January 20, 2017

Photojournalism Now - Friday Round Up 20 January, 2017

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up,  it's all about Circulation(s) a festival in Paris designed to promote young European photographers. 

Special Feature:
Circulation(s) - Festival of Young European Photography

Le Damas des autres © Poline Harbali

Now in its seventh year, the 2017 jury for Circulation(s) received more than 800 entries from which 25 artists were selected. There is also a program of invited artists. The Festival is held at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS, a residency and production space for artists from around the world. This vibrant cultural centre attracts more than 500,000 visitors a year.

I think it's interesting to look at the styles young photographers are engaging with and while I don't personally like all of these images, they do demonstrate the diversity in subject matter and approach.

Following the Paris showing, Circulation(s) will hit the festival circuit with projections shown in Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, UK, Italy and Poland. It’s great exposure for these young artists. Circulation(s) is a project by Fetart, a nonprofit created in 2005 to promote young photographers.

Opens 21st January until 5th March

Ibaba © Marie Moroni

Sparks © Wiktoria Wojciechowska

In your place © Ludovica Bastianini

Kwei Yih © Zhen Shi 

Lingering Ghosts © Sam Ivin

Even This will pass © Aida Silvestri

Home Again © Thodoris Papadakis

A couple of them © Johanna Benaïnous & Elsa Parra

Skateboarding Tehran © Mathias Zwick

Nothing Personal © Yiannis Pantelidis

Veteran © Sasha Maslov

Je suis morte à Auschwitz et personne ne le voit © Brétin Frédérique

Oxymoron © Kostis Argyriadis

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January 13, 2017

The First Friday Round Up for 2017 - 13 January

Happy New Year to all my readers!

I always like to start a new year by reflecting on the one that has just passed. If I had any doubt that 2016 was a busy year, looking back I wrote around 40 feature articles on photography alone for magazines and newspapers around the world!

Some of the stories I wrote for L'Oeil de la Photographie in 2016

Some of the stories I wrote for Pro Photo and also Australian Financial Review

Features I wrote for New Zealand Pro Photographer magazine

On Photojournalism Now I featured more than 100 photographers showcasing a staggering variety of work from around the globe. This week I share some of my favourite posts from last year's blog - 13 on the 13th  - although everything I post is something that moves me in some way.

Brian Griffin - Capitalist Realism

Brian Griffin, Bureaucracy, London, 1987
Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

Brian Griffin, Eric Foster, Steel Erector, Broadgate, City of London, 1987
Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

Brian Griffin, Construction Time Again, Switzerland , 1983
Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

Matthew Newton - On Albatross Island

Re-bonding after years at sea alone.

Lauren Fleishman - The Lovers

Muhammed Muheisen – Portraits of Syria's Child Refugees in Jordan

Rakan Raslan, 11, from Hama. “I used to go to the school back in Hama,” Raslan said. “I used to have friends there. Our home was destroyed in the war and we had to flee to Jordan.” Rakan said that without an education, his future is in doubt. “The best I can become is a driver".

Mariam Aloush, 8, from Homs. "I remember our home in Syria and my school there. I just want to go back".

Zahra al-Jassim, 10, from Hama. "I dream of going back to Syria to see my friends Raghd, Halima, and Najwa".

Barbara Davidson - Caught in the Crossfire


Donna Ferrato - I Am Unbeatable

Sean Gallagher - The Silent Fields - Pesticide Poisoning in Punjab

Andrew Chapman - Giving Life

Dougie Wallace - Harrodsburg

Nick Hannes - Mediterranean: The Continuity of Man
St. Tropez, France

Ibiza, Spain

Sirte, Libya

Gordon Parks - I Am You

California, 1967

Washington, D.C., 1963 

Harlem, New York, 1948

Ruddy Roye - When Living Is A Protest

Justyna Mielnikiewicz - A Diverging Frontier