This year the photo-editors at Time noticed one photographer’s work stand out from the rest – repeatedly sending in unique photographs, Muhammed Muheisen was chosen as Time’s best wire photographer of the year. At 31, Muhammed, who originates from Jordan had a fantastic 2013. Not only was he a part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for their breaking news coverage of the civil war in Syria this year, his photos were also included in Time Lightbox’s “Photos of the Week” feature more times than any other photographer. (More at Time)
Photographer Gunther Deichmann, who has lived in the Philippines for the past 20 years, is not shy to using his photography skills for the greater good. This animal rights activist and award winning photographer knew he had to do something when disaster stuck the Philippines, killing over 6,000 people. To raise relief funds, Gunther contacted other well-known photographers and with the help of PhotoShelter created a site to sell limited-edition prints.
All funds from print sales go directly to Doctors Without Borders, who are the first on the ground when tragedies such as these hit. On the site Deichmann give a big thanks, “A very special thanks to all those contributing photographers who where willingly to share their art for the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders who had been one of the first relief organizations on the ground after the devastating super typhoon.” Check out their site and do your part to support Doctors Without Borders for Yolanda Victims.
The best thing about the end of the year is looking back at the past 12 months and creating calculated lists of all the amazing photography and industry news. We do it, Time does it, Slate does it. There’s no shame in the list-making.
Here are a few of our favorite lists that have gone up on the web this month:
Photographers Pick the Best Photobooks of 2013 - from MotherJones
The Most Surprising Photos of 2013 - from Time Lightbox
2013: Year in Photos – 3 different segments from In Focus
In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2013 – from Time Lightbox
Best photos of the year 2013 – from Reuters
The 22 Most Powerful Photos of 2014 - yep, you read that right. Gwaker is predicting the future with the photos they wish would happen
Next January, PhotoShelter’s own JumpStart 2013 winner Jacob Maentz‘s will be exhibiting work at the The Water Dragon Gallery in the Yuchengco Museum in Makati, Manila. From January 10 – 23, 2014 , The Forgotten Ten – A Photographic Exhibition will be on display. Like our previous featured member Deichmann, Maentz’s work revolves around South East Asia, documenting the Philippine Indigenous Tribes. Visit his Facebook page for more details.
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