In this time when video is ubiquitous from sources like TV news and YouTube, there are still types of information that are most effectively delivered by the traditional means of the still image – in this case, the news photo.
Every year a Pulitzer Prize is awarded for Breaking News Photography. This year the prize goes the photography staff of Reuters for a vivid and startling visual narrative of the urgency, desperation, and sadness of migrants as they journeyed to the U.S. from Central and South America.
We live in a time of very divisive politics, in which there are very different opinions regarding immigration in general and migration to the US from countries to the south in particular. A series of photos will not tip the discussion in one direction or another. But they can help us to realize that, whenever we hear news about “migrants,” “Syrians,” or any other group, what is really being talked about is PEOPLE – with the same desires, fears, emotions, family ties, ability to experience joy and pain as any of the rest of us.
Bill Dobbins is a professional photographer, videographer and writer based in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited as fine art in two museums, a number of galleries, and he has published eight books, including two fine art photo books:
Bill Dobbins THE BODY PHOTOGAPHER became well known for his male and female physique photos - images of the aesthetic, athletic body.
Using the same distinctive personal style, characterized by strong graphics and a classic look in both color and BW, Bill Dobbins has also developed a body of work featuring fashion, beauty and glamor photos In a world in which so many images create a level of "noise" that makes it hard for advertisers to be noticed, Bill's work cuts right through the confusion and grabs the eye.
Bill has created two art photos books: The Women: Photographs of the Top Female Bodybuilders (Artisan) and Modern Amazons (Taschen) and his fine art work has appeared in two museums and several galleries.
BILL DOBBINS PHOTOGRAPHY
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THE FEMALE PHYSIQUE WEBZINE/GALLERY