Verve Photo: The New Breed of Documentary Photographers

“Verve: endurance, fire, force, gumption, gusto, intensity, moxie, passion, spunk, stamina, strength, toughness, vigor”.

“Photographer and photo editor Geoffrey Hiller has created Verve Photo to feature photographs and interviews by the finest contemporary image makers today. Verve Photo is a reminder of the power of the still image. Verve Photo will also point you to new photo agencies, publications, and inspiring multimedia projects”.

Tim Hetherington (1970 -2011) and Chris Hondros (1970 -2011)

Very sad news – photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed while covering the conflict, between Libyan rebels and armed forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, in Misrata on April 20th. Photojournalists Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown were injured during the attack. My thoughts go out to their families and friends.

Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.

‘Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.Tim Hetherington (1970 – 2011)

Links:

Remembering Chris Hondros – The Wall Street Journal
Chris Hondros, at work in Libya – LENS NYTimes.com

Parting Glance: Chris Hondros – LENS NYTimes.com

Chris Hondros: A Life Behind the Lens MSNBC
Parting Glance: Tim Hetherington – LENS NYTimes.com

BJP – British Journal of Photography

In Memorium Tim Hetherington The New Yorker

Sebastian Junger remembers Tim Hetherington – Vanity Fair

Tim Hetherington, 40, Killed in Libya – Vanity Fair

Tim Hetherington in Memorium: TIME Lightbox

The Guardian

On The Media: War photographers change their focus – Los Angeles Times
Guy Marin, 27, becomes a veteran – LENS NYTimes.com
Only The Good Die Young – Burn Magazine / David Alan Harvey
Last Picture

12:31 – A photographic series

Bizarre, strange and fascinating: 12:31 – A photographic series by Croix Gagnon & Frank Schott. Images created with data from the Visible Human Project.
www.project1231.com

“Joseph Paul Jernigan (January 31, 1954 – August 5, 1993) was a Texas murderer who was executed by lethal injection at 12:31 a.m. In 1981, Jernigan was sentenced to death for stabbing and shooting 75-year-old Edward Hale, who discovered him stealing a microwave oven. Jernigan spent 12 years in prison before his final plea for clemency was denied. His cadaver was sectioned and photographed for the Visible Human Project at the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center”.

Condition ONE

Condition ONE is a mobile media technology company developing the tools and platform to combine filmmaking, photojournalism and mobile devices to pioneer powerful immersive experiences.

Danfung Dennis’ thoughts via DSLR News Shooter

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