Wrestling Akhara

April 27th, 2016 by Stuart Freedman
Wrestlers at the Guru Jasram Ji Akhara, New Delhi, India

Wrestlers at the Guru Jasram Ji Akhara, New Delhi, India

Tearsheet – Digital Camera Magazine – The Photo Essay

April 19th, 2016 by Stuart Freedman

 

Here’s a rather lovely tear sheet from this month’s Digital Camera Magazine. They asked me to write a piece about how to put together a photo essay so I deconstructed (and greatly simplified) the classic Life Magazine formula using several of my old stories to illustrate the idea.

As I say in the piece, the Life formula is much derided these days but I teach it (and use it myself) because it’s so useful.

Just as there are rules in grammar which enable us to convey meaning, this ‘formula’ allows you to use a narrative structure that ‘reads’ in a similar way. There’s a logic and a simplicity to it. In any case, if you know the rules, you can break them – but it’s good to know them first…

 

 

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The Delhi Walla

April 19th, 2016 by Stuart Freedman

Even before we met a couple of years ago, I’d long admired the blog and books of Mayank Austin Soofi AKA The Delhi Walla. He has a forensic eye for all things Delhi (and Proust for that matter). Here’s a recent picture of us in the Indian Coffee House in New Delhi – a place that has been – and remains – important to both of us.

 

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So goodbye to the Independent on Sunday Magazine…

March 20th, 2016 by Stuart Freedman

So goodbye to the Independent on Sunday Magazine… In the late 1990s/early 2000s, I had a few lovely covers – thanks to the wonderful picture editing duo of Susan Glen and Victoria Lukens… my favourite I think however remains this one (apologies for the terrible scan) that I made with the brilliant Peter Popham about Arundhati Roy‘s Kerala. A marvellous assignment and great memories.

 

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The Palaces of Memory – Finalist at POYi

March 9th, 2016 by Stuart Freedman

I’m delighted that my new book, The Palaces of Memory was a finalist for Pictures of the Year International (POYi) – Best Photography Book.

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The sad demise of the Independent…

February 13th, 2016 by Stuart Freedman

There was some inevitability about it of course but after thirty years, The Independent Newspaper has decided to close the print edition(s) and move online. In the late 1990s and early 2000s I worked on quite a few stories for the excellent Sunday Magazine picture desk that was Victoria Lukens and Susan Glen.

Susan, now a respected photography consultant is featuring some of the Independent’s work on her site and has just published my story about the mental landscape of war amongst child soldiers in Africa, The Lord of the Flies 

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You can see the full set here

 

Amateur Photographer Magazine

January 14th, 2016 by Stuart Freedman

The current issue of Amateur Photographer Magazine features a rather lovely five page spread about my work with a nice interview by Oliver Atwell.

 

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A talk at the Photographers Gallery London

January 13th, 2016 by Stuart Freedman

On Saturday I gave a lecture about my work at the Photographers Gallery to a group of talented young photographers. I was delighted that one student, Melissa Fund encapsulated those couple of hours in an excellent diagram with my portrait at its centre. I thought I’d share that here.

Thanks to her and the excellent Lottie Davies for the opportunity.

 

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Professional Photography Magazine

November 16th, 2015 by Stuart Freedman

I’m delighted that my new book, The Palaces of Memory is featured in this month’s Professional Photography Magazine. There’s a lovely spread and a really nice interview by Lottie Davies.

 

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One of twelve…

October 29th, 2015 by Stuart Freedman

 

 

I was delighted – and rather shocked – that one of my images from South India was named by the Washington Post yesterday as one of twelve of the 20th century’s most important photographs… I’m not sure that’s true at all but I do seem to be in very august company and that’s very nice.

The piece was written to coincide with the opening night (last night) of The Delhi Photo Festival‘s exhibition of Time Magazine’s old South Asia picture editor, Deepak Puri’s personal collection of photojournalism. He’s generously donated that to the Museum of Art & Photography in Bangalore.
Anyway click on the image below to be taken to the piece –

 

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