Posts Tagged ‘Newsweek’

Focus: John Decker

John Decker has more than 20 years of experience with the camera. All of his hard work has made him an award winning photojournalist as well as a photographer. His work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines from around the globe, which includes the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Stern, as well as the Associated Press, Bloomberg News and many others.

With his many years working in photojournalistic work, he know has dedicated his time for commercial aspects of photography, as well as event photography and weddings.

Below is a photo essay from his website, ‘Serving Northern California and beyond’. 


[Due to technology blocking, i can not put his images onto  To view the photo essay, please click on the link ‘carnies’ above.]

John Decker’s ‘carnies’ show how the every day average carnival man prepares for work. It documents all of the people  involved from the beginning of work till the end. John Decker shoots them in a stylistic way: it’s all in black and white film, with the image having a singular focal point, for example, the arm of a worker.


Focus: Zoriah Miller

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment

“You see photography and photojournalism are about the subject matter, and THAT is what you should focus on. “

The pictures below are taken by a relative cheaper camera model, the photographer did enclose which model it was, as it was not important.

Above, the child sits in on the dirty floor in Uganda.

Taken at  Kampala’s worst and poorest neighbourhood. These men are salvaging metal for work.

A reflection of a contemplating child in the rain puddle in a rural part of Uganda.

The above was photographed in a a moving car, hence the grainer quality.

A brick maker in a rural area.

In Kampala’s most notorious ghetto, children who are addicted to inhaling glue through plastic bottles. (above).

The above image is of a woman taking her child down the street. This image was also taken in a moving car.

A brief history of Zoriah Miller.

He was born on January 27, 1976 and is an American Photojournalist. He has worked for international aid organisation, such as the Red Cross, before he had returned to photography.

His career as a photographer started at ta young age, but it trully did not kick off until late 2005, when he had taken a photograph which has been published in Newsweek, for the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsumani.

His documenting work at Gaza had named him Photojournalist Of The Year by the Morepraxis Organization in 2006. But most recently, he has won the PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award for his work on famine in Africa in January 2010.

Miller specialises in humaniratian issues in third world countries.

The  documentary link shows  Zoriah Miller in Gaza as he is working in such a dangerous zone.

Focus: Pablo Bartholomew

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Pablo Bartholomew has contributed greatly to photojournalism.

From the age of 19, he had won the first World Press Photo award for his work ‘Morphine Addicts in India’ (1975).

Even though he was quite young at the time, Bartholomew sees his as one of his greatest works, as he has a ‘fresh look’ and ‘less controlled‘ view of the world around him.

Since 1983, he has his works published in major news publications, such as Time, Newsweek, Paris Match and the Guardian.

Pablo Bartholomew had trained as a still photographer, in the cinema world, even in Bollywood. Bartholomew worked in those industries from the age of 15, as he was kicked out of school. So, Following what he had learnt from his father, he took his new found skills and improved them at the job.

” There was a kind of mystery in seeing the images that been taken a few days before, of landscapes or of the family forming on paper as if by magic, i suppose the magic of photography was embedded from there”. 

To this day, Pablo Bartholomew works as a photojournalist as well as working on his photography databases at netphotograph. He divides all of this with the added stress of commercial commisions.

“I followed all the big Indian stories but, much to my agency’s horror and anger, i’d take off for three or four months to go to very remote area”.  I guess this is why he has captured what others haven’t set foot into.

Here, is a brief look into the world of Bartholomew.

Pablo Bartholomew interview