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A DAY WITH PATIENCE | Photographer: Lisa Weatherbee

A DAY WITH PATIENCE | Photographer: Lisa Weatherbee | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Lisa Weatherbee’s series, 'A Day with Patience', is a record of just that: one day spent with a twelve year old girl, Patience, in her village in Ghana.

Having joined Photographers Without Borders, she arranged to spend a day with a young woman that the organisation put her in touch with, and the results are an open-hearted study of a day in the life of someone with whom, outwardly, the photographer had little in common. Weatherbee uses natural light, and her palette is bright and fresh: at times, the images almost recall fashion photography in their easy movement and the clean lines of Patience’s school uniform. 


Throughout the series, Weatherbee’s gaze is unobtrusive; Patience meets the lens’s eye with steadiness and maturity, and it is her world that we find ourselves in. While meditative moments are duly recorded, however, the viewer cannot forget that Patience is still a child: in one image, she plays on a slide with abandon, a carefree moment that almost comes as a surprise after the seriousness and composure that is recorded in the rest of the series.

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Catalasians | Photographer: Mikel Aristregi

Catalasians | Photographer: Mikel Aristregi | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

The Asian presence in Catalonia goes back to the last third of the 19thcentury when a small group of Filipinos lived in Barcelona.  Apart from a few isolated incidents, the Asian presence was not really visible to the general society until the second half of the 90s when, on par with the global trend of foreign immigrants, their number increased significantly.  F

 

rom the end of 1996 until June 2004, for example, the Asian population in Catalonia increased threefold.  However, if you count those actually coming from Asia there are only 99.454 people out of a total of 1.097.966 immigrants living in Catalonia, almost 10 per cent of the whole (IDESCAT, 2008). Even with these figures, it is not easy to determine the exact number of immigrants in Catalonia as the statistics published by the official sources do not take into account the anomalous situation of many immigrants.

 

The Chinese, the Pakistani, the Indian and the Philippine (in this order) are the most numerous communities and those that have significant establishments.- Mikel Aristregi

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City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City | Photographer: Greg Girard

City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City | Photographer: Greg Girard | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"The Kowloon Walled City was a singular Hong Kong phenomenon: 33,000 people living in over 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, built without the contributions of a single architect, ungoverned by Hong Kong's safety and health regulations, covering one square city block in a densely populated neighborhood near the end of the runway at Kai Tak airport.

 

In collaboration with Ian Lambot, I spent five years photographing and becoming familiar with the Walled City, its residents, and how it was organized. So seemingly compromised and anarchic on its surface, it actually worked -and to a large extent, worked well. The Walled City was torn down in 1992 but the photographs, oral histories, maps and essays in our book provide the most thorough record of daily life in a place that was a true Hong Kong original."-Greg Girard

 

Greg Girard is a Canadian photographer (b. 1955) who has spent much of his career in Asia, first visiting Hong Kong in 1974, and later living in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

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Elementarz | Photographer: KAROLINA KARLIC

Elementarz | Photographer: KAROLINA KARLIC | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Karolina Karlic is a Los Angeles-based conceptual artist. Her work is tied to the idea of the West: road trips, car culture, industry, economic ups and downs, and the experience of the migrant. Her series “Elementarz” (Polish for “Primer”) shuttles between the familiar American photographic road trip and her reexamination of parts of Poland where her family comes from and to which her father, after years working as an emigre engineer in the Detroit auto industry, was dispatched to investigate new sites for the next generation car plants. The work weaves together family, surrogate relatives, religion, nostalgia, Motown music, manufactured ideologies and other themes.

Karlic is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.  She continues to explore representations of American culture, industry, labor, and the immigrant experience in a current work-in-progress that focuses on an American oil boom town. – Artist statement courtesy of Karolina Karlic

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American Ocean | Photographer: Aaron Huey

American Ocean | Photographer: Aaron Huey | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Aaron Huey, 1975, USA, has done a vast amount of projects. In 2002 he walked 3,349 miles across the United States. He regularly shoots for the National Geographic magazine, The New Yorker and Harper's amongst many others. He was named one of PDN's top 30 emerging photographers in 2007. In 2008 he was awarded a National Geographic Expedition Council grant to hitchhike across Siberia. Aaron has covered stories on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Georgia and the United States to name a few. He was planning on doing a story on poverty in America and ended up at the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. Pine Ridgebecame a long-term project on it's own. The following images come from the series American Ocean.

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David Griffin on how photography connects us | Video on TED.com

TED Talks The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.

 

The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.

As director of photography for National Geographic, David Griffin works with some of the most powerful photographs the world has ever seen.

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Reflections on life | Photographer Dougie Wallace

Reflections on life | Photographer Dougie Wallace | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Reflections On Life The faces of commuters in cities throughout the world glimpsed through the windows of trams at the moment of departure.

 

Reflections On Life is the result of an ongoing project that has led Wallace to record the daily commute in cities as diverse as Lisbon in Portugal and Alexandria in Egypt, as well as major Eastern European centres including Sarajevo, Ukraine and Albania.  Reflections On life is a series of photographs that shows the faces of passengers glimpsed through the windows of trams at the moment of departure.

 

As the subjects go about their lives, a reflection of their city, be it grand architecture or garish posters is captured on each traveller’s face.  Often the subject appears to be looking the viewer directly in the eye, their gaze intense, lost in thought as they prepare to leave.

 

Wallace says: “I became increasingly fascinated with the idea of reflections and the ability these have to change and make us reconsider our perceptions of everyday life.” 

Reflections On Life is the result of an ongoing project that has led Wallace to record the daily commute in cities as diverse as Lisbon in Portugal and Alexandria in Egypt, as well as major Eastern European centres including Sarajevo, Ukraine and Albania. Reflections On life is a series of photographs that shows the faces of passengers glimpsed through the windows of trams at the moment of departure.

 

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Not in vain | Photographer: Christina Paige

Not in vain | Photographer: Christina Paige | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Christina is a graduate of the International Center of Photography's program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. She was chosen as one of Photo District News's 30 Emerging Photographers for 2008, where she was described as finding "grace and bits of humor swirling in the maelstrom of everyday life." Before becoming a photographer, she worked as a clinical social worker with Spanish-speaking communities in California and Massachusetts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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Ulu Pamir | Photographer: Miguel Ángel Sánchez

Ulu Pamir | Photographer: Miguel Ángel Sánchez | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Miguel Ángel Sánchez traveled in 2012 with his studio to Ulu Pamir, Turkey, a far place in the middle of Turkish Kurdistan, hidden between mountains with very hard winters and connected by a tortuous path to Van Lake. 30 years ago, this land was the witness of the arrival of a group of unusual people with unusual features.

These people, originally from Kyrgyzstan, came walking from far away, from Pamir, with the promise of a better and safer life hosted by the Turkish government, avoiding the war with USSR.

30 years later, people from this place fight against the government´s abandonment and harassment of the PKK guerrilla warfare.

Miguel Ángel portrayed the inhabitants from this small village and their will to preserve their roots and traditions despite being far away from their original land.

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Miguel Ángel Sánchez (Madrid 1977), Spanish photographer based in Cairo since 2009.

For years he combined his development as an artist with his work in a commercial photography studio, until, in 2009, he decided to completely turn over to his creative side and opened his own photography studio in Cairo (Egypt).

 

His studio in Cairo is the base where he works and prepares projects developed in Egypt for the last four years, but he is also a study itinerant photographer who takes his workspace to any corner of the world: Asia, Middle East or black Africa. The Gaddafi war in Libya, the Ulu Pamir besieged by the PKK in Turkish Kurdistan, the Gaza Strip after Israel bombing and Lebanon after Hariri are some of the ports reached by Studio Al Asbani.

 

Miguel Ángel Sánchez also combines his work as a studio photographer with photojournalist and cameraman in conflict zones where he covered the war in Libya, the Egyptian revolution and the Gaza Operation Pillar of defense, among others.

 

His work has been published by national media such as El País, and international as The New York Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, Photo Raw, La Lettre de la Photographie, etc.

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Miguel Ángel Sánchez (Madrid 1977), Spanish photographer based in Cairo since 2009.

For years he combined his development as an artist with his work in a commercial photography studio, until, in 2009, he decided to completely turn over to his creative side and opened his own photography studio in Cairo (Egypt).

 

His studio in Cairo is the base where he works and prepares projects developed in Egypt for the last four years, but he is also a study itinerant photographer who takes his workspace to any corner of the world: Asia, Middle East or black Africa. The Gaddafi war in Libya, the Ulu Pamir besieged by the PKK in Turkish Kurdistan, the Gaza Strip after Israel bombing and Lebanon after Hariri are some of the ports reached by Studio Al Asbani.

 

Miguel Ángel Sánchez also combines his work as a studio photographer with photojournalist and cameraman in conflict zones where he covered the war in Libya, the Egyptian revolution and the Gaza Operation Pillar of defense, among others.

 

His work has been published by national media such as El País, and international as The New York Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, Photo Raw, La Lettre de la Photographie, etc.


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Hoboken Passing - Photographer: John Delaney

Hoboken Passing - Photographer: John Delaney | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Hoboken Originals explores the survivors of a neighborhood in transition. Through the eyes of the old establishment family business owners and workers, I aim to better understand what defines a neighborhoods identity or uniqueness.

With these portraits I aim to reflect and celebrate a community's distinct character. Hoboken, New Jersey charmed me when I first moved here in the winter of 2007. Sitting in the shadow of Manhattan, Hoboken is only a mile square and has a long and proud history. I grew particularly fond of the old Mom & Pop shops that I encountered. Many of these establishments have existed for generations and within their walls I found a quiet contemplation of a cherished history.

Hoboken’s older family businesses are succumbing to the changing economy and are closing their doors. They are inevitably being replaced by the ever ubiquitous national chain store. 

As an portrait artist, my method of working consists of walking the streets, camera in hand, and visiting. Conversation and quiet observation are the foundation of my creative process. Respect and mutual trust between myself and the subject are vital for this series. It was important that the personality of the subject directed the sitting and that the subject and environment combined to tell the story together. 

A recurring theme of my photography is the effort to record what is vanishing from our collective memory - a way of living, a tradition, or trade. I try to capture the fleeting present so that we can honor that which is deeply rooted in our past."  -John Delaney

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Albinos | Photographer: Gustavo Lacerda

Albinos | Photographer: Gustavo Lacerda | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

It’s a common myth that all albinos have red eyes, a myth easily dispelled by these stunning portraits by Gustavo Lacerda. Since 2009 Lacerda, a São Paulo-based fine art photographer, has been researching and approachingalbinos to photograph in his studio.

Many of his subjects, used being treated as ‘outsiders’, were initially uncomfortable with the process but later felt great pride after seeing the results.

This series has been making the rounds online and three of Lacerda’s images were featured in the Pirelli/Masp Photography Collection, which honors excellence in the Brazillian photography community.

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Mimicry | Photographer: Maurits Giesen & Ilse Leenders

Mimicry | Photographer: Maurits Giesen & Ilse Leenders | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Another great post for color junkies! Dutch photographer duo Maurits Giesen &Ilse Leenders worked together on this Mimicry series. The concept; the uniformity of human beings, people with inconspicuous identities. Just likeanimals they adapt to their environment. Visually in this series it is shown by the use of similar costumes, position and gender.

 

Dutch artists Maurits Giesen and Ilse Leenders first published this series in 2004. Each frame shows the two photographers side by side in highly stylized sets, predominantly colored in primary and secondary shades, depicting an “identity crisis” in the imagery.

The inspiration of the series “Mimicry” came from the uniformity of persons. People from whom the identity is missing and those who are inconspicuous in our society. Just like animals they adapt to their environment. Visually in this series it is shown by the use of similar costumes, position and gender.

On their website, the artists add, “The authority of our work lies in the meticulous care with which we construct and ‘direct’ each shot. We acknowledge the subliminal impact of different genres, from film noir to pulp fiction and graphic novels, but create convincing scenes that invite suspension of disbelief.”


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Narco culture | Photojournalist : Shaul Schwarz

Narco culture | Photojournalist : Shaul Schwarz | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Shaul Schwarz was among the first photographers to focus on documenting the drug wars that have ravaged the Mexican city of Juárez. Mr. Schwarz has been working in Juárez, a few yards from the border with the United States, since 2007. He can’t get the story of a city “so vicious and so close to home” out of his system.

“It is dangerous, chaotic and unpredictable,” said Mr. Schwarz, 37. “I see how cheap life can be there at times.”

 

After covering drug-related murders almost daily, Mr. Schwarz began to focus on the corrosive effect the violence was having on Mexican society. He started photographing the narco-culture spread by young people — on both sides of the border.

Narco-culture, he said, is narcocorridos — rap songs about drugs that glorify the life experiences of violent drug dealers. It is giant mausoleums celebrating assassinated kingpins. It is films about the drug world.

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Great corporate portraits | Photographer : Ben Baker

Great corporate portraits | Photographer : Ben Baker | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Since departing Australia more than a decade ago, Ben Baker has traveled the world from his base in New York City, carving out an award-winning body of work in portraiture. Baker has successfully shot more than forty national covers and has worked with a diverse spectrum of clients, including XXL, Marie Claire, Stern, Sunday Times of London, Elle, New York Magazine, ESPN, Time and Fortune. His images have been purchased by News Corporation, J Crew, Xerox, Zenga and commissioned by Goldman Sachs and Saatchi & Saatchi. He is represented by Redux Pictures.

 

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