One of my favorite places to photograph in the whole wide world. As I’ve mentioned before, these dunes excited Weston more than bell peppers.
The huge school of fish attracted, besides the whales, lots of seals and pelicans.
At least three whales took up residence at Avila Beach for about a week. Apparently they followed a huge school of fish into the bay.
Hard to believe he’s already four. Adorable as ever.
08.12.2012 | 07:03 PM • Filed in: Art
Richard Mosse, an artist who uses a photojournalistic style to create photographs and videos, made Fraternity at Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon in 2011. DKE’s alumnae include 5 presidents: G.W. Bush, George Bush, Sr., Gerald Ford, and Teddy Roosevelt. The video, Mosse explains, was shot in under an hour and “The men were happy to participate in the project in exchange for a keg of beer. They compete against each other to shout or scream the loudest and for the longest time. When they cannot scream any longer they must stop, and cannot begin again.”
08.02.2012 | 04:29 PM • Filed in: Photojournalism
Photo by Greg Marinovich
Photojournalists have to capture the visual story. But when is telling the story more important than stopping violence? This is the subject of a commented photoessay hosted on The Guardian. Eight photographers discuss the moral dilemma evident in specific photos. Feelings of guilt and shame are shared by all. Telling the story (and winning awards) often come at the expense of your subject’s misfortune. All supposedly for a greater good. Above, is South African photojournalist Greg Marinovich’s image of a man from one tribe being beaten to death by members of another tribe. “I was gutted that I’d been such a coward,” he says. Marinovich is also the co-author (with photojournalist Joao Siva) of The Big Bang Club, named after a group of photojournalists who documented the end of apartheid before the 1994 elections. Besides guilt, Marinovich has also taken a few hits from his subjects’ guns. Read more about Marinovich and the price of war photography on NPR and in this excerpt.