Photography

From 14 million photos in the Library of Congress, she chose 440 to tell the story of America

In her four decades as a celebrated curator of photography, Anne Wilkes Tucker has combed through the archives of such masters as Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank and Diane Arbus. But none of that was on the scale of what she took on for the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A.: diving into the 14 million photographs at the Library of Congress.

Why Photography’s B&W vs Color Debate Is No Debate At All

In the 1950s, early color photography was widely scorned. Now it’s the default. What happened?

Christopher Anderson Photographs With An Unashamedly Subjective Eye | iGNANT.com

Though American photographer Christopher Anderson’s images cover a breathtakingly wide range of subjects, they are linked in their unique ability to position the viewer as part of the scene — allowing them to fully feel and “experience” how Anderson felt at the time of photographing.

5 Fine Art Photographers Reveal Their Sources for Inspiration – PhotoShelter Blog

Earlier this year we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members, chosen by a panel of independent judges. This week we are highlighting all five of the fine art photographers from The List. Each of them shared with us their sources for inspiration as well as some of their favorite photo series. If you’re a photographer looking for inspiration or a brand looking to hire for your next photo project, check out their beautiful work below as well as their features on PhotoShelter’s Instagram this week.

Wedding Photography is Dead

Professional wedding photography is dead. Change is afoot. I see it all around me. Photographers who once charged £2,000 (~$2,700) for a wedding, now putting themselves forwards for jobs less than a grand. Award-winning photographers getting part-time jobs to supplement their income because they can no longer afford to shoot weddings full time. And it’s all a dirty little secret.

On Diversity: Nikon Names 6 Female Ambassadors – PhotoShelter Blog

Yes, the entire ambassador program could be more diverse. But the selection of the most recent 10 is a stake in the ground that shows that Nikon has been listening and is willing to commit to diversity in the faces of the brand. If you think diversity doesn’t matter, don’t worry – you’re not the target demographic. But for many, the announcement is near picture perfect.

B: “I really try to divorce myself from any thought of possible use of this stuff.”

For a photographer with so many memorable quips to his name, Garry Winogrand didn’t leave much of a paper trail. The four books he made during his lifetime (five if you count the 1976 Grossmont College booklet) consist almost exclusively of pictures. Although they also include some great essays, none are by Winogrand. Nor did he write for any outside books or sources.

It’s good to talk: Photography and the Twitter community

The advent of digital photography saw this meeting place diminish in number or disappear entirely, leaving many photographers with only a computer screen for company as the digital darkroom is not a natural meeting place for casual chat and coffee. It is perhaps no surprise then that so many photographers have seen Twitter as a communication lifeline and an invaluable forum for conversation with like-minded souls. But what is its true value to photographers and photography?

Photojournalist Annie Griffiths spent a lifetime finding hidden stories | Digital Trends

It was 1978 when Annie Griffiths, at the age of 25, landed a job at National Geographic.

She was one of the first women to be hired as a photographer by the magazine, and also the youngest. At that time, she had never been outside of the United States, but quickly found herself thrust into the fast-paced world of international photojournalism, often working in several different countries for a single project — and, eventually, with two kids in tow.

Flickr / Smugmug: The frog that ate the bull – Kaptur

Flickr’s acquisition by Smugmug, if anything, has reminded us that the grandfather of photo sharing site is not dead. Yet. Almost hidden in the weekend lull, the news surprised almost everyone paying attention to this space: It’s been a long while since Flickr grabbed the headlines. But beyond the unconventional lack of details, what does this acquisition forecast?

PhotoShelter’s Student Handbook: What You Didn’t Learn in School About the Photo Biz – PhotoShelter Blog

We designed PhotoShelter’s Student Handbook to bridge the gap for students, recent graduates, and young professionals who might need some business guidance to nudge them towards a more profitable career. The guide is a starting point for exploring different facets of the business of photography, and we hope that you also take advantage of the myriad of resources that are available including:

The Lost Rolls America Archive | A Photo Editor

So today, we’re going to pivot away from book reviews, and bring you a special feature about the Lost Rolls America Archive, a project led by NYU professor Lauren M. Walsh, and photojournalist Ron Haviv.

Interview with Melissa Sptiz: You Have Nothing to Worry About | LENSCRATCH

Melissa Spitz is an artist from St. Louis, Missouri who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from the University of Missouri – Columbia and her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Melissa was recently named Instagram Photographer of 2017 by TIME Magazine. Her work has been featured by the Aperture Foundation, TIME Magazine, VICE, The Huffington Post, The Magenta Foundation and other publications. Melissa currently has a solo exhibition of You Have Nothing to Worry About at Savannah College of Art and Design which is on view until April 29th.

Quick Tip: Duane Michals on Conquering Self-Doubt | PDNPulse

Photographer Duane Michals has had a long, successful career as both a fine artist and commercial shooter. When we asked him for a 2016 PDN story about how successful photographers overcome their self-doubt, he shared this empathetic advice for building confidence in yourself, and your work.

The Homeless Photojournalist Who Lends His Eyes to the World

Ed Gold has spent nearly two decades working as a full-time photojournalist. Perhaps best known for documenting some of the world’s most remote people groups, Gold’s photos have regularly been published by the BBC. Despite his apparent “success” in the industry, however, Gold has been homeless for as long as he has been a photographer.

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