A Journalist Was Body Slammed, but Some Conservatives Want the News Media to Apologize – The New York Times

“It is not cool,” Ms. Ryan, who encountered brusque treatment herself at a White House press briefing, said in an interview. “Who are we? Are we a third-world country? You cannot persecute the press for asking questions about the truth.”

The edge of the world by Sibylle Bergemann – The Eye of Photography

Although she has only been rediscovered lately, Sibylle Bergemann is one of the most well-known photographers of the former GDR. Her sensitive approach to the realities of Eastern German life and her unmistakable, subjective point of view, which continuously drew new, poetically surreal images from reality, are distinctive in her work

Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante – The Eye of Photography

An exhibition at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles features poignant images of working-class England made during turbulent postwar period defined by miners’ strikers, deindustrialization, and economic change.

Russian Orthodox Old Believers: Keeping their faith and fighting fires in the West Siberian Plain – The Washington Post

In the summer of 2016, Emile Ducke traveled into the Siberian plain west of the Ural Mountains in search of a small enclave of Russians who still practice a 17th century version of Russian Orthodox Christianity. Here is what he found

Look up! – The Eye of Photography

In the introduction to the new book Dronescapes: The New Aerial Photography from Dronestagram, excerpted below, editor Ayperi Karabuda Ecer discusses the wide-ranging impact of the technological advances that have made drone photography possible.

Stanley Greene, a War Photographer Who Stayed When Others Left – The New Yorker

“Stanley was the only non-Middle Eastern photographer who managed to make an image of the events of that day in Fallujah,” another friend, the American photographer Samantha Appleton, said. “People often ask war photographers if they are scared doing their work. It is not fear so much as how one responds to the stress of fear. Stanley was scared that day, and said so whenever he told the story. He nearly lost his life when he tried to get closer to the bridge, and pulled out of the situation just in time. Before he did so, however, he created images that were indisputable proof that the war was only just beginning.”

Photojournalist Imprisoned in Turkey Begins Hunger Strike | PDNPulse

At the time of his arrest, Depardon was working in Hasankeyf on a story for National Geographic about how the historic town could be damaged if a proposed dam is built.

Turkey: Joint call for journalist Mathias Depardon’s immediate release – European Federation of Journalists

Depardon’s arrest is not isolated. Dozens of foreign journalist have been expelled from Turkey since fighting between the Turkish army and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) resumed in southeastern Turkey in July 2015.

Paris Dark Light, an exhibition by Michel Setboun in Hong Kong – The Eye of Photography

On the occasion of the festival Le French May, organized by the French Consulate in Hong Kong, French photographer Michel Setboun is presenting a version of his Paris Dark Light series made in the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and commissioned by its owners

A sneak preview of Visa Pour l’Image 2017 – The Eye of Photography

Following last year’s resounding success, with 150,000 visitors in three weeks, Visa Pour l’Image 2017 is underway. The program of the 29th edition, which will take place between September 2 and 17, will include some twenty-five exhibitions. Here is a sneak preview of the events scheduled thus far.

Beyond Here is Nothing: the new book by Laura El-Tantawy – The Eye of Photography

Looking for home, for the place where she belongs has come to define the visual language of photographer Laura El-Tantawy. Born in the UK to Egyptian parents, Laura El-Tantawy has spent much of her life between cultures, living in England, and America and holidaying in Egypt. This yo-yoing between such diverse cultures has left her questioning the idea of home and where she may fit, a question that follows her no matter where she rests her head.

The endless loop of terror victims: Lazy journalism that lets ISIS run the newsroom – Poynter

Yes, the attack is news. But does replaying footage of victims for hours or turning over the entire homepage to the story, as CNN, Fox News and Breitbart did, elevate the public understanding of why terrorism is committed or how to stop it? Or is it just lazy and sensationalist tabloid journalism, blowing the murder of 22 people out of proportion to stoke fear?

Photos Offer an Unflinching Look at Modern Russia – Feature Shoot

“We tolerate today for the sake of a good tomorrow,” Russian photographer Alexander Anufriev said when I asked him about the country he calls home, “but tomorrow never comes.”

Susan Meiselas, Nicaragua 1978/1979 – The Eye of Photography

Susan Meiselas was there during the last years of the conflict (1978-79). Meiselas’ photographs capture the Sandinista’s and the Nicaraguan people’s struggle for freedom – depicting battle, lost lives, collateral damage, and ultimately victory – as they overcame the military might and power of the Somoza regime

An-My Lê, a life in exile – The Eye of Photography

The photographer An-My Lê practices her artistic craft in a manner that ostensibly belongs within the tradition of nineteenth-century landscape. Her negatives are composed with a large-format view camera (5-by-7) mounted on a tripod

RIP Stanley Greene « burn magazine

The karma was unbelievable .Stanley was in the center, part of the buzz, relentless in his effort to do the right thing. The real deal. You can’t buy “Black Passport”. Sold out long ago. I hope it gets re published. Testament to one of the finest chroniclers of our time.

Stanley Greene, Teller of Uncomfortable Truths, Dies at 68

“You want to sit there comfortably with your newspaper and blueberry muffin, and you don’t want to see pictures that are going to upset your morning,” Mr. Greene said in a 2010 interview with the Lens blog of The New York Times. “That is the job of a journalist, to upset your morning.”

Poet. Follower of light. Storyteller. A remembrance of photographer Stanley Greene.

Greene followed the light even into the darkest places. He was best known as a conflict photographer for his work in Chechnya, Russia, Iraq and Syria. He had the gift of finding beauty in the most extraordinarily disturbing circumstances. His books, “Open Wound” and “Black Passport,” are gorgeous journeys through his life by way of his haunting photographs.

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