The Visual Evidence of Climate Change | PhotoShelter Blog

Here, four photographers —Julie Dermansky,  Jashim Salam, Caroline Bennett, and Kike Calvo —  share what they’ve documented firsthand: destructive storms in the South, tidal flooding in Bangladesh, the effects of oil drilling in the Amazon, and the melting Arctic. We’re proud to support photographers like these so they can share the stories of our world.

Facebook’s war on free will | Technology | The Guardian

In reality, Facebook is a tangle of rules and procedures for sorting information, rules devised by the corporation for the ultimate benefit of the corporation. Facebook is always surveilling users, always auditing them, using them as lab rats in its behavioural experiments. While it creates the impression that it offers choice, in truth Facebook paternalistically nudges users in the direction it deems best for them, which also happens to be the direction that gets them thoroughly addicted. It’s a phoniness that is most obvious in the compressed, historic career of Facebook’s mastermind.

Photographers edit photographers: Nina Berman’s ‘frighteningly intelligent’ imagery – The Washington Post

This post is part of the In Sight series, “PHOTOGRAPHERS edit PHOTOGRAPHERS.” In this installment, NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa edits the work of her colleague, Nina Berman.

Tom M. Johnson: Pittsburgh Parking Lot Booths And Their Attendants | LENSCRATCH

Photographer Tom M. Johnson is a long time west coast friend who moved to Pittsburgh a couple of years ago. Like any transplant or immigrant, it was at first, difficult to make the transition. As a editorial and advertising portrait photographer and an artist, it required him to reset his compass and focus, but most importantly what Tom packed in his suitcase was his curiosity and humanity. Many of Tom’s personal projects focus on place–one of my favorites is about his childhood neighborhood of Lakewood, California, where he walked the streets capturing neighbors and strangers and details of daily life.  In Pittsburgh, he is back walking the streets with two projects, one of making portraits of a broad range of Pittsburgh residents with Pittsburgh Stories, and the second, a poignant typology of Pittsburgh Parking Lot Booths And Their Attendants featured today.

Paul Kessel: The Last Stop: Portraits of Coney Island | LENSCRATCH

Photographer Paul Kessel has those abilities, as his work reflects layered seeing of tableaus of every day life–small moments of complexity that reveal one story after another and keep the eye moving. A native New Yorker, for the past decade Paul has traversed the city for hours each day in search of visual inspiration–he looks for light, for intimacy and the big picture. For this series, he concentrates on Coney Island and while the work feels very contemporary, it is steeped in the history of street photography of that region. 

Bending the Frame: photography and imaging for social action – The Eye of Photography

Examining how photography and imaging can drive social action and change is the theme behind Bending the Frame, a new exhibition on view at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Gulf + Western Gallery. Based upon a book of the same name by Fred Ritchin, dean emeritus of the International Center of Photography, Bending the Frame presents photography, video, film, books, and internet-based projects by a variety of U.S.-based and international photographers and visual artists. As with the book that inspired it, the exhibition presents strategies within visual art, documentary, and journalistic photography that, when combined with contemporary art practices, “bend the frame” with the intention of creating greater social impact and a wider discussion that may then lead to social change. Featured artists include Debi Cornwall, on torture at Guantánamo; the French-based collective #Dysturb, on contemporary events; Tim Hetherington’s video “Diary” on the idiosyncratic life of the war correspondent; Jennifer Karady on US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan; Gideon Mendel on worldwide flooding and climate change; Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz on the vagaries of Internet imagery; and more.

Leonard Freed: Six Stories – The Eye of Photography

Steven Kasher Gallery in New York, presents Leonard Freed: Six Stories, a survey of the work of the one of the leading American photographers of the post-war era. Culled from Freed’s extensive archive, this exhibition presents over 75 black and white images from six of the photographer’s most important bodies of work. The exhibition shows Freed’s six earliest and most personal stories. Two examine his Jewish roots, in Brooklyn and in Israel. Two portray blacks in white America, people with whom he identified strongly. Two portray the defeated enemies of the recent World War, as Freed seeks to come to terms with them. To each of these stories Freed brought a singular humanist vision, a concern for individuals that is both politically sophisticated and morally engaged.

Powerful Photography Hold Up: Getty Experts on Influential Images | Observer

In today’s age of smartphones and Instagram, anyone can be a photographer and share images instantly. This might create the illusion that the role of the professional photographer—or professional photography as a whole—is dying, that it has been watered down. But when major events transpire, photojournalists are already there on the frontline, fitting into a few frames a whole story to be shared with those not present. Their images connect and allow the world to visually experience these events, no matter the distance.

‘There used to be only two camps. Now there are hundreds’: A photographer’s account of the Rohingya refugee crisis – The Washington Post

Only two miles separate Burma, or Myanmar, from Bangladesh’s Shahporir Island, where the river Naf flows into the Bay of Bengal. Two miles of water that represent, for Rohingya refugees, the last rampart before relative safety.

Photojournalist Covering Rohingya Crisis for GEO Detained by Bangladeshi Authorities | PDNPulse

Photographer Minzayar Oo, who was reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh on assignment for GEO magazine, was detained with his assistant Hkun Lat on September 7, according to Oo’s agency, Panos Pictures. The two men have been accused of espionage. Police say the journalists entered the country on tourist visas rather than journalist visas, and are charging the pair with “false impersonation” and providing false information, according to a report by the Daily Mail. Panos reports that Oo and Lat have been denied bail, and the agency has called on authorities to release both men immediately.

Promising 24-year-old photographer arrested in Turkey | Arts | DW | 14.09.2017

After 12 days of detention in an Istanbul police station, Turkish photo journalist Cagdas Erdogan was formally arrested on Wednesday according to his agency “140journos” and the Stockholm Center for Freedom.

Press Council writes to NIA, J&K police on arrest of photojournalist | The Indian Express

The Press Council of India (PCI) has served a notice on the NIA, Jammu and Kashmir police chief and the state chief secretary, expressing concern over the arrest of Kamran Yousuf, a freelance photojournalist, on the suspicion that he is a stone thrower who attacked security personnel. The PCI has sought replies from the agency and the officials within two weeks.

Nikon Picked 32 Photographers to Promote a Camera. All 32 Were Men. – The New York Times

To promote a new camera, Nikon enlisted 32 photographers from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to try it out and tell their stories on the company’s website.

But Nikon couldn’t — or didn’t — find any women to participate. All 32 were men.

The iPhone X deep-dive – Why this phone will disrupt the mobile imaging ecosystem – Kaptur

What makes the iPhone X unique isn’t its design (I am personally of the opinion that Apple’s design has been uninspired for years), or even its massively immersive 5.8″ OLED screen – it is the machine learning, depth imaging sensors and processors that set it apart and justify the phone’s $999 entry price point. The iPhone X is a groundbreaking device that gives us a window into the future of mobile imaging.

Fresh: 15 Photographers at the Los Angeles Center of Photography | LENSCRATCH

Tonight, at LACP, we open an exhibition to celebrate their efforts, FRESH: 15 Personal Projects with work by Miguel Angel Berjarano, Ladini Conder, Sheri Determan, Beth Dubber, Nancy Edelstein, Carol Erb, Sally Ann Field, Elisa Haber, Rohina Hoffman, Cathy Immordino, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Alexandra Kondracke, Victor Ramos, Kris Shires and Mara Zaslove.  The exhibition runs through October 13th with an Artist’s Talk scheduled for Monday, October 2, 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm).

Previewing My Conversation with Pete Souza at Photoville – Reading The Pictures

I am looking forward to Saturday’s special edition of the Reading the Pictures Salon at the fabulous Photoville festival in New York. I’ll be having a conversation with former White House photographer, Pete Souza, at St. Anne’s Warehouse. Pete and I will focus on 8-10 of his photographs and discuss how each of them captured a particular aspect of the Obama presidency. True to our mission, we will talk about framing, composition, symbolism, body language, and also Pete’s artful role as photo editor.⠀

Off the beaten track with Raymond Depardon – The Eye of Photography

By emphasizing Raymon Depardon’s meandering itinerary, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson pays a special tribute to the photographer with a book publication and an exhibition. From his family farm to the African desert, the exhibition follows the gaze that traverses his entire oeuvre.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – The Atlantic

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best in nature photography. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. This year, the contest attracted nearly 50,000 entries from 92 countries. The owners and sponsors have once again been kind enough to share the following 13 finalists from this year’s competition. Their website has images from previous years and more information about the current contest and exhibition. Captions are provided by the photographers and WPY organizers and lightly edited for style.

The Gender of a Photographer is Irrelevant (Until You Make Them the Face of Your Company) – PhotoShelter Blog

The launch of the Nikon D850 in the company’s 100th anniversary year has brought almost universal praise for its technology, leading to months-long waitlists. But the din of outrage permeated social media as Jason Vinson asked “Is the Nikon D850 for Men Only?” referring to a team of 32 professional photographers assembled to promote the camera – all of them men (Nikon’s USA Ambassador program has 7 women out of 24 total photographers).

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