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.
Lord Snowdon and David Bailey talk to Vogue’s Mike Trow and Robin Muir
Legendary fashion photographers David Bailey and Anthony Armstrong-Jones, A.K.A Earl of Snowdon, sit down with British Vogue’s Mike Trow and Robin Muir to reminisce about their decorated photography careers.
“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.”
Please visit Steve’s exhibition at Flo Peters Gallery in Hamburg, Germany
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 reutersguardian
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?"
"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."