The transformation of New York’s Chinatown in the 1980s

Robert Glick believes, “When we do documentary photography, we establish a permanent bond with those we photograph and the community in which we work.” In the early 1980s, Glick was working as a photographer for the New York Chinatown History Project, which is now the Museum of Chinese in America. The goal of his work was to document the community as it transformed from an primarily older, male population to a generation of young families due to rapidly expanding immigration

You Won’t Find the Trump White House on Flickr

A week after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, the White House announced the appointment of Shealah Craighead as Souza’s successor. The Obama Flickr feed was promptly moved to a new location to make room for the Trump administration, but two months later, not a single image has been uploaded. Not even the cover image has been changed from the default.

The Exhibit That Transformed Photography

At the end of his career, John Szarkowski, the legendary curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, quipped that Arbus, Friedlander, and Winogrand sounded more like the name of a law firm than like the names of the artists he first exhibited in 1967, in his influential show “New Documents.”

Women in Recovery, One Photo at a Time

Once she got sober, Rocio De Alba began noticing women trying to stop drinking or using drugs everywhere she looked. She saw them on the news, interviewed in decrepit halfway houses. She saw them in documentaries, caught in alleys and corners dying for a fix — and dying to stop. She studied their close-ups in photo essays, their faces creased and spotted, roadmaps of their worst days.

Venezuela: Meridith Kohut Chronicles the Country’s Collapse

Over the last four years, as Venezuela descended into economic and social chaos, Meridith Kohut, a Houston-born photographer based in Caracas, built one of the most complete photographic chronicles of the country’s collapse. Working for the New York Times, she covered the breakdown of Venezuela’s public hospitals, workers flocking to illegal gold mines, people turning to drug smugglers to get out of the country, as well as a wave of extrajudicial killings at the hands of the police and military.

The unstoppable rise of Stories

According to Facebook’s VP of messaging, David Marcus, Stories have become a social media format in their own right, similar to how newsfeeds became a must-have format on social media networks.

Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi – Pride Uganda

Between August 5th and 9th, 2015, the LGBT community in Uganda held their fourth Pride celebration despite the country being one of the worst in the world for LGBT rights. Moreover, the turnout was larger than ever before. As with previous Pride celebrations, the events were held in “secret”: they were not advertised to the public, and took place in private locations disclosed to members of the LGBT community and their supporters only a few days before an event. The program included presentations on issues of concern to LGBTs, a Mister and Miss Pride competition, a Pride march, and various other performances and festivities.

The Times Sweeps Overseas Press Club Photo Awards

Recognizing “exceptional courage and enterprise,” the Overseas Press Club awarded its Robert Capa gold medal to Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev of The New York Times for their coverage of the fight against ISIS and its aftermath.

Italy by Magnum , from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Paolo Pellegrin

For L’Italia di Magnum. Da Henri Cartier-Bresson a Paolo Pellegrin, an exhibition currently on view at CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, in Torino, twenty photographers have been called upon to recount events, great and small, through Italian figures and localities from the post-war years right up to the present day, in a blend of famous and less familiar photographs, of places known throughout the world and of ordinary citizens who make up the social and visual fabric of Italia.

As long as there are voices to speak out: spotlighting women photographers

Be that as it may, an imbalance in the voices admitted to publication continues to be felt today. This is true despite an increase in grants for journalists of color in the United States, the creation of professional initiatives, such as Women in Journalism in the UK or the IWMF in the United States, and the proliferation of training opportunities for photographers in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.

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