Looking at the war in Syria through a Syrian photographer’s eyes – The Washington Post

For most of the war, journalists have had trouble getting into the country because of the dangers. Many have been kidnapped and killed. And, of course, Syrian journalists have been working under extraordinarily dangerous conditions. Photojournalist Hosam Katan is one of those Syrian journalists, and his new book, “Yalla Habibi: Living with War in Aleppo’” (Kehrer Verlag, 2018), takes us into the conflict that has been ravaging his country for nearly a decade.

The Winning Photos of Nat Geo’s Travel Photographer of the Year 2018

National Geographic has announced the winning photos of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 photo contest. The grand prize was awarded to Japanese photographer Reiko Takahashi, who captured an underwater photo of a humpback whale calf’s tail.

Magnum Photos Names 5 New Nominees | PDNPulse

Sim Chi Yin (Singapore)
Gregory Halpern (USA)
Rafal Milach (Poland)
Lua Ribeira (Spain)
Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa)

Take a Photo Here – The New York Times

We carry the cameras built into our phones around all the time, and the resulting flood of images says something about what people, in the aggregate, like to photograph. There are sunsets, meals, selfies, babies, dogs from dog people, cats by cat persons. There are distinctly contemporary ways of taking pictures at a party or of photographing landscapes. Originality, always hard to come by, is getting harder.

Getty deletes gallery of World Cup’s ‘sexiest fans’ after criticism | Football | The Guardian

Picture agency Getty has come under fire from campaigners and social media users after publishing, then deleting, a gallery of what it deemed the “sexiest” fans at the World Cup.

The Daily Edit – Runner’s World: Mark Davis | A Photo Editor

If you have ever been to running or sporting events, you know that there are so many colors involved. As I started to shoot this project, it became clear to me that there were frames that just wouldn’t work in color. Neon can be visually overwhelming and really distract the viewer from the subject in the frame. Shooting in black and white gave me the freedom to focus more on form and shapes and not worry about a neon jacket or jersey completely ruining an image.

Annika Derksen – De Rijs « burn magazine

I have worked on a project named ‘De Rijs’ revolving around the book The Voyage of Saint Brendan. The novel revolves around Saint Brendan an Irish Monk from Galway. According to legend he read a book on the miracles of creation and decided it was untrue. He therefore chose to burn the book; as a result an angel came to punish him. Saint Brendan was sent on a voyage in search for the truth. Amongst the company of various pilgrims, he set of to navigate around the world for the next nine years. He recorded his travel by writing down all that he encountered, which were in fact a lot of the matters he had first read about in the book he burned. Nowadays the story of Saint Brendan is also considered as a metaphor. In short the mentally arduous journey one has to go through in order to arrive safe and sound in paradise.

Daniel W. Coburn: Becoming a Specter | LENSCRATCH

There is magic in the work of Daniel W. Coburn. I have been a devoted disciple of his work, sharing his projects (and book) on Lenscratch, in classes and thinking about particular images for way too long. Daniel’s new series, Becoming a Specter, is an exciting extension of his earlier projects, this time creating a body of work that is other-worldly, filled with mystery and beauty and the wonder of light and water and being connected to the natural world, and more importantly, himself. The image below is breathtaking, referencing the past but is uniquely his own, sensual and timeless in the best way.

The Voodoo Child – The Leica Camera Blog

Corentin Fohlen in Haiti with the Leica M-P

Apply to the Ian Perry Scholarship for Young Photojournalists – Feature Shoot

The Ian Parry Scholarship, described by the renowned photographer Marcus Bleasdale as “the single most important photography award for young photojournalists,” is now open for entries. Founded by Aidan Sullivan, former Picture Editor of The Sunday Times, the award remembers Ian Parry, a generous and courageous photojournalist who died in Romania in 1989 at the age of twenty-four. At the time of his passing, Parry was documenting the fall of Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu. In the last 28 years, the scholarship has served as an enduring reminder of the power of images to herald change.

How Facebook tried to block distribution of a blockbuster story | Poynter

Reveal’s Byard Duncan thought he could spend $150 to promote the story to a wider group of the 170,000 readers that Reveal helped create on Facebook — but which Facebook has limited its access to. The promotion of the story was important as the administration planned a vast expansion of these migrant centers and internment camps.

Facebook said no.

How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media – The New York Times

The pearl bracelet arrived in May 2014, in the spring of Ali Watkins’s senior year in college, a graduation gift from a man many years her senior. It was the sort of bauble that might imply something more deeply felt than friendship — but then again, might not.

Adobe Using AI to Spot Photoshopped Photos

Adobe’s software has been widely used for many years now as a tool to create fake photos, but now the company is developing software for the other side: it’s using AI to spot photo manipulations to aid in the war against fake photos.

Article 13 : What does it mean for photos ? – Kaptur

Just this past week, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to EU’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Among which is included the infamous Article 13 which ” creates an obligation on information society service providers storing and giving access to large amounts of works and other subject-matter uploaded by their users to take appropriate and proportionate measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rightsholders and to prevent the availability on their services of content identified by rightsholders in cooperation with the service providers”.

Crying Toddler in Iconic Photo Never Separated from Mother

One of the most talked about photos in the ongoing immigration debate has been Getty Images photographer John Moore’s iconic photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl crying at the feet of her mother and a border patrol agent. It has become a symbol in the debate over family separations, but it has now come to light that the girl was never separated from her mother.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 22 June 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up celebrates Refugee Week (17-23 June), by showcasing stories from three photographers whose recent work focuses on refugees, the Rohingya crisis Patrick Brown, and Paul Choy and Magnus Wennman, Syria.

The Transformative Nature of the Photographs of Diane Arbus – The New York Times

Diane Arbus’s portfolio “A Box of Ten Photographs” was pivotal in the acceptance of photography by the art world. A book published by Aperture and the Smithsonian American Art Museum examines the portfolio and its impact.

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