Foundry Photojournalism Workshop is “Six intensive days of classes, fieldwork, panel discussions, slideshows, portfolio reviews, multimedia creation, parties, networkng and more.” Read the about page. Some of the best photojournalists and photo editors are volunteering their timeI really wish I could go!
From Basement.org: “There’s a little shop in Brooklyn’s Park Slope called Asha Veza. Asha Veza (the name combines the words “hope” in Hindi, and “connection” in Bosnian) sells women’s clothing but with a twist: all of the apparel is created by women surviving and at risk of trafficking or sexual exploitation in Calcutta and Bosnia. 100% of Asha Veza profits go to create sustainable economic opportunities for women with few options and little hope.” The online version of the shop is yet to open, but I have signed up to hear from them when they go live.
The ink is fading on this profession
David Tejada is a photographer who shoots for annual reports and does a lot of commercial work. His YouTube-based clips are now legendary. Check them out. You will learn something (actually, a lot) about off-camera lighting. Brilliant!
A Visual Society are “musings of a photography agent in NY”
Do you practice “conscious intentionality”? Huh? Ok, that’s photographer Stephen Shore’s way of saying “being mindful when you photograph.” FILE magazine has a challenge for us digital types. It’s to return to our film days when we photographed a whole lot more conservatively. The instant gratification of seeing our images appear on the back our camera’s LCD panels comes at the cost of, well, not really creating anything special. Deadline for stage 1 of this competition is between now and January 6. Check it all out here. Glad I didn’t sell my Nikon F100. But I have to scrounge around for film now. Sheesh!
“The Aftermath Project is a non-profit organization committed to telling the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.”
Love politics as much as I do? Then you will love what the Concord Monitor is publishing. No, it’s not about that “phony” Mitt Romney. It’s a photo blog called Primary Circus. The images are awesome!