Everybody Knows This is Nowhere This project explores the restless lives of adolescents growing up in Finnmark, the northernmost part of Norway. To a large extent Norway’s increasing wealth is due to fish, oil and minerals from this part of the country; yet several small communities are left as nowhere lands were local prospects may be limited. Privatization of the fishing industry in the 70’s made unemployment, the abandonment of fish factories and depopulation a part of reality. The young generation in Finnmark is the future; they carry with them the responsibility of keeping their small hometowns alive and building sustainable businesses in the area. But adolescents in these remote areas face different challenges than other teenagers; the Internet, magazines and television allow them the same input of popular culture, yet they do not have an equal chance to partake.
PhotoWings Here are some excerpts from this fascinating interview: Malcolm Daniel on our shared photographic heritage. From a historical standpoint, there are things to be learned from the past. From a more spiritual aspect, great works of art have the power to move us, whether they're made now or whether they were made 50 years ago, 100 years ago or 1,000 years ago or more. Tales Of The Old Bathtub: My Wife And Kids Take Part In Creating Surreal Stories My name is Sebastian Luczywo and I live in Poland. I’ve been an amateur photographer for three years now. I look at photography as my hobby and a way to communicate to the world the stories that come to my mind.
30 Under 30: The 2015 shortlist Once again we’ve teamed up with Magnum Photos and The Photography Show to offer 30 talented young photographers the chance to have their work exhibited. Here are the 60 who’ve made the shortlist… Competition was fierce for this year’s 30 Under 30 brief. Photo Booth April 16, 2014 Portfolio: Cathedrals of Ice This past February, thanks to an unusually cold winter, the sea caves along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, in northern Wisconsin, were accessible by foot for the first time in five years.
The dark side of denim Suppliers to Gap and Levis poison the heart of one of Africa’s poorest countries A destitute army of ragpickers patrol the vast waste-dump before me. A long trailer overflowing with the discarded remnants of Lesotho’s garment industry rocks as it bumps over a clearing between mounds of waste. In the twilight of dusk I can see tiny frames of children as they run between collapsed and burning pillars of denim and cotton.
Mrs. Deane : nothing is too amazing to be true non-digitally manipulated hand print © Yaseen Al-Obeidy The Kuwait Weeks were born out of a conversation I had with Kuwaiti photographer Mohammed Alkouh, who is currently having a solo show at CAP Kuwait, which includes a number of his recent studio portraits. We talked about his encounters in the traditional portrait studios, which gave him the love for the hand-colored image, and how for him those photographs, like real life instances of Oscar Wilde’s pictures of Dorian Gray, contained the presence and the youth of a family member now in advanced age or even deceased. Liz Kuball › Blog I know, I know, you’re up to your ears in Kickstarter emails from photographers, and I feel you, I really do. But this one is different. My little sister, Cara, is part of a group called the New Craft Artists in Action (NCAA), based in Boston. That’s them above (Cara is the cute one in the orange scarf).
The Playground ‹ Felicia Simion Photography Confronting the end of childhood as I know it, followed by the beginning of my so-called “adulthood”, has been much easier with my 5-year-old cousin, Felix, around. He is growing up in a small village in Romania, which many generations from my family have called home throughout their lives. Felix is developing himself in a traditional spirit, playing in the sand instead of using a tablet, being happy just by swimming in a small supermarket pool, riding the bike and gazing at the Milky Way, undisrupted by car lights and drunk lamps. At 19-years-old I discovered that there is a way back from gradually becoming an adult and losing our raw, unaltered spirit. I decided to join Felix in his games, where I would be the photographer, the story-teller, and he would act like various characters – a blonde little girl, a dog between dogs, a self-proclaimed cowboy – free from any kind of constraints.
pauljphotoroll.tumblr Most people closed their window shades and watched a movie on seatback screens. Meanwhile, thousands of feet below, fascinating stories were unfolding like this small volcano formed by a new rift zone in the Gulf of California, pulling the Baja peninsula away from mainland Mexico at a rate of 1cm a year. What will it look like in a million years? There were clusters of fishing boats, fiberglass skiffs surrounded by little white dots which I assume were seagulls waiting for discarded fish.
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Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez - En Sombra // In Shadow Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez is one of the 31 winners and finalists of the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2015! LensCulture is proud to present the work of these photographers who show us, each in their own way, why street photography today remains as fresh and vibrant as ever! I focus my photography on people, light and shadow. In "En Sombra," you will find 20 black and white candid street photos, with vivid geometry, strong juxtapositions and high-contrast lighting, taken and edited only with mobile phones.
A Ritual of Exile « VII Photo A Ritual of Exile The women are forced to live in rudimentary ‘chaupadi’ sheds, which are distanced from their family homes, they are forbidden to touch family members, eat at the same table and bathe in the same water. Indeed, the food the women are given comprises of nothing more than boiled rice and is thrown to them, as you may to an animal, by families members forbidden to touch these tainted women. Chaupadi is a severe and damaging practice declared illegal by Nepal’s Supreme Court in 2005. Three years later, the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare issued guidelines meant to eradicate the practice. Despite such legislation the practice is rife in these isolated communities.
NPPA: Best of Photojournalism 2014 BOP 2015 > > International News Picture Story 1st Place, International News Picture Story Mads Nissen/Politiken/ Panos Pictures The current ebola epidimic started in Guinea in December 2013, but arrived to Liberia and Sierra Leone during the spring of 2014. So far, almost 8,000 died.