I am running a crowdfunder to help young Syrian photographers exhibit their work in the UK and also raise funds for equipment etc. The crowdfunder is here: Young Lens Syria Exhibition and add your pledge today.

Several of the young photojournalists have already been killed. Its important their voice is heard and their work gets a wider audience.

Please tell others and encourage them to pledge too.

Thank you so much, Steven Dale

Tim Hetherington killed in Misrata

Read the article on BBC website

Tim was a great documentary image maker and a pioneer of multi-media reporting. His film Restrepo was a brilliant insight into the war in Afghanistan from the grunt’s perspective.

His loss and that of all other journalists in the current conflict underlines that cost of bringing us the news and helping us to understand the situation (at least better than just relying on the main organs of news would).

Obviously, the greater loss of civilians lives is even more of a tragedy but without the reporting of folk like Tim we would know even less about their real suffering.

All in all, it reminds me of the song “War, Good God, what is it good for… absolutely nothing!”

Fotolibra looking for images of scenic places in Britain

Fotolibra is looking for images of scenic locations*…

Minimum pixel dimensions: 3000 × 2000
Landscape only; colour

Deadline: Friday June 5th 2009; 12:00 GMT

To submit images to Picture Calls in fotoLibra, simply click on the Picture Call megaphone icon below a thumbnail in your Collections, and select the relevant SCENIC TOUR 2011 from the drop-down menu which appears. Pictures must be marked as Rights Managed, and should not be sent direct to me.

It’s time again for the Scenic Tour calendar project which some of you will remember from previous years: Victorian paintings of locations in the UK supported by modern-day photos of the same scenes. We need contemporary images of the locations listed below, taken from precisely the same viewpoint as the artist, but showing them as they appear tod

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