VÃ©ronique de Viguerie‘s image on Afghan men in Kandahar is profiled on the excellent Verve Photo blog, â€œI took this picture in Kandahar. I was doing a story on the growing influence of the Taliban in southern Afghanistan. I was told that the Taliban were using poor people to work for them. So early morning […]
New York Times photographer Michael Kamber describes his most recent flight into Baghdad, Circling over Baghdad, the pilot corkscrews down to avoid ground fire. Landing here, your imagination does the work, scanning the ground for the flash of something being launched, as if you could do anything anyway. But still, itâ€™s good to worry. link
James Nachtwey, the multi-award winning war photographer, talked about his work at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville at the weekend. Photo District News has more, “People have asked me many times how I’ve survived so many battles,” [said Nachtwey]. “It’s really a matter of being mindful of what’s going on around you, […]
Latest shots from Zoriah inside the red zone in Baghdad are on Flickr. Click the image above to watch the slideshow. His blog is here.
Photo District News Online talked to ten photographers who have photographed in mainland China and asks their advice on how best to work in this heavily censored country, “Sometimes the political situation is dominant (anti-NATO riots 1999, the annual party congress), and sometimes it fades. But during the Olympics you can be sure it will […]
John D. McHugh’s latest video report from Afghanistan is live on The Guardian website. John also has another film, “Captain McChrystal’s Thanksgiving” and a new audio slideshow called “Not fit for task” up on the site too. Both are part of a “flash” presentation. John dropped me an email to say he’s working hard on […]
Annaliza Savage, Wired.com’s multimedia editor, writes about how photographer Ziv Koren used a “finger camera” on top of his camera while photographing conflict zones. Film director Solo Avital later used a mix of stills and video to produce the More than 1000 Words documentary, In order to film Koren on the West Bank, Gaza and […]
The British Journal of Photography is holding a series of lectures this month. Among the snappers set to speak is Sean Smith. Sean works for The Guardian and previously spoke at the Frontline Club. He is currently in Iraq, Among the [speakers] will be two of Britainâ€™s top portrait photographers, Harry Borden and Alastair Thain, […]
zoriah_graffiti_latrine_toilette_soldier_war_iraq_diary, originally uploaded by Zoriah. Zoriah is a photojournalist reporting from Kuwait and into Iraq. He’s using a blog to document his work and some of the quirkier sights he encounters. For example, the toilets stalls on Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait, Photography in Ali Al Salem is strictly forbidden, but I […]
The deadline for the Ian Parry Scholarship is June 20. Entrants need to upload a digitial portfolio of their work to the Ian Parry website before the deadline, Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years old. The […]
Freelance photographer Trent Keegan was murdered on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. His body was found in a ditch on Wednesday, 28 May. I’m not going to say much more about this at the moment, but I’d like to point you Nairobi-based, Frontline blogger, Rob Crilly who knew Trent and is following the case. As […]
[video:youtube:FVArFUxyNFM] The Frontline Club magazine this month mentions the inaugural Frontline Club journalism awards. These awards will raise money for the Frontline Club Fixers Fund. James Nachtwey recently praised the fixers who help him work as a war photographer in his Presidentâ€™s award acceptance speech at the Overseas Press Club in New York, As journalists […]
The Guardian’s Declan Walsh reports from Garmser, on the frontline of the fight with the Taliban in Afghanistan via audio slideshow on the newspaper’s website.
Capa is remembered for coining the phrase “the concerned photographer,” describing those who use their photography to contribute to humanityâ€™s well-being. The idea has been an inspiration for countless photojournalists over the last five decades. link Capa founded the International Center of Photography in 1974 as a place to store his brother Robert’s archives and […]
Frontline Club regulars reporter Anthony Loyd and photographer Seamus Murphy put together an audio slideshow from Palomas, Mexico. Click the image above to watch and listen the report, or you can read the same story here, Palomas is no stranger to violent death. Straddling a main contraband route across the Mexican-US border, the settlement has […]
Digital Journalist publishes pictures and words from contributing photographer James Whitlow Delano. He was in Burma working on another assignment when Cyclone Nargis hit. For ten days he was able to travel the Irrawaddy River Delta and photograph what he found, Few western journalists managed to get in to the country, and those who did […]
Click the image above to see the slideshow from Helmand province in Afghanistan via David Viggars
Photographer Sean Smith is profiled in the Press Gazette today. Sean used video and stills photography in Iraq to report for the Guardian newspaper and he talked about his pictures at the Frontline Club in February soon after winning his Press Photographer of the year award. He talks about his no-nonsense apporach and the importance […]
David Viggars continues his tale of how he became a news photographer on the Reuters photographers blog. He was working as a newbie in Rome when he went to report on the aftermath of an earthquake in southern Italy and how ‘missing the story’ taught him not to miss it again, I blew it. I […]
John D. McHugh’s latest installment in The Guardian today details his move to an outpost of Speray in Khowst province about 900 metres from the Pakistan border I managed to get the back seat, the one that photographers always want. This is because in a Chinook there is a rear ramp, and as the pilots […]
Very impressive series of multimedia interviews for the World Press Photo Awards. via MediaStorm
Reuters David Viggars discusses why he decided to become a news photographer on the Reuters blog, [The images of the Chinese earthquake] remind me what has always been so compelling about my job – the ease and speed with which still pictures can impart so much readily understood information to so many people. link
More from our man in Afghanistan. Actually, the Guardian’s paying for his tea and biscuits and not us. However, he is the winner of the inaugural Frontline Club Award for Journalism and that’s good enough for this blog. John D. McHugh’s latest update for his Guardian diary is now live and it appears IT is […]
Photographer Alexandra Boulat and her father Pierre, a Life magazine photographer, are to be remembered with an annual award created by VII the photo agency. The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant was announced this week and will help fund projects that need to be told, The annual grant will be made to a photographer whose […]
DSC05551, originally uploaded by Azmil77. Russell Boyce is in charge of the Asia picture desk at Reuters. Yesterday, he says, was a “tough day”. He is, of course, referring to Cyclone Nargis that ripped through Burma with a final death toll that could reach 100,000. Russell talks about the day on the Asia desk on […]
China’s Dust Bowl – a photo essay of desertification in the provinces of northwestern China. Photographs by Benoit Aquin / Polaris for TIME. The above picture is described thus, “To accommodate refugees displaced by desertification, the authorities have constructed Hongsibao, a town in Ningxia Province that can house 200,000 people.” As you do…
Marcus Bleasdale has now spent eight years covering the brutal conflict within the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the work was published in his book One Hundred Years of Darkness. Tonight he will present his work focusing on the people in Eastern Congo’s mining towns, where militia groups and government forces battle on a daily basis for control of the mineral-rich areas where they can exploit gold, coltan, cassiterite and diamonds.
Gerald Martone, IRC director of humanitarian affairs, wins the 2008 Outstanding Photo Prize in a competition organised by InterAction, a coalition of 160 U.S.-based humanitarian groups, The photo, entitled, â€œA Chance to Learn: Time for Class in a Refugee Camp,â€ depicts young children at the Kalma Camp in South Darfur, Sudan. There were four other […]
[video:brightcove:1522869105] Judah Passow, one of the leading UK based photojournalists, presents images from over 25 years covering the Middle East was at the Frontline Club. He discusses his pictures and how they demonstrate the complex human reality that exists on both sides of the divide.
Judah Passow, one of the leading UK based photojournalists, presents images from over 25 years covering the Middle East and discusses how his pictures demonstrate the complex human reality that exists on both sides of the divide.