On Photography

On Photography

Welcome to dispatches On Photography.

If it interests us and we think it’s worth sharing this space is where we will publish essays and conversations that we hope will encourage discussion about the way our world is represented by photographers and the media. We will offer straightforward opinion about the issues we think anyone in the photography ecosystem should be concerned about and occasionally we will showcase photography and run interviews with leading figures from that rarified world.

“The King is dead. Long live the King!” April 2008

Stephen Mayes on what we can learn from American culture about photojournalism for the next generation.
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On Photography / Stephen Mayes

World Press Photo Acceptance Speech
Amsterdam, April 27th 2008

A lot of people have asked what this image means to me. It’s a question that I’ve tended to sidestep because it touches on some fairly personal issues. But I thought perhaps I could try and answer it tonight.
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