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La Creciente: Island Life in Argentina’s Paraná Delta

I lived in the islands of the Paraná River Delta in Argentina for three years. Far away from the city, I photographed the community living there and connected with the river, nature and the local people.<p>Influenced by books and stories about the great Paraná, I began to observe how people live and …

Selections from William Eggleston’s Masterwork, The Democratic Forest

<i>Featuring selections from William Eggleston’s previously published ten-volume book, the new publication The Democratic Forest: Selected Works (co-published with David Zwirner Books and Steidl in 2016) features an assortment of images from</i> <i>Eggleston’s epic project. With an introduction by Alexander</i> …

Emmy’s World

“I experienced Emmy’s life as a kind of dream world, far away from reality, and that is how I wanted to portray it…”<p>In 2009, a chance encounter linked the life of photographer Hanne van der Woude, then 27 years old, with the lives of of Ben Joosten and Emmy Eerdmans, a pair of much older creative …

A Couple of Them

Doesn’t it seem that some people are just more <i>there</i> than others—more colorful, more eye-catching, taking up more space and catching our attention more insistently? This effect is most noticeable in crowded public places: subway cars, parks, beaches. While everyone else kind of fades into the …

The Air Between Us

"Everything needs it: bone, muscles, and even, while it calls the earth its home, the soul." M. Oliver A study of our intimate relationship to the earth and air - and that which connects us to one another and the infinite sky above us.

Digging the Future

<i>This photographic series documenting gold miners in Burkina Faso was selected as a finalist in the</i> <i>LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 31 of the winners and finalists.</i><p><i>The work was also selected as an award-winner at the World Press Photo Awards 2016. We were able</i> …

Exchanging Glances

Family is difficult to explain. You were born into it, and it is the first thing you come to know.<p>Within your family you find (ideally) the security and the source for your development to become—some day—yourself.<p>Family is deeply plugged inside of us, sometimes deeper than we would like it to be. …

Educating the Eye: Looking Back With Marc Riboud - In conversation with Marc Riboud | LensCulture

As a young, aspiring photographer, Marc Riboud’s biggest problem was that he was too shy. He had an eye for composition, he had talent and empathy and bravery. But something held him back. Looking back now at his incomparable work, it’s hard to believe. How does a man witness history, travel to the …

The House That Bleeds: Mexico’s Disappeared - Photographs and text by Yael Martinez | LensCulture

“People without memory are condemned to repeat their mistakes.”<p>Guerrero is one of the Mexican states that has been most affected by organized crime. It is the second poorest state in the country and by far the most violent. The condition of social and economic marginalization of Guerrero are …

Adagio Assai

Project info<p>"The knowledge of things of life is the result of long suffering, long observation, that suddenly condenses into a moment of clear vision". (Maria Zambrano)

The Magnificent

Project info<p>Nowadays people have a chance to photograph the world around using<br>their smartphones and constantly share these images in social<br>networks.<br>Despite this fact the most popular type of photography among internet users is being a selfie. If you login to any photography or dating network you …

Plastic Trees - Photographs and text by Eduardo Leal | LensCulture

<b>Artist’s Statement</b><p>The world consumes one million plastic bags every minute. It is considered by the Guinness World Book of Records as “the most ubiquitous consumer item in the world.”<p>But the ever-useful plastic bag has become the main source of pollution worldwide. It can be found everywhere on the …

Martin Parr’s Hilarious (Self) Portraits - Photographs by Martin Parr | LensCulture

Before selfies were called selfies, before smartphones and selfie sticks — if you wanted a portrait of yourself, you sat in a coin-operated photobooth or went to a photo studio to get a “professional” portrait. Photo studios and old-fashioned portrait photographers often relied on gimmicks or …

Silent Dialogues

<i>This sensitive and intimate photoessay was selected as a series finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016</i><i>. Discover more inspiring work from all the 39 winners, finalists and Jurors' picks.</i><p>Where is the border between one person and another? What really defines closeness?<p>Our families’ models …

The Rembrandt Series - Photographs and text by Carla Van De Puttelaar | LensCulture

I cherish a deep love for the Dutch Old Masters.<p>As a contemporary artist, I work with the female nude and portraiture. So I was immediately enthusiastic when the Rembrandt House approached me to create a new series of works inspired by Rembrandt’s nudes.<p>His incredible drawings and etchings show not …

Hopper Meditations - Photographs and text by Richard Tuschman | LensCulture

“Hopper Meditations” is a personal photographic response to the work of the American painter, Edward Hopper. I have always loved the way Hopper’s paintings, with an economy of means, are able to address the mysteries and complexities of the human condition. Placing one or two figures in humble, …

Doppelgänger

Project info<p>The “imaginary friend” syndrome is an overactive imagination disorder. It consists in creating a reassuring mental companion in order to cope with a troubling situation. This friend is a fictional projection and only exists in the mind’s person: the inner life gets the upper hand on the …

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals - Photographs by Duane Michals | LensCulture

<i>I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways.</i><p>—Duane Michals<p>Some artists search for a technique, a genre, a style (a voice?) and once they …

Heather Evans Smith: The Heart and The Heavy

Portrait week continues…today’s post written by Sarah Stankey.<p>Wade<p>The first time that I saw the photographs of Heather Evans Smith was when I first …

Surreal Photos of Women Floating in Zero Gravity by Nikolay Tikhomirov

Moscow-based photographer Nikolay Tikhomirov describes the photographs he’s taken as “art inside me” — and that’s just what they are, art.<p>One of his …

95 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a really exciting week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching everywhere for the very best links to …

Creative Retouching Essentials eBook | Photography Ebooks

1<p>Amazing Retouching Tips<p>Our eBook will help you to get a clear understanding as to what tools you need to be familiar with, and what to do with them …

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