World War I was notable for being the first major war documented with motion pictures, but still photography still played an important role.
Brooks was the only professional photographer at the Battle of the Somme and chronicled battles in many theaters. But unlike much conflict photography today, Brooks wasn’t engaged in straight documentary work–his images were often used by the UK government for propaganda purposes and many of the more gruesome elements of the conflict were hidden from view, at least initially. But Brooks was a prodigious shooter and, as the war dragged on, did record many of its mud-and-blood-soaked horrors.
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Photojournalist Natalie Keyssar discusses how women (and photographers of color) are denied the same opportunities as white men in the photo industry, and why that needs to change. “It robs everyone, including white men, of the ability to understand other perspectives. In such a terribly polarized country as we’re in today, lack of empathy... More ›
Photographer Minzayar Oo, who was reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh on assignment for GEO magazine, was detained with his assistant Hkun Lat on September 7, according to Oo’s agency, Panos Pictures. The two men have been accused of espionage. Police say the journalists entered the country on tourist visas rather than journalist visas, and... More ›
After five months of planning, Diversify Photo today launched a database of 340 photographers of color from around the U.S. Brent Lewis, senior photo editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated, told PDN in May that he and independent photo editor Andrea Wise had begun compiling the database to show photo editors, art buyers and other creatives... More ›