Five Photo Stories: Sarfati, Lange, Coury, Berehulak & the Minor White Archive
A quick update to share a few current stories attracting attention in the photo world, here and beyond:
Daniel Berehulak has a phenomenal story in today’s NYT, covering President Duterte’s extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Berehulak wrote and photographed the piece, which makes great use of NYT’s sizeable digital resources.
It’s amazing to see how digital storytelling has advanced since they premiered “Snow Fall” in 2012. The real shocker (if the facts aren’t real enough) is the juxtaposition between Berehulak’s crime scenes and the Google street map views, highlighted with a “View Location” link on each picture.
Atlanta-based photographers Aaron and Cleo Coury have returned from Kenya, where they were at an orphanage, working with the Moment Lens, and those photos can be seen here: Joy Revealed: Photographing Kenyan Orphanages.
In D.C., Tim Chambers put together a great post highlighting Dorothea Lange’s photographs of Manzanar, a Japanese internment camp.
Interspersed with quotes from US Citizens who lived in the camps (George Takei was among them, as a child), it’s an affecting presentation. Chambers’ Anchor Editions is making prints of these public domain Lange photos available, with proceeds to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.
“The next morning, the first morning in Manzanar, when I woke up and saw what Manzanar looked like, I just cried. And then I saw the mountain, the high Sierra Mountain, just like my native country’s mountain, and I just cried, that’s all.”
Minor White’s archive is now up-and-running at the Princeton University Art Museum and has a searchable web interface.
And last but not least, French photographer Lise Safarti photographed voters in Michigan and Pennsylvania who voted for our current President elect, and the story (“Meet the Voters Who Helped Put Donald Trump in the White House “) is nested inside TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” cover issue, where portrait photographer extraordinaire Nadav Kandar photographed Bannon, Priebus, Pence, Conway & DJT.
Kimberly Woodrosky, 53, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
As the daughter of a Teamster and a textile mill worker, Woodrosky always thought of her membership in the Democratic Party “as a birthright.” But the real estate investor says Trump and his promise to bring back jobs changed her mind. “He’s a champion for hard-working people like us,” she says.
Originally published at www.acpinfo.org on December 7, 2016.