February 22, 2013

Friday Round Up 22 February

On this week’s Friday Round Up the campaign A Day Without News? launches, VII Photos’ Our World at War, photo essays by Michael Biach and GMB Akash and a beautiful, tranquil landscape exhibition by Soumitra Datta. Many of this week’s images are a sobering reminder of the daily struggle for survival and the hardships faced by peoples of all races. These images are further evidence of the importance of the role of photography in bringing stories to our attention that might otherwise not be told, and of the dedication of the photojournalists who are committed to giving a voice to those who are silent. Please click on the Friday Round Up tab at the top of the blog for all the news.

(C) Soumitra Datta

(C) Michael Biach

(C) Franco Pagetti

(C) Ron Haviv

February 15, 2013

Friday Round Up 15 February

This week on Friday Round Up Robin Hammond wins 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award, Matilde Gattoni’s photo essay The Swallows of Syria, PEACE opens in Melbourne and Portraits from Jaffa by Bar Am-David. And a reminder to check out the feature interview with Beirut-based photojournalist Natalie Naccache (please click on the Feature Articles link at the top of the blog). Enjoy the weekend wherever you are.

(C) Robin Hammond

(C) Natalie Naccache

(C) Bar Am-David

(C) Matilde Gattoni

February 08, 2013

Friday Round Up - 8 February 2013

This week on Friday Round Up - Is China Destroying Tibet?, Climate Fury, The Big Picture, Don McCullin, World Press Photo, feature interview with Natalie Naccache and more. Enjoy the weekend wherever you are.

(C) Brett Martin

(C) Natalie Naccache - No Madam

Getty Images

(C) Alexander Joe

Natalie Naccache in interview - feature article

Natalie Naccache in Interview from Beirut
with Alison Stieven-Taylor

Born to Lebanese parents, photojournalist Natalie Naccache grew up in London and after studying fine art and then photography, she relocated to Beirut where she is now based. I spoke to her in January via Skype about three of her photo essays that caught my eye – No Madam, Glamorous Lebanese Weddings and Kteer Jeune (Very Young) – powerful essays that could be the work of a much more experienced photojournalist. Talented, insightful and intelligent, Natalie is firmly on my list of photographers to watch in coming years. (Please click on the Feature Articles link at the top of the blog to read the full interview).

Glamorous Lebanese Weddings

Kteer Jeune (Very Young)

No Madam

All images (C) Natalie Naccache

February 01, 2013

Friday Round Up 1st February

This week on Friday Round Up PEACE comes to Melbourne, Pablo Bartholomew at Chobimela, Dhaka, and photo essays from veteran photojournalist Tim Page and Cairo-based Virginie Nguyen. Please click on the Friday Round Up tab at the top of the blog. Wherever you are enjoy the weekend.

(C) Virginie Nguyen

(C) Tim Page

(C) Pablo Bartholomew

(C) David Dare Parker