As wildfires blaze throughout California, Washington state has endured a cataclysmic wildfire season of its own. A series of fires in central and eastern Washington have made 2014 one of the most destructive wildfire seasons on record. Most notable was the Carlton Complex fire, which began as four small fires ignited by lighting in mid-July. The fires spread quickly and combined. It went on to burn 256,108 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Nearly 300 homes were destroyed in the fire’s path.
Witnessing the aftermath first-hand, Seattle-based photographer Ian C. Bates drove through the affected areas in July, surveying the destruction.
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MSNBC ran my work from the Washington wildfires a few days ago. Give it a look.
Making portraits with Sydney
When Amateur Photographers Make the Front Page
'Imagery is the unrivaled language of our time and Getty Images is deeply committed to supporting the vision and passions of emerging and established photographers and other artists. Our global grants programme has spanned a decade and is the largest in the industry, yet each year’s entrants never fail to produce work that both inspires and profoundly moves us.' - Getty Images CEO Jonathan Klein
Today, Getty Images announced the recipients of its 2014 Editorial Grants. Congratulations to the winners:
Krisanne Johnson - South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Youth
Juan Arredondo – Born in Conflict
Jordi Busqué – The Mennonites of Bolivia
William Daniels – CAR in Chaos
Giulio Di Sturco – Ganges: Death of a River
Laura Boushnak - I Read I Write - Laura was awarded the ‘Lean In’ grant, for a project which deals with the empowerment of women.
All of the recipients will now embark on the completion of their projects. Please read more about the winners and their work on Time Lightbox and New York Times Lens Blog.
Are camera phone-equipped amateurs to blame for professional photographers’ financial woes? A new exhibition, now on show at the Visa pour l’Image photojournalism festival, aims to bring a definite answer to the question.
Been a minute since I worked on my Pike Street project. Felt market-centric today.
RNO —> SFO leg… Homeward bound
Eastern —> Western | Washington State