Timothy Karr. Top: South Florida, 2014. Bottom: Skopje, Macedonia, 2014.
Timothy Karr. South Florida
Recent Acquisition. “Mary” by Tammy Mercure.
Timothy Karr. Skopje, Zurich, New York City, 2014.
Timothy Karr. Hudson County, NJ.
Timothy Karr. Hoboken Sunset, 2014. From the series Trans-Hudson.
Asher Svidensky. Mongolian Eagle Huntress.
The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people who hunt — mostly for fox and hares — using golden eagles.
Most of the hunters are men, trained from adolescence to handle the large birds. While on assignment in the region, photographer Asher Svidensky found 13-year-old Ashol-Panon. She took over the family hunt from an older brother who had been called up for military service.
Svidensky’s photojournalism recalls a National Geographic approach of the mid 20th century — an era when travel photography played heavily on the drama and exoticism of foreign lands. It’s a romanticized style that has grown tiresome and common over the years. Some of the best photojournalism I see happening today is by photographers exploring more complex themes closer to home (see Daniel Shea and Stacy Kranitz).
Other shots from Sivdensky’s portfolio feel as though they’re mired in an outdated notion of photography. And while his images of Ashol-Panon are of the same ilk, they remind that every so often that stuff was pretty great.
Timothy Karr. Top: Florida Keys, March 2014. Bottom: Hoboken, NJ, March 2014.
The Alaska Earthquake struck 50 years ago. An image from the aftermath.
Timothy Karr. New Jersey —> Florida.
Timothy Karr. Hudson County, 2014. From the series Trans-Hudson.