Robert Wilson’s HELMAND RETURN, 2014

Fantastic photojournalism of British troops’ final tour of duty in Afghanistan.

With funding from Arts Council England, 59 billboard and poster sites across England and Scotland were secured to showcase this work by the photographer, Robert Wilson, showing the day to day life & effect of war on the soldiers of the British Army.

Highly recommend watching this video which includes an interview with Robert Wilson, plus an explanation of how the portraits were exhibited throughout Britain.

"This site-specific exhibition appeared around the UK between the 6th and 19th October 2014. It a selection of photographs taken on Robert Wilson’s recent trip to Afghanistan, and documented the British troops’ final tour of duty and homecoming preparations. As an official war artist, Wilson was granted unprecedented access to the personnel and logistical operations surrounding the drawdown in Afghanistan, allowing a rare insight into the process of ending war. The images he took offer a uniquely beautiful perspective on a much documented conflict with many never before recorded sights both on and off base…"

You can visit the Helmand Return website here for more info about the project.

Creative Review blog post review

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stevemccurrystudios:

The Colors of India

“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.” 

-Keith Bellows

Please visit Steve’s exhibition at Flo Peters Gallery in Hamburg, Germany

http://flopetersgallery.com/

Pumpen 8, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 30374686

MAKING CONTACT WITH VIVAN.

I love Vivian Maier. Much in the same way I love Jacques Henri Lartigue.

Now there would be a pair. Imagine them, meeting & having a conversation.

Or rather…warm & gregarious Jacques, engineering a conversation in French to the cold & austere Anglo-American Vivian.

Would she have answered in her mother tongue or made Jacques speak in broken English?

Would she have found it another intrusion?

Make contact yourself with Vivian here, John Maloof has updated her website now with quite a few contact sheets, which are well worth a browse through.

I love how she takes one frame & moves onto the next. Reminds me of how the American Southern gentleman William Eggleston also shoots his images.

Why exhaust a subject….?

Finding Vivian Maier movie is out now. Watch the trailer.

guardian:

These dramatic photos come from California, where firefighters are currently battling an out-of-control wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains. By Wednesday, it had spread through 111 square miles and was threatening more than 2,000 homes.

Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters

Amazing photos of out-of-control wildfire in Sierra Nevada mountains, California via reuters guardian

Found Vivian Maier in London. Brilliant.

Film showed up the factual flaws of the BBC Imagine programme too.

Question is, would Vivian have been an iPhonographer?

On the evidence of her employers & children she used to Nanny, she probably would have an iPhone & prolifically take a shed load of pictures on it…but never uploaded any to Instagram, or anywhere for that matter.

Won’t spoil it, go see it ASAP!

Portraits of the victims of the siege on School No 1. The gym is now a makeshift memorial. (Photo by Diana Markosian) Alex Badoyev, 17 stands in the room where his father was shot and killed. Badoyev and his parents were among the hostages taken that day. (Photo by Diana Markosian) Aslan Shavlakhov. 1998-2004. A blood stained undershirt found after the attack. (Photo by Diana Markosian)

reportagebygettyimages:

Beslan School Siege, 10 Years Later

On Sept. 1, 2004, 1,200 students were taken hostage during a back-to-school event in Beslan, North Ossetia, a Russian republic. Two days later, about 330 hostages were dead, more than half of them children. Reportage photographer Diana Markosian visited Beslan in advance of the anniversary and her resulting photographs - of survivors, the school and the graves of the dead - were published in Time Lightbox over the weekend, accompanied by an essay by Katya Cengel.

"Beslan is considered one of the conflict’s greatest travesties against the innocent," writes Cengel. "But a decade later the world has moved on. Residents of this little North Caucasus town have not, partly because important questions remain unanswered: How many terrorists escaped? What caused the explosion that lead to the storming of the school?"

See the feature on Time Lightbox.

(Photos by Diana Markosian)

Beslan School Seige: 10 Years Later - feature by photojournalist Diana Markosian via reportagebygettyimages #photojournalism

miniclicktalks:

Tierney Gearon - The Mother Project

"When I started documenting times with my mother, it felt good to be able to express what I was feeling inside and translate it. I do not have the need to take photos twenty four hours a day. I select moments to switch into ‘camera mode.’ And when I look back on a lot of these images, I feel most of them are self-portraits of my soul. Being around my mother is such a painful and happy experience. I tried to take the best of my mom and apply it to the way I look at life. These are not photos of a woman who is ill, but of a relationship between a mother and a daughter — two artists."

WOOBS @ Whitstable

Hello Sunday! A week today on Sunday 23rd March 2014 from 1130 at our "I’m A Photographer, Get Me Out Of Here!" exhibition at The Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable, Kent we’ll be having a special event with our partner charity, the brilliant Hello Beautiful Foundation for breast cancer awareness.

The incredibly colourful founder Jane Hutchison will be there for a day of co-creating an installation of wooden breast sculptures…better know as WOOBS.

I’ll say that again….WOOBS!

So you’ll get 2 FREE creative events for the price of one & a day out at the seaside. BARGAIN!

It’ll be great to see you there!