The Online Photographer: The Sally Mann Article

The Sally Mann Article

yesterday’s Times article made me feel profoundly sad. Sally as a young mother just brimmed with life-force—she was fearless, dedicated, and artistically assured; she crackled with intelligence and integrity. It never occurred to me to doubt her character as a mother, or to question her motives, even momentarily. She loved her kids as much as any woman.

The Online Photographer: The Sally Mann Article

The Islamic State and Photography Aperture NY – Aperture Foundation NY

The Islamic State and Photography

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As The Islamic State attempts to recruit new members, their use of photography and imagery has arguably become more advanced than any other terrorist group in history. The group’s most deliberate imagery, made with high-quality cameras and using editing techniques similar to major Western media outlets, has come under scrutiny by news agencies as well as the intelligence community for its ability to capture both jarring battle footage and the group’s quotidian activities. In fact, IS has created an entire industry comprised of private groups, staffed by journalists and former government employees, all of whom are dedicated to sifting through IS media releases and analyzing the message and effect on a predominantly Western audience.

via Analyzing ISIS’ Photography | dvafoto

The Islamic State and Photography Aperture NY – Aperture Foundation NY

Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying – NYTimes.com

Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying

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In his 35-year career as a master black-and-white printer, Chuck Kelton has held some of the most important negatives in history: from Ansel Adams’s “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” to Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square.” So it makes sense that when he is in his darkroom with his chemicals and classical music, nobody can – or should – disturb him.

“Everything is so vulnerable in there,” he said. “Just a spec of spit could lead to a disaster.”

Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying – NYTimes.com

Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. – NYTimes.com

Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money.

Peter Lik is in awe of himself. When he describes his career as a fine-art photographer, he speaks with the satisfaction of a guy who has performed miracles, at the pace of a bystander who just caught a glimpse of Superman. The words tumble forth in self-exalting, run-on sentences, most of them laced with profanity, all of them in the sunny, chummy accent of his native Australia.

Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. – NYTimes.com

A True Picture of Black Skin – NYTimes.com

A True Picture of Black Skin

All technology arises out of specific social circumstances. In our time, as in previous generations, cameras and the mechanical tools of photography have rarely made it easy to photograph black skin. The dynamic range of film emulsions, for example, were generally calibrated for white skin and had limited sensitivity to brown, red or yellow skin tones. Light meters had similar limitations, with a tendency to underexpose dark skin.

A True Picture of Black Skin – NYTimes.com

New Guide: The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015 | PhotoShelter Blog

New Guide: The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015

In our third annual survey, hear from nearly 7,500 professional photographers and enthusiasts who share their top photo business goals for 2015. From plans to invest money, market their work and find inspiration, plus challenges they anticipate, get the full lowdown in The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015. 

New Guide: The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015 | PhotoShelter Blog

Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send | PhotoShelter Blog

Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send

As a photo editor, Wendy is constantly getting approached by photographers looking for work – but not everyone goes about it the right way. We talked to Wendy about what she likes to see in an email pitch, if she subscribes to photographer’s newsletters, and how she keeps tabs on those she wants to work with in the future.

Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send | PhotoShelter Blog