Nuclear Nightmares

From PixelPress:

Photographer Robert Knoth and reporter Antoinette de Jong have documented the impact of nuclear radiation in these four regions since Spring 1999. A book of their work, Certificate No. 00358/Nuclear Devastation in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, the Urals and Siberia is to be published on April 18, 2006


Catching up with Alec Soth

From PDN, Alec Soth on his Niagra project:

I drive a van from home. I always stay in motels. I normally stay on the Canadian side. The only things I look for in a motel are wireless Internet and a windowless bathroom for changing film. When I ask the clerk if they have these two things, they usually give me a suspicious look.


Living with AIDS: Peru, by Larry Towell

From Magnum Photos, part one of photographer Larry Towell’s Living With AIDS photo essay, this one in Peru. As always, Towell’s eye is sharp.

Magnum – Nairobi

From Magnum Photos, David Alan Harvey’s Nairobi portraits:

Nairobi has grown from a sleepy, pretty British outpost twenty years ago to a bustling metropolis of four million people today. Kenya’s leaders are often accused of corruption, but nevertheless, the country shed it’s military dictatorship five years ago.
This is a portrait portfolio of a cross section of the powerful and the not so powerful. The eclectic mix makes up the colorful population of one of Africa’s most vibrant but problematic cities.

Traveling with Bush

From Christopher Morris of the photo agency VII:

This is my personal look into the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan in March 2006.


Congo: Nachtwey photo essay

From the photo agency VII:

The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have ended in 2004, but every week, hundreds of people continue to die, most from illnesses easily treatable in times of peace. In a country where cholera, ebola, malaria, and even the plague are endemic, war turned disease into a slow-burning weapon of mass destruction. James Nachtwey visited the DRC in the summer of 2005 and witnessed the pain and suffering of the Congolese, the horrors of war, the ravages of disease, the dead and the dying.


The Web This Morning

Photography – Olivier Rebbot, gallery link after Peter Howe introduction

Photography – John Ficara’s Black Farmers in America

Photography Dispatch – Iraqi Special Police Commandos by Guy Calaf

Film Review – Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

Photography – Idols + Believiers by Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Artist – Christian-themed artist Thomas Kinkade is accused of ruthless tactics and seamy personal conduct

Balkans – Milan Babic kills himself

Punk Rock – Riot at British Invasion concert

The Web This Morning

Artist – Megan Whitmarsh (especially look at the embroidery)

Photography – Anti-racist demonstration in Paris, by Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Wired – Scenes from the MySpace backlash

NYT – Another White House briefing, another day of mutual mistrust

NYT – Dungeon masters in cyberspace, D&D MMORPG

NYT – Army to pay Halliburton unit most costs disputed by audit

NYT – Chaos in Iraq sends shock waves across Middle East

NYT – Cyberthieves silently copy as you type

NYT – Presidential passage through India, quickly

The Web This Morning

Photos – Antonin Kratochvil’s Troubles in the Niger Delta

PDN – Photo groups lobby to protect copyright orphans

PDN – From darkroom to classroom

BBC – Al Qaeda attack on Saudi oil facility

Balkans, BBC – 10,000 SRS members hold pro-Mladic rally in Belgrade

National Review – William F. Buckley Jr. on Iraq

NYT – US supbpoenas 2 Dow writers, then backs off

NYT – Taking spying to a higher level

NYT – Armed group shuts down part of Nigeria’s oil output

NYT – Arabs tell Rice violence like Iraq’s could spread

The Web This Morning

Photos – War photography shot within first-person-shooters

Photos – Matt Holloway, a photo each day of the year

Art/Video – The Twisted Films of the artist PES

Humor – Despair.Com Demotivating Posters 🙁

NYT – Carlotta Gall: Afghanistan producing bumper crop of heroin

NYT – Wal-Mart chief executive’s postings on internal management website