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THE GIRL ON THE POSTCARD

In Photography News on October 9, 2015 at 1:04 PM

The Girl On The Postcard – Al Jazeera Magazine.

Words and Photographs by Jack Picone.

 

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A souvenir stall at Nai Soi village. The diagram shows how the collar bone and rib cage are pushed down by the rings to create the illusion of a long neck.A souvenir stall at Nai Soi village. The diagram shows how the collar bone and rib cage are pushed down by the rings to create the illusion of a long neck.  © Photograph by Jack Picone.

JP-PhD_KAYAN-LR-13This Spanish tourist took the brass ring from a Kayan woman and put it over his head. He thought it was funny and so did his friends. Few tourists who visit the village of Nai Soi really understand that it is in fact a refugee camp they are visiting and that the Kayan people they are photographing, videoing and gawking at are effectively imprisoned. Mae Hong Son, province Thai-Burma border. © Photograph by Jack Picone.

JackPicone_Kayan_Women-LR-1A Kayan woman baths wearing her brass coil. The coil is made of heavy brass weighing around 10lbs it takes significant effort for her to support her neck as she bathes. Nai Soi, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Mae Hong Son, province Thai-Burma border. © Photograph by Jack Picone.

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Reflection of Kayan woman. The small triangular mirror is used by the Kayan woman as they groom themselves. Mae Hong Son, province Thai-Burma border. © Photograph by Jack Picone.Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 6.07.10 PM

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Postscript: For accuracy sake please be aware that Ma Da, the young female subject in my earlier photographs, died in the Nai Soi camp at the age of 22 from a stomach illness caused by the insanitary conditions at the camp. Mae Hong Son, province Thai-Burma border.

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The Controversial Mr Gilden

In Ethics, Street Photography on August 15, 2015 at 5:43 AM
Gilden has always been a controversial figure.
Vice Magazine recently published Gilden’s photoessay titled ‘Two Days in Appalachia’. Controversy followed the publication of Gilden’s photographs and Gilden’s modus operandi is yet again under question.
PhotoShelter’s Allen Murabayashi has published an interesting piece at PhotoShelter Blog that encapsulates all the protagonists involved  in the ongoing controversy.
Gilden’s work has always had an element of  ‘does the end justified the means’?
His work is raw and unforgiving not unlike the man himself.
Roger May’s questions if Gilden has empathy or indeed if that his work has a complete absence of empathy – is a good one. I hear some empathy in Gilden’s rhetoric in the way he speaks about the people people he photographs during the short film linked in the interview. Observing Gilden photographing on the streets of NY, I see him range from zero empathy and peak at a modicum of empathy. At one point he is telling a passing woman to put her scarf on so she won’t get cold then almost in the same breath commenting on another woman’s boots as “fucking ugly”. In part this displayed empathy or lack of it could be attributed to the random task at hand – street photography.
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I think the comments (in the comments section below the Vice interview)​ from r​etired Social Worker Sharon Hurley a native Appalachian are incredibly insightful. They remind us all as photographers about how credible or not our documentation of people can and isn’t once our pictures are published.​ Sharon says, “His work is not reflective of the softness and peacefulness of life but of the harshness. Technically, his work is excellent and evokes reaction. Obviously, he does not care that the images he presents is not representative of an entire community whether it is in Japan, Detriot , London or Appalachia​”​.

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​Back to the video featuring Gilden: Gilden is heard saying that he finds some of his photographs beautiful. Further that if he didn’t photograph these people they would go unnoticed. Indeed, he recounts a conversation with one of the women he has photographed in the most unforgiving way. He says that she says (after he shows her the photograph he made of her) that she thinks he made her look beautiful in the photograph.
So is his work devoid of empathy? As always the question is both complicated and subjective.
And within the preceding context of complexity and subjectivity — personally — I questioned whether Gilden’s photographs leave the people he has photographed with their dignity uncompromised? Of course, dignity is also a complex and highly subjective notion. Though and said objectively most people are innately aware when they have not treated another person with requisite respect.
Interestingly, dignity and empathy are at times interconnected. It could be suggested that it is difficult to leave the people one has photographed with their dignity intact without first showing them empathy.
~JP

Bangkok Weekend Photography Masterclass | Nov. 28th – 30th | 2014

In Workshop News on November 20, 2014 at 7:02 AM

General Overview of Bangkok Masterclass

by Nic Dunlop and Jack Picone

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Documentary photographer Jack Picone will work in tandem with masterclass guest tutor Nic Dunlop , acclaimed photojournalist and filmmaker. Both Nic and Jack will work closely with participants critiquing and editing their authored work.

An introductory get-together and projection will be held on the evening of the 28th (Friday) at, The Jam Factory. Also, on the first evening and just like any working photographer, you will be given an assignment. In this case, the assignment will be a ‘Word’ to interpret as you wish.

The aim is to produce a short photo essay with a striking visual narrative, to be shown on the final evening of the masterclass.

Nic and Jack will be on hand constantly to help navigate any areas of difficulty and discuss all your photographic concerns, hold individual and group sessions to supervise and edit the assignments, and dialogue intensively on topics such as photographic composition, portraiture, basic camera techniques, how to research ideas and tell an original story and how to hone your personal style. The masterclass is very project based as opposed to technically driven and open to all regardless of level of photography. We explore art, travel and traditional social documentary genres.

The masterclass schedule will be challenging, fun and highly rewarding.

Date: November 28th – 30th (Friday evening to Sunday)

Location: The Jam Factory, Bangkok.

Address: 41/1-5 เจริญนคร Khlong San, Bangkok 10600

Phone: 02 861 0950

To Bring: A laptop computer. A digital camera (size and format not important). If you would like to use a cell phone camera – it is okay.

Skill Level: Open to all.

Registration: The Masterclass is strictly limited to 10 participants. Places will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost: $US495.00 Includes all Masterclass sessions. Masterclass cost does not include travel costs to Bangkok and accommodation or travel insurance.

This Masterclass will be particularly popular and will fill fast, so please don’t leave making your full payment to the last minute to avoid disappointment.

For further details and/or to request a registration form please mail Jack Picone: jack@jackpicone.com and Nic Dunlop: nic@nicdunlop.com

 

 

 

 

TEN MUSEUM FINE ART BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS

In Random Moments on October 10, 2014 at 3:51 AM

TEN MUSEUM FINE ART BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS: PRINTED ON FUJICOLOR CRYSTAL ARCHIVE TYPE C PAPER: BOXED AND OPEN EDITION #NEW

Introducing a collectors’ box set of 10 of my favorite photographs for lovers of fine art black-and-white photography. The images are printed on museum-quality paper and presented in a beautiful handmade box crafted from archival materials.

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The images selected from my archive span 25 years of documentary photography on four continents, and have been chosen on the basis of their aesthetic appeal to those passionate about the black-and-white medium.

The box includes:

+ 10 impeccable and beautifully printed museum-quality Type C archival prints. Signed (“en verso” in pencil), dated and embossed, and including a brief description of each individual photograph. Print size is 17 x  11 inches.

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“Nuba Mountains”, Sudan. 1994

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“Golden Horse Monastery”, Thailand. 2006
 
JackPicone-ART-BOX_SET-9     “Kayan Woman”.  Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. 2005

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“Swallows”.  Manado Bay, Sulawesi. 2002
 
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“The Morning After”. Outback New South Wales, Australia. 2001

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“River Crossing”. Rangoon, Burma. 2013
 
 
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“Banks Of The Buriganga River”.  Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2013

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“Inclement Weather”.  Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan. 2013.

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“The Letter”. Sydney, Australia. 1999

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” Riding the Wind”. Zanzibar, Tanzania. 1997

+ Prints are archival quality in detachable cream colored mounts.

+ A certificate of authenticity.

About the Artist

Jack Picone is the recipient of several of photography’s most prestigious international awards. These include the World Press Awards, the U.S. Photographer of The Year Awards (POY), the Mother Jones/IFDP Grant for Social Documentary Photography and a UNESCO Documentary Photography Award. His work has been exhibited in major galleries and venues worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery in Australia and at the prestigious Visa d’Or Reportage Festival in France.

For the past 25 years Picone has covered wars and major social issues in Asia, Africa and Europe. He is a co-founder of Australia’s REPORTAGE photography festival, the founder of Communiqué (a series of documentary photography workshops in Asia) and a member of the collective SOUTH. He completed a PhD in Documentary Photography at Griffith University in Queensland Australia, and lectures in photography at universities in Australia and Hong Kong.

His work is held in collections at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, The Australian War Memorial and The State Library of New South Wales, Australia.

Picone’s training in photography was in using black and white film and mastering traditional darkroom print-making. It is a passion that has never faded thanks to the medium’s unrivalled capacity for both subtlety and drama. As legendary photographer Robert Frank expressed it in 1951: “Black and white are the colours of photography. To me they symbolise the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”

Born in Australia, Picone is currently based in Bangkok.

Print Sales

Boxed Open Edition Fine Art Black and White Prints. Box contains 10 beautiful museum-quality prints priced at:

US$5, 495 (exclusive of shipping).

Contact

With over 30 years of knowledge and experience as a photographer, I am committed to advising and supporting anyone wishing to buy my photographs or develop a photography collection.

Contact Jack Picone on +66894880508 or jack@jackpicone.com

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Hong Kong Panoramas: Boxed Edition Fine Art Black and White Prints

In Photography News on November 29, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Hong Kong Panoramas: Boxed Edition Fine Art Black and White Prints

Jack Picone

The burgeoning international interest in “fine art” traditional black and white photography has been a positive by-product of the revolution in digital technology that has occurred in recent years.

The reasoning of collectors is simple: the ability to produce traditional black and white photography is becoming a rarity, and the genre is being elevated into a more specialised, valuable form of artistic expression. Prudent collectors have gained from the opportunity to purchase unique works of photographic art with a potential financial upside.

These considerations have shaped the thought behind the creation of these exquisite prints. Each beautiful tailor-made box contains seven hand-crafted black and white silver gelatin prints. To ensure the highest possible standards, prints displaying the appropriate mood and quality were individually selected. The rich fibre-based paper adds to the quality and ensures exacting gallery standards.

The photographs were authored between 2005 and 2012 during several visits to Hong Kong by award-winning documentary photographer Jack Picone. They were taken using the legendary Hasselblad X Pan 11 Panoramic film camera which allowed Jack to extend his reputation for capturing nuanced, lyrical images in the finest tradition of the genre.

Each photograph invites interpretation and captures fragments of life in one of the world’s most vibrant, and most vertical, cities. Together they ask the viewer to reflect on the past, present and future of Hong Kong as the cityscape is placed under a sharp focus and reflected through the highest photographic standards.

The hand-crafted and individually signed prints are on archival gallery paper and each measures 24 X 8 inches, inclusive of a two-inch white border. They are presented in a stylish box made of the finest acid free paper and archivally sound materials.

 

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Hand made with the finest archival materials © Photographs by Jack Picone.
 

The Box includes:

+ 7 fastidiously and beautifully hand-crafted limited edition prints. Singed (“en verso” in pencil), dated and inclusive of a brief description of each individual photograph. Print size is 24 X 8 inches.

+ A certificate of authenticity.

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About the Artist

Jack Picone is the recipient of several of photography’s most prestigious international awards. These include the World Press Awards, the U.S. Photographer of The Year Awards (POY), the Mother Jones/IFDP Grant for Social Documentary Photography and a UNESCO Documentary Photography Award. His work has been exhibited in major galleries and venues worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery in Australia and at the prestigious Visa d’Or Reportage Festival in France.

For the past 25 years Picone has covered wars and major social issues in Asia, Africa and Europe. He is a co-founder of Australia’s REPORTAGE photography festival, the founder of Communiqué (a series of documentary photography workshops in Asia) and a member of the collective SOUTH. He recently completed a PhD in Visual Arts at Griffith University in Queensland Australia, and lectures in photography at universities in Australia and Hong Kong.

Picone’s training in photography was in using black and white film and mastering traditional darkroom print-making. It is a passion that has never faded thanks to the medium’s unrivalled capacity for both subtlety and drama. As legendary photographer Robert Frank expressed it in 1951: “Black and white are the colours of photography. To me they symbolise the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”

Born in Australia, Picone is currently based in Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Print Sales

Hong Kong Panoramas: Boxed Edition Fine Art Black and White Prints is limited to 10 box sets containing 7 beautifully hand crafted prints priced at US$10,000 (exclusive of shipping).

Contact

With over 30 years of knowledge and experience as a photographer, I am committed to advising and supporting anyone wishing to buy my photographs or develop a photography collection.

Contact Jack Picone on +66894880508 or jack@jackpicone.com

Documentary Photographer Jack Picone Interviewed In Vice Magazine

In Photography News on August 18, 2013 at 8:02 AM

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 Photograph: Jack Picone at work in Bangkok during Thailand’s political discord in 2010.

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                                  Angolan civil war © Photograph by Jack Picone

Documentary photographer Jack Picone interviewed by Vice Magazine Jack  about working in the short term in conflict zones and working in the long term as a documentary photographer on social issue based subjects. Read the full Q & A here.

Taking FujiFilm’s new X100s out for a walk

In Photography News on June 9, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Jack Picone in Myanmar, shooting with Fujifilm X100S

I have just returned from Burma (Myanmar) recently where I had the opportunity to work with FujiFilm’s new X/100s camera.

You can view a short film here made by the Bangkok based film maker Gerhard Joren.

I do collaborate with Fujifilm on various projects with their cameras.  As an aside to that stated collaboration (after shooting with the x/100 for over a week on the road in Burma) it is clear that FujiFilm have fixed the few glitches that  X/100s predecessor  (the x/100) experienced.

FujiFilm have produced a brilliant, ‘thinking outside of the box’ camera. You can view Gerhard’s Joren’s video and some of the stills I authored with the x/100s  here:

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REPORTAGE FESTIVAL MAY 25 – JUNE 13

In Photography News on February 4, 2013 at 10:29 AM

For those passionate about photography and in or en route to the great land downunder REPORTAGE  festival is simply not to be missed. There is a great local and international contingent of photographers exhibiting their work, outside projections, workshops and much more to be enjoyed.

Visit the REPORTAGE  as further exhibitions, projections and festival events are confirmed and announced!

~ Jack Picone 

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Chobi Mela VII January 25 to February 7, 2013

In Photography News on January 10, 2013 at 3:14 AM

Looks like a great line-up for Shahidul Alam’s Chobi Mela this year. If you are in the region or can make a bee line to get there, I highly recommend it. ~ Jack Picone

Chobi Mela VII

January 25 to February 7, 2013

Introducing the invited artists

Eugene Richards, War is PersonalGraciela Iturbide, NaturataJ. D. Okhai Ojeikere, Headgears Max Pam, Indian Ocean Journals Saori Ninomiya, From That Place, …

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Above photographs © Eugene Richards

 

Fasten Your Seatbelt Kid, It’s Going To Be A Fast Ride

In Random Moments on September 19, 2012 at 5:45 AM

© Panorama on the Fuji X Pan 1 on Hong Kong’s Queen Rd Central by Jack Picone

Word Play: Queens Rd Central Hong Kong – in full flight. Homogeneous mirror – glass monolithic monster phallic buildings. The bold hard exchange of commodities. More. High energy and frenzied. Pervading. Exciting but overwhelming. Brand victims walking. Want. Significant and insignificant. Sharks feeding. What’s next?