David Burnett, 100 Photographs for The Freedom of The Press, the new album from Reporters Without Borders (released December 9th, 2010) presents images from the past 40 years of Burnett’s prolific career. Edited and arranged in reverse chronology by Robert Pledge, co-founder of Contact Press Images with Burnett, the album showcases Burnett’s far ranging curiosity in both subject matter and photographic technique. The album begins with a preface taken from a discussion about photojournalism and Burnett’s work between Pledge, Burnett and their mutual colleague and friend, the photographer Raymond Depardon.
“These photographs, taken over a forty-year period, parallel in many ways the challenges which the field of journalism itself, is facing. In the world of 2010, it is possible that some of these photographs might never have been made. Yet the need to show, to report accurately, without fear or favor, to illuminate and enlighten remains the essential task of journalism generally, and photojournalism in particular. I’m gratified to be able to share these 100 photographs, and hope that in some small way they may further the ongoing quest for a free and healthy press”. – David Burnett, December 2010
Juliana Beasley and Sean Hemmerle are among the eight photographers whose work is presented in the group show This Time in America: Part I at Gallery I/D, Miami, Florida. The exhibition curated by Giselle DeVera and Brenda Ann Kenneally runs concurrently with the Art Basel art show in Miami Beach. Beasley presents a selection from her project The Last Stop: Rockaway Park about residents of Rockaway Park in Queens, New York. Hemmerle presents a selection from Some Americans, portraits of people he has encountered during his travels through the USA in recent years. The exhibition is on display from December 2, 2010 – January 15, 2011
The Australian Centre for Photography is presenting Afghanistan: The Perils of Freedom 1993-2009 a retrospective of Stephen Dupont‘s over 15 years of work in the beleaguered nation. Describing the work Dupont states “Over the past 15 years I have been documenting the human condition of war and the ever-changing face of Afghan society: from the battlefields, to the graves, refugees, child labor and the rise of the Taliban. The life of Afghanistan’s national hero Ahmed Shah Massoud; to the current US-led War on Terror and a spiraling narcotic’s disaster.” A recent extended interview with Dupont about the exhibition can be read here. The exhibition is on display from October 15 – November 20, 2010.
A selection of this work was also presented as an exhibition at the 2010 Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France.
After it’s original presentation at The Imperial War Museum North the Don McCullin exhibition Shaped by War is presented at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, UK. This is the largest ever exhibition of McCullin’s work to be presented in the UK. The exhibition presents over a hundred prints that range from McCullin’s earliest work in London, his over four decades of covering conflict around the globe, to his most recent works of landscape. The show also includes personal memorable from McCullin’s career.
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On view at the Victoria Art Gallery from September 11 to November 21, 2010. After Bath the show will be presented in 2011 at the Imperial War Museum, London. A catalog published in conjunction with the exhibition is available: Don McCullin: Shaped by War (Jonathan Cape, 2010.)
Windows of the Soul: My Journey in the Muslim World by Alexandra Avakian will be on display at the Gulf+Western Gallery of the Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. The exhibition is based on Avakian’s book of the same name published by Focal Point / National Geographic. The exhibition and book are based on her over 20 years of work covering global events for publications such as National Geographic, Time, LIFE, and The New York Times Magazine.
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On view from September 7 through October 9, 2010. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the building.
The Fondation Gilles Caron along with Galerie Thierry Marlat present Icônes a selection of some of the most iconic images by the legendary French photojournalist Gilles Caron. The images are selected from Caron’s seminal work covering international conflicts in the late 1960′s as well as many of the major cultural and political figures of that era. A sample of the images is presented above. On view from September 9 to October 16, 2010, Galerie Thierry Marlat, 2 Rue de Jarente, Paris, France.