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“I’m just trying to make real pictures of real moments in people’s lives”: David Guttenfelder, of AP, winner of the International Centre of Photography’s 2013 Infinity Award for photojournalism, explains what drives his work in North Korea.
I’ve given quite a lot of advice in this blog on how to sell travel articles. Here’s a lesson in how not to do it. A few weeks ago I was emailed an unsolicited article. It was a Thursday, press day for our Saturday print section. It also happened to be a day when the [...]
This isn’t new, but it’s certainly entertaining and deserves a wider audience. The quiet carriage on the train isn’t a refuge, says the author Geoff Dyer; it’s “a crime scene waiting to happen”.
And here are the images from that last roll, which went up on McCurry’s site a few days ago: http://stevemccurry.com/galleries/last-roll-kodachrome
What would you photograph if you were using the last roll of Kodachrome ever made? Here’s how Steve McCurry made his choices:
My book of 2012? It was one published in 2006, which I discovered at Delhi airport on my way back from a trip to the Himalayas in October: Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra (published in India by Penguin and in Britain by Faber). It’s a plump (950 pages) and populous novel set primarily in Mumbai, [...]
Artemis Cooper, author of the much-praised new biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor, will be among speakers at a celebration of the great man’s travel writing at King’s College London next Tuesday (November 20).
My wife and I limbered up for a trek in the Himalayas at the start of this month with a few climbs and descents of Box Hill, “Surrey’s little Alp”. We went back yesterday. It seemed to have shrunk a bit, but it’s still a pleasant place to while away a Sunday afternoon. If it [...]
The judges of the Dolman Travel Book Award have had trouble reaching agreement on a shortlist, so they have listed six books rather than the usual five. They are: Harlem is Nowhere by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (Granta) Thin Paths; journeys in and around an Italian Village by Julia Blackburn (Jonathan Cape) To a Mountain in Tibet [...]
There’s a lovely line on life as a train journey in a new book about happiness by the Irish writer Michael Foley. According to a review in The Observer yesterday, that journey isn’t aboard “a gleaming Orient Express… into exotic glamour, adventure and excitement”. Instead, we travel on “a rusty old English branch line, puffing [...]
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RIP Bill O'Hagan, Telegraph journalist and maker of Britain's tastiest sausages: http://t.co/D4zNG6tKVY
My wife to 6-yr-old grandson: "Are you sure you're allowed to take a chainsaw into school?" It IS three inches long and plastic.
RT @tds153: Luhrmann's Great Gatsby: cinema aspiring to the condition of the vigorously shaken snowglobe.