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24 July 2009

Black Snapper Magazine

The Black Snapper is a project created by designer Frank Kloos and documentary photographer Diederik Meijer, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Black Snapper aims to create an online community that will inspire photography professionals and photography enthusiasts worldwide.

Hope to see an eclectic mix of photography from 'unrepresented' regions of the world like the Southeast Asia.

You may sign-up for updates/ newsletter here.

21 July 2009

The fight back begins here...

British Journal of Photography has launched a campaign to counter the rising paranoia that targets every photographer who shoot images in public places.

We are calling all photographers, amateur or professional, to join our protest by taking part in a visual campaign, designed to raise awareness about increasing restrictions on shooting in tFhe public realm, which together with abuse of police powers and increasing hostility from the public at large, is impacting on photographers every day, in the UK and abroad.

The 'Not A Crime' campaign has already got the backing of two of Britain's leading photographers, Stuart Franklin and Chris Steele-Perkins of Magnum Photos. We invite you to join them by posting a self-portrait of yourself together with a sheet of white card with the phrases 'Not a crime' or 'I am not a terrorist' (in your first language) to Details on how to do so can be found at

Read more here.

17 July 2009

A Camera as Big as a Truck!

© Shaun Irving

Shawn Irving shoot photographs inside his camera: an old postal delivery truck converted to a fixed-focal-length camera with a singlet (two large lenses, one convex, one concave) lens. The shutter is a sheet of metal that slides between the two lenses to block out the light. The truck is called Peanut, perhaps the modern version of The Mammoth.

Read more via Lens & Wired.

Shaun's work can be viewed via Cameratruck.

16 July 2009

World Press Photo 2009 Exhibition | Manila


The Podium
Sat 01 Aug 09 - Exhibition open for public
Mon 03 Aug 09 - 18:30 h. Official opening
Sat 08 Aug 09 - Last day of exhibition

The Block, SM North Edsa
Sun 09 Aug 09 - Exhibition open for public
Mon 10 Aug 09 - Official opening
Wed 19 Aug 09 - Last day of exhibition

Mall of Asia
Thu 20 Aug 09 - Exhibition open for public
Thu 20 Aug 09 - 18:30 h. Official opening
Sun 23 Aug 09 - Last day of exhibition


Monday - Thursday : 10:00-21:00
Friday - Sunday : 10:00-22:00

Exhibition is being organized by Ateneo de Manila University Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo and supported by SM Malls/ SM Prime Holdings, and Unilever Philippines.

You may also view the 2009 winners' gallery via WPP Website.

07 July 2009

Photolucida's Critical Mass 2009

L to R: Andy Freeberg, Céline Clanet, and Priya Kambli

Critical Mass 2009 is now open for registration!

Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple- photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10 image portfolio for $75. This work then gets pre-screened by a committee of approximately 20-25 great jurors and from there, 175 top Finalists are determined. These top finalists then pay an additional submission fee and their work goes on to a jury of approximately 200 of the world's best curators, editors, and professionals who have agreed to view and vote on these finalists. From these votes, two or three photographers receive book awards and once the monographs are published, everyone who enters and reviews will receive copies of the books.

Registration is up until July 22nd!

Read more on Photolucida for details,

04 July 2009

Flickr & Twitter Integration

Flickr now lets you Tweet out any photos directly from the site (via Flickr2Twitter), and works for both photos you've upoaded and other photos you find on the Flickr Site.

Found via TechCrunch.

'Staged' Photojournalism Wins Prize

"We pushed the clichés to the limit. We thought the whole thing was so hackneyed that it could never win ... We wanted to call into question the inner-workings of the attitude of the kind of media which portrays human distress with complacency and voyeurism" - Guillaume Chauvin and Remi Hubert, art students at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg who recently won Grand Prix du Photoreportage Etudiant- source

View photo reportage via Paris Match.

More discussions via Lightstalkers

Related links:
British Journal of Photography
French Photo Hoax
Le Figaro (French)
Fake Photojournalism wins prize

01 July 2009

Only in the Philippines

Sorry for quite a long hiatus. Here are some photographs I took during the recent feast of the City of San Juan (this happens yearly though) where even I wasn't able to escape a bucket-full of water :).