The first 45 years, a retrospective by Abbas in Germany – The Eye of Photography

For almost 45 years I have roamed the world, in search of images of upheaval; initially political and social, then later, religious.  Retrospectives are best done when the photographer is no longer around - there will be no surprises then. Or so I thought until the National Museum of Singapore suggested I have one. It is now being shown in the Stathaus of Ulm, Germany.  As I am still roaming the world, let’s just consider this retrospective, (with some humility - who knows how many more years I shall roam?) - Abbas

Chester Higgins's Homage to Ethiopia

Of all the African countries he has visited, Ethiopia holds a special place for Chester Higgins Jr. It is there, far from the cities, that he is able to meditate on the intertwined strands of his life and art.

Chester Higgins Jr. has traveled to Africa every year since 1971 as a way to meditate, disconnect and examine his life. Through the experience of photographing new people and places, his art both shapes and reflects his narrative. And nowhere is that truer for him than in Ethiopia, a place that has long enchanted him.

Valerio Bispuri: Life Behind Bars in South America « The Leica Camera

A world of anarchy and chaos – correctional facilities in South America are considered among the toughest in the world. The inmates themselves are often in control of daily life within the walls of the miserably overcrowded prisons. Valerio Bispuri visited over 70 of them, resulting in haunting black-and-white images that offer a glimpse at life behind bars – images as full of contrasts as life itself. You can see a comprehensive series of Valerio Bispuri’s images in issue No. 2 of the M Magazine, which is available today, Friday, May 15.

Mobile Street Stories: H-artcollective - Photographs by members of the H-artcollective | LensCulture

Mobile photography makes it easier than ever to document the world—and in new, inventive ways

Street Stories, the H-artcollective groups the best of their street photography to show the impact that mobile photography can have. At its core, H-artcollective is a group of [Turkish] photographers who are active in mobile street photography and seek to produce, cooperate, and create shared projects

Violence, Protests, and a Potential Coup in Burundi

The president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, recently decided to run for a third term, despite a constitutional law prohibiting anyone from serving more than two terms. Violent protests erupted over the decision, leading to widespread clashes with police

There was so much crime in New York back then that the white-haired man, Andrew Savulich, had his pick of numerous scenes of mayhem he could photograph. It was a more dangerous time to be a New Yorker, but a good time to be a spot news photographer

North Korean Perspectives - Curated by Marc Prüst | LensCulture

Isolated, embargoed and widely misunderstood—this exhibition looks at North Korea from multiple viewpoints, attempting to bring outsiders closer to understanding the complex identity of this country

Parsing national identity is complex. However, attempting to grasp North Korean identity is even more so. Hampered by isolation and shrouded in government propaganda, understanding North Korea—nicknamed the "Hermit Kingdom"—requires multiple perspectives.

Contemporary Iranian Photography : Babak Kazemi – The Eye of Photography

once something is posted or uploaded onto Facebook it becomes Facebook’s property. So if the original photographer uploaded the photo first onto Facebook and then others have taken it from there and uploaded it to their pages or profiles, this is legal and within policy, there’s nothing I can do about it unfortunately even if they are taking credit for the photos

Dying Couldn’t Stop Ethan Arbelo From Living

What happens when the cusp of adulthood meets cancer

“He really wanted to go skydiving but he wasn’t old enough. He wanted a piercing but he couldn’t risk an infection. He didn’t want to die a virgin, but he did. He wanted to grow up, be a drill Sargent or maybe a doctor. He spoke about kids because he wanted a lot but he was still a kid himself,” photographer Dania Maxwell said. Ethan passed away July 3, 2014 at the age 12. He had brain cancer.

The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: Risking Everything for a Chance at a Better Life

People from impoverished and war-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and central and south Asia, continue to flee their homes in huge numbers, making perilous journeys to Europe, hoping for security, opportunity, and a new home.

People from impoverished and war-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia continue to flee their homes in huge numbers, making perilous journeys to Europe in search of security, opportunity, and a new home. The United Nations estimates that 60,000 migrants have already made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea this year, landing in Southern Europe, while another 1,800 attempted the crossing but did not survive

Robb Hill: HomeLands

Robb Hill is a documentary photographer specializing in long term projects that explore how people create community. For his project, HomeLands, Robb returns to a community he knows well, his hometown of Utica, Indiana in hopes of capturing a place in tra

Robb Hill is a documentary photographer specializing in long term projects that explore how people create community. For his project, HomeLands, Robb returns to a community he knows well, his hometown of Utica, Indiana in hopes of capturing a place in transition. That experience made him realize that though change is inevitable, the memories remain deeply rooted.

Juxtapoz Magazine - The work of Matt Reamer

In his downtime, when he’s not traveling around or living out of his van, Matt Reamer can be found residing in San Francisco. The Baltimore-born...

In his downtime, when he’s not traveling around or living out of his van, Matt Reamer can be found residing in San Francisco. The Baltimore-born photographer has been keeping himself busy working on a number of projects over the years with our favorite being his Scraper Bikes series

Tina Barney Talks to Us About Her New Exhibition, The Passage of Time, and the True Meaning of Portraiture - Feature Shoot

In decade in which we obsess over change, be it catastrophic or fortuitous, the photographs of Tina Barney continue to remind us of that which is constant. Beginning the 1980s, she has captured the world, her world, in large-scale analogue photographs, la

In decade in which we obsess over change, be it catastrophic or fortuitous, the photographs of Tina Barney continue to remind us of that which is constant. Beginning the 1980s, she has captured the world, her world, in large-scale analogue photographs, laying bare the push and pull of tension and familiarity that run beneath domestic life. Since then, her imagery has invited us not only into private interiors of life for affluent New Yorkers and elite New Englanders but also into the palatial homes of European aristocrats and small town American communities. Throughout it all, she has returned time and again to the family, to the home, and to the ubiquitous and essential need to belong.

Chuck Close, Collaborating in a Big Way

A new exhibit of Chuck Close’s photos shows not just mastery of everything from daguerreotypes to 20×24 Polaroid images, but also his penchant for collaboration.

Not every photograph Chuck Close makes ends up as a painting, but every painting Chuck Close creates starts out with a photograph. And while there are certain rules about which photos become paintings — family and friends take precedence — it’s also evident that he has experimented with many techniques, from the 19th-century Woodburytype, daguerreotype and Jacquard tapestry, to the large-scale Polaroid and modern-day hologram.

View the PDN Photo Annual 2015 Winners' Gallery | PDNPulse

PDN is proud to present the winners of the 2015 Photo Annual.

Over 200 winners have been honored in this year’s competition, in addition to six special award winners presented by The Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation, the Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund and Parsons The New School For Design, PDN, Epson and Sony. Nancy Borowick, a New York-based photographer, will be receiving the $15,000 Arnold Newman Prize; Helsinki-based photographer Meeri Koutaniemi will receive the $5,000 Marty Forscher Fund professional award and Syracuse University student Alexandra Hootnick will receive the $3,000 student award.