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The NPPA Confronts Issues of Diversity and Inclusion within Photojournalism – PhotoShelter Blog

Diversity, inclusion and representation have become increasingly salient topics as many organizations – from government to restaurants – grapple with a generational shift that is forcing a re-examination of institutional bias, racism, sexual harassment and assault, misogyny and more. After many years of “open secrets” in the photojournalism industry, a scathing report from the Columbia Journalism Review revealed how pervasive and insidious the issues are within the industry.

Discovering contemporary Mexico beyond the daily headlines: The images of Graciela Iturbide – The Washington Post

Which is why 2019 is the appropriate year for the world to discover Graciela Iturbide, who now has extensive exhibitions in Boston and Mexico City. For a half-century, Iturbide has traveled across her own country with a camera loaded with black-and-white film. She has taken pictures that are often described as dreamlike, surreal or painterly, but those words fall short.

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, Day 5 | LENSCRATCH

We are continuing our feature of images and text from Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South today, with an essay by author, editor, and southern food aficionado John T. Edge.

Vision Slightly Blurred – A New PhotoShelter Podcast – PhotoShelter Blog

We love photography, but we’re also pretty fond of podcasts. And yes, there are a lot of wonderful photo-specific podcasts out there, but they tend to focus on gear, business, or photographer interviews.

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Seven Years on the Margins in Rural Mississippi | The New Yorker

The small city of Greenwood, Mississippi, at the eastern fringe of the Delta, is home to the historic black neighborhood of Baptist Town. The area is known for its contribution to the blues—musicians like Robert Johnson and David (Honeyboy) Edwards played there—and for housing some of the city’s poorest residents. According to census data, forty-eight per cent of Greenwood’s black residents live in poverty, compared to eleven per cent of white residents. Baptist Town, an enclave of mobile homes and shotgun shacks, cut off from the rest of the city by train tracks, has the feeling of being stuck in time. In the 2011 film “The Help,” it was used as a stand-in for Mississippi during Jim Crow.

A Devastating Portrait of Genocide in Myanmar – Feature Shoot

In March 2008, Bengali photographer, educator, and activist Saiful Huq Omi traveled to a refugee camp, and spent ten days there, conducting hundreds of interviews. What he learned on that fateful trip would change his life forevermore. Over the next decade, Omi entered a shadow world where evil and chaos reign. His determination to bring light to the plight of the Rohingya rendered him one of them, both in spirit and in flesh, becoming a target for persecution himself.

US Govt Tracking Photojournalists with Secret Database, Leaked Docs Reveal

The US government has a secret database through which it’s tracking people tied to the migrant caravan, according to newly leaked documents, and found on the list are a number of photojournalists.

U.S. Border Agents Targeting Photojournalists at Southern Border | PDNPulse

According to a report by San Diego media outlet 7 Investigates, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials created a secret database of journalists, lawyers and other immigration advocates who were reporting on or working with members of the migrant caravan.

Leica Q2: A 47MP, 4K Weather-Sealed Full-Frame Compact Camera

“The Leica Q2 is the quintessential tool for available light photography, rain or shine, that promises to carry the torch of its predecessor forward to new heights and possibilities without making sacrifices,” Leica says.

Leica Q2 camera officially announced – Leica Rumors

The Leica Q2 camera is now officially announced. The US price is $4,995 (only in black finish). The main specifications are:

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, Day 4 | LENSCRATCH

For the fourth day of our weeklong feature of images and text from Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, the photographs are accompanied by an essay by historian, author, film-maker, and all around expert on the South, William Ferris.

Yorgos Yatromanolakis – The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings « burn magazine

‘The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings’ arose from my unforeseen return to my homeland and my residence there for four years. Isolated in the countryside of the island, I was constantly confronted with my traumatic past, my memories and myself.

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, Day 3 | LENSCRATCH

On the third day of our weeklong feature of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, the images are accompanied by an essay authored by Eleanor Heartney. Eleanor is a contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for such other publications as Artnews, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post and The New York Times. She received the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism in 1992. Her books include: Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads (Cambridge University Press, 1997); Postmodernism (Cambridge University Press, 2001); Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art (Midmarch Arts Press, 2004); Defending Complexity: Art, Politics and the New World Order (Hard Press Editions, 2006) and Art and Today (Phaidon Press Inc., 2008), a survey of contemporary art of the last 25 years from Phaidon. She is a co-author of After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art(Prestel Publishing, 2007), which won the Susan Koppelman Award. Heartney is a past President of AICA-USA, the American section of the International Art Critics Association. In 2008 she was honored by the French government as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, Day 2 | LENSCRATCH

Nikky Finney is a renowned poet and educator originally from South Carolina who “involves herself in the day-to-day battles for truth and justice” while also guiding MFA students in her capacity as Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, among other appointments at the university.

The Best Photos From the 76th Pictures of the Year International – The New York Times

Fabio Bucciarelli was named Photographer of the Year and Jessica Phelps won Newspaper Photographer of the Year. The New York Times was cited for excellence in photo editing.

Obituary: Reuters Photographer Yannis Behrakis, 58 | PDNPulse

Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis, who led a team of photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for coverage of Europe’s migrant refugee crisis, died March 2 of cancer, according to Reuters. He was 58.

Egyptian Photog Shawkan to Serve 5 More Years in Jail with Daytime Furlough | PDNPulse

Photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, was released from prison in Egypt on March 4, more than five years after he was arrested and more than a year after prosecutors had sought the death penalty in his case. However his release carries conditions: He has to report to a police station every day for the next five years and spend every night in jail.

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