Tag: Simon Norfolk

  • How Photography’s ‘Decisive Moment’ Often Depicts an Incomplete View of Reality | January 2015 | Hillman Photography Initiative

    How Photography’s ‘Decisive Moment’ Often Depicts an Incomplete View of Reality

    Photojournalism can be like “trying to play Rachmaninoff while wearing boxing gloves,” as former photojournalist Simon Norfolk put it. One looks for the dramatic, the iconic, the universal, and in doing so the photographer then often simplifies the situation, removing it from a specific context that may help explain what the viewer will be seeing.

  • How Photography’s ‘Decisive Moment’ Often Depicts an Incomplete View of Reality | January 2015 | Hillman Photography Initiative

    How Photography’s ‘Decisive Moment’ Often Depicts an Incomplete View of Reality

    Photojournalism can be like “trying to play Rachmaninoff while wearing boxing gloves,” as former photojournalist Simon Norfolk put it. One looks for the dramatic, the iconic, the universal, and in doing so the photographer then often simplifies the situation, removing it from a specific context that may help explain what the viewer will be seeing.

  • Simon Norfolk Photos of Spain’s Economic Collapse

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    Link: Slide Show: Simon Norfolk Photos of Spain’s Economic Collapse : The New Yorker

    Simon Norfolk’s photographs present the stark reality of Spain’s economic collapse, conveying the sense of uncertainty and foreboding that sheaths not only this particular housing complex but also Spain’s economic future. “Everyone wanted this boom and prosperity to go on forever,” Norfolk said. “Everyone wanted to get rich doing nothing.”

  • Video + photobook review: Burke + Norfolk on Afghanistan Wars


    Link: Lens Culture

    Already an award-winning photographer of contemporary Afghanistan, Simon Norfolk returned this time to follow the footsteps of a relatively unknown Irish war photographer, John Burke, who had documented the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880). An immensely engaging book presents the works of both photographers, as well as compelling essays that offer context to this subtle and complex work.

  • “Billions wasted and nothing achieved: nothing, nothing, nothing achieved…”

    In October 2010, Simon Norfolk began a series of new photographs in Afghanistan, which takes its cue from the work of nineteenth-century British photographer John Burke. Norfolk’s photographs reimagine or respond to Burke’s Afghan war scenes in the context of the contemporary conflict. Conceived as a collaborative project with Burke across time, this new body of work is presented alongside Burke’s original portfolios.

    via: duckrabbit
  • A Collaboration Across 130 Years

    Late last year, Simon Norfolk traveled to Afghanistan to retrace the footsteps of John Burke, a war photographer who once covered much of the same ground. Their work is being presented together this spring, at the Tate Modern in London, as an “artistic collaboration.”

    Link: Simon Norfolk Retraces the Footsteps of John Burke, Photographer of the Second Anglo-Afghan War – NYTimes.com
  • A Photo Student › Visura Magazine Issue 8

    Lots of nice work on display in the new issue of Visura Magazine from Institute for Artist Management photographers including Joshua Lutz, Simon Norfolk, Paul Shambroom, Jodi Bieber and Rob Hornstra:

    Link: A Photo Student › Visura Magazine Issue 8 Institute for Artist Management
  • PDNPulse: Former VII Director Signs Prominent Photogs to New Management Company

    The artists Institute represents are Jodi Bieber, Rena Effendi, Lauren Greenfield, Rob Hornstra, Nadav Kander, Gillian Laub, James Longley, Gerd Ludwig, Joshua Lutz, Amanda Micheli, Richard Mosse, Zed Nelson, Jehad Nga, Simon Norfolk, James Pomerantz and Paul Shambroom.

    Link: PDNPulse: Former VII Director Signs Prominent Photogs to New Management Company
  • National Trust lose high profile photographer in competition rights row.


    Editorial Photographers UK
    says:

    Renowned photographer Simon Norfolk has pulled out of a major National Trust photographic project in protest over rights-grabbing terms in an associated competition run by the conservation body.

  • Various comments on Various Photographs

    Simon Norfolk’s presentation was very smooth, this guy has a mind you don’t want to meet in a darkened alley. How this guy gets access to the places he does is a miracle. He basically makes you want to give up photography because the rigor of his ideas sucks all the oxygen out of the room faster than a fuel-air explosion. I think we all felt our innards leaving our mouths at the end

    Check it out here.

  • Video: Kathy Ryan and Simon Norfolk at NYPH

    In this clip, curator Kathy Ryan and photographer Simon Norfolk talk about Norfolk’s project photographing missiles and rockets:

    Check it out here.