40 ans de photoreportage

Ce numéro de GEO Collection fête le quarantième anniversaire de GEO avec une sélection des photos les plus marquantes de l’histoire du magazine.

De la première, en 1979, à la quarantième, en 2018, vous découvrirez les images qui ont construit la mémoire, une évolution des lieux où elles avaient été prises et des situations qu’elles évoquaient. Ainsi que des entretiens avec nos photographes et un florilège des récits d’écrivains célèbres publiés dans nos pages. Enfin, un éditorial des trois rédacteurs en chef qui ont dirigé le magazine avant Eric Meyer et bâti un regard propre à GEO.

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GEO Collection
Le monde vu par les grands photographes
Spécial Anniversaire
Les photos les plus marquantes de GEO
40 ans de reportages
via geo.fr

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Master Stroke: Giulio Montini

Since the time Photography started, an important, if not the most important, use of this form of communication has been the documentation of events. From sports to war, from political events and trade to the narration of common life events, in the streets, in cities, in villages or in the fields, it is all about the description of life in its numerous forms. Sometimes it makes a story or a news, at others it creates a basis for a protest or a reporting. But nothing has ever made a greater impact on the mind of its viewers than a pictorial coverage of an instance. We sincerely hope that you will have the same feelings by the time you flip through the last page of this eBook. —Mario Bunčuga

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Master Stroke: Giulio Montini
via issuu

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018

These are the twelve finalists of LOBA 2018. Thanks again to all participants!

Mary Gelman, Svetlana
In her personal projects, such as “Svetlana”, Mary Gelman specialises in issues such as sexual identity, sexuality, violence and discrimination.
Mary Gelman was born in St. Petersburg in 1994, where she attended DocDocDoc Photography School. Her work has appeared in different Russian media, including Sobaka.ru and lenta.ru, as well as international publications such as the Washington Post and Buzzfeed. In 2017 she won first place at the Istanbul Photo Awards in the Portraits category.
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Daniel Chatard, Niemandsland
Daniel Chartard’s “Niemandsland” (No man’s land) documents the tense, conflict-laden situation existing between environmental activists, on the one hand, and the brown coal industry in the Rhein district, on the other.
Daniel Chatard was born in Heidelberg in 1996, and, after graduating from high school, studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. His work to date has earned him the German Youth Photography Award and the BFF Award.
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Christian Werner, Road to Ruin
Christian Werner’s reportages tell emotional stories about the harsh realities of life in conflict zones. “Road to Ruin” – taken following the fall of Aleppo – shows different stations along the way during a trip through Bashar al Assad’s Syria.
Christian Werner was born in Hanover in 1987. He studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at college there. His work appears in magazines such as Spiegel, the Washington Post and LFI.
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Samuel Gratacap, Presence
Samuel Gratacap’s work moves between photo journalism and visual art. Since 2007, Gratacap has been documenting the lives of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean. In his “Presence” series, he brings together images from both sides of the Mediterranean for the first time. For this purpose, he photographed in Italy, Tunisia and Libya.
Samuel Gratacap was born in 1982 and studied Art at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Marseille.
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Stephen Dock, Architecture of Violence
The fear of peace and the aftermath of war in a country: this is what interested Stephen Dock about Ireland and launched his “Architecture of Violence” project in 2012.
Stephen Dock studied Photography in Lyon and works as a photojournalist for various French magazines. He is interested in dysfunctional societies and photographs conflict zones such as the West Bank, Syria and Mali.
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Vanja Bucan, Sequences of Truth and Deception
In ihrer Serie “Sequences of Truth and Deception” beschäftigt sich Vanja Bucan mit unserem ambivalenten Verhältnis zur Natur, das, wie sie sagt, von Dominanz, Ausbeutung und Idealisierung geprägt sei. In Porträts und Stillleben versucht Bucan eine vielschichtige und dekonstruierte Vision der Natur zu erzeugen.
Vanja Bucan wurde 1973 in Nova Gorica, Slowenien, geboren. Sie lebt und arbeitet derzeit in Berlin.
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Turi (Salvatore) Calafato, Amuninni ‘u mari (Let’s go to the sea)
In summertime, Sicilians move their lives to the beaches. With his “Amuninni ’u mari” (Let’s go to the sea) series, Turi Calafato observes people in their daily sea-side activities, documenting the colourful hustle and bustle on the beaches.
Turi (Salvatore) Calafato was born in 1979. He lives and works as a free-lance photographer in Italy.
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Elsa Stubbé, Les extraterrestres ont mangé mon jardin
Elsa Stubbé’s work gives wings to the viewer’s imagination, demanding a new definition of our perception of the environment. Her current project “Les extraterrestres ont mangé mon jardin” (Extraterrestrials have eaten my garden) presents surreal images of nature full of hidden poetry, where she explores the borderline between photographic and conceptual art.
Elsa Stubbé received her Masters in Publishing from the Royal Academy of Beaux Arts in Brussels, and has already self-published three books. She has exhibited in Brussels, Marseilles and Liege.
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Max Pinckers, Red Ink
Pinckers wants his work to explore the degree to which photography actually reflects reality. This also applies to his current project, “Red Ink”, that he photographed under strict surveillance in North Korea, and where he plays very specifically with the viewer’s perception.
Max Pinckers’ work moves between visual storytelling, documentary photography and sheer aesthetics. He was already a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2016.
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Stéphane Lavoué, On the Edge of the World
In “On the Edge of the World”, Lavoué tells the story of the fishing industry through the eyes of those who remain on shore: the women in the canning factories, and the workers that produce tons of ice for storing the fish.
Stéphane Lavoué was born in 1976 and initially graduated in Engineering. He was a finalist for the Leica Oscar Barnack Award in 2016, and winner of the Prix Niépce in 2018.
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Kechun Zhang, Between Mountains and Water
The interaction between people and nature is one of Kechun Zhang’s favourite subjects. In “Between Mountains and Water” he deals with two natural phenomena that touch people’s emotions in China in particular. With his images, he creates documentary artefacts that appear to halt the high- speed passage of time for a brief moment.
Kechun Zhang was born in Sichuan in 1980. After participating in numerous international photo festivals, his work was exhibited in the USA, Canada and China. The photographer currently lives in the Chinese metropolis of Chengdu.
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Ernesto Benavides, Dredges
Every year, a number of hectares of Peruvian forest are lost to illegal gold mining. Benavides’s “Dredges” series presents impressive aerial photographs of this destructive exploitation of nature.
In addition to his own photo projects, Benavides works for the France Press Agency, and is published regularly in the international press. He has been teaching photography at the University of Lima since 2010.
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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018
more images from the 12 finalists at Leica

2018 entries are now online!

These are some of the entries for the World Photographic Cup 2018!

Denmark | Reportage / Photojournalism | Cristina Reuter, Herning
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Australia | Commercial | Nick Rains, Melbourne Australia
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Australia | Nature (Landscape and Wildlife) | Yane Sotiroski, Melbourne Australia
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Czech Republic | Nature (Landscape and Wildlife) | Ladislav Kamarád, Prague
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Mexico | Wedding | Iram López Olivo, Saltillo
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Canada | Nature (Landscape and Wildlife) | Liette Gilbert, St-Joseph-de-Beauce
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Canada | Illustration / Digital Art | Kelly Robitaille, Garson
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Japan | Wedding | Masayuki Hasegawa, Hirosaki
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Ireland | Reportage / Photojournalism | Naoise Culhane, Dublin
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Singapore | Portrait | Chinni Nguyen, Singapore
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France | Portrait | Sylvie Frejoux, Toulon
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The Top 10 announcement will take place on Monday January 15th at Imaging USA, in Nashville, USA.
The best scored images from each team will be also announced in January, and the authors will be presented with their “nation awards” in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday March 25th.
Finally, all Medalists and Team Winners will be announced at Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on Saturday, May 5th, 2018.

more at World Photographic Cup

Street Photography by Siegfried Hansen

“Street Photography has a little bit of everything – reportage, documentation, art and composition”
Siegfried Hansen

Photographing people and the street is a true art, born of a deep-seated passion. And as Siegfried Hansen said, “street photography is reportage, documentation, art and composition”. Zoom has chosen to dedicate its final issue for 2017 to those photographers who have always reveled in the urban scene, in capturing the city and its people. Their attention to composition is extreme, as is their view of their subjects and the use of color and natural lighting. Some prefer black-and-white, others strong color contrast. Some search out that fleeting moment, others the irony of daily life. When and where are not important. What counts is bringing to life photographs that immortalize instants of infinity.
Cover: Siegfried Hansen
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more at Zoom Magazine

Black and White Photography – Corrado Corradini

“My name is Corrado Corradini. I’m 63 and live in Lombardy. I had been a professional photographer for eight years at a well-established photo agency in Milan. During those years I was involved in sports coverage following the various events of numerous disciplines, performances, journals etc. Gradually I became so exhausted that the initial enthusiasm for work turned into a routine with very little creativity, and eventually I said goodbye to photography for about twenty years.

In the year 2009 during the recording of a sports event with a small digital camera, I got a few moments to myself to explore the camera and it was like finding your true love that could never be forgotten. Today I am free from any constraint or obligation and I do photography just for fun only to find those moments greatly memorable. Now we have the digital devices but for those who had experience with an analog camera, it was like being in a wonderland.

I consider myself a reportage photographer.

Black and White (B&W) Photography belongs to an altogether different era and the interesting part is that the art form has not only survived all this long, it is thriving with innovations taking place every next time. Seems as if man is finding it difficult to come out of its spell. B&W comes with a rich heritage in the form of works of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston etc, who created masterpieces out of the constraints of equipment, tools and above all – color. But absence of the latter evidently came to their advantage and helped them see what would not be visible in a colored world. Colors dominate frame, its aspects and elements; and so a B&W photographer will rather focus on the potentials of placement, shape, pattern, texture, tonal contrast and above all flow and quality of light.”

Black and White Photography – Corrado Corradini
more in WePhoto B&W vol 4

Kuwait: A Desert on Fire | Sebastião Salgado

Kuwait: A Desert on Fire
by Sebastião Salgado

Nicholas Metivier Gallery is pleased to present its third solo exhibition with internationally renowned documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado. The exhibition coincides with the release of Salgado’s new book, Sebastião Salgado – Kuwait: A Desert on Fire, published TASCHEN. The exhibition will open on May 4th and run until May 27th with and opening reception on Thursday, May 4th. Kuwait: A Desert on Fire is a featured exhibition for the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

In April 1991, following the end of the First Gulf War, Sebastião Salgado travelled to Kuwait on assignment for the New York Times Magazine. Over 600 oil wells had been set ablaze by Iraqi forces after their occupation of Kuwait was thwarted by a US-led coalition. The region was in the midst of one of the worst man-made environmental catastrophes in recent history. Firefighters from around the globe, including the Safety Boss Team from Calgary, Alberta, had been sent to Kuwait to cap the wells and put out the massive fires.

Arriving in the Ahmadi Oil Fields, 20 miles south west of Kuwait City, Salgado came across a desert engulfed in flames, covered in oil and smothered in a thick black smoke. For one month, Salgado documented this apocalyptic landscape and the firefighters that worked relentlessly, despite the horrendous conditions. At the end of each day, the firefighters would bathe themselves in a man-made lake with gasoline and detergent to cleanse their oil-soaked bodies. Salgado carried a water bottle filled with gasoline to remove the oil from his hands and camera lens, prior to taking his photographs.

During his time in Kuwait, Salgado engaged with the firefighters, gaining their trust and respect. This is evidenced by the remarkable candidness shown by the men in his black and white photographs. Salgado was inspired by the firefighters’ professionalism and spirit. To him, they were the true heroes of the First Gulf War.  Salgado’s images are surreal reminders of the devastation suffered in Kuwait as a result of war and pay homage to the men who worked to contain the disaster.

A selection of photographs from Kuwait were published in a feature for The New York Times Magazine in 1991 and were part of Salgado’s photographic essay, Workers (1993). The majority of the photographs were archived and never released.  In 2016, the complete project was revisited to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the First Gulf War.

Born in Brazil in 1944, Salgado has been the recipient of numerous photographic prizes in recognition of his accomplishments, including the Gold Medal Award for Photography from the National Arts Club in New York. Several books have been published on Salgado’s work including Workers, Migrations and Genesis. Salgado was part of the well-known cooperative agency, Magnum Photos, for 15 years before founding his own agency, Amazonas images, in Paris with his wife Léila Wanick Salgado. Since 2013, Genesis has been touring to leading museums around the world including the British Museum, London, UK; International Centre of Photography, New York; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Ara Pacis Museum, Rome and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. A 2015 documentary film on the life and work of Salgado, The Salt of The Earth, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award. Most recently, Salgado was appointed to the prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France.

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Kuwait: A Desert on Fire
by Sebastião Salgado

more at Metivier Gallery