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!

Hate selfies? Take selfies? Narcissistic?

Possibly.

I recently took one of myself & Sir Paul Smith, who I met at his exhibition. In doing that, I was subconsciously associating myself with him, much like the monkeys do in a troop. But with way less hair & the medium of photography. Or, as he is a hero of mine, I just wanted a memento.

Either way, I wonder what was going through David Bailey’s mind, as he shot this image of himself with Salvador Dalí in 1972, that’s in my David Bailey: Eye photo book?

If this was a hand of Top Trumps, he’d have just beaten me hands down!

"I’m A Photographer, Get Me Out Of Here!" Photography Exhibition.


PLAICE.

So the first batch of negatives have gone in for printing & framing for our exhibition at The Horsebridge Community & Arts Centre in Whitstable, Kent & with approx seven weeks to go everything is going full steam ahead.

SKATE.

It’s a free event. If you would like to come along, could you get your skates on & CLICK THIS EVENT LINK to RSVP ASAP!

COD.

We’ve an Opening Day event on Saturday 22nd March 2014. In the afternoon, approx 2.00pm (TBC) we’ll be making a short presentation about the images on the wall with a Q&A. You can follow timings/updates for the event right HERE.

SNAPPER.

Please bring your cameras & smart phones! We’d love it if you could take pictures at the #imaphotographer event to tell your friends about our exhibition on social media.

OYSTERS.

The exhibition is on for two weeks, so if you cannot attend the opening, you can always bunk off work & come down in the week, or the following weekend as it is open everyday!

BATTERED.

If you’re planning on a long walk along the seafront, or will be out photographing the seascapes, in the bracing North Sea wind, please ensure you wrap up warm!

CHIPS.

There are loads of places to eat & drink in Whitstable, including the Whitstable Harbour Village which is great if you like your shellfish. We’re also a big fan of Windy Corner Stores, which serves excellent food.

CLAM CHOWDER.

We’ve set up a facebook event for the "I’m A Photographer, Get Me Out Of Here!" Opening Day event, which we are updating with news & info about the local area & the event itself. Please click JOIN or MAYBE & it will drop into your calendar on facebook.

WALLY.

If you have any questions, please tweet them to me @richfoto #imaphotographer & I shall help you out!