Alex Webb’s Career in Street Photography



Link: Alex Webb’s Career in Street Photography – NYTimes.com

For someone who says 99 percent of street photography is about failure, Alex Webb has had a notably successful career. From his early work in Haiti and along the United States-Mexico border, to recent projects in the United States Rust Belt, Mr. Webb, a member of Magnum Photos, had produced a deep archive of images rich in color and complexity. James Estrin recently discussed with him how his work has evolved over the last four decades

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

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Link: Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 – In Focus – The Atlantic

The winners have just been announced of this year’s National Geographic photo contest. The Society received more than 22,000 entries from over 150 countries. Presented here are the winners from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, captions provided by the photographers

Surveillance Camera Man wants to know why we accept CCTVs but not a creepy guy with a camcorder


Link: Surveillance Camera Man wants to know why we accept CCTVs but not a creepy guy with a camcorder – Boing Boing

“Surveillance Camera Man” is an anonymous fellow who wanders the streets and malls of Seattle with a handheld camcorder, walking up to people and recording them — in particular, recording their reactions to being recorded. He answers their questions with bland, deadpan statements (“It’s OK, I’m just recording video”), and sometimes mentions that there are lots of other (non-human-carried) cameras recording his subjects.

massimo berruti – pakistan: fade into dust

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Link: massimo berruti – pakistan: fade into dust | burn magazine

The purpose of this project is to look through the changing society of Pakistan and the upward spiral of violence this country has fallen into since September 2001. A spyral that is driven by something invisible, its first target being the people. Something that risks to invest us all.

Graphic Photographs of Commuters at Berlin Central Station

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Link: Graphic Photographs of Commuters at Berlin Central Station | Feature Shoot

I use a form of robotic image acquisition. I usually set up a camera very much like a scientific experiment, to obtain technically optimized input, triggering the shutter automatically whenever suitable subjects enter the field of view. Those images, typically recorded by the thousands during the first stage of a project, are the building blocks for a different kind of creation.

Brenda Ann Kenneally’s Photos of a Young Bushwick Neighbor

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Link: Brenda Ann Kenneally’s Photos of a Young Bushwick Neighbor – NYTimes.com

When he first saw the book “Money Power Respect,” it was a source of pride. He enjoyed the recognition. Now, when Andy looks at the photographs of him as a child, he mainly thinks of his daughter: “I see all the troubles my family went through,” he said. “I don’t want my daughter to go through that.”