Category Archives: photo journalism

Happy New year & don’t forget Project 12

Well it’s the last day of 2011, and it’s been quite a year for the world. Between earthquakes and tsunami’s, fallen dictators and economic crashes, it has been, as they say, interesting times. One of the biggest shocks in the photojournalism world was the death of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, a very sad loss.

But the world keeps turning, so here’s to 2012, and wishing you all the best and a very happy New Year.

A quick reminder of our December 21st blog post, Project 12: Something old, something new

We’d love if you took part. The rules are simple –

1. Shoot two photos at anytime between Dec 24th and Jan 1st. The photos should say something about the end of 2011, and the begining of 2012. Doesn’t have to be a world scale reflection and projection, can just be something personal too.

2. Use any camera, film, digital, phone, whatever’s easiest for you

3. Post the photos on CorkAP’s Facebook wall – https://www.facebook.com/corkap

I should add one more rule –

4. Rules are guidelines, be creative and break them …

If the camera has gotten dusty over the past week, but you have two photos that meet the spirit of the project, go ahead and post them. It’s just for fun!

Now, need to check the beer situation for tonights festivities …

– Rory

** Adendum. Looks like we can’t create photo albums on the FB page. Therefore just upload the photos one at a time, or create a jpeg with both photos on it, if you are technically minded!!

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The Queen visits Ireland

"A man was detained by riot police during demonstrations in north Dublin. Queen Elizabeth II began a four day state visit to Ireland, the first state visit by a reigning British monarch since Ireland's independence." (c) NyTimes

The media is awash with coverage of the Queen of England’s visit to Ireland. This photograph by Cathal McNaughton / Rueters made the excellent NYTimes lensblog

– Rory

Tim Hetherington & Chris Hondros

Tim Hetherington & Chris Hondros deaths in Libya have been reported widely during the past few days. Both were talented journalists, photographers, film makers and writers. There is nothing I can add really to what has already been said by those who knew the men and their work. May they rest in peace.

Chris Hondros on the NY Times

Tim Hetherington on the NY Times

– Rory

Artist Talk: Steve McCurry at the Gallery of Photography

Steve McCurry

I was in the Gallery of Photography in Dublin last weekend, and got chatting with the lad behind the counter. Couldn’t help noticing that the forthcoming exhibition was of Steve McCurry’s work. Also couldn’t help noticing that Mr. McCurry will be giving an artist talk on March 3rd.

Most people will recognise the 1985 National Geographic cover above – the Afghan Girl image is one of the most famous to come out of the world of photojournalism. Some 17 years later, in  about 2002, a National Geographic team manage to locate the girl, now back in remote Afghanistan.

An education and a pleasure it will be indeed for those of you who manage to get a ticket for this artist talk on March 3rd (if they haven’t gone already – only 200 seats I believe).

Even if you can’t make the talk, the exhibition runs from Feb 17th to April 24th, 2011. It should be one of the highlights of the Irish photographic year

– Rory