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A Glimpse of Burn Diary

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A Glimpse of Burn Diary

BurnDiary has featured more than 100 photographers in more than two years.

Personal stories, details, places, landscapes… all through the eyes of the photographers during their daily life that week.

We have chosen photographers from every continent asking not to show their work but to share their days and moments, using BurnDiary as a personal diary.

So many images and visions that now we are glad to show every now and then as glimpsed author by author.

Diego Orlando

 

Gwen Coyne

I was working the week of my Burn Diary takeover, so focused mostly on the precious time I had outside of work each day with my daughter. At first, I was apprehensive about posting every day, but found that the experience pushed me to spontaneously document scenes from our daily life that would normally go unrecorded.

 

 

Gwen Coyne’s Website

 

Juliette Mills

During my Burn Diary takeover I didn’t focus on anything in particular. I wanted to be true to the world ‘diary’ and I shot around my normal life. What I was doing anyway, each day, living where I live. It was a huge challenge for me, doing it in this way, live each day and not prepared or planned out, as other projects usually are. It was hard but I enjoyed it immensely.

 

Juliette Mills’s Website

 

 

Eric Mencher

During my Burn Diary takeover I tried each day to create a broad – but distinct – theme and also to create a group of images that would collectively convey the magic of daily life in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. Themes like “Traditions”, “Duets”, “The Power and the Glory”. Themes that matched not just what I was seeing and photographing, but themes that conveyed what I was feeling about what I saw.

 

Eric Mencher’s Website

Bio

Gwen Coyne:
Gwen Coyne is a photographer and graphic designer. She studied art and psychology at UCSC and manages a digital marketing team in San Francisco, California. In her spare time, she enjoys chronicling time spent with her six-year-old daughter and capturing sights from her cell. She has had her work published in Newsweek Japan, Black & White Magazine, Glamour Netherlands and Fotoritim, among others, and has had a selection of work exhibited at such places as the Denver International Airport in Colorado, USA, the Photo Center in Moscow, Russia and the Can Basté Centre in Barcelona, Spain. Recently, she contributed to “Out of the Phone”, the world’s first Instagram photo book, which garnered attention from The Guardian and L’Oeil de la Photographie, in addition to receiving CNN’s editor’s choice. She has also participated in “Finding Lost Time”—a book and exhibition traveling through Europe—that included artists and photographers from across the world.

Juliette Mills:
Mills is a British photographer based in Dartmoor, South West of England and has been taking pictures since the age of 12. She has worked in the travel and film industries, and it was whilst making her own wildlife film for National Geographic in Zimbabwe about an elephant that grew up with a herd of buffaloes, and photographing the story, that she decided to focus on wildlife and travel photography and writing for magazines. She held her first solo exhibition in London in 2001 – a collection of wildlife portraits and has exhibited since in local galleries in Devon. She has more recently studied with Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey in Mexico, and in October 2009 a selection of work about ‘The Day of the Dead’ traditional celebration was exhibited in the Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo at The Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca, Mexico. She lives in Dartmoor National Park with her husband, two boys, dogs and cat, and loves horse riding, walking, cooking, open fires, books, gardens, and red wine.

Eric Mencher:
Mencher is a documentary photographer concentrating on long term projects and everyday street photography. Recent projects include life along the Lincoln Highway (the first cross-country road in the United States), contemporary life in the Maya villages of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, religious traditions in Guatemala, and life around San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Mencher was the recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award for “Rwanda: Aftermath of Genocide” and has won other major awards, including prizes in the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners competitions. He collaborates on projects with his wife, Kass Mencher, including the series “Duets” (a juxtaposition of their images) and the Lincoln Highway. They have both exhibited our work regionally, nationally and internationally.

 

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Annie Flanagan – Deafening Sound

Makeup disguises Maria's fractured eye as she prepares to board a train home to Oregon from Williston, North Dakota. Maria moved to Wiliston less than a month prior to seek work in America's Boomtown.  Since the oil boom took off in 2009, domestic violence has quadrupled in Williston, North Dakota.  (Williston, North Dakota / February 2014)

Annie Flanagan

Deafening Sound

[ EPF 2016 WINNER ]

Deafening Sound examines the deep roots of gendered violence and rape culture in American society. Presently, it combines three documentary projects, a portrait series and a collection of artifacts. It is structured so that each chapter examines different ways systematic gendered violence persists in America. It aims to reduce the stigma of gendered violence, address the complicated cycle of abuse and elevate consciousness about the prevalence of rape culture.

This project began when my best friend, Hannah, left her abusive boyfriend. In this relationship she experienced long-term exposure to emotional trauma, where she had little control and there was no hope of escape. This chapter (We Grew Up With Gum In Our Hair) and the accompanying video (Love, Hannah) focus on the correlation between domestic violence and PTSD.

In 2012, I began photographing with two sixteen year old best friends, Nekqua and Brittney, in Syracuse, New York. Months into this project both girls experienced sexual assault, in different experiences on the same day. This chapter (Hey, Best Friend!) works to understand the struggles young women must overcome in dealing with sexual assault.

Since 2013, I have worked closely with a women’s shelter in Williston, North Dakota. This chapter (Sweet Crude) follows survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault as they seek safety and support.

I am constantly working to further my investigation of this epidemic and visually address issues of gendered violence and representations of women in American society. If awarded the EPF, I will use a portion of the funding to continue working on and complete a film that follows Nekqua before, directly after and years after her assault. Additionally, I will photograph rural domestic violence in Alaska, where the rate of reported rape is three times the national average. If needed, I will shift to photograph rural domestic violence in the Dakotas, where I already have connections.

 

 

Short Bio

I picked up a camera in the 7th grade and it has since been the primary way in which I make sense of the world. I have had love affairs with other passions, but it has remained the only constant in my life.

I grew up in Washington, D.C. with amazing parents and three brothers and the constant, insane flux of friends and family. I have lived all over the United States; recently, I have mostly lived out of my car while working on projects. I am not used to having those quite moments in life, which I suppose is one reason I like to find those moments with photography.

My work focuses in American society and explores gender, mental health and friendship within the documentary framework. I tend to begin projects that are informed by experiences I have, or those close to me have, and then I look at how those expereinces exist on a large level and in different situations.

Right now, I live in New Orleans and try to keep life equal parts make believe and harsh realities.

Related Links

Annie Flanagan

EPF 2016 – The Winners

 

The Emerging Photographer Fund 2016

 

Makeup disguises Maria's fractured eye as she prepares to board a train home to Oregon from Williston, North Dakota. Maria moved to Wiliston less than a month prior to seek work in America's Boomtown.  Since the oil boom took off in 2009, domestic violence has quadrupled in Williston, North Dakota.  (Williston, North Dakota / February 2014)

Annie Flanagan

Deafening Sound

EPF 2016 WINNER – $10,000

Deafening Sound examines the deep roots of gendered violence and rape culture in American society. Presently, it combines three documentary projects, a portrait series and a collection of artifacts. It is structured so that each chapter examines different ways systematic gendered violence persists in America. It aims to reduce the stigma of gendered violence, address the complicated cycle of abuse and elevate consciousness about the prevalence of rape culture.

 

 

 

The EPF FujiFilm/Young Talent Award 2016

 

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Aleksander Raczynski

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FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2016 WINNER – $5,000 + FujiFilm camera

 

 

FUJIFULM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2016 Runners up:

 

Sara Zanella – FujiFilm camera

Amr Dabees – FujiFilm camera

Drew Nikonowicz – FujiFilm camera

Bradley Pearce – FujiFilm camera

 

 

EPF 2016 FINALISTS

 

(in alphabetical order)

Aji Susanto Anom
Giovanni Cocco
Loulou d’Aki
Laura El Tantawy
Annie Flanagan
Dominika Gesicka
Amnon Gutman

 

 

FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2016 FINALISTS

 

(in alphabetical order)

Amr Dabees
Igor Elukov
Drew Nikonowicz
Bradley Pearce
Aleksander Raczynski
Micha Siarek
Sara Zanella

 

 

The full essays of the winners and finalists will be published here on BURN over the next few weeks,
as well as a selection of the shortlisted essays. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

EPF 2016 JUDGES

 

(in alphabetical order)

Monica Allende | Photo Editor & Cultural Producer, Screen

Enrico Bossan | Editorial Director, Fabrica

Yumi Goto | Curator, Reminders Photography Stronghold

Jacob Aue Sobol | Photographer, Magnum

Maggie Steber | Photographer, National Geographic

 

 

Judges’ statement:

 

In her project, Annie Flanagan addresses the ages-old tragedy of domestic abuse and rape in a manner that brings her subjects onto a contemporary stage with an updated photographic style and point of view. Her choice of subjects and visual approach make a bold statement in focusing on this continuing war on women from the beginning of time. The work is subtle but powerful. Particularly because this is an ongoing issue that in some societies is on the rise, it is important to find a way to speak to new generations with new kinds of images. In approaching her project in chapters, she manages to focus but also produce a broader brushstroke of ideas. We want to mention the photographer’s project text was well-done, articulate, informative and set the stage for her photographs.

 

In Aleksander Raczynski’s project he casts himself as the main character in a play in search of something, someone who feels a full tilt of emotions and reactions to what he sees and photographs and who he meets. His long series of photographs taken in many different places help him, he says, to understand the world and thus himself. He wanders, with no particular idea in mind, his life and photography a constant confrontation with his emotions. They jettison him closer to his own soul. In his words: “I find it very helpful as what scares me the most is the lack of emotions in life.” Aleksander’s photographs look like memories of one place or another, a memory that might be drawn from childhood, a place where something happened to him, odd and familiar scenes and moments that act as his visual autobiography.

 

 

Previous EPF Winners

 

The 2008 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to
Sean Gallagher for his essay on the environmental Desertification of China.

The 2009 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to
Alejandro Chaskielberg for his 8×10 format essay on the Parana River Delta ‘The High Tide’.

The 2010 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to
Davide Monteleone for his essay ‘Northern Caucasus’.

The 2011 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to
Irina Werning for her essay ‘Back to the Future’.

In 2012 three Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded:
one major to Matt Lutton for his essay ‘Only Unity’ and
two minors to Giovanni Cocco for his essay ‘Monia’ and to Simona Ghizzoni for her essay ‘Afterdark’.

In 2013 four Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded:
one major to Diana Markosian for her essay ‘My Father The Stranger’ and
three minors to: Iveta Vaivode for her essay ‘Somewhere on Disappearing Path’,
Oksana Yushko for her essay ‘Balklava: The Lost History’ and
Maciej Pisuk for his essay ‘Under The Skin; Photographs From Brzeska Street’.

In 2014 two Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded:
one major to Alessandro Penso for his essay ‘Lost Generation’ and
one minor to: Birte Kaufmann for her essay ‘The Travelers’.

In 2015 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Danila Tkachenko for ‘Restricted Areas’, and
the FujiFil Young Talent Award to Sofia Valiente for ‘Miracle Village’.

 

 

Editor’s note:

 

I cannot express my thanks enough to Maggie, Monica, Yumi, Jacob and Ernesto. They worked together to finely tune their choices, looked at the finalists from every angle and awarded the EPF grants to the photographers they felt most deserving. Of course, once it got down to the finalists, choices became extremely difficult, but that is a given… and they did an admirable job. Thank you.

 

A heart felt thank you also to Fujifilm for making it possible for the EPF to keep focus on the future generations, the young ones, the ones with a vision already making a mark now… and just might make another jump soon…

 

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Burn Magazine revolves around the EPF. Our most important curatorial contribution
to the oftentimes chaotic landscape of photography today. By choosing a jury whose lifetimes have been spent in looking
at photographs and making photographs, we try to give our Burn readers a distilled version of the best work of all that
flows before their eyes everyday.

 

Most importantly our mission is to give recognition to the finest emerging authors out there and to provide some funding to at least
a few to keep going and to continue making a mark. Our previous winners prove this is not in vain.

 

Many thanks especially to my EPF Burn team of Anton Kusters, Diego Orlando, and Francesca Gennari.
First off , they must deal with me!! Never easy. In all seriousness, they all show amazing dedication to the spirit of
doing something which just feels good. To provide a platform for the up and coming.

 

Special thanks to Susan Meiselas of the Magnum Foundation. Nobody on the planet is more dedicated to allowing new talent to develop.
 
Special thanks also to Michael Loyd Young, EPF funder and BURN Magazine board member.

 

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The Emerging Photographer Fund was created and is directed by David Alan Harvey,
and curated by Anton Kusters & Diego Orlando.

 

Final post

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From Out Of The Shadows (Hi, this is Eric Mencher — @emencher — and this is my final post from magical San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Thanks to @burndiary, @diegoorlando, and @davidalanharvey for this opportunity. Guest Instagramming is a special experience–a challenge to think deeply about what pictures say and convey, and how they fit and flow together. Tomorrow in San Miguel I begin teaching a street photography workshop with @seekworkshops and posting on @burndiary this week has given me, among many gifts, valuable insights to share with the workshop students. With great gratitude, I tip my hat to all of you who encouraged me and followed along! Thank you! ¡Muchísimas gracias)

Shadow

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From Out Of The Shadows: Number 2 (Hi, this is Eric Mencher — @emencher — and this is my final day posting from magical San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.)

Church

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Out Of The Shadows: Number 1 (Hi, this is Eric Mencher — @emencher — and this is my final day posting from magical San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.)

Tradition

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Traditions: Number 2 (Hi, this is Eric Mencher — @emencher — and I’m happy to share photos this week from magical San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

La Boda

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La Boda (Hi, this is Eric Mencher — @emencher — and I’m happy to share photos this week from magical San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

Jesus

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Duets: Number 3 (Hi, this is Eric Mencher — @emencher — and I’m happy to share photos this week from magical San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

Cowboys

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Duets: Number 2 (Hi, this is Eric Mencher — @emencher — and I’m happy to share photos this week from magical San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)