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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti: The Heavens

Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti: The Heavens | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti had quite the year in 2015 with their project charting tax havens called “The Heavens”. Some would even go as far as to say it was their year. The pair came together with the idea for the project following a discussion which led them to realising how little was in fact known about tax havens. A thirst for knowledge ensued, one which would take them across the globe, travelling from haven to haven - be it a tropical island or a North American state - on the quest to better comprehend and document an activity which is central to the modern day global financial system. Central, certainly, but just how easy to document is it really?

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The Heavens Annual Report
http://www.theheavensllc.com
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Photographs in Gaza 2: "I don't really know what I am doing here." Eduardo Soteras Jalil

Photographs in Gaza 2: "I don't really know what I am doing here."  Eduardo Soteras Jalil | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Some of the people I respect most in Israel and Palestine have been writing posts with the word “hope” in the title and gloom in the content.  The “hope” of this picture’s title refers to the dashed one reflected in a message on a tee-shirt, but the photograph says more. Here hope looks like worry.  The photograph is not an iconic image; it will not change the world or last for the ages.

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Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan

Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed today, shot to death by an Afghan policeman while covering the upcoming national election. She covered conflicts from Bosnia to Afghanistan for more than 20 years, earning a Pulitzer Prize in 2005, as part of a team of AP photographers covering the Iraq War. Last November I was very happy to be able to feature her amazing work in a photo essay titled "Afghanistan: Seen Through the Lens of Anja Niedringhaus." What I wrote then remains true: Documenting a decades-long story like the Afghanistan War is a challenge for any photojournalist, from simple logistical issues, to serious safety concerns, to the difficulty of keeping the narrative fresh and compelling.

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A Look Back at Burt Glinn

A Look Back at Burt Glinn | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Sarah Stacke, who was hired to help Burt Glinn digitize his vast archives, recalls the lessons he taught her about doing things well and with love.

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The Associated Press Is Not 'Vogue,' Fired Photoshopping Photographer Learns

The Associated Press Is Not 'Vogue,' Fired Photoshopping Photographer Learns | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Digitally altering photographs might be accepted -- expected, really -- when it comes to magazines like Vogue, but it's a big no-no when it comes to news organizations. Yet that's what one Pulitzer-winning AP photographer chose to do to a photo he took in Syria in September.

Narciso Contreras was part of a team of five AP photographers who won a Pulitzer for breaking news photography last year for their work in Syria. The AP also posted a video of Contreras discussing his work to YouTube last June and he spoke to the Guardian and Time about working in a country in the middle of a bloody and brutal civil war in December 2012.

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Daniel Morel Photojournalist – Daniel Morel vs. Agence France Presse and Getty Images

Daniel Morel Photojournalist – Daniel Morel vs. Agence France Presse and Getty Images | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The jury has returned a verdict in the high-profile trial of photojournalist Daniel Morel against the two digital media giants, Agence France Presse (AFP) and Getty Images, which was heard before Judge Allison Nathan ‎in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Iconic photography from seven Baltimore Sun photographers

Iconic photography from seven Baltimore Sun photographers | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the long history of photojournalism at The Baltimore Sun, there have been a number of great photographers. The new book, “Darkroom: Iconic Photography from Seven Baltimore Sun Photographers,” highlights some of The Sun‘s most talented visual artists and their body of work.

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Continuing Chaos in Tahrir Square: Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev

Continuing Chaos in Tahrir Square: Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

What Yuri Kozyrev has captured in these photos is the abrupt, almost neck-snapping changes that exploded in Cairo’s public spaces in the first days of July.  First the city erupted in rejoicing in the hours after the Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi from office July 3, his one-year tenure eclipsed by the most massive public demonstrations in the nation’s history three days earlier. 

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Visa pour l'Image: Jean-François Leroy on social media, the future of photojournalism and the need for greater cooperation (2/2)

Visa pour l'Image: Jean-François Leroy on social media, the future of photojournalism and the need for greater cooperation (2/2) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Surely Visa pour l'Image has shattered dreams. It may have launched talents and careers, developed skills and taught plenty of things to plenty of people, but hasn't it also shattered plenty of dreams?

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A Photographer's Unfiltered Account of the Iraq War

A Photographer's Unfiltered Account of the Iraq War | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

“Photojournalists on War,” an oral history of the Iraq war by those who documented it from the front lines, was published this month by the University of Texas Press. The book consists of interviews conducted by Michael Kamber, who covered the war for eight years for The New York Times and is a co-founder of the Bronx Documentary Center.

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Morabito, the "Kiss of Life" Photographer, Dies at Age 88

Morabito, the "Kiss of Life" Photographer, Dies at Age 88 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Rocco Morabito, who one the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography in 1968 for his picture of a utility working saving the life of a fellow worker, died on Sunday at age 88. You can read his full obit here.
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Yangon Festival Photo 2016: Gamma, 50th anniversary exhibition 

Yangon Festival Photo 2016: Gamma, 50th anniversary exhibition  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In December 1966, four photographers, Hubert Henrotte, Raymond Depardon, Hugues Vassal, Léonard de Raemy and an agent, Jean Monteux decided, adventurously, to launch and agency that would work entirely on the basis of 50:50. The photographers, shareholders or colleagues would share half of the sales of their assignments and half of the production costs.

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Images of War, War of Images by Michel Puech

Images of War, War of Images by Michel Puech | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The 26th edition of the photojournalism festival Visa pour l’Image began this weekend in Perpignan, two weeks after terrorists from the “Islamic State” executed the American photographer James Foley. Once again, the dissemination of images of violence raises questions.

“If Visa pour l’Image 2014 is violent, it’s because the world is violent,” said festival director Jean-François Leroy this week in an interview with the Catalan press.

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Sublime Moments in Mundane Life: David Hurn's Amazing Photos

Sublime Moments in Mundane Life: David Hurn's Amazing Photos | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

After stumbling into photojournalism in the 50s, David Hurn got big photographing the Beatles and other pop culture icons of the 60s. He also made much of the original artwork for Barbarella and the James Bond films, and shot fashion for publications like Harper's Bazaar. But, as he explains, that was all just a job, allowing him to support his true passion – photographing sublime moments in mundane life.

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From Kiev to Simferopol by Rafael Yaghobzadeh

From Kiev to Simferopol by Rafael Yaghobzadeh | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This young journalist is currently on assignment in Crimea for the agency Abaca Press. He’s traveled to the Ukraine three times in 2014. 

In late January, Rafael Yaghobzadeh left at the same time as Benjamin Girette and Arnaud Brunet for Kiev, where they met up with other young photojournalists: Juliette Robert, Corentin Fohlen, Emeric Folhen, Xavier de Torres. Almost all of them got their start during the Arab Spring.

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Celebrating One Photographer's Rare 20th-Century Look at Africa

Celebrating One Photographer's Rare 20th-Century Look at Africa | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Forty years after the death of Life magazine photojournalist Eliot Elisofon, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is celebrating the legacy of the photographer who offered an extensive look at post–World War II Africa over several decades. “If you look at the history of how Africa was represented in photography in the 20th century, you’d would be hard pressed to find someone who was more prolific in shooting photographs of Africa and had more of an impact than Elisofon,” said Amy Staples, the curator of “Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon.”

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Qu'est-ce que le bélinographe ?

Qu'est-ce que le bélinographe ? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Reportage consacré au système de téléphotographie par bélinographe inventé par Edouard Belin.Explications et schéma et illustration avec une mise en scène montrant un journaliste du service Téléphoto de France-Soir dépéché sur une scène de reportage qui transmet en urgence ses premiers clichés.

ECAL Library's insight:

Discover the MMS 1951! Named belinograph, this revolutionary telephoto system was essential for any good field reporter.

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French paper published without photographs

French paper published without photographs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The French newspaper Libération published its entire issue yesterday without photographs. It was aimed at showing the importance of photography at a time when photojournalists are being laid off while continuing to risk their lives in conflict zones.

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'The Other Hundred' - World's untold photo stories

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The Other Hundred, a photo-book project featuring 100 photo stories of people across 91 countries, launched its first exhibition in Hong Kong on Thursday.

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Tiananmen Square photographer says iconic 'Tank Man' image was a 'lucky shot'

Tiananmen Square photographer says iconic 'Tank Man' image was a 'lucky shot' | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Jeff Widener, the photojournalist behind one of the most recognizable (and meme-worthy) images in modern media, has spoken out about how he came to create "Tank Man" during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989.

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Alain Dupuis Dawn of the conquerors

Alain Dupuis Dawn of the conquerors | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For forty years, Alain Dupuis sold photos, first for APIS, then for the Sygma agency, where he was joined by Claude Duverger, Tony Rubichon and others. The founding of Sygma was the starting gun for the fierce competition among Gamma, Sygma and Sipa Press, founded the same year as Sygma by Göksin Sipahioglu. The agencies managed in just a few years to drive up the price of news photos to outrageous sums.

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We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956 by Chim

We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956 by Chim | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This retrospective exhibition traces the development of Chim's career as an intellectually engaged photojournalist, placing his life and work in the broader context of 1930s–50s photography and European politics. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim (who after WWII published under the name David Seymour) began his career in 1933 photographing for leftist magazines in Paris. In 1936, along with his friends Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, Chim traveled to Spain to photograph the civil war in support of the Republican side, publishing regularly in all the major European and American picture magazines.

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Picture of drug-addled Ukrainian prostitute among the most startling press photographs of 2012

Picture of drug-addled Ukrainian prostitute among the most startling press photographs of 2012 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From the disturbing image of a drugs-addicted prostitute smoking a cigarette, to a haunting picture of a desperate mother standing alone amidst the devastation of the Japanese Tsunami - the World Press Photo contest offers a vivid reflection of the world we live in.

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