Sharing a curated selection of the best photojournalism

        

DIGEST

Explore a hand-picked, non-algorithmic digest of readings on photojournalism, documentary photography and visual culture; with a focus on migration, inequality, armed conflicts and environmental issues.

DIGEST

Explore a hand-picked, non-algorithmic digest of readings on photojournalism, documentary photography and visual culture; with a focus on migration, inequality, armed conflicts and environmental issues.

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INEQUALITY
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MIGRATION

ENVIRONMENT

MAY 2017

MAY 2017

Shaken Photojournalism Industry Questions Itself After Souvid Datta Scandal

Time Lightbox

Time’s Olivier Laurent extends his report on the Souvid Datta scandal. Fred Richtin: “I think we’re making an enormous error by supporting the more visual and spectacular as opposed to the more thoughtful.

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Photography, plagiarism and the politics of grants

Suchitra Vijayan

In Suchitra Vijayan’s opinion, “Datta is simply an outcome of a very rotten system” and his work, “deeply orientalist and eurocentric”.

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Yale Launches an Archive of 17K Photographs Documenting the Great Depression

Open Culture

Yale University has launched Photogrammar, a sophisticated web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing these 170,000 historic photographs.

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How Photojournalists Cover Sexual Violence Against Women

The New York Times - Lens

Nina Berman on alternative ways to document human rights violations: “Why are stories of vulnerable and suffering women and girls, often with pleading or blank expressions and seen in faraway lands, praised and rewarded by American and European grant makers, portfolio reviewers and editors?”

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Cameras, communication, and the intimacy of a moment

John Macpherson

“It’s an interesting concept that invariably what you photograph when you take pictures of people like this, is actually a reflection of yourself.”

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On Richard Mosse's Incoming

Conscientious Photography Magazine

Jörg M. Colberg critiques Richard Mosse’s Incoming (the book, not the installation): “I don’t feel I am made to look past the aesthetic of these pictures. […] the work’s stylization feels too self-conscious and too much in deference of the technology.”

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These photos show what Boko Haram suicide bombers have tried to blow up

In Sight - The Washington Post

‘War can feel distant at times like that, but it can also feel never-ending’: Ashley Gilbertson’s photographs of bombing sites in Nigeria.

In Pictures

The Hunted

The New York Times - Lens

Really impressive work by Portuguese freelancer Daniel Rodrigues on what it means to be albino in Mozambique: “I came to this corner of southern Africa in 2015 to chronicle the albino community and its difficulties. I took hundreds of photographs and met dozens of albinos and their families. What I found was fear.” 

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Inequality

Putting a Face to the NHS crisis

Dazed

British photographer Lewis Khan set himself the impossible task of illustrating the “intangible” concept of privatisation and damaging reorganisation with his photo series Love Time. He quickly found the more captivating story to put behind the lens beyond the daily affairs of the busy hospital were the powerful relationships between the heroic staff and those who put their lives in their hands.

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Inequality

Beauty & The Culture of Criticism

Deepanjana

On Souvid Datta and how his case reflects the lack of criticism in India: “We’ve actively discouraged criticism in India. Criticism hasn’t been taught and […] no critical thinking means no analysis, no debate and an assumption that you can get away with anything.

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The Black Photographer

The Huffington Post

Suchitra Vijayan and Brent Lewis discuss race and photography: “I still have to deal with peoples expectation of what it means to be black.”

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Ethics, Dignity and Responsibility in Visual Journalism

Jason Tanner

Jason Tanner, founder of Human Rights for Journalism, on the implications of reporting on human rights issues: “In 2017’s hyper-mediatized and image saturated world, we don’t need more imagery, we need more meaning.”

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Combat Photographer’s Last Photo a Resounding Media Failure

Reading The Pictures

Michael Shaw: “When startling imagery is published in ‘cheap to produce’ news photo galleries, context is always an issue. ”

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Looking at Evidence

The Paris Review

Sandra S. Philipps analyses one of the most influential photobooks of the 70’s, now re-issued: “Making photographs is not the only, or perhaps even the major issue provoked by the medium, and understanding how photography is used can also be integrated into its meaning.”

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Why Souvid Datta’s image theft is the least of the problem

The British Journal of Photography

The BJP speaks with Benjamin Chesterton and Shreya Bhat, the two that broke the Souvid Datta scandal, about how it reflects the state of the photo industry.

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Altered Images

Bronx Documentary Center

Explore an Archive of 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography

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APRIL 2017

APRIL 2017

Creating award-winning work and a sustainable, safe environment for freelancers

Witness

4 WPP contest winners to share their thoughts and experiences about what goes into creating a sustainable and safe environment for freelancers.

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Trucking water to Uganda's refugee camps

BBC

Tommy Trenchard reports on the main challenge that the refugee camps of northern Uganda face: the lack of water.

In Pictures

The Role of Photography in Syria’s War

Time Lightbox

Will publishing too many images from Syria’s war risk desensitization? Will cherry-picking, out of fear of the former, induce sanitization?

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12 Photographers Win 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships

PDN Online

Mary F. Calvert, Maggie Steber and Zoe Strauss are among the 12 photographers who have been named Guggenheim Fellows for 2017.

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When War Becomes a Part of Life

No Caption Needed

Hariman: “Is war really the exception, or are we already too accustomed to it to avoid it?  Are war and peace already so interwoven that we can’t imagine much beyond the same two alternating colors?”

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Incoming: The Collateral Damage of Conceptual Documentary

Lewis K. Bush - Witness

“Mosse is, I think, being disingenuous to suggest the root of this dehumanization is in the technology when it is also very clearly in his choices as an artist.”

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Photography’s Limits in the Age of Trump’s EPA

Reading The Pictures

Rebecca Adelman on the limits of photography when it comes to document radiation, “a menace that does not lend itself readily to being photographed.”

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A Life of Wars: Don McCullin Reflections

Lens Culture

Drawing on over a half-century of experience, this award-winning photojournalist reflects on a career “wasted photographing wars.”

Video

For freelancers, timely pay could be a matter of survival

Frontline Freelance

“A furore played out in media circles last week after Condé Nast announced new payment terms. Initial reports stated that a fee would be charged for the privilege of prompt payment.”

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The V&A announces a new Photography Centre in London

The British Journal of Photography

“The addition of the Royal Photographic Society’s huge collection of prints, books and equipment sees the museum create a state of the art new centre.”

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Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump

Kate Imbach

Kate Imbach looked to Melania’s Twitter history and examined her photographs as though they were a body of work.

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Ansel Adams: Photography with Intention

Aeon Mag

“What can Ansel Adams’s enduring photography teach us in the age of Instagram?”

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Dispatches: Istanbul

Aperture

“In this country, which occasionally tops the New York–based Committee to Protect Journalists’s annual list of the world’s leading jailers of journalists, taking pictures is an increasingly political and dangerous act.”

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Sight Unseen

RadioLab

Lynsey Addario captured, picture by picture, the death of a US marine in Afghanistan. “Who should see them, who gets to decide who should see them, and what can pictures like that do, to those of us far away from the horrors of war and those of us who are all too close to it?”

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MARCH 2017

MARCH 2017

Inside France's Rust Belt

Time - Pictures by Chris Morris VII

France’s version of the Rust Belt is just two hours north of majestic Paris, but when TIME photographer Christopher Morris and I traveled around the area it felt, in parts, like another country.

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Inequality

 

Content vs Technology

Salvatore Vitale

Defining the Contemporary Photographer: “The old order is about to end and a new era is ready to begin, actually, I don’t think this new era has really begun yet. We are in the midst of change and, as many of you have already found, it is all very complex.”

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The Times Sweeps Overseas Press Club Photo Awards

NYTimes

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.

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An Expansive View of a Forgotten People

The NYTimes

How did a 47-by-20-inch photo, one of the largest images ever published in The NYTimes, come together?

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The face of hunger

BBC

Photographer Mustafa Saeed spent eight days travelling across in Somalia’s self-declared republic of Somaliland with charity Save the Children.

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Inequality

The New York Times Doubles Day Rates

Around The Lens

The NYTimes will more than double its day rate for photographers, from $200 they’re currently paying to $450.

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150 Years Ago Today, the US Bought Alaska From Russia

The Atlantic

“In the last 150 years, Alaska has seen several gold rushes, an oil boom, a groundbreaking distribution of lands to Native groups, a disastrous oil spill, a tremendous growth in tourism, and much more.”

In Pictures

The Fires of Qayyarah

Time Lightbox

French Freelance Edouard Elias photographs the Iraqi firefighters fighting ISIS oil fires.

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Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4

The New York Times

“For the first time since anyone can remember, there is a very real possibility of four famines — in SomaliaSouth SudanNigeria and Yemen — breaking out at once, endangering more than 20 million lives.”

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'The first thing that hits you is the smell'

AFP Correspondent

AFP photographers Omar Haj Kadour and Mohamed Al-Bakour recount what they saw at the hospitals after news came that there had been a suspected chemical attack in a rebel-held northwestern town in Syria.

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Photos of the forgotten teenagers of Thatcher's Britain

Dazed

Almost 40 years ago, Tish Murtha’s extraordinary documentation of Newcastle’s unemployed youth sparked a debate in the UK Parliament.

In Pictures

Inequality

Inside Egypt’s women’s prisons

Mada Masr

After former President Mohamed Morsi was removed from power in July 2013, dozens of women were arrested for political reasons.

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Inequality

 

Closing Standing Rock

Magnum Photos

“Larry Towell bears witness to the emotional acceptance and final throes of resistance as the protests against the North Dakota Access Pipeline are finally cleared.”

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Bob Adelman's Archive Acquired by Library

Hyperallergic

575,000 images by Civil Rights Photographer Bob Adelman go to Library of Congress.

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Uganda welcomes refugees – but at an environmental cost

The Guardian

“With the refugees being given land, voices are calling for education and funds to prevent the total destruction of trees”

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Getty Research Institute Acquires Allan Sekula’s Papers

Artnet

“A few decades before globalization was at the forefront of many artists’ minds, Sekula, who died in 2013, was making work about how people, objects, and information travel around the world.”

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The Exhibit that Transformed Photography

The New Yorker

This new photographic style, pioneered a decade before, by Robert Frank, in “The Americans,” combined the un-self-conscious informality of the family snapshot with the authenticity of documentary photography and the immediacy of a news picture.”

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The Algorithmic Photojournalist

By Lewis Bush, Witness

Are we witnessing the start of a radically different newsroom, one which is algorithmically led, and where human journalists play an increasingly uncertain, perhaps irrelevant, part? 

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'Have We Opened the Gates of Hell With Our Images?'

The Atlantic

Since the middle of last year, a group of Filipino reporters, photographers, and cameramen have been at the frontline of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. They are a different type of war correspondent, and the drug war, a different type of war.

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Native Agency Nurtures New Storytellers in Africa & Latin America

The New York Times

“Photographers from Africa and Latin America think the western gaze is how you make it in the industry, that poverty and blood-drenched photos are the ones that are going to sell because it’s the one that is portrayed the most. This is what makes it to the news. This is how western photographers get their stories”

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Inequality

The children of Yemen

Reuters - The Wider Image

Reuters photographer Khaled Abdullah has documented the lives of the children at al-Shawkani Foundation for Orphan Care, who have born the brunt of the country’s collapse.

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Women Photograph: war, weddings and nightclub queues

The Guardian

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman’s new website aims to showcase the versatility of female photographers and dismantle decades of industry bias.

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Inequality

The Picturesque Views of Europe’s Invisible Borders

Wired

Valerio Vincenzo spent eight years traveling more than 10,000 miles along the EU’s internal borders, documenting the radical change the Schengen agreement has had on the landscape.

In Pictures

Muhammed Muheisen on the Greek Refugee Camps

Here And There with Dave Marash

Dave Marash talks with AP Images photojournalist Muhammed Muheisen about his experience in the Greek refugee camps.

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Guy Martin wins Viewbook's Visual Storytelling Grant

Viewbook

The English photographer was awarded for his project ‘The Parallel State’, which focuses on the duality of modern Turkish life: “the seen and unseen, the interplay between fact and fiction.”
 

How to Steal a River

Magnum Photos

“To feed an enormous building boom, India’s relentless sand miners have devastated the waterways that make life there possible.”

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Denmark returns to Iraq

Politiken

After four bloody years, Denmark withdrew in 2007 from the Iraqi war. Now the Danes are back in the war-torn country with a mandate for both air and ground military operations, as part of the fight against the terrorist organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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The Photos Syrian Refugees Carried

Pictures by Muhammed Muheisen / National Geographic.

Heading into war—in Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam War novel The Things They Carried—soldiers packed letters, bibles, and soap. Coming out of war—in photographer Muhammed Muheisen’s series “Memories from Syria”—refugees clutched photographs.

In Pictures

Donald Weber Talks War Journalism

UATV - YouTube

Donald Weber Talks War Journalism

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Nigeria’s Battles With Boko Haram Scar the Land and Its People

Pictures by Ashley Gilbertson

“While working on an article on civilian massacres by the Nigerian military, Ashley Gilbertson and I heard reports that soldiers were burning villages.”

Aerial Pictures

Photojournalism’s Uncertain Future? She Begs to Differ

The New York Times

Leslye Davis, a young video journalist & photographer for NYTimes came with a differing, more optimistic point of view: “I do believe all these changes will continue to promote people who traditionally have not been empowered”.

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In Photos: Refugees Rescued in the Stormy Mediterranean

Pictures by Kevin McElvaney / National Geographic

Kevin McElvaney joins SOS Méditerranée as they pull hundreds of refugees out of the sea along the treacherous Mediterranean route to Europe.

In Pictures

When Will Demands for Gender Equity Turn into Assignments for Women Photographers?

PDN

When will all of the positive talk about the need for gender balance translate to assignments for women from major media organizations?

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Inequality

How and why photographs matter

Conscientious Photography Magazine

Jörg M. Colberg: “We ought to realize that a large part of the problems that are attached to photography come from the outside and have nothing to do with the medium.”

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Magnum Foundation announces grantees

Magnum

The Magnum Foundation Fund announced this year’s list of grantees. Daniel Castro García or Marko Drobnjakovic are among them.

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Since Trump, Quiet Upstate Road Becomes a Busy Exit From U.S.

With Pictures by Todd Heisler / NY Times

Border officials and aid workers say there has been a surge in people illegally crossing from the United States in the months since President Trump was elected, many of them natives of Muslim countries making bids for asylum.

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War Consumes South Sudan

With Pictures by Tyler Hicks / NY Times

South Sudan’s war and its full ugliness are engulfing new, previously peaceful areas of the nation, spelling horror for the victims and signifying something deeper: This country is cracking apart.

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Rineke Dijkstra wins the 2017 Hasselblad Award

The British Journal of Photography

“The Dutch photographer has scooped the prestigious prize for her body of work from the last 30 years, portraits which often focus on children and adolescents.”

34 Female Photographers to Follow From Around the World

TIME Lightbox

Kira Pollack reached out globally to the most acclaimed female photojournalists, curators and directors of photography in the industry, asking them to select one female photojournalist that they believe is worthy of recognition. The result is an astonishing collection of brilliant work from around the world.

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A Crude Awakening

Time Lightbox

A Visual Exploration of the DAPL & Keystone XL Pipeline Controversy. Nine photographers explore the environmental consequences of oil production across the US and Canada.

In Pictures 

Guy Martin shoots The Parallel State in Turkey

BJP / Diane Smyth

Taking a new approach to documentary photography after a near-death experience in Libya, Guy Martin captured Turkey’s fantasies as well as its increasingly violent realities.

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Portraits of South Sudanese Refugees

TIME Lightbox

Photographer Ugo Borga traveled to South Sudan to cover the ongoing conflict that’s been plaguing the country since officially declaring its independence from Sudan in 2011.

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Talking Photography With Elliott Erwitt

The New York Times

New York Times Staff Photographer Todd Heisler talks with Elliott Erwitt in Perpignan, France (2005).

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FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

Christopher Nunn wounded in Avdiyivka, Ukraine

The Independent

The British photographer was admitted with severe eye injuries at a Mechnikov hospital in Dnipro at 4 AM Friday, February 3, after being wounded in a massive militant shelling of Avdiyivka in Donbas. Early reports of 33 year-old losing an eye were “fake news”, according to his translator.

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4 Key Impacts of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

National Geographic

The controversial projects, revived by the Trump administration, could affect animals, climate and people. Here’s how.

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The problem with Photojournalism and Africa

Al-Jazeera – Neelika Jayawardane

“Africa remains a monolithic space of violence and poverty (…) because the images and narratives chosen by powerful news agencies and newspapers continue to speak to foundational myths that Europe manufactured about Africa in order to better ease their conquest”.

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Quandary in South Sudan: Should It Lose Its Hard-Won Independence?

The New York Times

-Pictures by Tyler Hicks, Lynsey Addario and Albert G. Farran-

Just a few years ago, South Sudan accomplished what seemed impossible: independence. Now, with millions of its people hungry or displaced by civil war, a radical question has emerged: Should they lose its independence?

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Empathy and Photography

Magnum Photos

Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur, Save the Children’s director of creative content Jess Crombie and writer and photographer Colin Pantall discuss the role of emotional connection as both an objective and a tool in documentary photography.

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Halfway Through the Battle for Mosul

The Atlantic

As soldiers solidify their gains in the east, and some refugees return to their homes, Iraqi forces are gearing up to cross the Tigris River to push ISIS out of western Mosul as well.

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A former refugee’s moving photos of a crisis that he knows so well

The Washington Post – Pictures by Sinawi Medine

He fled his country, leaving his home and family. He crossed a desert and a sea only to arrive on the streets of Europe with nothing. Now, years later, with a camera in his hand and on a boat in the middle of that same sea, he looked into the eyes of the desperate people in front of him and saw himself.

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A Powerful Reminder of America’s Immigrant Roots

Artsy

August Sherman’s portraits, showing a diverse swathe of new Americans from Romania, Russia, Italy, Morocco or Guadalupe, are being deployed across social media sites as emblems of America’s rich cultural diversity.

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Iraqis lament Trump travel ban that disregards their service to America

The Guardian

Among the millions of people affected by Trump’s de facto ban on immigration from seven muslim-majority countries, two people who sacrificed their safety on behalf of an America that slammed its doors in their faces tell their story.

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Fatal Migrations

The Intercept

Since 2001, at least 2,600 migrants have died while attempting the perilous crossing from Mexico into Arizona. Each circle in the interactive visualization below corresponds to the known location of someone’s death.

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Pete Souza on 8 years as chief White House Photographer

The British Journal of Photography

“Good documentary photography can give people an insight into the world in a way that words can’t. It’s the universal language”

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Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016 wins BJP’s International Photography Award

The British Journal of Photography

Daniel Castro Garcia has won the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award 2017, with a series depicting migrants caught up in the European refugee crisis.

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Journalists among wounded in Al-Shabab’s Mogadishu hotel attack

NUSOJ

At least 7 journalists, including AFP’s photojournalist Mohamed Abdiwahab, were wounded in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).

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Europe’s Migrant Trail, Through the Instagrams of Refugees

The New Yorker

Belgian photographer Tomas van Houtryve , supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, followed the “digital breadcrumbs” left by refugees on social media as they passed through Turkey, Greece, and France. He discovered that many refugees emphasized not the suffering of their journey but moments that were joyous, triumphant, and even amusing.

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Israeli Police Evict Settlers From Illegal Outpost

The Atlantic

Israeli police began evicting several dozen hardline Jewish settlers and supporters from an unauthorized outpost settlement in the West Bank.

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Hannah Arendt on Totalitarianism, Lies, Facts and Theories

The New York Review of Books

Hannah Arendt made the comments that follow in 1974 during an interview with the French writer Roger Errera.

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Kodak Wants To Bring Back More Films

Time’s Lightbox

Early this month Kodak announced plans to resurrect one of its most iconic film stocks: Ektachrome.Time has learned that other discontinued films could follow suit.

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WPP Juror Unable to Travel to Amsterdam after Trump’s Ban on Muslims

World Press Photo – Lars Boering

Eman Mohammed, a Palestinian photojournalist, has been advised to avoid leaving the US as the confusion around Trump’s executive order means she could risk being unable to return afterwards, although she is a legal resident and her nationality is not among the ones listed in the order. She was supposed to be part of this year’s World Press Photo Jury. 

Edward Burtynsky’s Quest to Photograph a Changing Planet

The New Yorker

For nearly four decades, Edward Burtynsky has been documenting the global industrial landscape. The celebrated Canadian photographer’s aerial pictures show us how modern life is affecting the natural world.

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More pictures – Burtynsky’s Corrupted Landscapes

The Purpose of Photojournalism in a Post-Truth Era

Time’s Lightbox

Former AP Photos VP Santiago Lyon analyses the role of photojournalism in the Trump Era, when “even documentary evidence is disputed and the battle for the information space is chaotic and fought on a thousand fronts.”

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The Uncertain Future of Photojournalism

The New York Times

A pessimistic conversation between James Estrin, NY Times Staff Photographer and Lens Blog Co-Editor, and Donald R. Winslow, former editor of the NPPA’s News Photographer magazine and website: “Only the rich kids get to play at photojournalism today”

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The Treacherous Medium

Boston Review

“The undeniable limitations of the photograph, especially its inability to reveal relationships or explicate causes, don’t negate its distinctive essence: unlike a painting or a piece of writing, it is a document of the real.” By Susie Linfield

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The problem with photojournalism and Africa

Al Jazeera

Neelika Jayawardane: “Africa remains a monolithic space of violence and poverty (…) because the images and narratives chosen by powerful news agencies and newspapers continue to speak to foundational myths that Europe manufactured about Africa in order to better ease their conquest”.

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On Photography

Teju Cole

Teju Cole, writer, art historian and photographer, considers photographs and their work on his invaluable column of the New York Times Magazine.

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The Unspoken Consequences of a Photojournalist's Life

TIME

Priceless advice from Ed Kashi: “Disappearing into the background is an effective strategy to bear witness to moments that would otherwise be inaccessible… But what happens when you become so expert at this that you begin to disappear in your own life?”

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American Photo 1996 : Is Photojournalism dead ?

L'Oeil de la Photographie

19 years ago, 40 leading figures of the industry were asked whether photojournalism was dead. These were their responses.

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Can brands save photojournalism?

The Drum

Verbatim, a new picture agency attached to Getty, believes to have found a way to build an alternative business model “that will appeal to marketers and brands without compromising the integrity of the photographers.Is this the best way to regain readers’ trust? Probably not.

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The Exhibit That Transformed Photography

The New Yorker

Philip Gefter: “For these new photographers, the camera was not only a tool for recording and describing the world but for recognizing and examining their personal interactions with it.”

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Why the Best War Reporter in a Generation Had to Suddenly Stop

Esquire

After fourteen years of being immersed in the bloody wars of our era, C.J. Chivers came home.

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Women Photographers Are Being Written Out of the War Narrative

Time Lightbox

“For women, risk-taking is more likely to be perceived as foolhardy or irresponsible; punishment for rejecting traditional gender roles that puts them back in their place as homemakers and caregivers in a patriarchal society.”

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Why Some Wars (Like Syria’s) Get More Attention Than Others (Like Yemen’s)

The Interpreter (NYT)

“Today there is little awareness of South Sudan’s continuing catastrophic collapse or the Central African Republic’s civil war. The civil war in Somalia simmers into its third decade, barely noticed.”

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Sebastião Salgado’s Advice For Young Photographers Today

By Severin Matusek, Medium

“If you’re young and have the time, go and study. Study anthropology, sociology, economy, geopolitics. Study so that you’re actually able to understand what you’re photographing. What you can photograph and what you should photograph.”

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‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’

The New York Times

Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines, Daniel Berehulak documented 57 homicide victims over 35 days. Probably the best photojournalism feature published in 2016.

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The pictures of the first American female war photographer killed in action

The Washington Post

From Japan in WWII to Vietnam, the French-Algerian war, the Hungarian uprising or the Cuban Revolution, Dickey Chapelle covered almost all the armed conflicts her generation witnessed.

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The Greatest War Photographer You’ve Never Heard Of

New York Times

“Very few women went to Vietnam as journalists, and even fewer as dedicated war photojournalists. In fact, for most of the 1960s, there were only two: Dickie Chapelle, who was killed by a grenade in 1965, and Catherine Leroy.”

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There is more than one truth to tell in the heartbreaking story of Aleppo

The Independent

Robert Fisk“It’s time to tell the other truth: that many of the “rebels” whom we in the West have been supporting are among the cruellest and most ruthless of fighters in the Middle East.”

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Sight Unseen

RadioLab

Lynsey Addario captured, picture by picture, the death of a US marine in Afghanistan. “Who should see them, who gets to decide who should see them, and what can pictures like that do, to those of us far away from the horrors of war and those of us who are all too close to it?”

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