Link: Photos of the Real World: Amy Powell’s Family Album – LightBox
When Amy Powell’s open, heartfelt email below landed in my inbox, as an introduction to her pictures, it brought home to me — in an unexpectedly powerful way — how indispensable a medium like photography can be: intrinsic to one’s being, a bond between loved ones, and a way of representing the complexities of life that, as Amy puts it, are “hard as hell for some people.” It was through a camera, she notes, that her mom “showed me affection as a child. When she took pictures of me I felt loved and special, like something to treasure.”
Link: Amusing Photos Highlight the Bizarre World of Trade Shows – Feature Shoot
In his ongoing series, Convention, NYC-based photographer Harry Griffin calls attention to the rather quirky aspects of conventions and trade shows, in particular those related to health, beauty, “glaring instances of commodity fetishism,” or “anything uniquely esoteric, like gardening or hot tubs…”
Link: 14 Female Photographers You Should Know Now
Professional photography has been historically dominated by men, and in certain areas, we still see low representation of women (e.g. the number of women who won World Press Photo accolades). Photography has a rich history of prolific and significant photographers, but here is a short list of a few female photographers whose work you should know now.
Link: Beyond Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Fresh Look at a Master’s Work – LightBox
The primary (but hardly the sole) merit of this extraordinary Cartier-Bresson retrospective is that it sheds light on little-known aspects of his career. Too often Cartier-Bresson has been represented only as the artist of the “decisive moment,” as if his vision had emerged fully developed in one burst, and remained constant throughout his career. The reality, of course, is much more complex.
Link: Pricing Your Work, Tip #1: Fees & Terms to Expect as a Photojournalist
This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring pricing your work from our 3 free guides written with Bill Cramer, CEO of Wonderful Machine. We’ll be sharing tips via the blog this week on how to price your magazine photography, corporate & industrial photography, and photojournalism
Link: Toronto Star builds technology to post professional camera photos instantly on live blogs | J-source.ca
Imagine a gadget that attaches to a professional DSLR camera and sends photos directly to a live blog, almost as fast as you can snap them. Taras Slawnych did—and then he built one. Slawnych, visuals editor at the Toronto Star, is still tinkering with his game-changing gizmo. But Star photographers are already using a prototype in the field, one of which zapped pictures from the Olympics in Sochi to Toronto in record time.
Link: Jennifer Kinney: Whittier | LENSCRATCH
Writer and photographer, Jen Kinney, has been living and working in Alaska long enough to understand the lifestyle, the people, and the nuances of place. Her writing is wonderful and accompanies her imagery, weaving together visual and verbal descriptions of life in the north. Her project, City Under One Roof (see pdf of the photographs and writing here) shares her journey in Alaska, and the project featured today, is Whittier, an outgrowth of City Under One Roof.