Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | News | Hightlights
Aida Muluneh spent a peripatetic childhood in Yemen, England, Cyprus, Canada and the United States before settling in the States to study and become a photojournalist. She returned to Ethiopia, the land of her birth, about a decade ago, where her work addresses issues of women, African identity and the connection between heritage and homeland. Her photos feature decorative body paintings that reflect Ethiopian culture or traditional fabrics and baskets and reflect her own life’s journey.
Monday, March 27, 2017 | News | Hightlights
By Evelyn Nieves: Once she got sober, Rocio De Alba began noticing women trying to stop drinking or using drugs everywhere she looked. She saw them on the news, interviewed in decrepit halfway houses. She saw them in documentaries, caught in alleys and corners dying for a fix — and dying to stop. She studied their close-ups in photo essays, their faces creased and spotted, roadmaps of their worst days.
None of them looked like the women Ms. De Alba met in her recovery meetings. Nor did they look like her — a fine art photographer and busy wife and mother, raising four children in Queens.
Ms. De Alba wanted to show the public what women in long-term recovery look like in the real world. Five years after she confronted her alcoholism, a scourge since her teens, she began to approach the women she knew from her meetings.
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Monday, February 13, 2017 | News | Hightlights
A dramatic image of the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was named the Photo of the Year in the 2017 World Press Photo contest. The photo was taken in December during a routine assignment at a photo exhibition that Burhan Ozbilici, an Associated Press photographer, decided to attend at the last moment simply because it was on his way home. He arrived during Ambassador Andrey G. Karlov’s speech, and within moments a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, Mevlut Mert Altintas, opened fire. Although Mr. Ozbilici was no more than 15 feet from the gunman, he did not run.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | News | Hightlights
- For some people, the idea of “serious” photography conjures up dramatic scenes of suffering, violence and poverty. This can be especially so in parts of Latin America and Africa, where careers have been made by foreign journalists who go in looking for drama. While no doubt there are pressing issues in these regions, there are also scenes of daily life, or less dramatic situations, that go unnoticed, slanting how a global audience sees people and places. Read complete article, here.
Monday, February 6, 2017 | News | Events
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Sunday, February 5, 2017 | News
Today, women make up the majority of students in undergraduate and graduate photojournalism programs. The top photo editors of National Geographic, Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times and many other American publications are female, as are many if not most of their subordinates. There are, by most accounts, a large number of outstanding young female photographers doing excellent work, leading the way to new directions in storytelling and engagement.
Despite these gains, there are still very few women working on assignment for the major international wire services.
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