Representing original photographs for private and public collection by exceptionally talented and dedicated documentary photographers

  1. thephotocopyclub:

Submissions are now open for The Photocopy Club RIOT.
OK, so with this project we want photography that documents the changes in this world.
We don’t just want a photo of some kid in a balaclava smashing the state. We want photos from all over the world of people standing up for something they believe in. If you have photos from any protests about human rights, School fees, Jobs, Hospitals, politics, sexuality, housing, benefits, anti fascist, animal rights and anything more please send them to us.
This is not just for UK photographers - This is for photographers all over the world to show what is going on in their country, in their city, in their lives. This is a platform for you show the world as you see it.
All submissions must be printed as black and white photocopies/xerox’s. A4 - A0 in size. 
Please send your submissions to:
The Photocopy club
Unit D and E Level 2 South
New England House
New England Street
East Sussex
All submission will be photographed and put up on the website. The deadline is the 10.6.13
The Photocopy club RIOT will be held in London on the 15.6.13 
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  2. Below Parr if you ask me (not that anyone did)

    Sad news from FotoFreo that it’s is closing down.  Despite internal administration challenges and the drop off of funding, in my experience its a familiar fate when festivals invite Martin Parr to exhibit and curate. Apart from the lap dogs of banality the rest of the public, and maybe the organisers and funders themselves, come to realise that working with Parr (or should that be FOR Parr) is an arrangement that brings nothing but… it just brings nothing. Could that be because the house of card upon which his fictional reputation is built is just a half eaten hot dog away from being a dog’s dinner? Hi Jon, Vale FotoFreo The Board of FotoFreo Inc regrets to advise that FotoFreo, the festival of photography, will be discontinued. The Board’s decision to not proceed with the event into the future is primarily because key funding was not renewed by one of the major sponsors and this in turn would make it more difficult to secure funding from other key partners. FotoFreo has been going now for 10 years and there have been six festivals, and the event has grown with each successive Festival. However, despite the success of the event, both nationally and internationally, recurrent funding (money committed to the event without having to apply for the funds each time) has not been secured from any of our major partners. As an event FotoFreo relies substantially on the efforts of a large number of volunteers and a small number of paid employees. However, a critical phase in the development of each Festival is the first 12 months after the last festival – the first year of the two year Festival cycle. It is during this time that most of the planning is done and where there is a continuity of effort required. This is probably the most critical period of the Festival cycle and where a component of core funding is now necessary. In the earliest years of FotoFreo’s development this activity was undertaken by a small group of dedicated volunteers, in particular, Brad Rimmer, Graham Miller, David Dare Parker, Bob Hewitt, and later included Ben Walton, Seng Mah, Elizabeth McCaig, Lyle Branson and Brent Acie, but as the scope and scale of the Festival increased paid staff were necessary to undertake the work. Another factor in the Board’s thinking was the decision by Bob Hewitt, who started the event in its current form in 2001 and has been associated with it ever since, to step aside to make way for a new Festival Director and his subsequent resignation from the Board. However, Bob did indicate that he would be happy to continue in a supportive role, particularly assisting a new Festival Director, if required. FotoFreo was the first international photo festival in Australasia and one of the first if not the first in the South East Asian region. The pioneering nature of the event served as an inspiration for other festivals in the region. FotoFreo successfully established its own identity amongst the growing ranks of photo festivals by the innovations and the risks it undertook. In particular, the commissioning of original work – Edward Burtynsky, Australian Minescapes (FotoFreo 2008), David Dare Parker, The Clubs (FotoFreo 2010), Martin Parr, No Worries and Bo Wong, Fremantle Markets Project (FotoFreo 2012). These exhibitions were funded without the help of government grants. Furthermore, books were published to accompany all of these commissions and exhibitions. These commissions all contributed to the cultural capital of Western Australia and indeed to Australia. Another innovation was the focus given to photographers in the Asian region through group exhibitions from a number of countries, in particular China and most recently India. On each occasion a number of the photographers accompanied the exhibitions and spoke about the work during the Festival. FotoFreo 2012 also saw the introduction of WA Life, a photographic competition that privileged WA photographers, and the highly successful FutureGen project that involved a partnership with the Pingyao Photography Festival in China and a cultural exchange between the two countries. These two events were set to become regular activities in future Festivals and for which ongoing sponsorship had been secured. In recent years there was a growing awareness that the Festival was beginning to spread too widely and in the most recent evaluation of the event (of FotoFreo 2012) it was acknowledged that some consolidation was required and this was made clear to our sponsors. In the end, however, the ongoing success of an event such as FotoFreo is determined initially by a small group of people and at least one ‘driver’, and at the scale of the current event such people must be appropriately remunerated. In addition, there are ongoing real costs of an administrative nature that need to be met. On an optimistic note, I think it can be said that FotoFreo has played an important part in raising the awareness of photography amongst the wider public and made a positive contribution to the cultural landscape of Western Australia. The Board of FotoFreo are grateful to all our many volunteers, supporters and sponsors who have assisted us in realising the FotoFreo festival of photography over the past ten years and trust that they will continue to support many other photographic endeavours. The only regret might be the loss of recognition that came with the event nationally and internationally over ten years or more of growth and development and for which there are few similar events in Western Australia, let alone Fremantle.   Jude Savage Chair FotoFreo Inc You are subscribed as: Please click here to unsubscribe Phone: +61 8 9335 9590  E-mail: PO Box 681, Fremantle WA 6959

    1 year ago
  3. The wheels on the bus go round and round… Lens Culture “Awards”

    " the best in global photography and multimedia". (oh no tell me it ain’t so!) "The winning entries cover a broad and diverse range of subject matter, stylistic approaches, and technical processes. So, in many ways, the judges’ selections represent a true snapshot of some of the best photography and multimedia as it is being practiced today. " (Really? Oh my! Be very afraid?) I say: Relax, the judges choices, and probably the judges too, do not in any way represent the true wealth of great work being made today. I must be missing something here. Has lensculture fallen so in love w Paris Photo.and the photofair air-kissers that photography is relegated to a decorative art and “awarded” as a conversation piece for self obsessed critics. As for the awardees? well they ‘win’ ‘exposure’- that OLD chestnut that’s hard to value or even prove, certainly not anything tangible, maybe it’s like the emperor’s beautiful birthday suit, its there until you dare ask where it is. Three winners were announced in what has become an instant new lensculture genre: self’ish photography. in short these were for: a self-story about an imaginary friend,  a self-image project about ones body and how photoshop can manipulate an image (groundbreaking I’m sure),  a self-dreamt cut and paste photoshop exercise in making art in the comfort of your own home/head using other people’s works.  Tis the season to be jolly, thanks to this winners list I’m deliriously happy now! 

    1 year ago
  4. Macallan The Last Word’ photography competition “winners”

    Thanks Helen Dumbfounded, I think I’d have to drink an awful lot of whisky to want to look at those pictures. Its enough to drive a photographer to drink, seriously. Jon Begin forwarded message: From: "Helen Wilson" <> Date: 5 December 2012 11:04:23 GMT Subject: Press release: The Macallan reveals winner of ‘The Last Word’ photography competition Good morning The luxury single malt whisky The Macallan has announced the winner of its Masters of Photography ‘The Last Word’ competition, which was launched in celebration of The Macallan’s third Masters of Photography Series collaboration with Annie Leibovitz. For more information please see below and attached the full press release. Attached also are the winning pictures, in first, second and third place. In first place: Martin Faltejsek, Personality In second place: Jonathan Agami, GENIE In third place: Gabor Dvornik, Life If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop me an email or give me a call on 0131 557 5252. Best wishes, Helen The Macallan reveals winner of ‘The Last Word’ photography competition And the Last word is…Personality After attracting almost 1,000 entries, over 2,500 images and 2,625 votes, luxury single malt whisky, The Macallan has announced the winner of its Masters of Photography ‘The Last Word’ competition as Martin Faltejsek, from the Czech Republic, for his image entitled, Personality.   The global competition was launched in celebration of The Macallan’s third Masters of Photography Series, collaboration with the world’s most famous photographer, Annie Leibovitz. Celebrating Annie Leibovitz’s world famous portraits, photography aficionados were invited to upload a portrait they have taken with one word - ‘The Last Word’ - capturing the mood of their photograph. The theme ‘The Last Word’ reflects The Macallan’s standing as the last word in luxury; the ultimate Scotch for the most memorable drinking occasion. The global competition attracted an overwhelming response with over 2,600 votes cast by the public to shortlist the top 50 images.  These were then appraised by esteemed judges from the Royal Photographic Society: Roy Robertson Hon FRPS, President of The Royal Photographic Society, Leo Palmer FRPS FPSA MPSA and Vanessa Slawson FRPS FBPPA ASWPP AFIAP DPAGB.  The judges said of the winner and the competition entries; “The competition was very difficult to judge. The variety of subject matter and approach of the photographers provided the three selectors with an interesting but challenging task. A combination of great ideas and sound technique resulted in an excellent set of pictures. The competition was so fierce that many, quite outstanding images just failed to make the top ten positions. The winners should, quite rightly, be delighted that their work has been recognised”. “The spontaneous yet controlled nature of [the winning] shot is very appealing. The setting and colour harmony works well to create a visually stimulating and thought provoking image.” Martin’s photograph wins him and a friend two nights stay in Edinburgh before being taken to the home of The Macallan, Easter Elchies House, situated on the banks of the Spey. Here Martin will be treated to a full distillery tour and photography themed visit, sampling a selection of The Macallan’s finest whiskies.  In addition, he will also receive a Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera. The winners of the The Macallan Photography Masterclass: ·         First : Martin Faltejsek The Story: Personality “Embrace your imperfections, they make you who you are”. I profoundly stand for this. In this photo I wanted to show human/our defencelessness and how vulnerable we are. Human personality is something really strange, weird, easy-to-hurt and suggestible. I simply do not get mean people. ·         Second: Jonathan Agami The story: GENIE Is that the singer of that band? Or is it “Your wish is my command?..” * Ivar, the leading singer of a Swedish band ·         Third: Gabor Dvornik The story: Life When you are young, you run and hustle, you dare, you get wounded and you do it again and again. If you are wise enough, you learn from your errors and will do better from day to day. Life gives this experience but is a costly thing - gives you scars and wrinkles to your face. Entrants to the competition shared their work through Twitter, Facebook and google+, with The Macallan choosing their favourite weekly pictures to appear on a dedicated Pinterest board.  Each week one portrait was chosen as ‘The Last Word of the week’ and became The Macallan’s Facebook cover picture for the following week with monthly prizes awarded by votes cast on Pinterest. This is the second year that The Macallan has run a photography Masterclass celebrating its Masters of Photography Series.   The Series features exclusive collaborations, conjoining the art of whisky making with the artist’s interpretation of the world of The Macallan.  This year, Annie Leibovitz has interpreted the four single cask variants released for the first time and created four powerful images, featuring Scottish actor Kevin McKidd as her leading man.  Leibovitz captures the brilliance of a moment where everything comes together, showcasing the stature of whisky as an icon of taste and masculinity and confirming The Macallan as ‘The Last Word’ in luxury. To view the entries, please visit Helen Wilson Account Manager Tel: 0131 557 5252  Mob: xxx The BIG Partnership The Fourth Floor, Venue Studios, 21 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL Twitter: @BigPartnership   The BIG Partnership Group Limited, 5 Park Circus Place, Glasgow, G3 6AH, Registered in Scotland: no 217874. The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee and access to this email by anyone else is unauthorised. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The BIG Partnership. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. When addressed to our clients, any opinions, or advice contained in this email are subject to the terms and conditions expressed in the governing client engagement letter or contract. If you have received this email in error please notify The BIG Partnership by telephone on: +44 (0) 141 333 9585 P Please consider the environment before printing. [[posterous-content:vqDfYzg3t5bLdnn62xJ0]]

    1 year ago
  5. Everything that’s wrong w artfair photography in a single tweet.

    Posted from: NW5, UKTwitter: @ParisPhoto (ParisPhotoFair): You’re lucky it’s now sold out! @Clo_Newman: Sooo worth the wait, my new favourite book #DavidLynch #ParisPhoto You’re lucky it’s now sold out!RT @clo_newman: Sooo worth the wait, my new favourite book #DavidLynch #ParisPhoto… — ParisPhoto (@ParisPhotoFair) December 5, 2012

    1 year ago
  6. #leveson
Journalists interview a wounded rebel fighter at a military base in Muti village west of the Rwandan capital Kigali. Troops clashed with Rwandan FDLR rebels who attacked three villages on its border with Democratic Republic of Congo, according to reports. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters. 1 year ago
  7. #photojournalism #gaza #exceptionalPosted from:  NW5, UK 1 year ago
  8. A World Elsewhere Exhibition Private View, at RSC, Stratford upon Avon.A World Elsewhere: Photo reportage from around the world.
 Swan Room, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 
The exhibition runs 10 November 2012 – 3 March 2013&#160;
A World Elsewhere: Photo reportage from around the world is a photographic exhibition bringing together contemporary images of people, communities, places and cultures across the globe. The work on show has been selected to complement the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current A World Elsewhere  trilogy of newly adapted classics from around the world. 
Showcasing more than 30 international artists, the exhibition covers contemporary issues like climate change and recent events such as the uprising in Libya and the spread of the Occupy movement. Combining photojournalistic, portrait and travel photography, the show aims to shine a light on subjects that shape the world. The show is curated by the RSC with 40 selected photographs from the Foto8 Summershow 2012 in London. 
Hosted by RSC Director of Events and Exhibitions, Geraldine Collinge, the Private View will be an opportunity to meet some of the 37 photographers whose work is being displayed in the exhibition. 
A World Elsewhere: Photo reportage from around the world is curated by the Royal Shakespeare Company with photographs from the Foto8 Summershow 2012. 
You can read more about the exhibition and see some of the images here: 
LOGISTICS. How to get here: 
The fastest way to get to the RSC from London is via train, from Marylebone to Warwick Parkway and get a taxi to Stratford upon Avon. (This is about 1hour train + 20 min taxi) 
Otherwise you can get a train from Marylebone to Stratford upon Avon and then walk from the station. (This is about 2 hours/ 2hours train + 20 min walk to the RSC) 
With the car:
 From central London is about 100 miles and 2 hours drive. Get the A40 and then the M40, here there’s a map 
Places to stay:
 If you think to stay in Stratford that evening, at this link you can find a list of places where to stay 
What’s on that night at the RSC: 
 Boris Godunov 
The Mouse and His Child 
 The Waft that Woos 
Events &amp; Exhibitions
 Royal Shakespeare Company
 Tel: +44 (0) 1789&#160;41&#160; 1 year ago
  9. The Picture from SyriaThe Next BagNews Salon - The Picture from SyriaTo our photo world and visual communications colleagues,We&#8217;d like to invite you (and your students, if applicable) to watch the next BagNews Salon this Thursday, "The Picture from Syria."  Co-sponsored by Victoria University in the University of Toronto, the online webinar including photographers Robert King and Nicole Tung, both of whom have been shooting in Syria.  Again, the discussion will focus on a edit of 9 photos. See details below.Hope you can make it,MichaelBagNewsNotes&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;Date: Thursday Nov 15th 6-7:30&#160;pm ESTTime: 6-7:30&#160;pm EST (running for 90 minutes)Title: The Picture for Syria: What media imagery from the Syrian civil war has to tell us about the situation on the ground, about photo access,  the status of refugees, and the type of themes and visual narratives being framed by the Western press.Where: Tune in to watch the Salon as a live Google Hangout Broadcast at BagNews. Link: Engagement: We&#8217;ll also be encouraging viewer involvement via Twitter. Hashtag: #BagSalonHost/Moderator: Michael Shaw, Publisher, BagNewsNotesPanelists:Walid Hamarneh – Associate Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Richmond.Robert King, journalist, photojournalist and filmmaker. In addition 7 months in Syria, King has covered conflicts and humanitarian crises in Bosnia, Rwanda, Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq.Loret Steinberg, Professor of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography/R.I.T.Tara Sutton – Canadian journalist and filmmaker who has lived in Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Most recently Tara spent several months reporting on the plight of Syrian refugees in Jordan for the Guardian.Nicole Tung, freelance photographer. Covering Syria, the greater Middle East and North Africa, Tung is currently based in Istanbul.(This Salon is co-produced with photographer Rita Leistner for the University of Toronto and produced for BagNews by Meg Handler.)(photo: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)  1 year ago
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Swan Room Royal Shakespeare Co. exhibition of Summershow selection for A World Elsewhere. 1 year ago
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