Posts Tagged ‘Docu’

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.

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:

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:

Helmut by June

June 18, 2009

In 2004,  Helmut Newton died in a car crash in Los Angeles at the age of 83.  By that time he had become one of the most influential photographers of all time. Born in Berlin, he arrived in Australia in 1940 and married June Brunell (a.k.a. Alice Springs) eight years later. He first achieved international fame in the 1970’s while working principally for French Vogue, and his celebrity and influence grew over the decades. Working and living in close companionship with his wife until his death, his images remain as distinctive, seductive and orginal as ever.

Brilliant documentary, made by his wife June:

Click on the video, and get redirected to see all of the parts of this documentary!

Garry Winogrand

June 16, 2009

“I don’t have anything to say in any picture. My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph. I have no preconceptions.” -Gary Winogrand