Melanie McWhorter: At what point is it important to involve a designer in your project?
MM: Are most of your clients individuals and do you consult with them one-on-one or are most publishers?
MM: What do you feel is the role of a designer in a creating a photobook?
Jan 14 – Feb 26 2011
Leica Gallery • 670 Broadway/ NYC
Tooth For An Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish
513 West 20th Street, NYC
The New Yorker
Murder In The Round by Vince Aletti
NPR Interview: After Deborah Luster's mother was murdered, Luster turned to photographing prisoners...read more here
Photograph (c) Clive Arrowsmith/All Rights Reserved
Photograph (c) Hin Chua /All Rights Reserved
Donated by the Herb Ritts Foundation, Sold for $4,600
Photograph by the late James Karales, Donated by Monica Karales
The 14th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction began last Tuesday night with a cocktail reception, followed by the annual Live Auction. The audience was a broad mix of private collector’s, Gallery owners and director’s, curators and first timers. Many returning for their 14th year, know this auction is a great way to expand your Photography Collections with well known artists, while donating to the exceptional work being done at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia...read more
are giving away 3 copies of Street Photography Now!
To Enter, Browse the Flak Photo Gallery and post a link to one of your favorite photographs in the Comments at the bottom of their FlakPhoto Facebook page. Three fans will be randomly selected from the submissions to receive a copy of the book.
Call for entries closes on Sunday, December 12 at 11:59 PM CDT. Winners will be notified with a Facebook message the week of December 13, 2010.
I spent a year photographing 16 year old Seta and her friends. The result is an extended portrait of Seta, part portrait, part self-portrait. The title of the book, "The Child Gone", is taken from one of Seta's poems. –Rob Hann
Photograph by Mary Dennis
Air & Style Beijing, is Saturday in the Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Beijing, China. The first six-star TTR event of the season, which means not only will 16 riders be competing for a $100,000 dollar prize, and the glory that comes from an Air & Style win, they'll also be competing for 1,000 TTR World Ranking points. It’s the first major throw-down of the season with Scotty Lago, Peetu, Marco Grilc, i-Pod, Mikkel, Kazu, Seb Touts, Halldor and more… No matter what happens, it won't affect the rankings for the Dew Tour Dew Cup or the Burton Global Open series because those series haven't yet started. – read more on ESPN
Big Life Foundation update: Lead elephant killed by poachers, 2009
Copyright (c) Nick Brandt /All Rights Reserved
Photographs by Nick Brandt
Big Life Editions, 2010
Copyright (c) Nick Brandt /All Rights Reserved
"On This Earth, A Shadow Falls combines the best photographs from Nick Brandt's previous books. It features 36 images from On This Earth and 54 from A Shadow Falls and is the only publication where images from both books will appear in one volume, on a larger scale than the previous editions.
300-line quadtone reproductions by Meridian Printing in Rhode Island, and printed under Brandt's supervision, the tonal quality of On This Earth, A Shadow Falls is exceptional. This high quality technique and attention to detail has allowed the book to succeed where the previous volumes have not. For the first time in book form, the offset reproductions closely match the rich, velvety tonality and detail of the original prints." – photo-eye Books
July 3 2010, 7am : Amboseli Lake Bed, Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
A herd of 50 elephants are crossing the lake bed from outside the park near the Tanzanian border, making their daily journey into the swamp. Normally, these are the most relaxed of herds, quietly moving right past our vehicle without a care in the world. The terrible drought is over, food is plentiful, and the elephants are healthy.
But this morning, as soon as we get within half a mile of them, they start running in panic. So panicked that a baby gets knocked over in the rush. They're still running from us a full mile away to make it to the safety of the swamp. We've never seen anything like it in the seven years I've been photographing in Amboseli. Later, we discover that the night before, gunshots were heard from the direction the elephants came, near the Tanzanian border. Over the next two weeks, the herd never really relaxes. On subsequent days that week, the appearance of a second car - something that would normally never bother them - sends them into newly-induced panic, suggesting not one but two vehicles were hunting them.
Meanwhile, two weeks earlier, the carcass of a beautiful bull called Buster (as named by Cynthia Moss' Elephant Research Project) has been found outside the park with his tusks sawn off and taken. When I was last in Amboseli two months before that, Buster had been one of three bulls I saw with infected spear wounds in their trunks. Just in the last week of August, yet another three big bull elephants have been killed. One died from what seems to be a poisoned spike trap that poachers are increasingly using. And Winston, photographed below in July, was shot by poachers at the end of August just over the border in Tanzania. Wounded, he made it back over to Kenya, but then died and also had his tusks sawn off with a power saw by the poachers. At the present rate of deaths, there will soon be no mature bulls left in Amboseli"...read more from Nick Brandt's Big Life Foundation
Read more: Nick Brandt: Crusade of the Species, La Lettre de la Photographie, Dec 1, 2010