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By Shona Sanzgiri | On photography.

Here's What Pro Photographers Love About the New iPhone 7

There's a lot that's new in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that Apple unveiled today – from increased battery life to a new Jet Black color version – but …

Photography

For William Eggleston, People Are Like Parking Lots

Most portrait artists attempt to differentiate the emotional essence of each individual subject. But William Eggleston, a father of color photography whose 1976 Museum of Modern Art exhibit arranged by John Szarkowski helped shepherd the medium into the art world — much to the chagrin of critics — …

Art

Image-Play: The Photographs of James Henkel

Text by Shane Lavalette | Images by James Henkel<p>An excerpt from <i>Contact Sheet 187: Light Work Annual 2016</i><i>.</i><p>James Henkel’s fascination with books began …

From Vietnam to Los Angeles: Photographer who captured iconic image on one road sees end of another

Nick Ut stood on a road in a village just outside of Saigon when he spotted the girl — naked, scorched by napalm and screaming as she ran. He raised his camera and snapped the photo that changed his life.<p>Almost a half century later, Ut is driving east of Los Angeles International Airport, past the …

Documentaries

66 long-lost polaroids of madonna in '83 show a mega star on the verge

Photographer Richard Corman looks back on meeting and shooting the charismatic East Village club kid as she was poised for stratospheric stardom.<p>In June 1983, Madonna was an ambitious 24-year-old getting some heat on the club charts. When photographer Richard Corman met the young singer, she served …

Keith Haring

5 Ways to Light a Black and White Portrait

How do you set up the perfect black and white portrait? Photographer Nathan Elson demonstrates some of his favorite lighting setups, using a mixture …

VSCO Opens a Free-to-Use Giant Photo Studio in NYC

VSCO today announced the launch of its new Open Studio, a free-to-use massive studio space in New York City.<p>The studio is located in VSCO’s office …

Travel

The Beauty and Strangeness of a Day at the Track

Eric Chakeen's photographs explore the fading horse-racing culture in Del Mar, California<p>Del Mar, my hometown, is a small, beachy suburb of San Diego, home to about 4,000 people and the second-largest racetrack in California. I've been drawn to the track as far back as I can remember—the palm trees …

California

Peter Lindbergh: ‘I don’t retouch anything’

The photographer who created the supermodels talks to Tamsin Blanchard on the eve of his exhibition<p>Flying into Rotterdam as the early mist hangs over the seemingly endless docks, it strikes me that this is an appropriate location in which to meet the photographer Peter Lindbergh. This is the man …

Art

William Eggleston in Full Color

William Eggleston caused an uproar among critics when he dared to show color photographs at MoMA back in 1976. Since then, the American photographer's pictures have become canon. His new exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery features familiar faces like Dennis Hopper in '70s and Joe …

Art

'Don't Blink — Robert Frank' profiles one of America's most iconic, idiosyncratic photographers

Films focused on visual artists are a staple of the documentary world, but "Don't Blink — Robert Frank" does things a little differently. Rather than being a film about an artist, it’s an attempt to show us what it's like to actually be an artist.<p>Swiss-born Frank has, at age 91, been called the …

Street Photography

The Superhero Photographs of the Black Lives Matter Movement

As soon as the photograph of Ieshia Evans began to circulate online, people said she looked like a superhero. There she stands, slim and straight, on a street in Baton Rouge. Her dress, abstractly patterned in black and white, swirls around her. She seems almost to be levitating. Opposite her are …

Black Lives Matter

About: Mikael Kennedy's Polaroids

All photographs reveal a clandestine relationship between photographer and subject. As casual spectators we marvel at the pure aesthetics of the …

Stunning photos give a totally unexpected perspective into how the 1% parties

In the introduction to "Privilege," style writer Glenn O'Brien describes photographer Jessica Craig-Martin as a "master (or perhaps we can still say mistress in this context) of the dark side of the glamour world and society pages."<p>The following 67 images of decadent parties, galas, benefits, and …

Game of Thrones

A Look at Alasdair McLellan's New Book About Palace Skateboards

The photographer spent seven years documenting the Palace Wayward Boys Choir skate team and just put all his photos into a book, 'The Palace.'<p>Skaters have been a fixture of London's Southbank for decades. But that didn't stop developers trying to move in on the Brutalist undercroft beneath Queen …

Royal Family

Some black and whites from our visit to the renovated and reopened San Francisco MoMA last week

Some black and whites from our visit to the renovated and reopened San Francisco MoMA last week. It was impressive. Richard Serra’s “Sequence,” a coiling, rusty, figure eight structure previously housed at Stanford (this video shows how they dismantled, transported and unloaded it) greets you at the unassuming entrance, where the piece is exposed to the street by a glass wall. Diego wasn’t pleased with Diane Arbus’s photos of the mentally disturbed, though he seemed thrilled by Richard Prince’s …

6 Photographers on Flipboard Dish on How to Improve Your Photography

TL;DR: wanna be a better photographer? The simple answer is: shoot every single day, study the work of other photographers, and try your darndest to find something new to say in your work. The other, slightly more complicated answer is: everyone has and should have a different approach to improving …

Career / Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen has one of those jobs that seems too cool to even be real. She’s a photographer, but not just any photographer, she’s the photographer for …

A Mesmerizing Marathon of Robert Frank’s Movies | The New Yorker

“The life of Robert is an immense onion,” the filmmaker Laura Israel told me recently. “I kept finding things out. Most people, you reach a point, you have them. But with him things are always happening. He wants to change it up. He’s a drifter, flows to the next thing. It’s hard to edit …

Patti Smith

Meet The San Francisco Startup Creating A Future For Polaroid

Two Londoners fell in love with the iconic brand’s history. Now they’re trying to help make it forward-looking all over again.<p>When I grab tea with Frederick Blackford at a little corner bar in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, the man behind the counter overhears us talking about Polaroid. …

Photography

The Last Known Roll of Kodak Film From 1888

A rare artifact from the dawn of amateur photography<p>It was a simple promise, and a compelling one, at a time when photography was still in it infancy: “You press the button, we do the rest.”<p>With that, Kodak’s famous slogan made picture taking seem accessible to the masses in a way it never had been …

New York Times

Loneliness Belongs to the Photographer | The New Yorker

In her beautiful meander of a book “The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone,” Olivia Laing examines the idea of loneliness, in particular the loneliness of the city dweller, through the works and lives of a number of different artists. She proposes that loneliness is less a state than …

Art

The Best Photobooks About America

Is This Place Great Or What, Brian Ulrich Published by Aperture<p>1 of 22<p>For Independence Day, TIME compiled a list of some of the best photobooks from, …

World’s Oldest Photography Studio in India Closes its Doors After 176-Year Run

Art World<p>Bourne & Shepherd documented the coronation of Kind George V and Queen Mary in 1911.<p>,<p>Bourne & Shepherd, the oldest photography studio in the …

Ten artists in praise of the Polaroid

As the last Polaroid film passes its use-by date we look back at artists, from Ansel Adams to David Hockney, who celebrated the 'immediate image'.<p>In 1947, when the first instant camera was invented, photography was still vying for recognition as a ‘high art’. The Polaroid was, in one respect, the …