Bruce Weber and David Bailey — a dynamic photographer duo — recently gave us a glimpse into the iconic NYC neighborhood of Harlem in an exhibition titled Weber X Bailey by Nokia Lumia 1020. Taken with just a Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, this incredible photographic journey delved into the lives of Harlem residents, displaying photos […]
These clear bright documentary photographs by Simon Norfolk are haunting in their beauty. Intrigued by imperialism, militarism and war, his photographs cover everything from burned out aeroplanes in Kabul, and various war torn regions, to the supercomputers designed to build nuclear bombs, and the eerie and moving Arizona/Mexico border fence.
‘Extreme tourism’. That’s what Richard Mosse describes his field of photo-journalism as. His work really stands out as unique art amongst the plethora of press photographs of war-torn countries. Using infra-red film, the landscapes surrounding his military subjects jump out of the frame as a clash of vibrant magentas and violets, celebrating the natural environment which often goes forgotten in times and places of conflict.
Wend Lear is one of my favourite photographers. Her documentary series from Palestine is beautiful, capturing a fragile country innocent of its leaders’ politics.
This book is for anyone interested in frank testimonials about the human race. Twenty-two of the best photo-journalists today share their experiences with you. A must for any sensitive person.
Daniel Shea’s lens mostly focuses on the ugly, the forgotten, and not always irredeemable sides of American culture — the decaying neighborhoods of Baltimore, the poor and working class people of his hometown of Chicago, and the devastation of the mining industry in Appalachia. His most recent series, Plume, documents the coal-fired power plants of southeastern Ohio, where smokestacks loom over abandoned towns, generic suburban sprawl, and once idyllic farmland.
James Reynolds currently lives and works in London. He recently graduated from Kingston University studying Graphic Design. This series, Last Suppers, documents former Death Row prisoners’ requests for their last meal before execution. [see more photos at Feature Shoot]
There’s something about the immediacy of press photography, where the setting is rarely staged and the acts usually entirely spontaneous, that makes it so absorbing. A good photograph can often do more than the thousand word article it accompanies; can be so powerful as to render the writing background material. A photo is not so […]
I love the sense of quiet yet peaceful desolation that Australian photographer Lucia Fischer captures in her essay, 2008; Portrait of a Postcode. Of the gritty and textural series, she says: ‘I have been working on the project for the past two years. It is about the little suburb of Chippendale in Sydney. It’s only small and unknown to many Sydney-siders, but it has this great dirty, grungy and grimy history that stems from the CUB Brewery and the industrial culture that has evolved around it. The streetscapes are alive with colour and textures that reflect the rogue atmosphere of the area. I just can’t get enough of the place and spend hours aimlessly wandering through the streets with my Rolleiflex camera. But the ruthian Chippendale character is in danger!’