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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 …

Art

Photos That Remind You to Never Grow Up

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 that captures the excitement, emotions, and experiences of her …

Photography

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 …

Filmmaking

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

Photography

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 …

Photography

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 …

Street Photography

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> …

Photography

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 on the legendary lens of Stephen Shore

In a specially curated book of the American photographer’s sprawling work, the Moonrise Kingdom director shares his thoughts on his favourite pieces<p>Dazed fave director Wes Anderson, is known for his unique story-telling talents and distinctive visual style. He juxtaposes dark silhouettes against …

For 70 Years, Magnum Photo Has Defined The Way We See The World

In 1951, Henri Cartier-Bresson and ten other members of the Magnum photo agency fanned out to fourteen countries to meet and photograph a generation …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

You Must Live and Look

In an interview from 1973, Henri Cartier-Bresson spoke frankly about the early days of Magnum. Drawn from Aperture’s forthcoming <i>Henri</i> …

How Stephen Shore Taught America to See

In 1982, when Stephen Shore published <i>Uncommon Places</i>, his landmark book of photographs of 1970s America, he distilled nearly a decade of sprawling, cross-country travels into just 61 lucid, unsentimental, full-color pictures. On the surface they were, in fact, common places, town squares and …

Art

Flat caps and bowler hats: Neil Libbert's bygone Britain – in pictures

For six decades, the celebrated Guardian photojournalist has chronicled everyday British life. Here, he trains his lens on postwar austerity – and flying cats

2017’s Best Street Photography, So Far

Street photographers are the nature photographers of the urban jungle. They are on the hunt for candid moments and perfect light in order to reveal …

Street Photography

“Things just happen, as things do”: the world through the eyes of William Eggleston

“I never know if I’m coming to the end of everything I want to know about the world, or just the beginning,” ponders William Eggleston at the age of …

Street Photography

Mesmerizing vintage photos provide rare glimpse of old Hong Kong

<b>(CNN) —</b> A handsome, well-coiffed man carries a tray of tofu through the streets of Hong Kong. Workers squat on concrete steps picking at their lunches with chopsticks. An old woman walks down an empty alley, rays of sunlight piercing the smoke and dust.<p>These are just some of the scenes, captured by …

Street Photography

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Glimpse of India

Spanning decades, an exhibition of the iconic photographer’s work in India reveals the fraught nature of photojournalism.By Emma KennedyHenri …

Street Photography

These arresting photographs by the young Stanley Kubrick show why he became a great director

From office lingerie models to Chicago street scenes, his camera caught it<p>The best filmmakers are often photographers. But not every snap shooter can …

Beyond Cartier-Bresson: A History of a Master's Early Work

Rowers in the Ivory Coast, 1931<br>Henri Cartier-Bresson— Magnum<p>1 of 9<p>The primary (but hardly the sole) merit of this extraordinary Cartier-Bresson …

Street Photography

The Man Who Revolutionised Colour Photography

A new exhibition at London’s Beetles+Huxley gallery shines a fascinating light on the glorious early years of the pioneering American image-maker …

Great Australian photographs: Trent Parke – an audio essay

In the latest chapter in our audiovisual series on celebrated Australian photographs, we look at the images of Magnum member Trent Parke<p><i>Click on the audio buttons to hear conversations between the Guardian Australia picture editor, Jonny Weeks, the Guardian Australia photographer, Mike Bowers, the</i> …

Street Photography

Henri Cartier-Bresson's photography; 'IT'S A YES, YES, YES'

New York — As I was mounting the staircase, I expected him to be waiting at the top, hand on his camera, waiting for the perfect configuration of …