April 2, 2013
Powerful story and images – posting so I remember it.
“The photographs really didn’t have any of the effect that I had hoped they would,” said Mr. Haviv, who was put on a death list by Arkan. “I was hoping to prevent the war. And of course, there was no reaction. The war started, 100,000 to 200,000 people were killed on all sides and several million more became refugees – which led to the war in Kosovo.”
While the images did not stop the Bosnian ethnic cleansing, his photos have had another life: as evidence used by investigators and prosecutors
March 30, 2013
March 19, 2013
MARCH 18, 2013 By Heather Murphy, NY Times
Amateur video has been pivotal to the way the conflict in Syria is understood.
NY Times video that raises good questions about what do without media.
March 15, 2013
March 8, 2013
from Washington Post- fascinating
Unique photography project gets strong reception in Iran.
March 7, 2013
Reblogging this from Hyperallergic.
In the summer of 2012, University of Michigan anthropologist Jason De León and a group of his students were doing fieldwork in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona when they came across the body of a 41-year-old woman. Her name was Marisol, and she was dead. She had been for four days. more
De León started the Undocumented Migration Project four years ago as a way of studying illegal immigration from an anthropological and an ethnographic perspective
March 5, 2013
The photo essay appeared in the March 8, 1968 issue of LIFE which is online in its entirety via Google books. In reading the lens blog article and viewing the slide show I did not have a memory of seeing this essay even though I was reading LIFE magazine religiously at that time. Seeing it now, I think how could my family not have talked about this? As has happened many times before, I am struck at how sheltered I was growing up. But then I looked at the essay in the LIFE issue online and seeing it as I saw it in 1968, I remembered it! Black inner city poverty (and so much else) was so foreign to my world in suburban LA that LIFE was how I learned about the world beyond me. And I learned it through pictures. I cannot help but think that my weekly journeys with LIFE led to many of the life choices I made.
February 20, 2013
Interesting articles about the 2013 World Press Photo Contest winners – very similar to questions I had upon seeing the winning image above.
Photojournalism And Post-Processing: Should Contest Images Be The Actual Published Picture? | NPPA.
DURHAM, NC February 20, 2013 – In the days following the announcement of the World Press Photo of the Year theres been quite a discussion going on in cyberspace about post-processing of news images, and how far is too far given the ethics of reportage and todays digital photography.
Another article on Peta Pixel:Why Do Photo Contest Winners Look Like Movie Posters?
February 16, 2013
I have started writing realizing that my migraine project needs words as well as images. I am having trouble knowing where to begin. Writing for me is more painful (conceptually and emotionally) than making images. Specifics take on a greater importance. I leave the word document and return to sorting, organizing, and editing the 1500+ images from last 2.5 years. First self portrait I ‘officially’ took for this project appears to be September 16, 2009. At that point, however, it was not an art project, it was just another of my many attempts to record the frequency of my migraines. So as I struggle to write about the invisible, I return to this image that I made in November 2011 where visions of migraines collected from the Internet are imprinted on my body. Above is the reworked version.
February 14, 2013
!!! just reblogging…
History preserved: As the aging Holocaust survivor population dwindles, USC scientists scurry to create life-size 3D holograms that can answer viewer questions through Siri-like voice-recognition technology.