As Conservatives Gather, Anger at the News Media Runs Deep – The New York Times

This annual gathering is usually a moment to hammer out what divides the fractious conservative movement. What it has revealed so far is what unites it: contempt for “#fakenews” and the journalists that the former Breitbart News writer Ben Shapiro memorably described as “advocates of leftism, masquerading as objective truth-tellers.”

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead – The New York Times

“We came across this incredible sight,” Mr. Desfor said in 1997 for an A.P. oral history. “All of these people who are literally crawling through these broken-down girders of the bridge. They were in and out of it, on top, underneath, and just barely escaping the freezing water.”

The Rise of Fascism Captured in Photos – Feature Shoot

Photographer Espen Rasmussen has spent almost two years documenting the rise of far-right extremists not just in Germany, but all over Europe, from the Golden Dawn in Greece to neo-Nazis in Ukraine. Some, like the National Front in France and Britain First in the United Kingdom, have entered the political mainstream. Many sit in the EU Parliament, using the funds of an organization whose destruction they seek. And all draw from the memories of Europe’s fascist past, in the period between the two World Wars, seeking answers to Europe’s contemporary problems. By putting the Nazi paraphernalia of these groups so vividly on display, Rasmussen’s photographs force us to confront the reality that there are forces that want Europe to fall apart rather than pull together. It is sobering to realize how far and fast such hatred can travel.

17 Best Podcasts for Photographers – PhotoShelter Blog

Whether you’re looking to stay up-to-date on the latest gear, you need some inspiration, or you want to build a better photo business, there’s a podcast in this list for everyone on the spectrum of skill levels and interests. You’ll inevitably recognize many of the names, but there are also some you may not have heard of. All have the potential to teach and inspire and are hosted by people knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about the world of photography.

Davidson, Fosso, Women Photograph to be Honored at 2018 ICP Infinity Awards | PDNPulse

The International Center of Photography (ICP) will award Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson its Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Infinity Awards on April 9. ICP announced the winners of all the 2018 Infinity Awards yesterday.

Tara Wray – Too Tired for Sunshine « burn magazine

Too Tired for Sunshine is a photobook that confronts my own struggles with depression by documenting the beauty, darkness, and absurdity of everyday life. The images were made largely in my adopted home of Vermont between 2011-now. They offer a deeply personal interpretation of the Green Mountain State, juxtaposing familiar and picturesque tropes with more surreal, sometimes disquieting, subjects.

Journalist or Terrorist? Kashmir Photographer Is Jailed, Pending Answer – The New York Times

But the photographer, Kamran Yousuf, 21, has been stuck in jail since September — the victim, his friends and family say, of the Indian authorities’ strange and harsh definition of what a “real” journalist is.

Using Drones to Shoot War Zones

Photographer and director Joey L has been using camera drones to capture aerial photos and videos in conflict zones. Here’s a 21-minute talk he recently gave on his work at Hardwired NYC.

Should the Media Publish Photos of Gun Violence? – PhotoShelter Blog

The “common sense” position rejects publication of death photos out of respect for the victim and their families, but the truth is that the media has had an uncomfortable relationship with images of violence, murder and death almost since the inception of photography.

Photographer: Beware ImageRights International

Notable American photographer Kalliope Amorphous has published a warning to other photographers who are considering protecting their copyright using ImageRights International. She accuses the company of an “egregious grab” that forces photographers to use the company’s legal services.

This Is What It’s Really Like to Photograph the Olympics – Feature Shoot

Each of these journalists has moments they’ll remember for the rest of their lives; for Campbell, it was David Wells’ perfect game at Yankee Stadium in 1998, an event he almost missed. For Garcia, it was the 2005 Liverpool win at the UEFA Champions League Final in Istanbul. He’s has photographed football (soccer) games so intense they “sent shivers up his spine and brought tears to the eyes.”

On Photo Contests: Opinions Matter… but Please, Can’t We Be Civil?

I write a version of this story every year around this time: Photo Contest result time. And every year, it’s addressing the same grousing and whining and complaints about everything from non-diversified juries to images being too newsy or not newsy enough.

Proof of Existence Is Not Proof of Ownership – Thoughts of a Bohemian

There is a dangerous movement afoot; the idea that registration of your images on the blockchain is a cheap and simple alternative to registration with the United States Copyright Office.  It is not.

Beyond and Back – The Leica Camera Blog

Jeff Johnson’s latest climbing trips to Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Mountains with the Leica M-System

Incredibly Close (and Extremely Loud) – The New York Times

In David Rothenberg’s photos, the jetliners landing at La Guardia Airport are silent, imposing behemoths. For the Queens neighborhoods under the flight path, they are anything but silent.

João Pina – 46750 « burn magazine

46750 is a visual account of the last decade of the city. A grim portrait of the so-called “wonder city”, with all its contrasts and complexities. 46750 is also the number of homicides that occurred in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, an average of 13 homicides per day for the decade 2007-2016.

Depicting Poverty: Matt Black Pushes Documentary Photography to its Fullest Range – Reading The Pictures

Enter Matt Black, who has been doing really good work to document poverty in the US today. Note that I did not say “compelling” work or “powerful” work; frankly, I am sadly skeptical about the persuasive capacity of documentary photography today, and not because of the photographers. Even if the work does not persuade as it should, however, we need not let the venality and cowardice dominating politics and news media today keep us from learning. And Black has something to teach.