Post-Its and Praise: A Photographer’s Ode to His Unsung Hero | PROOF

Post-Its and Praise: A Photographer’s Ode to His Unsung Hero

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am in the habit of marking my photography books with yellow and pink Post-it notes, flagging the images that I find most influential for my own work. Yellow means good, pink means best. Most of the Post-its are in books by Norman Mauskopf—a black-and-white documentary photographer I assisted during his workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and have since developed a friendship with.

Post-Its and Praise: A Photographer’s Ode to His Unsung Hero | PROOF

Michelle Groskopf On Street Photography in the Suburbs | American Photo

Michelle Groskopf On Street Photography in the Suburbs

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Michelle Groskopf AKA @dailystreet take over our own feed for the week, May 4 – 10, 2015. We spoke about the challenges of shooting suburban strips, the compulsion to shoot every day, and what happens when you constantly get up close in a stranger’s face with your camera and flash.

Michelle Groskopf On Street Photography in the Suburbs | American Photo

How Instagram Changed Street Photography | American Photo

How Instagram Changed Street Photography

Those traditional gatekeepers in the world of street photography—the museum curators, the gallerists, the newspaper and magazine editors—still hold significant sway. But through Instagram, photographers have found that amassing a vast following can provide a fast track to those power players who, in previous generations, would have been elusive, if not impossible, targets.

How Instagram Changed Street Photography | American Photo

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