September 15, 2017

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up - 15th September, 2017

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up - a special feature on Photoville New York, plus The Aftermath Project 10th Anniversary.

Special Feature:
Photoville 2017

(C) Kisha Bari

Since its inception in 2012 Photoville has become the largest annual photographic event in New York City, with more than 90,000 attending last year. The festival features exhibitions in and on more than 55 shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, as well as night projections, workshops, debates, and a mini-trade show with vendors, publishers and gear demonstrators. Free of charge and open to the public, Photoville is unlike any other photo festival in the world.

This year Photoville runs over two (unofficial) long weekends 13-17 and 21-24 September.

Newest Americans, a storytelling project about immigration and American identity, kicked off Photoville this week with a live projection in the famed Photoville Beer Garden, in collaboration with Talking Eyes, VII and Rutgers University-Newark. Newest Americans chronicles the immigrant experience using documentary film, photography, fiction and nonfiction essays, podcasting and interactive storytelling, to present "fresh narratives on the emerging majority-minority population and the nation it is transforming."  

(C) Ed Kashi 

(C) Ron Haviv

(C) Julie Winokur

Kisha Bari - ReSisters: Behind the Scenes of The Women's March

Australian Kisha Bari's exhibition ReSisters: Behind the Scenes of The Women's March, is a project that has seen Kisha cover the Women's March movement since January this year. There are some fantastic images in the show and Kisha has captured wonderful, candid moments. 

"I am honored to present some never before seen imagery of the lead up to the Women's March on Washington from NYC to D.C," says Kisha. "The work presented captures this awesome women-led movement and celebrates the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.”

(C) All images Kisha Bari

Panel Discussion: Reclaiming Photography
(C) Danielle Villasana

This should be a great talk (wish I could be there for this alone) featuring founding members of RECLAIM: an alliance of The Everyday Projects, Native Agency, Majority World, Women Photograph, Minority Report [renamed from Visioning Project], and Diversify Photo.

Panelists are:
Laura Beltrán Villamizar (Native Agency)
Shahidul Alam (Majority World)
Daniella Zalcman (Women Photograph)
Brent Lewis (Senior Photo Editor ESPN’s The Undefeated)
Tara Pixley (Scholar/Filmmaker/Photographer)
Austin Merrill (Everyday Projects)

For more details check out the link here.

Random images from exhibitions you should check out if you're lucky enough to be in NYC!

Insider/Outsider - Women Photograph 
(C) Abbie Trayler-Smith 

The Blood and the Rain - Magnum Foundation
(C) Yael Martínez

Carbon's Casualties: How Climate Change is Upending Life Around the World
New York Times (C) Josh Haner

We Have Experienced Calamities
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
(C) Juan Carlos Tomasi

Visit the Photoville website for all the details.

War is Only Half the Story
The Aftermath Project 10th Anniversary
(also exhibiting at Photoville)

(C) Stanley Greene

War is Only Half the Story is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking documentary photography program, The Aftermath Project.

Founded by photographer Sara Terry to help change the way the media covers conflict – and to educate the public about the true cost of war and the real price of peace – The Aftermath Project has run a grant program for the past decade, supporting some of the best documentary photographers in the world working on post-conflict themes. You can check out the project at Photoville.

Juan Arredondo/Finalist, 2016 “Everybody Needs a Good Neighbor”
Angél, 14, and Daniel (right), 16, members of the ELN Che Guevara Front pose for a picture at their camp in Chocó. The Che Guevara front operates on the Pacific coast of Colombia patrolling important corridors to allow the export of cocaine to the Pacific Ocean and into Mexico. February 17, 2014.

Isabel Kiesewetter/Finalist, 2013 “Conversion”
Fusion Festival, Larz Former Rechlin-Larz military airfield
1933 - 1945: Main testing ground of the Third Reich’s Luftwaffe
1945 - 1993: Used by the 19th Fighter Bomber Regiment West of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany

Stanley Greene/Grant Winner, 2013 “Hidden Scars”
A scarecrow and his guard dog watch over the village of Bamut, which was always a rebel stronghold, and was the last village to fall to Russian forces. The entire village was leveled by the Russian military. Bamut is near the Chechen border with neighboring Ingushetia, which lies to the west of Chechnya. In April 2014, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov sent forces on a cross-border raid into Ingushetia. A few years previously, he sent forces on a similar raid into Dagestan, to the east. Kadyrov’s pan-Caucasus ambitions are making his neighbors uneasy. Bamut, Chechnya, 2013. 

The tenth anniversary book, which is co-production with Dewi Lewis Publishing, takes a completely new approach to presenting the work The Aftermath Project has supported. Rather than a chronological order, photographs are curated under five themes, defined by the poetry of Nobel Laureate Poet Wislawa Syzmborska:

“All the cameras have gone to other wars…”
“After every war someone’s got to tidy up…”
“Perhaps all fields are battlefields…”
“This terrifying world is not devoid of charms…”
“Reality demands that we also mention this: Life goes on.”

There is a Kickstarter project to fund the book.

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