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Five tools a month to learn something new and to stay up to date with what is happening in the photo world today. Our March picks: a workshop run by Atelier Smedsby, a photobook by Jonas Bendiksen, the New Visions call for entries, an article from PDN Magazine and James Nachtwey’s TED Talk.

A WORKSHOP – Atelier Smedsby, One Year Web Based Workshop

There’s just a few days left to apply to Atelier Smedsby’s web based photography workshop, run by JH Engstrom and Margot Wallard. The workshop is a one-year distance learning class incorporating Skype meetings and three individual/group meetings in Paris. The workshop objectives include: learning to identify the participant’s visual language, to help develop, realize and finalize the participant’s project, and to learn to critique photographic work.

Deadline: 10 March 2018

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Cortona On The Move continues its partnership with LensCulture to seek strong and original documentary work from all over the world, to follow up closely the ever-changing language of photography. Among all the submissions, three projects will be awarded a solo show at Cortona On The Move 2018.

Deadline:25 March 2018

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A PHOTOBOOK – “The Last Testament”, by Jonas Bendiksen

In 2014, Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen embarked upon a project, “The Last Testament”, to chronicle seven men who publicly claim to be the biblical Messiah. The project explores the lives and rituals of the Messiahs and their disciples through photography, interviews, scripture and historical material. “The Last Testament”, co-published by Aperture / GOST, explores who these individuals are, who the biblical Messiah was and what people wish him to be in the flesh.

Published by Aperture / GOST – September 2017

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AN ARTICLE – How Photo Editors Use Instagram to Discover Photographers

Five photo editors share their thoughts on Instagram and discuss how it is becoming an essential tool for their profession.

PDN Magazine, 19 February 2018

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RANDOM – James Nachtwey, My Wish: Let My Photographs Bear Witness



On the occasion of James Nachtwey’s exhibition in Milan (until 4 March, Palazzo Reale, Milan), it’s time to dust off this 2007 TED talk in which the American photographer shows his life’s work and talks about the challenges and opportunities of photography in the digital age.


kublaiklan è un collettivo che realizza progetti curatoriali, educativi e di comunicazione in ambito fotografico. I membri (Rica Cerbarano, Francesco Colombelli, Laura Girasole, Aleksander Masseroli Mazurkiewicz e Marco Spinoni) si sono conosciuti nell'ambito del Festival internazionale di fotografia Cortona On The Move.