Innovative photo winners of the PHM grant

On Wednesday the winners of the PHmuseum 2017 Women Photographers Grant were announced. Looking through the grantees, there were some very unique ideas about how to think outside the box for a typical photo essay. Here are a few we wanted to highlight. The Island of the Colorblind by Sanne de Wilde This project is… Continue reading Innovative photo winners of the PHM grant

Ai Weiwei – refugees and the new Odyssey

Ai Weiwei has come to Istanbul. A new exhibit has recently opened at the beautiful Sakip Sabanci Museum. The most interesting part of the exhibit was the section of pottery where, according to the description at the exhibit Ai Weiwei “draws a correlation between the ancient journey undertaken by Odysseus and the recent global refugee… Continue reading Ai Weiwei – refugees and the new Odyssey

Surveying media use in the Middle East

Since the uprisings of the Arab Spring and the resulting spike of social media as a communication tool, media consumption in the Middle East has gone through rapid and unpredictable changes. To keep up with these changes and systematically assess their evolution, Northwestern University in Qatar began an annual survey in 2013 titled Media Use… Continue reading Surveying media use in the Middle East

Watch our Director of Photography receive the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting

Earlier this month Tara Todras-Whitehill, our DOP, received the Online News Association‘s 2017 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting. Diane Foley, honoring her son and representing the James Foley Legacy Foundation along with AP’s Eric Carvin gave amazing introductions, and Tara told a little story about her mom and Libya. She dedicated the award to… Continue reading Watch our Director of Photography receive the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting

More Than a Tragedy: Photographing Resilience in Devastation

Today we are cross-posting an article from Re-Picture, a publication of The Everyday Projects, about photographing resilience in the face of devastation – by Danielle Villasana, a photojournalist and contributor to Re-Picture  In2014 when Boko Haram was at the height of its insurgency in northeastern Nigeria, Fati Abubakar was struggling with the guilt of studying abroad in London while militants gruesomely… Continue reading More Than a Tragedy: Photographing Resilience in Devastation