February 05, 2016

Friday Round Up - 5 February, 2016

This week on Friday Round Up - the first of Alison Stieven-Taylor's monthly features on photojournalism for L'Oeil de la Photographie, 2016 Persephone Miel fellowship, panel discussion in New York on the roots of photojournalism, Head On Photo Awards open for entries, an environmental photo essay by Nima Taradji and links for some interesting weekend reading.

Photojournalism Now 
L'Oeil de la Photographie 
"There is no argument that photojournalism is in a state of transition, but what that means for the industry is open for discussion. Some view what’s happening as a crisis, and others as an opportunity for reinvention.  While there is an increasing number of photographers entering the field, there are less paid jobs and almost daily we hear stories of more newspapers and publications reducing their photography departments. But is the mainstream media critical to the photojournalist’s capacity to develop a reputation that delivers an audience and may affect change?"...to read the full story click here.  

The idea with these articles is to invite comment and expand the conversation so please get in touch if you feel you have something to contribute.

Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting
The Persephone Miel fellowship honours the memory of the former Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s senior advisor of Internews, Persephone Miel who passed away in 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Persephone's legacy is to help media professionals outside the U.S. report on their home countries and bring their work to a broader international audience.

Over the past five years Persephone Miel fellows have reported from Africa, India, Pakistan, Russia, the Philippines and the Persian Gulf. Click here to find out how to apply. Deadline 1st March.

Talk: New York
PM New York Daily and the roots of photojournalism 

Bernie Aumuller

A panel discussion on PM New York Daily and the roots of photojournalism will be held this Saturday. Panelists are Brian Wallis, Curator of the Walther Collection and former Chief Curator of the ICP; Paul Milkman, scholar and author of PM: A New Deal in Journalism 1940-1948; Jason Hill, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at the University of Delaware and author of the forthcoming book Artist as Reporter: Weegee, Ad Reinhardt and the PM News Picture; and Laetitia Barrere, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The panel will be moderated by our Curatorial Director Anais Feyeux.

3-5pm Saturday 6th February
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 West 26th Street New York
Seats are limited

Head On Photo Awards
$50,000 in prizes across four categories - portrait, landscape, mobile and student. Entries close 28 February. Winning entries and finalists will be exhibited during the 2016 Head On Photo Festival 29 April to 22 May Click here for details. 

Photo Essay:
Nima Taradji - Shishmaref

Iranian photographer Nima Taradji’s photo essay on Shishmaref a remote village 30 miles south of the Arctic circle addresses the affects of climate change on the village’s 600 inhabitants. Native Eskimos have lived here for generations, but the island is sinking and they need to find somewhere else to live. To see more of his work click here. 

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