|—||Henri Cartier Bresson|
“People say photographs don’t lie, mine do.”
- David LaChapelle
|—||Collector’s edition of Life, the Eisie Issue, spring 1998 , Page: 137.|
A NY Times Article on photography in the Delivery Room!
“five births a month… $700” a piece!
Photographer, Lynsey Stone ”tries to arrive when a woman is six centimeters dilated, to capture the later stages of labor. This has resulted in numerous speeding tickets”.
You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.
” …the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war.”
-James Nachtwey, ‘Witness’ Photographer
**Above Photo by Yuri Kozyrev,
2011 Agency/Freelance Photographer of the Year at Pictures of the Year International
Reblogged from Time Lightbox
The tomb of Sultan Mohammed Telai, great-great grandfather of Nadir Shir, an Afghan king. Its arches are decorated in Italianate stucco, but the tomb itself is badly damaged and graffitied. The strategic location of the hill is readily apparent from here, and was much fought over in the 1990s.
Yuri Kozyrev visited Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, and saw a Kabul that has been shaped by war. See more here.
”Despite all the emphasis on new media, photography has never lost the power to move us”
More of this PWB artists’ work underground, his book, and reviews…
We all feel it - the job market is not as it once was and entrepreneurialism is tough. Perseverance and every idea comes from within and there’s not much to fall back on but your own confidence and hard work. But in its success, there’s no greater reward.
The attached picture and link is just one story of the impact the Olive Branch for Children has in the villages it works in in rural Tanzania. To inspire and support entrepreneurialism in people like you or I means contributing to sustainable growth from within. Empowerment for change.
Photographers Without Borders will be traveling, this July, to the villages where the Olive Branch is based, to conduct a photojournalism project featuring those who have been touched by the organization.
They’ll share will us their success and their stories, and we’ll share them with you.
Please follow our website for more details on this PWB initiative, and upcoming opportunities for photographers interested in photojournalism.
Donations are welcome and can be made through our website or simply by clicking the picture above:
Heaven is Toronto.
Iconic image of our city by a yonge (anyone catch the Toronto reference there?) and booming, not to mention talented, photographer. Get the real thing tonight at Free My Interior.
Click here for official invitation: Free My Interior Mixer @ 289 Queen St. East, 7-11pm.
All work displayed at the mixer tonight is offered at special prices not found online. See previous post for a printable coupon for an additional $15 off your favorite piece - deals available only for IN-PERSON purchase.
And Today’s Feature Photo is…
“Tall as the Empire” by Mike Good!
I met someone out last night that had been to ‘Hidden City’ - he said this was his favorite piece of the show! So in honour of that, and the mesmerizing talents of one Mike Good, I’ve decided to name this one today’s feature.
This image makes me feel as though I’m being literally inhaled by the streets of NYC - suctioned forward by an invisible force with inhumane strength, through the bustling streets and high rises and past the Empire State, into the curious beyond. Fast enough to excite, leaving just enough time to see what surrounds me. My body lifts and contorts easily in the air beyond any will of my own, and I ponder “What awaits?” while observing the sites…
Photography inspires - here it’s wonder, a sense of speed, and freedom.
We’re so happy to have Mike as one of our PWB Artists.
“Starting photography at a difficult personal time in his life, Mike has continued over the years to evolve his skills by dedicating every spare moment to his passion of photography. Mike’s self taught approach to photography is shared with various charities and individuals by supporting programs such as Photographer’s Without Borders, Help Portrait, Portraits in the Park for Infertility Awareness and various other charity and not-for-profit organizations.”
This piece was shown at PWBs Hidden City event and is available online now in the PWB shoppe. 50:25:25 means that 50% of sales go to the artist, while 25% goes to the PWB partner charity of the buyers choice, and 25% makes it happen.
See more online HERE.
HAVE YOU BEEN TO AFRICA? GET SOME GREAT SHOTS?
DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT APPLIES TO THE THEME: “Africa: A Place of Hope, Strength, & Prosperity”? DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR CHANGE?
Don’t forget to SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK to email@example.com by April 25th for our SHOWCASE ON AFRICA - coming up DURING THE CONTACT FESTIVAL in Toronto!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS APRIL 25th @ Midnight!
Check out www.photographerswithoutborders.com for submission instructions. We look forward to seeing your work!
AMREF talk went incredibly!
Danielle gave a rousing presentation on the importance, strengths and weaknesses, and repercussions of photojournalism. Immediately following, Nicola Betts, a Toronto-based photographer recently returning from a trip documenting AMREF’s work in Ethiopia, gave a heart-warming review of the challenges and rewards she faced as a photographer there.
There was a great turnout for the talk (it took place at Urbana Coffee @ Wellesley and Bay), and the floor was opened up for what became a thorough and fascinating discussion on all things photojournalism. Guests and speakers explored a range of topics from a variety of angles.
Thanks for inviting us, AMREF!!
Bend My Ear… Open My Mind & Change My Perception.
A little bit from the Olive Branch Philosophy:
“Let’s engage in a discourse of equality and empowerment, instead of continuing to perpetuate archaic, colonial dictates and ideals. Supporting people and communities to “be the change they wish to see” in their own environments, is the only way that we all can strive toward a just and equitable future. Remembering that in life, we all, every single individual, has something tremendously valuable and insightful to bring to the table.” http://www.theolivebranchforchildren.org/