Friday 16th April, 2010

In the Picture: Haiti Earthquake with David Levene

The photographers behind the pictures taken in the aftermath of January’s earthquake in Haiti flocked to scenes of razed buildings and distraught victims. David Levene and Inigo Gilmore were among them. These accomplished Guardian journalists will be in conversation with the Guardian’s head of photography, Roger Tooth, about what the real images of the damage wrought by the Haiti earthquake are like, what is being censored out in the media and the role that photographers play in such tragedies.

March 16, 2010

Journalism doesn’t pay, so what?

I never thought about making money when I set up Kigali Wire. From the beginning it has always been an experiment and it remains so. I never thought about making money when I shot my first photojournalism essay – which is in dire need of an editor’s hand… forgive me, it is my first bash […]

Wednesday 10th March, 2010

In the Picture with Ed Kashi: Curse of the Black Gold

Ed Kashi is a US-based photojournalist and filmmaker whose work spans over 60 countries including Nigeria, Iraq and Afghanistan. In March’s In the Picture,Ed Kashi will explore his experiences as a photojournalist, focusing on his work in the Niger Delta.

February 3, 2010

David Hoffman: The war on photography

In case you missed last night’s first In the Picture strand, here is a brief recap. We also have the discussion available on video and to download on podcast here – without his captivating pictures of course.

Tuesday 2nd February, 2010

In the Picture with David Hoffman: War on Photography

British photographer David Hoffman, who specialises in coverage of protest and has dedicated his career to documenting racial and social conflict, policing and social exclusion, will focus on the war being waged on photography through oppressive policing and privacy laws that limit press freedom.

December 11, 2009

Rena Effendi’s journey along the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline

Award-winning photographer Rena Effendi will be at the Frontline Club to discuss her new book Pipe Dreams – A chronicle of lives along the pipeline, that examines the reality behind the corporate image in a country transformed by the discovery of oil.
The photographer will discuss her journey along the the 1,700 km oil pipeline through her native Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey and the stories she collected along the way of people and their struggle against poverty.

September 18, 2009

Networking Party

As part of our Associate Membership programme The Frontline Club are proud to announce our second Networking Event, with the theme of Photography. We will start the evening with a panel discussion on the impact of citizen journalism on photography. The panel includes Turi Munthe (CEO, Demotix), Olivier Laurent (News Editor, British Journal of Photography), […]

Tuesday 23rd June, 2009

Narco Wars: In the Pic with Jason Howe – Colombia: Between the Lines

British photojournalist Jason P. Howe spent 5 years visiting some of the most war ravaged areas of Colombia. He lived with FARC rebels, right wing death squads, cocaine producers, Government forces and the internally displaced to produce the images for his book COLOMBIA: Between the Lines. As part of the event the Frontline Club will […]

Wednesday 17th June, 2009

In the Pic with Balazs Gardi & Teru Kuwayama – Two Sides of the Story

Balazs Gardi and Teru Kuwayama met at the world press photo masterclass in 2000, and developed a friendship and collaborative approach to photography and journalism in the years that followed. Following the September 11 attacks on the United States, they both embarked on long term explorations of the region that is now commonly referred to […]

June 2, 2009

Meanwhile in Somalia…

Another very powerful slideshow of images from Mogadishu in the Boston Globe’s Big Picture section this week. The caption for the image above by Mohamed Dahir reads, 31 Local journalists take pictures at the scene of the killing of a Somali government soldier near Mogadishu stadium, on May 11, 2009. Remains of dead soldiers littered […]

May 19, 2009

Sri Lanka: 25 years of war

As the government of Sri Lanka declares an end to the civil war that has lasted 25 years, The Guardian newspaper looks back over the conflict in a series of 31 images.

April 16, 2009

I have loved every day and every assignment

The Gulf Breeze News runs a portrait of Fred Waters, a WWII serviceman who later became a war reporter. He worked for the International News Service, which morphed into United Press International, before starting a 34 year career as a foreign correspondent with the Associated Press. There are some interesting quotes in the piece I […]

Friday 3rd April, 2009

NEW – In the picture with John D McHugh – War in Multimedia

In 2007, John D McHugh won the Frontline Club Award for his work in Afghanistan. In 2008, The Guardian commissioned him to produce an online project called “Six months in Afghanistan.” The project was to include photography, short films, audio slideshows, and blogging. “I wanted to use the full range of multimedia options open to […]

March 5, 2009

The Who will pay for journalism?

Hard times breed new journalism models. Donation driven journalism is nothing new. Christopher Albritton was something of a pioneer at the beginning of the second Gulf War. Sandeep Junnarkar used donations to fund a long form journalism project – Lives in Focus – on AIDS patients and access to medicine in India. He continues along […]

March 1, 2009

Finbarr O’ Reilly in Congo

Reuters photographer Finbarr O’Reilly has been travelling through the Democratic Republic of Congo taking some incredible photographs along the way. The Boston Herald showcases 38 images as a part of their excellent Big Picture series. Reuters recently held a live chat with Finbarr in Liberia which we hosted on this blog. Photo by Finbarr O’Reilly […]

January 14, 2009

Finbarr O’ Reilly discusses Congo LIVE

Reuters snapper Finbarr O’ Reilly will be discussing his experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo and what first took him to Africa live online today, Wednesday, Jan. 14. Finbarr will use the excellent mobile phone video broadcast tool Qik to broadcast live at 17.00 GMT / 1200 ET. You can follow Finbarr on Twitter […]

December 30, 2008

The life of a journalist is quite lonely

Marcus Bleasdale, photojournalist, Frontline Club member and regular on this blog, talks in the Daily Telegraph about how he got into photojournalism in his late twenties after a successful career in banking. Fascinating to hear more about his path into photography and how working the war zone beat has changed him. What with the banking […]

December 19, 2008

Tim Page sells snaps in Saigon

Tim Page, the photographer most famous for his Vietnam War coverage, is selling prints during an exhibition at the Cepage restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City this week. Page says a recent illness and money troubles have led him to the sale so that he can make enough cash to complete a new book, The […]

December 1, 2008

I wish I had a gun and not a camera

Sebastian D’Souza, picture editor at The Mumbai Mirror talks to The Independent about how he first heard the shooting and ran out of his office, opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji train station, to photograph the suspected terrorists during the attacks in Mumbai last week, “I ran into the first carriage of one of the trains on the […]

November 26, 2008

LIVE event: Gideon Mendel – Looking AIDS in the face

Award winning photographer Gideon Mendel has documented the impact of HIV/Aids in Africa for more than 12 years. He’ll be discussing his work at the Frontline Club tonight. If you can’t make it in person, do please join us online at 7.30pm UK time tonight Wed 26th November on the Frontline Club live channel, Tonight, […]

Wednesday 26th November, 2008

HIV / AIDS Season – In the picture with Gideon Mendel – Looking AIDS in the Face

26002.jpgGideon Mendel is an award winning photographer and has been documenting the impact of HIV/Aids in Africa for more than 15 years, working in 10 different countries to show the many ways the disease has devastated the lives of millions of ordinary people.

November 17, 2008

Women war photographers

Susan Meiselas, Jillian Edelstein and Jenny Matthews talk in The Guardian about their working lives as photographers on the frontline. There are more and more women doing it, they say, and the perceptions of others can help get to the story, “Though the secret service was on our case, we were not taken seriously because […]

October 23, 2008

The places we live

Jonas Bendiksen publishes the latest Magnum in Motion project today. Called The places we live, the project focusses on people who live in four slums across the world; from Caracas to the large Kibera slum in Nairobi, the Dharavi slum in the suburbs of Mumbai and the Indonesian capital Jakarta. He talks about the project […]

October 20, 2008

From warzone to psychiatrist

Paul Watson’s book Where war lives is reviewed on the Bloomberg site. Watson, who started out as a metro reporter on the Toronto Star, took his holidays in war zones. He ended up reporting from Eritrea, Angola, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan receiving the Pulitzer prize for his “Black Hawk Down” picture of a mob […]

October 17, 2008

Live event: The Life and work of Gerda Taro

You can now watch the event here. Gerda Taro, the pioneering photojournalist famed for her dramatic photographs from the Spanish Civil War comes under the spotlight tonight Friday 17 October. Irme Schaber, writer and lecturer on the history of exile photography, photojournalism and print-media, will be talking about Taros’ work at the Frontline Club. As […]

Friday 17th October, 2008

In the Picture with Irme Schaber: The Life and work of Gerda Taro

taro.jpgGerda Taro was a pioneering and largely unknown female photojournalist whose work consisted almost exclusively of dramatic photographs from the Spanish Civil War. Irme Schaber, Taro’s biographer and curator of the current exhibition at the Barbican will present and talk about a wide selection of Taro’s work.

October 14, 2008

Walter Astrada wins International Photography Award

Argentinian photographer Walter Astrada has won the Single Image category of the BJP’s International Photography Award for the image above of highlighting femicide in Guatemala, ‘Most of the bodies I take pictures of was the same. Not in the case of Maira. She was not only shot but it was 16 shots. It’s a lot.’ […]

October 9, 2008

Question over death of Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro was the first female war photographer. She photographed the Spanish Civil War. We’ll be celebrating her work at the Frontline Club on 17 October. Writing in the New Statesman Robin Stummer believes the pictures the 26-year old later became famous for are what led to her murder, According to the German academic Irme […]

October 8, 2008

The importance of photojournalism

Joanna Pitman discusses the changing nature of photojournalism in The Times in an era of camera phones in every other pocket and soldier-generated content from the front lines of every other war, “People like Philip Jones Griffiths and Larry Burrows made amazing bodies of work in Vietnam,” says the photojournalist Tom Stoddart. “But after that […]

October 3, 2008

James Nachtwey to unveil global project

[video:youtube:AGKZhNK_pHw] James Nachtwey recieved the 2007 TED Talks prize just over a year ago. You can see his acceptance speech in the video presentation above. At the end of his speech he said, “I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it, in […]