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Myanmar’s Highest Court Upholds Conviction of Reuters Journalists – The New York Times

The two reporters, U Wa Lone, 33, and U Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, were sentenced in September to seven years in prison under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act for receiving documents from a police officer. They have been imprisoned for 16 months, drawing international condemnation by human rights groups and media organizations.

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Días Eternos – The Leica camera Blog

Venezuelan photographer Ana María Arévalo spent a long time living abroad. When she returned to her homeland in 2017, she found a country in a deep state of crisis. She began her Días Eternos series by photographing women being held in detention centres. Many of them have been imprisoned arbitrarily and languish there for months or even years before coming to trial. For Arévalo, the image of the inhuman conditions these women experience while they wait, was a reflection of the crisis in Venezuela. We spoke with the photographer about closeness, respect and the advantages of the Leica Q, an inconspicuous, quiet camera.

The Cameras That Shot the Winning Photos of World Press Photo 2019

While Nikon surprisingly took the crown from Canon in 2018 with 52% representation among winning photos compared to Canon’s 30%, Nikon’s time at the top didn’t last long. This year, Canon struck back and was behind 46.4% of the winning photos compared to Nikon’s 36.8%.

How Rhinos Changed the Trajectory of Ami Vitale’s Career – PhotoShelter Blog

For a long time, Ami Vitale’s dream was to be a war correspondent. After graduating with an International Relations degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, she worked as an Editor at the Associated Press and then moved abroad to pursue journalism, eventually becoming a war correspondent during the War in Kosovo. She was on a clear path forward, with hopes of shining a light on human tragedies through her writing and photography. But one phone call changed everything.

‘Photographer’ Named One of the 25 Worst Jobs in the US

24/7 Wall St. used data from CareerCast’s 2018 Jobs Rated Report as well as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to put together its list of the 25 least desirable jobs to have based on a number of factors, including work environment, stress level, future prospects, and income.

Seeing War Abroad and at Home Through the Eyes of Don McCullin – Feature Shoot

At the age of 83, British photojournalist Sir Don McCullin decidedly declared, “I’m not an artist” — while standing inside a major retrospective of his work now on view at the Tate in London through May 6, 2019.

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The Chinese government bans the word “Leica” from social media – Leica Rumors

The latest short film from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi: “Leica – The Hunt” I posted here on the blog a few days ago made the Chinese government ban the word “Leica” from social media… because the video refers to the famous “Tank Man” photo taken in Tiananmen Square (the videos keep being removed from YouTube one after another):

A Photographer Confronts His Family’s Tragic Past in Colombia’s War – The New York Times

Colombia’s bloody conflict left Andres Cardona an orphan. After years of covering how political violence devastated others, he now looks at how it changed his life forever.

The 2019 Ordinary Animals Exhibition | LENSCRATCH

Lewis Hine said a wonderful thing a long time ago: “We should be photographing two things. The things that should be put right and the things that should be appreciated.” David Hurn used to have this quote on his wall when he was teaching. When I learned of this, it made me appreciate that a Magnum photographer such as David Hurn didn’t have to be a war photographer to create an important image. There are subjects more on the domestic side that interest me more. Hope, humor, empathy are qualities I value in a photograph.

The Winning Photos of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Italian photographer Federico Borella was named Photographer of the Year (and the 1st place winner in Documentary) for his project Five Degrees, which focuses on male suicide in the farming community of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, which is experiencing its worst drought in 140 years. The series was praised by the competition’s jury for “its sensitivity, technical excellence and artistry in bringing to light a global concern.”

New book, Images in Transition, makes us question the notion of truth in photo journalism – Feature Shoot

David Pace got his first camera when he was just eight years old — a little plastic Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. Since then, he has displayed an exceptional ability to portray raw, lingering emotion through his photographs.

Remembering the Past, Remembering the Present – Witness

Two years ago I attended Through the Lens of History, an exhibition showing original prints of some of the iconic images of western photojournalism. It was an exhibition where pictures of Lenin lead to pictures from wars, revolution and protest. The horrors of the World War II are followed by images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland takes us to Tiananmen Square and the spectacle of the Twin Towers leads to more contemporary visions of the attacks on Iraq and Libya and the resulting migration crisis.

American Fraternity: An Illustrated Manual by Andrew Moisey | LENSCRATCH

When I first saw the book, American Fraternity, published by Daylight Books, I was intrigued by its beautiful old-fashioned, shiny leather cover. It looked like one of those books you find at your grandfather’s house, a precious object. Inside, I found black and white photos, printed on yellow pages, with images that are crude, and powerful, combined with excerpts of pledges, prayers and vows taken from an actual ritual fraternity manual that Andrew Moisey found on the ground after the fraternity was closed down.

American Fraternity: An Illustrated Manual by Andrew Moisey | LENSCRATCH

When I first saw the book, American Fraternity, published by Daylight Books, I was intrigued by its beautiful old-fashioned, shiny leather cover. It looked like one of those books you find at your grandfather’s house, a precious object. Inside, I found black and white photos, printed on yellow pages, with images that are crude, and powerful, combined with excerpts of pledges, prayers and vows taken from an actual ritual fraternity manual that Andrew Moisey found on the ground after the fraternity was closed down.

World Press Photo disinvites photographer to industry awards – Columbia Journalism Review

Andrew Quilty’s photographs of the aftermath of a bombing in Kabul, some of which ran in The New York Times, won third place in the Spot News, Stories category. But the photojournalist was not in Amsterdam for the ceremony. After the foundation received reports of inappropriate behavior by Quilty, organizers told the photojournalist he was not welcome at the event, according to Lars Boering, managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation. The awards are the most prestigious in photojournalism, and the ceremony in Amsterdam and subsequent photo festival is a gathering of top industry figures. The foundation has not made public the number or nature of the accusations.

New short film from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi: “Leica – The Hunt” – Leica Rumors

The Brazilian ad agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi just released another promo video called “Leica – The Hunt”:

Juxtapoz Magazine – Photography From The Fringe at House of Machines in LA

This weekend in Los Angeles, Iqvinder Singh has curated a group of photographers that capture life on the fringes, from gangs and cock fights to train hopping and trips to the desert, in an exhibition titled Outsiders Photography. The show is at House of Machines on the outer edges of LA’s Arts District. The show runs from 7-10pm, but honestly, who knows how late it’ll go…. check out the flyer and some of the work from the show below.

Certain uses of protected content by online services – Thoughts of a Bohemian

That’s it; it’s done. The European Directive on Copyright is passed, and along with it, the infamous “Article 13”, now Article 17 in the latest document. However, what will it mean for photo agencies and independent photographers?

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