Posts Tagged ‘Photojournalist’

PHOTOJOURNALISM NOW by Alison Stieven -Taylor

In Photography News on April 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Friend and colleague Alison Stieven-Taylor has a new blog – PHOTOJOURNALISM NOW
Engaging reads in symphony with astute analysis and commentary on photography.
For a insiders view on the future of photography: read here

Rennie Ellis | This is the show

In Photography News on February 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Something tells me this will be an amazing show and not to be missed.


Drowning In Their Own Hubris?

In Ethics on January 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I agree with much of what Greene says in this interview with  PHOTO RAW  but I think his vitriol about some forms of digital technology is rather extreme. Does using film, digital or even apps (clearly my personal bias is B+W film) in post production really matter? With post production and using apps, the norm is that if the image (if used within a journalism context) is manipulated to a point of altering the content/composition then this needs to be stated clearly in the credit e.g. Photo Illustration by….

Cameras are just tools, it is about a photographers vision – is it not?  Whether a photographer uses a disposable camera (yes, you can still buy them) or a state of the art high-end digital camera is not the issue.

There is enough room in the world for shooting on an iPhone or on a 10×8 Polaroid camera or any other camera you can dream up. Such is the richness and diversity of photography. Genre fascists reduce the world we work in – creatively.

The ugly argument going on in most of this FB dialogue (read it if you are game) is negative and unconstructive.

Are the participants (apart from the few who have made reasonable comments ) in this FB dialogue drowning in their own hubris?

Do they have a one dimensional view of photography and themselves?

Whatever happened to the notion that photography is about the subject, social issues and story telling?



In Ethics, Photography News on December 3, 2011 at 7:01 AM

Sadly, The Jack Picone and Stephen Dupont Documentary Workshops site has been ‘Hacked’.

A raft of marketing material that has nothing to do with the workshops is being posted there.

We are working on returning the site to its previous state.





Visual Cliché

In Random Moments on October 29, 2011 at 7:14 AM

                                                                                                © Photograph at Lunar Park, Sydney by Jack Picone

Mostly, I don’t subscribe to photographers taking pictures of themselves in mirrors. It always strikes me as a bit of a Cliché . I make an exception in this case because this image has a certain, joie de vivre about it and also because in this picture are two of  my long time friends and two of Australia’s most accomplished and renowned photojournalists, Stephen Dupont (above me) and David dare Parker (standing at right). It was taken sometime in the late nineties at Sydney’s Lunar Park.


In Random Moments on October 18, 2011 at 1:06 AM

Day Turns To Night. Saturday 15th October 4:16 PM

Storm, Sufers Paradise © Photograph by Jack Picone

Gold Coast Daily Summaries

Date Min to 9am Anomaly Max from 9am Anomaly Rain to 9am
°C °C °C °C mm
Sat 01/10/2011 12.4 -4.7 27.4 +1.9 0.0
Sun 02/10/2011 11.8 -5.3 23.2 -2.3 0.0
Mon 03/10/2011 14.0 -3.1 23.3 -2.2 0.0
Tue 04/10/2011 12.9 -4.2 22.9 -2.6 0.0
Wed 05/10/2011 12.2 -4.9 21.9 -3.6 0.0
Thu 06/10/2011 15.0 -2.1 20.8 -4.7 2.6
Fri 07/10/2011 15.3 -1.8 25.0 -0.5 1.8
Sat 08/10/2011 16.0 -1.1 22.6 -2.9 5.0


In Street Photography, Workshop News on September 8, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Workshop participant Cim Sears has the work she authored during the Kathmandu workshop published in Nepal’s Republica. Please view Cim’s images and story on education in Nepal here.

Meditation On The Death Of A Hero

In Photography News on June 3, 2011 at 4:21 AM

An insightful, thought-provoking and beautifully written piece on conflict photography by  Melanie Light. It centres around the recent demise of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros both killed while covering the ongoing political turmoil in Libya.

Curiously enough, I had just had a conversation with a very talented young multimedia journalist who is being seduced by the powerful current that is war photography. I was imparting to him the acute danger associated with covering conflict and asking him to question the true worth of it, to himself, family and friends.

My animated and at times passionate delivery to him, heavily laden with reasons why not to go down this particular path, felt somewhat hypocritical as it left my lips.

Sadly, I could see my rhetoric was not reaching its mark.


“Restrepo” director Tim Hetherington killed in Libya

In Photography News on April 20, 2011 at 11:26 PM

I have just received the sad and shocking news that Tim Hetherington has been killed on assignment in Libya.

Tim was working with Chris Hondros when they took mortar fire on Tripoli Street, the main thoroughfare leading into the center of Misrata.

It is now confirmed that Chris has died as well.

Tim was a friend and colleague.

Rest in peace Tim and Chris.

Please view the Reuters account of this tragic event.


Fish and Chips

In Random Moments on April 18, 2011 at 9:13 AM

Get a job! Buy your own Fish and Chips! © Photograph by Jack Picone