ICP Appoints Fred Ritchin to Make Sense of Photography’s Future – LightBox

ICP Appoints Fred Ritchin to Make Sense of Photography’s Future

“There are 880 billion images taken in one year. We are all documenting and taking pictures through these new vehicles,” he recently told the New York Times. “But who is making sense of that? You still need to have a professional eye being an arbiter of this communication, and that is the role I see ICP playing.”

ICP Appoints Fred Ritchin to Make Sense of Photography’s Future – LightBox

In New York, Photography Takes to the Street – LightBox

In New York, Photography Takes to the Street

It’s a typical Thursday night in New York when, on the corner of 10th Avenue and 13th Street, a white Cadillac and a blue Mini Cooper pull over. Five photographers emerge from the cars, carrying paint rollers and pots of wheat-based glue. As three of them quickly and expertly apply glue to a four-by-three-foot section of virgin brick wall across from the Standard Hotel, the other two carefully roll out and paste large sections of a black-and-white photograph.

In New York, Photography Takes to the Street – LightBox

What You Need To Know Your First Year as a Freelance Photographer | PhotoShelter Blog

What You Need To Know Your First Year as a Freelance Photographer

Fresh out of college, Kyle Johnson thought he’d wanted a career in what he’d majored in: video editing. But after a year in a corporate editing job, the Seattleite became bored and quit to work at a coffee shop. He started shooting pictures of friends’ bands on the side, and realized photography was a better fit for him. In 2010, he’d found enough local photography work to quit the coffee shop job and focus on a freelance career

What You Need To Know Your First Year as a Freelance Photographer | PhotoShelter Blog

William Mortensen: photographic master at the monster’s ball | Art and design | The Guardian

William Mortensen: photographic master at the monster’s ball

Ansel Adams called him ‘the antichrist’ and wanted him written out of history. But William Mortensen’s grotesque photographs of death, nudity and torture and are now having their day. Chris Campion pays tribute to a master of the macabre

via Ansel Adams called photographer William Mortensen “the Antichrist” – Boing Boing

William Mortensen: photographic master at the monster’s ball | Art and design | The Guardian

Embedding Images: The Promise of Proliferation, The Tension of Control – Kaptur

Embedding Images: The Promise of Proliferation, The Tension of Control

While there’s clear demand, there’s ambiguity over how best to monetize using an embedded feature: per-impression fee, subscription, in-image advertising, data mining? Interestingly, photo-tech seems much more interested in plotting new paths than its retail-focused counterparts

Embedding Images: The Promise of Proliferation, The Tension of Control – Kaptur

How the Past Shapes Modern Photography – LightBox

How the Past Shapes Modern Photography

TIME LightBox’s curators series invites top photography curators from around the world to present and discuss photography of their choosing in an effort to learn more about their curatorial preferences and the path from individual images to full-fledged exhibitions. This month, TIME invited Deborah Willis, Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to discuss how the past both shapes and influences modern photography.

How the Past Shapes Modern Photography – LightBox

It Takes a Village of Photographers in Brooklyn

It Takes a Village of Photographers in Brooklyn

This time of year the Brooklyn waterfront has plenty of contenders: from Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists to up-and-coming photographers (and even a selection of Instagram images from around the world). Welcome to Photoville, the annual pop-up village and open-air mega-exhibit that’s showcased in cargo containers transformed into galleries.

It Takes a Village of Photographers in Brooklyn

10 Workshops, Panels, and Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Photoville 2014 – Feature Shoot

10 Workshops, Panels, and Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Photoville 2014

We’ve been looking forward to Photoville 2014 for months now and it’s finally upon us (opening tonight). An event composed of over 50 photo exhibitions cleverly installed in repurposed shipping containers, Photoville, now in its third year, brings together emerging and established artists and curators from around the world. Along with a plethora of exhibitions (there is something for everyone), Photoville also offers a diverse selection of artist panels, talks, and workshops. Here are a few we are especially excited to check out.

10 Workshops, Panels, and Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Photoville 2014 – Feature Shoot

How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Experience Photography – LightBox

How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Experience Photography

The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography is curated by photographer and film maker Henry Jacobson, and through a survey of 10 photographers, one collective and one collaborative project, delves into the never-ending debate around smartphones and their function as cameras capable of capturing a moment in time and distributing it all over the world in a matter of seconds.

How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Experience Photography – LightBox

Everyday Life Around The World As Told Through Instagram – LightBox

Everyday Life Around The World As Told Through Instagram

“The first thing that comes to my mind with that type of show is the Family of Man exhibition,” say DiCampo, referring to Edward Steichen’s celebrated 1955 Museum of Modern Art show, which went on the become the most-travelled exhibition in the history of photography. “Obviously it’s not on that scale. But to me, the kind of work we’re doing is a modern update to that exhibition, especially considering it’s cell phone photography and it’s distributed through social media.”

Everyday Life Around The World As Told Through Instagram – LightBox