Haunting Photos Show Intimate Scenes of Small-Town Life in America – VICE

For our annual photo issue we reached out to 16 up-and-coming photographers and asked them which photographer inspired them to pursue the medium. Then we approached their “idols” to see if they would be willing to publish work in the issue as well. What was provided, we think, creates a unique conversation about the line of influence between young artists and those more established in their careers. This post features an interview with Adam Lach and his chosen idol, Alec Soth, and an explanation of each of their bodies of work.

Maggie Steber’s Documentary Work Paves the Way for Future Photo Journalists – VICE

For our annual photo issue we reached out to 16 up-and-coming photographers and asked them which photographer inspired them to pursue the medium. Then we approached their “idols” to see if they would be willing to publish work in the issue as well. What was provided, we think, creates a unique conversation about the line of influence between young artists and those more established in their careers. This post features work by Tasneem Alsultan and her chosen idol, Maggie Steber.

Alyssa Schukar: The Most Industrialized City | LENSCRATCH

I had the pleasure to meet documentary photographer, Alyssa Schukar on my last visit to Chicago when I was teaching a workshop for Filter Photo. Alyssa is a devoted observer who has traveled the globe to tell her stories and has the ability to put significant issues into context. One of her current project, The Most Industrialized City, is closer to home. Her photographs weave daily life with daily concern, showing us a vibrant community living in a toxic environment.

PETA Giving Up on Monkey Selfie Copyright Claim? | PDNPulse

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and photographer David Slater have told a federal court in San Francisco that they are on the verge of settling PETA’s copyright infringement claim over the infamous monkey selfie.

Introducing the Adobe Rising Stars of Photography | Photoshop Blog by Adobe

Following a search around the globe, across different photographic styles and subjects, we identified an eclectic mix of up-and-coming photographers. From a 15-year-old wildlife enthusiast, to a Venezuelan photojournalist, we’re proud to present this group of photographers as ones to watch. Scroll through to learn a little more about each of our ten Adobe Rising Stars, and follow along on the Lightroom Instagram to see more of their work over the next several weeks.

Obituary: Armando Trovati, Longtime AP Skiing Photographer, 73

After three decades with AP, he started the private photo agency Pentaphoto, which is now run by his sons Alessandro and Marco. He is also survived by his wife, Roberta, and two grandsons.

Unsplash is (Still) Bad for Photography – PhotoShelter Blog

Unsurprisingly, building a platform of free photos rubbed many professional photographers the wrong way. So much so, that co-founder Mikael Cho recently penned a defense of the business. I don’t believe that Cho has any malicious intent to harm the photographic industry, but I think the unplanned success of Unsplash has helped him to justify some untenable positions. Let me challenge some of Cho’s claims.

A photographer documents the lives of the Wayuu people of Colombia, who live in extreme poverty – The Washington Post

Italian photographer Nicolò Filippo Rosso first told me about his work in the Guajira when I met him in Colombia a couple of years ago. He wore a dusty leather jacket and a dirty backpack and told me he’d been sleeping in the desert and living on rancid goat meat for the past week. I bought him a salad and a cheeseburger.

Los Angeles Bans Photos at Concerts in Public Park

The city of Los Angeles is banning photography at free concerts in a public park, and photographers aren’t happy about it. Several prominent photographer, journalist, and civil rights organizations have joined forces in writing a letter that protests the policy.

Martin Cox: Snow Drawings | LENSCRATCH

Summer might be a good time to imagine cooler climes with a meditative project on snow. While in Iceland, photographer Martin Cox encountered landscapes that at once felt other worldly and stark, with no demarcation of where the sky ended and the  land started, with only the occasional structure, herd of animals, or foliage to bring things into context. He felt as if he was looking at living drawings, graphite blacks on blank white canvases of snow.

Haruka Sakaguchi – Original New Yorkers « burn magazine

Author Tom Slater describes gentrification as a “spatial expression of economic inequality.” It is, in short, the process by which middle and upper class residents and investors take over a predominantly working and lower-middle-class neighborhood, displacing former residents and altering the social fabric of the community. Processes of gentrification have often been conflated with terms such as “urban renewal” and “revitalization” while invoking devastating consequences for working and lower-middle-class residents of major cities. Original New Yorkers is an ongoing portrait series of New York natives who have been affected by gentrification.

An Interview with Photographer Richard McLaren

What do President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Tina Turner, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pierce Brosnan, Jon Bon Jovi, Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes, Orlando Bloom, Patrick Swayze and Heath Ledger have in common? The magical lens of Richard McLaren has captured them all. And this is only a small sampling of famous people who McLaren has photographed in his four decades in the industry.

Here’s the First 81-Megapixel Photo by the Light L16 16-Camera Camera

The camera startup Light began shipping out the first L16 cameras to pre-order customers last month. If you want to see what the 16-camera camera can do, the company has also released a set of full-resolution photos for you to pixel peel.

Dear veteran journalists, you deserve better – Poynter

I never get used to it: the layoffs and buyouts, the shrinking of newsrooms, the doing of more and more with less and less. You’d think, as someone who’s covered the media for nearly four years, that I would have by now.

Homegrown rodeos make it ‘Cowboy Christmas’ in the Rocky Mountain summertime – The Washington Post

It’s the end of July in a place known as “The Ultimate Rocky Mountain Hideout,” the tiny town of Carbondale, Colo., tucked beneath the soaring mountains just north of Aspen. Winter sports and the cold snows are absent. Summer around here is considered “Cowboy Christmas,” when the landscape is dotted with homegrown rodeos that have cowboys and crowds wandering from one small town to another.

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