Don McCullin: ‘Photojournalism has had it. It’s all gone celebrity’

24 December 2012

“Nobody wants to look at spreads of dying children. They want to see higher heels. It’s all gone celebrity, hasn’t it? Celebrity, looks, fashion. If I see another picture of Gwyneth Paltrow, I think I’ll put my head down the lavatory. Fake tans, Beckhams, Jamie Oliver. I can’t take any more of it. That’s why [...]

Stormbelt by Robert Leslie

24 October 2012
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Towards the end of my first year of business school, I started to think that I might not be able to find a Summer Internship. I remember sitting in my apartment, having a beer, and trying to figure out what I would do if that happened. Despite having not picked up a camera in years, [...]

Bruce Gilden: Gangsters & Tough Guys / Picnic with Sergey

20 May 2012
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“Gangster types – I’m fascinated by them, you know? I don’t judge them, ok? In many ways I find them more ‘pure’ than supposedly honest people. These people are what they are, and they do what they do, you know? And that’s it.” – Bruce Gilden Sunday has kind of become Internet Day around here, [...]

Saturday morning in Leichhardt.

19 May 2012
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I love the photography workshop I’m taking, but getting up at 5am every Saturday is killing me. This week we went to Leichhardt and while I got a photo or two that I was happy with, I wasn’t feeling it quite like I did last week. One thing I’ve noticed is that, sadly, people just [...]

Finding my work.

13 May 2012
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I haven’t written at all about the Magnum Workshop I went to in Fremantle in March. I was meaning to, but then Lucy got sick and there was a ginormous issue at work and life just seemed to derail for awhile. For the first two weeks after I got back I didn’t pick up a [...]