In her series “Love Ever After,” photographer Lauren Fleishman shows New York couples who have been married for more than 50 years, photographed in their own homes. “This project is intended as a photographic series of love letters,” says Fleishman, who includes the words of her subjects with each photo. Images from the series are on view at the central branch of The Brooklyn Public Library in Brooklyn, NY through April 9. More of Fleishman’s images can be seen at www.laurenfleishman.com.
Some incredible insight into what makes a newspaper photograph and what they generally aren’t.
But you are, as a newspaper photographer, in charge of what happens when you raise the camera. When you’re on assignment, you can be free to explore your potential as a photographer - especially once you meet the generally minimal needs of the paper. I say that the newspaper’s needs are minimal because the editors typically send you out to solve a problem, to satisfy a need to connect an image to a story. What kind of image isn’t so important as long as what it depicts refers to the lead of the story. (This is true in the majority of newspapers but not all of them, of course.)
While that minimal expectation can be frustrating, it can also be freeing because once you’ve met the needs of the paper, you can find interesting images in almost any situation - or not, depending on your attitude and abilities. Attitudes are easy to change - if you want to - and ability can be developed, in some but not everyone.
So give yourself a gift. See things you didn’t, go beyond what the assignment sheet says and defeat the bulleted points above. For yourself.
I don’t want to sound crass, nor do I want to minimize the implications the recent events in Egypt may have for the United States and Israel, but I have grown weary of American and Israeli pundits overlooking these remarkable events with concerns over America’s and Israel’s purported “best interests.”
These are my sentiments EXACTLY. Granted, I only wish I could have written this myself, but I didn’t. This is not about anyone other than the Egyptian people. You should read this now and then send it to your friends. I’m not even sure which part to quote, so I’ll just start from the beginning and leave the rest for you.
Let’s make one thing clear—this is an Egyptian revolution, not an American revolution nor an Israeli revolution. This revolution should be about what is in the best interest of 80 million Egyptians, not what is in the best interest of 7.5 million Israelis or 300 million Americans.
Photojournalist Ron Haviv arrived in Egypt on Monday to photograph the unrest as anti-government protesters demanded the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Haviv describes how the situation in Egypt compares to other conflicts and unrest he’s photographed for years around the world. Watch the Skype interview below to hear how the unrest in Cairo compares to the fall of the Berlin wall or uprisings in Somalia.