A few weeks ago, Aurora photographer Andrew Peacock gained international attention for his documentation of the Russian research vessel M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy trapped in Antarctic ice. Of this recent event, Andrew says, "For that slow news period between Christmas and New Year it’s likely that I was the most published photographer in the world in both the press and web news sites. It was all a bit surreal given that I was stuck on a ship at the bottom of the world." A few days ago, PetaPixel published an interview with Andrew, spurred by the photos taken on this trip.
Andrew discusses his career as a doctor, his first experiences with photography, and his world travels. He also speaks fondly of his friend and fellow-photographer, Aurora's Corey Rich.
To read the interview, click here
To see more of Andrew's work, visit the Aurora Photos website here
The portrait of Andrew at the beginning of this post was taken by Laurence Topham
National Geographic is featuring the photography of Aurora Photos photographer Andrew Peacock in their article "Beat Pictures: Photographer Trapped Aboard Antarctic Ship." The M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy, a Russian research vessel, became trapped in ice off the coast of East Antarctica on Christmas Eve.
On December 9th, 74 passengers of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition left New Zealand in route to East Antarctica for a month-long scientific expedition. The scientists, media, and students aboard the ship visited sites first seen by Australian explorer Sir Douglas Mawson's team a hundred years ago. Peacock, who is a freelance photographer based in Australia, joined aboard to document the trip and, given the current situation, is also acting as Expedition Doctor and trying to keep people calm. His photos, which are attracting national attention, capture the massive amounts of ice engulfing the ship, but also the crew in their daily routine, the students and researchers gathering and reviewing data, and the arctic wildlife and scenery.
To view the story on National Geographic, click here
To view more of Andrew Peacock's photos of the trip, visit the Aurora Photos website here
Aurora photographer Logan Mock-Bunting's pictures of freediver Nicholas Mevoli were published in the New York Times for a story about Mevoli's untimely death during a freediving competition in the Bahamas. Mock-Bunting had been photographing Mevoli for several years and the two men had become friends. Aurora Photos sends our deepest condolences to Mevoli's friends and family. For more information about Nicholas Mevoli and to read the story in the New York Times, click here
To see more work by Logan Mock-Bunting on Nicholas Mevoli, click here
Aurora Select Photographer Tyrone Turner recently shot and produced a multimedia piece about TelEmergency. In 2003 the University of Mississippi Medical Center launched TelEmergency, which links ER doctors in Jackson, Mississippi to nurse practitioners and patients in 15 rural hospitals via live interactive video feed.
To view Tryone's portfolio, click here.