The Hetherington family and the Tim Hetherington Trust invite friends, colleagues and everyone interested in Tim’s extraordinary life to spend an evening at The Frontline Club exploring his dynamic legacy through the work of artists and journalists who continue to expand his innovative approach to visual media. The evening will introduce new work by some familiar friends, as well as some hitherto unknown voices who are bringing fresh energy to today’s media.
For the second in a series of talks by leading picture editors, presented by the Frontline Club in partnership with Photo London, we welcome The Guardian’s Roger Tooth. He will be talking about picture editing in a digital age.
Join us for the first in a series of discussions with leading picture editors, organised in partnership with Photo London, and chaired by Francis Hodgson, professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton.
David Ofield, the renowned picture editor of the Evening Standard, brings to life the paper’s extraordinary photo archive, which contains some 7 million images. Ofield will be joining us to discuss how some of the Evening Standard‘s most iconic front pages have been constructed – from the story of the moon landing in 1969 to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
One Second of Light is the culmination of a decade of experience observing and capturing the lives and stories of people around the world. Giles Duley will be joining us to present his work, to talk about how his approach to photography has changed and how this has affected the projects he embarks on and the work he produces.
For an estimated ten million people around the world, the question “what am I without a nation?” is a constant reality. Photojournalist Greg Constantine has spent the past decade documenting the lives of the stateless around the world. He will be joining us to present Nowhere People, a body of work that reveals the human face of statelessness whilst providing tangible evidence of a problem that is far too easy to ignore.
On 16 August 2012, South African police opened fire on a large crowd of men who were on strike from the Marikana platinum mine. The police action resulted in 112 people being shot and 34 killed. Nearly three years on from the massacre and as the Marikana Commission are due to publish their inquiry into what happened, we will be holding a special event in two parts to explore politics, power and platinum in South Africa.
Internationally renowned Afghan-born photographer Zalmaï has spent years capturing the human cost of disintegration and dispossession caused by war around the world. In a new body of work, entitled Dread and Dreams, he turns his lens to his own country to capture life in Afghanistan against the backdrop of the 14-year US-led invasion. He will be joining us in conversation with editor-in-charge of Reuters Wider Image, Alexia Singh, to present this deeply personal and humanistic body of work of Afghan refugees, by an Afghan refugee.
Born to a poor immigrant family in Philadelphia in 1912, Eve Arnold became a photographer by chance. In the first volume of a major new series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers, journalist Janine di Giovanni traces the life and achievements of Eve Arnold. She will be joining us in conversation with documentary photographer, Susan Meiselas, to share the story and show the work of one of the most accomplished photojournalists of the twentieth century.
From Afghanistan to Iraq, Darfur to Libya, Lynsey Addario has spent the past decade and a half capturing life on the frontline. In her new book, It’s What I Do, she details the journey. She will be joining us in conversation with editor-in-charge of Reuters Wider Image, Alexia Singh, to share her story of how a relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theatre of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life.
Founded by a group of award-winning photographers committed to covering the stories affecting the world around them and in partnership with Libre, a group of web-passionate developers, Me-Mo is a documentary photography magazine that strives to push the limits of visual storytelling. Following the release of issue #1, out on digital newsstands from 19 January, Me-Mo co-founders Manu Brabo and Fabio Bucciarelli and Libre president Matteo Dispenza, will be joining us at the Frontline Club to present the project and the inspiration behind it, and to talk about how technology is influencing new medias. Brabo and Bucciarelli will also present their work, featured in issue #1, from the Libyan revolution.
On Boxing Day 2004, a deadly tsunami originating in the Indian Ocean struck Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. The results were devastating: almost 250,000 people died and scenes of the tsunami striking and the aftermath dominated the news. It became one of the most well-documented natural disasters in history. For a two-part evening, in partnership with Christian Aid and featuring work by Tim Hetherington, we will be reflecting on the developments we have seen since the Indian Ocean tsunami and how communication around natural disasters has evolved.
In 1944, John G. Morris was a young picture editor working in London for Life magazine, overseeing the photographic reportage of World War II. Normally confined to the picture desk, in June of that year he went to France to coordinate the coverage of the D-Day landings, bringing back 14 rolls of black-and-white film, which have remained in his personal archive until now.
Morris, now 97, will be joining us in conversation with Robert Pledge, the co-founder of the international independent picture agency Contact Press Images, to present his images and discuss his world of photographic reportage.
Showcase is back in June and this time we will be focusing on the compelling, inquisitive and thought-provoking images that are being captured around the world. The evening will feature a selection of work by photojournalists Daniel Berehulak, Eman Mohammed, Tim Freccia and Alvaro Ybarra Zavala. Following this, award-winning photojournalist Robert King will be in conversation with roving foreign correspondent for The Times, Anthony Loyd.
This year for the first time, the Hetherington family is inviting all Tim’s friends and colleagues to share their reflections on the anniversary of Tim’s death. It will be a free flowing discussion about Tim’s influence and continuing inspiration, including a sneak peek of Sebastian Junger’s forthcoming film sparked by a conversation with Tim, a creative moment that is actually captured on film.
Pakistan’s largest province, Balochistan, lies at a crossroads. Bordering Iran and Afghanistan and boasting huge reserves of gold, gas, oil and uranium, it is a land of enormous strategic importance and great natural beauty and yet it remains all but inaccessible to the outside world. With access to foreign journalists all but non-existent, and permanent expulsion or physical intimidation often the price for transgressing its boundaries, Willem Marx and Marc Wattrelot offer a rare insight into an area that has become one of the most hermetic and dangerous on earth.
Following our tenth anniversary exhibition at the Prix Bayeux Awards in October, we are very pleased to welcome Prix Bayeux to the Frontline Club to celebrate their twentieth anniversary. They will be bringing together a panel of their laureates including: Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor; Christina Lamb, author and journalist with The Sunday Times; Neil Connery, correspondent for ITV News; Adrien Jaulmes, reporter with Le Figaro; and Vaughan Smith, Frontline Club founder.
Working in eight cities across four continents, Panos Pictures photographer Andrew McConnell has spent many months documenting the new reality for refugees. Through images, refugee testimonies and video, the resulting body of work presents a unique insight into the lives of urban refugees today and challenges commonly held stereotypes. From Somali refugees in Nairobi to Syrian refugees in north Jordan, and from Burmese refugees in Kuala Lumpur to Afghani refugees in New York, the story of where people flee when all is lost is changing.
McConnell will present his work at the Frontline Club in an event moderated by Dr Sara Pantuliano, Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Picture credit: Andrew McConnell / Panos Pictures / IRC UK As urbanisation reshapes much of the world, refugees are increasingly moving to built up areas, including large towns and cities. Working with the International Rescue Committee and the European Commission’s humanitarian aid and civil protection department ECHO in eight cities across four continents, Panos Pictures photographer Andrew McConnell has spent many months documenting the […]
A photographic tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros who were killed in Libya last year. Join Benjamin J Spatz and Giles Duley in conversation with James Brabazon in the final event in Photo Week 2012.
VII photographers Lynsey Addario, Gary Knight, Christopher Morris and John Stanmeyer will be at the Frontline Club to discuss the key themes in photo agency VII’s new book, Questions Without Answers and their individual experiences capturing history in the making.
Photo agency Panos Pictures is celebrating 25 years of contributions to photojournalism, with its focus on social and development issues. This event will bring together key voices in Panos Pictures to discuss the developments at Panos and in the photojournalism industry over the past 25 years, and what the future holds in store.
Paul Lowe will be in conversation with the Director of Panos Pictures, Adrian Evans and two Panos photojournalists, Andrew Testa and Chloe Dewe Mathews.
View in iTunes A decade ago, photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg got under the skin of organised crime for his book The Firm which portrayed the lives of the gangsters, pimps and prostitutes who roam Britain’s shadowy underworld. The VII photographer has revisited the UK’s gangland to complete his recent three-year project The Family looking at a younger, more chaotic generation […]
A youthful Kate Brooks moved to Pakistan after September 11th 2001 to document the conflicts that flared in the region and make a name for herself as a photojournalist. Her new book, In the Light of Darkness, records the major conflicts in the Arab world in the past decade, from the Tora Bora mountains in Afghanistan, to this year’s Arab Spring. The event will be moderated by freelance journalist Ramita Navai.
Photographer Toby Smith recently spent two months in China producing his latest project China’s New Energy Pioneers. Across 11 provinces, his work took him to coal mines, wind farms and hydro-electric plants as he captured the landscapes and people implementing the Communist Party’s latest Five Year Plan. The plan, announced in March 2011, is significant in its attempts to slow economic growth and address escalating energy and environmental problems. Moderated by Jim Footner of Greenpeace.
An eye-opening presentation of photographs will be accompanied by a discussion with two respected photographers about their experiences of working in the UK, covering issues on their doorstep. What are the challenges at home compared to overseas? Liz Hingley will talk about problems of access, media interest and legal issues.
Although they are often ignored as a serious form of journalism, cartoons not only capture the flavour of a political era, they can provide some of the most enduring memories of politicians.
Cartoonist Martin Rowson will be speaking with Laurie Taylor at the Club about the power of satire, how he uses cartoons to create acerbic critiques of the world of politics and politicians and explaining how he goes about his work.
Adam Ferguson is an up and coming star in the world of photojournalism. His photograph of the aftermath of a suicide bombing in Kabul won him first prize in the Spot News category at the World Press Photo Awards this year. Ferguson will be speaking at the Frontline Club about his work in Afghanistan, his successes to date and his plans for the future.
Teun Voeten is an acclaimed war photographer who decided to live for five months in a tunnel underneath Manhattan’s well-healed Upper West Side. The eclectic mix of people he lived with underground form the basis of his book Tunnel People.
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.
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.