Sexism in the Photo Industry: Can’t We Do Better? | PDN Online

A woman photojournalist tells PDN that her worst (but not only) encounter with sexual harassment happened when she was with a group of photographers and a photo editor at a bar. The photo editor asked her for advice on who he should send to shoot a story in a region she had covered. “Me,” she said. “No, I’d worry about you too much,” he said. She asked him, “Why don’t you ever hire me for an assignment?” He offered her a quid pro quo on the spot. She recalls, “The exact words were, ‘If you hook up with me I’ll give you an assignment.’” She told him if he didn’t give her an assignment, she’d tell everyone what he said, which she has been doing ever since.

A photographer’s five-year odyssey chasing personal demons resulted in this darkly poetic book – The Washington Post

Sebastien Van Malleghem’s forthcoming book, ‘Nordic Noir’ is the result of a five-year odyssey traveling through Scandinavia. Van Malleghem’s work has always examined the darker edges of life. He has photographed the war-torn streets of Libya, plummeted into the seedy underbelly of Berlin and examined the world of embalmers and morgues in Mexico, just to name a few of his projects. But in 2012, on the heels of returning from a post-Gaddafi Libya, Van Malleghem found himself on an island in Norway, trying to get away from that darkness and find a simpler form of photography. Thus began his obsessive love affair with Scandinavia which is culminating in the publication of his book.

The 2017 Photographic Conversations Exhibition | LENSCRATCH

The genesis of the 2017 Photographic Conversations Exhibition came from my experience of being involved in daily conversations in a 3 year project, Six Shooters, and later as part of the collaborative project, A New Nothing. These visual connections with other photographers allow me to work outside my normal practice and use photographs that ordinarily might not see the light of day. And, to be honest, it’s stimulating, inspiring, and fun to work with another photographer.

Dirty, big secrets: Why won’t CNN and Fox account for their mistakes? | Poynter

If the rapid response to the Blair scandal is a gold standard of what news organizations should do when something goes awry, the silence by Fox News and CNN over what went wrong inside their organizations when they retracted politically sensitive stories in May and June is a major failure and corrosive to the industry’s credibility.

Jean-Pierre Laffont, New York Up and Down – The Eye of Photography

After a remarked book on his work in the United States spanning 50 years of history, documentary photographer Jean-Pierre Laffont publishes his photos of New York, where he has been a transplanted resident since 1965.

#Dysturb launches its journal – The Eye of Photography

The nonprofit organization #Dysturb, which has come into the public eye over the recent years with their collages of documentary reportages pasted in the streets around the world, has just launched a print publication on the occasion of the Visa pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan. The theme tackled in this first issue is climate, along with such topics and points of concern as the refugee crisis, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, exploitation of natural resources, and the future face of cities.

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85 – The Eye of Photography

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85, a book published by Reel Art Press, is a collection of photographic work by Sory Sanlé, an eminent portrait photographer from Burkina Faso, the landlocked country in West Africa formerly colonized by the French, then known as République de Haute-Volta. “Voltaic” photography’s unsung golden age is fully embodied by Sanlé. His black and white images magnify this era and display a unique cultural energy and social impact.

Jean Charles Gutner, The Angola Era – The Eye of Photography

The work of remembrance may be difficult, and sometimes painful. Twenty years have passed since these photographs, now published in book form, were taken in Angola, a country in Southern Africa and the territory of an extended Cold War fought here since the country’s independence in 1974.

Visa Pour l’Image: long live the reportage – The Eye of Photography

The International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan once again takes its visitors on a world tour, offering a fresh look at the state of the planet beyond the narrative clichés often made necessary by the urgent need to document.

Lu Guang, fighter against industrial development – The Eye of Photography

But do we know the disastrous consequences hidden behind this prosperity that Lu Guang euphemistically calls “development”? We can always refer the history mirror back to the so-called developed countries, and that is the language of revenge often borrowed by China: “you had abused the Earth enough for a long time, now it is our turn and you have no right to lecture us.”

Getty Images Grant Winners Announced for 2017 – The New York Times

PERPIGNAN, France — Photographers working on personal projects focused on underreported social issues, from poverty in Venezuela to sperm smuggling, received $10,000 each on Thursday from the 2017 Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography.

Getxophoto – Paolo Woods, Pepe – The Eye of Photography

In the 1960s, during Kennedy’s term of office, the United States began to export second hand clothes to underdeveloped countries. This activity grew in the 1980s and since then it is millions of tons that are sent each year to the third world, representing a very large business trade, made to the detriment of local economies and labour conditions in these countries. Croix-des-Bossales market, in Port-au-Prince, was a place devoted to the sale of slaves and, today, it receives on a daily basis containers of clothes rejected by North Americans. Many of these garments –popularly known in Haiti by the Creole term Pepe– have actually been produced by Haitians and they come back to them at affordable prices with ridiculous messages printed in the USA like Kiss me, I am blonde, which no-one has bothered themselves to translate. Woods portrays Haitian citizens wearing these T-shirts and in so doing, with no loss of irony, depicts fifty years of North-South relations.

Getxophoto – Monica Alcázar-Duarte, The New Colonists – The Eye of Photography

In 2030 the space mission Mars One, a private initiative, will set up the first human colony on Mars, sending a team of four astronauts during the initial phase. The rigorous selection procedure began in 2013, and in 2015 the list of 100 finalists, 50 men and 50 women was published, from whence six teams will emerge, selected to travel to the red planet without a return ticket.

Caleb Stein – Down by the Hudson « burn magazine

‘Down by the Hudson’ is an ongoing project, a record of Caleb’s walks and interactions – mostly along a 3-mile strip of Main Street – in Poughkeepsie, NY. Poughkeepsie is a small city – population around 32,736. Approximately 19% live below the poverty line. Recent years have brought a great deal of economic hardship to this lively, character-filled place. Some people attribute this to the downsizing of IBM’s local headquarters. Others say that fault lies with the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, or the additions to the highway system, both of which have de-emphasized the role of Main Street. Some blame local colleges – Vassar, Marist, the Culinary Institute – for their lack of engagement with the community. In any case, Poughkeepsie is still a beautiful, resilient city with beautiful, interesting people. Lots to learn from them, no question about it.

From pictorialism to Provoke: the most extensive history of Japanese photobooks – The Eye of Photography

The Japanese Photobook, 1912 – 1990, published by Steidl and edited by Manfred Heiting, illustrates the development of photography as seen in photo publications in Japan—from the time of influence of European and American pictorialism, the German Bauhaus and Imperial military propaganda, to the complete collapse and destruction of the country in 1945. Then followed a new beginning: with the unique self-determination of a young generation of photographers and visual artists highlighted by the “Provoke” style as well as protest and war documentation of the late 1950s to the early ’70s, the signature Japanese photobook, as we have come to know it, was born. With detailed information and illustrations of over 400 photo publications, an introduction by Kaneko Ryuichi and essays by Jo Takeba, Yuri Mitsuda, Mari Shirayama, Satomi Fujimura, Kotaro Lizawa, Duncan Forbes, this is the first extensive English-language survey of Japanese photobooks of this period.

René Burri, Cosmopolitan – The Eye of Photography

For the season opening, Bildhalle, in Zurich, presents a solo exhibition by one of Switzerland’s most revered photographers. In close cooperation with his family, this will be the first solo show since René Burri’s passing in 2014 and is meant to commemorate the « “Humanist with a Camera”. René Burri made pictures now famous icons  of 20th Century’s history of photography. As an extensively traveling Magnum photographer, he also took us to all corners of the world through his vivid photo reportages. His photographs, always interested in the issues, are engaged, complex and empathetic. René Burri didn’t just want to document the world, he also wanted to change it with his images. The exhibition at Bildhalle presents an impressive selection of his signed gelatin silver and c-prints, emphasizing his formal and dynamic visual language which can be sometimes very surprising.

Ruin and Reinvention in a Transforming Brooklyn – The New York Times

Elizabeth Ferrer has witnessed this transformation since arriving in New York in 1980. As a vice president at BRIC Arts in downtown Brooklyn, she has seen the blocks around the Fulton Mall change seemingly overnight as another new luxury building sprouts up. That tension, between the old and new, the past and the present, runs through “Brooklyn Photographs,” an 11-person group show Ms. Ferrer organized that opens Thursday at BRIC Arts.

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