Anonymous Photographer Wins Prestigious Photojournalism Award

He chose to remain anonymous as a protective measure.

This year, the top award for the News category was awarded to a photographer in Myanmar who wanted to remain anonymous for security reasons. Mikko Takkunen, the Asia photo editor for The New York Times, collected the award on his behalf.
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5 Benefits of Photography Mentorship - PhotoShelter Blog

Even though there are tons of us out there, being a photographer can, at times, be quite lonely.  In an industry where so many of us are in direct competition, it’s hard to step back and remember that we’re all in this together. We’re all working to share

In an industry where so many of us are in direct competition, it’s hard to step back and remember that we’re all in this together. We’re all working to share important stories and offer glimpses of powerful emotion without saying a word. We all struggle, but it’s important to remember that together we can all improve and propel the industry forward. At PhotoShelter, we believe everyone can benefit from a mentor or mentee. Don’t just take our word for it though. Below, hear about how two photographers, Miriam Alarcón Avila and Daniella Zalcman, connected and learn more about how mentorship can help you.

WATCH: Why Luck is a State of Mind with Deanne Fitzmaurice - PhotoShelter Blog

“I find that showing up and expecting that the universe will deliver, actually paves the way for it to do so. You need patience because often it takes time.” Deanne Fitzmaurice For Deanne Fitzmaurice, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Think Tank Photo

We sat down with Deanne to walk through a wide range of personal and freelance projects to outline what makes a memorable photograph and how to use the art of storytelling to make an impact. With the right mindset, anyone can leave their mark.

Google's New AI Photo Upscaling Tech is Jaw-Dropping

Google shares its latest breakthroughs in the area of using artificial intelligence to upscale low-res photos, and the results are amazing.

Photo enhancing in movies and TV shows is often ridiculed for being unbelievable, but research in real photo enhancing is actually creeping more and more into the realm of science fiction. Just take a look at Google’s latest AI photo upscaling tech.

Book of the Week: Selected by Blake Andrews

Book Review I'm Looking Through You Photographs by Tim Davis Reviewed by Blake Andrews “'I’m pretty good at photography,' states Tim ...

“I’m pretty good at photography,” states Tim Davis toward the end of his new monograph I’m Looking Through You. “I’m, like, good at it.” Such a boast would be hyperbole coming from most photographers. But Davis has the goods to back it up. Coming from him the declaration is merely another clear-eyed fact like the pictures it accompanies. Davis shot them in and around Los Angeles over the course of a few years between 2017 and 2019.

Opinion | A Newsroom, on Pause

From the shadows, the newsroom beckons, ready to come alive again.

I first met Kathy Ryan a few years ago when I needed a new picture of myself for The Times. We met on an autumn afternoon in the New York office that’s been headquarters since 2007.

Chester Higgins’s Life in Pictures

All along the way, his eye is trained on moments of calm, locating an inherent grace, style, and sublime beauty in the Black everyday.

Hanging in the fourth-floor study of the renowned photojournalist Chester Higgins’s Fort Greene brownstone is a bunch of large dead leaves, fastened to a line in front of a well-stocked bookcase. Higgins grew the leaves in his window boxes, he told me, and he’s been making photographs of them for some time now. It’s a way, he said, to examine how “the spirit” manifests in all natural things.

The Enemy Is Us

The photographers who go out to photograph wars know that the actual experience of being in a war zone cannot be communicated with pictures. The people who look at photographs of war now know very well that war photography also doesn’t do much for or to them. It’s debatable to what extent war photographs have shaped the public discourse.
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Renowned Fashion Photographer Hiro Passes Away At 90

Fashion photography icon Hiro has passed away at the age of 90, leaving behind decades of boundary-breaking imagery.

Renowned Japanese American photographer Yasuhiro Wakabayashi, professionally known as Hiro, has passed away at the age of 90. He was best known for his successful editorial and commercial fashion photography career as well as his unique style that has been imitated by many.