Archive for the 'Photopium' Category

21 Days to Baghdad

July 23, 2009

Take a look at this video (the first 20 minutes) from the release of the book ,“21 Days to Baghdad” with James Nachtwey, Robert Nickelsberg, Yuri Kozyrev and  Kate Brooks.

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Elliot Erwitt

July 22, 2009

Erwitt is one of my personal favourites, not only for his photographs but also for his attitude towards photography. If Cartier Bresson is the master of the decisive moment, then Erwitt is the master of the undecisive moment; quirky, absurd, ironic and full of humor.

Quote: “It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.” (taken from the Magnum Photo Website)

Here are some images from the Magnum site.

David Griffin on how photography connects us

July 15, 2009

The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories. Also Check out his blog!

James Nachtwey

July 9, 2009

One of the most famous and respected documentary photographers shares his thoughts about photojournalism and it’s role in society at TED Talks:

If you haven’t seen the documentary “War Photographer” ,  take a look at the trailer and  buy it here:

Daido Moriyama

July 9, 2009

Moriyama’s style of photography can be described as subjective documentary, and you can see his great work here.

Interview:

At work:

Nobuyoshi Araki

July 7, 2009

It’s hard to define what Araki is up to. A little bit of everything and a lot of bondage maybe, but few photographers are as versatile and knowledgeable as the crazy japanese.

If you would like to see more videos of Araki, I can strongly recommend to watch “Arakamentari” (and here is the trailer):

Careers in photography (1946)

June 25, 2009

Here is a good reminder on what has changed and what has remained the same in photography, the last 40 years. Good fun to watch, and be sure to check out the web-page you’re getting redirected to (a lot of interesting and fun stuff).