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Contact Press Images Contact Press Images was formed to give its journalists - who were photographers - a greater voice i Contact Press Images is one of the most significant agencies and archives of late-20th-century in existence.

Representing the work of two-dozen preeminent photographers, including:

Founding Members: David Burnett, Frank Fournier, Kenneth Jarecke, Annie Leibovitz, Dilip Mehta, Alon Reininger;
Senior Members: Kristen Ashburn, Alexandra Avakian, Stephen Dupont and Lori Grinker;
Contributors: Juliana Beasley, Sean Hemmerle, James Hill, Edward Keating
Special Contributors: Jane Evelyn Atwood, Martine Barra

Representing the work of two-dozen preeminent photographers, including:

Founding Members: David Burnett, Frank Fournier, Kenneth Jarecke, Annie Leibovitz, Dilip Mehta, Alon Reininger;
Senior Members: Kristen Ashburn, Alexandra Avakian, Stephen Dupont and Lori Grinker;
Contributors: Juliana Beasley, Sean Hemmerle, James Hill, Edward Keating
Special Contributors: Jane Evelyn Atwood, Martine Barra

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09/10/2021
Monika Iken lost her husband on September 11. This portrait and others photographed on assignment for NY Post to be publ...
09/10/2021

Monika Iken lost her husband on September 11. This portrait and others photographed on assignment for NY Post to be published for the 20th anniversary.

Monika Iken lost her husband on September 11. This portrait and others photographed on assignment for NY Post to be published for the 20th anniversary.

Hale Gurland’s descent into Dante’s Inferno. A multi-disciplinary artist and metals sculptor worked nights cutting steel...
09/09/2021

Hale Gurland’s descent into Dante’s Inferno. A multi-disciplinary artist and metals sculptor worked nights cutting steel the first week of the terror attacks on the WTC. Ocassionly pausing to take photographs, Hale exposed just five rolls of film in a week…in the Portfolio position of this month’s Harper’s Magazine. This excerpt from their web.

https://harpers.org/archive/2021/09/world-of-night-world-trade-center-september-11-2001/

(Not behind a paywall)

#september11 ##911 #911memorial #groundzero #groundzeroheroes #fdny #nypd #papd #nypdfinest #fdny343 #halegurland #photojournalism #contactpressimages

Smithsonian interviews Lori Grinker on her coverage on 9/11 detailing her walk from Brooklyn to Ground Zero culminating ...
09/09/2021

Smithsonian interviews Lori Grinker on her coverage on 9/11 detailing her walk from Brooklyn to Ground Zero culminating in her series of the three firemen raising the flag at Ground Zero. An interesting story behind the three photographers who shot that seminal moment.
Thanks 🙏 to Brian!

#september11 #911 #9/11 #groundzero #groundzeroheroes #raisingtheflag #theflag #fdny #rescue2 #nypd #nypdfinest #papd #papdprotectsnynj #photojournalism #lorigrinker #trailblazersoflight #contactpressimages #smithsonian #smithsonianmagazine

A super fabulous double-truck in The New Yorker this week accompanies a really strong piece of journalism on women in Af...
09/09/2021

A super fabulous double-truck in The New Yorker this week accompanies a really strong piece of journalism on women in Afghanistan. The image, made in ‘98 by Stephen Dupont, a veteran of thirty years of shooting in the country, shows Afghan women walking along the road to the Panjshir Valley. Thank you Elizabeth!

#afghanistan #afghanwomen #panjshir #taliban #war #womensrights #afghanistanwar #photojournalism #stephendupont #stephendupontphotography #contactpressimages

Lee (Scratch) Perry, Bob Marley Mentor and Reggae Innovator, Dies at 85With a four-track tape recorder in his Jamaican h...
08/31/2021

Lee (Scratch) Perry, Bob Marley Mentor and Reggae Innovator, Dies at 85
With a four-track tape recorder in his Jamaican home studio, he called The Ark, he opened surreal sonic vistas and cultivated the image of a mad genius. March 1976 (c) David Burnett/Contact Press Images

#leescratchperry #leeperry #leeperryandtheupsetters #reggae #reggaemusic #jamaica #bobmarley #marleymusic #theark #davidburnett #photojournalism #contactpressimages

Lee (Scratch) Perry, Bob Marley Mentor and Reggae Innovator, Dies at 85
With a four-track tape recorder in his Jamaican home studio, he called The Ark, he opened surreal sonic vistas and cultivated the image of a mad genius. March 1976 (c) David Burnett/Contact Press Images

#leescratchperry #leeperry #leeperryandtheupsetters #reggae #reggaemusic #jamaica #bobmarley #marleymusic #theark #davidburnett #photojournalism #contactpressimages

16 years to the day Hurricane Katrina savaged New Orleans and surrounds. Charles Ommanney was there to document with a p...
08/29/2021

16 years to the day Hurricane Katrina savaged New Orleans and surrounds. Charles Ommanney was there to document with a poetic and sensitive vision. And now Hurricane Ida, a CAT4 storm barrels toward Louisiana. Pray for Louisiana.
All photographs (c) Charles Ommanney/Contact Press Images

#hurricane #hurricanekatrina #hurricaneida #stormdamage #hurricanedamage #flooding #neworleans #charlesommanney #photojournalism #contactpressimages

50”x68” Dinka Cattle Camp by Sebastiao Salgado. Ecstatic client just sent me the print in situ.#sebastiãosalgado #sebast...
08/24/2021

50”x68” Dinka Cattle Camp by Sebastiao Salgado. Ecstatic client just sent me the print in situ.

#sebastiãosalgado #sebastiaosalgado #exhibitprint #photographicprints #fineartphotography #bw #bwphotography #wildlifephotography #africa #africaphotography #contactpressimages

50”x68” Dinka Cattle Camp by Sebastiao Salgado. Ecstatic client just sent me the print in situ.

#sebastiãosalgado #sebastiaosalgado #exhibitprint #photographicprints #fineartphotography #bw #bwphotography #wildlifephotography #africa #africaphotography #contactpressimages

Africa History. South Africa anti-apartheid leader Steve Biko was apprehended at a police roadblock in King William's To...
08/18/2021

Africa History. South Africa anti-apartheid leader Steve Biko was apprehended at a police roadblock in King William's Town today (Aug 18) in 1977 and arrested under the Terrorism Act. Police tortured and beat him for 3 1/2 weeks until his heart stopped on Sept 12.

The South African Minister of Police announced that he died after a seven-day hunger strike. Riots ensued in the aftermath of this statement, and a few students were killed in the protests. Fifteen thousand people showed up to Biko’s funeral, including foreign dignitaries, African diplomats, and about 13 Western diplomats. The governments of Ghana and Lesotho released official statements of outrage. The South African police had clearly underestimated the potential consequences of his death, and a global movement emerged, demanding justice for Biko.

(c) Matt Franjola/Contact

#biko #southafrica #apartheid #torture #stevebiko #mattfranjola #photojournalism #contactpressimages

Africa History. South Africa anti-apartheid leader Steve Biko was apprehended at a police roadblock in King William's Town today (Aug 18) in 1977 and arrested under the Terrorism Act. Police tortured and beat him for 3 1/2 weeks until his heart stopped on Sept 12.

The South African Minister of Police announced that he died after a seven-day hunger strike. Riots ensued in the aftermath of this statement, and a few students were killed in the protests. Fifteen thousand people showed up to Biko’s funeral, including foreign dignitaries, African diplomats, and about 13 Western diplomats. The governments of Ghana and Lesotho released official statements of outrage. The South African police had clearly underestimated the potential consequences of his death, and a global movement emerged, demanding justice for Biko.

(c) Matt Franjola/Contact

#biko #southafrica #apartheid #torture #stevebiko #mattfranjola #photojournalism #contactpressimages

9/11 — what started it all.The work of Hale Gurland, a photographer and metals sculptor who, on the afternoon of 9/11 gr...
08/17/2021

9/11 — what started it all.
The work of Hale Gurland, a photographer and metals sculptor who, on the afternoon of 9/11 grabbed his tanks, torches, masks and gauges and descended to “the pile” that was Ground Zero. Spending nights cutting steel and days sleeping, Hale worked the first week at Ground Zero pausing occasionally to shoot with a point and shoot Yashika. In a week, Hale exposed five rolls of TMAX3200. This month, on this, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the September 2021 Harper’s Magazine, dedicates its portfolio well to Hale’s work most of which has never been published before.
A portfolio of twenty-five 20”x24” prints from this work was purchased by the National 9/11 Museum and is part of their permanent collection.

With my thanks to Katy and Violet and the Art team at Harper’s for their edit and their careful stewardship of Hale’s work and story.
All photographs (c) Hale Gurland/Contact Press Images

#9/11 #september11 #groundzero #thepile #national911memorial
#national911museum #searchandrescue #recoveryefforts #halegurland #documentaryphotography #bw #bwphotography #nyfd #nypd #papd #ems #photojournalism #metalsculptor

James Hill, a contract photographer for the NYT, is a veteran of many trips to the region though most importantly he was...
08/16/2021

James Hill, a contract photographer for the NYT, is a veteran of many trips to the region though most importantly he was present as the US incursion unfolded on Afghanistan and was fought after 9/11. These stunning images speak for themselves and depict the Northern Alliance doing battle with the Taliban in the months after Massoud was killed.
Captions follows:
A woman in a burka drives down the street of Taloqan as heavily armed Northern Alliance sit in a pickup captured from the Taliban. Nov 12, 2001

Three soldiers of the Northern Alliance pray in the afternoon, positioned on the frontline outside the city of Kunduz, the last stronghold of the Taliban in the north of Afghanistan, Nov 20, 2001.

Two women watched the bombs from an American B-52 bomber explode on the Taliban front lines as they stood a few miles away in Deshti Qala, Takhar prov. in the very far north Nov 4, 2001

Afghans play the game of Buzkashi in an area controlled by the Northern Alliance. The game is banned by the Taliban, Takhar prov, Nov 9, 2001.

Afghan Taliban troops from Kunduz drive in Toyota jeeps across the frontlines to defect to the Northern Alliance near the town of Bangi. Fourteen jeeps in total arrived, afterwards Northern Alliance troops argued who should take the captured bounty. Nov 22, 2001

A soldier from the Northern Alliance holds his gun over the head of a Taliban soldier killed that morning in fighting in the city of Kunduz as Northern Alliance troops secured the city, the last stronghold of the Taliban in the north, Nov 26, 2001

Next 3 pix: Northern Alliance troops belonging to the forces of General Dostum walk through the site of the battle with Taliban prisoners at Qala-i-Jangi fortress near Mazar-i-Sharif. The bodies of Taliban prisoners lay strewn across the inside of the fort. Afghanistan, Nov 28, 2001

Last picture: Taliban prisoners of war from Kunduz (mostly Pakistani) are huddled on trucks on the road between Kunduz and Mazar-i Sharif, a group of 800 Taliban had surrendered to forces of the Northern Alliance under the command of General Dostum. They were being taken to an unknown destination. Afghanistan, Nov 27, 2001
#afghanistan #northernalliance #taliban

Binti Jua (born March 17, 1988) is a female western lowland gorilla in the Brookfield Zoo, in Brookfield, Illinois, near...
08/15/2021

Binti Jua (born March 17, 1988) is a female western lowland gorilla in the Brookfield Zoo, in Brookfield, Illinois, nearChicago. She was involved in an incident 25 years ago on Aug 16, 1996, in which she tended to a three-year-old boy who had fallen into her enclosure.
When Binti was eight years old, a three-year-old boy climbed the wall around the gorilla exhibit and fell 24 feet (7.3 m) into the gorilla enclosure below, suffering a broken hand and a large gash on the side of his face.
Binti walked towards the unconscious boy while spectators screamed. Binti cradled the child and laid him down when she heard her shift door open to her downstairs enclosure. Her 17-month-old baby, Koola, clutched her back throughout the incident. The boy spent four days in the hospital and recovered fully. He has never been identified despite efforts to locate him. Binti received international media attention from this incident, and for many months afterwards, received special treats and food from her handlers!

These remarkable images were taken by carpenter and amateur photographer Robert Allison who had taken his grandkids to the zoo that day. The pictures were first published in TIME but in 1996, before the internet interest in these images was wild and they sold repeatedly around the world netting Allison a small fortune. The images continue to be sought as examples of innate compassionate animal behavior. Contact has represented Allison’s images to this day.

Binti Jua (born March 17, 1988) is a female western lowland gorilla in the Brookfield Zoo, in Brookfield, Illinois, nearChicago. She was involved in an incident 25 years ago on Aug 16, 1996, in which she tended to a three-year-old boy who had fallen into her enclosure.
When Binti was eight years old, a three-year-old boy climbed the wall around the gorilla exhibit and fell 24 feet (7.3 m) into the gorilla enclosure below, suffering a broken hand and a large gash on the side of his face.
Binti walked towards the unconscious boy while spectators screamed. Binti cradled the child and laid him down when she heard her shift door open to her downstairs enclosure. Her 17-month-old baby, Koola, clutched her back throughout the incident. The boy spent four days in the hospital and recovered fully. He has never been identified despite efforts to locate him. Binti received international media attention from this incident, and for many months afterwards, received special treats and food from her handlers!

These remarkable images were taken by carpenter and amateur photographer Robert Allison who had taken his grandkids to the zoo that day. The pictures were first published in TIME but in 1996, before the internet interest in these images was wild and they sold repeatedly around the world netting Allison a small fortune. The images continue to be sought as examples of innate compassionate animal behavior. Contact has represented Allison’s images to this day.

August 13, 1961 - Building the Berlin Wall begins. Don McCullin, then 25, flew into Berlin to document.“It could almost ...
08/13/2021

August 13, 1961 - Building the Berlin Wall begins. Don McCullin, then 25, flew into Berlin to document.

“It could almost have been as if I had wandered into Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin. I met up with the correspondent but we didn’t work together. In the evenings we’d meet and I’d tell him what I’d photographed. I went straight down to Friedrichstrasse and started working with my Rolleicord of course, I was sitting on the biggest story in the world. I saw the East Germans drilling the foundations and building the Wall breeze block by breeze block.

The Americans were facing the East Germans across Friedrichstrasse and there was enormous tension. In places, Berlin looked like the war had finished just the day before. It was turning into the Berlin that John Le Carré was to describe. I watched the international photographers pass through. I was in awe of these professionals. I was like a little camera-club person from north London working with the camera my mother had retrieved from a pawnshop. But fate was waving some magic wand, directing me. It was so exciting. I felt I was in the right place at the right time, I had an almost magnetic emotional sense of direction pulling me to extraordinary places.”
All photographs (c) Don McCullin/Comtact

#berlinwall #eastgermany #westgermany #checkpointcharlie #buildingtheberlinwall #donmccullin #photojournalism #contactpressimages

Seven years ago we tragically lost the comic genius who was Robin Williams. But he was also a husband, father and friend...
08/11/2021

Seven years ago we tragically lost the comic genius who was Robin Williams. But he was also a husband, father and friend. Photojournalist Arthur Grace was a friend of Robin’s for decades and has some of the best most intimate moments of Robin on and off set captured in his recent book “Robin Williams: a singular portrait.”
Robin Williams, greatly missed.

#robinwilliams #comicgenius #arthurgrace #arthurgracephoto #asingularportrait #photojournalism #contactpressimages

Seven years ago we tragically lost the comic genius who was Robin Williams. But he was also a husband, father and friend. Photojournalist Arthur Grace was a friend of Robin’s for decades and has some of the best most intimate moments of Robin on and off set captured in his recent book “Robin Williams: a singular portrait.”
Robin Williams, greatly missed.

#robinwilliams #comicgenius #arthurgrace #arthurgracephoto #asingularportrait #photojournalism #contactpressimages

A soldier of the Northern Alliance passing through a market in Charikar, flower in hand, Afghanistan. October 2001.Steph...
08/10/2021

A soldier of the Northern Alliance passing through a market in Charikar, flower in hand, Afghanistan. October 2001.
Stephen Dupont no stranger to Afghanistan, has been covering that country since 1993. He has covered the rise of the Taliban thru the 90s to the launch of “Operation Enduring Freedom” on 2001 through the mid-2000. His book “Generation AK” (Steidl) is his testimony on his time in the country. Over the next 10 days as the US winds down its presence there we will play many of his insightful and important images from his time there.
© Stephen DUPONT (CONTACT PRESS IMAGES)

#stephendupont #afghanistan🇦🇫 #afghanistanwar #northernalliance #massoud #conflictzone #conflictphotography #photojournalism #contactpressimages

A soldier of the Northern Alliance passing through a market in Charikar, flower in hand, Afghanistan. October 2001.
Stephen Dupont no stranger to Afghanistan, has been covering that country since 1993. He has covered the rise of the Taliban thru the 90s to the launch of “Operation Enduring Freedom” on 2001 through the mid-2000. His book “Generation AK” (Steidl) is his testimony on his time in the country. Over the next 10 days as the US winds down its presence there we will play many of his insightful and important images from his time there.
© Stephen DUPONT (CONTACT PRESS IMAGES)

#stephendupont #afghanistan🇦🇫 #afghanistanwar #northernalliance #massoud #conflictzone #conflictphotography #photojournalism #contactpressimages

Folks this is the crowd funding campaign of Contact contributor Joao Velozo, who once again is setting off to document t...
08/09/2021

Folks this is the crowd funding campaign of Contact contributor Joao Velozo, who once again is setting off to document the forest fires in Brazil this time focusing on animal rescue. He has the contacts and is poised to do this lean and mean. He’s not asking for a lot of bread here so ANYWAY to help him, 15 or 20 bucks will go a long way. Please give him a hand 🤚:
THANK YOU!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-joo-with-project-scorched-earth?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

Resignation of President Richard M Nixon, August 8, 1974 - 47 years ago.Wife Pat Nixon and daughter, Trisha by his side....
08/09/2021

Resignation of President Richard M Nixon, August 8, 1974 - 47 years ago.
Wife Pat Nixon and daughter, Trisha by his side. Photographs by David Burnett/Contact Press Images

#nixon #nixonresignation #watergate #uspresident #uspresidents #whitehouse #photojournalism #davidburnett #contactpressimages

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