Posts Tagged with: photojournalism

Dec
18

Reuters Photos of the Year

posted on December 18th 2013 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

No matter if this is to illustrate a news story, a natural disaster or to highlight the testimony of victims of armed conflict, the Reuters news agency collects and distributes thousands of photos every year, taken on all continents. Terrifying, touching and intriguing images, that, for the most notable, are gathered each year in selected Reuters Photos of the Year, containing, 93 shots, to find in full below.

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Jul
26

Heartbreaking, Stunning Infrared Photography from The Congo

posted on July 26th 2013 in Arts & Books & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Throughout 2012, Irish photographer Richard Mosse and his collaborators, Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost, traveled the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking video and photographs of rebel groups with Kodak Aerochrome film. Developed for the military in the 1940s, the infrared film captures greens in shades of pink and red and became popular in the psychedelic culture of the 1960s.

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Mar
16

2013 – the year we lost sight of what photography can achieve

posted on March 16th 2013 in Photography with 0 Comments

This year’s announcement of the winners of two major competitions for photojournalists, World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International, created more than the usual fire storm. Raking through the ashes, Graham Harrison looks for a way forward, and reveals how one major grants programme for photojournalists had no restrictions on image manipulation at all.

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Feb
24

Chaos and killing in Syria: photos of a slow-motion civil war

posted on February 24th 2013 in Documentary & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This photo gallery contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing.

Nearly two years ago, Arab Spring–inspired protests kicked off in the impoverished Syrian agricultural town of Dara‘a. The mini-uprising, defined by its peaceful character, met a brutal response, one that few observers at the time could have anticipated would blow up into a far wider rebellion against President Bashar Assad and the entrenched, decades-long rule of his family. With Syrian authorities clamping down on journalistic access and freedoms, we saw glimpses of the unrest there for months only through grainy YouTube footage—images as uncertain and hard to corroborate as the events on the ground.

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Feb
14

Condemned: Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis

posted on February 14th 2013 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Abandoned by governments, forgotten by the aid community, neglected and abused by entire societies: A voiceless minority resigned to the dark forgotten corners of churches, chained to rusted hospital beds, living out their lives behind the bars of filthy prisons. Lives condemned to quiet misery.

These are the mentally disabled living in Africa’s regions in crisis, countries ravaged by war, gripped by famine, or led by corrupt regimes. And we can take a look through Robin Hammond‘s lenses of his camera, winner of the FotoEvidence Book Award 2013.

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