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Louie Palu wins the 2010 professional Alexia Foundation grant

8:16 am by John

Screenshots of two of the twenty photos that were submitted by Louie Palu as part of his Alexia Foundation grant application.

Screenshots of two of the twenty photos that were submitted by Louie Palu as part of his Alexia Foundation grant application.

Zuma Press photographer Louie Palu has won the 2010 professional Alexia Foundation grant for his proposal to document the birthplace of the Taliban – Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Palu began documenting the Kandahar area of Afghanistan in 2006 and has been returning to the area annually since then. Palu says he “will seek to go further into many distant districts to document the cultural and social fabric of villages centuries old and their tribal and ethnic affiliations. Many villages I have been to have never met a journalist and don’t even understand what a journalist does. I have come to know the region well and have all the contacts to work independently from the military.”

The Alexia Foundation was started to honor the memory of Alexia Tsairis, an honor photojournalism student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, who was a victim of the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

More:
Louie Palu’s website
Louie Palu’s grant proposal
Alexia Foundation

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‘Marc Riboud Photographs’ exhibition, lecture and booksigning at the U.C. Berkeley School of Journalism

9:59 am by John

A screenshot of photos from Marc Riboud's website.

A screenshot of photos from Marc Riboud's website.

Photographer Marc Riboud will be signing books and lecturing during the opening for his show, Marc Riboud Photographs, at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Center for Photography on March 12, 2010 from 6-8:30pm – the event is free.

Riboud met Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa in France in 1953 and joined the Magnum photo agency. He traveled the world extensively and in 1956 was one of the first European photographers to travel and photograph in China.

On his website you can find some of his iconic photographs, including one of a worker painting the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1953. Another of his famous images depicts an Vietnam war protester outside of the Pentagon in 1967 holding a flower while facing an ominous line of soldiers with guns leveled.

You can see more of Riboud’s outstanding work on his website.

It is sure to be an interesting exhibit and lecture. The show is currently open and runs through May 1, 2010.

Reception, lecture and booksigning
Reception: 6:00-7:00 PM
Public Lecture: 7:00-8:30 PM
On Exhibition: February 9, 2010 thru May 1, 2010.
Location: 105 North Gate Hall, Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, Hearst & Euclid, Berkeley, CA 94704

Rather than a profession,
photography has always been a passion for me,
a passion closer to an obsession.
~Marc Riboud

Posted in Photojournalism

Ron Haviv’s multimedia photojournalism project from the Haitian earthquake

2:09 pm by John

Ron Haviv, a photographer with the VII photo agency has published a pretty powerful multimedia piece featuring his reportage following the earthquake in Haiti. Haviv arrived in Haiti just 24 hours after the quake hit, and his photos, video and audio of the chaos and destruction in Port au Prince are quite moving.

An exhibition of “Haiti: January 12″ will be showing at VII photo at 28 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 from March 1 through March 22, 2010.

A Public Reception and Fundraiser will take place on Thursday, March 4, 2010, 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

The VII photo agency will be releasing a book on the Haitian disaster with the proceeds benefiting Partners in Health.

Posted in Multimedia, Photojournalism

Photo essays on the ForeignPolicy.com website

11:48 am by John

A photo by Moises Saman of Panos Pictures that appears in the Photo Essay section of the ForeignPolicy.com website.

A photo by Moises Saman of Panos Pictures that appears in the Photo Essay section of the ForeignPolicy.com website.

I recently discovered the Photo Essay section of Foreign Policy magazine’s website and would like to recommend an occasional visit to their site to see what is new.

While the design and layout of the section leaves a lot to be desired, once you get to one of the photo essays that they have assembled the presentation is much better.

The photo at the right by Moises Saman appeared in a photo essay entitled “The Shooting War” and it really caught my attention. The business as usual attitude of this man walking through a war zone in central Baghdad on his way to work is unimaginable for those of us who do not live in a war zone. Quite a striking image.

Photos in this essay include images from the wars in Iraq, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lebanon, Gaza and Chechnya.

Another very interesting essay on the site is a first person account of the two and a half weeks spent in Haiti by photojournalist Chris Hondros of Getty Images.

Other photo essays currently on their site include:

Posted in Photojournalism

Lauren Greenfield’s photos from fashion week shows in New York, Paris and Milan

1:33 pm by John

Lauren Greenfield's photos from fashion week fashion shows in New York, Paris and Milan on the Institute for Artist Management web site.

Lauren Greenfield's photos from fashion week shows in New York, Paris and Milan on the Institute for Artist Management web site.

Photojournalist Lauren Greenfield has a wonderful collection of eclectic images from her coverage of the Spring 2010 Fashion shows in New York, Paris and Milan. Her behind the scenes look at the shows was published in New York magazine’s Look issue. A collection of 76 of the images are available for viewing on the Institute for Artist Management web site and a certainly worth taking the time to see how Ms. Greenfield sees fashion week.

Her photos capture the glitz than glam of the shows as well as the behind the scenes action that makes it all come together. Greenfield has some interesting photos of celebrities like the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and REM’s Michale Stipe in the front rows watching the shows.

Lauren Greenfield is represented by the Institute for Artist Management.

Lauren Greenfield’s home page…

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Stephanie Sinclair’s “Polygamy in America” wins first place POYi Communtiy Awareness Award

4:26 pm by John

A portrait of Joe S. Jessop with his five wives, many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren the day after his 89th birthday from Stephanie Sinclair's "Polygamy in America" wins first place POYi Communtiy Awareness Award

A portrait of Joe S. Jessop with his five wives, many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren the day after his 89th birthday from Stephanie Sinclair's Polygamy in America first place entry in the POYi Communtiy Awareness Award

Stephanie Sinclair, a photographer with the VII photo agency, has won first place in the “Community Awareness” category of the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) photo competition.

Her photos offer an intimate look at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) community in Eldorado, Texas. The FLDS church became internationally know after the arrest of their leader, Warren S. Jeffs, related to his alleged arrangement of unlawful marriages between his adult male followers and underage girls.

You can view the 39 images in her contest winning entry on the POYi website.

See Stephanie’s photos on the National Geographic website.

Stephanie Sinclair’s personal web site

Congratulations Stephanie!

Posted in Photojournalism

Pictures of the Year International (POYi) live judging going on now

4:04 pm by John

Screenshot from the POYi live judging webcast held at the University of Missouri from Feb. 14 - March 5, 2010.

Screenshot from the POYi live judging webcast held at the University of Missouri from Feb. 14 - March 5, 2010.

If you have ever watched the judging of a photojournalism contest in person it can be a humbling experience – especially if you have photos that are being judged. This years 67th annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition is being webcast live through Adobe Connect allowing internet users to watch and listen to the judges comments as they view the entries and select the winners.

You can see a collection of the winners view some of the winners that have already been selected at the POYi web site – they are updating these as the contest progresses.

If you are interested in seeing who the judges are for this year’s competition you can view them here…

Posted in Photojournalism

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