A former refugee’s moving photos of a crisis that he knows so well. (Sinawi Medine) It was like looking in a mirror.
Years ago, he had taken the same long and painful journey. 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. “When I photograph the people, it’s the same as like I photograph myself,” photographer Sinawi Medine told The Washington Post, speaking of his time working as a photographer aboard rescue boats in the Mediterranean. NO CAPTION NEEDEDNO CAPTION NEEDED - ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS, PUBLIC CULTURE, AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY. French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers. “A visual shock.
For the first time in its history, Libération is published without photographs. In their place: a series of empty frames that create a form of silence; an uncomfortable one. It’s noticeable, information is missing, as if we had become a mute newspaper. [A newspaper] without sound, without this little internal music that accompanies sight,” writes Brigitte Ollier, a journalist Libération‘s Culture desk.
Ollier is right, and by choosing to maintain the newspaper’s usual design – with its articles flowing around the spaces where images should have been shown -Libération has succeeded in its attempt to show the power and importance of photography in our understanding of world events. The French newspaper explains its decision with these opening words, published on its front page: “Libération vows an eternal gratitude to photography, whether produced by photojournalists, fashion photographers, portraitists, or conceptual artists.
Definition: Photography and Ethics. Photographic Ethics Ethics is about the moral principles that people work with. Societies, countries, groups all have ways of deciding what is right and wrong. ‘Correctness’ or acceptable conduct is one of the outcomes of ethics. Photographers have developed their own ideas about what is right and wrong. As you might expect there are different opinions. File editing and post-processing Editing image files and post-processing can be extremely invasive, virtually or completely changing the original file. The sophisticated array of editing tools available allow the creation of something new. If the image relates to issues of justice or reporting then ethical concerns over image edits have much more force.
Benjamin Krain - Photojournalist. 2013 in Photojournalism. May 5, 2013.
Dhaka, Bangladesh. An activist tries to take another severely injured activist to the hospital. Photograph by Atish Saha/Demotix/Corbis.This photo did what I wish my images would do. Marrakech: The city that distrusts photographers. The English photographer Mark Power, who is quiet, self-effacing and a bit shy, is telling me what happened when he went out shooting on the streets of Marrakech with his American colleague Jim Goldberg, who is none of these things.
"Jim was having a pretty hard time.
John Moore's Photos of Deportees. Almost every day of the week in places like Mesa, Ariz., federal authorities send planes filled with deportees back to Central America.
Originally arrested for anything from traffic offenses to murder, they end up patted down and shackled with 100 others who had been in this country illegally. Even more are deported by land across the Mexican border. During President Obama’s first term of office, authorities deported a record 1.5 million people. Image Hype. Turning Point: Daniel Rodrigues's Second Chance.
The business of photojournalism. 13 February 2013Last updated at 04:29 ET Times are hard, the economy is sluggish and photographers are far from immune to the situation.
Add to that the vast number of people chasing commissions means it's a tough time for those looking for financial backing. REVIEW: Robert Knoth & Antoinette DeJong – “POPPY: Trails of Afghan Heroin” (2012. Poppy claims to trace the Afghan the entire recent history of the opium trade, to describe trafficking routes and opium’s impact on millions of people.
It claims to do all of this on an enormous scale; across 13 countries and with more than 17 years of on-the-ground reportage. Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin By Paul Loomis for ASX, November, 2012.
Goodbye To Martine Franck, Famed Photographer : The Picture Show. Last week, the world lost a renowned photographer with the passing of Martine Franck.
She died of cancer in Paris at the age of 74. If you haven't heard of her, take a look at this gallery of photos on the website of her photo agency, Magnum. hide captionPhotographer Martine Franck, Venice, Italy, 1972. Former VII Photo director launches new multi-platform photo agency. Documenting 2012 in pictures – February snow. Wednesday 25 January 2012 « P H O T O J O U R N A L I S M L I N K S. Apologies for no updates in nearly three weeks…just been busy with own work… But here we go again.
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