June 25, 2008

Zimbabwe in slides

TIME publish a slideshow of images from Zimbabwe on the eve of the “run off election” set for tomorrow. Click the image above to see 15 images from Zimbabwe in recent days.

June 17, 2008

In the frame with Véronique de Viguerie

Véronique de Viguerie‘s image on Afghan men in Kandahar is profiled on the excellent Verve Photo blog, “I 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 […]

June 16, 2008

Flying into Baghdad

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, it’s good to worry. link

June 16, 2008

James Nachtwey on hyperawareness

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, […]

June 13, 2008

Zoriah in the red zone

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.

June 12, 2008

The China Guide for snappers

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 […]

June 12, 2008

Films from the frontline

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 […]

June 11, 2008

Ziv Koren and the finger camera

Annaliza Savage,’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 […]

June 11, 2008

Snappers speak

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 Britain’s top portrait photographers, Harry Borden and Alastair Thain, […]

June 5, 2008

Fighting for peace

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 […]

June 1, 2008

Ian Parry Scholarship deadline June 20

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 […]

May 30, 2008

The case of Trent Keegan

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 […]

May 29, 2008

James Nachtwey thanks fixers

[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 President’s award acceptance speech at the Overseas Press Club in New York, As journalists […]

May 27, 2008

Declan Walsh in Garmser

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.

May 26, 2008

Cornell Capa dies aged 90

Capa is remembered for coining the phrase “the concerned photographer,” describing those who use their photography to contribute to humanity’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 […]

May 22, 2008

Anthony Loyd and Seamus Murphy in Mexico

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 […]

May 21, 2008

James Whitlow Delano in Burma

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 […]

May 19, 2008

Close call

Click the image above to see the slideshow from Helmand province in Afghanistan via David Viggars

May 19, 2008

Sean Smith “nothing very original”

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 […]

May 19, 2008

Blowing it

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 […]

May 17, 2008

Flying low

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 […]

May 16, 2008

World Press Photo interviews

Very impressive series of multimedia interviews for the World Press Photo Awards. via MediaStorm

May 15, 2008

Becoming a news photographer

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

May 14, 2008

The diary of John D. McHugh

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 […]

May 10, 2008

Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant Announced

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 […]

May 8, 2008

Reporting Cyclone Nargis

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 […]

May 8, 2008

China’s dust bowl

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…

Wednesday 7th May, 2008

Congo Season: In the picture with Marcus Bleasdale -The Rape of a Nation

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.

May 5, 2008

Time for class

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, “A Chance to Learn: Time for Class in a Refugee Camp,” depicts young children at the Kalma Camp in South Darfur, Sudan. There were four other […]

April 27, 2008

Judah Passow on Israel and the Palestinians

[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.