Organizing hard drives and revisiting images from my time in Morocco.
I miss the red earth of Africa.
Lucie Foundation presents
EXPOSED: A Photography Auction to Raise Funds for the Defense of Human Rights and Immigrant Rights
In light of today’s political climate and the pressures being placed on the immigrant population of the United States, the Lucie Foundation will be presenting a fundraiser to benefit two organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project of Los Angeles. In these uncertain times, it’s critical to work together outside of our mission to support others in need while using photography as the vehicle for that advocacy.
You do not have to be physically present at the auction event to support this cause. Remote bidding is available here anytime until May 18th at 9:30pm PST.
AUCTION EVENT: MAY 18, 2017 6:00 - 9:30pm
Hosted by: Contact Photo Lab 618 Moulton Ave #E Los Angeles, CA 90031
Just wrapped another great SNAPSHOP! workshop with the Lucie Foundation. Such a blast teaching Street Photography to this great group of talented photographers. My students made this experience... thank you for all the laughs:)! I'm so proud of them and the work they created. Looking forward to seeing their work exhibited.
Special thanks to Melissa and Cat!
More about SNAPSHOP!...
"SNAPSHOP! will take place over four consecutive weeks in February, during the course of which students will be paired with established photographers who will impart practical, technical, and aesthetic knowledge of crafting a photographic image.
The 2017 installation of SNAPSHOP! is conducted in partnership with EduCare, a Los Angeles-based youth development after school program, and Los Angeles Unified School District. In the spirit of this collaboration, the 2017 installation of SNAPSHOP! will be hosted at Diego Rivera Learning Complex and Bell High School."
Here is a selection of their fantastic work....
Today a new database has launched, highlighting women photojournalist around the world. I'm honored to be among these talented photographers.
From today's review on The New York Time's LENS blog....
"In response to these challenges — and to some photo editors who say they have problems finding qualified and experienced female photographers in certain locations and for certain types of assignments — Ms. Zalcman has created a database of women photojournalists with five or more years of editorial experience. Today, she is launching a website, “Women Photograph,” where the work of 400 women from 67 countries can be seen."
Thank you to my agency for the great write up and interview.
"The weight of certain subject matters can be overwhelming. The impending extinction of the rhino both inspired fear and compassion. Which emotion is more reactionary? I don't know but they both drive my work deeper. All photographers seek to satisfy a certain amount of curiosity and to understand the truth of the subject in front of them. I try to embrace the unknown in a way that motivates my responsibility to translate the story I've been given and hopefully, do so with significance."
Yesterday, actress Maura Tierney visited the The View to talk about our work in South Africa with Air Shepherd. The Lindbergh Foundation’s Air Shepherd program, protects elephants and rhinos from poaching by using drones. Really exciting to see the use of different platforms to promote the incredible efforts of Air Shepherd. I had a blast going on safari and photographing Maura too! Check out the segment here,
I spent the majority of my time in Africa on the reserve, on safari or in transit via car, jeep, plane and even boat. The airport hotel in Joburg was the closest metropolis experience I was afforded(but without complaint). I did, though, have one amazing day touring the community of Nompondo. Located just beyond the fences of the Hluhluwe-Imofolozi reserve, I went to photograph the effects of drought, particularly at the schools. A kind of misty rain, that offered false hope, lingered throughout the day but never once overshadowed the real struggles of water scarcity. It was a humbling experience and I look forward to returning.
Someone once said, "There's life before Africa and then there's life after." I couldn't agree more after returning from a month on that beautiful continent. My work with Air Shepherd, black and white wildlife series and drought project hitting my site soon!