Archive for July, 2012

Hubert Hayaud and his iPad application “MANAUS The Great Move”: A New Way for Photographers to Display Complete Reportages?

© Hubert Hayaud

Hubert Hayaud is both a photographer and a film editor, based in Montréal, Canada. After visiting Manaus, Brasil and witnessing the rapid urban and social transformations the downtown city was facing, he decided to create an iPad application for his project, MANAUS The Great Move, in order to cover the complexity of a phenomenon he [...]

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Newsha Tavakolian: Trying to Unfold Layers and Delve Deeper

© Newsha Tavakolian

Newsha Tavakolian is a sensitive photographer based in Tehran, Iran. In the course of the interview, besides talking about “Life in Death,” the series presented here, she gives us insight into her beginnings and how her photographic practice has modified through time, what inspires her, the subjects she’s interested in today and her method. For Italian [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Life’s Lessons – A Personal Journey Continued, Chapter 7

Cornell Capa and Yousuf Karsh © Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been exhibited at [...]

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Rena Pearl: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors

Ron Leaton, Cracow Ghetto & Auschwitz Survivor © Rena Pearl

Rena Pearl is a London-based freelance professional photographer and has been for 28 years. She has won a number of awards, and a selection of her work is displayed in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery, and the Jewish Museum, in London. Her main focus is portrait, PR, corporate and editorial photography throughout [...]

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Thomas Bönig: Following Up with the “Thomas does NYC” Project

© Thomas Boenig

After a few glasses of wine and an animated discussion with his friends in a bistro, Thomas Bönig, an audacious young professional photographer from Germany, embarked upon a unique photographic project: capturing “decisive moments” in New York City with his Leica M9. This idea was based on specific suggestions made by respondents on Facebook and [...]

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 – Finalists’ Portfolios

© Piotr Zbierski

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 recorded over 2,800 entries from professional photographers in 101 countries this year. This video shows the portfolios of the award winners and finalists. United States photographer Frank Hallam Day won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his portfolio, “Alumascapes,” and Polish photographer Piotr Zbierski won the Leica Oskar Barnack [...]

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Filipe Branquinho: To Keep Photographing the Story of the People…

Jorge Macate, Baker © Felipe Branquinho

Filipe Branquinho is a multi-talented artist living and working in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, where a long-standing tradition of photography exists. After studying architecture at University, he decided to devote his work completely to photography. Through his ongoing documentary project, “Occupations,” which is presented here, we follow his steps into Maputo’s different locations and [...]

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