April 19th, 2012
August 19th, 2010
All photos © Tim Hetherington, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
April 20, 2011 and the days that followed were difficult for many people who admired photographers Tim Hetheringon and Chris Hondros. There is some consolation in the fact we can still look at and enjoy their work. Many of Hetherington’s images from Liberia and Afghanistan, as well as his multimedia works, are now on view in an exquisitely displayed show at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City through May 12.
The families of Hetherington and Hondros designated charities that were meaningful to these photographers where donations can be made in their memories. More information on these memorials can be found here.
Above: “Untitled, Liberia 2003.”
June 24th, 2010
© Micah Garen
A poppy farmer in Marja, from Marja’s Hearts and Minds, a photo essay published as a web exclusive for Vanity Fair. Micah Garen traveled to the southern Afghan city of Marja, site of a major offensive this past February, with a Wisner 4×5 field camera to photograph the diverse cast of characters—soldiers, elders, farmers, even robots—whose actions will decide the mission’s outcome. To learn more about his documentary,Pashtunistan, and see more of Micah’s work click here.
June 23rd, 2010
Members of the the 2nd Platoon Company, Charlie Company, 2/508 PIR, 4BCT Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were injured after two mines exploded in Afghanistan’s Arghanab Valley. Pfc. Jorge Rostra Obando, shown above, was stunned by the explosion. While he was handed a cigarette, Obando requested that Staff Sgt. Edward Rosa read Psalm 91 from the Bible, the passage that his mother used to read during his childhood. See more of Ricardo’s work from Afghanistan on his blog and website.
WARNING: graphic depictions of battle scenes and casualties to follow.
June 3rd, 2009
All photos © Peter van Agtmael / Magnum Photos / The New York Times Magazine
General Stanley A. McChrystal meets with U.S. and Afghan commanders at Forward Operating Base Delhi in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Peter van Agtmael documented General McChrystal and the challenges facing American forces in Afghanistan.
Van Agtmael’s series is included in the PDN Photo Annual 2010 online gallery.
Photo by Matthieu Paley. Portrait of Marbet, 7, returning from looking over sheep ouside. Her red cheeks are literally burned by cold. This photo is from an expedition through the Wakhan Corridor and into the Afghanin Pamir mountains in Afghanistan in January and February of 2008 to document the life of the Afghan Kyrgyz tribe. The story was published in German magazine GEO under photo editor Ruth Eichhorn.
Paley won a $3,000 cash prize through the Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund, sponsored by Parsons The New School for Design and PDN. The award is judged by Marty Forscher, Michelle Bogre and Peter B. Kaplan.
Editors’ note: All this week on the PDN Photo of the Day blog, we’re highlighting winners of the PDN Photo Annual. To see more, please view our online winners gallery.