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I round out my week being most proud to have been included in Gabriela Herman's Blogger Series. Gabriela has drawn tons of press and praise, and I'm in exceptionally good company.

Portrait of aCurator, February 2011 © Gabriela Herman




Via Jiri Rezac at Greenpeace International.

In July 2010, Greenpeace-commissioned photographer Lu Guang documented the aftermath of the massive oil spill at the city of Dalian in China. A couple of weeks ago, the dramatic series of pictures he shot during this assignment portraying the death of firefighter Zhang Liang was awarded with the third prize in the Spot News Stories category of the World Press Photo
competition. In this video Lu Guang provides his personal perspective on this tragic event.

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My pal Niels sends news: "Out of more than six thousand contestants, my portrait series is between the finalists for Hasselblad Masters 2010, the most prestigious title that exists for photographers worldwide. As far as I am aware I am the only Dutch (and the only Colombian) photographer that got there. So, please vote"

© Niels Van Iperen


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A short interview with yours truly from SlideShowPro about aCurator photo magazine. SSP is the platform upon which top web designer bigflannel built the mag. With thanks to Todd Dominey.

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Hot off the press! This special edition newspaper from Arkitip features images from the archive of Janette Beckman in a 24-page photo-heavy collectible. Yours for only $7.50.
 
aCurator with preview copy, NYC © Janette Beckman

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Jo Ann Santangelo's feature has been really popular and prompted a lot of positive feedback. Matt Freeman sent over details of his 'Dog Tag Project'.

"The idea for the project came to (me) shortly after my husband and I attended the Equality March in Washington, D.C. in October, 2009. The most moving moment of the entire weekend was a cadence run we participated in, led by Lt. Dan Choi. As I ran through the mall (alongside Dan, other active servicemembers, those discharged under the policy as well as other civilians) past all the war memorials, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, I was struck by the irony that here were a group of people - patriots all - who were fighting for our freedoms, but the very institutions they are fighting for refuse to protect theirs.

If you're interested in participating, donate $25 and receive your own set of Dog Tags with "REPEAL DADT" on one, and information about a military servicemember discharged under DADT or presently fighting discharge on the other.  The dog tags also come with a short bio about the servicemember."

rob_hann_seta1.jpgRob Hann's been working on a lovely project for the last year or so and has just published a Blurb book entitled 'The Child Gone'. The story is of "16 year old Seta and her friends in and around the town of Montclair, New Jersey. Seta added her own artwork and poetry to the project. The result is an extended portrait of Seta - part portrait, part self-portrait." - Rob Hann

I truly admire Seta for being able to express herself like this and being a pretty cool artist already, and Rob of course for engaging with these teenagers and giving us a glimpse of what losing one's childhood looks like these days.

All photos © Rob Hann

Artwork © Seta Morton


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Introducing NPR Photography - Video Produced by John Poole from Redux Pictures on Vimeo.

Great news from our world-conquering pals at Redux.

"Redux Pictures is excited to announce an exclusive syndication agreement between the agency and NPR.

NPR's award-winning multimedia team has created a visual reporting style as distinctive as NPR's sound. Two highly accomplished staff photojournalists, David Gilkey and John Poole, travel the world with NPR correspondents and reporters. Their innovative and inspiring coverage is featured on NPR.org and constantly redefines the 'look' of NPR."

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Monday, November 1, 2010
The Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers

Bids may be placed online for all auction lots starting Monday, October 18, 12:00 noon EST, and ending Monday, November 1, 12:00 noon EST. Absentee bids may be placed via fax at (212) 979-7759, or using the absentee bid form available online until Monday, November 1, 12:00 noon EST. Bids will be entered on behalf of absentee bidders at the event, up to the maximum amount specified on their forms. The highest bids at the close of the live and silent auctions are the winning bids. All proceeds benefit Aperture Foundation.

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Hank Willis Thomas

Aperture_200.jpgCelebrating the 200th edition of Aperture Magazine this month, with two covers available, Cindy Sherman or Clare Strand. It's a brilliant issue featuring Strand's 'The Spot Marks the X', Martin Parr's 'Oscar and his Taxi and 'Five Years After Katrina' with photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick. Buy it, or better yet, go ahead and subscribe now and get a free book.

© Clare Strand from the series 'The Betterment Room - Devices for Measuring Achievement, 2004-5' courtesy of Aperture

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