2020: A Year Like No Other, Captured in Photos

A book forms a disturbing, diverse account of a very turbulent year.

Magnum 2020 revisits the uncertainties and upheavals of last year through 60 photographers around the world.
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“What If Indians Invented Photography?” An Exploration of Identity and Photographic Practices by Indigenous Photographer Will Wilson - PhotoShelter Blog

Today, on The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we’re sharing the work of the talented Indigenous photographers in the industry. Last week, in anticipation for this celebration, I reached out to Will Wilson, a Diné photographer and tran

“What If Indians Invented Photography?” An Exploration of Identity and Photographic Practices by Indigenous Photographer Will Wilson

Tel Aviv Express | By Alexander Bronfer

Tel Aviv Express By Alexander Bronfer “Tel Aviv express” was filmed during my evening walks in the Tel Aviv and Negev desert area. Of course, these places are completely different from …

“Tel Aviv express” was filmed during my evening walks in the Tel Aviv and Negev desert area. Of course, these places are completely different from each other, but for me they complement each other and I like to drive to the desert after noisy Tel Aviv just to stay alone for a while and come back home. That’s why I called it Tel Aviv express. They are two different worlds, two planets which always attract each other in my soul. In that series I tried to express my personal feelings during those late walks.

The Art of the Personal Project: Eugene Richards

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show …

The town of Earle, Ark., is disappearing. Or at least, that’s what it looked like to photographer Eugene Richards

Thiago Dezan When I Hear That Trumpet Sound

I was confronted with three parts of a mental soundtrack while paging through Thiago Dezan's new book When I Hear The That Trumpet Sound (Selo Turvo, 2021, ed. 200). The first track based on title and the book's black endpapers and the ominous black cover

The Visual Failings of the Heat Dome Coverage

The heat wave that swept the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada in late June was an extraordinary disaster. A mass of high-pressure air over the region trapped heat there, creating a “heat dome”—a term that recurred in news coverage. In Oregon, power

If many images unintentionally downplayed the severity of the crisis, some photographers—especially local staff photographers and freelancers—engaged the crisis with work that rose to the occasion. Some of the most effective and widely-distributed imagery was created by Portland freelancer Nathan Howard, whose photos were published by outlets such as the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington. This shot, for instance, demonstrated how even first responders weren’t physically immune to the oppressive conditions:

Going for Gold: Sports Photographers Tweet Photos From the Tokyo Olympics - PhotoShelter Blog

Every few years, The Olympics marks one of the few moments in history where the entire world can come together. It’s truly an incredible moment in time and these 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are no different. With so many images swirling around, it’s impor

Whether it’s AP photographers, Getty Image contributors or freelance photographers covering the Olympic Games for the first time, there are already a ton of photos from this year’s big event making their way around the Twittersphere.
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Nikita Teryoshin - LOBA

An illuminating glimpse behind the scenes of the global arms business: the photographer, who was born in Russia in 1986 and grew up in Germany, reveals the complete opposite of killing fields. In his case, war is an oversized playground for adults. He found the motifs, between 2016 and 2020, at exclusive defence trade fairs in Europe, Asia, and North and South Africa.

Nicolò Filippo Rosso - LOBA

Over the last five years, the Italian photographer (born 1985) spent periods of weeks and months in La Guajira, a Colombian peninsula that is home to the indigenous Wayúu people. Border struggles, a lack of water, poverty, coal mining in the middle of a desert, being a transit point for migrants and smugglers; all give rise to the toughest of living conditions.