BJP Review: 1971

This issue is just packed with so many good photos I'm simply going to have to pick a few as it's just too hard to choose a single image.

Firstly I was struck by the photo of this guy.  Taken by Czech photojournalist Anthony Bahenský (2 Apr 1933-).  With the angle of light perfectly matching the angle of rolled up paper/carpet the guy is carrying.  The interesting backdrop to it all.  The perfect composition.  I keep staring at this photograph.

 (c) Anthony Bahenský

(c) Anthony Bahenský

Another from Larry Herman who I also picked from the 1970 issue. This time it's a classic David vs. Goliath theme, but what makes the picture for me is the guy hunched over the right of the luncheonette as though the fight has gone out of him.

 (c) Larry Herman

(c) Larry Herman

A haunting image but again nothing biographical that I can find out about the photographer; Paul Carter.

 (c) Paul Carter

(c) Paul Carter

Finally from the difficult choices available from this issue is a photo by Pedro Luis Raota (1934-1986).  Again, not someone I've heard of yet I keep reading that he's "one of the 20th century's most important photographers."  Certainly all the work I've now seen of his is outstanding.  Here from the magazine is a startling photograph of a woman walking/running away from a fire with what I assume are her children.  It's almost a more powerful photograph for the lack of context given.

 (c)     Pedro Luis Raota

(c)   Pedro Luis Raota