Welcome back to our forty fourth post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.
Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.
This week we’re truly buoyed by our wonderful new Column edited by Gina Costa entitled Mobile Photo Essays, if you haven’t seen that yet, please go here. We’re so inspired that we have dedicated this weeks Tickle Your Fancy purely to Photo Essays and articles of interest. Hope you enjoy this.
Totally stunning photo essay created by Magnum Photographers and friends of the late Eve Arnold.
Fifteen-year-old Katya is devastated. This week is the big international conference, in which dance professionals from around the world visit the renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. They will be allowed to get a glimpse of the young students during several of their daily ballet lessons. The demonstration for her class was about to start, when Katya was ordered by the teacher to leave the room. Why did she have to get injured the day before the conference? This was her chance to be seen by an international crowd, and she has worked so hard to reach this point. Her shoulder hurts, but she doesn’t care. She is used to this pain. If it didn’t hurt how would she get better?
Somalia: Women seek refuge in IDP camps
The Guardian has a great photo essay which features women supported by Be The Change: Save A Life charity, in camps in east Somalia as part of their response to the food crisis in East Africa.
A Place I Knew So Well
When photographer Joachim Ladefoged and his wife had their first child in 2001, it would change both of their lives. Just two months later, the 9/11 attacks took place and then-new father Ladefoged, known for his powerful reportage photography filed from 60 countries, decided to radically change how he approached much of his work.
“Many of my friends went to the war in Afghanistan,” he tells TIME. “But I didn’t want my kid to lose a father, so I didn’t go. I was thinking – like so many other parents at that time – ‘what kind of world are we going to face now?’”.