Mark Zuckerberg could have bought The New York Times for less than the $730m he spent on Instagram. Although media outlets and photographers were once dubious of social networks, they are now increasingly using them to give a much-needed boost to the field. Laurence Butet-Roch of Polka Magazine reports.
Stephan Zaubitzer has been developing his project “Grand Ecrans” (“Big Screens”) since 2003. Today he is raising money for the project on the crowdfunding website KissKissBankBank, until september 12th.
Beautiful images submitted by Polish photographer Ula Wiznerowicz belie the underlying reality of alcoholism that pervades the community and culture in which she grew up. Wiznerowicz spent a year visiting this community of her birthplace, researching the disease of alcoholism in an attempt to understand the impact it has not just on the alcoholic, but the entire family structure as well.
"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization. This term ... refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming." - Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)
Shelby Lee Adams’ photography has been published in four monographs - Appalachian Portraits (1993), Appalachian Legacy (1998), Appalachian Lives (2003), and Salt & Truth (2011). He has received numerous grants and awards, most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010.
For the past two years, Bharat Choudhary has documented the impact of religious prejudice and stereotyping on young Muslims in America and England. Now, after winning one of Getty Images' Grants for Editorial Photography, worth $20,000, Choudhary plans on expanding his project to document how social, political and economic factors are fueling the alienation of Muslim youth in France. He speaks with BJP's Olivier Laurent.
The exhibition Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography is, in collaboration with Paradise Row, currently on display at the David Roberts Foundation on Great Titchfield Street in London. By connecting photography with the manifold meanings of loss, the curators Louisa Adams and David Birkin dig into an intellectually and philosophically dense subject matter.
Tom Friel: What led you to make this work? How is it a departure from previous work?
Joe Sobel: I was an illustration major making paintings before I was a photographer. I nestled myself into the studio from open to close. Drawing nude models and being one myself probably led me to subtly explore the subjection in looking and the gaze. It was such a closed and an immersive feeling that I enjoyed heavily.
Editing one’s work is challenging. I think it helps to let the work sit for a while until after the first fervent rush. Edit out anything you doubt, but revisit the rejects once in a while. Maybe you missed something. Let “accidents” inform you. Maybe they’ll lead you in a new direction. On the other hand, you may find your first loves don’t hold up with time.
Ania Vouloudi, 25, is a photographer based in Rethymno, Crete."My cousin had made me promise that I would get pictures of her, so that she would frame them and decorate the empty walls of her room. A year had passed and I hadn’t kept my promise.
I was working on a photo project where two people were closely connected to each other. I’d heard about two elderly brothers living together on the outskirts of the small village of Vågå in Norway. I rang them and we made an arrangement to meet at the Co-operative supermarket, after their weekly shopping trip. I wanted to photograph them in their home so we got in my car.
"The woods," Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm wrote, "stand for a place where human custom and civilization have not yet found an abode." This is not from the folk/fairy tales they collected, but from the muss less well-known German dictionary they compiled.
The proliferation of commonplace photography - taken from mobile devices, spread via social media and stored on online libraries - is fundamentally altering how we see images and discern their quality.
The Gamma Photo agency has launched its first iPad app, Gamma Rapho Le Magazine. Directed by Paul Kayat and François Lochon, this photo magazine will soon be available for download on all tablet computers.
Photographers are increasingly turning to multimedia to tell their stories, yet, the skills required can be intimidating, especially when producing non-linear bodies of work. Bjarke Myrthu is hoping to streamline the process with Storyplanet. He talks with BJP.
The renaissance of the Arab world, so long in gestation and so often aborted, now seems to be happening. It is the people who have asserted their power, having transcended fear, thus turning many ordinary citizens into heroes who will go down in the annals of history.
Swedish photographer and writer Martin Brink recently set up ‘The Digital Photobook’, a place to discuss and review how photographers and photography is exploring new possibilities in digital publishing.
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