It was a moment of drunken clarity.
“I’m leaving FACEBOOK” I announced to the duckrabbit team over a few beers the night before a workshop.
The reasons are multiple.
I’ve started to resent the fact that everything I do on the internet is tracked so that advertisers can sell me crap that I [...]
World Press Photo of the Year 2013, John Stanmeyer, announced at the #wpph14 offices in Amsterdam. pic.twitter.com/AFTg1MK86k
— David Guttenfelder (@dguttenfelder) February 14, 2014
The World Press photo of the year was announced yesterday. John Stanmeyer was the winner. Speaking to the New York Times photographer and jury member David Guttenfelder is reported [...]
If you are thinking about going to Birmingham University (just down the road from the duckrabbit Brum office) you may want to watch this video and then think again.
Freedom of speech and protest is central to a democracy. There are genuine concerns about the way that Birmingham University is being run; particularly the victimisation [...]
I’ve never backed a Kickstarter project until today when I backed Vlad Sokhin’s book project Crying Meri.
Last year I travelled to Papua New Guinea to work with the Sokhin on a documentary about violence against women in Papua New Guinea (you should be able to hear the documentary and watch the photofilm [...]
One of the hardest things for visual storytellers to take on board is that the most powerful stories are the ones in which visual brilliance does not distract. This is particularly tricky for photographers making the leap to videography because they’ve previously learned that value lies in the ability to have aesthetic screaming at you [...]
Tonight I’ve got post-workshop blues and this on repeat.
The Guardian is running the following story about AP photographer Narciso Contreras being hung out to dry for photoshopping an image.
The Associated Press has severed ties with a Pulitzer prize-winning freelance photographer who it says violated its ethical standards by altering a photo he took while covering the war in Syria in 2013. Narciso [...]
I first met Christian Aid’s Emma Wigley when she came on one of duckrabbit’s three day photofilm workshops a few years ago. I was impressed with her passion for storytelling and since then she’s gone on to be involved in some very strong ‘multimedia’ projects, particularly STIGMA UNDER THE LENS.
Emma is one of the [...]
Its good to be reminded that chugging away, all round the world, are many, many photographers deeply committed to telling the stories of people whose lives they’ve become tangled up in. Nick Jaussi is one such photographer. He shared his photofilm A House In Paradise with duckrabbit through twitter (@duckrabbitblog).
The film is about Dona [...]
This is a wonderful short film by Liam Saint-Pierre about Umit, a South London shopkeeper with a passion for celluloid.
Photogs will love this.