Adam Ferguson—National Geographic

PJL: May 2014 (Part 2)

May 19, 2014

Features and Essays

Adam Ferguson—National Geographic 

Adam Ferguson: The Dogs of War | Basic Training (National Geographic) Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth | From the National Geographic magazine's June 2014 issue

Andrew Moore: Hallowed Ground (New York Times) N ational September 11 Memorial Museum

Vincent Fournier: 9/11 Museum (Wired)

Christopher Griffith: 9/11 Museum (New York Magazine)

Krisanne JohnsonKrisanne Johnson for The New Yorker 

Krisanne Johnson: Picture Me Tomorrow (New Yorker) The faces of a Newark School

Ami Vitale: Growing Up in Big Sky Country (PROOF) Growing up in Montana

Matt Eich: A Day at the Derby (The New Yorker's Photo Booth) Kentucky Derby

Andrew Burton: Aging California Prisoners (Wall Street Journal Photo Journal) The California Department of Corrections is taking steps to alleviate the aches and pains of prison life for the elderly, who make up the fa stest-growing segment of the incarcerated population in the United States. Burton documented the daily lives and struggles of aging prisoners at a variety of state prison systems in California

Yvonne Albinowski: Sights from America's 'loneliest road' (CNN Photo blog) Albinowski took an ambitious photographic journey across the Nevada portion of U.S. Route 50 — or as Life magazine once dubbed it, “the loneliest road in America.” She discovered, however, that most of the towns along the road “didn’t really feel all that lonely.”

Todd Heisler: Joined by a Border (New York Times) Laredo, Tex., along the Mexican border, where Interstate 35 begins its path, faces extreme challenges to meld two cultures, an evolution occurring nationwide

Michael Robinson Chavez: Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband (Los Angeles Times)

Meridith Kohut: Mysterious Illness in a Sugar Cane Heartland (New York Times) Deadly illness in Nicaragua baffles experts

Sebastián Liste—Reportage by Getty Images for Al Jazeera America 

Sebastian Liste: World Cup Showdown in Rio (Al Jazeera America) Brazil's pacification police have driven the gangs in Maré favela underground — for now

Thomas Lekfeldt: Brazil : Life in the favela of Rocinha 2014 (Agence Vu) Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil. According to an official census around 70,000 people live in the favela, but unofficial estimates are as high as 200 or 300,000

Natalie Keyssar: Protesters Keep Up the Pressure in Venezuela (Wall Street Journal) San Cristobal demonstrators keep vigil as the nationwide protests that roiled the country earlier this year die down

Lynsey Addario for The New York TimesLynsey Addario for The New York Times 

Lynsey Addario: The Dead and Those Left in South Sudan (New York Times) U.N. report documents atrocities by both sides in South Sudan war

Mustafah Abdulaziz: Women in Ethiopia struggle to survive without water (MSNBC) In the Konso Region of southern Ethiopia, the struggle for clean, safe water is a daily reality for women and young girls

Muhammed Elshamy—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images 

Mohammed Elshamy: Life inside the ‘Venice of Africa,’ Nigeria’s floating slum (Al Jazeera America) Photographer Mohammed Elshamy documents Makoko, a waterfront slum neighborhood home to thousands in Lagos

Tom Stoddart: Desert Warriors (Reportage by Getty Images) Photos from the t he 6th annual combat-oriented Warrior Competition in Amman, Jordan

Kevin Frayer—Getty Images 

Kevin Frayer: India's Elections (Time.com) Voting in India’s general elections concluded on May 12, five weeks after the first ballots were cast. Some 550 million people—equating to a record turnout of over 66%—voted in what was the biggest exercise in democracy on the planet | Frayer's photos from the Ladakh vote on the National website

Daniel Berehulak: Hopes of a Generation Ride on Indian Vote (New York Times) Also: Indian Leader Aims National With Local Economic Policies

Romi Perbawa: Fearless Riders: The Child Jockeys of Indonesia (LightBox) Indonesian photographer Romi Perbawa has spent four years documenting the child racers of Sumbawa Island in the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia

William Daniels—National Geographic 

William Daniels: Train for the Forgotten (National Geographic) For Siberia’s isolated villagers, the doctor is in the railway car | From National Geographic magazine's June issue | From the National Geographic magazine's June 2014 issue

Sergey Ponomarev: Slovyansk: An Unlikely Flashpoint in Ukraine Crisis (New York Times)

Jerome Sessini—Magnum 

Jerome Sessini: Rebel Vote Turns Deadly In Eastern Ukraine (LightBox) Magnum photographer Jerome Sessini captured the fallout as armed men identified as Ukrainian national guardsmen fired on a crowd gathered at polling location for a sovereignty referendum, deemed illegitimate by the government, in eastern Krasnoarmeisk

Stephan Vanfleteren: Atlantic Wall (Panos Pictures) The Atlantic Wall was a system of defensive structures built by Nazi Germany between 1942 and 1945, stretching over 1,670 miles along the coast from the North of Norway to the border between France and Spain at the Pyrenees. There are still thousands of ruined structures along the Atlantic coast

Kenneth O'Halloran: Ireland’s Abandoned Handball Alleys (New York Times Magazine) A century ago, handball was one of the most beloved sports in Ireland, its typical three-walled alley, or court, a fixture in villages and at crossroads | Related: Interview with the photographer

Reed Young: Italian Dubbers (The New Yorker's Photo Booth) Young developed an interest in the world of the Italian doppiatori. He recently began work on a series of photographs that recreated scenes from iconic American movies, with Italian voice actors standing in for their stateside counterparts

James Rawlings: Architecture of Conflict (Wired Raw File) The fake UK city streets where cops learn riot control

Stuart Franklin: Calais: the final frontier (Financial Times Magazine) As border controls have relaxed across Europe, the cross-Channel port has become the last barrier for economic and political migrants trying to enter Britain illegally

Marco Pavan: Stories of Immigration Told Through Objects Left Behind (Wired Raw File) For years, a small group of residents on the Italian island of Lampedusa have been collecting the items left behind by the thousands of African migrants who land on their shores each year

Lourdes Segade: Surgery helps kids grow taller (CNN Photo blog) The most common cause of dwarfism is a condition called achondroplasia. It is a birth defect that affects bone growth, especially in the arms and legs. Segade followed a child who suffers from the disorder and underwent a painful limb-lengthening procedure to help them become taller


William Daniels—Panos Pictures 

French Journalist Camille Lepage, 26, Dies in Central African Republic (AP Big Story) See also: a 2013 PetaPixel interview with Lepage

AFP photographer Fred Dufour on Camille Lepage and her career cut short (AFP Correspondent)

Bearing Witness, Losing Her Life (New York Times Lens blog) Camille Lepage, a 26-year-old photographer who considered it her duty to delve into stories in often-overlooked places, was killed in the Ce ntral African Republic | Also on LightBox here

John Moore—Getty Images 

Lynsey Addario on Covering War (National Geographic News) The death of a French photojournalist weighs on conflict photographer Lynsey Addario | According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 70 people in my profession were murdered in 2013 "as a direct reprisal" for their work. Of those, nearly a quarter were photographers

Kidnapped, Beaten, and Shot in Syria, Photographer and Writer Manage to Escape (Photo District News Pulse blog)


The Real Story About the Wrong Photos in #BringBackOurGirls (New York Times Lens blog) Photographer Ami Vitale, who worked in Guinea-Bissau to show the dignity and resilience of its people is aghast at how her photographs were used – without her permission – to represent girls kidnapped in Nigeria. | Related interview with Vitale on Public Radio International

Story Behind Daniel Berehulak's Afghanistan Childhood Malnutrition Photos (Photo District News)

Photo booth in Za'atari (The New Yorker's Photo Booth) Late last year, Nina Berman and three other photographers from the NOOR agency travelled to Jordan to set up a photo booth in the middle of the Za’atari refugee camp

Gritty Instagrams of the Biggest Election in the World (Wired Raw File) India's mammoth election captured on Instagram

Robert Capa’s Longest Day (Vanity Fair) Seventy years ago, the great war photographer joined the first slaughterhouse wave of D-day, recording W.W. II’s p ivotal battle in 11 historic images of blur and grit. But that is only a fraction compared with what he shot—and lost

Vivian Maier and the Problem of Difficult Women (New Yorker's Photo Booth)

Marco Longari—AFP/Getty Images 

The girl in the photograph (AFP Correspondent) Marco Longari on a photograph he took in Kenya in 2003 that inspire a UK man to start a clean-water foundation that would raise millions. A decade later, Longari travelled back to Kenya to meet the girl in the picture

“Urbes Mutantes” at the I.C.P. (The New Yorker's Photo Booth) Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944-2013, a new exhibition at the International Center for Photography, focusses on the ways in which political and social turmoil have sculpted urban identity in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and elsewhere in the region | Also on the Lens blog

Italy’s Independence in Postwar Photography (New York Times Lens blog) Mid-Century Postwar Italian Photography is on exhibit at the Keith De Lellis Gallery in Manhattan and will be up until May 17.

Mark Cohen's Street Photography (New York Times Lens blog) Mark Cohen has found that his love of taking up-close of pictures of strangers isn’t always requited | Mark Cohen is on exhibition at Danziger Gallery in Manhattan until June 20


Review: The Seventh Dog by Danny Lyon (Conscientious Magazine)

Peter van Agtmael’s Disco Night Sept 11 (British Journal of Photography) Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael’s work in Iraq, Afghanistan and the US has won countless awards over the past decade but, finds Olivier Laurent, it gains newfound meaning in Disco Night Sept 11, the photographer’s second monograph

‘Moonshine’, by photographer Bertien van Manen (Financial Times Magazine) Images and words from the photographer’s forthcoming book on a poor, rural mining community i n Kentucky

New York Times photographer Josh Haner's invention: the streaming backpack (Capital New York)

Richard Mosse wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014 (Telegraph) The Irish photographer has won £30,000 for his photographs of tragedy in the Congo

Mary Ellen Mark wins Lifetime Achievement Award (Phaidon) George Eastman House, the world’s oldest photography museum, honors the American photographer | Related on the George Eastman House YouTube channel

Prix Pictet Prize: Photographs From the Finalists (Wall Street Journal) 11 finalists from across the globe are up for the prestigious photography prize, which wil l be announced on May 21

Life, Time and Fortune: how Walker Evans mastered magazine photography (Guardian) A new book shows the master at work, and in control of, magazine photoessays on everything from Chicago street life to common tools

Detroit, From Both Sides of the Coin (New York Times Lens blog) Bill Rauhauser spent much of his life taking pictures as a hobby while working as an engineer in Detroit. But those twin tugs gave his work a range and balance few can match

Alexander ChekmenevAlexander Chekmenev 

Strong Arm of the State: Alexander Chekmenev’s Post-Independence Ukraine Passport Photos (LightBox) After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Ukraine had to go through the process of issuing new passports to all of its citizens, roughly 50 million of them. Many of those citizens were shut-ins, elderly and bedridden, and in order to take their passport pictures someone had to go around making house calls with a camera.

Tangled Identities and Allegiances in Ukraine (New York Times Lens blog) Photographer Alexander Chekmenev’s national and ethnic identities have whipsawed during the upheavals since the collapse of the Soviet Union and right through the current crisis

Mishka Henner: a Duchamp for our times (Telegraph) Henner's found photographs have won him a Prix Pictet photography prize nomination

Gueorgui Pinkhassov's best photograph: a rooster in a Tashkent bazaar (Guardian)

Jürgen Schadeberg's best shot: Hans Prignitz's handstand over Hamburg (Guardian)

Featured photographer: Giles Clarke (Verve Photo)

Interviews and Talks

Ashley Gilbertson—VII 

Three of VII: The Life of a Photograph (PROOF) VII photographers—Ashley Gilbertson, Ron Haviv and Gary Knight—on the things that motivate and inspire them

Mary Ellen Mark (The United Nations of Photography)

Vince Musi (TEDx) Musi talks about his animal photography

Ed Kashi On the Trail of a Mysterious Disease in Nicaragua (Open Society Foundations)

Tyler Hicks National Geographic

Photographing War: Tyler Hicks (PROOF) Hicks spoke at the 2014 National Geographic Photography Seminar in January—an annual celebration of photography held at the society’s headquarters in Washington. Hicks discussed his experience documenting conflict in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and most recently, the massacre at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the city he calls home.

Photographer Ismail Ferdous On Documenting the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse (The Aerogram)

Maxim Dondyuk (FotoEvidence)

Zed Nelson (Dazed and Confused) On his Hackney project

Massimo Vitali (Two Way Lens)

Gerhard Steidl (The Talks)

Amy Toensing on Going Outside the Comfort Zone (PROOF)

Sean Gallagher (World Press Photo Academy YouTube) Gallagher talks about his most recent multimedia project 'The Toxic Price of Leather' filmed in Kanpur in northern India

Lucas Foglia (Mossless / Vice)

Paul D'Amato (Mossless / Vice)

Mustafah Abdulaziz (Roads & Kingdom) Abdulaziz on his Water project

Mikko Takkunen is an associate photo editor at TIME.com. Follow him on Twitter @photojournalism.

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