Waking to gunfire, nearly being blown up on patrol and stumbling across Afghan children who looked like phantoms ... when British photographer Mark Neville spent two months with 16 Air Assault Brigade in Helmand province as an official war artist, every day brought new trauma
Since he was a child, Peter van Agtmael has been interested in going to war, though he admits he wasn’t sure exactly what he would be doing once he got there. It turned out he would go to war as a photographer. Some of his work from both Iraq and Afghanistan, taken...
A few kilometers from the border of India, German photographer Karolin Klüppel discovered the tiny, isolated village of Mawlynnong where ‘girls rule the world’. Made up of only 92 dwellings in the East Khasi Hills, the town uniquely operates as a matrilinear society, each family’s lineage traced through the surname of the wife instead of …
"For the past three decades as I traveled the world on assignment I have witnessed children working in fields, factories, ditches, tunnels, mines, and ship-breaking yards. The scope of the problem is vast. Hundreds of millions of children spend their childhood working and do not have an opportunity to play, go to school, or live in a healthy environment." - Steve McCurry
These beautiful photographs of the fishing practices of the Bajau Laut, who live in the Coral Triangle in Indonesia, belie a harsher reality. For over half a year in 2011, London-based photographer James Morgan photographed the Bajau Laut, a traditionally nomadic people who used to live almost their entire lives at sea. The Bajau fish for both income and food, with traditional practices involving the use of nets, lines, and handmade spear guns to catch fish. Unfortunately, the live fish trade, a global industry worth an estimated US $1 billion, has driven them to employ homemade fertilizer bombs and potassium cyanide to increase their catch.
Aise with her two daughters. December 2013. During warm days, life unfolds mainly outside. Most of the kids are born in the pit and none of them attend any form of education. May 2013. The Last People of the Pit is photographer Sorin Vidis‘ document of the communal remnant of an abandoned landscape, dug by …
Amanda Andrade-Rhoades's insight:
It's now less common to tackle photojournalism in black and white, but it has a unique power that lends to these images.
Emmanuelle Bosse Sebastian Collett In our Intimacy group show, photographers reveal their interpretations of the emotional, intellectual, physical, and sexual space in which humans inhabit. Artist, photographer, educator, and curator Keren Moscovitch — who teaches at School of Visual Arts in New York and whose work centering on themes of intimacy and sexuality was the judge for this competition. She chose the following photographers for …
The 2014 FIFA World Cup should be a cause for celebration. The World Cup is an event that brings countries together from across the world in order to celebrate a sport that is loved amongst them all.
But behind this year's World Cup is a city and a country in trouble, hidden behind the glitz and glamour of the international event. While the world may only see the party, there is a lot more going on in Rio de Janeiro.
Amanda Andrade-Rhoades's insight:
As cameras focus in on the World Cup, the disturbing reality of Brazil's socioeconomic inequality is on display for every spectator
Dan Winters is an American photojournalist, illustrator, filmmaker and writer.
He was born in Ventura County, California on October 21, 1962. He first studied photography and the darkroom process starting in 1971 while a member of his local 4-H club. In 1979, while still a high school senior, he began working full time in the motion picture special effects industry in the area of miniature construction and design. He went on to study photography at Moorpark College, in California. After receiving an associates arts degree there, he entered the documentary studies program atLudwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany, focusing mainly on narrative photojournalism.
In 1986, he began his career in photography as a photojournalist in his home town in Ventura County, at the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle. After winning several local awards for his work, he moved to New York City, where magazine assignments came rapidly. In 1991, he moved to Los Angeles and married Kathryn Fouts, who became his photo rep and studio manager. In 1993, his son Dylan was born in Los Angeles. In 2000, while maintaining a home in LA, he moved to Austin, Texas. There he set up a studio outside Austin in a historic building built in 1903, that had originally served as a general store, gas station and post office for nearly 100 years before he arrived.
Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, he is widely recognized for his iconic celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, his photojournalistic stories and more recently his drawings and illustrations. He has created portraits of luminaries such as Bono, Neil Young, Barack Obama, Tupac Shakur, the Dalai Lama, Stephen Hawking, Leonardo DiCaprio, Helen Mirren, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg and Al Gore.
He has won over one hundred national and international awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, Photo District News, The Art Directors Club of New York and Life, among others. In 1998, he was awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he won a 1st place World Press Photo Award in the portrait category. In 2003, he was also honored by Kodak as a photo "Icon" in their biographical "Legends" series.
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