in me / the snap of fear / is not a hidden cleft. / why are you / prattling about mandrake? / she proffers amnesia. / i second her…
The objective of Daily life from other places is to take part in a positive way
Producing images is probably the last way in which we can fully express our freedom and individuality in this century. Up until the end of the twentieth century, the West held a monopoly on seeing, i.e. the power of describing and therefore defining the world from a hegemonic point of view…
I have travelled [on a train / a whistling ship a rocket] / I have visited the earth / [a planet full of sawdust just like the moon] / and I divided the animals into species / the way I saw it…
When I look at the twenty photographers which make up this Metropolis edition of PRIVATE, it’s not what makes the cities different from each other that strikes me, in fact I’d say that these big cities are very similar to each other, not in their detail, faces, bodies and scenes, but in the variety of […]
A special issue of PRIVATE dedicated to Panos Pictures, a London-based independent photo agency representing photojournalists worldwide.
Images used in photojournalism today look, to me, like fragments of reality snatched from a complex world which is essentially indescribable. […] Photojournalism today is a heroic thing. It is an old song, a last raised voice.
For those born before television, before sleep became one amongst many options, night was travelled through with caution. Because it was a place where all of the world’s negativity lurked. Night clouded reason and at nightfall the legends of the non-living once again became real, exacting a personal tribute of blood and death. Darkness was […]
VII derives its name from the number of founding photo-journalists who, in September 2001, formed this collectively owned agency. Designed from the outset to be an efficient, technologically enabled distribution hub for some of the world’s finest photojournalism, VII has been responsible for creating and relaying to the world many of the images that define […]
The collection of photographs before you is the stuff of nostalgia. Almost every work affects a spatio-temporal distance. To find the reasons, recall the events of the past two decades, beginning with the Iranian Revolution of 1979, which was a definitive rupture from a if not the past.
The objective of this issue of PRIVATE is China outside the cities, the infinite China of the countryside, and it has the declared intention to give justice to about 900 millions people who live in a huge territory at the borders of the economic miracle. The artists are all Chinese, and among the best contemporary […]
The selected images for this issue of PRIVATE, with their individual style, at times assisted by visual references, demonstrate a common appreciation of the reportage as a genre. They all possess a sincere – and frankly infrequent – ethical sense.
Most photographers think their camera is an extension of their body, an organ and not simply a mechanical tool, to them the tool is a sight enhancer, a third eye. This issue focuses on these photographers…
I believe photojournalists and documentary photographers must advance an opinion in the name of social and political change and that the impact of any picture depends on how forcibly it conveys a photographer’s point of view.