Saturday, October 22, 2022

Resilience - stories of women inspiring change features Anna Boyiazis' "Finding Freedom in the Water"

 Via World Press Photo

October 21, 2022

The World Press Photo Foundation presents a selection of stories, awarded in the annual World Press Photo Contest from 2000 to 2021, that highlight the resilience and challenges of women, girls and communities around the world.

Gender equality and justice are fundamental human rights critical in supporting cohesive societies. Yet women around the world face deeply entrenched inequality and remain underrepresented in political and economic roles. Worldwide in 2021, women represented just 26.1% of some 35,500 parliament seats, only 22.6% of over 3,400 ministers, and 27% of all managerial positions. Violence against women prevails as a serious global health and protection issue. An estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.

This joint exhibition conveys the commitment of the Netherlands to women’s rights and gender equality and justice. Multiple voices, documented by 17 photographers of 13 different nationalities, offer insights into issues including sexism, gender-based violence, reproductive rights, and access to equal opportunities. The selection of stories explores how women and gender issues have evolved in the 21st century and how photojournalism has developed in the ways of portraying them.

color photograph of young woman learning to float, in the Indian Ocean, off Nungwi, Zanzibar,  November 2016

A young woman learns to float, in the Indian Ocean, off Nungwi, Zanzibar, on 24 November 2016. Credit/©: Anna Boyiazis.

Finding Freedom in the Water shares the story of students from the Kijini Primary School who learn to swim and perform rescues, in the Indian Ocean, off of Muyuni Beach, Zanzibar. Traditionally, girls in the Zanzibar Archipelago have been discouraged from learning how to swim, largely due to the absence of modest swimwear. The Panje Project teaches local women and girls swimming skills in an effort to reduce high rates of drowning.

This story awarded in the 2018 World Press Photo Contest can be considered an example of photojournalism with a solutions approach. Rather than focusing only on problems, solutions journalism reports on how people are trying to deal with difficult social issues and what we can learn from their efforts. The series looks at how teaching women a vital skill like swimming can be an important step towards emancipation and gender justice.

'Resilience: stories of women inspiring change’ is on display in:

Sao Paulo, Brazil - 14 October to 6 November
Athens, Greece - 28 October to 18 November
Brasilia, Brazil - 4 to 20 November
Belo Horizonte, Brazil - 9 to 26 November
Porto Alegre, Brazil - 16 November to 4 December

Istanbul, Turkey - 24 November to 15 December
Dhaka, Bangladesh - 25 November to 10 December
Skopje, Macedonia - 25 November to 11 December

Ankara, Turkey - 25 November to 15 December

Friday, October 21, 2022

Public guided tour of the exhibition Tony Vaccaro 100! at the Museum of Photography Braunschweig

Via Museum of Photography Braunschweig

Tony Vaccaro 100!  Public guided tour

Sunday, 23.10.2022, 4 pm

Admission: 3,50€ / 2 €

black and white photograph of Georgia O'Keefe inside a car holding a piece of Swiss cheese up to her eye

Tony Vaccaro, 'Georgia O'Keeffe with Cheese, New Mexico, 1960' © Tony Vaccaro Studio, Courtesy of Monroe Gallery of Photography and the Tony Vaccaro Studio

In a public guided tour, the extensive work of the almost 100-year-old Tony Vaccaro will be presented.

Both the photographs he took during his time in World War 2 as a US soldier in the last years

of the war and his later works as a portrait photographer of the art and culture scene in the USA and

Europe are discussed.

More information here

Tony Vaccaro: The Centennial Exhibition: New York - Santa Fe

Thursday, October 20, 2022

The magazine that gave photography unprecedented power

 Via The Washington Post

October 20, 2022

photograph of covers of 3 LIFE magazine issues
© Ann and Graham Gund Gallery/Photograph copyright Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Ann and Graham Gund Gallery
Photograph copyright Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This fact floored me: Between the Great Depression and the Vietnam War, according to the organizers of “Life Magazine and the Power of Photography,” an exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, “the majority of photographs printed and consumed in the United States appeared on the pages of illustrated magazines.”

Today, with photographs published and consumed everywhere, it’s staggering to think that their dissemination was ever so concentrated.

Preeminent among illustrated magazines was Life. Published as a weekly news magazine between 1936 and 1972, Life magazine sold in the tens of millions. When you include pass-along readership, its pages regularly reached about one-quarter of America’s population. -- click to continue with full article

Life Magazine and the Power of Photography Through Jan. 16 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Related exhibit: The LIFE Photographers

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

‘Ed Kashi: Advocacy Journalism’ Pop-Up Exhibition on Display at Syracuse University Art Museum Oct. 25-30

Via Syracuse University

October 19, 2022

A special pop-up exhibition featuring the photography of renowned photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator Ed Kashi ’79 will be on view at the Syracuse University Art Museum Oct. 25-30. The exhibition will travel to the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University Lubin House after its presentation at the museum, where it will be on view Dec. 5-April 27, 2023.

Featuring 15 photographs recently gifted to the museum by the artist, this exhibition considers Kashi’s practice of what he terms “advocacy journalism”. It highlights three projects, ranging in subjects from aging in America, to oil in the Niger Delta, to the global epidemic of chronic kidney disease. In each of these bodies of work, Kashi depicts individuals with great sensitivity and compassion. Through his creative framing and compelling method of visual storytelling, Kashi seeks to instill a sense of hope in the viewer.

Organized by museum interim chief curator Melissa Yuen, the special weeklong exhibition will be accompanied by programming, including a teaching workshop and a lunchtime lecture, both with the artist, in the pop-up exhibition space. All programs are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required for the teaching workshop and information is available on the museum website.

This exhibition and related programs are organized in conjunction with the Newhouse School’s 2022 Alexia Fall Workshop and is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement, Newhouse School of Public Communications and Light Work, and supported in part by the Robert B. Menschel ’51, H’91 Photography Fund.

About the Artist

Ed Kashi is a renowned photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker and educator who has been making images and telling stories for 40 years. His restless creativity has continually placed him at the forefront of new approaches to visual storytelling. Dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times, a sensitive eye and an intimate and compassionate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his intense and unsparing work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.

Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking has produced a number of influential short films and earned recognition by the POYi Awards as 2015’s Multimedia Photographer of the Year. Kashi’s embrace of technology has led to creative social media projects for clients including National Geographic, The New Yorker and MSNBC. From implementing a unique approach to photography and filmmaking in his 2006 Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook, to paradigm shifting coverage of Hurricane Sandy for TIME in 2012, Kashi continues to create compelling imagery and engage with the world in new ways.

Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo, POYi, CommArts and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. His editorial assignments and personal projects have generated eleven books. In 2002, Kashi, in partnership with his wife, writer and filmmaker Julie Winokur, founded Talking Eyes Media. The nonprofit company has produced numerous award-winning short films, exhibits, books and multimedia pieces that explore significant social issues.

Ed Kashi is represented by Monroe Gallery, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For any print sales, please contact

Special Events

Teaching Workshop

Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m.

Co-taught by Ed Kashi and Kate Holohan, curator of education and academic outreach, this workshop will provide Syracuse University faculty and graduate students with key information and pedagogical tools that will help them to teach with Kashi’s work as well as with related objects in the Museum’s collection. Advance registration is required.

Lunchtime Lecture: Ed Kashi ’79

Oct. 25, 12:15-1 p.m.

Hear Kashi speak about his work. Space is limited to 25 people, first come, first served. 

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Alumnus Ed Kashi ’79, a photographer with National Geographic and VII Agency, will deliver the keynote address for the 2022 Alexia Fall Workshop October 20

 Via Newhouse School at Syracuse University

October 13, 2022

color photograph of Villagers celebrate the Ganapati Festival to honor the Lord Ganesh. Vadhav, India, 2007.

Alumnus Ed Kashi ’79, a photographer with National Geographic and VII Agency, will deliver the keynote address for the 2022 Alexia Fall Workshop. 

Kashi is a renowned photojournalist who uses photography, filmmaking and social media to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times. He is also a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world. Kashi lectures on visual storytelling, human rights and the world of media.

In support of his newly published book, “Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter to Photography,” Kashi will also present a gallery of his interdisciplinary work along with a book signing, immediately preceding the lecture.

6 – 7 p.m. Gallery opening and book signing

7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Lecture

Co-sponsored by Nikon, Center for Global Engagement, Syracuse University Art Museum, Syracuse University Humanities Center, and Light Work.

Photo: Villagers celebrate the Ganapati Festival to honor the Lord Ganesh. Vadhav, India, 2007.

Ed Kashi is represented by Monroe Gallery, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For any print sales, please contact


Ken Harper


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

New MFA exhibit explores world history through photography: "LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography,”

Via The Suffolk Journal

October 12, 2022

By Leo Woods

The Museum of Fine Arts opened its newest exhibit, “LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography,” on Oct. 9, allowing patrons to step back in time and experience some of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century captured on film. 

The exhibit, made in collaboration with Princeton University Art Museum, details the genesis of LIFE, which was published weekly from 1936-1972. Henry R. Luce, the founder of LIFE, took inspiration from European picture magazines to create a publication that would be both visually enticing and informative to the American people. His work was a success, as LIFE regularly reached 1 in 4 Americans during the years of its publication, according to the MFA.

As visitors walk through the exhibit, they see the process by which LIFE was developed and found its niche over time. With unique insight into the photography process and how stories were developed for the magazine, the exhibit seeks to examine how American views of the 20th century were shaped by magazines from the period. 

The works of over 30 photographers are featured in the exhibit, including Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Frank Dandrige and Gordon Parks. Each photographer’s signature style and vision are clear in their use of composition and perspective, from Bourke-White’s empowering portraits of female steelworkers in Indiana to Dandrige’s heartbreaking still at the bedside of Sarah Jean Collins, one of the victims of the 1963 bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.

One of the most striking parts of the exhibit is the section titled “Documenting War,” which shows how photojournalists for LIFE were on the front lines of World War II and the Vietnam War, capturing historical images that allowed Americans to see the unfiltered reality of conflict overseas. Capa was one of only four photographers permitted to document the storming of Normandy, France, and the slightly shaky picture of soldiers running up the beach through the waves was published in LIFE at least eight times, according to the caption underneath the image.

While LIFE sought to bring nuance to stories with their photography, the magazine’s audience primarily consisted of white, middle-class Americans, and the photo essays reflected the attitudes of that group. When George Rodger and Bourke-White’s haunting photos of the recently liberated German concentration camps were published in 1945, LIFE refused to identify victims of the Holocaust as Jewish, reinforcing the anti-semitic sentiment in the United States at the time.

LIFE’s pieces also portrayed the U.S. as a “savior” of individuals like Japanese-Americans who were forced into internment camps in the aftermath of the bombing at Pearl Harbor. The magazine published letters to the editor criticizing the inaccurate depiction of the camps and the unfair treatment of the incarcerated residents, but the majority of reader responses “expressed vehemently xenophobic anti-Japanese sentiments,” according to a caption beside images of the camps.

In an effort to highlight the bias and discrepancies still present in journalism today, the MFA has included immersive works by contemporary artists Alfredo Jaar, Alexandra Bell and Julia Wachtel dispersed throughout the exhibit. 

Jaar’s featured pieces include work from his Rwanda Project, which documented the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Jaar called the project an “exercise in representation,” challenging the international community’s lack of response to the genocide. Over 1 million Rwandans belonging to the Tutsi ethnic group were killed by Hutu militias during a 100-day period, and no outside governments intervened, much less acknowledged that it was happening.

In an effort to contextualize the scale of the genocide, Jaar created “Eyes of Nduwa yezu,” a display of 1 million picture slides of a young boy, Nduwayezu, who witnessed his parents’ murder by Hutu militia members. The piece is striking, the eyes of the young boy seem to bore into the viewer, challenging them to feel the despair he does.

Bell’s “Counternarrative” series examines the implicit bias and systemic racism present in reporting today. Side-by-side images of the front page of the New York Times show Bell’s edits in red ink, pointing out how whiteness is seen as innocent in the eyes of the press, especially in the case of Michael Brown Jr., a Black Missouri teenager killed by a white police officer in 2017. 

The MFA commissioned Wachtel to create a multimedia piece to go alongside images of Japanese internment camps from the 1940s, and the stage-like composition of the work creates a commentary on the politicization of mass media, as well as LIFE’s erasure of the truth behind the camps. Oil paintings of Gen. Douglas MacArthur cover a blurred photo of internment camp residents, showing how the U.S.’s military power superseded the humanity of individuals solely based on their race.

“LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography” offers a revolutionary insight into American history and culture, as well as explores the incredible impact publications like LIFE had on a global scale. Timed-entry tickets are required to view the exhibit, which is on display until Jan. 16, 2023.

Related: THE LIFE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Celebrating Monroe Gallery’s 20th Anniversary in Santa Fe

Monday, October 10, 2022

Bill Eppridge’s Vibrant Portrait of America in the 1960s: A new exhibition charts the legacy of a photojournalist who chronicled the nation during a turbulent era.

screen shot of Blind magazine article on Bill Eppridge wth mourners holding "Goodbye Bobby" signs as the RFK funeral train passes, 1968

 Via BLIND Magazine

October 10, 2022

“A journalist does not necessarily imply ‘artist’ but you are not going to make your point if you cannot make a picture that people will stop and explore,” said Bill Eppridge (1938 – 2013). As one of the most accomplished photojournalists of the 20th century, Eppridge chronicled the breaking stories of his day, helping to shape the way in which the nation navigated a tumultuous era. Whether documenting the Vietnam War, Woodstock, and the Civil Rights Movement or bearing witness to the tragic end to Senator Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign, Eppridge brought a humanistic approach to reporting. (click for full article with photographs)

The Legacy of Bill Eppridge is on exhibit through November 20, 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Tony Vaccaro 100: A Life of a Photographer from War to Culture


The Museum für Photographie Braunschweig logo

Via Photography in Berlin

October 1, 2022

color photograph of Tony Vaccaro holding a test stip, NY, 1968

A Life of a Photographer from War to Culture

Curated by Barbara Hofmann-Johnson, Director Museum für Photographie Braunschweig.

The Museum für Photographie Braunschweig shows for the 100th Birthday of Tony Vaccaro (* December 20, 1922 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, lives in Long Island, NY) an exhibition of the American photographer of Italian descent and presents important and award-winning works from different creative phases. These include photographs taken during and after World War II in Europe and important portraits of artists, musicians, politicians and cultural figures.

With a special sense for composition and the connection to the outside space, fashion photographs are also part of Tony Vaccaro’s work. Some of the artistically staged fashion shots are part of the exhibition, especially those that were taken for a documentary for Marimekko, the Finnish design house in the 1960s, are particularly noteworthy.

The exhibition at the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig is created in cooperation and with the support of Tony Vaccaro Studio, New York City, USA and the Monroe Gallery of Photography Collection, Santa Fe, NM, USA.

Museum für Photographie Braunschweig

Helmstedter Straße 1 · 38102 Braunschweig
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 1 – 6 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am – 6 pm
Admission: 3,50 € / reduced 2,00 €. Happy Thursday: Free admission & extended opening hours until 8 pm & guided tour at 6 pm every first Thursday of the month.

Monroe Gallery of Photography will announce two additional major exhibits celebrating Tony Vaccaro's 100th birthday. "Tony Vaccaro: The Centennial Exhibition" will be on view in Santa Fe, NM and New York, NY - details to be announced