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New Book Is a Road Map Through The Life of Photographer Roger Ballen

When Roger Ballen graduated from high school in 1968, his parents gave him a Nikon FTn camera. It was flown over from Hong Kong by a friend and lost …

Aesthetics

Submit to The Print Swap for a Chance to Exhibit Work at MOPLA

The fourth-ever Print Swap exhibition will take place this April as part of the 10th Anniversary edition of the Month of Photography Los Angeles! As …

Robert Mapplethorpe

Portraits Reveal the Many Faces of Bureaucracy

The word ’bureaucracy’ has a negative connotation. It suggests unnecessary paperwork, inefficiency and unfriendliness. This negative perception is …

Crime

The Print Swap is Coming to Brooklyn for a Holiday Exhibition and Event

The Print Swap, our international photo-sharing initiative, is coming to ROOT Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on December 7th in a show curated by …

Coney Island

Tragic, Heartfelt Photos from the Streets of Poughkeepsie

During his junior year at Vassar College, the photographer Caleb Stein passed through Main Street in Poughkeepsie, New York every day on the way to …

Street Photography

Photographer Captures a Day in the Life of Children with Rare Genetic Conditions

In 1969, Karen Haberberg’s parents lost their first son, a two-year-old boy named Raphael Haberberg. Rafi had a rare genetic disorder called …

Autism

Martin Parr’s Evocative Ode to Scotland

In the title of his newest book from Damiani, Martin Parr suggests: <b>Think of Scotland</b> – and what comes to mind? Perhaps it is the wail of bagpipes …

Martin Parr

Stories Made of Solitude: a Walk in the Woods in the American South

<i>“How surely are the dead beyond death. Death is what the living carry with them. A state of dread, like some uncanny foretaste of a bitter memory.</i> …

American South

A Photographer’s Strange and Beautiful Ode to His Daughter

Amsterdam photographer Caspar Claasen, like all parents, dreads the day his child will have to live without him. Four years ago, when his daughter …

Parenting

A Fresh Look at Gordon Parks’ Photo Essay “Harlem Gang Leader”

<i>Gordon Parks: Red Jackson, Harlem, New York, 1948; gelatin silver print; 19 1/2 x 15</i> <i><br>3/4 in.</i><p><i>Gordon Parks: Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948; gelatin</i> …

Photojournalism

Eerie, Dreamlike Moments Made on Light-Sensitive Paper

Vanessa Marsh still remembers the night at sleep-away camp when she learned the truth about the night sky: once starlight reached the earth, it had …

Art

Daily Life of a Luk Thep Doll in Thailand

Petch is Thailand’s first known Luk Thep doll – a plastic doll manufactured in the way any doll might be. The only difference being that the doll has …

Thailand

Squarespace Has an Amazing New Analytics App for Your Website (Sponsored)

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever for photographers to connect with their followers and clients. A good website shares your vision with the …

Web Design

The Man Who Made History by Photographing India in Color

<i>Raghubir Singh, Ganapati immersion, Chowpatty, Bombay, 1989</i> <i><br>Chromogenic print</i> <i><br>Photograph copyright © 2017 Succession Raghubir Singh,</i> <i><br>Courtesy Howard</i> …

Art

Bonnie & Clyde: The Very First Exhibition of Historical Photographs

There is nothing more American than the anti-hero, the fearless, go-for-self radical who rejects all social norms, subverting the system in order to …

Art

A New Photo Book for People Who Love Cats

On the cover of <i>PhotoCat.,</i> Schilt Publishing’s new ode to feline-kind, you’ll find a portrait of Sacha de Boer’s longtime companion– a picture simply …

Martin Parr

These Veterans Are Using Photography to Cope with Trauma

At the Menlo Park Division of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California, veterans learn photography as a way of coping with trauma. Mark …

Never-Before-Published Ryan McGinley Photos

When Ryan McGinley was a kid, one of his favorite books was <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</i>. “I love Mark Twain and I love that adventurous spirit of …

Photographers

A Quintessential Road Trip In Search of ‘America’

The United States is built on myth, dating back to the earliest days of the republic, when Thomas Jefferson wrote, “All men are created equal,” …

Submit Your Photos to The Print Swap Holiday Exhibition!

The Print Swap, Feature Shoot’s worldwide photo-sharing project, is coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the holidays! Our third-ever Print Swap …

Christmas

Unforgettable Photos from One of the World’s Last Matrilineal Societies

In order to get to China’s Lugu Lake, where the Mosuo people live, German photographer Karolin Klüppel traveled by road. That road, she says, has …

These Photos Challenge Representations of South America

Imagery has historically been the thing that has shaped our views of the world, and especially of the regions we could only imagine but would never …

Authoritarianism

Grief, Loss, and Hope in the Streets of New York City

Daeja Fallas’s grandfather, Jack Peters, taught her how to spell her name. He taught her how to ride a bike, ice skate, build a fire, and plant a …

The Overlooked Value of Motherhood Revealed in Photos

“I come from a long line of matriarchs and feminists,” New Mexico photographer Megan Jacobs tells me. “Both my grandmother and my mother were …

Parenting

Bittersweet Photos by a Man Grieving His Partner’s Death

Minnesota photographer Andrew A. Amundsen moved to his attic loft apartment abruptly after the death of his girlfriend and muse, a woman named Laurie …

From Boy to Man: Samuel Fosso’s Journey Through Self-Portraits

At the tender age of 13, Samuel Fosso set up Studio Photo Nationale, and began his career as a photographer. The year was 1975, and Fosso was working …

See 40 Landscapes from The Print Swap at Black Eye Gallery

Since Feature Shoot launched The Print Swap, a worldwide project for photographers who want to share their work with one another, we’ve had repeated …

Electric Portraits Touch on the Nuances of the African Diaspora

Philadelphia-based photographer Shawn Theodore has had an incredibly inspiring and productive year– between a successful exhibition in Philadelphia …

Behind-the-Scenes with Multi-Talented Photographer Caylon Hackwith (Sponsored)

Caylon Hackwith doesn’t have just one job title. He’s a photographer, an art director, a photo editor, a cinematographer. He straddles fine art and …

Web Design

The Sorrow and Grace of Abandoned Cats, in Photos

“I remember having the clear feeling that I was taking photos of people,” Italian photographer Sabrina Boem tells me of her first encounter with …

Cats