The Secret Lives of Afghanistan’s Female Poets

A few years ago, award-winning journalist and poet Eliza Griswold learned the story of Zarmina, a young girl in Afghanistan who had regularly phoned a...

A few years ago, award-winning journalist and poet Eliza Griswold learned the story of Zarmina, a young girl in Afghanistan who had regularly phoned a radio hotline for women who wanted to share poems called “landays.”

Home Is Another Place

“I left Ireland as an adult, thirty years ago this summer. Came back to have a look around.” Thus begins Seamus Murphy’s short film “Home Is Another Place,” in which he returns home to Ireland.

VII Photo Agency Brings in New Members | PDNPulse

Three months after VII Pboto announced a shakeup to its structure, the changes at the photographers’ cooperative have finally played out with the announcement today of its new members. They are Davide Monteleone, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Lynsey Addario, Joc

They are Davide Monteleone, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Lynsey Addario, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Stefano de Luigi, Venetia Dearden, Jessica Dimmock, Adam Ferguson, Ashley Gilbertson, Seamus Murphy, Maciek Nabrdalik, Tomas Van Houtryve and Donald Weber.

Seamus Murphy: A Darkness Visible

Amazing work by Seamus Murphy. Here’s the gallery:

Seamus Murphy: A Darkness Visible – Digital Journalist.
Here’s a link to the story introduction:

Seamus Murphy: A Darkness Visible – Story Introduction:

Seamus Murphy describes photography as “part history and part magic.” This brief description could be a title for Murphy’s entire archive, as he is the embodiment of the soulful photojournalist. A native of Ireland, he has worked extensively in the Middle East, Europe, Russia and the Far East, Africa, North and South America, and has to date won six World Press Awards. Murphy’s work spans years and continents, but we have chosen to concentrate on the area that captivated him perhaps the most in recent years—Afghanistan. His recent book, “A Darkness Visible,” published in 2008 by Saqi Books of London, is a retrospective of his work in that country since 1994.

Carry on up the Gulag: Interview with Seamus Murphy

From dvafoto:

here’s “Carry on up the Gulag: Interview with Seamus Murphy” at Dispatches’ site. Murphy talks a bit about the process of photographing Russia

Check it out here.

Best of Photojournalism 2008 Still Photo Winners

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photo by Seamus Murphy

Welcome to the winners page for BOP 2008!

Check it out here.

A Photo Editor – Seamus Murphy

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Sometimes I get tired of talking about marketing and business because the reality is I really just like looking at pictures and I get a real buzz out of sending photographers off to take pictures and wish I didn’t have to deal with any of the other shit and I know photographers just want to take pictures so I thought I’d take this opportunity to say that if you want to be like Seamus Murphy and work hard to develop your craft then go do it.

Check it out here.