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One of the great things about the internet is how small it can make the world.  I can sit here at my desk, get a message from a photographer in Ireland about an exhibition covering Iran.  I know this doesn’t seem like such a big deal but when we stop and actually think about it, it is.

This lead me to look at Zadoc Nava’s photos, which are truly inspiring.  I spent two years of my life living in the Middle East.  When I look back at the photos I took during that time most of them remind me of how afraid I was of lifting the camera to my face.

Zadoc’s photos give us a rare glimpse into Iranian culture.  Not photos of war, or bombs, or mass protests.  Everyday photos like the ones we all take.

His Shadowlands exhibition is on in Northern Ireland.  The website can be viewed here.

His personal website can be found here.

Hope you enjoy!!!

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I’ve always been inspired by photos taken on public transport.  The sense of intimacy in such a small place with such a diverse cross-section of a cities people make for some of the finest street work around.  Photos taken on the New York subway in the 80’s have such a special grit that just can’t be reproduced today.  The combination of grafitti, metal,  tough characters and film just can’t be beat.  I’ve been to New York and I can see it’s appeal, but a lot of that grit has gone, but I could still feel what these guys saw.

John F. Conn

Bruce Davidson

No doubt you’ve all seen this already, but I still get a kick out of it when I watch it, so here goes…

THE TRUTH MAGAZINE IS NOT ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY, RELIGION, POLITICS, CELEBRITIES, SPORTS, FACTS, FASHION OR FICTION.

“WE ALL KNOW THAT ART IS NOT TRUTH. ART IS A LIE THAT MAKES US REALISE TRUTH, AT LEAST THE TRUTH THAT IS GIVEN US TO UNDERSTAND. THE ARTIST MUST KNOW THE MANNER WHEREBY TO CONVINCE OTHERS OF THE TURTHFULNESS OF HIS LIES.”

PICASSO , 1923

Interesting idea and concept. I personally like the idea of a magazine that shows the type of photography that I like and gives an avenue for fellow street photographers to get their work in print.  Should be interesting….I think I’ll buy mine today!

Richard’s photos on flickr: here
How to buy: here
Richard Payne’s website: here

” “I am actually a reluctant publisher. I consider myself a photographer first and foremost,” says Turpin. “But I started Nick Turpin Publishing because I felt very frustrated I couldn’t buy the kind of photography I most admired – magazines rarely featured street photography and the last major street photography book, Bystander, was published in 1994″ “

I stumbled upon this web site today.  It’s by Nick Turpin who is a phenomenol street photographer.  He has started a quarterly street photography publication…what a great idea.  It also has link’s to In Public’s 10th year anniversary book, which looks absolutely stunning.  here are the links:

Publication: http://www.nickturpinpublishing.com/

Nick Turpin’s work: http://www.in-public.com/NickTurpin

Check this one out! Interesting site with 90 second critiques of flickr photos. Interesting opinions.

www.mykriteek.com

Some of the greatest street photographers of all time have come or have gone to New York city. Markus Hartel is no exception to the rule. If you have some time have a look at his blog. Some of his black and white work is inspirational

http://www.markushartel.com/blog/

Had a blast looking through these images.
http://zindoygafuri.blogspot.com/2008/12/daido-moriyama_24.html
Daido Moriyama