Lots of ‘controversy’ recently over the ‘manipulation’ of images and whether they bear any resemblance to reality. One commentator noting that if you want to manipulate your images “beyond what was in front of you then become a painter.”
I actually do work like that.
Here’s one I took a year or two ago for [...]
There were several mentions of dementia in the news yesterday, eerily coincidental, as I was in the middle of writing something about the disease.
First was a theatre production ‘Inside Out of Mind’, which sounds intriguing, described as:
“Darkly comic and offering glimpses of a mysterious world, this insightful play by Tanya Myers enters into [...]
I’ve posted a few pieces on duckrabbit about Alzheimer’s that have proved popular with readers. It was suggested by several commentators that I submit a recent one to the Guardian for publication. I went to Google and up came “Guardian Witness: Our new home for content you’ve created” and their message “Your chance to have [...]
I enjoy a good read. I particularly enjoy a good read about photography, whether non-fiction or fiction, but particularly work that is written by writers who ‘know’ photography, whose intimacy with the ‘thoughts of being a photographer’ are perhaps a result of their own experience of actually ‘writing with light’.
Writer and photographer John Edwin [...]
I had seen some of the work of Monika Bulaj before, but had not seen her TED talk, which I was kindly directed to this evening by @edbrydon via @magdarakita (thanks both of you).
Well worth a look.
And visit Monika’s website for further information on her work. Tweet [...]
Time carries a portfolio of images of North Korea by David Guttenfelder, AP’s Chief Asia Photographer (more of his work here).
These are some of the most impressive images I’ve seen in a long time. Beautiful work, insightful and revealing. Take some time today to have a look, you wont regret it.
Something for Earth Day. This is very clever. It’s not too long. It’s beautifully executed. The voiceover is perfect. Very good indeed.
Time is funny stuff. A moment in the present can find an echo in a moment from the past. A little slice of memory filed away and waiting to be pulled from the mindshelf, opened and considered.
When I was 17 years old I found myself in a war zone in Africa, a ‘complicated’ civil [...]
One of the more intriguing (and precautionary) articles about Boston, courtesy of Quartz: ‘We know when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sleeps.’
It is a strange reality of our times that we have no idea what motivated Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to attack the Boston Marathon, if indeed he was involved, but we do know when he sleeps:
Carlos Arredondo holds a photograph of his son Alex. From Eugene Richards’ September 2010 book War Is Personal. © Eugene Richards
This astonishing week underlined for me why photojournalism matters. Why it cannot be replaced by crowd-sourced image gathering. Why it should be supported by all of us. And why we should be grateful [...]