April 16, 2009

TS Satyan: A life less hurried

  "I have begun to despise politicians and their ways. At my age, I don’t want to photograph any of them unless Barack Obama visits India." As India goes to the polls at the start of its rather overwhelming general election, the words of TS Satyan, a revered photojournalist who has spent his life chronicling […]

March 21, 2009

Talk of the town: The UK’s unwanted immigrants

A sobering and substantial piece of work by London-based photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith seems to have made an instant impression in the city this week. An exhibition of her stark images of rejected asylum seekers still living in the UK has opened in the capital’s Host Gallery, winning both publicity and acclaim for the photographer. Among […]

March 9, 2009

Reuters honours conflict photographers

Reuters has announced the winners of its own internal journalism awards for 2008. Notable among the winners were Goran Tomasevic’s image of a US soldier in action against the Taleban in Afghanistan, named as Photograph of the Year. Belgrade-born Tomasevic began working for Reuters during the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s the agency says. Ukrainian […]

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 2, 2009

Reza at the Frontline Club

 I’ve always been fascinated by Afghanistan. Alongside with the stories of journalistic derring-do that came out of the Vietnam War, the wild tales emerging from Afghanistan in the post-Soviet, pre-Taleban times probably got me hooked on the idea of journalism as a career. Chief among the legendary Afghans in those times was Ahmed Shah Massoud, […]

March 2, 2009

Live tonight – National Geographic photographer Reza

  You can now watch the event here. Reza comes to the Frontline Club tonight to talk about 30 years spent photographing frontlines around the world. We start at 7pm GMT/11am PST and, as usual, if you can’t make it the club in person you can watch the livestream on the Frontline Club channel or […]

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 […]

February 26, 2009

Fleeced on Flickr?

Amid all the chatter about how using social media can help journalists and photographers broaden their audience and win new business, a cautionary tale emerges from the Flickr/Twitterverse. Via @michald on Twitter, I notice that photographer Shaun Curry, who I believe works for AFP, has removed all his photos from Flickr and posted a holding […]

February 25, 2009

Photo exhibition rewards Mexican artists

Photo exhibition rewards Mexican artists

Albinos in Mexico and the “human tragedy” of Mexican society were focuses of the winning entries in one the country’s longest-running photography competitions, the results of which are now on display in Mexico City’s impressive Centro de Imagen.

February 20, 2009

Sitting pretty

On Old Road in Congo Town, a neighborhood in Monrovia, I went through an alley, and then through another, to a compound hidden inside what seemed like never ending compounds. A bunch of teenagers were meeting inside for a youth group, and this little girl watched in awe. She couldn’t wait to join. But I […]

February 18, 2009

Photography’s new frontlines

Quietly, over the past 12 months, the "frontline" in photojournalism has come back home to the West. Whereas the years since 9/11 saw the world go to war – with the journalists and photographers not far behind – now, in one way or another, the war is coming to us. Take the World Press Photo […]

February 18, 2009

Finding Vo An Ninh

On the top floor, above a small furniture store lays a hidden treasure waiting to be forgotten. Outside one food vendor calls out to sell roasted corn while another sells fried doh with egg and onions. Thousands of motor bikes drive past every hour as if they were electrons racing through a circuit. But above […]

January 27, 2009

Policing the press

It’s often observed that London’s police force, along with many others around the country, is no friend to the photographer. Photographers – of all stripes, not just working photojournalists – have been complaining about police harrassment for years, but the noise has got louder in the past 12 months. Well-respected publications such as the British […]

January 16, 2009

Inside Gaza

There have been many harrowing images of the effects of Israel’s military operation in Gaza. But few have come through the lenses of western photographers. One man who does have a record of life amid the danger is Flickr user nineteenseventy6. I stumbled across his Flickr stream the other day after following a link posted […]

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 […]

November 28, 2007

Heathcliff O’Malley is blogging

And what’s that new name at the top of the page? Frontline club member Heathcliff O’Malley joins the From the frontline blog ranks today. He’s a photographer, often found within the pages of the Daily Telegraph. He’s on the road in Russia, following President Vladimir Putin across the steppes. Go read his blog. If you […]

October 14, 2007

Alexandra Boulat

Photojournalist and co-founder of the VII photo agency, Alexandra Boulat has died at the age of 45 in Paris from complications of a brain aneurysm. She has previously spoken at the Frontline club, This summer, as factional fighting between Fatah and Hamas militants came to a boil inside the Gaza Strip, Alexandra was uncharacteristically absent. […]

September 21, 2007

Reuters in Iraq

Residents are seen through a shattered windshield of a vehicle after clashes between U.S. forces and suspected insurgents, in Baghdad’s Shula district August 24, 2007. From a Reuters 36 snap Iraq slideshow published today.

September 5, 2007

“Do their photographs make any difference?”

That was the question posed by John G Morris writing about the Frontline Club War & Protest exhibition. Sorry to bombard this blog with video – and again from TED Talks – so early on in the game, just when we’re searching for feet, taking first steps and all that, but to find the answer […]

January 9, 2007

In the picture with Alexandra Boulat: Women in the Middle East

Alexandra Boulat, co-founder of VII photo agency, speaks about working in war zones and her project on women in the Middle East.