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The very day after the 2011 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph ended, this year’s guest curators—National Geographic photographer Vincent Musi and Washington Post visuals editor David Griffin—started to put together the slate of artists who will appear this coming weekend. The annual for-photographers-by-photographers event in Charlottesville, Va. runs June 7-9. But, says Musi, the weekend will include the work of more than one year: professional relationships and the curators’ senses of balance, both developed over many years, were key in the decision process.
Ed Ou and Scott Nelson, photographers on assignment for The New York Times, crossed from Egypt into Libya on Tuesday, with a Times reporter, Kareem Fahim. About five hours after they arrived, Kerri MacDonald interviewed Mr. Ou through an instant messaging service. His responses, somewhat condensed, are reproduced as they came in, line by line.
A great video of National Georgraphic’s Photo Director David Griffin giving a talk on photography at TED
Check it out here.