The Tunnels of NYC’s East Side Access Project A huge public works project is currently under construction in New York City, connecting Long Island to Manhattan’s East Side. Deep underground, rail tunnels are extending from Sunnyside, Queens, to a new Long Island Rail Road terminal being excavated beneath Grand Central Terminal. Construction began in 2007, [...]
Archive for the 'Photojournalism' Category
Conflict Transforms Syrian English Teacher Into War Photographer Kelly McEvers and her NPR team have done a great job producing this story on Noor Kelze, a Syrian English teacher who has transformed herself into a photojournalist covering the Syrian conflict from the inside. This story is worth listening to, you don’t get the war sound [...]
The Vivian Maier Photography Project from Aaron Cahan on Vimeo. The post below is from 2011 but I’m bumping it up with the addition of this excellent video of the project to archive her work. Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer born in New York City. Although [...]
A great flickr set and slide show of official White House Photographer Pete Souza’s 2012 photographs of President Obama and/or candid moments at the White House. Here’s a link to the set for those who don’t want to run the slide show: Year in Photographs 2012 by Pete Souza. [via PetaPixel]
This is an older (1996) but still excellent 60 Minutes piece on Peter and David Turnley, identical twin photojournalists. [via PetaPixel]
Images of the Vietnam War This is an incredible set of images from the Vietnam War. Photos by Horst Faas, Henri Huet, Sal Veder, Rick Merron, Bill Ingraham, John Nance, and Nick Ut. [via Kottke.org]
Leaving my DSLR at home: An iPhone experiment Professional photographer Dean Holland tours Vietnam with an iPhone 4S leaving his DSLR and lenses at home. Spectacular images, read the captions under them for the collection of apps he used for capture and processing.
Scenes From Antarctica Alan Taylor has put together a spectacular collection of images from the bottom of the world.
Giles Duley – a second shot at life Photographer Giles Duley, who lost three limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan, talks about his recovery and shares his latest series of photographs capturing the technicians and prosthetists working at the London 2012 Paralympics. A lot of great creativity comes from restrictions. – Giles Duley Brilliant. An [...]
President Barack Obama holds a baby while greeting guests during an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) All Presidents do this and it’s great fodder for photographers. Great juxtaposition of faces: baby and Obama.
Reuters photographers and editors discuss their strategy for covering Olympics track and field events from every angle. Note how much work the infield photographer has to do. I don’t think I’m up for that job. [via PetaPixel]
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team in the MSL Mission Support Area reacts after learning the Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars and images start coming into the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able [...]
Curiosity just days away from mars A spectacular set of images of the building and launching of the Mars rover Curiosity. I’m guessing when this contraception enters the Mars atmosphere a lot of people (me included) are going to be glued to our TV sets, computers, tablets, smartphones, and radios. Amazing how the number of [...]
Everyday People I’m not looking for people who stand out in a crowd. The majority aren’t famous or in positions of power. They’re just Everyday People, like me. They are your neighbors, your co-workers, your kids’ teachers, the guy who prepared your food or the people you drove past on your way to work. They [...]
Watching RFK’s Funeral Train Pass By, June 8th, 1968 An amazing collection of images, shot from the train by Magnum photographer: Paul Fusco.
Global views – lives and landscapes From the hot and humid rain forests of South America and the Far East, to the cold and inhospitable arctic regions of northern Canada and Russia – the Travel Photographer of the Year competition attracts stunning image entries from across the world. Spectacular images, well put together slide show. [...]
Student Wins Copyright Skirmish Over Falling Bear Photo Last week a black bear was wandering around the Colorado University campus and ended up in a small tree. A student called 911 and they came and darted the bear, padded his fall from the tree with a foam pad, and took him away. A student captured [...]
Ben Lowy: Virtually Unfiltered Fantastic collection of iPhone photography from a professional photojournalist. The NY Times piece, by James Estrin is beautifully written: If you believe that Hipstamatic and Instagram could inspire tens of millions of people to become more interested in “serious” photography, then think of Mr. Lowy as a prophet urging others to [...]
I was browsing through the iPad version of The Guardian Eyewitness photo app for iPad and found this interesting image of the Aizhai suspension bridge, Hunan, China. What the image shows looks odd; the bridge looks more like a tower crane. A bit of searching turned up this collection of images, this collection of images, [...]
Never-Seen-Before Photos Of New York City NYC’s Department of Records announced today the debut of an online photo database, containing 870,000 vintage images of New York City from the 19th and 20th centuries – free for all of us to look and enjoy (and buy prints!). It took 4 years for them to make it [...]