Qandil, Iraqi-Kurdistan. PKK guerrilla fighters dance around the fire following the tradition of the celebration of Nawroz. March 20, 2015. Bnar Sardar / Metrography.
Goktapa, Iraq. Rahima, Ali and Dhuha by the river. April 17, 2015. Bnar Sardar / Metrography.
Sitak, Iraq. Muhammed’s mother (right) makes bread. Every few days the women make bread for all the families in the building. January 26, 2015. Rawsht Twana / Metrography.
Kirkuk, Iraq. Abdullah Hazbar from outside his tent. Abdullah was wounded by Iraqi war planes’ bombing when he left his village with his family. Metrography IDP project is funded by Free Press Unlimited. January 27, 2015. Hawre Khalid/ Metrography.
Sulaymaniah, Iraq. With a picture of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leader, and Iraqi President, Jalal Talbani in the background, female peshmerga Paxshan Omer adjusts the stock of her Kalashnikov assault rifle in the family home in Sulaymaniah. As well as being a single mother, her husband having died of illness in 2000, Paxshan is also one of 500 female peshmerga fighters who are based at the Farmanday peshmerga base near Sulaymaniah in Iraqi-Kurdistan. July 16, 2014. Pazhar Mohammad / Metrography.
Kirkuk, Iraq. Hewar cleans the living room in the house where she lives with her family in the early morning.
Hewar Faris, 22 year old from Kirkuk, is the goalkeeper of the female football team Solav, as well as being an actress in a mixed theatre company. September 25, 2014. Hawre Khalid / Metrography.
Kirkuk, Iraq. Kirkuk residents are seen on an amusement park ride at the Baba Gorgor Park in Kirkuk, Iraq. July 29, 2014. Hawre Khalid / Metrography.
Kirkuk, Iraq. Two Iraqi men waiting to play pool inside a billiard room in Eskan, North-East Kirkuk. June 23, 2014. Hawre Khalid / Metrography
Musak village, Iraqi Kurdistan. Iran-Iraq border. In the back is Gmo mountains, the border with Iran. A smugglers’ car goes up the road the brings to PJAK (Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan) to move goods to another village and get the load ready to be smuggled into Iran. December 28, 2014. Aram Karim / Metrography.
Daquq, Iraq. A peshmerga fighter shoots RPG at the front line in Wahda village, Daquq during the heaviest fight in the area since the beginning of the war. September 30, 2014. Bandan Atta / Metrography.
Musak village, Iraqi Kurdistan. Iraq – Iran border. The checkpoint of PJAK (Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan). All smugglers have to go through this checkpoint and pay a fee. A PJAK fighter eats his dinner. December 27, 2014. Aram Karim / Metrography.
Shlake, Iraqi Kurdistan. Iraq-Syria border. Syrian smugglers transport gallons full of petrol to Al-Malikiyah (Derik) Syria.The walk takes 4 hours from Iraq to Syria. January 10, 2013. Aram Karim / Metrography.
Tralawa Border, Iraqi Kurdistan. Iran-Iraq border. An Iraqi smuggler plays with his mule to in the water to freshen up in the summer’s heat. June 26th, 2009. Aram Karim / Metrography.
Sinjar mountains, Iraq. Runak Bapir Gherib, 14 year old from Shengal makes her way down the mountain after 7 days. She is with her mother and sister (in the back) waiting for a car to drive them away. She took the gun from Shengal to protect her family. YPG also gave weapons to the people who wanted to fight, but it has been impossible to verify whether this weapon was given to her by YPG or family members. August 12, 2014. Zmnako Ismael / Metrography.
Daquq, Iraq. Peshraw Omer, a peshmerga fighter from Penjwen sits in his house with his children at the home after returning from the front line in Daquq. August 15, 2014. Bandan Atta / Metrography.
Metrography editor in chief Stefano Carini and cofounder Sebastian Meyer talked to Columbia Visuals about their vision for the first photo agency in Iraq, the challenges of creating unique work, and how to achieve personal goals as a photojournalist.
They’re essential to any sort of multimedia editing. You usually have to pick one when you decide to export your files. New videographers often just see a string of random letters and numbers, but the concept is actually straightforward: a codec helps you resize your video, audio and other media files to the appropriate playback size.
If you’re dealing with photos, videos and audio on a regular basis, you probably know by now that you need to back up everything you’re working on. We’ve all heard horror stories of someone losing months of footage because their hard drive crashed. Prevent losing your magnum opus by taking good care of your external hard drives.
At a time when newsrooms around the world have embraced digital transition, two French publications are defying the odds by producing long-form visual journalism...in print. "XXI" focuses on reportage, and showcases photos, comics, text and illustrations, centered around a strong narration. "6 Mois" is dedicated to photojournalism, with contributions from all around the world.
Photo illustration for TIME Magazine’s cover by Myles Little.
We spoke to the talented photo editor Myles Little of Time magazine about his day-to-day job, choosing photographers and images for TIME magazine covers and his advice for aspiring photographers and editors.
Joseph carries a gas mask because he does not trust the air he breaths. Photo by Kali Kotoski
Marco, from Puerto Rico, lives on the streets of East Harlem. He found these two dolls while collecting cans to deposit in the recycling center. He calls them his wife and son. Photo by Ye Ming
Chloe Collier sneaked into the South Ferry subway station under the turnstile. Photo by Yan Cong
Jamal A., a 36-year-old French, came from Atlanta to New York to fix some paperwork for his passport with the French Consulate a few months ago. He has nowhere to stay in New York, as he’s still waiting for the Consulate to process his documents. “At first it’s awkward, but it’s okay to sleep here, unless it’s cold,” Jamal said. Next to him, two other homeless people have already fell asleep. Photo by Yan Cong
Michael, 53 has been on the streets since 1992. He had been incarcerated for cocaine possession. He has lived on the streets since the day he was released. The subway platform at Columbus Circle is Michael’s home during the winter. “I come here to get away from the cold. I sleep through the noise,” he said.
Michael’s parents emigrated from Nairobi, Kenya when he was two. He grew up and worked in Fairfield County, Connecticut before joining the National Guard in 1979. After being discharged in 1983, he worked at car wash and had a string of jobs. He was engaged to be married before he was arrested.
“I had a daughter with my fiance, but now I don’t where she is,” he said.
Eating fruit that was offered to him by stranger, he said “People in Africa would kill for the food I just received. This is not as bad as it seems.” Photo by Anand Katakam
Out in the Cold is a documentary photo project designed to bring awareness to chronic cases of homelessness in New York City. It focuses on people who live on the fringes of society, neglected by the city and their community, and whose stories habitually go untold.
Video editors have to sit at a computer for long hours each day. Here we elaborate on some tips for setting up your work station in a way that will help you take better care of your body while you edit.
Creating a portfolio doesn't mean you should upload every story you've ever finished. It's about showing the type of journalist you are and where you want to take your career. Curt Chandler gives us some pointers.
Documentary photographer Alexandra Hootnick shared the digital contact sheets of some of her favorite photos, from a vigil in the South Bronx, to her coverage of Hurricane Sandy. She told us how she got the shots and why she chose each one.