Tag: James Hill

  • Photographing the Moments Between War and Peace – NYTimes.com

    Photographing the Moments Between War and Peace

    You can’t just flip through James Hill’s new book, “Somewhere Between War and Peace,” for a quick survey of his 20-years-and-counting career

  • James Hill : Somewhere between war and peace – The Eye of Photography

    James Hill : Somewhere between war and peace

    The moments of violence hardened me without my realizing, returning me a stranger to those that I loved. I could still marvel at the infinite whiteness of the Arctic or the golden warmth of an Italian afternoon, but in my dreams, again and again, I would find myself being pulled to an edge beyond which there was nothing. I would fall and fall before waking in my bed or sleeping bag, soaked in sweat and startled to be alive. 

  • James Hill’s Photos of Sochi, Russia, Site of the Winter Olympics

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    Link: James Hill’s Photos of Sochi, Russia, Site of the Winter Olympics – NYTimes.com

    A few hours before President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia spoke at a ceremony in the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi in February, marking a year to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, I was watching pensioners strip to the waist and bask in the midday sunshine on a beach a few miles from the Olympic Park.

  • For Russians, an Old Victory Lives On – Lens

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    On Victory Day, celebrated May 9 each year, many veterans gather at Gorky Park in Moscow. James Hill, a contract photographer for The New York Times in Russia, attended the gathering in 2006, set up a canvas background and took portraits in this impromptu studio of field nurses, snipers, anti-aircraft gunners, wireless operators and partisans.

    Link: For Russians, an Old Victory Lives On – Lens Blog – NYTimes.com
  • Photographer's Journal: Russia: The Land

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    Far from the Kremlin and its rising military and economic ambitions lie remnants of a seemingly eternal, agrarian Russia. James Hill was there with his camera.

    Check it out here.

  • First at Chernobyl, Burning Still

    From the New York Times, photographer James Hill’s photo essay: “What they described in newspapers and magazines — it was all rubbish,” said Anatoly Rasskazov, the station photographer who was there that day. “The ruins that I photographed from the ground and the upper part were retouched so it couldn’t be seen that there was a ray coming from there, that everything was glowing,” he said. “Just a ruin. So as not to get the public up in arms.” Here. Make sure you check out the multimedia gallery.