Yes, it may seem a little early for “Best of Year” round-ups but Reuters has just posted an excellent look back at its favorite photos of 2010.
What we like about this gallery is that along with culling together a diverse group of favorites, the images include extensive captions from the photographers themselves about the circumstances behind the shots. Check out the revealing write-up below from photographer Dylan Martinez on how he made this serendipitous image from the Reuters gallery.
“Never leave home without your camera. Well, luckily on this summer’s day I didn’t. It was late evening and I had a sudden desire for an ice cream. As I strolled to the very nice “gelateria” near my house I could hear the thud of what I think is still called ‘house music.’ My family and I had just returned from holiday that afternoon and were unaware that a music festival was taking place on Clapham Common – a large park some five minutes from home. As I walked to get my ice cream I noticed this couple, obviously in high spirits and blissfully unaware of all around them. I picked up my camera, a quiet unassuming Nikon D700. I pointed, focused and guessed the light. I then bought my ice cream and tried to look for another picture, but it’s hard to shoot with one hand holding a cone.” Nikon D700, lens 50mm, f1.8, 1/60 sec, ISO 1000
Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans, 45, was killed in Sirte, Libya, on October 2 while on assignment for the Belgian magazine Knack and other publications, Al Jazeera reports. His body was taken to Misrata, where a doctor reported that Oerlemans had been shot in the chest by a sniper for ISIS, which has been fighting for... More ›
©Dotan Saguy A former tech entrepreneur now pursuing photography as a second career, Dotan Saguy has gained notice for his project about the vitality, energy and spectacle of Venice Beach. National Geographic, ABC News, and others have published the work online, and Saguy, 46, has been invited to attend both the Missouri Photo Workshop and... More ›
Mary F. Calvert, Kirsten Luce, Katie Orlinsky, Sergey Ponomarev and Jonathan Torgovnik have each won a $10,000 grant from Getty Images through its annual Grants for Editorial Photography program. The program aims to “showcase and support powerful and inspiring photojournalism projects,” says Getty Images, which announced the winners today. Ponomarev, based in Moscow, was recognized for his... More ›