Rio 2016 Olympic Experience

Four photographers share a few thoughts about their Rio 2016 Olympic experience.


John Lehmann / The Globe and

Like all Olympics, with athletes performing at their best and emotions running high, the days are full of incredible moments. Looking back however at this Summer Games, it’s not one moment that stands out but rather the individual Brazilians I met during my long days over three weeks here on assignment.
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One Sun, One Shadow – Shane Lavalette

Having grown up in Northeastern United States, it was primarily through traditional music – old-time blues, gospel, etc. – that I had formed a relationship with the South. With that in mind, the region’s rich musical history became the natural entry point for my work.
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A Look Back – Stacy Kranitz – 2016

An ongoing series of (unedited) videos from NPAC’s annual Photojournalism Conference.

In April 2016, documentary photographer Stacy Kranitz spoke about the (unintentional) harm photojournalists can do when they descend upon a region in crisis.

Kranitz was born in Kentucky, USA, and received a BFA from New York University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her work has been featured in publications such as Adbusters, Elle, Granta, Mother Jones, New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, Rolling Stone, Vice and Wired. In 2015, Time magazine named her Instagram Photographer of the Year. She is represented by Little Big Man Gallery in Los Angeles.

(Video – Ryan Jackson)


Fort McMurray Wildfires

On May 1, 2016, a local state of emergency was declared in northern Alberta as wildfires began to spread south-west of Fort McMurray, the fourth largest city in Alberta. Two days later, the approximately 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray were ordered to evacuate as the fire entered the city. With almost no advance warning, many fled with only the clothes on their back.
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