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Cotton Coulson, May 27, 2015

Cotton Coulson, May 27, 2015

Cotton Coulson with his wife Sisse Brimberg on a trip to Italy in 2008

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PHOTOGRAPHER COTTON COULSON DIES IN NORWAY AFTER DIVING ACCIDENT

PHOTOGRAPHER COTTON COULSON DIES IN NORWAY AFTER DIVING ACCIDENT

American photographer and filmmaker Cotton Coulson, 60, formerly of National Geographic and U.S. News & World Report magazines, died last night in Tromsø, Norway, after a scuba diving incident on Sunday that left him unconscious and in a coma. By Donald R. Winslow (original post is here) TROMSØ, NORWAY (May 28, 2015) – American photographer and filmmaker Cotton Coulson, 60, formerly of National Geographic and U.S. News & World Report magazines, died last night in Tromsø, Norway, after a scuba diving incident on Sunday that left him unconscious and in a coma. According to Coulson’s son Calder, who is…

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Fried Award Prize Doubled, Deadline Extended

Fried Award Prize Doubled, Deadline Extended

  The Alfred Fried Award prize amount was just increased to 10,000 euros, and the contest’s deadline was extended to May 24, 2015. Kailash Satyarthi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will give the Keynote Speech at the award ceremony. Gerd Ludwig will be serving on the Jury for the Alfred Fried Photography Award for the second year in a row. The Fried Award is given annually by The Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) in Austria and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI). The award recognizes the world’s best…

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PROOF’s 5th Annual Benefit Auction

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is holding their annual benefit auction on June 11, 2015 from 6-9PM at the Swann Auction Galleries in New York. “Enjoy great photographs, live jazz, specialty hors d’oeuvres, chilled bubbly, and signature cocktails, while bidding on photographs by Ed Kashi, Rick Finkelstein, Bill Jacobson, Harvey Stein and many more. Tickets to the even are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Come out to enjoy this event and support a great cause!

 
  About PROOF: Bringing together photographers, documentarians, academics, and activists, PROOF creates exhibitions, publications, and on-site activities in nations…

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Summer Workshop in Tuscany

 
  This summer, join Ed Kashi (VII) for a workshop “New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling” in Tuscany, Italy! Hosted by TPW, the course will take place August 2-8, 2015. “This workshop will allow you to share your work in an intimate session and learn about the many new ways we can create photographs, tell visual stories, work with mobile photography and develop your personal style and approach for greater satisfaction. And for those professionals who want to grow and develop your work to a new level, for publication on-line and in…

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Summer workshops

  I’m thrilled to be teaching across the country this summer, in Maine,  two in SantaFe and also including a multimedia workshop in New York City for the very first time! See them all with details here on my teaching page. Hope to see you this summer.

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A Quick Lighting Build in Times Square

Ah, the crossroads of the world, Times Square, New York City. Neon blares, thespians tread on venerably historic stages, with fashions, movies, and the cult of celebrity all shining brightly outside. It’s really the only place I’ve been where your shutter speeds at night need to be faster than they are on some days. It’s a whirlygig of lit up pop culture, where in the space of a half a block or so, you can quite literally bump into hundreds of rushing people, and likely hear about a dozen different languages, intermingled with the usual, distinctively gruff New Yorkese. And…

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MULTIMEDIA WEEK: Ed Kashi & Sim Chi Yin

“In this episode of Multimedia Week, David Campbell is in conversation with Ed Kashi and Sim Chi Yin, two well-known photographer’s and filmmakers who are part of VII Photo. They discuss the wide-ranging topic of ethics in visual journalism, including the question of posing, reenactment and staging in stories, and whether there is a difference in standards between photojournalism and video journalism.” Addressing the pressures of producing drama-filled content for media outlets while maintaining journalistic ethics, Ed Kashi states “…a lot of times life isn’t that dramatic…the essence of a story is in those sort of gray…

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Monsoon

Rajasthan, India For months there is no rain, and then there is too much. Half the world’s people survive at the whim of the monsoon. Bihar, India I was eleven years old when I saw a photo essay on the monsoon in India in Life Magazine by Brian Brake, the New Zealand-born Magnum photographer. His work established his reputation as a master color photo essayist. Twenty years later, I proposed a story to National Geographic to photograph the monsoon. Worli, India Bombay/Mumbai, India Porbandar, India Australia Monsoon History by Shirley Geok-lin Lim The air is wet, soaks into mattresses, and…

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