Archive for December 2013

Spanish Photographer and Reporter Abducted by Al-Qaeda Affliliate in Syria

Posted by on Tuesday December 10, 2013 | Photojournalism

Freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova and reporter Javier Espinosa of El Mundo were abducted in Syria on September 16, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The families of the journalists made the news of their capture public today. According to CPJ, they were abducted at gunpoint at a checkpoint near tal-Abyad in northern Syria... More

Photogs Richard Mosse and Zanele Muholi Named Top “Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy

Posted by on Monday December 9, 2013 | Fine Art, Media

Two photographers, Richard Mosse and Zanele Muholi, made Foreign Policy (FP) magazine’s list of “The Leading Global Thinkers of 2013.” The list of 100 people Foreign Policy chose to single out in its hefty digital feature includes Edward Snowden, John Kerry, Elon Musk, The Pope, Rand Paul, scientists, innovators, politicians and artists. FP cited Mosse... More

The Pleasure—and Challenges—of Photographing Nelson Mandela

Posted by on Thursday December 5, 2013 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Nelson Mandela, the legendary African National Congress leader and former South African president, was a symbol of hope, justice and human rights to people around the world. South African photographers who saw him up close over the years—both before his international fame and afterwards—recall a man who was every bit as charismatic, gracious, and good... More

What Does Robert Capa’s “Close Enough” Rule Mean Today?

Posted by on Wednesday December 4, 2013 | Photojournalism

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough,” Robert Capa famously said. But was he right? To celebrate the 100th birthday of Robert Capa and the upcoming show “Capa in Color” at the International Center of Photography, Magnum Photos has been asking photographers to reflect on the great photojournalist’s legacy—and his famous adage—... More