Street Photography Quick Links is a compilation of Links, Projects, News, Videos, Events, or anything that is related to street photography or photography in particular that I have personally consumed. Perhaps these might interest you or make you think. If you want to send some links my way, details will be at the post below:
I’ve always been a big fan of him and his works especially after meeting him last year. A favorite of mine from his works is Shauna wherein he turned himself into woman for two years. The final work was turned into a great book that is quite moving, haunting, and will make you think about gender and how you relate to others. Although the reason I chose for this month’s portfolio find is because in his instagram account (@puayyang), he has been posting a lot of amazing street photography. Do check it out.
Photographer and iN-Public member Christophe Agou
Here’s a video of him made by Nick Turpin for their documentary film, In-Sight
Want to follow and track down Robert Frank’s route when he did the Americans? A user on tripline made the planning possible and at the same time has the photos of Frank and in the cities he visited that appeared on the book.
Flavorpill caught up with four of these creative visionaries—EyeEm co-founder Ramzi Rizk, photojournalist Ed Kashi, CEO of Blink Matt Craig, and photographer Amy Lombard—to get their insights on the future of photography.
John Moore, a senior correspondent for Getty Images, spoke for many when he said: “It’s important to have these discussions in the business, if we are going to remain relevant in an age when everyone with a phone thinks they are a photojournalist. If we lose our credibility as reliable and honest documentarians of the news, what else do we really have left?”
On the 14th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, we speak to Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker who documented the destruction. His famous photo depicting the tragedy as a backdrop to a leisurely Brooklyn afternoon attracted controversy, described as “shocking” by Frank Rich of the New York Times for its apparent callousness. But, as is usually the case with Hoepker’s work, there’s more to the image than initially meets the eye.
If you’re not familiar with the work of Koudelka, what the hell is wrong with you?!?!? But in case you are, look at the Telegraph primer of this great photographer. If you are from Madrid, there is an exhbit of his work at Fundacion Mapfre in Madrid until Nov. 29,2015.
If you are into joining competitions and other contests related to photography, you might want to check out this article.
It’s funny, because I hear so often that there is no money in photography, no budgets to pay for articles, or exhibitions, or jobs. And yet at the same time I see vast sums being spent on photography all around me, by collectors buying photographs, by hobbyists buying silly equipment, and by cash strapped professionals trying to give their work a leg up in a desperately competitive market, hoping that it will pay off down the line. Do the maths on most fee charging competitions and the take can seem pretty enormous. In 2014 there were reportedly 4,193 submissions entered by 1,793 photographers to the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. At a current fee of £27 per photograph that would suggest the prize raises something in the region of £113,000 even before you tote up the ticket price to visitors and whatever opaque figure is gifted by Taylor Wessing LLP as part of their sponsorship arrangements. Of course there is money in photography, but as in every field the real issues are who has it, and more precisely what did they do to get it?
But here’s the big secret that people won’t tell you often enough: You don’t need to know all of it. In fact, you don’t even need to know much of it.
All my life I’ve met, listened to, read interviews with, and talked to real photographers. And when in comes to mastering photographic technique, the lesson they collectively impart is this: you only need to know what you need to know.
Self publish. DIY or die! Get your work out there and make it tangible. Bruno Ceschel of Self Publish, Be Happy wants you to get to work.
“The act of self publishing has a longstanding roots, from the very beginning of the history of book making,” he adds. “It has always been an act of defiance against oppression (religious, political, economic, sexual, etc). DIY culture is, by its nature, an ethic in opposition to society’s rules at large. It flourishes in environments of communitarian support, collaboration, and even informal barter economies.”
Another month, another piece on Alec Soth pops up. Well I can’t fault him or the publishers, Soth is a good photographer. Get into his mind for more stuff.
THIS is the must read article of this month. Just amazing photographs and amazing stories from Teju Cole, George Georgiou, Alec Soth, George Steinmetz, Bieke Depoorter, Hiroshi Sugimoto. Also a great presentation from the NYT.
From the community
Great stories seem to always leave readers wondering what is going to happen from chapter to chapter… Otherwise, what gets us to flip from one page to the next? Memorable photographs that tell a story and change lives often leave us wondering what’s going on. What relationship does the main subject have with his or her environment or other subjects around them? This wonder spurs discovery, we (curious like a cat) decide to find out what exactly is happening and engage the photograph rather than simply viewing it and moving on.
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Cheers everyone! Till Next Month!