New life and old ghosts in Okinawa

| Jun 11, 2016

New life and old ghosts in Okinawa

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I had two images of Okinawa before I visited: One was of a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches; the other, of isolated islands inhabited by strong characters that don’t take any nonsense from the Japanese government or the U.S. military. Arriving at the airport ...

Kyoto's photographic slice of life

Apr 19, 2016

Kyoto's photographic slice of life

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Kyotographie is growing up. The international photography festival, which runs for a month at various stunning venues throughout Kyoto, is in its fourth year. So far there have been no signs of growing pains, even if the Kyotographie team members appear a little exhausted ...

Looking forward through photography

Mar 15, 2016

Looking forward through photography

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The spectacular landscapes left by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami have been used as source material by photographers to an extraordinary degree. Yes, using the words “spectacular” and “landscape” here may seem indecent, but this is one of many difficult issues ...

Annie Leibovitz: Looking at the smaller picture

Mar 1, 2016

Annie Leibovitz: Looking at the smaller picture

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By way of introducing herself at the press preview of her new touring exhibition, “Women: New Portraits,” Annie Leibovitz says, “I love photography so much.” It seems like an oddly disingenuous thing to say for someone who is perhaps the most well-known and accomplished ...

World Press Photo award goes to unpublished image of migrants

Feb 19, 2016

World Press Photo award goes to unpublished image of migrants

A haunting image of migrants passing a baby underneath a razor-wire fence on the Serbian-Hungarian border won the prestigious World Press Photo award for 2015 on Thursday — even though it had never been published. Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson made the moonlit image ...