Memory, pictures, labels, loss.

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......

Man up for the World Press Photo Awards.

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......

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

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......

Kill tradition.

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......

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

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......

Living on Scrap.

I've got to say a short doco about kids collecting scrap is not a very appealing prospect for a Saturday morning.  Rubbish dump shots in developing countries are ten a penny on 'concerned photojournalist'......

Dying for a photograph (and an Audi A3 advert).

'From the pickup, Lynsey saw a body outstretched next to our car, one arm outstretched. We still don’t know whether that was Mohammed. We fear it was, though his body has yet to be......

Why I left Facebook and then regretted it.

It was a moment of drunken clarity."I'm leaving FACEBOOK" I announced to the duckrabbit team over a few beers the night before a workshop.The reasons are multiple.I've started to resent the fact......

World Press Photo: great pics and the usual incest.

World Press Photo of the Year 2013, John Stanmeyer, announced at the #wpph14 offices in Amsterdam. pic.twitter.com/AFTg1MK86k— David Guttenfelder (@dguttenfelder) February 14, 2014 The World Press photo......

This is how Birmingham University treats its Students or why Vice Chancellor David Eastwood has lost the plot.

If you are thinking about going to Birmingham University (just down the road from the duckrabbit Brum office) you may want to watch this video and then think again.Freedom of speech and protest is......

Why duckrabbit backed Vlad Sokhin’s Crying Meri book project on Kickstarter.

 I've never backed a Kickstarter project until today when I backed Vlad Sokhin's book project Crying Meri.Last year I travelled......

“What will we do and how will we start again?”.

One of the hardest things for visual storytellers to take on board is that the most powerful stories are the ones in which visual brilliance does not distract. This is particularly tricky for photographers......

This on repeat.

Tonight I've got post-workshop blues and this on repeat.http://youtu.be/n35C0j3LLB0...

AP sacks Pulitzer winning photog. Zero tolerance or zero intelligence?.

The Guardian is running the following story about AP photographer Narciso Contreras being hung out to dry for photoshopping an image. The Associated Press has severed ties with a Pulitzer prize-winning freelance photographer......

“I want my children to know all this” – Powerful storytelling by @christian_aid.

I first met Christian Aid's Emma Wigley when she came on one of duckrabbit's three day photofilm workshops a few years ago. I was impressed with her passion for storytelling and since......

A House In Paradise.

Its good to be reminded that chugging away, all round the world, are many, many photographers deeply committed to telling the stories of people whose lives they've become tangled up in. Nick Jaussi is......

The Way Of The Dodo.

This is a wonderful short film by Liam Saint-Pierre about Umit, a South London shopkeeper with a passion for celluloid.Photogs will love this.http://vimeo.com/80799875 ...

Teen turned down by Al-Qaeda linked group dies shooting for Reuters in Syria.

(please note when this post was first published it was widely reported that Barakat was seventeen. Reuters did nothing to correct this because presumably they didn't know Barakat's age. On December 24th they wrote......

The two faces of Christopher Anderson?.

In an interesting exchange with Joerg Colburg published on Conscientious in 2009 Anderson stated:The death of journalism is bad for society, but we’ll be better off with less photojournalism. I won’t miss......

I have no idea when, why or how ...

... but I do know I love it.It's raining poems in London.Wish it would happen in Brum.Magic.  https://vimeo.com/45410521...