Michael Itkoff has traveled the world since 2002 taking portraits of everyday people in the street. In Itkoff’s photographs a makeshift backdrop is held behind each of his subjects in London, Sydney, Hanoi, Bangkok, and New York. This technique, normally reserved for celebrity and commercial portraiture, creates a striking aesthetic isolating the subjects from their [...]
On May 4, 2008, cyclone Nargris ripped through the southern delta region of Burma. Photojournalist Adam Dean covered the aftermath. View his images of the catastrophe on his website at www.adamdean.net.
Alex Webb had published, The Suffering of Light, the first comprehensive monograph covering the career of the acclaimed American photojournalist. The book contains some of Webb’s most iconic images. Images from the book can be seen on Webb’s website at www.webbnorriswebb.com. The book, published by Aperture, can be purchased at www.aperture.org/books/books-new/suffering.html.
A Photo Editor, run by former director of photography, Rob Haggart, is featuring a movie about Contact Press Images’ David Burnett and his story The Last Cattle Drive. An interesting look back at the glory days of shooting film. The photos are great. David’s hair is another matter! (Sorry David, I will buy you a [...]
Washington, D.C. based photojournalist Gabriela Bulisova has an excellent series of portraits of displaced Iraqis refugees who are now settling in the United States. Many had requested to be photographed not showing their faces and Bulisova does a wonderful job of executing the images under this restriction. Her essay can be seen on her Photoshelter archive [...]
Check out Davin Ellicson’s photography on the Maramures region of northern Romania. Home to the most traditional rural life in Europe, their way of life is being threatened by commercial farms planned by western Europe investors. View Davin Ellicson’s work on his web site: www.davinellicson.com.
London based photojournalist Mimi Mollica traveled on assignment to India from the NGO Leonard Cheshire International, to photograph the activities they bring forward to help people with disability in the poorest areas of the country. This set of pictures cuts across the different areas that she visited, from the Academy for Blind in Bangalore, to the [...]
Compelling images from Magnum Photographer John Vink documenting a dispute along the Cambodian Border. “The listing of the 11th century Preah Vihear temple as a UNESCO World Heritage Site has triggered a military reaction by Thailand along the disputed border the temple is located on. Some 700 Thai troops penetrated what is regarded by a [...]