martedì 21 aprile 2015

LINDSAY MACKENZIE | PHOTOGRAPHER

Lindsay Mackenzie (b.1984, Canada) is a freelance photo and multimedia journalist from Vancouver, Canada, currently based between Tunisia and rural Catalonia. After completing a BA in Geography in 2005 she received a Watson Fellowship — a one-year grant for independent study and travel. Lindsay completed an MA in Journalism in 2011 and spent the last two years covering the Arab Spring and transitions in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen. She works regularly for The National and has also had work published in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Globe and Mail, El Pais and elsewhere. In 2012 Lindsay was named a Emerging Photographer by the Magenta Foundation and received an honorable mention in the General News category from the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC). Lindsay currently contributes to Milan-based LUZ photo.























All images © Lindsay Mackenzie / LUZphoto


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venerdì 17 aprile 2015

JOHN TOPHAM | PHOTOGRAPHER

“Topham belongs right in the centre of a long tradition in British photography, a documentary tradition that combined a certain hard-headed practicality with the depiction of a broad spectrum of contemporary reality. Topham was unusually concerned with documenting certain aspects of British experience (both urban and rural workers, for instance) and the fact that he was able to do so while remaining commercially viable says a lot about how the market has changed.”
Rob Powell, British Journal of Photography


John Topham’s legacy, the founding collection of TopFoto image library, is over 120,000 negatives of superb social history capturing the disappearance of rural life as the South East of England began to disappear under a swathe of concrete. The Arts Council of England funded a touring exhibition of his work, Memory Lane, curated by the Impressions Gallery in York, and his work is significant to the Imperial War Museum and the Museum of Rural Life, amongst others. Topham began as a policeman in the East End of London in the 1920s. When he sold his first picture for the equivalent of a week’s wage, he quit the Force and from 1931-1973 he photographed, as he put it, the “little things of life – the way it really was”.


Publications include:
John Topham started many books – but always dropped the manuscripts to race to the next great picture.
In 2009 the Imperial War Museum published Outbreak, with Topham’s picture on the cover which was originally published in Life Magazine and credited as being “the most human picture of the War”.
John Topham worked continually from 1931 to 1973, photographing the ‘little things of life – the way it really was’. His awareness of the great environmental change that was occurring and his passion for rural life placed him in an ideal place to capture a changing Britain using his mastery in the art of photography. 1.topfoto

























All images © John Topham 
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mercoledì 15 aprile 2015

KHALED HASAN | PHOTOGRAPHER

Khaled Hasan is a Bangladeshi freelance photographer, whose work appeared in several daily newspapers in Bangladesh and international Magazines, such as Sunday Times Magazine, American Photo, National Geographic Society, Better Photography, Saudi Aramco World Magazine, Guardian, Telegraph, The Independent and The New Internationalist.

He was awarded the 2008 All Roads Photography Program of National Geographic Society, as well as the Alexia Foundation Student Award (Award of Excellence). He has been recognized with several awards including the Humanity Photo Documentary Award.

Khaled believes in immersion photography, and listens, observes and talks with his subjects over an extended period of time. In
 Death of Dream, he focused on Dhaka's largest old-age home called Boshipuk, and followed the daily lives of the residents for two years.

His photo essay documents the effect of modernization on the traditional structure of Bangla families, and which leads to old ways and values being discarded. Elderly parents are now forced to live out their old age alone, and face living the remaining of their lives in impersonal surroundings.

Via
 globalpost 

Khaled Hasan © All rights reserve


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