Our friend and former colleague at The Hartford Courant, Ross Taylor, was named Large-Market Photojournalist of the Year in the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism competition this week. Ross, now a staff photographer for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, is a terrific guy, a caring journalist and one of the hardest working photographers in [...]
Sometimes words, photos and music work together in unplanned ways. The Pat Metheny Group’s tune “Dismantling Utopia,” from their album “Quartet,” came on as I finished reading the New York Times Magazine’s piece on Treece, KS. That town on the Kansas/Oklahoma border was founded nearly 100 years ago for mining lead and zinc. It was dismantled during the [...]
Horst Faas, the German-born Associated Press photojournalist and picture editor, did more than any other visual journalist to shape the world’s view of the Vietnam war, and is largely responsible for how war is depicted in photographs today. As a photographer, he got in close to his subjects and showed the suffering of innocents as [...]
Last Week, Kiwi director Peter Jackson gave a sneak preview of his long-awaited film, The Hobbit. Viewers enjoyed the content of the film. It is, after all, Jackson on Tolkien - the proven combination of blockbuster and bestseller. But audiences were less happy with the look of the filming. Jackson filmed the movie at 48 [...]
Craig Walker, staff photographer at the Denver Post, continues to draw top honors for his 2011 portfolio. Last week, Walker was awarded the Pulitzer Prize – the second of his career – for his powerful picture story documenting Marine veteran Brian Scott Ostrom’s struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Boulder. Earlier this year Craig was named Photographer [...]
You have to watch this. Legendary Filmmaker Werner Herzog eating his shoe.
Craig Walker, staff photographer at the Denver Post, was named Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition earlier this year. It’s one the highest honors in photojournalism, made even more notable by the fact that every picture in the portfolio was shot in Colorado – Walker’s backyard. The the top [...]