Why you are the future of photography. Street life ...
Jon Rafman's Google Street View, Via Valassa, Rho, Lombardy, Italy. Photograph: Jon Rafman Their manifesto begins: "Now, we're a series of editors. We all recycle, clip and cut, remix and upload. Ilustríssima - Por que morrem tantos fotógrafos de guerra? - 12/02. Sergio Larrain obituary. Although he was photographically active for scarcely more than a decade and was the author of just four books (all of them now collectors' items), the stature and reputation of the Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain, who has died aged 80, continued to grow after he withdrew from the vibrant European world of street photography to live in a meditational retreat.
Born into a professional family in Santiago (his father was an architect), he began by studying music. At the age of 18, he went to the US and studied forestry at the University of California, Berkeley, before transferring to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1954. He also travelled through Europe and the Middle East, taking a camera. "Pietà islamique" : sous le voile, la révolte. The meaning of 9/11's most controversial photo.
Thomas Hoepker chose not to publish this photograph in a book about 9/11.
Photograph: Thomas Hoepker/Magnum In the photograph Thomas Hoepker took on 11 September 2001, a group of New Yorkers sit chatting in the sun in a park in Brooklyn. Behind them, across brilliant blue water, in an azure sky, a terrible cloud of smoke and dust rises above lower Manhattan from the place where two towers were struck by hijacked airliners this same morning and have collapsed, killing, by fire, smoke, falling or jumping or crushing and tearing and fragmentation in the buildings' final fall, nearly 3,000 people. Ten years on, this is becoming one of the iconic photographs of 9/11, yet its history is strange and tortuous. Gisèle Freund et ses "victimes"
The shot that nearly killed me: War photographers – a special report. Adam Ferguson, Afghanistan, 2009 I was one of the first on the scene.
The Afghan security forces normally shut down a suicide bombing like this pretty quickly. I was able to get to the epicentre of the explosion. It was carnage, there were bodies, flames were coming out of the buildings. I remember feeling very scared because there was still popping and hissing and small explosions, and the building was collapsing. "Photographs 1961-1967", de Dennis Hopper : les années 1960 vues par Dennis Hopper.
Susan Sontag. Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism (1977) "Susan Sontag has written a book of great importance and originality. . . .
All future discussion or analysis of the role of photography in the affluent mass-media societies is now bound to begin with her book. "