A 2007 documentary about the dying art of professional photojournalism. Note that problems for professionals are much worse now in 2012 because of the explosion of social media, iPhone photography and many other factors.
I realize the pressure is on news organizations to save money but I’d choose a staff photojournalist any day over free images culled from online sources.
Her photography is first rate, especially her portraits, they’re some of the finest portrait work I’ve ever seen. And her story is compelling: she’s a vet herself who was wounded numerous times in Iraq.
You can see more of her work at her photo shelter site: Stacy Pearsall.
She has a show up for another few weeks at the Montclair Art Museum (New Jersey) that I hope to get down to see so I can see some of her printed work in person.
Photographer David Jay is both an incredible portrait photographer and sensitive to the intimate psychological and physical details of breast cancer surgery. This is one of the most incredible collections of photographs I’ve seen on any subject. These images need to be seen printed as they’re large: exhibition schedule.
The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.
Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. The mission is three-fold: raise public consciousness of early-onset breast cancer, raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately empowering lens.
Many of us have seen numerous collections of photographic documentation of Nazi Germany’s “final solution” of concentration death camps and have little interest in seeing more. Alan Taylor is an excellent photo editor and has put together a well-captioned collection that should send chills down anyone’s spine, Jew and non-Jew.
Human beings are capable of terrible things and it’s important to look carefully at images like these to burn that idea into our brains so that we don’t find ourselves in the same place, yet again.
Given our short cultural memory, coupled with the number of people who have no clue that this ever happened, I’m not confident we won’t repeat it in one form or another.
Joel Meyerowitz has a show up at the Tremaine Gallery at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut that’s well worth seeing if you’re in the area: The City Resilient. The images are spectacular: the superb photography and large scale increases the dramatic impact of the scale of the destruction at ground zero.
Amazon has the book of these images: Aftermath and the hardback is priced very reasonably.
Here’s a second video on how Meyerowitz got entry to the site which no press was allowed in to at the time.
Hull-Oakes Lumber may be the last steam-powered commercial saw mill in the country, and they’re one of the few mills capable of cutting large timbers up to 85 ft. long. The mill has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1996. Large long timbers are still used in railroad trestles, the restoration of historic structures, and for the spars and masts of ships.
This is an incredible photo essay and I highly recommend going through it slowly and reading the captions. Watch an 80 foot log get processed by a steam powered band saw. Absolutely amazing.
The larger steam engine was built in 1906 and has a 16 inch cylinder and an 18 inch stroke. In other words, it’s a huge machine. It breaks down less than any other machine in the mill. Incredible. Check the size of that band saw blade. Love the image of the sharpener watching it get sharpened. Check out his legs. Even mill workers have a sense of humor.
I’d consider a trip to Corvallis, Oregon just to see this mill in operation.
TIME contract photographer Callie Shell had extraordinary access to the Obama White House. In this video documentary, she describes how she captured her behind-the-scenes images of the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency.
Alan Taylor started the trend of collecting and putting large images in a simple, scrolling list as a way of telling a photojournalistic story. First at The Big Picture (The Boston Globe) and now at In Focus (The Atlantic). His photo collecting eye is one of the best around.
Jason Reed on how the press was notified and dealt with the last minute call on President Obama’s televised announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. For those who questioned the process, read the last paragraph. Fascinating.
The 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project is a new app featuring the work of fourteen photographers who documented the tragic aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The .99 app, published by Kodansha, is an innovative fundraiser as well – all proceeds from the project go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Nachtwey is one of the best war photographers around. Here he documents a growing problem in Kabul Afghanistan where opium is plentiful and cheap: heroin addiction among people who are living in a war-torn world.