University of Florida student Tim Hussin has been named the 63rd College Photographer of the Year following judging at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Hussin was awarded the gold in the portfolio category as well as gold in multimedia – individual still image/audio story or essay. He also won silver in the same [...]
Masaru Goto’s images of Khmer Rouge soldiers that are protecting Cambodia’s claim to the Preah Vihear temple following UNESCO approving Cambodia’s bid to make the temple a UN World Heritage site. The decision has ignited long-standing tensions between Cambodia and Thailand, who both claim land around the temple, which lies on the border between the [...]
Photojournalist Salvi Danés has an excellent set of images about gypsies in France and the celebration of the adoration of Sara Kali or Saint Sara, also known as Sara “the black.” Saint Sara is the patron saint of the Romanies (gypsies), the centre of its veneration. View the images on Salvi Danés’ website: www.salvidanes.com/portfolios/81101-saras-gypsies.
Reuters has an excellent multimedia presentation from their team of 100 photographers and writers and support staff from their 5 years of covering the Iraq war. Included is a timeline, profiles on staff members and maps. You can view the presentation at Reuters.com Thanks to Lucy Nicholson for the heads up!
Photo agency VII member Marcus Bleasdale has a stunning body of work focusing on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on David Alan Harvey’s Burn Magazine. The DRC is home to the deadliest war in the world today. An estimated 5.4 million people have died since 1998, the largest death toll since the Second World [...]
Love in the First Person by Matt and Melissa Eich In the span of a year, Matt Eich, 20, won College Photographer of the Year, Melissa Eich, 19, discovered she was pregnant, they married and moved to Portland for Matt’s internship. See the project at mediastorm.org.
From Guillaume Poli: Spread between Turkey, Iran, Irak and Syria, the Kurds make the world’s biggest landless minority. In Turkey, they represent 25% of the population and despite this, they face a significant assimilation policy. Have they not been called “The Mountainous Turks” due to their original lands in the mountains in EasternTurkey ? The [...]
VII photographer Tomas van Houtryve slipped into North Korea twice, posing as an investor looking to open a chocolate factory. He gained unprecedented access to a variety of locations in North Korea, many of which had never before been seen by a Western photographer. View his excellent images from inside North Korea on his website [...]