Kadir van Lohuizen of NOOR edits the photography of colleague Andrea Bruce – The Washington Post

The next installment of In Sight’s series “PHOTOGRAPHERS edit PHOTOGRAPHERS” pairs NOOR photographers Kadir van Lohuizen and Andrea Bruce. In this installment, Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen chose images from the work of American photographer Andrea Bruce.

Dotan Saguy: Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise | LENSCRATCH

Los Angeles photographer, Dotan Saguy, has spent hundreds of hours in a part of Los Angeles that was built to echo it’s Italian namesake, complete with canals and arched walkways, drawing a unique pageantry all it’s own. Definitely one of the last bastions of free love and unadulterated freedom of expression, Venice Beach draws an amazing cross section of humanity to it’s sand, surf, and blue skies. But with all neighborhoods on the fringe, there is a fragility and dark cloud looming over the area as potheads make way for tech geeks and long time businesses are pushed out in the name of progress, diluting and homogenizing the distinct character of Venice Beach.

When is the time to witness? When is the time to intervene?

In parts of Nepal, during menstruation, women are exiled from their homes, villages and all normal social contact. Every month. Every year. The practice is part of a ritual, called Chhaupadi. In her project A Ritual Of Exile, image-maker Poulomi Basu explores the stigmatization of women during their period, and the consequent social, emotional and physical effects on individuals and the community as a whole.

Photojournalist Shawkan turns 30 facing death behind bars in Egypt – France 24

As photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as “Shawkan”, prepares to mark his 30th birthday behind bars on Thursday, Katia Roux of Amnesty International tells FRANCE 24 that Shawkan’s health is deteriorating and called for his unconditional release.

Down by the Hudson: A 3-Mile Strip of Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY

My name is Caleb Stein, and I’m a recent graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. “Down by the Hudson” is an ongoing project I’m working on. It’s a record of my walks and interactions, mostly along a 3-mile strip of Main Street in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Photographer Bill Frakes Loses Sexual Harassment Appeal | PDNPulse

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has rejected photographer Bill Frakes’s appeal in a sexual harassment case, because “clear and convincing evidence” showed he had violated university sexual harassment policies, according to a report in the Omaha World-Herald.

The why, where, what and how of photobooks and what is ‘The Truth’?

To help me explain where we are today with book publishing I often use the metaphor of football — soccer if you prefer — leagues, where the publishers are the teams and managers and the players are the photographers. The metaphor of league tables is not to denote quality of work but to explain an approach to the game and the medium of photography based on the financial clout of the teams involved.

Putting a Face to a Comment: The New Online Crusaders – The New York Times

It was this disconnect between “normal life” and intense online debate that drove Kyrre Lien, a photographer based in Oslo, to look into the lives of the online commenting community. For a project called “The Internet Warriors,” Mr. Lien combed through tens of thousands of online comments to put together a group of 27 internet debaters from around the world, representing all sides of the political spectrum.

Ben Marcin: Structures | LENSCRATCH

Photographer Ben Marcin has had a long legacy of considering architecture–his projects Last House Standing, The Camps and Out West reflect a variety of places we have called home. Tomorrow night, Ben opens the exhibition, Structures at the C. Grimaldis Gallery on view through December 23, 2017.  Structures features several projects with a new approach to looking at architecture: Museums, Grids, Walls, and Stairwells, all are abstract grids that “compartmentalize urban architecture into meditations on shape and form, pattern and geometry”. Following Ben’s characteristic typology style of documenting place, in which multiple photographs work together to provide a composite narrative, these portraits of structure “hone in on an array of details, cataloguing the foundational matter of buildings into compositions that transcend the nature of their subjects”.

Photo Phnom Penh – Weronika Gęsicka, Traces – The Eye of Photography

Polish photographer Weronika Gęsicka is working on memory and its mechanisms. She is interested in the scientific and pseudoscientific theories, mnemonics and the various disorders concerning it. Her main field of activity is photography, but she also creates objects and artifacts, often in collaboration with craftsmen and sometimes with other artists.

Walker Evans’s Cuba, via Ernest Hemingway – The New York Times

It seems fitting that during Walker Evans’s one-month stay in Havana in 1933 he would befriend Ernest Hemingway. The two shared an appreciation of a spare style that would influence countless others in photography and literature. In fact, Evans entrusted Hemingway with a trove of original prints to ensure they would not be confiscated by the authorities who were violently suppressing popular outrage against the dictator Gerardo Machado.

Color Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair – The Atlantic

The famous theme of the 1939 New York World’s Fair was “The World of Tomorrow.” One part of that world, another theme showcased throughout the fair, was “electrification”— the growing use of electricity to light and power not only factories and businesses, but also homes and public spaces. Photographer Peter Campbell captured many scenes from the fair in full color, both during the day and at night—when bright and colorful lighting washed over the pavilions, fountains, and sculptures throughout the fairgrounds. Be sure to also see earlier photo coverage here of the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Joint Examination of American Identity | The New Yorker

Avedon and Baldwin were two of the late twentieth century’s more self-exposed creators. The two met in high school—at DeWitt Clinton, in the Bronx. They worked on The Magpie, the school’s literary magazine, together, but fell out of touch as adults. “Nothing Personal” was Dick’s idea. He’d been assigned to shoot his old friend for a magazine; that’s how they got reacquainted. At the time, Baldwin’s fame was at its apex. His “Down at the Cross” had appeared in The New Yorker, in 1962, as an astonishing “Letter from a Region in My Mind,” in which he criticized the Christian religion as a disfiguring phenomenon among the poor blacks he had grown up with. Baldwin agreed to do a book with Dick immediately, the photographer recalled, and he was in line with Dick’s idea that the book should reflect America now. Baldwin worked on the first bits in Paris and Puerto Rico before finally finishing the twenty-thousand-plus-word essay as the book was about to go to press. (David Baldwin, the writer’s younger brother, helped with research, as did Dick’s friend Marguerite Lamkin.)

Lizzie Sadin wins the 8th Carmignac Photojournalism Award – The Eye of Photography

On October 20th, the Hôtel de l’Industrie in Paris (6th Arrondissement) opened a sobering and visually striking exhibition. Lizzie Sadin is showing images from the series The Trap—Trafficking Women in Nepal. The exhibition has been distinguished with the 8th Carmignac Photojournalism Award. Thanks to a €50,000 grant, the French photographer was able to bring to light a form of modern slavery, which has thus far received little media attention, perpetrated in a society devastated by the 2015 earthquake.

Mel Rosenthal, Seeking Justice With a Camera – The New York Times

When I decided in 1980 to be a photographer, I went out and started taking pictures of my family, friends and neighborhood. I was a typical beginner, even if I didn’t live in your typical neighborhood: This was the South Bronx during the era when arson and abandonment fueled by government dysfunction turned it into a globally-infamous and desolate urban landscape.

The Bible of Street Photography Was Just Updated for the First Time in 20 Years

In 1994, legendary street photographer Joel Meyerowitz and photo historian Colin Westerbeck co-authored a street photography tome, Bystander, which has since become an unofficial bible of the genre. This November, the pair release a fully revised edition that takes into account significant updates to the story of street photography.

15 Photographers On Their Greatest Journeys

A journey implies a traversing a terrain, but photographs can also travel in time, transporting us to a distant past or an imagined future. Pictures can bring someone home, or closer to understanding themselves. Over the past sixty-five and seventy years, respectively, Aperture and Magnum photographers have demonstrated how photography moves across geography, time, space, and lives, both real and imagined.

Trump’s Official Portrait and the Language of Lighting

As a photographer and veteran involved in policy work, I am interested in both the messaging and methodology of Trump’s two official portraits. As a baseline I will compare Trump’s two portraits against a more standard portrait seen with Vice President Pence’s and Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy’s portrait.

Michelle Groskopf: Sentimental | LENSCRATCH

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for flash photographs, and Los Angeles photographer Michelle Groskopf‘s are right up with the best of them. Michelle is like an urban hunter, stalking her subjects for details and gestures.  The results are some pretty big game, to be savored and considered after her five years of expeditions throughout Los Angles. I’m happy to say that the Magenta Foundation also feels the same way and is publishing a book of her work.  Sentimental is a collection portraits and details that combine to reflect the human experience, ordinary people who are simply making their way in the world, photographed with curiosity and energetic enthusiasm.  Magenta and Michelle have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help her raise funds to support the book production. I hope you consider supporting it.

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