County fair time is my favorite, both for attending and for all the great photo opportunities. Keep ’em coming. Save the date for September 10, our next happy hour, which will be a fire sale of prints leftover from 10 years of Exposed DC photography shows, held at the Leica Store.
No doubt you’ve heard the tragic news about the Roanoke, Virginia CBS reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman, videographer, and photographer Adam Ward, who were shot to death by a disgruntled former station employee on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, police forced BBC reporters to delete footage and threatened to confiscate their cameras as they covered the Virginia shootings.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Carlos Barria used the prints of photos he took in 2005 to find the same locations he documented at the time. Barria overlaid the prints to contrast the inundated New Orleans then with the city today.
- The Baltimore Sun put together a great photo set about the Cotopaxi eruption in Ecuador.
- Stunning images of athletes in motion at this year’s IAAF World Championships competition in Beijing.
- CNNMoney has published Mary Ellen Mark’s last assignment, Picture This: New Orleans, before she died last May.
- Rudi Meisel was one of the very few West German photographers allowed to cross the Berlin Wall into East Germany. Despite the best efforts of censors, he captured authentic street life in the GDR. A new exhibition reveals that East and West Germans weren’t so different after all.
- As Gustavo Jononovich documented, the bounty of natural resources in Latin America can sustain a community, but also destroy it through pollution and overdevelopment.
- Time Magazine pontificates on The Next Revolution in Photography.
- Diverting your attention from Mei Xiang’s mixed news this week, it turns out baby pandas get even cuter when you put them in baskets.