By Jonathan Tager in New Photography on Tuesday 12 August 2014
Twenty years on from Nelson Mandela’s election as the first President of the new democracy of South Africa, and for those born within the curly braces of democracy, The Born-Frees, things were expected to be radically different. A more integrated society, mitigated socio-economic disparity and abounding opportunity.
Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini isn’t afraid to do what it takes to find the real deal when it comes to photography. The New York-based photographer is well known for his photojournalism work in the Middle East. He seeks out conflict zones and wades right into the fray. These photos are from his portrait series of Syrian […]
Matthias Wähner is a German photographer. His best known work is Mann ohne Eigenschaften (Man without Qualities), a series of photographs taken from the archive of the German journal, Quick, of celebrities in politics, culture, and sports that are digitally manipulated. He inserted his own portrait into scenes of historical, political and social importance. Wähner’s work is an ironic criticism of photo-journalism.
Ryan Strand Greenberg’s photography is what photojournalism is supposed to be. His work brings life and dignity to any subject matter, and tells a respectful narrative with each image. The material that he has created ranges from technically immaculate landscapes, to long form photographic essays of homeless encampments.
Award-winning photojournalist James Mackay’s latest project comes at a time when the world’s eyes are fixed on Burma and the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi. By photographing former political prisoners displaying the names of their colleagues and friends who remain behind bars, Even Though I’m Free I Am Not exposes the enduring pain faced by Burma’s opposition movement. Over 2,100 activists, journalists, lawyers and politicians languish in prisons across the country, and on Friday Aung San Suu Kyi will likely join them.