Posts Tagged ‘Annenberg Space for Photography’

Photojournalism: War is Only Half the Story

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photo © Uriel Sinai, 66th POYi Magazine Photographer of the Year, courtesy Annenberg Space for Photography

For the final program of their IRIS Nights series during the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) exhibition, The Annenberg Space for Photography will be presenting “War is Only Half the Story”: A Conversation with Sara Terry and Louie Palu. Both acclaimed photojournalists, Terry and Palu will be discussing issues relevant to photojournalism, their experiences covering global conflict and their work on The Aftermath Project. For those of you who are practicing photojournalists, or interested in a future in the field, this is not to be missed.

Find out more about the important work that The Aftermath Project is doing after the jump and click here to register for the IRIS Nights program. Also, we’d love to hear about any of your experiences in photojournalism. Upload images to share at the DP Flickr Group, Tweet us, or comment with stories.

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Polipics: Targeting Protestors

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photo via Andrew Sullivan/The Daily Dish (The Atlantic)

So much is going on right now. Iranian brutality. Elections in Afghanistan. Scotland releasing the only convicted Lockerbie bomber. The controversy over whether Michelle Obama should wear shorts in 106-degree heat while on vacation at the Grand Canyon. The mind spins.

Let’s focus on Iran. Great to get the tip on this disturbing use of photographs for political gain. Thanks to L.A. photographer Keith Skelton for this item from Michael David Murphy who is blogging about Andrew Sullivan’s “Daily Dish”:

“Sullivan has done substantial work covering the protests against the election in Iran. His post “Counter-Targeting the Protestors” led to a site controlled by the Iranian government, where the regime was posting candid photographs of Mousavi supporters demonstrating in the streets, and using the site as a plea to the public to help with identifications.”

They’re available here as a zip file: Wanted.zip, or in this set Wanted in Iran on Flickr.

And speaking of photojournalists, I visited the Annenberg Space for Photography Saturday and learned that AP photographer Emilio Morenatti lost a foot on August 11, to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Videographer Andi Jatmiko, was also injured. Journalists are in danger all over the world, but they go and do and see and capture for us the horrors and magical moments they see every day—and pay a price for it.

You can see much of Morenatti’s artful work on the Denver Post site. And, of course, get to the Annenberg to see the current exhibit of the Photos of the Year International (POYi) voted on by the Missouri School of Journalism. The website has about 77 of the exhibit’s photos on view. About 45,000 pictures were submitted this year.

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 7/1

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photo by Jon Bakos, via GOOD

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

-Twitter and Flickr launched Flickr2Twitter integration!!! (Can you tell we’re excited?)

-GOOD’s new Picture Show: At the Truck Stop features  Jon Bakos’ Truck Drivers series.

-The Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting workshops and free guest lectures by top photojournalists on Thursdays and Saturdays at their Los Angeles space.

-Nikon discusses the best way to capture memories of the family through photography with professional photographer Carrie Sandoval and Blogger Elisa Bieg from The Unlikely Housewife in their latest Podcast.

-The Frame takes a look at daily life as captured in the images of Associated Press photographers around the world.

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In Your Neighborhood: Los Angeles, CA

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A lot of us photo enthusiasts in the greater Los Angeles area have been standing by, with building anticipation, for the long awaited Annenberg Space for Photography to finally open its doors. According to the Los Angeles Times Culture Monster blog, the Century City space will finally open on March 27th with an exhibition entitled L8S ANG3LES. Apparently the “8″ refernces the number of LA photographers whose work is included in the show (BIG NAMES!), and the “3″ is for the number of LA Times photographers whose images of LA will also be exhibited.

From the Times:

The inaugural show will spotlight Los Angeles photographers who work in various fields, including fine art photography, documentary projects, architecture, fashion and celebrity portraiture. Images by John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Greg Gorman, Douglas Kirkland, Tim Street-Porter, Julius Shulman, Lauren Greenfield and Carolyn Cole, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Times photographer, will be shown in the traditional gallery. Lawrence K. Ho, Genaro Molina and Kirk McKoy are the Times staffers to be featured in the projection space.
For the rest of the story on the Annenberg Space for Photography’s opening, check out the full Times article here.

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