The Hipstography Awards 2016 – Nominees for Documentary Portfolio of the Year
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Fin des votes pour cette catégorie: le jeudi 26 janvier.
Remarque pour les lecteurs francophones: étant seul à gérer le site, il m'est impossible de copier les textes accompagnants les portfolios dans les deux langues. Je n'ai donc gardé que l'anglais. Merci de votre compréhension.
"Kabul At Work" by Erin Cunningham
Name: Erin Cunningham
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Resides: Istanbul, Turkey
Hobbies: Reading, annoying friends with incessant picture-taking, too much time spent on planes
Hipstographer since: 2012
Year of Birth: 1983
"Afghanistan is currently suffering some of the worst violence since the U.S. invasion in 2001, and not even the capital, Kabul, is spared from Taliban attacks. But life goes on and this city of nearly 4 million is still a vibrant hub for culture and trade. These are just small snapshots of everyday life on the streets of Kabul, 15 years after the Taliban were ousted in a U.S.-led war."
"The magic of the Cannes Festival" by Valery Hache
Name: Valéry Hache
Profession: Photojournalist at AFP
Hobbies: Photography exhibitions, the sea, photography books and films
Hipstographer since: 2013
Year of Birth: 1962
Favorite Combo: John S + BlacKeys SuperGrain
Favorite Lens: John S
Favorite Film: BlacKeys SuperGrain
Favorite Flash: None
"What a start to the first week of the 69th Cannes Festival! There is so much to see that you could easily stay up 24/24! Unfortunately, in order to keep up with the tempo of this mad marathon, you do need some sleep. I work for the agency France Press, so I have first row access to the red carpet that sees a constant stream of stars parading all over it, night after night. The second stop is the famous “Photocall”, where all the actors make a brief appearance to have their photographs taken in front of the “wall of photographers”. This is where I caught this shot of Woody Allen, here to present his latest film “Café Society”. I also love sauntering along the “Croisette” where you get to see the most surprising things and people!! This is the magic of the Festival!"
"World Youth Day in Krakow" by Niels Brunelli
"I work for a French TV station as a photo journalist and, for 5 days, from August 27th till 31st, I covered the World Youth Days in Krakow. As I’m always carrying my iPhone, I would whip it out at any and all occasions. I didn’t have a particular theme in mind, I just captured what was going on around me.
The World Youth Day celebrations happen every three years. The religious youngsters come together to pray, engage in reflection and party… read: catholic partying! At times, it’s reminiscent of Woodstock, without the drugs, the alcohol and the music is… well… rather religious: an acquired taste, I’d say! That said, I was truly struck by the fervour and friendliness of these kids. The highlight of the event was the Sunday morning mass, in the presence of his Holiness, the Pope. I witnessed 2,5 million people praying in unison, in a huge field. It was a truly extraordinary experience! I took pictures there that I will never forget. The evening before, there was a vigil and when night fell, everyone lit a candle. The next day, early in the morning, a priest took confession from one of the pilgrims, in public. I hope you all appreciate this little photographic pilgrimage. "
"N.E.P.A.L. – Never Ending Peace And Love" by Agostino Toselli
"Nepal isn’t as far away as you might think, but it’s very far in terms of landscape and humanity compared to our Western way of life. It’s an enchanted land where nature and life are allowed to follow their natural rhythms. This is my photo book of a trekking trip in the Annapurna region. It boasts some of the highest peaks in the world, as well as the most remote villages and, of course, chaotic Kathmandu... I hope this series conveys the magic I felt. If you want to help Nepal and yourself, make it your next holiday destination!"
"20th Anniversary Million Man March" by Eric Easter
"I did not intend to shoot the Million Man March 20th anniversary rally. I run a news service that provides content to newspapers and magazines and had already hired writers and a photographer to cover it. But I live down the street from the National Mall so I went, mostly out of curiosity, and to give my kids some context for the first march, which I also attended.
I shot maybe 25 pictures total. With 500,000 people in one place, most using cellphones, batteries drain quickly. I posted the first few pics to Facebook then stopped because cell service was overloaded and posting took forever.
But when I got back home I saw a slew of messages from Facebook friends, most of whom are media and entertainment people, asking for more shots. The pics had also been shared quite a bit. A couple of hours later, I got a call from Dudley Brooks, the photo editor at Washington Post Magazine, saying that he had hired several shooters to cover the event, but mine were the only ones showing a different side of the march.
He asked for the full shoot, chose a few, and that became a 4-page spread in the Post Magazine, along with an article I wrote. All an accident, basically.
It was a huge compliment. I consider Dudley to be one of the best shooters in the world. And while I’ve edited two major photo books and exhibitions, I’ve never showed my work publicly because I work with too many great photographers who do that for a living. So it’s my first published work, and if I’m not mistaken, probably the first time the magazine has run a full photo spread shot with an app.
The thing I love about Hipstamatic and shooting with cellphones, in an environment like a march or protest, is that people tend not to be intimidated by, or show off for the camera. You can be a lot more discreet and get a natural feel for what’s happening.
Most all of the shots are the John S Lens with BlacKeys Supergrain film."
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