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Kandahar Journals Showing in Athens

As part of our McGill Symposium on Wednesday, October 5, we will be showing Louie Palu’s documentary on his time in Afghanistan here at the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Kandahar Journals looks at his time covering the war and its effects on his psychological transformation.

Doors will open at 7:30 and we will start at 8 a.m. in Studio 100 of the Grady College building. Free parking is available in the N09 and N08 lots at the corner of Hooper Street and East Campus Drive. To enter the building, use the entrance next to the exterior stairs on the Sanford Drive side of the building.

No admission charge and Mr. Palu will do a Q&A after the showing.

One Little Hammer

This short video of Randy Olson talking about his work … whoa.

Especially this line:

If I don’t go somewhere and find something that’s unexpected, then I’m not doing my job. If you can Google what I’m finding out, then everybody already knows about it.

One Little Hammer: Randy Olson from Blue Chalk on Vimeo.

Photographing Fashion

Nice behind the scenes look at what it’s like to cover the London Fashion Week over at CNN. Not quite as fun as it might seem.

Image Theft for Political Gain

Let the copyright violation season begin – though usually it’s not the high level candidates who do this.

We Have Lost Marc Riboud

After a 60 year career, Marc Riboud passed in Paris on Tuesday at 93. A protege of Henri Cartier-Bresson, his quiet images of the ordinary within the extraordinary are marked by grace and a graphic elegance.

Hallmark Institute to Close

The Hallmark Institute in Massachusetts is set to close its doors in October. This is the second for-profit professional photography school to shutter in the last month, following the announcement that the Brooks Institute will close soon, too.

The Value of Photo Editors, Olympic Edition

Allen Murabayashi has a nice analysis of image usage out of the Olympics – and why having an experienced photo editor makes a difference.

No ethical issues … this time.

Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar – $50 for Students

Atlpj logo dates 2016 18c2afbeEgads … Nikon has signed on to sponsor student registrations for this year’s Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar – $50 gets you into everything. Both days, all sessions. That’s a crazy good deal.

The seminar is November 11 and 12 this year, get it on your calendar now.

Contracts Matter, Post-Death Avedon Edition

A fascinating piece in The New York Times about a set of prints made by Reudi Hoffman for Ricahrd Avedon’s “In the American West” series. He has 126 large prints he claims were his payment for printing the exhibition, but without documentation he cannot sell them.

One more reason why getting agreements in writing matters.

We’ve lost Bill Cunningham

The New York Times has reported that Bill Cunningham, its beloved fashion photographer, has passed. He was 87.

I am not a person overly concerned with fashion (just ask my wife or students), but I would dip into his work from time to time not so much to see what was trendy but because his approach to documenting fashion focused more on the people and how they used it to represent themselves then on the designers. His version of street photography was engaging and, as his editors said, highly ethical. That’s something to be admired.

“When I’m photographing,” Mr. Cunningham once said, “I look for the personal style with which something is worn — sometimes even how an umbrella is carried or how a coat is held closed. At parties, it’s important to be almost invisible, to catch people when they’re oblivious to the camera — to get the intensity of their speech, the gestures of their hands. I’m interested in capturing a moment with animation and spirit.”

In 2010, a documentary about him was made that he reluctantly appeared in. According to the Times article, he went to its premiere not to be a part of the show, but to document it.