Alec Soth’s reedition of Sleeping by the Mississippi – The Eye of Photography

Sleeping by The Mississippi by Alec Soth is one of the defining publications in the photobook era. First published by Steidl in 2004, it was American photographer Alec Soth’s first book, sold through three editions, and established him as one of the leading lights of contemporary photographic practice. This MACK edition launches to coincide with the first exhibition in London dedicated to the series at Beetles+Huxley gallery, and includes two photographs that were not included in the previous versions of the book.

Southeast Asia’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis Reaches a Terrible Peak – The Atlantic

The United Nations Refugee Agency now reports that more than 420,000 people have fled Burma (also known as Myanmar) since August 24. The refugees, mostly Rohingya Muslims, crossed into Bangladesh to escape the violence in Burma’s western Rakhine state—a situation the U.N. now describes as ethnic cleansing. Bangladeshi authorities are being overwhelmed by the new arrivals, and those crammed into the rain-soaked official and makeshift refugee camps are becoming desperate for food, water, and other basic needs. The refugees fled their homes in Burma after a series of Rohingya insurgent attacks on Burmese police last month were met with a strong government response and the burning of thousands of Rohingya homes. The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority living in parts of a hostile and overwhelmingly Buddhist Burma.

Global Voices and Emerging Photographers at Photoville – The New York Times

Photoville, the temporary community of duplexes made by four-ton steel shipping containers underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, is featuring the work of 11 up-and-coming photographers from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States, displayed on four-foot wooden cubes. The photographers were chosen from participants in this year’s New York Portfolio Review — a free event sponsored by The New York Times Lens blog and The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

ART + SCIENCE: Damon Sauer and Julie Anand | LENSCRATCH

Damon Sauer and Julie Anand are collaborative artists based in Phoenix, Arizona who began working together in 2005. In their most recent project, entitled Ground Truth: Corona Landmarks, photographs of the Sonoran desert are digitally blended and juxtaposed with white lines arching through the sky that represent the paths of existing satellites.

Photographer Jashim Salam: My City Is Flooding | PhotoShelter Blog

“The climate change story I want to tell is about the tidal flooding in Chittagong, a city I’m deeply connected to,” says photojournalist Jashim Salam. Chittagong is the second largest city in Bangladesh, with more than 2.5 million people. It’s also Jashim’s hometown.

They look at us with hope, but we can only document their despair | | Al Jazeera

None of the other refugees here pays her much attention. They are too busy with their own sorrows, their own desperate attempts to survive. But a few local men gather, surrounding her. They take out their phones to film and photograph her as she cries.

I feel sickened, disgusted by the scene, by the idea that people can feel so detached from the suffering before them that they would choose to record it rather than offer comfort.

I feel sick because surely this is what I, as one of the hundreds of journalists who have descended upon the refugee camps here, have been doing.

Q&A: Yancey Richardson on Gender Diversity in the Art World | PDNPulse

A study published this spring by The City University of New York’s Guttman College argued that the art world remains predominantly white and male. Nearly 70 percent of the artists represented at 45 prominent New York galleries were male, the study suggested.

The iPhone X and Digital Lighting Will Change Photography Yet Again

There’s a feature tucked away in the new iPhones that doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of traction, but it represents a massive sea change in photography. It’s the “Portrait Lighting” mode, and it’s the second shot across the bows of traditional photography from the world of computational photography.

EFF to Court: The First Amendment Protects the Right to Record First Responders | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The First Amendment protects the right of members of the public to record first responders addressing medical emergencies, EFF argued in an amicus brief filed in the federal trial court for the Northern District of Texas. The case, Adelman v. DART, concerns the arrest of a Dallas freelance press photographer for criminal trespass after he took photos of a man receiving emergency treatment in a public area.

Photos of the Earthquake in Mexico City – The Atlantic

On September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City, rattling skyscrapers and sending millions into the streets. Reuters was reporting at least 60 deaths across several Mexican states. Coincidentally, Tuesday was the 32nd anniversary of the devastating 1985 Mexico City earthquake, an occasion that led to many first responders and volunteers already being gathered outside, taking part in earthquake-preparedness drills. Below, some early images of the still-unfolding disaster in Mexico City.

Claude Iverné, the Sudanese fox – The Eye of Photography

After the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, Aperture, in New York, is featuring an exhibition of the 2015 HCB Award winner: an oeuvre spanning twenty years of a dune wanderer.

Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline – The Eye of Photography

In On the Frontline, her new book published by Aperture, influential photographer Susan Meiselas provides an insightful personal commentary on the trajectory of her career—on her ideas and processes, and her decisions as a photographer. Applying a sociological training to the practice of witness journalism, she compares her process to that of an archaeologist, piecing together shards of evidence to build a three-dimensional cultural understanding of her subjects.

Women Work ‘A World of Smoke’ in the Ivory Coast – The New York Times

As Joana Choumali learned when she began documenting the women in 2013, men are happy to sell wood, San Pedro’s largest export, and let women keep the filthy, back-breaking work of making charcoal. Ms. Choumali, a freelance documentary and fine art photographer from Abidjan, the nation’s capital, was on an assignment in San Pedro when she first spotted the phenomenon.

Seeking ethics in visual tech – Kaptur

If we want A.I. to be truly intelligent and useful, we should require, as a prerequisite, that it follows the same ethical rules that have guided humanity. Otherwise, it will destroy what has been at the core foundation of human progress. And because image recognition is one of the most visible cases of A.I. implementation, it should lead the way by example.

Looking for the Soul of Abkhazia – The New York Times

But Abkhazia — which, in the local language, means “land of the soul”— is more than its decay and its disputed political status, said the Russian photographer Ksenia Kuleshova. She began photographing there in 2015 as an undergraduate at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover, Germany, and has returned three times since to work on an ongoing project.

PDN Video: Natalie Keyssar on Sexism in the Photo Industry | PDNPulse

Photojournalist Natalie Keyssar discusses how women (and photographers of color) are denied the same opportunities as white men in the photo industry, and why that needs to change. “It robs everyone, including white men, of the ability to understand other perspectives. In such a terribly polarized country as we’re in today, lack of empathy is a violent, destructive force that’s reinforced by a homogeny of perspective,” she says.

Four Photographers Honored in the 2017 Ian Parry Scholarship Award

Sharafat Ali has won the 2017 Ian Parry Scholarship, the board of the scholarship program announced yesterday. Ali, who is based in Kashmir and covers conflict, politics, faith and daily life in the region, won the Award for Achievement for his work on anti-India protests in the region.

Getty Announces 2017 Editorial Grant Winners | PDNPulse

Getty Images has awarded grants of $10,000 each to five photographers to support personal documentary projects of “universal importance,” the photo agency announced on September 7. The editorial grant winners are:
Alejandro Cegarra for “Living with Hugo Chavez’s Legacy”
Paula Bronstein for “The Cost of War”
Antonio Faccilongo for “Habibi”
Barbara Peacock for “American Bedroom”
Alessandro Penso for “The Deal”

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