And here are the news of the last days/week.
Revolution Revisited: a great project about “The Philippine People Power Revolution 1986 | 2011”.
Short reportage: The uprising in Syria fuels intense clashes in Tripoli.
“The uprising has exacerbated Sunni-Alawite tensions in Lebanon as well, sparking the clashes in Tripoli”.
Aerial shots during the night in London and other cities in the Uk, by Jason Hawkes.
A short but beautiful essay about photographer John H. White.
“After working for the Chicago Daily News, White joined the staff of the Chicago Sun Times in 1978 and still works there today. He also teaches photojournalism at Columbia College Chicago, and formerly taught at Northwestern University. [..] White was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism in 1982 for his “consistently excellent work on a variety of subjects.” He was selected as a photographer for the 1990 project Songs of My People”.
The Astronaut and the Butterfly, so beautiful work of Stan Gaz.
Tourist-photography, a growing madness. Great post by Martin Parr.
“One thing that has really changed in recent years is how the tourist uses photography. When I started shooting this topic many years ago, people would take one photo of themselves in front of the site and move on. Now mobile phone cameras and digital photography mean that the entire visit is documented”.
Long and interesting interview with Pieter Hugo. Great.
(read it here @ Vice.com)
“Women of the Cossack Resurgence”, great project by Anastasia Taylor-Lind.
“Throughout the steppes and valleys of autonomous Crimea and Caucasus Southern Russia the Cossack people are relearning their warrior traditions and cultural heritage, which were aggressively suppressed by the communists during their 74 years in power”.
The last work of Matthew Spiegelman, “Persona”, is quite interesting.
(watch it here @ his website)
Simona Ghizzoni, a great photographer. She’s represented by Contrasto.
“Classe ’77, Simona Ghizzoni è nata a Reggio dove ha frequentato il liceo classico. La madre, originaria di Casina, era insegnante alle scuole elementari, il papà lavorava alle Reggiane: oggi sono entrambi in pensione. Dopo la maturità, Simona Ghizzoni si è iscritta al Dams di Bologna dove si è laureata alcuni anni fa: aveva infatti interrotto l’Università per frequentare l’Isfav di Padova, una scuola di fotografia e arti visive. Nel 2006 si aggiudica il premio «Attenzione talento fotografico Fnac» e nel 2007 viene premiata con il World Press Photo, uno tra i più importanti riconoscinmenti nel settore del foto-giornalismo”.
Jeddah Diary, a beautiful work on women, by Olivia Arthur.
“Jeddah Diary is the first book published by British photographer, Olivia Arthur, and is an exploration into the complicated and contradictory world of Saudi Arabian women as they balance between modernity and tradition”.
Beautiful work: the quiet nights in Yemen during Ramadan, by Lorenzo Meloni.
(see them here @ Lightbox)
The beautiful and very creative work of Lucy Mcrae.
(see it @ her website)
Downtown, by Christopher Morris. Powerful.
I’ve already seen this work, but it’s always worth to see it again.
(see it here @ his website)
“Egypt’s Choice”, by Moises Saman for The New York Times.
” [..] Now, Egypt’s once-opaque politics are a rich public spectacle, bubbling with talk of candidates, their missteps and their plans, as Egyptians recover something they had lost. “They feel they are citizens now,” said Hani Shukrallah, a journalist and author.”
(see them here @ nytimes.com)
A short but interesting article about Yuri Kozyrev’s work on Arab Spring.
On the road for most of the year, Moscow-based Kozyrev, a contract photographer for TIME, made repeated trips to Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia and Libya. Kozyrev recalls, “I think that made my experience unique.”
Funny and scary at the same time, at least for photographers.
Bear vs. Nikon D4.
“Stops Along the Way”, beautiful shots by Mark Yaggie. Really like them.
(see them here @ Behance)
Some beautiful photographs by Kirsty Mitchell. Great hand-work anyway.
“Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey”.
(see them here @ Her website)
Interesting serie of photos showing clahs between police and protesters at Nato summit in Chicago.
Amazing high-speed photographs, that seems flying flowers. By Jack Long.
Artist Jack Long, 53, spends months painstakingly planning and testing each work before capturing them with a high-speed camera.
“Pagan”, a really great work by Andrei Liankevich. Interesting and beautiful.
“Andrei Liankevich spent two years in his native Belarus documenting the many pagan rituals often associated with the changing of the seasons, fertility of the land and harvest of crops. His images presented in the book Pagan, though seemingly a documentary project, use selective focus and creative framing to create a more magical image of the rituals, the surrounding lands and those who participate”.
A very interesting article about photobooks and the problems and evolution of this sector of photography. (read it here)
Great article about the power of social media, when plagiarism happens. (here)
Is It Time To Eliminate Stills From Your Shoot? An article about the chance of having stills and video at the same time. (here)
“Rivers and Homes”, an amazing time-lapse video. Worth to see, I love it. (here)