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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.
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.
By Isabel Gonzalez-Prendergast On Tuesday 11 November, John G Morris, former picture editor for Life magazine, joined guests at the Frontline Club to share his photographs and experiences in Normandy towards the end World War II. Robert Pledge, co-founder of Contact Press Images and editor of Morris‘s book Quelque Part En France, joined his good […]
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.
Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s portraits of ‘fighters’ and ‘mourners’ from Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kiev from February 2014, captured with an air of stillness and reflection, show the individuals involved in, and impacted by, the unrest. She will be joined in conversation by Olivier Laurent, editor of TIME’s LightBox.
Maidan – Portraits from the Black Square will be published in its entirety by GOST Books on Thursday 24 July 2014. Join Taylor-Lind for the official launch and signing on the book at the club from 6:30 PM. For more details, see here.
Following months of unrest, Ukraine has a new leader. Known as the Chocolate King, Petro Poroshenko is tasked with restoring law and order, and steering the country away from conflict.
As fighting in the east continues, we will be looking at the challenges that lie ahead for Poroshenko and asking how he will unite the country.
By Elliott Goat The theorist Susan Sontag wrote: “For a long time some people believed that if the horror could be made vivid enough, most people would finally take in the outrageousness, the insanity of war.” While our perception and understanding of the 20th century is intrinsically linked to the images of its conflicts, photography’s […]
We are flooded with images taken by cameras and phones which often struggle to have the impact that they did 50 years ago. In a society that has become so desensitised to photographs of war, can illustration be used to better encapsulate a situation and connect with the viewer? Illustrator George Butler will present his drawings from war-torn Syria as we consider whether there is still room for illustration in hard-news stories.
On Wednesday 12 February the Frontline Club welcomed Jason Larkin and Francis Hodgson for an in the picture photography discussion. They were talking about Tales from the City of Gold – a project that Larkin has been working on for over two years, documenting the legacy of gold mining in Johannesburg.
Jason Larkin will present photographs from his new book Tales From The City Of Gold, which combines his observations of the ordinary and extraordinary nature of life alongside the mountains of dumped toxic waste produced during Johannesburg’s gold-mining heyday.
Renowned photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg will be joining us to discuss his latest book. Afghanistan – A Distant War presents an extraordinary portfolio of the country’s history, from the mujahideen’s expulsion of the Soviet Union to the US withdrawal 25 years later.
This event is organised in partnership with Port Magazine. In late winter in 2012, following in the footsteps of Eric Newby, French photographer Frédéric Lagrange journeyed to the foothills of the Hindu Kush. Lagrange will be joining us in a discussion chaired by the The Independent’s defence correspondent, Kim Sengupta and featuring Rory Stewart MP, whose 32-day solo walk across Afghanistan in early 2002 was the basis for his first book, The Places in Between. Lagrange will present his work and they will discuss the fears and concerns he heard from the Wakhi people about the upcoming Nato withdrawal and an uncertain future.
Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together since 2009 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. In a talk chaired by BBC Radio Current Affairs presenter Lucy Ash, they will present images from The Sochi Project, speak about the wider Caucasus region and its contrast with the glamour of the Olympic Games. They will also be discussing their approach to self-publishing.
Over the last five years, photojournalist Jo Metson Scott has photographed The Grey Line, a reflection on war told from the perspectives of American and British soldiers who have spoken out against the invasion of Iraq. Their voices have been met with varying consequences, from being outcast to imprisoned, shunned to celebrated.
To mark the 10 years since the invasion of Iraq, Metson Scott will be joined by Ben Griffin, a former SAS soldier, to present The Grey Line in a talk chaired by Victoria Brittain.
Photographer and writer Nic Dunlop will present images from his book, Brave New Burma, and speak about the changes he has witnessed in the two decades he has spent covering the transformations taking place in Myanmar.
After three years focusing on the drug related violence destabilising Mexico, photographer and anthropologist Teun Voeten has just released his latest photobook Narco Estado. Voeten photographed the drug violence capital, Ciudad Juarez, as well as other hot spots such as Culiacan and Michoacan. He will present his images and speak about the collaborative and anthropological approach he adopted for the book, using introductory essays by El Paso based anthropologist Howard Campbell as well as Culiacan based writer Javier Valdez Cardenas.
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 […]
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 event here. By Alan Selby The advent of new media has seen an increasing pressure placed upon journalists to become multidisciplinary, but often to the detriment of each medium. During an evening moderated by David Campany, reader in photography at Westminster University, writer A. A. Gill and photographer Tom Craig mounted an impassioned defence […]
As journalists are increasingly expected to multi-task and provide the text, photography, video and tweets for their stories, writer A. A. Gill and photographer Tom Craig will mount a defence of their increasingly rare form of partnership and the insights and enrichment two sides on each story can bring. Before the opening of an exhibition of their work, the pair will speak at the Frontline Club about their close collaboration and the stories they have explored together.
LET’S CELEBRATE 365 allows us to glimpse the diverse, colourful and sometimes obscure festivals, ceremonies and rituals celebrated around the world.
Artful and anthropological in equal measure, Jeremy Hunter‘s photographs are a snapshot of a world of truly disparate cultures and their celebrations, many of which have remained unchanged for centuries.
This event will be moderated by Paddy O’Connell of BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House and the Frontline Club’s First Wednesday strand.
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 […]
Photojournalist Jason Larkin‘s project, Cairo Divided, looks at the luxury suburbs burgeoning in the desert around Cairo. His two-year collaboration with journalist Jack Shenker has produced a long-form essay, accompanied by Larkin’s pictures, which has challenged traditional publication methods. Moderated by Max Houghton.
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.
TRANSIT documents the plight of some of the 43 million refugees around the world today. From the displaced of the war in Georgia, to the Janjaweed who kill and rape in Darfur, Norwegian photojournalist Espen Rasmussen traveled to 10 different countries, recording the lives of individuals trying to make new lives for themselves after fleeing their homes, and the hardships that set them on the run.
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.
Getting the best images possible means that photographers and video journalists in particular need to get hair-raisingly close to the action, often putting themselves in danger. Reuters photographer Andrew Winning and video journalist Inigo Gilmore will speak at the Frontline Club about shooting on Libya’s front line.
Tomorrow evening Ross Perlin, author of Intern Nation, and a panel chaired by journalist Martin Bright will discuss the internship and the impact of this now common practice on education, the work place and society. Tonight there is a screening of Deadly Catch, a film that exposes the devastating consequences of pirate fishing in Sierra Leone. The event is organised by […]
For a round up of the special Frontline Club/ New Statesman whistleblowers event on Saturday 9 April, take a look at Ryan Gallagher’s posts: Whistleblowers make the world a safer place debate Report: Whistleblowers make the world a safer place debate Report: Whistleblowers make the world a safer place debate (II) You can listen to […]
Diana Smythe, deputy editor of the British Journal of Photography, was last night joined by Save the Children’s Chris Wellings, and photographers Liz Hingley and Gideon Mendel to discuss the depiction of poverty within their work. By Sophia Spring.