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How Skateboarder Turned Actor Jason Lee Started Photographing the American West | Vanity Fair

After two decades in the spotlight, the star of Mallrats and the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise is now a small-town Texas photographer and dad of five.

B: Another dusty old gem

My old teacher Rich Rollins recently sent me this chat between JP Caponigro and Lee Friedlander, originally xeroxed from a 2002 issue of Camera Arts magazine. It contains several pearls of wisdom, tangents, and outright deflections, and is altogether so good I thought I’d share here. Enjoy.

Gannett just launched its own image licensing and wire service – Poynter

In a press release, Gannett said the platform, called Imagn, includes original sports, entertainment and breaking news images. The site promises 600,000 photos “per year from 10,000 sporting events covered by 300 sports photographers nationwide” to start, and an additional 1.8 million photos every year.

‘Photographer’ Named One of the 25 Worst Jobs in the US

24/7 Wall St. used data from CareerCast’s 2018 Jobs Rated Report as well as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to put together its list of the 25 least desirable jobs to have based on a number of factors, including work environment, stress level, future prospects, and income.

Remembering the Past, Remembering the Present – Witness

Two years ago I attended Through the Lens of History, an exhibition showing original prints of some of the iconic images of western photojournalism. It was an exhibition where pictures of Lenin lead to pictures from wars, revolution and protest. The horrors of the World War II are followed by images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland takes us to Tiananmen Square and the spectacle of the Twin Towers leads to more contemporary visions of the attacks on Iraq and Libya and the resulting migration crisis.

The Future of Sublime Landscapes | PDN Photo of the Day

Drawing upon the language of 19th century survey photographs, Drew Nikonowicz‘s work investigates the existence and role of a contemporary explorer by combining computer-generated and traditional photographic processes. The images in his first monograph, This World and Others Like It (Yoffy Press, 2019), suggest earth’s landscapes have been conquered and the only remaining frontiers are fictional or extraterrestrial.

A Conversation With Alec Soth About Art and Doubt – The New York Times

Ahead of his latest solo show and book, the photographer talks with T’s Hanya Yanagihara about the often unsettling power dynamic of taking a person’s picture, and their shared love of the artists who do it so well.

What are the secrets behind great portrait photography?

For the first time in its history, the ICP has dived into its 300-year-old archive to exhibit the best portraits ever taken.

The Myths and Realities of Artistic Collaborations | LENSCRATCH

On Saturday, March 9th at 9 am, there will be a panel discussion on The Myths and Realities of Artistic Collaborations presenting two collaborative projects: Wig Heavier than a Boot, a project by Photographer David Johnson and Poet Philip Matthews and Fade Like a Sigh, by Photographers Rana Young and Zora J Murff. During this presentation, both collaborative duos will discuss their projects’ concepts, how they established the collaborative endeavor and how they learned to build consensus and problem solve together. The panelists will provide keen insights on the most effective strategy for collaborations and a few suggestions on what not to do when working with someone else, from the idea to exhibition.

Wayne Martin Belger: Us & Them | LENSCRATCH

I first discovered the work of Wayne Martin Belger about six years ago doing a Google search for DIY, homemade cameras for a personal project I was working on. I stumbled upon images of several of his painstakingly crafted pinhole cameras. I remember rushing into the next room with my iPad to show my wife because I couldn’t contain my excitement. I felt the same excitement several years later sitting in a conference room at the Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego when I suddenly realized that the speaker I was waiting for was that same guy who made those amazing cameras and I was going to be able to see them in person.


Michael Adno admired no artist’s work more than Alabama’s William Christenberry. And after Christenberry died in late 2016 at 80, Adno retraced his footsteps through west-central Alabama. Today, read through a two-year journey with Christenberry’s family and friends, recounting how he made a record of his native Hale County and what that ultimately meant outside the South.

These Teens Were Asked to Edit Their Portrait for Social Media

The British photographer Rankin recently conducted an experiment for a project titled “Selfie Harm.” He photographed 15 teenagers between ages 13 and 19 and gave them the untouched portraits to edit themselves. Each teen was instructed to retouch their face until it was “social media ready.”

When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.) – The New York Times

The invention of the daguerreotype was announced in 1839. By the 1840s, photography had spread like wildfire and become a vital aspect of European colonialism. It played a role in administrative, missionary, scientific and commercial activities. As the Zimbabwean novelist Yvonne Vera put it: “The camera has often been a dire instrument. In Africa, as in most parts of the dispossessed, the camera arrives as part of the colonial paraphernalia, together with the gun and the bible. …”

#Freelancelife AMA with Melissa Lyttle – PhotoShelter Blog

We often talk about the impact of social media on the photography industry. One thing less discussed, though, is how photographers can harness their own social media influence to help their peers. Enter Melissa Lyttle.

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