Richard Mosse – “Beyond Witness: New Approaches to Crisis Photography” (2011)

http://pulitzercenter.org/blog/videos-beyond-witness-new-approaches-crisis-ph… Pulitzer Center photographer Richard Mosse shares images from his project “Infra” (http://bit.ly/rvdaIu) We live in an era saturated with images of all kinds clamoring for our attention. Combine this with constantly shrinking space for serious, thought-provoking photography on complex issues, and a clear problem emerges. As a result, photojournalists must explore new ways to […]

Bill Burke – ‘I Want to Take Picture’ (1987)

  “When I realized that I had access to the camps and could see the Khmer Rouge, it was like being able to see the Devil.”   Excerpt from an interview with Bill Burke by Willis Hartshorn, New York City, June 1987 Bill Burke: Each day, I was thinking about practicality, is my pass in […]

SOPHIE RISTELHUBER: “Books on Books #3 – Sophie Ristelhueber: Fait” (2010)

Fait No 20, 1992 By Marc Mayer, essay excerpt from Books on Books #3, Sophie Ristelhueber: Fait Sophie Ristelhueber’s best known work of art is a small book. The title of the book, and of the photographic installation of the same material, is as ambiguous as it is simple. “Fact” seems straightforward, but to what […]

W. Eugene Smith – More Real than Reality (2011)

W. Eugene Smith – More Real than Reality By Silke van de Grift for ASX Until March 16th the Photography Museum of Amsterdam (FOAM) presents a retrospective of W. Eugene Smith (US, 1918-1978). The exhibition features six series of photographs, including The Country Doctor (1948), acclaimed as photojournalism’s first official photo-essay. The other series shown […]

Guy Tillim: ‘Departure’ (2003)

  Essay excerpt from Departure: Enough seen. The vision was encountered under all skies. Enough had. Noises of cities, in the evening, and in the sun- shine, and always. Enough known. The pauses of life – O Sounds and Visions! Departure into new affection and new noise! Arthur Rimbaud – Les Illuminations. My journeys have […]

ASX.TV: James Nachtwey – “War Photographer” (2001)

War Photographer is a documentary by Christian Frei about the photographer James Nachtwey. As well as telling the story of an iconic man in the field of war photography, the film addresses the broader scope of ideas common to all those involved in war journalism, as well as the issues that they cover. The documentary […]

HIROMI TSUCHIDA: “Hiroshima” (1985)

Hiroshima City Hall, 1,000 meters from the hypocenter (1979) By Hiromi Tsuchida “In a cistern under a bridge were some mothers. One mother held on her head a baby that was burned all over, and another mother wept bitterly as her child suckled her badly burned breast. Children in the cistern cried out for their parents, […]

Nagasaki Journey: The Photographs of Yosuke Yamahata (1996)

If it is a rarity in our society to experience death in its moment, our mediated selves consume it daily through TV and film. Ever since Viet Nam, our living rooms have been the sites of death and destruction. Nagasaki Journey: The Photographs of Yosuke Yamahata By David L. Jacobs, Afterimage, Summer, 1996 Where adults see […]

A Student Chat with Gilles Peress (1998)

“Let’s be honest. There is no such a thing as objectivity, and there is no action that is not in part driven by the subconscious, whether it be individual or collective.”   On March 18, 1998, Gilles Peress participated in a chat with students of Gretchen Garlinghouse’s advanced photography class at College Preparatory School in […]