Worth a watch: Missouri Photo Workshop’s “Shattering the Glass Ceiling”

The Missouri Photo Workshop has recently published a video featuring interviews with women in the photo industry talking about sexism they’ve encountered, obstacles they’ve overcome in their careers, and the value of women in photography. Called “Shattering the Glass Ceiling,” the video is a compilation of interviews with long-time National Geographic photographer Melissa Farlow, Assistant Managing Editor and Director of Photography at the Washington Post Mary Anne Golon, former Dallas Morning News photographer Mona Reeder, West Virginia University Shott Chair of Journalism and former Washington Post photographer Lois Raimondo, and freelance photographer Lynn Johnson. It’s well worth a watch.

On the subject, two of my previous posts are worth revisiting: in 2015, only 15% of news photographers were women, and a conversation in 2013 on sexism in editorial photography.

Video: NYT Photo editors let you watch them edit their week in pictures

Earlier today, the New York Times Lens Photography facebook page had an hour-long live video of editors working to choose images for their Week In Pictures post this week. The video is embedded above or available on facebook. It’s a rare glimpse behind the curtain of what goes on when editors are in a room together deciding on an edit, and the video should be interesting to anyone involved in photojournalism. The editors looked through 186 images to decide on their final edit. Around 23:45, you can see them flip through a handful of images relating to presidential candidates Trump, Cruz, and Sanders. They discuss how the images work on their own, but also how they might “pace” in a slideshow.

The audio is a bit low throughout the video, so you’ll have to turn your sound up.

Worth a look: The Heavens by Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti

The Heavens - screenshot 4 September 2015
The Heavens – screenshot 4 September 2015

The Heavens is a fascinating conceptual documentary piece looking at tax havens around the world. Photographers Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti. The website is a great introduction to the project, featuring a few photos and some text, but the book looks to have quite a bit more than what’s available online. There’s a video that pages through the book (embedded below). You can buy the book online in English and French.

It’s an ambitious project. On the website, the pair say “For more then two years we have travelled to the offshore centers that embody tax avoidance, secrecy, offshore banking and extreme wealth, driven by a constant obsession with translating this rather immaterial subject into images. We have produced a body of work that shows what these places look like, but, even more importantly, what they mean.”

The work is currently showing at Arles 2015 with other exhibitions in the works.

(via Tony Fouhse on facebook)