Why Elliott Erwitt Needs to Work

“I think if didn’t have the financial pressure, I would have done a lot better,” he said. “I would have made more movies. That’s easy to say now, but I probably would have spent more time doing worthy things.”

World Press Photo’s Inaccurate Statements and Fragmented Investigation

The World Press Photo Contest Technical Report is misleading when it comes to their investigation with regard to Hossein Fatemi’s case. The report states “… Lyon was dealing with primary sources, in contrast to Talaie’s collection of secondary accounts.” This is inaccurate and unnecessarily misleading. It leaves the impression that World Press Photo (WPP) is using this language to alter the facts. What do they mean by “primary sources” versus “Talaie’s … secondary accounts?” The same language was used by WPP’s officials on social media. I would expect that WPP, as a credible journalistic institution, to revise their report and investigation.

2017 World Press Photo Awards Fake News

This year the jury of the World Press Photo (WPP) awarded Iranian photographer, Hossein Fatemi, the second place for his long-term project titled ‘An Iranian Journey.’ Many who have directly interacted with Fatemi in Iran, Afghanistan, and other places consider his conduct unethical and ridicule his work as staged photojournalism.

Stefano Schirato – Where Shall I Go?

My work is actually made of two strands: on one hand, the story of a land, tormented by an underworld pollution, that’s sentencing the inhabitants to death. On the other hand, my purpose is to tell the story of its inhabitants: young children who died of cancer; inconsolable but courageous mothers, who unceasingly march and protest against this massacre; ill people, daily fighting to keep alive; teenagers who lost their parents and claim a better future

Jeff Koons Found Liable for Copyright Infringement. Again.

Bauret’s family sued Koons over a 1988 sculpture (shown at right) titled Naked, which closely copied a 1975 photograph by Bauret titled Enfants. The black-and-white photograph depicts two naked children holding hands. The Koons sculpture depicts two naked children with body positions and haircuts that are nearly identical to those in the photograph.

“The Communist Party is like the sun. Wherever it shines, it is bright.” A look at political messaging during China’s Cultural Revolution.

These are the lyrics of “The East is Red,” a song praising Mao Zedong that became China’s unofficial national anthem during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). These are also the words that inspired the title of photographer Sheila Zhao’s latest project “The East was Red,” which examines the power and prevalence of political messaging in photography from that time.

14&15 Mobile Photographers – #1415IRAN

Inviting the large number of Iranian followers of our Instagram page, we launched the hashtag, #1415IRAN, for six months, and collected over 16,000 images from more than 300 Instagramers. This reflected an incredible visual richness and provided eyewitness accounts of life, tastes, habits, entertainment, traditions, healthcare, women, family life, modernity, country life, religion, and street life from the people of Iran.

Finding Common Ground in Small-Town Georgia

Monroe, Ga., population 13,250, is an old cotton town that sits comfortably between Atlanta, about an hour to the west, and Athens, a half-hour east. Travelers might call it a highway exit, a pleasant pit stop between two of the state’s most popular cities, and leave it at that.

Stephanie Calabrese, a documentary photographer, sees it differently

The 2017 Women’s March Exhibition

On behalf of the Lenscratch staff, we are honored to share hundreds of images of a remarkable day in this massive ten part post, being celebrated today on International Women’s Day. We thank the many organizers around the globe and we hope this is a reminder of the day that women ruled the world

Ben Martin, Time Photographer Who Captured the 1960s, Dies at 86

Ben Martin, who as a Time magazine senior photographer immortalized Richard M. Nixon’s haggard 5 o’clock shadow, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s march to Montgomery, Ala., and John F. Kennedy’s grieving widow and children — evocative images that defined the 1960s — died on Feb. 10 at his home in Salisbury, N.C. He was 86.

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