Friday, July 24, 2015
The first solo UK exhibition of images by Magnum Photographer Harry Gruyaert will open at the Magnum Print Room (63 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS) in September. The exhibition will span Gruyaert’s work from 1972 to 2004, shot in diverse locations including Bosnia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Ireland, Mali, Russia and the US. Also on display will be a small selection of Gruyaert’s photographs from his distorted television images series, shot directly from a broken television screen on which he could manipulate the colours. The four works on show are of the 1972 Munich Olympics and are a parody of the conventions of the current affairs photostory. This body of work was controversial when first exhibited in Paris in 1974, viewed as a disrespectful assault on the culture of television with a radical challenge to the conventions of press photography. Gruyaert himself views these works as the closest thing to journalistic photography he has ever made. On display from 15 September – 31 October 2015, the exhibition is free to attend.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Internationally renowned photojournalist Dan McCullin was awarded an honorary doctorate by Bath Spa University. Recognised for his outstanding contribution to journalism, Don was born in London in 1935 and spent his childhood in the derelict area of Finsbury Park. He left school at 14 and soon after was called up for two years of national service in the Royal Air Force, as an assistant for aerial photography that took him to Africa and the Middle-East. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including his highly-acclaimed autobiography, Unreasonable Behaviour. Commenting on his award, which was presented to him by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Sammells, he said: “I am thrilled to be given this honour as being associated with the City of Bath is particularly moving since the time of my evacuation as a child near here and spending over thirty years living close by.”
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
This Thursday, celebrity photographer Douglas Kirkland will hold a free presentation at the Crest Theatre in Los Angeles, showing images from his career that started in the 1950s. He will speak about the techniques he employs, about the approach to his work and the importance of the relationship he creates with his subjects as well as his continuing involvement with the latest evolving technology. In addition, he will do a short demonstration introducing the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR cameras to the audience. The event is free to attend but you need to sign up in advance.
Monday, July 13, 2015
The inaugural Calumet Photographic Student Photographer of the Year competition has received more than a thousand entries, attracting some of Britain’s best young photographers. Now, the winning and shortlisted images are going on a UK tour, exhibiting in Calumet Photographic shops across the United Kingdom. Edinburgh College student Oliver Henderson’s winning photo will take pride of place in the exhibition. His image of a woman in a red dress under a spotlight on a rooftop, set against an industrial background (above), scooped the title and the £11,000 prize bundle of photographic equipment. His photo will be accompanied by the nine finalist entries from Maria Karpova, University of the Arts London; Sioned Evans, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David; Joe Till, Walsall College; Monty Cholmeley, Oundle School, Katarzyna Janicka-Wojtowicz, Ieva Vaitkuviene, Jolanta Ziarnik, Thomas Craner-Buckley and Jack Visser. The tour has now started at the Bristol store; the exhibition will be in place until Friday 24th July, when it will move to other Calumet stores. Click through / read on for the exact dates and locations.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Photocrati have named Ed Kashi as the 2014-2015 Photocrati Fund Fellow for his work documenting the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease among sugar cane workers in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Called a silent killer, the disease is often not identified until kidney failure is imminent. Research presently indicates harsh working conditions combined with severe heat, dehydration and environmental toxins likely contribute to the rising death toll. With this grant, Kashi plans to further his documentary work in partnership with local NGOs such as La Isla Foundation to raise awareness, and to improve available support for families of suffering sugar cane workers. Second Place goes to documentary and travel photographer, Jacob Maentz for his ongoing work on The Forgotten Ten (Katutubong Filipino Project). Third Place goes to renowned photographer Paula Bronstein for her ongoing work The Forgotten Frontline: Women in Afghanistan. Fourth Place goest to humanitarian photographer Anna Boyaizis for her project, Second Wave, which covers the Jane Goodall Institute’s innovative peer education programme in Uganda. This important programme focuses on improving girls’ lives through education and support for HIV prevention, feminine hygiene and reproductive health issues.
Monday, June 29, 2015
From 1-3 August 2015, the Magnum Print Room will host a three-day Editing & Zine Making Masterclass led by acclaimed contemporary photographer Moises Saman and artist Daria Birang. This workshop is aimed at photographers with completed bodies of work, who require advice on honing editing skills, final image selections, design and layout. Critiques will be conducted both individually and in groups, encouraging confidence building skills and the ability to communicate projects, as well as engaging in peer-to-peer feedback. Each student will come away with 10 printed copies of their zine, printed through a four colour Risograph press. The workshop size is limited to a maximum of 15 students. The course fee is £600.
The Magnum Documentary Photography Course: in association with London College of Communication is a three-week course led by award-winning Magnum photographers Mark Power and Stuart Franklin (pictured). During the course, which will be taking place from 7- 27 August 2015, students will become absorbed in the practice and history of documentary photography and Magnum's legacy and contemporary contribution to it. Magnum and LCC will equip students with the historical and contextual framework required to raise critical thinking about documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support. Class time will be supported by evening lectures from LCC staff, guest lecturers and a selection of Magnum photographers. The course fee is £3000.
Monday, June 8, 2015
'Capa in Color,' a unique exhibition of Robert Capa's most remarkable colour photographs that debuted last year at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, is now on view at Budapest's Capa Center. From as early as 1938 right until his death in 1954, Capa shot literally thousands of frames on colour film, principally Kodachrome, in various formats ranging from 35mm to 4x5". Capa in Color spans a variety of genres including war photography, portraiture, classic photojournalism and fashion photography. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Capa Center will also present a collection of images by Capa’s best friend and editor, John G. Morris, who also documented the Normandy landings. The exhibition hall is located at 8 Nagymező utca, Budapest, Hungary.
Monday, June 1, 2015
The photography competition broncolor Gen NEXT has found another five young talents, who will be supported by the Swiss lighting manufacturer for the next three years. They are Gonzaga Manso (ESP), Lauri Laukkanen (FIN), Anita Anti (UKR), Cristina Otero (ESP) und Yulia Gorbachenko (UKR), who beat out first-rate competitors from all over the world with their exceptional work. As Gen NEXT ambassadors, they each receive broncolor equipment to the value of $24,000.
Friday, May 22, 2015
10 recently graduated photographers have been announced as the winners of the inaugural Graduate Photographers Award.: Sebastian Bruno, Jack Carvosso, Sophie Green, Robin Lambert, Henna Mattila, Harry Mitchell, Milo Newman, Kate Nolan, Sunil Shah and Miriam Stanke have won mentoring from a Magnum photographer, a portfolio review event with the nomination panel and a slideshow of their work being presented today from 6.30 – 7.30pm at Photo London.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Nikon UK have announced the appointment of three new photographers to its Ambassador line-up, Leon Neal, David Yarrow and Jeremy Walker. Leon Neal is a news photographer with a wealth of experience, and a staff photographer for AFP News. Leon started his career at The Times and has since built up a vast collection of news and press images. David Yarrow decided to pursue his passion for photography after a successful career in finance. Since turning his lens on the natural world, David has built an unrivalled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet’s remote landscapes and endangered animals. Jeremy Walker is an award-winning professional photographer specialising in landscape and location photography from around the world. Leon, David, and Jeremy join current Nikon Ambassadors to complete this year’s line-up: Kate Hopewell-Smith – lifestyle photographer with a love of capturing images of people, Bob Martin – multi-award winning sports photographer specialising in shooting action and editorial pictures.
Monday, May 18, 2015
X-Rite Photo Europe has announced the winner of its European prize draw to win a photographic trip to Iceland. Paola Chartroux from Italy (above) will enjoy a photographic workshop travelling across Iceland, with opportunities to capture the country’s stunning landscape and receive tuition from a world-leading photographic team. Focus on Nature, who will deliver the tour, is run by X-Rite Coloratti Einar Erlendsson. He commented: “Paola is about to go on a journey that I hope she will never forget... The workshops are steered by local Icelandic experts and world-renowned photographers, and the landscapes on offer range from the vast to the miniscule, but all an ocean away from anything she will have been able to capture before.” Paola's journey will be documented by X-Rite on the website below.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
In its second edition, the photography competition Gen NEXT has found another five young talents who will be supported by the Swiss flash systems manufacturer, broncolor, for the next three years. As Gen NEXT ambassadors, Gonzaga Manso, Lauri Laukkanen, Anita Anti, Cristina Otero and Yulia Gorbachenko each receive broncolor equipment to the value of $24,000. Furthermore, they are presented with the opportunity to showcase their work through broncolor’s worldwide channels as well as the project's blog. Click through / read on for more information on the winners.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Wapping Project Bankside has announced its participation in Photo London, a unique photography event that will feature a major international photography fair for up to 70 of the world’s leading photography galleries. Showing works by Elina Brotherus, Lydia Goldblatt, Alexander Gronsky, Jacqueline Hassink, Abbas Kowsari, Juul Kraijer, Edgar Martins, Stephen J Morgan, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Mitra Tabrizian, and Thomas Zanon-Larcher, The Wapping Project Bankside wishes to make evident the interesting dialogue that can be achieved when seemingly disparate works are brought together. Photo London will take place from 21 – 24 May 2015.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
April 23rd marked the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, with a glamorous ceremony held at the Park Lane Hilton, London.
Now in its eighth year, this free-to-enter competition showcases the best contemporary photography across a range of genres and is open to photographers of all abilities.
We take a look back at the winners...
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has announced four bursaries to help students and other photographers to realise projects across the still and moving image. These include the Joan Wakelin Bursary, the Short Film Award, the Postgraduate Bursary and two Environmental Awareness bursaries. Click through / read on for more information.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Wapping Project Bankside (Top Floor, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London) has announced Estonian photographer, Alexander Gronsky’s first exhibition with the gallery. Gronsky’s Pastoral series of large format photographs of Moscow’s suburban areas are reminiscent of the arcadian images created by 19th century landscape painters and he reconstructs them in a way that jars with the romantic representations of a bygone era. Also included in the exhibition are three works from Gronsky’s Reconstruction series that documents reenactments of historic Russian battles whilst simultaneously rendering them anachronistic with the inclusion of onlookers into the frame. The exhibition will be on show from 14 April - 29 May 2015.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) has named Heidi Levine as the winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. The foundation created the award to honour the courage and dedication of AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed while reporting in Afghanistan in 2014. “The images captured by the award nominees represent a collective vantage point on some of this decade’s most dangerous conflicts,” IWMF Executive Director Elisa Lees Muñoz said. “Their work helps us better understand the world and inspires us to take action.” Levine is an American photojournalist who has made a career of working in conflict and post-conflict areas. She has covered the critical moments in the Middle East including the revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Syria, the plight of Iraqi refugees living in Jordan, Syria, and Sweden, and spent one month embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq. The award will be presented to Levine at a ceremony in Berlin on 25th June.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Sony Imaging Ambassador Joe Cornish went to capture the eerie beauty of Deception Island on the Sony α7 II and Sony α7R cameras. Completely abandoned in the late 1960s as a result of volcanic destruction, the remote island is part of the South Shetland Islands archipelago in Antarctica. Cornish's photos capture - largely black, white and orange colouring - perfectly capture the leftover remains of the structures and devastation.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Photography Show will be hosting Lynsey Addario on the Super Stage on Monday 23rd at 16:00 to discuss her book, 'It's What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War' and some of the images featured in it. Lynsey will share the realities of working in a war zone and explain what it is that keeps her going back. In addition to Lynsey the other Super Stage speakers this year will be Martin Parr, Don McCullin, Tom Stoddart, Mary Ellen Mark, Tim Flach, Michael Kenna, Susan Meiselas and Simon Norfolk. Tickets for the Super Stage is £10 per session.