When photo-festival-goers descend on Charlottesville, VA, on June 9 for the third edition of LOOK3—billed as a gathering of “peace, love and photography”—they will be treated to a broader look at contemporary photography than the festival previously offered, courtesy of guest curators Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode. The work presented in this year’s festival explores the idea of “home,” with...
May 22, 2017
Documentary photographer Lisa Barnard’s new project, “The Canary & The Hammer,” explores the way that gold—as a metal, chemical element, and symbol of wealth and power—permeates human life. The ongoing project includes investigations into the use of gold nanoparticles in electronics, medical therapy, microscopy and other applications; gold as a driver of exploration and empire expansion; and gold as a... More »
May 19, 2017
Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg has been awarded the 2017 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for her 22-year project, Imperial Courts, which documents a predominantly African-American community in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. The announcement was made last night at The Photographer’s Gallery, London. The prize honors photographers who have made outstanding contributions to the medium in the previous year.... More »
May 19, 2017
Photojournalist Stanley Greene, whose coverage of war and social upheaval spanned the fall of the Berlin Wall, the war in Chechnya and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, died May 19 in Paris. He was 68. NOOR Images, the cooperative he co-founded, did not provide the cause of death, but Greene had been diagnosed with hepatitis C nearly a decade ago,... More »