This N' That: A Weekly Roundup of Photographic News
The renowned, World Press Photo winning Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam has been granted bail after spending over a 100 days in jail for speaking out against the Bangladesh government. The photographer had given an interview to Al Jazeera on his coverage on the wave of student protests that had been occurring and cited political corruption as a cause.
The 63-year-old photographer faces up to 14 years in prison for his actions and has a history of facing off against his government. His most recent exhibition Crossfire was widely acclaimed but shortly shut down by Bangladeshi police forces.
If you’d like to help Shahidul Alam, click the link here to email your support demanding his release.
PHMUSEUM 2018 WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS GRANT SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
The PHMuseum Women Photographer Grant, now in its second year is making strides to recognize talented photographers who are also women. Judged this year by a prestigious panel including Magnum photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti and The Photographers’ Gallery senior curator Karen McQuaid, the Grant has two main sections – The Women Photographer Grant and the New Generation Prize for those under 30 years of age.
Out of the 30 Women on the shortlist, including Diana Markosian, Laura Pannack, Alice Mann, and Anna Boyiazis, 3 will receive prizes. The winner in the main category gets £5000, second place £2000, and third place £1000; in addition, all three will be published in YET Magazine and see their work projected at Photo Vogue Festival. The New Generation Prize winner receives £2000, a mentorship with Magnum Photos’ Global Business Development Director Fiona Rogers, a nomination for World Press Photo’s 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass, as well as publication in YET Magazine, and a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2018.
The winners will be announced on December 4. To look at all of the work on the shortlist, check here.
Vivian Maier: In Color
The color work of street photographer Vivian Maier is the subject of a new exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery which opened November 14, 2018, and will run through January 5, 2019. Many of the photographs are on view for the first time, deepening the understanding of Maier’s work and her keen sense of observation. Dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, Vivian Maier: The Color Work captures the street life of Chicago and New York and includes a number of her self-portraits. The opening reception was held on November 14 and Musée’s coverage of the event can be viewed here.
The exhibition coincides with the publication of Vivian Maier: The Color Work the first book devoted to her color images. With a foreword by renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz, the book was created in partnership with Howard Greenberg Gallery.
Photo Vogue Celebrates Diversity
The #EmbraceDiversity exhibition was underway at the Photo Vogue Festival in Milan this past weekend. The exhibition sought to embrace and increase understanding of various cultures that are often stereotyped, highlighting a wide range of photographers to combat the increasing demand of specificities.
The exhibition featured 26 different photographers and all of their work can be seen here.