Identity Now, and the idea is to gather imagery from a diverse cross-section of photographers around the world--artists, commercial photographers, photojournalists...all those traditional genres that often don't mean much in today's world. Any photographer can enter; submitted work will be viewed by a selection committee made up of editors, designers, and artists from throughout the photography world, and the best work—judged "solely on photographic merit"—will be published in a book available online and in bookstores. Now, I should note that I'm part of the selection committee, but I'm in great company, as you can see, and I'm really excited about this. This is an area of photography that I am fascinated by, and I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of work. Pass on the word.
2. Closeup of a Deadly Come
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3.Brit Photog Under Fire
Famed photojournalist David Hume Kennerly, who was President Gerald Ford's official White House photographer, put out word on Facebook yesterday that he'd been interviewed by a British newspaper about an unfolding controversy...It seems that the personal photographer of Prime Minister David Cameron, who has been slashing public spending, is on the public payroll. The flap sounds silly to me—the photographer, Andrew Parsons, who was a former Conservative Party employee, probably isn't a budget buster. And, as Kennerly points out, official photographers document history, so the case can be made that they have a legitimate role to play. But it certainly opened up Cameron, who has called for Brits to make "hard choices," to criticism from political foes. Labor leader Ed Miliband rather deliciously mocked Cameron in Parliament: "There's good news for the Prime Minister—apparently [Parsons] does a nice line in airbrushing."
4. Photo of the Week, So Far
|Cingino Dam, by Adriano Migliorati/Caters News|