The New York Times LENS blog has a feature on the Photo League which 60 years ago, being the victim of Cold War witch hunts and blacklists, shut down after 15 years of trailblazing documentary photography. The group influenced a generation of photographers who transformed the documentary tradition.
See more on at lens.blogs.nytimes.com.
Cité Militaire.Port-au-Prince.Haiti. Brazilian soldiers on patrol in the streets of Cité Militaire. From Ricardo Garcia Vilanova’s blog.
Peter Turnley’s 50-image essay of the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti is featured on The Online Photographer. As usual, Peter’s work is comprehensive, compassionate, and personal. View Peter Turnley’s essay on The Online Photographer.
Photojournalist Jenna Isaacson’s work-in progress on the culture of thrift stores in the United States is now featured on American-Journal.org. All Thrifty States is a photography project aimed at documenting thrift stores in each of the 50 states. Part journalism, part art and part sociology, the project spotlights thrift culture, regional donation patterns, environmentally friendly consumption and the [...]
The Sacramento Bee blog, The Frame, has a collection of images from the Associated Press showing the plight of children being orphaned from the conflict in the Congo. View the images on The Frame.
BagNewsSalon is pleased to offer this exclusive audio slideshow interview featuring Michael Kamber, and a focused look at the issue of military censorship, including the photos he’s insisted on being seen. View the interview on www.bagnewsnotes.com.
American photographer Greg Constantine spent a month photographing Nubians in a Nairobi slum Kibera. The Nubians are just one chapter in Greg’s project “Nowhere People.” His work has been recognized on the NYT Lens Blog. View Greg’s images on the NYT Lens Blog. More from the “Nowhere People” project can be seem at www.nowherepeople.org.
This is story of one man, fighting alone against a giant insurance company, to get necessary rehabilitative care for his young wife, Marian. Please help us, Steve’s friends, save his family. None of us can give him all he needs, but a lot of us can give a teeny bit. Together, we can do it. Photojournalist Stephen Coddington and [...]
Photojournalist Mario Tama has spent the last 5 years covering the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. A great selection of his images are featured on the New York Times LENS Blog. Click here for Mario Tama’s essay. More of Tama’s work can be found on his website www.mariotama.com.
Zack Arias posted on his blog a video he made about the self-doubt and anxiety that photographers face from time to time. He tells of how he seems to go through a yearly cycle of ups and downs. We almost stopped watching, but it all starts to make sense and really gets good a minute [...]
The NYT LENS blog has a feature on photographer Jules Allen’s new book “Double Up.” A retrospective of images he made 30 years ago at Gleason’s Gym in New York. He has gone there to train and he ended up making photographs. Really cool stuff here. Read the NYT LENS story at lens.blogs.nytimes.com.