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I was a stranger and you made me welcome – What duck did with the Sony Award you helped us win

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Earlier this year we asked you to help us win the Sony Production Awards by voting for That Time, a film we made for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. The prize was a brand spanking new Sony  FS700 camera. We said that if we won the award we’d sell our old FS700 and donate the money…

Memory, pictures, labels, loss

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John MacPherson has written many thought-provoking posts about the relationship between memory and photography here on duckrabbit. Posts both about his Mother, who has dementia, and his beloved partner Melanie, who he nearly lost last year. It’s an important subject. Penny Russ‘s, who I met on twitter (@digitaldaisies)  also recently wrote movingly about this subject on…

Man up for the World Press Photo Awards

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I’ve already detailed on a number of occasions poor governance at the World Press Photo awards. Today I want to write about another example, worse in many ways than the others. But first a reminder of this years self-inflicted PR failure. The chair of judges, Gary Knight, turned out to be a business partner of…

Tim Hetherington reclaimed as the war photographer he never wanted to be

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Today marks three years since the death of Tim Hetherington. I published the following post not long after, but it still feels relevant today … Yesterday I received the following email from a photographer and thinker whose work I really admire (not someone who has anything to prove). The subject was ‘Hetherington’s last photos’ as…

Kill tradition

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Getty has announced its latest set of grants. Here’s what Aiden Sullivan, vice president of photo assignments, told BJP: “In these difficult financial times, where it has become something of a rarity to obtain funding from traditional sources, this grant offers something of a lifeline.” Photojournalism is always going to be a glass half empty whilst…

“I know there is strength in me”- Can it get tougher for a parent than this?

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It takes an incredible strength to choose to put yourself in front of the camera and tell the world you are HIV positive. Especially when the world  has already thrown more crap at you then most of us face in a lifetime. That’s exactly what young Ethiopian Mum Momina does in this film. That Time…