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. Loads to share… Features and Essays The Deadliest Art in the World Photograph by Luke Jerram Luke Jerram makes the deadliest art in the world. His subjects have caused pain and suffering for hundreds of millions of people throughout history. 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.
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
Chris Jordan - Intolerable Beauty Exploring around our country's shipping ports and industrial yards, where the accumulated detritus of our consumption is exposed to view like eroded layers in the Grand Canyon, I find evidence of a slow-motion apocalypse in progress. I am appalled by these scenes, and yet also drawn into them with awe and fascination. The immense scale of our consumption can appear desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic, and even darkly beautiful; for me its consistent feature is a staggering complexity. The pervasiveness of our consumerism holds a seductive kind of mob mentality. Collectively we are committing a vast and unsustainable act of taking, but we each are anonymous and no one is in charge or accountable for the consequences.
Up Magazine – TAP Portugal » Michael Biberstein — Swiss One of the most important foreign artists living in Portugal chose the Alentejo as his home. Biberbstein explores the landscape on canvas and much more. His friend, film director Fernando Lopes, talks about him. “My friend Mike is half Swiss, half American. He’s a painter and he’s lived in Portugal for 30 years, where he discovered his Ilha dos Amores. So, he’s also Portuguese.” 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.
Matthias Heiderich Photography Examples of contemporary architecture in the cities of Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin.Photography2013 Architecture, places, and scenes photographed in the cities of Hamburg, Groningen, Bremerhaven, Berlin. All images © Matthias Heiderich, 2014.Photography2014 Examples of contemporary architecture in the cities of Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Avilés, Bilbao. Photography2013 Kali Revisited - More pictures from potash dump Heringen - also known as 'Monte Kali'.Photography2013 Bonjour tristesse - Berlin and Potsdam in autumn / winterDigital Photography, Photography2013 Dubai and Abu Dhabi, 2013.