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Why photojournalism matters

This week, a conversation came back to haunt me.<p>I kept replaying a lunch meeting I had had about a year ago with a journalism professor at Stanford …

Photojournalism

Bruce Davidson

The acclaimed photojournalist and Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson has been lauded for his searing images of street gangs, circus performers and …

Street Photography

2018 Leica Oskar Barnack Award: 12 finalists chosen

‘LEICA OSKAR BARNACK AWARD’: THE TWELVE FINALISTS HAVE BEEN CHOSENThe twelve finalists of this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) have been …

Photography

The First Issue of Magnum’s Free Newspaper Looks at ISIS

Magnum Photos recently launched a free newspaper series called Magnum Chronicles that will explore key topics of modern times. The first issue, <i>A</i> …

The Magic of Black and White in 27 Photos

Embracing, from the series In here I do exist © Sara Cuce (@sara_cuce)<p>Morning in Itamambuca © Luciano Fonseca (@lucianosfonseca)<p>We are still standing …

Vatican

Photo Updates From Kilauea: The Lava Meets the Sea

Since the Kilauea volcano began its most recent eruptive activity on Hawaii's Big Island three weeks ago, the situation has evolved and worsened. More than 40 structures have been destroyed and one resident was badly injured when he was struck in the leg by a molten hunk of rock thrown from one of …

Geology

Icons of New York

Capturing icons is a tricky job, be that humans or landmarks. An icon is an icon for a reason, people know what to expect, they can usually picture …

Leica Cameras

Leica Finally Discontinues the Last Numbered M Series Film Camera

While film has long been outpaced by digital, a few iconic films and camera have stuck around after the industry transitioned, one of the most …

Cameras

Kodak Alaris Launches a New Daylight Single Use Camera in Europe

<i>Attention film photographers and disposable camera fans in Europe! You guys might want to check out your film dealers for a new daylight single use</i> …

Stunning Portraits from the Villages of Papua New Guinea

Is any place on the planet less familiar to Americans than heavily forested, mountainous, linguistically complex, faraway Papua New Guinea? The …

Papua New Guinea

Colors Shine in these Havana Fashion Snaps by Sonia Szóstak

<i>All images by Sonia Szóstak. Used with Creative Commons permission.</i><p>In a previous feature, we saw Paris-based Sonia Szóstak immersed in the hues, …

It’s time to talk about loneliness

Social interaction is a basic human need, just as sleep, sustenance and shelter are. Recent studies from around the world have reported that the …

X-Ray Photos Reveal the Evolution of Cameras

Fossils can tell us a lot about the history of living things. Photographer Kent Krugh is creating a “fossil record” of sorts for <i>cameras</i>. His project</i> …

An Intro to Timelapse Photography by a Hobbyist Who Became a Pro

If you enjoy watching timelapse videos but aren’t familiar with the ingredients that go into making one, check out this 3-minute video by <i>Guardian</i> …

Photography

Know How to Pose and Be a Better Photographer

In this video, Sorelle Amore gives tips on posing for photos by posing herself. She shows on camera what the various ways are to create angles, …

Bruce Gilden’s Farm Boys & Farm Girls

Leica Camera is once again an official partner of Photo London 2018, which runs from 17th – 20th May. This year Leica is presenting an exclusive …

Big Wave Surfing in Portugal: Pictures

Direct Sunlight

BY ROBERT CATTO Detail from "Here, an Echo" by Agatha Gothe-Snape, SydneySometimes, it's an accidental discovery.We spent Easter with friends in the …

Diving Deep with Nikonos – A Brief History of Nikon’s Underwater Cameras

I watched with helpless horror as my camera fell, seemingly in slow-motion, fumbled from the uppermost point of a rough stone jetty. It tumbled and …

Continuation

I hoped to get on a more regular blog posting schedule, but it didn’t happen. Instead I have been working really hard on my mental and physical …

22 wonderful color photographs capture street scenes of New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1950s.

bring back some memories<p>8 April 2018<p>129 notes<p>New Orleans<br>• life<br>• street<br>• people<br>• photography<br>• history<br>• nostalgia<br>• vintage<br>• 1950s<p>22 wonderful color photographs capture …

Leica M10 vs M6 | Street Photography and Portraits in NYC

George and Joe swap cameras and hit the streets of New York in search of some snaps.<p>Cameras they shot: Leica M10 with 28mm Elmarit vs Leica M6 with …

Fujifilm Acros 100 Film to be Killed Off in October 2018, Report Says

It may soon be time to say goodbye to another popular film among analog photographers. A new report is saying that Fujifilm’s Neopan 100 Acros will …

US to Require Social Media Usernames of All Visa Applicants

The United States has just proposed new rules that would require all visa applicants to provide their social media usernames from the past 5 years. …

Photographer Survives Deadly Snake Bite While Taking Colorful Serpent Portraits

Photographer Mark Laita has a career that spans over 20 years, with his clean, graphic imagery used by clients such as Apple and BMW. Bringing these sensibilities to a different arena, his project <i>Serpentine</i> saw him photographing a wide variety of colorful snakes. Intrigued by their contorting …

How this 2014 Instagram hoax predicted the way we now use social media

In 2014 Amalia Ulman tricked us all. The digital artist spent four months curating an Instagram profile that documented the life of a wannabe it-girl trying to make it in LA. We watched as Ulman’s story unfolded, climaxing with a (fake) boob job and public apology. At the point when almost 90,000 …

Social Media

‘Russian Vivian Maier’ Discovered After 30,000 Photos Found in Attic

She was Leningrad’s lost photographer. Russian photographer Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) photographed constantly but never showed her work to …

Discreet Portraits of People on The New York City Subway in the 70’s

Helen Levitt was an extremely private person and preferred to let her photographs speak for her – and if you listen very carefully, you might just …

The CEO of Sigma Explains the Challenges of Curved Sensor Technology

The French website Mizuwari published a series of captivating interviews with the CEO of Sigma, Kazuto Yamaki. Among other things, the Japanese …

Cameras

Only RX0: Can You Move Through A Portrait?

The Sony RX0 opens up new possibilities for creatives. It’s not the first camera of its kind, but its unique combination of image quality, build …

Photography