Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 12 June 2020

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – Australian Jasmine Carey wins USD$120,000 (AUD$172,000+) – the world’s richest photography prize, and Sam Contis’ new book on Dorothea Lange presents a new view of this icon’s work. Plus check out the interview in Aperture with TIME photo editor Paul Moakley, and Ceiba Books’ sale raises funds for Black Lives Matter.

Award winner:

Jasmine Carey – HIPA Award

Queensland underwater photographer Jasmine Carey has taken out first prize in the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) worth more than $172,000 Aussie dollars! The prize is funded by the crown prince of Dubai.

Jasmine operates underwater photography tours in Tonga, where the picture was taken, with another award-winning photographer, Darren Jew. She is the first female to win the HIPA which was established nine years ago.

I met Jasmine earlier this year at the FotoAid conference in Brisbane and we talked about her passion and deep respect for marine life. You can see that love in her winning picture of the mother humpback whale and her baby sleeping in the waters of the Vavaʻu Islands in Tonga shot in July 2019.

Congratulations on a massive win!


Day Sleeper – Sam Contis

Trawling through the Dorothea Lange archives in the Oakland Museum of California, photographer Sam Contis discovered pictures that had rarely been seen, photographs that showed another side to this legendary social documentary photographer.

In her new book, Day Sleeper, Contis shares her insights to “reimagine” Lange’s pictures providing a new look at this photographer who is best known for her iconic images of the Great Depression and her documentation of the internment of American Japanese during WWII. Available from Perimeter Books.

Ceiba Books – Fundraiser

This boutique publisher in Siena, Italy is selling the last copies of its small edition books including Australian Sam Harris’ The Middle of Somewhere, Mayumi Suzuki’s The Restoration Will and Zun Lee’s Father Figure. I am fortunate to have these books in my library and they are brilliant works. They will be sold on Ceiba’s Instagram and Facebook accounts from 12 June (today). Don’t miss out. Funds go to support Black Lives Matter.


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