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Daily Archives: April 15, 2013

er…what is Burn Magazine?

burn is an evolving journal
for emerging photographers. 

burn is curated by
magnum photographer
david alan harvey.

 We publish new stories or singles at least two times per week

Is it worth a visit and perhaps a subscription, I think it might just be but go and have a look for yourself here


© Alisa Resnik

This is what the editor says about Burn

burn was launched as an online magazine/journal on December 21, 2008 and is a spinoff of my blog “Road Trips” which I started in December of 2006. The intent then and now is to provide a platform for emerging photographers both online and in print. This comes from a lifetime of mentoring photographers. I started teaching photographic workshops a year after I took one myself at the Universtiy of Missouri Workshop. I was a student at 21 and was teaching at 22.

My whole philosophy of teaching and mentoring is based on the theory that I will be of most value to emerging photographers because I am very much a working photographer. I am constantly creating books for myself, planning exhibitions, printing for collectors, proposing and shooting magazine assignments, and do the occasional advertising shoot. Because of this NOW experience , it is quite easy for me to relate to the world of younger photographers who may benefit from my editing and expertise, yet know full well that I struggle with the environs of a fickle publishing world as do they.

burn is not a finished product. burn will not be the same tomorrow as it is today. Evolution and revolution are my keywords for living the photographic life. In an ever fast changing world for photographers and writers, my goal here is to be at the forefront of change and to provide an outlet for emerging photographers, and perhaps established photographers as well. So many speak of tough times ahead. I see opportunity. In my career lifetime, I have never seen so much opportunity.

burn is born from an educational imperative and to bring strong photographic essays and powerful text to not only photographers, but to anyone fascinated by a visual and literary interpretation of our complex planet. Your interpretations may be either journalistic in nature or esoteric subjective pieces. I hold all artists in high regard. With me as editor/curator you need never think “what does he want or like?” I will push you to do your thing, not mine…

We will do something very special right here on burn. A collaboration between thee and me. Adventure. Always exploring new territory. With YOU as the authors.

Authors of your own destiny.

Stay tuned…

David Alan Harvey

Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award opens for entries

The Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award rewards “a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, a talented photographer in the emerging phase of his or her career, with an approach close to that of documentary”, says the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.

The €35,000 cash prize must be used to carry out a project that would otherwise be hard to accomplish within the normal conditions of his or her activity.

While all photographers can enter the contest, they should be nominated by a photography institution. “The range of potential institutions is broad and has no geographical boundaries: museums, photographic societies, photo agencies, art schools, universities, galleries, magazines, festivals, publishers,” say the organisers.

Entries will be accepted from 01 March to 15 April, with the winner announced in June. Eighteen months later, the winning photographer will present an exhibition of his or her work at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris.

In 2011, the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award went to photographer Vanessa Winship.

For more details about the award and to download the application form, visit the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation website.

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation and the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès are happy to announce their exclusive partnership for the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award. This agreement is in effect for the next three editions of the competition, in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Presented by the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, the HCB Award is a prize to stimulate a photographer’s creativity by offering the opportunity to carry out a project that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.

It is intended for a photographer who have already completed a significant body of work, a talented photographer in the emerging phase of his or her career, with an approach close to that of documentary. The prize is of 35 000 Euros and is awarded every other year.

Eighteen months after the reception of the prize, the winner will have an exhibition of his work at the Fondation HCB in Paris and a catalogue will be published. The HCB Award is made possible with the partnership of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Read more: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2243546/henri-cartierbresson-international-award-opens-for-entries#ixzz2Pt8wjJy2
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