July 2010 Archives
July 26, 2010
With the July 22 decision by the World Court in the Hague that Kosovo's unilateral secession from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law, we thought it would be an opportune moment to look back at Joachim Ladefoged's powerful body of work on the Albanians during the Serbian conflict from 1997 to 2000. During the war, some 12,000 people from Kosovo were killed, of whom 4,000-7,000 were Albanians, and up to 700,000 Albanians from Kosovo took refuge in the neighboring country of Albania. See the multimedia slideshow here in Lens Culture's collaboration with VII The Magazine.
This is really great, artful, classic photojournalism from 1997-1999. WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGERY
July 13, 2010
This presentation is part of the special collaboration between Lens Culture and the photojournalists at VII Photo. Dig in to discover lots more, too, at VII the Magazine.
July 12, 2010
In an effort to convey an understanding of the current political situation in Iran, photographer and journalist Paolo Woods compiled these 123 images that he found on the internet, most of which were uploaded by citizen journalists. Since the contested elections last year, and continuing today, mainstream media has been severely hindered in its ability to photograph, film and report in Iran. Woods provides commentary on these photos and the situations he has encountered in Iran in recent times.
This work was projected at the Rencontres photo festival in Arles, France, last week. For me, it was by far one of the most relevant presentations there, since it explored the many ways photography is being used today to communicate worldwide in near-realtime by people using mobile phone cameras and sharing their images via sites like Flickr and Twitter.
The video is also available with French-language narration at rue.89.com.