Posts Tagged 'Joao Silva'

Photography Link Roundup

Photo: Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez, U.S. Air Force/DoD 

•  These dogs are a lot tougher than you: a photo essay on the military’s best friend. [Foreign Policy]

•  AP and Reuters are not covering Fox News’ Republican presidential primary debate tonight because the organizers are not allowing photography during the event. [Politico]

•  Bill Keller on Joao Silva and war photographers. [New York Times Magazine]

•  Deconstructing that now-famous photo of the Situation Room. [WWD and Washington Post]

•  “How We Hire Photographers” from a New York magazine editor. [PhotoShelter]

Photography Link Roundup

Photo: Larry Luckham

•  Larry Luckham catalogs photos from all the periods in his life on his personal web site, and he’s got a great set from his time at Bell Labs in the late 60s. Two words: mutton chops. [ via Lost at E Minor]

•  NPR and Pictory magazine are collaborating to find “local legends” across the country. Submit a photo of your own on Pictory’s site here. [NPR]

•  Someone stole Jason Lee’s Polaroid of Dennis Hopper at the This Los Angeles show last weekend and they desperately want it back. C’mon scumbag, do the right thing. [Pix Feed LA]

•  Longtime photojournalist Jim Pickerell writes an open letter to a student on pursuing photography as a career, and it’s kind of bleak but also kind of helpful. [Black Star Rising]

•  Joao Silva, the New York Times photographer who lost his legs in a mine blast in Afghanistan last October, walks. [Lens]

Photographing the Front Lines

On the heels of back-to-back A1 photos in the New York Times, The Columbia Journalism Review has an interview with freelance conflict photographer Moises Saman. Along with explaining how he got the shots that ran with stories on the WikiLeaks documents, Saman had a lot to say about his good friend and colleague João Silva, who lost both legs to a landmine in Afghanistan last weekend.

But when something like this happens there are many questions that go through your mind. You try to reconcile that sense of loyalty to a story—the reason you got into the business in the first place. You have to keep focused and continue to do your job. I still feel strongly that it’s very important to have independent journalism, especially from conflict zones.

On a side note, Foreign Policy has a gallery of Silva’s war zone work here.

Source: CJR

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