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Meet Zuck's shadow: After photographing Bush and Obama, this guy now chronicles the life of Facebook's CEO

George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>While only two of these three men have been president of the United States, all three have something in common: they've spent a lot of time with Charles Ommanney.<p>For the past year, Ommanney has been the personal photographer for Facebook's CEO, …

Silicon Valley

Behind the gonzo photography of William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs is not a name associated with order. Known for his stream-of-consciousness writing style and obsession with spontaneity, the …

William S. Burroughs

Spotlight: Giacomo Fortunato Follows His Interests to Success

This article originally appeared here.<br>Brooklyn-based photographer Giacomo Fortunato received his first camera from his father in high school — a 35mm …

Street Photography

A Venmo scammer has stolen $25,000 of film equipment in LA — and he’s still on the loose

Four users hit over a two-week span<p>The staggered payouts were the first clue something was wrong.<p>Rasa was selling his camera — a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K, priced down to $4,300 — and had found a buyer on Facebook Marketplace. The buyer said his name was Andy Mai, and wanted to pay with Venmo. …

Banking

Does the Venice Biennale Have a Problem with Photography?

At the world’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibition, photographers are on the margins.By Annika KleinTibor Hajas, <i>Flesh Painting No. 4</i>, 1978. …

Art

Let Film Dating's quiz help you choose the perfect film for you

Whether you already shoot film or you’ve only been thinking about it, picking the right film for you can be difficult. There’s so many to choose …

Photography

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

The more than 5,500 photos entered in this year's contest, our eighth, show birdlife at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable, and elegant. …

Birds

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » What We're Reading: The Photographs Khadija Saye Left Behind

It is difficult to see Khadija Saye's last images as anything but prescient.<p>So declares Nigerian writer Emmanuel Iduma in a recent tribute to Save at …

Venice Biennale

Why newsprint is the future of photography

More and more photographers, including photojournalist Jo Metson Scott and documentarian Martin Parr, are turning to newspapers as a fresh, fast, …

Martin Parr

Photographer in bizarre selfie court battle reveals that being sued by a monkey has left him broke

It was meant to be a harmless selfie, designed to highlight the plight of the endangered crested black macaque.<p>But British photographer David Slater, who is at the centre of a bizarre court battle of the now infamous “monkey selfie”, has revealed that being sued by a monkey has ruined his life and …

Monkeys

This Man Endured Bee Stings and a Death-Defying Climb to Photograph Last Honey Hunter

Renan Ozturk braved millions of giant honeybees and jungle heat to get the perfect shot.<p>Renan Ozturk and his team admit they weren’t prepared for the Himalayan giant honeybees. They were dangling 200 feet in the air off a cliff documenting Mauli Dhan, the last remaining person to go after the …

Outdoors

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » Exhibitions: Understanding the Ritual of 19th-Century Wedding Photography

What’s love got to do with it?<p>Today, marriage is seen largely as a romantic endeavor, but that wasn’t necessarily the case in the 19th century. Then, …

Weddings

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » What We Learned This Week: Drone Art, Drone Law, and Drone Journalism's Future

Do you remember when you first heard about drones?<p>Over the past few years the promise and the fears about unmanned aerial vehicles has taken sharper …

Drones

Federal Appeals Court: You Have a Constitutional Right to Film Police Officers in Public

The First Amendment protects individuals’ right to film the police.Mike Tigas/Flickr On Friday, a panel of judges for the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of …

Law

Amelia Earhart mystery: Photo appears taken 2 years before pilot vanished

<b>(CNN) —</b> A newly discovered photo that claimed to hold the key to the 80-year-old mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart's disappearance may have been published two years before she vanished, new evidence suggests.<p>The blurry photo, used in a History Channel documentary, was alleged to show the …

Amelia Earhart

Close-Up: Photographer Joe McNally On Light, Inspiration, and Shooting Legends

This story originally appeared here.<br>Joe McNally is a photographer and a storyteller. The word photography comes from Greek and means to write with …

Photography

Festivals: Visa Pour l'Image returns for the 29th time

"In these turbulent times, photojournalists are obviously needed, and play an essential role," says Jean-François Leroy as Visa announces its …

Photojournalism

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » Spotlight: Finding the Narrative Potential in Food

<i>This story originally appeared here.</i><p>Growing up, Jody Horton wanted to become a writer, but that changed when he took his first photography class in …

Food

The Fleeting Beauty of New York City’s Golden Hour

After the slog of commuting and working on a New York summer day, walking outside into the light of the golden hour can be a salve in itself. That fleeting period of time—shortly before the sun sets, or after it rises, when shadows grow longer and everything appears to glow—lends us an opportunity …

Photojournalism

Guy Tillim Wins HCB 2017 Prize Sponsored by Hermès

South African photographer Guy Tillim was appointed winner of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson 2017 Prize. Born in Johannesburg in 1962, Guy …

Hermès

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » Trending: Dogs At Risk and At Play

Time once again for our semi-regular report on pet photography:<p>Actually, today’s collection of stories is not so much about dogs (and cats) as pets, …

Cats

RED's Big Announcement: Hydrogen One, a Hologram Machine in Your Pocket

RED's HYDROGEN ONE is a full holographic smartphone that allows you to view 2D and 3D VR and AR.<p>This morning, RED founder Jim Jannard announced …

Augmented Reality

Photobucket Just Broke Billions of Photos Across the Web

Since 2003, the popular photo hosting service Photobucket has been letting users upload and host images for free on their servers. They have over 10 …

Web Design

Photographer builds up over 3 million followers with his horror photography

If you use Facebook, you may have come across a 360 image featuring a psych slasher murdering his victims shared by one of your friends. If you have, …

Chroma Keying

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » What We Learned This Week: How To Protect Your Work from Hacking

Hacking. Surveillance. Government seizure.<p>This week we learned that photojournalists are taking new measures to protect their digital devices from …

Photography

Does blurry photo show Amelia Earhart survived plane crash?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A newly unearthed photo showing blurry figures on a dock may shed light on the 80-year-old mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart.<p>A new History channel documentary quotes experts who say the image shows the famed pilot survived her 1937 crash in the Pacific. But other experts told CNN …

Amelia Earhart

Matthias Bruggmann | Prix Elysée

Next steps<p>Matthias Bruggmann receives CHF80,000. Half of this sum will go to the production of the project, and the other half to the publication of …

France

Zillow Went After This 23-Year-Old’s Popular Real Estate Blog. Now Its Been Shut Down.

McMansion Hell chronicled the many failings of gigantic American houses. Its author, Kate Wagner, shut down the blog Monday after receiving a cease and desist letter from Zillow.<p>Originally posted on June 27, 2017, 03:04 GMT<p>Updated on June 27, 2017, 04:28 GMT<p>The United States is a great big country, …

Real Estate

Close-Up: How Andrew Southam Captures Authentic Celebrities on LA's Streets

Andrew Southam is an Australian photographer and director now living in Los Angeles. As Andrew says, “I’ve lived in New York City, Milan, and London …

Design