Monthly Archive for May, 2014

Man and the Bird


Man and the bird #tehran by Ako Salemi @f64s125 for @burndiary

Nags Head


playing football in Tehran

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A boy playing football in south of Tehran, Iran photo by Ako Salemi @f64s125 for @burndiary

from Tehran


Hi everybody! I’m Ako ( @f64s125 ) 33, an street photographer from Tehran, Iran. I have worked as a photojournalist for some Iranian news papers since 8 years ago, and during last 2 years shooting by my iPhone in streets of Tehran.  Feel free to ask me any questions about Iran and also my works! So glad to be with you during next 7 days on @burndiary! Cheers!

Tomasz Tomaszewski – Elmina, Ghana

Tomasz Tomaszewski

Elmina, Ghana

Elmina is a town situated on a south-facing bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana, and the first European (Portuguese) settlement in West Africa. The location of Elmina made it a significant site for provisioning ships headed south towards the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India. Today with a population of 33,000 people, Elmina still remains as a fishing town.

Regardless of the modern technology in the fishing industry, and especially aggressive behavior of Chinese fisherman, the people of Elmina are bravely fighting for survival and for their existence. They support themselves by creating small cooperatives where profits are shared equally between the members of these communities. This is a kind of grassroots work, without any state aid.




Tomasz Tomaszewski has a Ph.D. from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in Media Art, and is a member of the Union of Polish Art Photographers, the Visum Archiv Agency of Hamburg, Germany, the National Geographic Creative Agency of Washington D.C.. He specializes in journalistic photography and has had his photos published in major newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has held numerous individual exhibitions in the USA, Canada, Israel, Japan, Madagascar, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Indonesia and Poland. Tomasz is the recipient of many Polish and international awards for photography. For over twenty years he has been a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine in which 18 of his photo essays have been published. Tomasz has taught photography in Poland, the USA, Germany and Italy.


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bradgatepark Photo by @francislane for @burndiary

Roanoke Sound


David Alan Harvey Interviews Magnum Legend Elliott Erwitt

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“It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy. ” – Elliott Erwitt

Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, then emigrated to the US, via France, with his family in 1939. As a teenager living in Hollywood, he developed an interest in photography and worked in a commercial darkroom before experimenting with photography at Los Angeles City College. In 1948 he moved to New York and exchanged janitorial work for film classes at the New School for Social Research.Erwitt traveled in France and Italy in 1949 with his trusty Rolleiflex camera. In 1951 he was drafted for military service and undertook various photographic duties while serving in a unit of the Army Signal Corps in Germany and France.While in New York, Erwitt met Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker, the former head of the Farm Security Administration. Stryker initially hired Erwitt to work for the Standard Oil Company, where he was building up a photographic library for the company, and subsequently commissioned him to undertake a project documenting the city of Pittsburgh.In 1953 Erwitt joined Magnum Photos and worked as a freelance photographer for Collier’s, Look, Life, Holiday and other luminaries in that golden period for illustrated magazines. To this day he is for hire and continues to work for a variety of journalistic and commercial outfits.

In the late 1960s Erwitt served as Magnum’s president for three years. He then turned to film: in the 1970s he produced several noted documentaries and in the 1980s eighteen comedy films for Home Box Office. Erwitt became known for benevolent irony, and for a humanistic sensibility traditional to the spirit of Magnum.



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* Approximately every mile there is a different adventure playground. They are by far better than anywhere I have ever been. * #berlin * Photo by @francislane

Richmond, Va. 1966. Yashica C 120 Plus X film.