Thursday, April 26, 2007

Canadian Photog News

Don Weber is a recipient of one of the 07 Guggenheim Fellowships for Photography. Don has been working in the Ukraine for stretches of time for the past few years documenting the harsh world faced by so many in the Ukraine. The fellowship will allow him to go deeper with his study, documenting the 'Underclass And Its Bosses' in both the Ukraine and Russia.
In 2006, Don received a World Press Photo Award, plus along with writer Larry Frolick, he shared the Lange-Taylor Documentary Prize.
Receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship is an important validation, showing faith in the potential of the project. The funds offer a financial freedom seldom offered for documentary projects.

Barbara Davidson is moving to work at the Los Angeles Times this June. She has been working at the Dallas Morning News where her work has been honoured with the POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 2006 and a shared Pulitzer with her colleauges at the paper for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Photography Festival

The Festival is a not for profit celebration of photography – created by photographers. With a program of exhibitions, workshops, interviews, outdoor screenings, and special events, the Festival will attract professional and amateur photographers from around the world to Charlottesville's (Virginia) picturesque historic downtown.
Definitely worth a check.

CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival

CONTACT Toronto's month-long annual festival of photography begins May 1.
Couple of dates of note....May 4/5 - Free Lectures with Magnum photographers including Jim Goldberg, Elie Reed and Susan Meiselas.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


World Press Photo of the Year 2006
Spencer Platt, USA, Getty Images
Young Lebanese drive through devastated neighborhood of South Beirut,
15 August

View thumbnails of winning images - click on Winners Gallery 2007

The exhibition will be returning to Toronto for the 6th consecutive year this October in the beautiful Allen Lambert Galleria in BCE Place.

Look for 07 exhibition and event details to be posted on the Toronto exhibition website in the coming months.

There has been some controversy re Spencer Platt's Photo of the Year....
Some saw the image as a symbol of how war affects rich and poor, while others saw the subjects as callously indifferent to the mayhem around them. (from PDN article)
Both PDN and Speigel Online have articles.