David Schonauer

In Focus: AFP Photographer Shah Marai Killed in Kabul Suicide Bombing

BBC   Monday April 30, 2018

AFP’s chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, is among the victims of the suicide bombings in Kabul today, reports the BBC. His death was confirmed by his agency. According to reports, two suicide bombers detonated bombs in Kabul, killing more than 21 people and wounding 27, notes PDN. Marai was killed in the second blast, which targeted journalists who rushed to the scene to report on the first bomb, AFP said on its Twitter feed. Al Jazeera  reports that nine journalists were killed.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Watching: Annie Griffiths on Being a Pioneering Woman Photographer at Nat Geo

By David Schonauer   Monday April 30, 2018

Annie Griffiths came to National Geographic in 1978. She was 25 at the time. She was one of the first women to be hired as a photographer by the magazine, and also the youngest. She'd never been outside of the United States, but she soon found herself traveling around the world, eventually with two children in tow. She went on to found her ...   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Ka-Man Tse Wins Aperture Portfolio Prize

Aperture   Monday April 30, 2018

Ka-Man Tse has been chosen as the winner of the 2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize for her photography series “Narrow Distances,” which explores what Aperture describes as “the intersection of Asian, Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ communities.” Tse receives $3,000 and the opportunity to exhibit in New York; her photography will also be published in Aperture magazine. The runners-up for the prize include  Fabiola Cedillo, Philip Cheung, Dylan Hausthor and Paul Guilmoth, and Eduardo L. Rivera. See Artforum  for more.   Read the full Story >>

Closeup: Who Will Replace Today's Top Fashion Photographers?

WWD   Monday April 30, 2018

With Mario Testino, Bruce Weber and Patrick Demarchelier all out of action because of sexual misconduct charges, a “huge gap has formed as to who brands and magazines can now turn to for their editorial and advertising shoots,” notes Women’s Wear Daily, which has canvassed creative and media executives to get an idea of who will replace them. Many see opportunity for a younger generation of photographers, as well as female ones, including names such as Harley Weir, Zoë Ghertner, Theo Wenner, and Jamie Hawkesworth.   Read the full Story >>

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