Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha

We were asked to choose 20 photographs and discuss each image, here are my 20 images.

1) Robet Capa D-day landing

Robet Capa is one of my all time favourite photojournalists. When Capa returned with his film from the D-Day landings a young dark room eprentise burnt the mojority of the film leaving capa with 11 frames, that he had risked his life for. Robert Capa died with a camera in his hand when he stepped on a land mine in 1954.

2) I have no Idea who took this photograph

I choose this photograph as I snowboard myself, Unfortunately im nowhere near as good as this. I plan on eventually doing a season In france and taking some time to try a little sports photography.

3) Rio by Christian Heeb

I love this photo of the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio, it was taken by Christian Heeb and featured in National Geographic I like the way he caputures the light, leaving an orange sky in the Image.

4) Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston 1965 taken by Neil Leifer

This is a very famous photograph of Ali that can be seen on posters and prints world wide, I like the aggression captured on Ali’s face.

5) Photo by Sarolta Bán

Sarolta Bán is a self-taught photo manipulator based in Budapest, Hungary, she combines multiple ordinary objects or ideas to create something entirely unusual and, therefore, fascinating.

6) The Sudan Famine, Kevin Carter

The photo is the “Pulitzer Prize” winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan Famine. The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away.

Three months later after taking the photo Kevin Carter committed suicide due to depression.

7) Buddhist monk from Vietnam, Malcolm Browne

Famous photo, Burning Monk

On June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time. Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying the traditional Buddhist flag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stop detaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice and spread their religion.

While burning Thich Quang Duc didn’t moved a muscle.

8) Photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson

I like this photo as for me it opposes unanswerable questions questions, such as where is the man on the bike going to? And where dose the stair case lead?

9) Photograph of Banksy’s work on the West Bank of the Apartheid wall Bethlehem / Palestine.

I think this is a great piece of art, and social commentary, this photo seems as if it has also been edited with a slight tint giving it a visual edge. Over all this is just a great image and a clever work of art.

10) Chernobyl by Timm Suess

I have looked at various pieces of work on chernobyl by Timm Suess and they are all outstanding. Im extreamly interested in Urban exploration and decay as a basis for photography, and chernobyl seems the ideal place to do it. Other great examples of work on decay can be found in the book (Beauty in Decay: Urbex: The Art of Urban Exploration).

11) Photo by Andrew Brooks

I came across this image whilst working on this assignment, and think its a great photograph. To me it portrays a childish naivety and idealistic view of the world. As well as depicting a future generation glancing at what has been left for them.

12) Anti-Vietnam protest by Marc Riboud

This photograph was taken by Marc Riboud in 1967 at an anti-Vietnam protest in Washington. I like the junkster position portrayed between War and Peace in this image. I wonder whether binary opposites well ever be as well depicted in a single image as they are in this photo.

13) Photo by Stanley Forman

During a fire in a Boston apartment building, the fire escape collapses and a woman falls down with her daughter to the street below. The woman died on impact, but miraculously the child survived. The photograph won the 1975 World Press Award.

14) Photo by Jean-Marc Bouju

This photo was taken during the Iraq war and depicts a prisoner with hood over his head comforting his son at a holding center. To me this Image portrays so much raw emotion, with the hood over the mans head you can only wonder as to what his facial expression could be. The photo won the World Press Award in 2003.

15) Photo by Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman is a photographer I have researched in regards to my work surrounding surrealism. I like the comical aspect to this image and wonder weather the rhinos head is real.

16) Photo of Eddie The Eagle

Michael Edwards (born 5 December 1963), better known as Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, is a British skier who was the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olypic Ski Jumping with Very little training Minimal funding, and bad eye sight that ment he had to wear glasses at all times he came last in both his events at the 1988 Olympics. You have to love the guy for trying thow.

17) Photo of John Herbert Dillinger

If you’ve ever seen the film Public Enemies staring johnny depp, its about this man.

John Herbert Dillinger, Jr. (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American ban robber in the Depression-era of the United States. His gang robbed two dozen banks and four police stations, and Dillinger escaped from jail twice. Dillinger was also charged with, but never convicted of, the murder.

This man was one of the driving forces behind the development and introduction of the FBI.

18) The Prodigy V festival 2008

I choose this Image as this was one of the best live music acts I have ever seen unfortunately for my best friend how was also planning on watching them headline the festival, He fell asleep in his tent and missed it.

19) Hurricane Katrina by Lisa Krantz

I think this is a great photo that depicts the struggle many people went through during as well as in the aftermath of the hurricane that hit new orleans in 2005. One of the 5 deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States taking the lives of at least 1,833 people.

20) Photo of Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale was a confidence trickster, check forger, Impostor and escape artist. He became notorious in the 1960s for passing $2.5 million worth of meticulously forged checks across 26 countries over the course of five years, beginning when he was 16 years old. The film based on his live Catch me If You Can is one of my favorite films and a must see for anyone who hasn’t already watched it.

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