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Lucy Nicholson – photo-journalist

From The Guardian

“London-born photographer Lucy Nicholson has worked in Northern Ireland, Chile and Mexico and is now based in Los Angeles working as a senior staff photographer for Reuters. In January, Lucy photographed the women and children living at Hope Gardens Family Centre, a homeless shelter run by Union Rescue Mission on the outskirts of Los Angeles”

See the slide show here

Lucy Nicholson is an unusual mix of hard hitting photo journalism from some of the most war ravaged places in the world and a top sports photographer. Her work is continually of the highest order and there is much to be admired, this is a link to her website

Lucy also has a blog which has galleries of recent photo essays, excellent stuff if you are interested in photo journalism, here is a link to the blog

Webfeed From the agencies – galleries of photo-journalism

If you are enjoying these images from the various sources of photo-journalism you would like the series in the Guardian called ‘From the Agencies’ here is a link to the page that has a number of galleries from around the world.

“Showcasing some of the world’s best photojournalists.

The Guardian receives many thousands of pictures every day, some days more than 20,000. Of these, many are publicity hand-outs, soft paparazzi images and material for the sports pages.

However, among all these photographs there are some real gems. The agencies that the Guardian subscribes to – AP, Reuters and Getty Images, among others – have some truly great photojournalists on their staff and under contract, although they probably would be too modest to describe themselves as such. We would like to recognise some of these unsung heroes by presenting their work in galleries, rather than publish them in the usual, one-off, spot news format

Here are some from the featured photographers

Engi, five, Ziona’s youngest, poses with other children from the family Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Locals mingle at a market in Thimphu, Bhutan, on the eve of the royal wedding between King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters on the runway of the airport in Sirte, Libya. The city is of vital strategic importance and has now been surrendered by pro-Gaddafi forces, says the NTC Photograph: Manu Brabo/AP

Pictures of the week November 5th 2011

The Denver Post consistently has some of the best pictures presented as pictures of the week. Every time I visit the site I find something that moves me, something that makes me wish I had been there and something that makes me want to pick up my camera and go and take pictures. Doesn’t get better than that, here are just three go here and see the rest of the pictures of the week

In an Oct. 25, 2011 photo provided by the Santa Cruz Conference and Visitors Council, kayaker Alan Brady is surprised by two breaching humpback whales while kayaking off the coast of Seabright State Beach in Santa Cruz, Calif. Photographer Paul Schraub was shooting pictures from a boat while on assignment for the Santa Cruz Conference and Visitors Council when he captured the moment. (AP Photo/Santa Cruz Conference and Visitors Council , Paul Schraub) #

Sunlight streams in to illuminate the scene as altar boys and Bishops arrive to attend mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI to commemorate cardinals and bishops who died in the past year, in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) #

An Afghan man, center, selects a sheep to buy for the upcoming Eid-al-Adha festival, at a livestock market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011. Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice on Nov. 7, by slaughtering of sheep, goats, cows or camels. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

Press Photography – a collection of some of the best

At it’s best press photography needs few words, the pictures say it all. There are many more here

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