Government-issued Press Credential Didn’t Stop Arrest, G20 Photog Says – PDN Pulse

On Sunday, writer and contributing editor Sarah Vowell called the project's end "oddly anticlimactic," but questioned whether work was actually complete because the show had not yet addressed the subject of "Things Ending." "Seeing this project through to its culmination was equally satisfying and strange," said Vowell, speaking at a book signing in Colonial Williamsburg dressed as Betsy Ross. "I feel not unlike the early Pilgrims, who, standing atop Plymouth Rock after a long and arduous sea voyage, reflected on their journey, perhaps thinking to themselves 'For God's sake—doesn't anybody have anything to eat in this settlement?'"

Solar-Powered Camera Strap Keeps You Shooting

Avoid dead camera batteries by putting a strip of solar panels on your camera strap. Simple, and rather clever, right? That’s exactly what Weng Jie’s Solar Camera Strap does, although in coming up with the design he forgot an important point: you can’t ch

I hope that my work can remind us that imagination can defy gravity and bend time. It is our own responsibility to enjoy every second of the day. Nobody else can do that for us. Have fun, eat candy, do what you love, love what you do… We might get thrown off this spinning ball of iron and mantle tomorrow.

Magnum Photos welcomes new member, nominees – British Journal of Photography

In this series of images I show the isolated and trapped residents of Southeastern Ohio. From Hercules the German Shepherd, chained to his house in the snow to Timmy, asleep on the couch, trapped in his body and requiring around the clock care from his family. Despite their bleak surroundings there is still a sense of whimsy and beauty in the lives of the region’s occupants. They opened their homes to me and this is my love song to the place I once lived.

New, Vintage Polaroid Cameras Sell Out in Hours

When you think of Polaroid, you probably picture the SX-70 OneStep Land Camera above, once the best selling camera in the US. If you had been awake yesterday, you could have bought one. Not any old reproduction, but a factory original, put together from r

There is a paradox in Levinstein’s approach that is shared by legions of greater and lesser street photographers: he was hunting for the poetry of real life, but what he shot was generally the sort of thing that street photographers generally shoot. Not the types of people or situations that you barely notice because they are so ordinary, but people who seem strange, marginal or ridiculous. The Beat generation’s coolly noirish, anti-bourgeois spirit animates his work.

Regwall cuts The Times's online readership in half

Rupert Murdoch’s Times newspaper has instituted a registration wall as a preliminary step toward a full-blown paywall. Readership of the online edition immediately dropped by 50%. But, accord…

There is a paradox in Levinstein’s approach that is shared by legions of greater and lesser street photographers: he was hunting for the poetry of real life, but what he shot was generally the sort of thing that street photographers generally shoot. Not the types of people or situations that you barely notice because they are so ordinary, but people who seem strange, marginal or ridiculous. The Beat generation’s coolly noirish, anti-bourgeois spirit animates his work.

margeaux walter – sunday afternoon

  Sunday Afternoon by Margeaux Walter Inspired by Georges-Pierre Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”.   Related links Margeaux Walter

Thirty years ago, a murder occurred about every five days on average in the 46th Precinct in the west-central Bronx (Fordham, University Heights, Morris Heights and Mount Hope). There were more detectives than on any other squad in the borough, but the precinct felt enough under siege to be nicknamed “Alamo.” Angel Franco, a freelance photographer who had grown up and lived not far away, made it a mission to accompany officers and detectives from the Four-Six every day he could, from 1979 to 1984.

CNN drops AP wire service – Yahoo! News

Deep within the treacherous terrain of the Uzbin Valley, young soldiers of the French International Security Assistance Force had a mission to fulfill: to take the valley, the same valley that saw a dozen French soldiers killed in an ambush by Afghan militants in August 2008. During the course of six months, the troops took the valley and every last village within, using what little mental and physical strength they had left. Not once during this time had they used their weapons, nor had they seen a Taliban. There had been an occassional attack upon them, but no one knew from where. Most days, the valley was hauntingly still, like a ghost, heightening the tension and fear of confrontation--as though scenes from Dino Buzatti's "The Tartar Steppe" had come to life.

The Week in Outtakes | DC & VA | Luceo Images

Photographer and educator Joe Deal, who was instrumental in the development of the landmark exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape" in 1975 and was the subject of several solo shows, died June 18 at a hospice in Providence, Rhode Island.

Winter Landscape by Chip Forelli – LensWork

A new documentary, “Camera, Camera,” begins with a shot of the Laotian countryside as seen on the viewing screen of a small camera. As it proceeds, the film alternates between vistas of rural Laos in its natural beauty and the viewing-screen versions of those vistas. This duplicates the experience of many travelers today, who compose their experience through camera lenses as they go and then take the pixelated images home with them in place of memories.

Starbucks to offer free WiFi at all US locations, with free access to paid content in Fall

Starbusians throughout the United States are no doubt cheering today’s news from the mothership: “We’re very excited to announce that coming July 1st: Free. 1 click. No registrati…

“I walk through a low entrance, stepping over a large puddle while crouching to avoid the wooden beam of a door frame,” A. K. Kimoto wrote. “It’s dark. As my eyes adjust, I see a figure sitting in a corner as gentle wisps of smoke slowly dance across the room. … I’ve come to these remote settlements in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, to find out why so many of the inhabitants have become addicted to opium.”

Lens Adapters Put Leica, Nikon, Canon Lenses on Sony NEX

One of the biggest (and most overlooked) advantages of mirrorless cameras is that they can be adapted to work with almost any lens there is. The short distance between the throat of the lens-mount and the sensor means that there is a lot of space for an a

“I walk through a low entrance, stepping over a large puddle while crouching to avoid the wooden beam of a door frame,” A. K. Kimoto wrote. “It’s dark. As my eyes adjust, I see a figure sitting in a corner as gentle wisps of smoke slowly dance across the room. … I’ve come to these remote settlements in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, to find out why so many of the inhabitants have become addicted to opium.”

South African Photographers In Honor of FIFA World Cup 2010

Afghanistan-based photographer Andrea Bruce, who has worked extensively in Iraq as a staff and contract photographer for The Washington Post, and Paris-based photographer Tomas van Houtryve, who won 2010 Photographer of the Year from POYi, have joined the VII Network. Both are new to VII.

The iPad and photography? A very certain yes

Holgapalooza is the annual photo contest presented by Light Leaks magazine! This year they've assembled some fantastic judges who have chosen some great themes. And they've had some amazing support by our sponsors to offer some very sweet prizes.

Phone Booths by Nataly Rader

Holgapalooza is the annual photo contest presented by Light Leaks magazine! This year they've assembled some fantastic judges who have chosen some great themes. And they've had some amazing support by our sponsors to offer some very sweet prizes.

Day in the life: editorial shoot.

As photojournalists prepare return to Perpignan in early September for the 22nd International photojournalism festival, Jean-François Leroy, Visa Pour l’Image’s co-founder, has hit out at Photoshop abuses in the field, vowing to ask for raw files for the festival 2011 edition.

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Quality over Quantity

Choosing only to photograph friends, family members and partners, this personal project, photographed over ten years, seeks to look at beauty and female emotion in an unvarnished and un-retouched way, thus challenging the 21st Century ethos of cosmetic enhancement and air-brushed magazine perfection.

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