1Picture of the Week
Dougie Wallace focuses on the mega rich demographic on his new photo project Harrodsburg. Follow him in this video on the streets of London and his totally crazy double flash setup. He gets up in the face of his subjects, never shy of confrontation and receives unique reactions.
3The Vimy Trap
In 1934, 16 years after the armistice that ended the First World War, a series of new photos were released to Canadian newspapers. The Star published many of these striking pictures, with captions by war hero and journalist Gregory Clark. In their new book, The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War, Ian McKay and Jamie Swift analyze this treatment and the response from readers.
Contrary to the view of Canada’s war efforts as noble and glorious — part of what the authors term “Vimyism” — they argue that the photos’ publication showed that by then, the war was widely viewed as a needless slaughter.
The book, timed to the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, is an attempt to debunk what the authors see as a distorted view of that battle and its legacy, Canada’s contributions and the First World War itself.
by Lauren Greenfield
The second project featuring the top 1% and their style of leisure activities. This time Lauren Greenfield took a long-term approach and accompanies the rich for more than a decade.
Lauren Greenfield (who may be most well known for her 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles”) has been documenting American wealth since 1992, when she began taking pictures of students at her old high school in Santa Monica. “Despite the dramatic divisions in the city revealed by the L.A. riots … rich kids and poor kids had found common ground that their parents had not, and it was a shared love for Versace”
5Magic moments marking 170 years of British photography
170 Years of British photography history compressed into a single article. From early as 1844 pictured as “the ladder” to WW1 images and later sports images, this article gives a great overview about the rich history of photography.
Covering the dawn of photography in the 19th Century and moving into the 20th Century, a new exhibition called Britain in Focus charts how photographers have documented and interpreted the UK.
The images span the genres of documentary, landscape and art and were taken by a mixture of professional and amateur photographers. From black and white to colour, and back again, here is a select history of British photography.
6Voyeuristic street photography series documents everyday life in Israel
The Street Photography community is very alive in Israel. Contrasts of old orthotodx traditions with modern life offer unique opportunities that Omri Shomer displays in his series.
I believe that street photography is one of the best ways of portraying the true collective spirit of a place. After all, people make a place what it is, and big or small every town, city and country is filled with characters.
Omri Shomer is a 34-year-old street photographer based in Israel. His love of photography started when he was very young – he first picked up a camera at the age of 13, experimenting with both stills and video.
He explains: “My love story with the camera began when my father bought an 8mm video camera, and he became obsessed with documenting everything. At the same time, I took still photographs with a 35mm pocket camera.