Will Cruttenden

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Martin Parr: ‘Brexit infects every other story in Britain’

I arrive at Martin Parr’s new gallery in Bristol soaked through having tramped, in sheeting rain, around the former industrial site in which it is housed, trying to find it. Parr, Britain’s foremost documentary photographer, is up a ladder in the large back office of the pristine space, doing one …

Portraits Reveal the Many Faces of Bureaucracy

The word ’bureaucracy’ has a negative connotation. It suggests unnecessary paperwork, inefficiency and unfriendliness. This negative perception is …

India

A suicide prevention app made by and for Aboriginal people

Three Aboriginal people take their lives every week in Australia. According to the Australian Youth Development Index (YDI), the suicide rate for …

The Original New Yorkers

Author Tom Slater describes gentrification as a “spatial expression of economic inequality.” It is, in short, the process by which middle- and upper-class residents and investors take over a predominantly working and lower-middle-class neighborhood, displacing former residents and altering the …

Why Photographers Don’t Get Modern Art

It’s understandable that the great unwashed masses of the larger population might not appreciate contemporary art. But you’d think that …

The Man Who Photographed a Forgotten America by Moonlight

Noel Kerns is an American time traveler. His camera has taken him on road trips across Texas, down Route 66, and through the ghost towns of the …

Trespassing

Bookstore Browsing: 10 Photo Books from Tokyo

Travel provides a myriad of opportunities for the photographer to be visually re-inspired. But perhaps a less obvious way to see the world through …

Books

Photographer Tracks Down Strangers He Shot 40 Years Ago

Starting about 40 years ago, photographer Chris Porsz began shooting street portraits of strangers he met in his hometown of Peterborough in England. …

Overcoming Your Fear of Photographing Strangers

Dear Photographer,<p>This is one of my favourite subjects I love teaching in my workshops, as most people feel awkward about approaching people on the …

Why I love my Leica

I'm a photographer. No, let me rephrase that: I would like to be a photographer. In reality I'm merely an obsessive who takes lots of photographs in the hope that some day, just once, he will produce an image that is really, truly memorable. Like the images that Henri Cartier-Bresson captured, …

Secrets from the Isolated Territory of Susta

“I hadn’t seen any form of images of the land or the people,” says Kathmandu-based photographer Prasiit Sthapit of what motivated him to visit Susta. …

Hoi Polloi

A small selection of my earliest photographs. Shot with a dodgy Dixons starter kit crammed with Tri-X and Don McCullin as guru. The contextual backdrop spans from the British Miners' Strike to me falling in love and leaving home for Paris. The soundtrack is 'The Queen Is Dead'. The pictures of …

reflectios on the way to nowhere

Ten Must See Photography Documentaries and Their Trailers

If I ever find myself wallowing in a creative rut, I have a few surefire ways out of that hole. My most effective method, although probably not the …

Street Photography

Driving Through the Magnificent Landscape of Iceland

In 2014, Michalina Okreglicka and her husband decided to move to Iceland, packing their belongings into their beloved old Nissan and driving across …

Incognito Black and White Self-Portraits

Portraiture without recognizing the person that is depicted. For the Japanese photographer Zezn, everything is about postures, curves and tones. By …

Photography

Child Cancer Patients See Their Dreams Come to Life in Beautiful Photos

When 12-year-old Jordan was released from the hospital where she was treated for Ewing sarcoma, she came home to her own personal Wonderland, …

New York in the rain, December 2015

Project info<p>I think a lot of photographers feel a significant frustration when the light changes in fall. I am no different. I somehow found joy in the photographing at night in the rain.

Gathered Leaves - Retrospective exhibition of Alec Soth | LensCulture

<i>To me the most beautiful thing is vulnerability.</i><br>—Alec Soth<p>“Gathered Leaves” marks the first major exhibition in the United Kingdom of Alec Soth’s work, covering four important projects of his oeuvre from the last ten years. The exhibition’s achievement is that it allows us to see Soth—who has been …

Beautiful Photographs from the Tiny Icelandic Island of Grimsey

Cole Barash's latest work documents the tiny community on an island north of Iceland.<p>Drive north from Reykjavik, past the peaks of black rock thrusting from the lowlands. A dense wind comes off the coast, laced with salt, flowing over narrow coves and up empty streets. Hot springs pepper the …

How to Slow Down & Love Photography … Again

For me, photography is often a solitary pursuit. At times this is a blessing. The calm of twiddling dials and manipulating a tripod can be a …

The Crispr Quandary

One day in March 2011, Emmanuelle Charpentier, a geneticist who was studying flesh-eating bacteria, approached Jennifer Doudna, an award-winning scientist, at a microbiology conference in Puerto Rico. Charpentier, a more junior researcher, hoped to persuade Doudna, the head of a formidably large …

Genetics

Fascinating Photos Inside China’s Toy Factories by Michael Wolf

Covering gallery walls with over 20,000 castaway toys, German photographer Michael Wolf thrusts visitors into the heart of consumerism with his …

6 Photographers Asked to Shoot Portraits of 1 Man… With a Twist

Canon recently conducted an interesting experiment on the power of perspective in portrait photography. They enlisted the help of 6 photographers and …

Photographer Captures Dreamlike Cityscapes in the Quiet Streets of Brooklyn

For her series <i>11pm-2am</i>, Venezuelan born photographer Vanessa Rondon wanders the quiet streets of Brooklyn at night time, capturing moody, dreamlike …

Contact: Direct Reflections of Landscape - Interview with Klea McKenna | LensCulture

<i>For the past few years, California Bay Area artist Klea McKenna has focused her attention on photograms—an image created directly on a light-sensitive surface, without the aid of a camera. By responding deeply and personally to particular locations, McKenna produces large, immersive works that,</i> …

10 Photographers Who Captured the Soul of New York City

A Glimpse Into the Lives of Children Homeschooled in Upstate New York

Berlin-based photographer Rachel Papo’s latest project focuses on the everyday lives of homeschooled children in the Catskills of Upstate New York. …

Uncanny Photographs Capture the View From Car Wash Bays in the Dead of Night

In the dead of night, Hudson Valley-based photographer Mark Lyon can be seen slipping into deserted car wash bays fallen silent with the setting of …

These Amazing Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a While

As another week flies by us all we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all the known corners of the internet, looking for links to the best …