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Affect/Effect: Photographs That Create Change – Susan Meiselas discusses all potential of photography

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“We have to know about each other. Photography gives us that opportunity.”

-Susan Meiselas

This is an amazing video where Magnum photographer and Open Society Institute – Moving Walls co-curator Susan Meiselas talks about the impact that photography can make on social consciousness. Her personal website is also very interesting as it includes an audio component on every page with her commentary on her work and photography in general. The Open Society Institute is an extremely important resource for documentary photographers with grants, fellowships, exhibitions, online multimedia and portfolios, and a resource center for a multitude of social programs.

Written by Zara Katz

April 8, 2010 at 10:25 am

We’re on WHAT?!

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Dearest Readers,

We’ve made the quantum leap to Facebook.┬áPlease do check us out, as this is by far our most convincing virtual reality experience to date.

*****Just click the pic!

-Fifty Crows

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March 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm

FiftyCrows Fine Print Program – Larry Sultan

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One of the most important components of FiftyCrows is the Fine Print Program, which is a major source of funding for the foundations initiatives. These limited-edition prints have been donated by 35 masters of photography, such as Eve Arnold, Hansel Mieth, and Jacques Lowe. Purchasing a print from the FiftyCrows Fine Print Program enables the foundation to cultivate the future of documentary photography by creating more exhibitions, lectures, and grants. All the prints can be viewed and purchased online at the FiftyCrows website. Please note that if you become a member of FiftyCrows for $35/year you can receive a $200-$1500 discount on photographs from the Fine Print Program. Contact FiftyCrows at if you are interested in membership or Fine Prints.

Conversation Through Kitchen Window, Los Angeles, 1992. Ektacolor print, 11x14 inches, signed by the artist. Introduced as a Photo Fund collector print in 1999 as edition of 100. Market Value: $1000 Member price: $750

Larry Sultan was born in 1946 in New York. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sultan’s “Pictures form Home” (1992) combines images of his aging parents with dialogue that hints at the conflict beneath the surface. This particular image is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. In 2005, he published “The Valley,” a body of work documenting pornographic film sets in Southern California. Sultan was a professor at the California College of the Arts and sadly passed away last month.

Larry Sultan Obituary in the New York Times here.

Written by Zara Katz

January 25, 2010 at 11:32 am

FIFTYCROWS: Social Change Photography BLOG

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FChomepageWelcome to FiftyCrows Blog! Over the next several weeks we will be posting updates on the photographers who won the International Fund for Documentary Photography from 1990 until 2004. The FiftyCrows blog will feature images and multimedia projects from other contemporary documentary photographers and photojournalist from around the world. Please stay tuned for posts about fundraising, business tips and distribution in the future.

FiftyCrows is proud to announce that we are now partners with liveBooks, the leading provider in professional photography websites. The newest project from liveBooks offers photojournalist high-quality, low-cost websites, which FiftyCrows believes is giving photographers the tools they need to have their vision connect with the world. Take a look as many of the FiftyCrows IFDP winners are featured on the website:

Written by Zara Katz

May 28, 2009 at 10:34 am