Democratizing the Sky: Drones in Visual Journalism

The New York Times staff photographer Josh Haner was an early adopter of drone photography. His earliest forays were with a $60 gadget that he maneuvered around his living room. Since then, he has aimed ever higher, doing videos and stills high above the Gobi Desert and the Marshall Islands. He has embraced the technology in ways that add a stunning dimension to his storytelling, while at the same time presenting unforeseen challenges

11 Night Photographers on Mischief and Magic After Dark

In the darkness, everything that was once familiar becomes alien. Photographers who choose wandering over sleep grow to understand the strange, parallel world that emerges under the moonlight, and every frame they bring back with them has a story behind it.

Q & A with Ivars Gravlejs

In such a configuration people will find out immediately when you photograph them. If your intervention with the camera is objectionable for them, they will quickly fight back and virtually compress you. 

Richard Mosse on Using a Military Grade Camera to Find Signs of Life in Refugee Camps

On a tip from a friend, Mosse bought a military-grade camera meant for long-range battle surveillance that doesn’t see visible light. Instead, this camera sees heat and produces crisp black-and-white images that are exposed based on the relative warmth of everything in the frame. Mosse then used this camera, intended to track and target, as a way to document displacement and the daily fight for survival by the refugees living in camps across Europe for a new project called Heat Maps.

An interview with Harry Benson


Photography is the easiest thing to keep you motivated. The camera will basically do whatever you want it to do. There is a simplicity and excitement; it doesn’t have to be complicated. You can judge what’s a good picture, what’s a bad picture – don’t take anybody else’s opinion – it’s what you like.

Tim Tadder Interview

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Tim Tadder is an internationally acclaimed photographic artist. Most recognized for his highly inventive conceptual advertising photography Tadder has been ranked in the top 200 photographers worldwide by the prestigious Luezer Archive Magazine 8 years running. In 2015 Epson, the world leader in photographic printing technology recognized Tadder as one of the top influential photographers, producing a TV commercial and worldwide ad campaign featuring Tadder and his work.

Musée Magazine : Interview with Alex Soth, Photographer of the social landscape


AS: That’s a tough one, and I love processing Szarkowski quotes. He also talked about how photography, on a mental level, is just pointing. It’s just pointing your finger, and saying, “look at that.” And when you point to something you’re not showing the molecules, you’re not showing its history, its ‘everything.’ You’re showing this thing in this context, in this fraction of a second, in this light. Everything beneath the surface exists, but it’s imagined. And one has to come to terms with that.

Q & A with Brittany Marcoux


Brittany Marcoux is a photographer based in Boston and the creator of The Shore Project, a rephotographing of Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places.  

The Curated Fridge at Photoville

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If you don’t know the name Yorgos Efthymiadis, you should. Because he is one of those really good people making things happen for photographers, using his own innovative ideas, time, and energy.  I met Yorgos a number of years ago when he was volunteering at the Flash Forward Festival in Boston

What’s next for visual story telling?

The future of visual story telling session at Mobile Photo Connect this year will feature Filipe Vasconcellos, CEO of Storyo, a startup that is tackling the challenges involved in building and sharing visual memories. To learn more about this startup’s technology we interviewed Manuel Costa, the company’s CTO.

‘Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ – Advice From a Seasoned Photojournalist

Toni Greaves has spent her life around visual arts, and storytelling in one form or another has been a fascinated thread throughout her work. With a passion for documentary photography, Toni has traveled to tell stories from around the world. Recently, Blink’s Social Media News Editor Sahiba Chawdhary spoke to her about her seven-year photo book project, Radical Love, documenting the transformative journey of a young nun.

LANDSCAPE STORIES: 95/2016 Mark Steinmetz

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My work springs more from feelings and intuition than ideas. I try to stay open and rely on my instincts. I put my antennae up and just see what is reeled in. There’s the saying most everyone is familiar with – “go with the flow.” I try not to get ahead of the flow but to follow it closely and see where it leads me. Usually I have some loose ideas but those I tend to revise in face of the photos that I’m actually making. I try not to over-determine the outcome at the onset. I try to be honest with myself about what is truly exciting and working for me.