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How “Women Photograph” Created a Different Year in Photos – PhotoShelter Blog

This is why I was fascinated by Women Photograph’s 2018 Year in Pictures – a compilation photographed and edited by women and non-binary visual storytellers. The collection of images felt qualitatively different to me. It’s not that the individual images were “better,” but I found myself surprised at what I was seeing in a way that I found both challenging and inspiring.

Life After Horrific Death for the Journalist James Foley – The New York Times

Mrs. Foley has a desperately keen understanding of what happens in a conflict zone. “Jim” was her son, the freelance photojournalist James W. Foley. He was kidnapped in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war, held hostage for 21 months and brutally murdered in 2014 by members of the Islamic State in an execution filmed by his captors and released online. Many remember his death, but his mother and Mr. McCallum, who is painting a series based on Mr. Foley’s work, want people to remember his chronicle of war, its human cost and his humanity.

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Mike Whiteley: Holiday Home Tour | LENSCRATCH

Mike Whiteley has a legacy of considering landscape, including the humorous human interventions that come with the holidays. Mike’s image of a woman’s head emerging from a field in Iowa garnered 1st Place (along with Boglárka Éva Zellei) in our 2018 Seeing is Believing Exhibition, jurored by Drew Nikonowicz. This sent me to his website where I discovered today’s project, Holiday Home Tour.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 21 December 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This is the final Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up for 2018 – this week it’s all about women photographers. In New York the exhibition Women Street Photographers features 75 photographers including eight Australians; in Ballarat Lumina Collective, an all women group, launches Echoes exhibition; and Women Photograph reports a stellar year of activities designed to elevate women photographers and close the gender gap.

Leica Gallery Los Angeles unveils “Digital Color” by renowned photographer Ralph Gibson – Leica Rumors

LOS ANGELES–Paying tribute to the milestone 80th birthday of renowned photographer Ralph Gibson, Digital Color will be presented by Leica Gallery Los Angeles through an exhibition and vernissage from January 17th, 2019 through February 24th, 2019. The exhibition will feature a series of captivating digital photographs taken by Gibson, who solely used a Leica Rangefinder and a 135mm Apo-Telyt-M lens to capture each image.

Tommaso Protti « burn magazine

“Terra Vermelha,” which means red earth, is essentially a portrait of the modern day Brazilian Amazon that explores and illustrates the intersecting social and environmental crises of the region, in the states of Pará, Amazonas, Maranhao, Rondonia and Roraima.

This Photo of a Girl Starving in Yemen Helped Define 2018 | Time

Mere days after her photograph was published in the New York Times, capturing the attention of millions across the world, Amal became one of the millions of Yemeni children who are falling like dead autumn leaves after four years of starvation, shelling, landmines and epidemics of preventable diseases.

Creating a Community of Latin American Women Photographers – The New York Times

She has been answering that question almost four years now, after she founded Foto Féminas, a digital platform and library that features a different photographer working in Latin America and the Caribbean each month. With her eye focused on their images and not on their credentials or contacts, Ms. Sanchis Bencomo has convened a virtual community of experienced and emerging photographers alike whose styles range from documentary and photojournalism to fine art and conceptual photography.

On Photo Contest Controversy & Criticism – PhotoShelter Blog

When money and prestige is on the line, some photographers will find a way to cheat, steal and lie to win. Photo contests have unfortunately been plagued with scandals ranging from image manipulations to questions about authenticity and ethics in dealing with a subject.

Zanele Muholi & The Women’s Mobile Museum: Who is Art For? | LENSCRATCH

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) introduced the The Women’s Mobile Museum – a year-long residency and apprenticeship program led by internationally renowned South African artist-activist Zanele Muholi in her first major US-based project: a collaboration with ten (10) women artists of different ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Beginning in September 2018, the artists and Muholi took their finished projects on the road in a six-month traveling exhibition that challenges social and economic barriers of the traditional art world and asks the question: Who is art for?

The Year In Pictures 2018 – The New York Times

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY is often meant to be consumed instantly, on paper, on our screens, in endless scrolling feeds. It tells us what the world looks like right at the moment. But it can lose much of its power that way — the power to seize us, to shake us awake, to interrupt the everyday. There is always a new image. Scenes of the present become instantly the past.

Juxtapoz Magazine – A Look Into “Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive”

It’s often been said that Alex Prager’s photography work is cinematic in approach and content. There is the sense of a movie still from a classic Hollywood production, the kinds of films that aren’t made anymore, but are glorified in a way that defines the celluloid history of Los Angeles. Perhaps that is why a surreal quality seems to surround each photo, because it creates uncertainty about whether you are following a narrative, or witnessing a frozen, yet epic moment.

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The six consumer imaging trends that stood out in 2018 – Kaptur

I’m a sucker for year-in-reviews, especially if they’re about soccer or speedskating (yes, really). So, with things slowing down before the holidays and a soon forthcoming CES that will bring us right back to the future, here are the six consumer imaging trends that I feel stood out this year.

Consider the Photo Contest Jury – PhotoShelter Blog

We recently launched the PhotoShelter Guide to Photo Contests 2019 – our annual look at contests around the world that we think are worth your consideration. And while our suggestions this year were heavily weighted towards contests with large cash prizes (a decision primarily motivated by contest winner feedback that suggests marketing exposure rarely translates to more work), we wanted to also discuss contest juries.

Not Just Khashoggi: Reprisal Killings of Journalists Surged This Year – The New York Times

Reprisal killings of journalists because of their work nearly doubled in 2018, bringing the total number of journalists killed on the job to the highest point in three years, a press advocacy group reported on Wednesday.

The Best Photo Books of 2018 – The New York Times

I think about my “year-end” list of photo books all through the year, poring over publishers’ catalogs. I’m sent many books and buy many others. I sift through hundreds of volumes. Each book is finally chosen on its own merits. This is not a list of “relevant” or “important” books. I care only for photo books that work, photo books that have somehow merged form and content to create a third thing, full of its own life, vital and resonant. Here are 10 that hit that mark for me in 2018.

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New Guide! The 2019 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests – PhotoShelter Blog

It’s time to admit that photo contests are not all created equal. In previous years, we rounded up roughly 40 of the top photo contests to provide deadlines, prize information, and more. This year we departed a bit from that approach and narrowed down our list to the 28 photo contests we think are worth considering. We look at factors like entry fees, submission rights, plus promised exposure and prizes.

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