Wired video; Street Portraiture

July 20, 2009

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!


Leica – Oskar Barnack Preis goes to Mikhael Subotzky

July 11, 2009

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“The first prize in this year’s highly prestigious photographic competition, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2009’, goes to the 28-year-old photographer Mikhael Subotzky from South Africa. His prize-winning portfolio, under the title of ‘Beaufort West’, shows scenes from the South African town of the same name.”
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Interview with one of the youngest and newest Magnum member can be found here.


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):


Ralph Gibson

June 29, 2009

Next photographer in line is Ralph Gibson (take a look at his work here).
The interview can also be found at photoinduced.com, which also feature an interview with Elliott Erwitt that I will link when I’ve got more time (on holiday at the moment). Anyway, here is Ralph Gibson:


Bill Brandt

June 26, 2009

You might have to look at Bill Brandt right away, such a defining photographer and such a sweet character.


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).


Martin Parr

June 25, 2009

One of our time most distinct photographers, Martin Parr:

UPDATE:

Parr’s approach to photography can easily be transferred to short films as well. Just take a look at this clip, that can be found on this DVD: