All across Australia, bushfires are burning at an unprecedented scale. On January 14, the Australian government announced that the fires have devastated estimated 46 million acres (72,000 square miles), killing…
Laurence Watts, a photographic artist currently based in Melbourne, Australia, has organized the Bushfire Photo Appeal, an online sale of photographing prints to raise money for the Country Fire Authority’s Bushfire Disaster Appeal, which goes directly to the regional organizations fighting the blazes, and the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities, coordinated by Yorta Yorta activist Neil Morris, which provides culturally sensitive support to First Nations peoples impacted by the fires.
Max Pinckers and Mary Gelman Awarded Top Honors at the 2018 Leica Oskar Barnack Awards The Belgian and Russian photographers stood out among 2,500 entries from 110 different countries September 6, 2018 — The winners of this year’s established and internat
September 6, 2018 — The winners of this year’s established and internationally acclaimed Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) photographic competition have been chosen. In the main category, “Leica Oskar Barnack Award”, Belgian photographer Max Pinckers won over the five judges of the competition with his series titled “Red Ink”. In the “Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer” category for up-and-coming photographers aged up to 25, Mary Gelman of Russia won with her series titled “Svetlana”.
Max Pinckers was fascinated by the knowledge that the scenes he photographed in North Korea would be orchestrated by a foreign power.
The photographer Max Pinckers likes his images to call into question the truthfulness of the subjects before him. In some of his photographs, the use of elaborate lighting and staging techniques can make it difficult to divine what is real and what isn’t. Recently, while preparing to travel to Pyongyang to take pictures for Evan Osnos’s New Yorker piece “The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea,” Pinckers knew that he would be entering a controlled environment, closely shaped by state officials, and he was fascinated by the knowledge that the scenes he photographed would be orchestrated by a foreign power.
Working with film requires a disciplined, considered approach. “You can make all these decisions without the camera. And then take a picture of it.” says Magnum photographer Max Pinckers. “And for me that works because I can make my decision and stick with it.”
This year the organization is considering a record number of new Magnum associates to potentially join their ranks: Matt Black, Carolyn Drake, Sohrab Hura, Lorenzo Meloni, Max Pinckers and Newsha Travakolian. To celebrate the history-making occasion Milk Gallery is currently hosting, Magnum Photos: New Blood, an exhibition that highlights the diverse points of view of each of these photographers.
From film-inspired Max Pinckers to war reporter Lorenzo Meloni, from Newsha Tavakolian’s insider’s view to the conceptual work of Richard Moose, from the lyrical Carolyn Drake to the classic approach of Matt Black, the six Magnum nominees for 2015 cover the full range of current documentary trends
Michael Christopher Brown has been made an Associate Member
Carolyn Drake has been made a Magnum Nominee
Matt Black has been made a Magnum Nominee
Newsha Tavakolian has been made a Magnum Nominee
Max Pinckers has been made a Magnum Nominee
Richard Mosse has been made a Magnum Nominee
Lorenzo Meloni has been made a Magnum Nominee