Tag Archive: revolution
I had the good fortune to meet up with Emphas.is CEO Karim Ben Khelifa recently; he’s full of ideas for the future of photojournalism and Emphas.is. Emphas.is, a kickstarter-like funding platform for visual journalism, has helped produce many photo essays addressing major international topics over the past couple of years, and they’ve recently branched out into book publishing. Among the first books is Revolutions by Rémi Ochlik, a young photographer who was killed this year while covering the conflict in Syria. The video above gives a preview of the work in the book, photos from the Arab Spring uprisings throughout the Middle East last year and this. Now the book is available for sale through Emphas.is (there is also a collector’s edition available that includes a print along with the book).
Emphas.is has other books and prints available through their online store, including Peter Dench’s England Uncensored, William Daniel’s Faded Tulips (previously on dvafoto), and Rian Dundon’s Changsha.
(via Time Lightbox)
Photojournalism has a history problem. What was a banner headline and 6-column photo is often forgotten just weeks later. Rarely do we get to see what happened a year or a decade or longer after the main news event. Revolution Revisited does just that. Josh Meltzer, photojournalism instructor at Western Kentucky University, wrote in recently to let us know about this project that he and his classmates finished as part of a Master’s in Multimedia at the University of Miami. It focuses on Kim Komenich‘s 1987 Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Philippine Revolution for the San Francisco Examiner, and pairs that with follow-up photos and interviews with people in the photos and Komenich. The students started the project by working with over 800 contact sheets from Komenich’s original work, and the website makes more than 500 images available online, substantially broadening the tight edit of the work awarded the Pulitzer.
Longtime dvafoto favorite Ed Ou‘s ongoing project, Egyptian Youth, is a fascinating look at one of the driving forces behind current Egyptian politics. Much of the work has been published over by the New York Times over the past year, and collected in a recent video produced for the paper with Ben Solomon, but the best place to see the work is on Ou’s own website. The essay both looks at the role of youth in recent protests and uprisings gives the viewer a glimpse into the everyday lives of these people who are both transforming their country and caught in the middle of unprecedented change. It’s well worth a look.
Marking the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, iranian.com has published a large gallery of scans from a book of color pictures from the time by a photographer identified as Hatami. My visual knowledge of the time is limited to Persepolis and the excellent, unparalleled Telex Iran. Abbas was there, too. But seeing these pictures in color, much like some of the old FSA color pictures or WWII in color, changes my view of history a bit. There are some real gems in the collection, for certain. (via MeFi)