The end of another work week and time for another look at what’s been on my radar this week in the world of photography. This is becoming a semi-regular feature here, although I make no promises that it’ll stay that way. Before we get into it, if you haven’t already listened to the interview I conducted earlier this week with Selina Maitreya, you should do so. We talk commitment and how it relates to your photography business ahead of the upcoming 2 day Clarion Call telesummit that you can join for free.
The new issue of F8 magazine has just hit the net. Starting from p29, there’s a 7 page feature with some of my work which I naturally invite you to check out. The magazine itself is packed full of great photography so spend a bit of time browsing it.
The IGVP critique forum has its first photo essay posted for critique. Featuring a series of images from Yves Choquette, it’s ready and waiting for your opinions. If you haven’t already joined IGVP, this is a great time to do so.
Back in September 2010 I talked about photography grants. One of the listed grants was for Burn magazine and their Emerging Photographer Fund. The call has just gone out for 2011 entries so if you’re interested head on over. The grant is awarded by the Magnum Foundation.
Marco Ryan has a post on his personal site outlining his plans to donate any fees and income he generates from a series of workshops throughout 2011 to support Focus For Humanity grants. Workshops are planned for places such as Egypt and Cambodia and feature instructors including Matt Brandon, Gavin Gough and Karl Grobl.
Crowd funding is one potential new method for providing resources to photographic and journalistic endeavors. One recent project that was successfully funded was for Larry Towell and his Crisis in Afghanistan project. I was among 143 people who pledged some funds, and another of the backers, David Campbell, analyzes the process and offers some suggestions for future improvements in this important post. It’s early days yet for this funding model and David’s thoughts make interesting reading.
Finally, to end the round up on a lighthearted note, have a laugh at Shit Photojournalists Like. It’s a relatively new tumblr blog that will brighten your day.
Here’s a bonus extra link that I just saw. Adventure sports photographer Michael Clark has just posted a new video The Art of Motion on his website. Shot on a Red One Digital Cinema Camera, it’s a must-see.
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