Hours of Sport Events Photoshopped Into Dizzying Single Photos

“Crowded Fields” is a new eye-popping photo project by photographer Pelle Cass, who used Photoshop to combine hours of sporting events and hundrds of athletes into single composite photos.

Andrea Bruce wins the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award – The Washington Post

In April 2014, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed by a police officer in Afghanistan’s Khost province. And for the past four years, Niedringhaus’s dedication and legacy — one that includes a Pulitzer Prize for photography — lives on through the Courage in Photojournalism Award, organized by the International Women’s Media Foundation and named after her.

Conflicting Interests: A Follow Up | Disphotic

After a rather drawn out back and forth with The Photographers Gallery they have provided me with the guidelines used by the jury and chair. You can read them in their entirety here, but I just want to focus here on the bits that relate to what I actually talked about in my piece: transparency and conflicts of interest. Before launching into that I think it’s worth mentioning that the gallery maintain the line that there was no conflict of interest in this year’s judging as the The Winners book was not part of the shortlisted exhibition. Milach states here that the series The Winners project was part of the shortlisted exhibition Refusal. I think the gallery are trying to draw a very fine semantic line in distinguishing between the project and the book in this way, but as we will see in a moment the competition guidelines give them that perogative, and that’s really the problem because as they stand the rules are incredibly open ended.

Photo of Man on Fire Wins World Press Photo of the Year

The photo, titled “Venezuela Crisis,” was one of 6 finalists that were named back in February — revealed ahead of time for the first time in the contest’s history. In a poll we conducted at the time, nearly 50% of readers voted for Schemidt’s photo as the most deserving to win World Press Photo of the Year, widely considered the world’s premier photojournalism photo contest.

The Lost Rolls America Archive | A Photo Editor

So today, we’re going to pivot away from book reviews, and bring you a special feature about the Lost Rolls America Archive, a project led by NYU professor Lauren M. Walsh, and photojournalist Ron Haviv.

Christine Holtz and Lauren S. Zadikow: 50 Greenspace Dumpsites | LENSCRATCH

For many, myself included, greenspaces and parks are the most practical way to reconcile with nature—to find refuge from hectic, metropolitan area living. They are places of recreation and relaxation where we, along with family and friends, congregate on the weekend. Yet they offer only but a convenient deception of undeveloped, set-apart landscape. We are reminded of this artifice in the photographs of Christine Holtz and Lauren S. Zadikow, who scoured the public greenspaces of Pittsburgh, PA in search of illegal dumpsites. Each image in the series is paired with data that alludes to large quantities of unseen detritus. Despite this information, we are lulled into a sense of denial—that out of sight means out of mind. The images are quiet, familiar, and picturesque. They beckon for us to stay a while. Perhaps this would be possible if we were left in naiveté. This sense of unease is the precise feeling that Holtz and Zadikow wish to create. By informing us of what lies beyond the romanticized frame, we understand that there exists a problem that we cannot ignore, but must combat—if in fact we do wish to stay a while.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 13 April 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This year the competition considered 73,044 images taken by 4,548 photographers from 125 different countries. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and a big shout out to all the visual storytellers who are reporting on important stories often at their own expense and at great personal cost.

World Press Photo of the Year: A Tale Told Twice – The New York Times

The award winners were announced today at the World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam. The other finalists for the photo of the year award included Ivor Prickett and Adam Ferguson, both freelance photographers for The New York Times, as well as Patrick Brown of Panos Pictures and Toby Melville of Reuters.

World Press Photo: Photograph of a man on fire wins top photo prize – The Washington Post

“It’s a classical photo, but it has an instantaneous energy and dynamic,” said Magdalena Herrera, director of photography at Geo France and the chair of this year’s jury. “The colors, the movement, and it’s very well composed, it has strength. I got an instantaneous emotion.”

Meet Iman Al-Dabbagh, the documentary photographer telling women’s stories in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and that is certainly true for Saudis. For years, foreign photographers and journalists — visitors to the Kingdom — have told our stories. But over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in regional photojournalism, with young Saudis presenting the reality of life in Saudi Arabia.

How globetrotting Magnum photographers capture the idea of “home” — Quartz

Magnum is a legendary photo agency, synonymous with globe-trotting photojournalists who have documented conflict and cultures around the world. But for a new project in collaboration with camera maker Fujifilm, a group of its photographers were tasked a simpler assignment: Interpret the theme of “home.”

Susan Meiselas: On Motivation, Her Legacy and the Future of Photojournalism | PDN Online

The work of American photographer Susan Meiselas is the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibition currently on view at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France and opening in July at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. “Mediations,” which is accompanied by a catalogue published by Damiani, brings together a selection of series from the 1970s to the present, calling attention to Meiselas’s photographic approach and her lifelong commitment to engage in a “cycle of return” with her subjects, going back to the communities she has photographed and sharing the work with them. The exhibition also demonstrates how Meiselas has found ways to extend narratives beyond a photographic frame by using audio, film and archival materials to build layered stories that include multiple perspectives. The retrospective follows on the heels of her book On the Frontline, a memoir about her career published last fall by Aperture. In it, she discusses the experiences, motivations and ideas that shaped different, yet connected, bodies of work.

Interview with Melissa Sptiz: You Have Nothing to Worry About | LENSCRATCH

Melissa Spitz is an artist from St. Louis, Missouri who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from the University of Missouri – Columbia and her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Melissa was recently named Instagram Photographer of 2017 by TIME Magazine. Her work has been featured by the Aperture Foundation, TIME Magazine, VICE, The Huffington Post, The Magenta Foundation and other publications. Melissa currently has a solo exhibition of You Have Nothing to Worry About at Savannah College of Art and Design which is on view until April 29th.

Brassai: The ‘Eye of Paris’ – The New York Times

That sentiment and others cited in “Brassai,” a book recently released by Spain’s Fundación Mapfre, were most likely colored by Brassaï’s retrospective regret for not returning to painting. His legacy would come from his peregrinations outside the studio.

What Facebook Can Learn About You From a Single Uploaded Photo

The Wall Street Journal has published an article (behind a paywall) titled “How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars.” In it, the WSJ examines subtle ways you may be handing over personal data to Facebook and other high-tech companies during a quiet evening at home.

Quick Tip: When Prizes Come with a Downside | PDNPulse

The World Press Photo awards will be announced Thursday, April 12, followed by the Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, April 16. Major prizes like those can transform a winner’s career. But the big prizes can also carry liabilities. In 2016, we asked two past Pulitzer winners—Deanne Fitzmaurice and William Snyder—about how their careers changed after they won, and what advice they had for future winners. Fitzmaurice won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography while she was a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle. Snyder won three Pulitzer Prizes while at the Dallas Morning News: the 1989 prize for Explanatory Journalism, which he shared with two colleagues; the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, and the 1993 prize for Spot News, which he shared with photographer Ken Geiger. Here’s some of the perspective and advice they shared:

Filmmaker/Photographer Graham Dickie Wins 2018 Alexia Student Grant | PDNPulse

Graham Dickie of Tsinghua University (Beijing)and the University of Texas at Austin has won the 2018 Alexia Student Grant for “How Life Is: Rap in Rural Southeast Louisiana,” a project combining a film and a photo series. The Alexia Foundation announced the news today.