For more than a year, some of the most powerful women in entertainment — including Amy Pascal, Kathleen Kennedy, Stacey Snider and a 'Homeland' director — have been impersonated by a cunning thief who targets insiders with promises of work, then bilks th
South African photographer Sam Nzima, whose iconic photograph (right) from a Soweto uprising in 1976 helped turn world opinion against apartheid, died Saturday in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, according to press reports. He was 83.
Photo history is a long litany of the lost and found. Reputations rise and fall; trends and tools come and go. A photographer might be the toast of the town for a time, then fall into oblivion a few short years later. William Mortensen, anyone? The opposite of Mortensen might be someone like Mike Disfarmer or Vivian Maier who bursts onto the scene from nowhere and is quickly integrated into the canon. Critical variance seems more the rule than the exception, and the pace of that variance has only increased of late as we plunge further into the end-times.
Long before digital darkroom, photographers had their own ways of creating magic, surrealism, and new realities with montaged photographs, sometimes in the wet darkroom, and sometimes simply with a pair of scissors and some glue. Paris photographer, Sylvain Granjon, carries that tradition on with two new series, Photography Genetically Modified and Je suis né arc en ciel. We featured Sylvain’s charming project with his daughter some years ago, Douce Amère and this new work continues in the vein of play and transformation.
With the demise of our blogroll, we thought we'd shine some light on 50 unique photo blogs that we think are inspiring. While we follow greats like LightBox, Behold and the Huffington Post, we tried to compile a diverse array of blogs that you may not alr
Ecuadoran photographer Byron Baldeón was shot dead Sunday in front of his home in El Triunfo, about 60 kilometers (100 miles) north of the city of Guayaquil. The photographer had become a witness in a criminal case involving alleged police corruption
W.M.—called Bill by friends—Hunt’s life has revolved around photographs. As a collector, curator and consultant, Hunt uses his photographic eye daily, so it might seem surprising that obscured vision is the theme of his new book, out this month from Aperture. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, includes 370 images from Hunt’s personal trove, which he has been collecting for nearly four decades.
Odd at first, perhaps, but it wasn’t long before Hunt’s home was filled with photographs in which the subject’s eye was somehow unseen. The collector, though, insists that he always “sees” the pictures. “The images run through my mind like a Rolodex,” Hunt says. “I don’t have to take them out physically to see them. They play on this strange lightbox in my head.”
RAWIYA is a photography collective founded by five female photographers from across the Middle East. RAWIYA presents an insider's view of a region in flux balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes.
RAWIYA, meaning 'she who tells a story', brings together the experiences and photographic styles of Tamara Abdul Hadi, Laura Boushnak, Tanya Habjouqa, Dalia Khamissy and Newsha Tavakolian.