Todd Heisler’s essay on the “Gold Coats”, a group of inmates at the California Men’s Colony, help aging inmates who are suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Many of the Gold Coats are serving life sentences.
See the essay on the NYT Lens Blog (Behind Bars and Beginning to Forget).
In 2008, Josh Meltzer, staff photographer and multimedia journalist at The Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia, accepted a Fulbright Scholarship to work and teach in Mexico. There he created a multimedia project about the migration of indigenous families within Mexico. A selection of his work from his Fulbright year won the Grand Prize Professional Award [...]
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 [...]
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.
Brian Frank has a compelling photographic essay documenting the violence stemming from the drug war in Mexico in 2008. See Frank’s essay on Vewd.
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.
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.
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.
The Chicago Tribune’s Scott Strazzante found another great moment while on assignment shooting the Taylor Swift concert. Read his thoughts on the photo and see it full size on his blog: “Shooting from the hip”.
Photographer and photo editor Geoffrey Hiller has created Verve to feature photos and interviews by the finest young image makers today. Verve is a reminder of the power of the still image. Verve will also point you to new photo agencies, publications and inspiring multimedia projects. Visit Verve Photo.
I recently came across a work in progress by Baltimore, Maryland photographer Jonathan Hanson. He is “examining the daily life” in his city which he calls a “complex relationship with drugs, poverty, crime and the struggle to preserve community.” I am looking forward to seeing more of this project. Take at look at his work-in-progress [...]