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How France Shaped Walker Evans’s American Vision

From grizzled cotton farmers to quiet small-town buildings and roadside stands, Walker Evans built his reputation on chronicling America’s out-of-the-way places and people. And while he was a prodigious chronicler of vernacular American culture, his own roots were hardly common. Born Walker Evans …

Walker Evans

A new portrait of photographer Vivian Maier emerges in biography

In her groundbreaking biography "Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife," Pamela Bannos offers an exhaustively researched and engrossingly written examination of the life and work of the enormously talented and intensely private American photographer whose images of life in the 20th …

Street Photography

Elliott Erwitt's Pittsburgh

Elliott Erwitt Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. 1951. © Elliott Erwitt | Magnum Photos<p>“Everything was grand, heroic. Everything seemed to be gigantic …

Street Photography

Swapper

<b>You know you've made it in photography when this man asks you...</b><p>By Ceri Jackson<p>"Can we swap?"<p><b>The Swapper is a story about the internationally-acclaimed British documentary photographer David Hurn; it is a story of a dyslexic, Welsh schoolboy written off as being "a bit thick" and an extraordinary</b> …

Street Photography

Remembering Robert Delpire, Publisher of the Greats

<i>Aperture commemorates the life of Robert Delpire (1926–2017), the publisher, editor, and curator, whose vision defined twentieth-century photography.</i> …

Street Photography

28 photos of sound systems through the ages

An intimate look at the evolution of sound system culture

Aquaponics

Behind the Image: Bruce Davidson's Brooklyn Gang

The Behind the Image series uncovers untold stories that lie behind some of the most-well known images by Magnum photographers. Here, we speak to …

Coney Island

LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2017

Mathieu Willcocks<p>United Kingdom<p>×<p>Mathieu Willcocks<p><b>Mediterranean Migration</b><p>Winner,<br>Emerging Talent Awards 2016<p>It’s been an interesting year since winning the Emerging Talent award. The biggest news would be also winning a World Press Photo Award for the same project. The photographs were also published …

Photography

Los Alamos by William Eggleston

American photographer William Eggleston was one of the pioneers of colour photography in the 60s. America was his main subject. <i>Los Alamos</i> features …

Creative collaboration: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

<b>Two complementary styles unite in the work of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. They talk to Oliver Atwell</b><p>The nature of collaboration is a delicate …

The many shades of Alan Schaller

Alan Schaller is a London-based photojournalist and street photographer specializing in black and white photography. His work draws on geometric …

Street Photography

Tate acquires Martin Parr's 12,000-strong photobook collection

The move makes Tate one of the leading institutions in terms of photobooks, and will make the archive publicly accessible for the first time<p>“I have …

Infrared photos of 1940s movie audiences are a candid study of American voyeurism

Imaging the spectacle like only Weegee could<p>We don’t know who they are, what films are screening, or in which Manhattan movie house. Their faces, …

A Humanist with a Camera - Bildhalle Zurich Honors Rene Burri

The acclaimed Swiss photographer <b>René Burri</b> wanted not only to document the world but also to change it with his photographs. Known for portraits of …

Photos That Remind You to Never Grow Up

Rebekah Campbell's snapshots make you want to stay forever young.<p>New York–based photographer Rebekah Campbell's work combines elements of fashion and documentary photography. Her candid snapshots have been published by i-D, the <i>New York Times</i>, and <i>Dazed</i>. Each image she takes is like a diary entry …

New York Times

The spirit of steeltown: Elliott Erwitt's lost shots of Pittsburgh – in pictures

Years before he found fame as a Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt was commissioned to document the city of Pittsburgh. Many of the images he took as a 22-year-old lay forgotten for decades, but have now been compiled in a book<p>Pittsburgh 1950 by Elliott Erwitt is published by GOST books

Street Photography

W Eugene Smith, the photographer who wanted to record everything

Smith took many famous pictures, but also taped hours of audio of jazz greats, writers and artists of the day in his New York loft. A new book explores his strange world<p>In April 1977, the photographer W Eugene Smith sat in a wheelchair in 23rd Street in New York and oversaw the loading of his vast …

Jazz

32 Amazing Candid Photographs That Capture Street Scenes of Oslo, Norway in the 1890s

These candid shots were taken between 1893-97 in Oslo, Norway by Carl Størmer (1874-1957), who is one of Norway's pioneer photographers. He is known …

Photography

How to Edit a Video from Start to Finish With DaVinci Resolve 14

Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve is widely known for its color grading tools. It’s what many would call an industry standard thanks to its powerful …

David Newell-Smith: the art of the newspaper photographer

Photojournalist David Newell-Smith, who has died at the age of 80, joined the staff of the Observer in 1964. For two decades, his work graced the pages of the paper and its magazine. Here is a small selection from the files housed in the GNM Archive.<p>• Read a tribute to David Newell-Smith by Greg …

Art

Hundreds of new Vivian Maier prints donated to U. of C.

Almost 500 never-before-shown Vivian Maier prints have found a new home at the University of Chicago Library, the university announced Wednesday.<p>Maier, the Chicago-area nanny who has become famous posthumously as a street photographer — and as the subject of extensive legal wrangling — has had …

Street Photography

Leica: the camera that freed the world – in pictures

Adored by everyone from Henri-Cartier Bresson to Sebastião Salgado, the Leica compact revolutionised photography – taking it out of the studio and onto the streets. The exhibition Eyes Wide Open! celebrates 100 years of pivotal moments

Photography

Sun, spliffs and ski masks: Jamaican party people – in pictures

‘The minute you arrive,’ says Ivar Wigan, ‘reggae blares out of every taxi.’ The British photographer relives the years he spent amid the hustlers, dancers and sound systems of Jamaica’s dancehall scene<p>Ivar Wigan’s best photograph: a crumbling house in New Orleans

Caribbean

Stereo Photography: An Interview with Brian May

Brian May is famous for being the legendary guitarist and songwriter with rock group Queen. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that Brian is …

Brian May

A Message To Photographers | Direct Advice On Making Truly Great Images

This may be the most important video you watch on photography for some time to help you reframe your approach and what’s really important. …

Photography

Lee Friedlander’s Photos of 1960s T.V. Sets

Screens are everywhere these days: on your wrist or in your pocket, on your desk or in your bag. Their ubiquity is a remarkable aspect of 21st-century life, as people walk down the street staring, through a screen, into the virtual world, rather than at the reality all around them.<p>As such, it is …

Art

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“In our land of opportunities and distractions, it’s hard to devote our attention to the quiet pleasures of reading. It’s as if we live our lives in</i> …

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative

And how you can use design thinking to burn through the bad ideas that lead to good ones.<p>Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're …

Creativity

Wes Anderson narrates Stephen Shore’s photography archive

There’s incredible intrigue when two of the best in their respective fields come together. In this case, cult director Wes Anderson, known for his delightful story-telling and majestic visual style, and American photographer Stephen Shore, whose infamous 1982 book, <i>Uncommon Places</i>, undoubtedly …

Wes Anderson