Link: Ponte City: An Apartheid-Era High Rise Mired in Myth – LightBox
The work, honored with the Discovery Award at Recontres d’Arles in 2011, is comprised of more than 600 photographs presented in an installation of three light boxes towering over viewers at a height of 13 feet
Link: Platinum Palladium Printing with Leica M Monochrom on Vimeo
Manuel Gomes Teixeira, photographer and Platinum Palladium printer, usually uses traditional methods, with photographic film in medium and large format cameras.
Invited by the exclusive distributor of Leica cameras in Portugal, he tested the Leica Monochrom. The high quality files, showing a rich tonal range, adapt very well to Platinum printing.
Link: Building a Human: new retrofuturist short by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz – Boing Boing
Robert Popper (electrocuted) and Peter Serafinowicz (electrocuted) are back with a new “instructional film made by The Visitors for Human Collaborators on Edité-Frignim (Earth).”
Link: A Decade of War in Iraq: The Images That Moved Them MostLightBox – LightBox
In the five years Baghdad was my home, I got to work (or just hang out) with some of the finest news photographers in the world: Yuri Kozyrev, Franco Pagetti, Kate Brooks, James Nachtwey, Robert Nicklesberg, Lynsey Addario, the late Chris Hondros… the list is as long as it is distinguished. Their immense talent and incredible bravery combined to make the Iraq war arguably the most exhaustively photographed conflict in human history. This selection doesn’t begin to capture the immensity of their collective achievement, but it is evocative of the horrors — and just occasionally, hope — they were able to chronicle.
Link: Editorial Photographers UK | 2013 – the year we lost sight of what photography can achieve
This year’s announcement of the winners of two major competitions for photojournalists, World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International, created more than the usual fire storm. Raking through the ashes, Graham Harrison looks for a way forward, and reveals how one major grants programme for photojournalists had no restrictions on image manipulation at all.