It had been years since Matt Black had assisted him in San Francisco, but when Ed Kashi came across one of Black’s black-and-white images of the recent drought in California’s Central Valley on his Instagram feed last year, he knew what he had to do. Kashi, who had been assigned to cover the drought in the Central Valley for The...
March 22, 2017
Swiss photographer Romain Mader has won the 2017 Foam Paul Huf Award recognizing young photographic talent, the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam announced last week. Mader won the award, which includes a 20,000 Euro (approx. $21,603 US) cash prize and a solo exhibition at Foam, for his series “Ekaterina,” a fictional account of the photographer seeking a bride in an imaginary Ukrainian... More »
March 9, 2017
Dutch portrait photographer Rineke Dijkstra has been named the 2017 Hasselblad Award Winner and will be awarded 1 million Swedish Krona (about $110,540 USD), the Hasselblad Foundation announced today. In a prepared statement, the foundation says Dijkstra’s large-scale portraits and video studies “recall the visual acuity of seventeenth-century Dutch portraiture, offering intimate portrayals of her sitters whilst also suggesting the situated... More »
March 3, 2017
When Democracy Now! drew national media attention last fall to the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Reservation, Minneapolis Star Tribune photographer Richard Tsong-Taatarii jumped on the story. The Democracy Now! video showed private security guards pepper spraying protesters and threatening them with dogs. “It reminded me of the civil rights movement. I wanted to go... More »