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Photographer Martin Parr: 'I know nothing about fashion'

I don’t know why people like the pictures I take. It’s not my job to say. But I do know that over the last 18 months I have been working with fashion brands more than ever before, even though I am not a fashion photographer and I know nothing about fashion. That’s probably an advantage: I’m not …

Martin Parr

Shedding new light on Diane Arbus, whose work established photography as fine art

Diane Arbus’ photographs are hard to forget. With her unusual subjects and a unique way of framing them with her camera, Arbus is considered one of …

Behind the Scenes: How TAP and DYE Make Their Camera Straps

<i>TAP and DYE are one of the most revered modern camera strap makers. And they’re more or less made by one guy.</i><p>When you visit the workspace of TAP and …

6 Websites To Help You Create Your Photography Portfolio Top 6 Websites To Create Your Photography Portfolio

In addition to having social media profiles, any modern photographer should have a well-organized online portfolio. Luckily, there are so many …

The Paradoxical Nature Of Octavi Serra's Photography

Barcelona-based artist and photographer Octavi Serra’s work is centered around capturing the ironies, truisms, and frustrations of modern life. …

Saul Leiter review – the quiet genius who made the mundane beautiful

‘I simply looked at the world, not prepared for anything,” Saul Leiter said towards the end of his life. That sense of unhurriedness, coupled with a painterly eye for colour and composition, is palpable in his evocative colour photographs of New York. There is also an attentiveness that speaks of …

Street Photography

The Young & Passionate Surfers of Liberia, in Photos

“As soon as the morning light hits, you’ll see them making their way through the sand until the sun sets in the horizon,” the Aba, Nigeria-born …

Now is the Best Time EVER to Be a Photographer

Right now is the best time ever to be a photographer, so why all the long faces?<p>Professional level cameras are selling for less than what we paid for …

A Portrait of Vintage New York City Through Found Photographs

Back in the day, New York City was a collector’s paradise. Every weekend, empty parking lots would be transformed into bustling flea markets filled …

7 Videos on Sebastião Salgado's Iconic Documentary Photography

<i>Anyone who picks up a camera wanting to do documentary photography should definitely study intently the works of celebrated photojournalist Sebastião</i> …

How to shoot conceptual photography

Conceptual photography is a type of fine art photography that is hard to define since it transcends the definition of genres such as portraiture, …

If You Want to Remember Your Vacation More, Take Fewer Photos

Constant photo snapping equals less vacation joy, science shows.<p>We tend to think the joy of a vacation is the time you spend actually lolling on the beach or exploring a new city. But according to happiness researchers, being at your destination produces only a fraction of the overall happiness a …

This Interview is the Only Known Recording of Robert Capa

<i>Listening to Robert Capa speak about his work and his adventures adds a different dimension to the iconic war photographer. Image above taken by</i> …

A 98-Year-Old Photographer and Her Love Affair with New York

“Her photographs are etched into her mind,” the curator Daniel Cooney says of Vivian Cherry, the artist behind the current show at his gallery, …

Street Photography

This Is the Secret to Unforgettable Photos

Anyone with a smartphone is an artist these days. Legendary photographer Albert Watson thinks that's a great thing.<p>For art lovers, visiting Fotografiska, the photography museum in Stockholm, is a must. Unlike traditional institutions, Fotografiska bills itself as a meeting place where everything …

Book Review: ‘The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand’

For a photographer with so many memorable quips to his name, Garry Winogrand didn’t leave much of a paper trail. The four books he made during his …

The unexpected beauty of China's bicycle graveyards – in pictures

For the past 18 months many cities in China have been flooded by millions of dockless share bikes. Those that block pavements or apartment entrances have been removed by authorities to vast storage areas. Viewed from afar they create compelling and mysterious patterns – but also represent waste on …

China

A Window into the World of Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus is known for her unsettling photographic portraits of people on the outskirts of society. She also was one of the first photographers to …

With Paint And A Camera, She's Forging A New Artistic Vision Of Africa

Many images of Africa in Western media focus on war, famine or other crises that trouble the continent.<p>But Ethiopian artist Aïda Muluneh wants to help people understand that there's more to her country than what they typically see in the news.<p>Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Muluneh spent much of her …

Photographer Amber Mozo Shoots Pipe

Mozo's story of how she found the courage to face the wave that took her father's life<p>In 2005, renowned surf photographer Jon Mozo was killed while …

Dressed in excess: people put on all their clothes – in pictures

Canadian photographer Libby Oliver’s striking portrait series, <i>Soft Shells</i>, is a playful exploration of how people express themselves through clothes. It features individuals swathed in every item from their wardrobe, flashes of body parts only just visible. “Clothing is an immediate social cue,” …

National Photographic Portrait prize: image of social housing resident wins $50,000

Canberra photographer Lee Grant has won the $50,000 National Photographic Portrait prize for her striking image of a resident in a social housing complex.<p>Titled Charlie, the photograph chosen from 43 finalists and 3,224 entries, features one of the younger residents at the mostly maleAinslie …

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The Magic of Bali and the Travel Photography of David Lazar

Indonesia is of particular interest to renowned travel photographer David Lazar, having made multiple trips to various islands in recent years. He …

Photography saved my life: Photography as therapy

<b>Geoff Harris talks to both photographers and therapists to see how image-making can help with mental health issues</b><p>Gone are the days when mental …

Michael Kenna: Japan Landscapes (2003-04)

Michael Kenna’s serene black-and-white landscapes “hold a mirror to each viewer’s soul and conscience,” writes Ruth Bernhard of the Lancashire-born …

Shortlist for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Announced

<i>Outstanding shortlist and record entry figures cue an impressive year ahead for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.</i><p>The shortlisted photographers …

Photography

A Focused Reflection

Brazil-based photographer Rony Hernandes started this photo shoot in the way that many photographers do: by taking time to get to know his subject. …

Street Photos of Coincidences on NYC Sidewalks

Street photographer Jonathan Higbee is a master of spotting fleeting moments on the sidewalks of New York City in which things come together in …

Every Aspiring Photographer Should Own These 10 Books (Or Receive Them as a Gift)

<b>* Learn from some of the best photographers in history</b> <b><br>* Portraiture, landscape, street photography and more</b> <b><br>* Great coffee table books to keep you</b> …

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