Whole writing exercises are devoted to photographs: choose a picture and create a narrative from its visual content; provide a photograph and ask a writer to use a person or an object in it as a character or prop for a story. Both fiction and nonfiction writers walk with this crutch, hobbling their way through writer’s block or memory loss. Photographs that may deaden the prose of a fiction writer might enliven the work of an essayist; the same photographs that enable the precision of the journalist might inspire the whimsy of a poet.
Ghanaian Indian, Ever Young Studio, Accra, 1975
Slow day at a barbershop. Riau, Sumatra.
The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to ‘join a honey hunt’. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central Nepal, documenting the risks and skill involved in this dying tradition. See more
Kafana. Serbia/Hungary borderlands.
Documentary footage of Garry Winogrand in the 1982 film “CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHIE IN THE USA”.
Entirely new footage for me. Interesting scenes with him openly discussing his often-quoted ideas on photography. And to get caught reloading film while possible pictures happen around him.