AT FOVEA: Children of the Cheyenne River photographs by Emily Schiffer

Schiffer’s subjects are her students– young residents from six to 20 years old—of the Cheyenne River Reservation in ruralSouth Dakota. This exhibit is comprised of medium format black & white photographs of the children, as well as photographs and text from her students.





The tragedy in Japan unfolds in news and documentary images by:

Christoph Bangert/Redux, Carlos Barria/Reuters, Peter Blakely/Redux, David Butow/Redux, Adam Dean/Panos, James Whitlow Delano/Redux, Digital Globe, Shiho Fukiama, GeoEye, David Guttenfelder/Associated Press, Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters, Kyodo News, Dominic Nahr/Magnum, Jake Price, Damir Sagolj/Reuters, Hiroto Sekiguchi/Associated Press, Mainichi Shimbun Daily, Q. Sakamaki/Redux, Ko Sasaki, Toshiyki Tsunenari/Associated Press, & Donald Weber/VII


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This exhibit marks Fovea’s four-year anniversary.

Chieko Chiba looks for remains of her house in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, March 16, 2011. "Everything is gone." she said. Photo by Shiho Fukada

A Second Chance to Help:


According to the latest jobs report, the unemployment rate fell to 8.9% — a nearly two-year low.

One of the benefits of working as a picture editor over the years is working with talented photojournalist that really seem to understand the importance of what documentary photography can mean to the world.

The impact that documentary projects can make in our continued search for social equality and the understanding of what that means on both a humanitarian and environmental level is enormous.

Much of the significant journalistic work being produced today is by freelance journalists who try to find creative ways to fund their projects.

For one friend and former colleague, Caitlin M. Kelly, a small goal has been reached but we have two weeks to continue with our support for this and future projects.  At a time when it is difficult to have faith in the economy when you can’t count on a future of employment, but…there is always an opportunity to put your faith in those who have a shared respect for those who walk our planet.


Documentary Photography:

A frozen moment in time by a photographer who has the hope that a single image will convey something of importance to the viewer.  It’s anything and everything…a comment on reality…a deeply felt moment…a snapshot…a private view of the family…an image for publication. 

Old Mill, Beacon, NY

 Driveby culture and the endless search for wow!

Seth Godin’s Blog

Documentary Legend Dies:

For 19 years his work reminds me daily why I love what I do.


 NPPA and New York Times


I met Mr. Moore in April 1991 when he was giving a series of lectures at Iowa State University.  A dedicated, passionate, journalist this world will ever know. He spoke with compassion of his work and subjects.  He looked you in the eye with a smile and a good heart. It was his work, and that of Gordon Parks that would inspire my desire to be a photojournalist…I’m guessing hundreds more just like myself.  We’re fortunate his work lives to educate those that have forgotten the past.

Eyes of Fovea:

"Eyes of Fovea" exhibit in Beacon,NY

Eyes of Fovea

Fovea: A small depression in the retina, constituting the point where vision is most clear.

Under the direction of exhibit curator and Fovea board director, Sabine Meyer and founding member and director Stephanie Heimann-Markham, volunteers worked into the weekend to prepare for the opening of “Eyes of Fovea”.

The current exhibition is an opportunity for the gallery to display the work of those individuals who have been an important part of supporting Fovea in their mission, To Educate Through Visual Journalism as they near their third-year anniversary in Beacon, NY.

The exhibit is a wonderful reflection of photographers that truly understand documentary photography is not bound by subject or style.  It’s only mission is to inform the viewer.

Thoughts from a photographer:

Visual inspiration came early from the works of painters Georgia O’Keeffe, Picasso and Van Gogh.  The idea of creating something beautiful that originated in one’s mind and flowed through the body from hand to canvas was fascinating.

I found the process was laborious and painful.  My mind expected perfection and an exact reproduction of the subject that could not be produced…the camera was a perfect tool.

The impact through photojournalism and documentary photography offers the ability to empower the world’s persecuted and forgotten.  It offers a window to the viewer and changes lives for those who are accepting to change.

The camera is both a mask and shield for the photographer;  a tool to create beauty and document better human understanding; replacing fear with knowledge.

Remember the work of Charles Moore:

As we remember the challenges of Reverend King and those struggles that we still face today in reaching equality for all men and women, also remember those who documented the fight.

Few photographers in the history of documentary photography have made such an impact on the world with his images as those of Charles Moore while covering the Civil Rights Movement during the early 1960’s.

Take the time to review the photographer’s heart and passion.


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