen’s two major cities, Aden and Sanaa, which have found themselves at the center of the current political and humanitarian crises.