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When We See Photographs of Some Dead Bodies and Not Others

From 2007 to 2016, I taught college courses about photography and war, and my students and I discussed what to make of the fact that we almost never saw images of dead American soldiers in the news media. Dead Iraqis, dead Afghans, dead Syrians — yes, we saw those bodies, blown up and bloodied, …

Journalism

Triggered: David Hobby Reflects on 12 Years with Strobist

For the past 12 years, David Hobby has been living his life as Strobist – one of the first and greatest online photography resources. Entire photo …

Social Media

Tourists Vying for Perfect Selfie Spot Brawl at Rome's Trevi Fountain

Imagine standing before an iconic piece of Baroque architecture—and starting a giant fight. That’s effectively what happened earlier this month at …

Unbridled

Mourning And Instagramming The Death Of A Pet

In 1998, photographer Preston Gannaway and her college roommate answered a newspaper listing that advertised kittens. They drove out to a house and found a man waiting in the driveway, carrying a kitten in each arm. Gannaway picked the one with short hair, because of allergies, and named her Isis …

Photos

Public Housing for Some, Instagram Selfie Backdrop for Others

HONG KONG — The basketball courts at Choi Hung Estate, a public housing complex in Hong Kong, would seem the perfect place to play. Brightly painted in blue, orange, yellow and red, they are on the sunny roof of a two-story parking garage, and surrounded on three sides by equally colorful high-rise …

Hong Kong

'Success Kid' meme boy who became a viral star is all grown up at 10 years old

A baby who became a viral meme thanks to his determined expression and clenched fist now looks almost unrecognisable.<p>Sammy Griner from Jacksonville, …

Viral

Dad Photoshops Baby Into Dangerous Situations to Freak Out Relatives

Designer and Dad Stephen Crowley is doing his best to give his relatives a heart attack… Photoshop style. The creative father recently decided to …

Photoshop

You probably don't know what ISO means – and that's a problem

Whatever camera or phone you have, it’ll report the ISO value it used to take its photos. Despite its ubiquity, ‘ISO’ probably doesn’t mean what you …

Cinematography

‘We’re closed forever!’: How the search for the perfect selfie led to bedlam at an Ontario sunflower farm

There’s one thing the Bogle family wants to make clear off the top: no more pictures.<p>Their sunflower farm is closed to Facebookers, Instagrammers, Snapchatters (Snappers?) and all the other social-media looky-loos who tromped over their crops and plugged local roads for kilometres around over the …

Social Media

Photographer Outs Herself as Mystery Donor of $5.5M to Female Artists

In 1996, a mysterious program called Anonymous Was a Woman began giving $25,000 with no questions asked to 10 underrecognized female artists over the …

The Arts

Some of the Most Spectacular Astronomy Images of 2018

Over 4,200 photographs were submitted to this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, but only these 25 images made it …

Astronomy

I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here's How We Did It. - PhotoShelter Blog

In late 2017 Sabine Meyer, the Photography Director of the National Audubon Society, approached me to join the jury for their annual photography …

Killing of African Giraffe Sets Off Anger at ‘White American Savage’ Who Shot It

The dead giraffe is curled up on the ground in souvenir photographs. The American woman who killed it during a guided hunt in South Africa is nestled in the curve of the animal’s long neck, clutching her long gun and pointing at the sky in gratitude.<p>That was last year. But in June, the photographs …

Meet the Finalists for the New Vanguard Photography Prize

The Cut is thrilled to announce the finalists for the first ever New Vanguard Photography Prize, presented by <i>Document Journal</i> and Calvin Klein, …

Kwaku Alston’s “A Great Day in Hollywood”

In 1958, 33-year old Art Kane assembled 57 jazz musicians to the stoop at 17 East 126th Street at an ungodly 10 a.m. and photographed “A Great Day in …

The Things They Carried: Items Confiscated From Migrants in the Last Decade

For Tom Kiefer, they were symbols of humanity.<p>Half-used bars of soap. Bibles with pages earmarked and worn from prayer. Wallets with credit cards and driver’s licenses. And lots of unopened cans of tuna.<p>For more than a decade, Mr. Kiefer worked as a janitor at the Customs and Border Protection …

Immigration

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Adobe AI learns to spot the photo fakery Photoshop makes easy

Photoshop fakery is getting more and more sophisticated, but Adobe Systems is using AI to detect when it's happened.<p>Plenty of photo editing is no big deal, but in some situations -- for example, photojournalism, viral photos of politicians or celebrities and forensic evidence used by law …

Microsoft 'Improves' Racist Facial Recognition Software

In a self-congratulatory move, Microsoft announced some major improvements today to its fundamentally biased facial recognition software. The …

How I Shot the Milky Way Rising Above a Thunderstorm

I have captured photos of stars above distant thunderstorms before, but I never imagined I would be able to capture the Milky Way above a <i>nearby</i> …

Instagram star used stock image photos

<b>A popular Instagram photographer has apologised after being caught posting stock image library content and indicating it was his own work.</b><p>Singapore-based Daryl Aiden Yow has more than 104,000 followers on the Facebook-owned service.<p>His fame on the platform had led Sony, Oppo and Uniqlo - among …

Social Media

Courts Awards $1.9 Million Default Judgment to Photographer |

On June 4, 2018, a judge in the Central District of California (Los Angeles) granted to Edgar Babayan a $1.9 million default judgment for copyright …

Why Lens Coatings Are So Important: These Lovely Layers Are More Than Just a Pretty Face

Among the most aesthetically satisfying features of a good lens is the lovely color of the front glass. Check out the ads trying to lure you to new …

Facebook’s AI Can Open Your Eyes in Blinking Photos

“Take it again, I blinked.” That’s something commonly said after pictures are snapped, but it may soon be a relic of the past if Facebook has its …

Google reveals how to simulate shallow DOF from a single mobile camera

Google has published an 18-page study fully detailing the synthetic depth-of-field technology that makes its single-camera Portrait Mode possible. …

McMoon: How the Earliest Images of the Moon Were so Much Better than we Realised

Fifty years ago, 5 unmanned lunar orbiters circled the moon, taking extremely high resolution photos of the surface. They were trying to find the …

The drama and fury of Kilauea's volcano from space

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano is causing all kinds of havoc. So far, it's wiped out at least 600 homes including a neighborhood called "Vacationland," completely filled in Kapoho Bay and rained olivine gems from the sky. Now, its destruction has been caught by the ESA Copernicus satellite Sentinel-2B …

No, I Didn’t Fake This Lava Photo

Yes, it’s possible. I did indeed capture what you see above in one shot. Although some of the Internet seem to disagree, it’s true. What you see …

24 Kisses Around New York City in 24 Hours

The plan was to drive around and pick up couples in a truck, photographing them as the city rolled by. As always, New York was full of surprises.

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