Free photos: threat or opportunity?

Similarly to what occurred a few years back with the introduction and rapid rise of low-cost microstock, current trend indicate the steady rise of free stock photos and its potential wide effect on the industry.

As long as there are voices to speak out: spotlighting women photographers

Be that as it may, an imbalance in the voices admitted to publication continues to be felt today. This is true despite an increase in grants for journalists of color in the United States, the creation of professional initiatives, such as Women in Journalism in the UK or the IWMF in the United States, and the proliferation of training opportunities for photographers in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.

Why Elliott Erwitt Needs to Work

“I think if didn’t have the financial pressure, I would have done a lot better,” he said. “I would have made more movies. That’s easy to say now, but I probably would have spent more time doing worthy things.”

ICP – Carol Squiers: “ Web photography must be considered with the same seriousness”

There are a multitude of thoughts a visitor could have—I wouldn’t want to try to tell people what to think. Among the conclusions I reached as a result of doing the exhibition is that photography on the Web must be considered with the same degree of seriousness as more traditional forms of photography that originally appeared only as photographic prints or as reproductions in books, newspapers, and magazines.

Here’s Why These Photographers Are Still Shooting Film

Working with film requires a disciplined, considered approach. “You can make all these decisions without the camera. And then take a picture of it.” says Magnum photographer Max Pinckers. “And for me that works because I can make my decision and stick with it.”

Applications Open for the Fifth New York Portfolio Review

Applications are now open for the Fifth Annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by The New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. We are again gathering 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 29 and 30.

5 trends to look for in 2017

With the new year comes the predictions. However, this year, instead of trying to predict what will happen, we prefer to take aim at what we see will be the top major trends in the visual space. We limited ourselves at five in an effort to be succinct and we picked those that will affect people more broadly.  In no particular order, here they are:

50 Nifty Reasons to Love Photography in 2016

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This year, we saw iconic photos, more selfies than you could shake a stick at, and video portraits. We questioned the portrayal of felons, watched giants fall, and tried to make sense of live violence. But as in years past, all the photos and the stories behind them represented the gamut of human emotion and experience.

Edward Burtynsky’s Epic Landscapes

At that time, Nigeria was one of many possible destinations. “It’s a tough one in terms of danger,” Baichwal said about the delta. “I’m not sure how we are going to get in there.” But in the coming months Burtynsky grew more interested in the country. One of his collectors had urged him to do a book on Africa, and after a visit to Kenya he agreed, believing that there would be overlap between the projects. Across the continent, he saw an epic story of industrialization and economic colonialism, hope and environmental degradation. Documenting it, he expected, would take many years. “The growth figures for Africa are staggering—frightening,” he said. “It’s the next big global play.”

A Matter of Perspective: The Privilege of White Males in Photography

With the democratization of photography – through mediums like Instagram and Snapchat – we have slowly started to zoom out and look at the world in a more interesting way. This willingness to understand the world around us from a less traditional approach will start to bridge the gap in our understanding of the “other”. Knowing that our experiences are each as vivid and intense as the person’s next to us provides us with compassion and empathy for their realities.