I like the way photography is appreciated in Japan as it seems to be so much more fluid, free to do as you please without all those minions saying you should do this or do it that way
The Future of Britain
Reportage photographer Peter Dench is collaborating with the media agency OMD UK on a project they’re calling “The Future of Britain,” a visual record of modern British life. Over the next six months, he will be traversing the country to capture the behaviors and attitudes of a changing society. He hopes to build a visual archive of how people live; where they shop; where they vacation; and what concerns them most.
UK residents have the chance to get directly involved: Peter is inviting suggestions to photograph in YOUR town, home, workspace, party, club, event or even join you on holiday for a day. If you have something interesting to share about living life in modern Britain, let him know. The Future of Britain is in Dench’s hands, let’s hope they’re a safe pair. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to him @peterdench.
Follow his progress on the OMD UK Web site, where he’s begun posting images on prom night, the new age of communication, and more: http://futureofbritain.com/gallery
Peter’s keen observations of human nature, particularly of the quirky sort, were previously on display in his book “England Uncensored,” which was published last year. This month it was named one of the best photography books of 2012 in PDN Magazine’s Photo Annual.
See more of Peter’s work on the Reportage Web site.
(Photo by Peter Dench/Reportage by Getty Images)
Martin Parr, David Hurn and Chris Steele-Perkins are among a roster of Magnum photographers featured on a new tumblr blog showing behind the scenes shots of Magnum photographers shooting the Open for Business project across the British manufacturing industry.
Short film about Simon Norfolk’s Burke+Norfolk.
“But when I watched the short documentary film, I was struck by his words, and his willingness to put his politics where his photographers were. He spoke with surprising honesty not just about what he thought of the work being produced by embedded photographers, but also about the entire war and its objectives. This is very rare to hear when it comes to working photojournalists. Most professionals prefer to hide their personal politics and opinions behind vague statements about ‘bearing witness’ or ‘asking only questions, and not offering answers’ and other such obfuscations that hide their fear of being marginalized in the rather small, cliquish and deeply conservative editorial world that is photojournalism.”
- Asim Rafiqui writes about Norfolk and his project on in a post called “Against Whispering” on his blog A Spinning Head.
I guess people would rather talk endlessly about Photoshop pseudo-scandals in photojournalism (while ignoring the increasingly kitschy aesthetic that is so widely used) or about the supposed heroism of photojournalists themselves than about issues that actually should be covered. Good for Simon Norfolk that he is willing to be a lone wolf.
not sure if i absolutely hate this or absolutely love this
GONNA GO WITH LOVE IT.
Love art but have always felt this way
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
Born Into Brothels. Documentary
A powerful glimpse into a world far too many see, and not yet enough people see and know.
A paradigm shift ensues from seeing through children’s eyes with acute clarity and poignancy. A tale of woe, hope, transformation and the opportunity we can afford others.
Print images onto ordinary paper turned light-sensitive by some almost magical alchemy from the earliest days of photographic history. Salt your paper with ordinary table-salt and sensitize it with silver-nitrate. Contact print large negatives in the sunlight and see the images appear right before your eyes. No darkroom needed.