An Interview with Photographer Joe McNally

Joe McNally is a photographer and a storyteller. The word photography comes from Greek and means to write with light. That, in a nutshell, is what McNally does: he a writes with light, whether it be daylight or Speedlight. And for a student who started out as a writing major and ended up being a photographer, that is just the perfect result.

Inside one photographer’s powerful catalogue of the human condition – The Washington Post

This installment of In Sight’s series, “PHOTOGRAPHERS edit PHOTOGRAPHERS,” pairs Francesco Zizola and Pep Bonet from the international photo agency NOOR. Italian photographer Zizola has selected images from Spanish photographer Bonet’s extensive archive of projects.

The Lumen Seed: Records of a search in the Australian desert by Judith Crispin – The Eye of Photography

Judith Crispin is many things; a poet, photographer and scholar, as well as a mother, friend and daughter. She is also a cancer survivor. Just as these labels don’t define her, neither do the photographs and stories in her book define those who are featured. Rather, Judith Crispin gives a glimpse into moments that when combined provide a picture that is far more expansive in its storytelling than one image, one poem, one narrative can ever be.

Caltech Made a Sensor That Could Be the Lensless Camera of the Future

The brainiacs at Caltech have produced something really cool: an imaging chip that produces an image from light sensors… without lenses. It’s a chip that could be the birth of the future of photography.

Trent Parke and Narelle Autio’s The Summation of Force – The Adelaide Review

The traditional Aussie backyard meets David Lynch in a sports science lab, it’s safe to say cricket has never appeared as ethereal and visually rich as it does in the stunning trailer for the much-anticipated new work by the husband and wife team of Trent Parke and Narelle Autio.

Laguna Beach Edits ‘Non-Commercial’ Photo Permit After Outcry

OC Weekly reports that Laguna Beach decided to change its photo policy language after people complained about the confusing wording, which was broad enough to require payment for all forms of personal photography.

The free women of Sonja Hamad – The Eye of Photography

It is said that death at the hands of a woman deters a martyr from entering paradise. One third of all Kurdish fighters in Western Kurdistan are women. Unafraid of death and fulfilled by their passion for their homeland and their love for their families and people, these women muster up the courage to face the heavily armed IS in Syria. One of their most recent victories includes the recapturing of the City of Kobane in northern Syria from the IS. These women refuse to succumb to the patriarchal view of the role of women that regards women as objects, trapped in their homes, and upholding the family’s honor. It is without exaggeration to say that one could describe the current Kurdish feminist movement viewed from a military, ideological, and organizational perspective as the world’s strongest movement on behalf of the rights of women. This series by Sonja Hamad entitled Jin – Jiyan – Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom) pays them homage.

Kirill Golovchenko, Out of the Blue – The Eye of Photography

As a kid, Kirill Golovchenko spent a lot of time on the beach and most of the summer in a seaside holiday home. He took a swimming tyre and shot photos through it. The circular image this created reminded him of a ship’s porthole.

Gay Life in New York, Between Oppression and Freedom – The New York Times

Luis Carle sees himself, and his work, as a bridge — between the gay and straight communities, between the younger and older generations of the L.G.B.T. community, and between past and the present. The Puerto Rican photographer was 17 when came out in San Juan in 1980, and in subsequent years witnessed the AIDS crisis, the culture wars, and the march toward broader L.G.B.T. rights. All along, he made pictures of his community and the seismic waves that were reshaping it.

The Persistent Conscience of Magnum Photojournalists | The New Yorker

Since its formation, in 1947, the Magnum photo agency, or, more accurately, the work of its photographers, has contributed to the formation of a shared visual consciousness. Many of the definitive images of the past half century were taken by Magnum photographers, even if we never knew their names: W. Eugene Smith’s photos of an exhausted country doctor, taken in 1948; Raymond Depardon’s picture of Lee Evans raising a black power salute, at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics; the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, chronicled by Mark Power; Paolo Pellegrin’s harrowing portraits of refugees making a desperate crossing from Libya to Europe, in 2015. Magnum photographers, it seems, have always been there to document a moment of crisis, a moment for change.

Photojournalists: On Doing the Right Thing | PDN Online

For PDN’s issue on Ethics and Photography (July), we interviewed five photojournalists and a veteran editor about the principles that guide the choices they’ve made while covering stories, and how they view their responsibilities to both subjects and audience. Their perspectives vary, and the topics they discussed are wide-ranging. Excerpts can be found in PDN‘s July issue, and we are also posting full text of their interviews here. Click below to read the full interviews.

Riding With the Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram – The New York Times

This year, I spent most of the month of January in northeastern Nigeria on a reporting trip for The Times Magazine with the writer Sarah Topol to tell the story of boys abducted by Boko Haram and forced to become child soldiers. During this time, I was also able to photograph parts of the conflict that are rarely seen, including a night patrol with Nigerian soldiers and a road that was attacked by Boko Haram the day before.

Eugene Richards, master of political photography – The Eye of Photography

Eugene Richards’s photographs speak to the most profound aspects of human experience: birth, death, and the grinding effects of systemic poverty. His style is unflinching yet poetic, and his photographs are deeply rooted in the texture of lived experience. Through his photographs, writings, and moving image works, Richards confronts challenging subjects with an impassioned honesty that can be simultaneously controversial, lyrical, beautiful, and melancholy. Ultimately, Richards’s photographs illuminate aspects of American society that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Prix Pictet Winner Richard Mosse Arrested At Anti-Refugee Rally | PDNPulse

Mosse says he was on the island to film an episode of Bloomberg’s “Brilliant Ideas” series. He was observing an anti-immigrant rally when he was arrested by undercover Greek police. In an Instagram post, Mosse says he was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed and taken to jail.

Meet a Photographer Whose Camera is Focused on President Trump

Andrew Harnik is a photographer for the Associated Press who’s one of the people responsible for covering the President of the United States. In this 5.5-minute episode of Format’s InFrame documentary series, we get an insight into Harnik’s life behind a lens trained on President Trump.

Vichy : Modds, A French portraitists’ agency – The Eye of Photography

In the landscape of photographers’ agencies, Modds, founded in 2011, is unique. It is run by an unusual team of two young women activists who fiercely defend their artists—eighteen portraitists with strong personalities who continuously sweep the front pages of the most prestigious magazines, such as Vanity Fair, Figaro Madame, as well as Libération and the Inrocks

Vichy : Stephen Shames, Power to the people – The Eye of Photography

During the years 1960/70, Stephen Shames was the loyal chronicler of the “Black Panther Party”, the African-American emancipation movement that invented some radical forms of opposition. Faithful fellow traveler of the movement, during seven years Stephen Shames produced images that retraced the daily lives of a people on the move: debates, clothing and food distributions, protest demonstrations, confrontations, funerals… After that, for twenty years, Stephen Shames documented life in the Bronx

Vichy : Liu Bolin, Camouflage and Confrontation – The Eye of Photography

Master of camouflage, Liu Bolin uses his body to literally melt into his chosen background and produce some amazing photos. For more than ten years, this artist who seems to pass through walls has used the same modus operandi. With the help of his assistants who paint him from head to toe, he hides in supermarket shelves, the door of a safe, a pile of coal, a newspaper kiosk display. This rare retrospective of his work enables the public to discover his spectacular images, which are also works of resistance. In becoming this “invisible man” who shows up where he is not expected, Liu Bolin affirms his stubborn and insubordinate presence in a world that tends to deny the uniqueness of everyone’s destiny.

Elton Gllava – Where The Crows Would Have Sung « burn magazine

“Had it not been for the chrome, here the crows would have sung” said the old man by the side of the dusty road. He spoke of Bulqizë, and of its people who work in the mines. Bulqizë is a small town in North-East Albania known as the town of the miners . Following the discovery of chrome there in 1939 and the opening of the first mines in 1948, Bulqizë has now become the world’s third largest producer of this mineral.The

Anytown, U.S.A. — in Saudi Arabia – The New York Times

Ayesha Malik had a pretty idyllic childhood. She spent her days biking down tree-lined streets past green lawns and modest houses, going to softball practice and writing fan letters to Leonardo DiCaprio. It would have been fairly standard Norman Rockwell Americana — if it hadn’t taken place in an enclosed compound in Saudi Arabia operated by the world’s largest oil company.

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