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Nurse in iconic Times Square sailor-kiss photo dead at 92

Greta Zimmer Friedman, who was kissed by a sailor in Times Square in one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, died on Thursday in …

End of the line?: The last cormorant fishermen of Guilin, in pictures

The creator of The Simpsons and Futurama is making a show for Netflix

BoJack Horseman will soon have company<p>The man behind <i>The Simpsons</i> and <i>Futurama</i> is developing a new animated series for Netflix, according to numerous Hollywood trade publications. Matt Groening has reportedly signed on as the latest creative force meant to help bolster Netflix's original content …

5 Photography Books You Will Want to Own

The sources of education and inspiration available to photographers today are seemingly endless, thanks mainly to the digitized world in which we …

New! The 2016 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

For the third year running, we’re excited to release The 2016 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests. We’ve partnered up with the World Photography …

When Your Lenses Lie to You

I love my Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens. Or was it a 1.4? It turns out that even though it says f/1.2 on the barrel, the story is more complex …

Photographer Has Identity Stolen, Decides to Stealthily Photograph the Thief

When the police showed up at Jessamyn Lovell’s front door in Albuquerque, New Mexico one afternoon in 2011, she was blindsided with the news that her …

What Henri Cartier-Bresson Meant by This Quote

<b>“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”</b><p>Continuing our series on deconstructing iconic quotes and applying them to modern photography, today …

Street Photography

Time: Looking Back at a Giant of Taiwanese Photography - Photographs by Chang Chao-Tang | LensCulture

<i>Photography is not for the satisfaction of others. Neither is it some kind</i> <i>of responsibility or mission. It is a means to fill a personal void.</i><p>—Chang Chao-Tang<p>As a high school student, Chang Chao-Tang picked up his camera and began to shoot—and he has not stopped since. Over the decades, his output …

Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation's sleek marble building is on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea. After passing through a guarded gate, visitors climb the steps to the entrance and a big door with tinted glass slides open.<p>"Hello, sir. Nice to meet you, sir," says David Kim, a researcher at …

South Korea

Flash Synchronisation Demystified

One area where newcomers to photography often struggle, is with the use of flash. We might have bought a flashgun with our camera or added one later …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

On Capturing Beauty in the Mundane

Detroit, 2013Dear friend,I want to share you with excitement a new idea that I got, from William Eggleston. The concept is quite simple (and I know I …

The Inspiring Story Behind the Iconic Baltimore Riots TIME Cover Photo

When protests and riots erupted in Baltimore earlier this year after the death of Freddie Gray, 27-year-old photographer Devin Allen began capturing …

Álvaro Laíz Wins the 2015 FotoVisura Grant

Congratulations to Spanish photographer Álvaro Laíz on being named the recipient of the 2015 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project. His …

Joel Meyerowitz on why he is shooting with a Leica camera

In this video labeled "<i>What you put in the frame determines the photograph</i>" Joel Meyerowitz explains what makes his style of photography different …

Street Photography

The Moth: Johannesburg’s Hidden World - Photographs by Fredrik Lerneryd | LensCulture

In the heart of Johannesburg, mere minutes away from the city’s central train station, an enigmatic sign looms: “MOTH.”<p>Although hundreds and thousands of people pass it every single day, most have no awareness of what goes on inside. In fact, it is a rudimentary shelter for over 400 people. One …

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Is Your Camera Keeping You From Experiencing Life’s Precious Moments?

Yesterday we shared a cringeworthy short film about how photo sharing has altered the way we experience the special moments in our lives; instead of …

Social Media

The Theory of Composition in Street Photography: 7 Lessons from Henri Cartier-Bresson

I am excited to share this new presentation I just put together on the theory of composition in street photography, drawing from the wisdom of Henri …

Review: Polaroid’s ZIP Instant Photo Printer is the Perfect Pocket Companion

The Polaroid ZIP is an instant photo printer designed for printing out your favorite snapshots on the run; we got a chance to play around with one, …

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

10 Documentary Videos For Street Photography Fans

<i>Image (c) Michael Ernest Sweet</i><p>While not all these photographers are strictly street photographers, they are, I believe, photographers that street photography fans should be acquainted with and know by name. These photographers do all have one thing in common - they are great masters. Additionally, …

15 Questions to Help You Define Your Photography Marketing Strategy

Today’s post is a guest post from Nancy Young. Se […]

Will the Big Meh Lead to an Artistic Renaissance?

On the Op/Ed pages of <i>The New York Times,</i> Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman described “The Big Meh” – the productivity paradox whereby the …

Anker To Offer USB-C Cables, Hubs And Batteries For Your New MacBook

Anker, the company that makes affordable, good-quality backup batteries and other accessories without the hefty price tag of some of its competitors, is answering the call of USB-C. To serve buyers of the new 12-inch MacBook and Chromebook Pixel (as well as countless future devices), the …

10 competitions to keep your photography inspired

<i>Winner of the Take a View, Landscape Photographer of the Year, Mark Littlejohn</i><p>Entering photography competitions is a great way to maintain a level of …

Sally Mann on Her New Memoir and the Fate of Art Photography in the Age of Selfies

<b>Sally Mann</b> has spent her career examining those things closest to her. Her subjects—captured in arrestingly candid, luminous black-and-white images—have included her own young children, facing down the slings and arrows of childhood in <i>Immediate Family</i> (1992); the beloved Shenandoah Valley …

Literature

35 Fantastic Color Street Photographs

We did publish a list of fantastic black and white street photographs in our previous post, now as promised this is time for some vibrant color …

Street Photography