i always find timeless, classic images like this inspiring. Robert Steven’s has collected photographs of the “City of Light” taken by a master photographer in the early part of the twentieth century. The photographer Pierre Yves-Petit, who called himself “Yvon,” wandered the streets of Paris and the results are stunning.
“i really suggest that you spend your time seeking knowledge, instead of better equipment because it’s experimenting that is going to help you develop your craft and develop your own personal style.”—joey l.
When they are ready for some new photo couples, hit me up, i’ve got a big list. Lots of interesting pairs and collaborators. How about Ben Lowy and Marvi Lacar? or Brian Storm and Elodie Mailliet? Or Bert Fox and Nanine Hartzenbusch? i could go on all day. What awesome couple would you like to see next?
i’ve always been partial to the results of the World Press. This year there are plenty of examples of great and moving images, but i feel there isn’t anything that grabbed me as exceptional above all else.
some of the work that caught my eye was:
Portrait Stories 1st Prize. Roderick Henderson’s In The Car series. It’s awkward in the sense that it’s just pictures of people sitting in cars, but something about the images is compelling.
Arts and Entertainment 1st Prize. Kitra Cahana’s Rainbowland. i’ve always loved the mix of candid images with more formal portraiture.
General News Stories 2nd Prize. Farah Abhi Warsameh’s Stoned to Death. i think this is the most disturbing work from this year. It is very classic powerful photojournalism imagery of a scene that most people could hear about but couldn’t believe would be real.
Sports Feature Stories 2nd Prize. Denis Rouvre’s Senagalese Wrestlers. These are just beautiful. i think the two group shots in this series are the best portraits of the award winners. Really well executed.
there is a lot that is good. i love everything (EVERYTHING!) in the Nature categories (portraits of oranges!) and of course sports is great, Donald Miralle Jr. again kills it in a classic sense. The one thing that really left me guessing was Ou Zhihang’s The Moment. i don’t get it. really World Press? Am i missing some significance?
mages of luxury cruise liners docking at the Haitian port of Labadee immediately following the earthquake raised an uproar. Now the decision of two photographers (Zoriah and Andy Levin) to hold workshops amidst the chaos and death are stirring online debate on the ethics of photojournalism.
New Orleans resident and photographer Andy Levin, who documented the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, already had a photography workshop scheduled in Jacmel, Haiti, six months prior to the earthquake. After disaster struck, he quickly made his way to the island to assess whether the workshop was still feasible.
In a transaction sure to prove the worth of photographs, billionaire Michael Dell’s investment firm, MSD Capital LP, has acquired about 185,000 vintage photographic prints from the Magnum Photos agency in what is thought to be among the largest photo transactions in history.
While no price was disclosed, the collection has been insured for more than $100 million… (read the full story here or here or here)