Category: Photography

  • In Search of the Poets and New Masters of Street Photography – Interview by Alexander Strecker | Cover photo © Dimitri Mellos | LensCulture
    Who are the next great street photographers? Where will we find them? Photo editor Olivier Laurent shares his insights.
  • New Guide! Photography Mentorship: Why You Need it and Why it Helps Everyone – PhotoShelter Blog

    New Guide! Photography Mentorship: Why You Need it and Why it Helps Everyone
    No matter your specialty, photographers have many shared experiences. We all remember getting our first cameras and where we were for that memorable photo. We’ve worried about whether or not our work mattered. At one point or another, we didn’t know anything about pushing back on contract terms, what photo editors were looking for or why one good portfolio review can really put things into perspective.
  • Who Owns Mike Disfarmer’s Photographs? | The New Yorker
    That changed in 2019, when, on a family trip to New York, Miller stopped by Howard Greenberg Gallery and learned that it had recently received a letter challenging the sale of Disfarmer prints. The author of the letter was David Deal, a lawyer who’d made his name leading a previous dispute over the estate of another Howard Greenberg artist, the photographer Vivian Maier. Maier, a nanny in Chicago, made no known attempts to sell or exhibit her work during her lifetime. Like Disfarmer, she became famous after her death. In 2014, Deal tracked down one of Maier’s distant cousins to fight for control of her archive. (A high-profile copyright-infringement case against one of the major collectors of her work was settled, confidentially, in 2016.) Now, as Deal’s letter informed Howard Greenberg, he was representing Disfarmer’s heirs—not one or two but nearly three dozen—in an effort to recover their “physical and intellectual property” and “any revenue generated by the appropriation” of copyrighted images. “He’s suing us,” a gallery associate told Miller. “And he’s gonna sue you.”
  • Free Portfolio Review Opportunity with a Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner – PhotoShelter Blog

    Free Portfolio Review Opportunity with a Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner
    We’re hosting a free portfolio review webinar with photojournalist Essdras M. Suarez on July 16th at 12pm ET.
  • Focus on Vernacular: The Anonymous Project. – LENSCRATCH
    We recently talked with Lee Shulman, Film director, Founder and Curator of The Anonymous Project. He was kind enough to give Lenscratch an interview on the process of collecting photographs, building stories and entering so many people’s lives several decades later.
  • Talking Business with the “F*ck Gatekeeping” Crew – PhotoShelter Blog
    In April 2021, photographers Carmen Chan, Emiliano Granado, and Jared Soares launched Fuck Gatekeeping, a “professional photographic knowledge base” composed of a website and Instagram account to share their business experience with other photographers. Although there’s no dearth of business books, trade associations, and YouTube videos, reaching younger and/or emerging photographers to disseminate best business practices has always been challenging. Intrigued by the trio’s irreverent approach, I reached out to them for answers.
  • WATCH: Business Advice from Melissa Lyttle – PhotoShelter Blog

    WATCH: Business Advice from Melissa Lyttle
    Hear about Melissa’s multiple income streams, stories of how one opportunity led to a big break and get insights into how you can avoid common photo business mistakes.
  • How to Look Natural In Photos – Photographs curated by Beata Bartecka & Łukasz Rusznica | Book review by Joanna L. Cresswell | | LensCulture
    There’s more than meets the eye in these photos of daily life in Poland, taken between 1944 and 1989. A disturbing new book draws together images taken by the secret police to explore photography as a tool of power.
  • Photo Editors Weigh In: 7 Tips on How to Stand Out – PhotoShelter Blog

    Photo Editors Weigh In: 7 Tips on How to Stand Out
    Recently we spoke with photo editors Sarah Jacobs and Tracey Woods to learn about their personal journeys and how freelancers can catch the eye of photo editors. Even with a wide range of professional experience—the two have worked for an impressive list of publications: Business Insider, Universal Music, ONE37pm, iHeartRadio, The Luupe and Essence Communications—themes emerged.
  • The Artist Upending Photography’s Brutal Racial Legacy – The New York Times

    A few months ago, the photographer Deana Lawson and her family were driving to an art opening in the Inglewood neighborhood of Los Angeles when Lawson spotted a garage sale out of the corner of her eye. She wanted to pull over, but her 19-year-old son was tired, and he balked. The family passed the sale again on their way back home, and this time, Lawson insisted. When she met an elderly woman tending to the sale, she knew immediately that she wanted to photograph her.
  • Free Webinar: The Do’s and Don’ts of a Successful Photography Business – PhotoShelter Blog
    This Friday, May 7th at 12pm ET, freelance photographer and photojournalist Melissa Lyttle is joining us for a free webinar all about how to run a successful photo business. With decades of freelance experience, Melissa is adamant about one thing: she’s a business owner first and photographer second.
  • The licensable web – Kaptur

    The licensable web
    The next web is where content, where ever it might originate, will be compensated for. A place where if you want to build and sustain traffic, you will have to incentivize your content producers. But also a place where it will no longer be against the “internet principle” to charge for content.
  • Webinar: Every Day is Earth Day for Ami Vitale – PhotoShelter Blog
    On Friday, April 30th at 12pm ET, we’re teaming up with National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, writer and explorer Ami Vitale. Ami will take us on an odyssey, sharing powerful stories about pushing boundaries and how she’s used her photography to make an impact.
  • Photographers Share Their Stories for Earth Day 2021 – PhotoShelter Blog

    Photographers Share Their Stories for Earth Day 2021
    To celebrate this year’s unique Earth Day, we reached out to some of our members asking them to share photos that represent the true nature of Earth Day; a sense of wonder, adventure and protection for our planet. Below, you’ll hear stories of incredible animals, captivating destinations, environmental activism and more.
  • New Guide! 45 Places to Find Photography Jobs in 2021 – PhotoShelter Blog

    New Guide! 45 Places to Find Photography Jobs in 2021
    Today, we’re thrilled to release 45 Places to Find Photography Jobs in 2021, made in partnership with our friends over at Feature Shoot. We’re highlighting 45 places around the world where opportunities await. Browse job boards with full-time listings, websites for part-time gigs and social media groups specially curated for creatives. Uncover unknown creative networking platforms and sign up for newsletters design specifically for freelancers looking for work.
  • Celebrating Women Photographers – Women’s History Month 2021 – PhotoShelter Blog

    Celebrating Women Photographers – Women’s History Month 2021
    In honor of Women’s History Month, we connected with a few PhotoShelter members who we’re proud to work with. These seven women photographers are offering their thoughts on representation in the photo industry and introducing us to the peers they admire most.
  • 11 Photographers on Seeking the Unexpected in Their Work

    11 Photographers on Seeking the Unexpected in Their Work
    Sabiha Çimen, Susan Meiselas, Alex Webb, and more on how happy accidents and unusual turns led to their most memorable images.
  • What is an NFT and Why Should Photographers Care?
    Seemingly overnight, NFTs became the hottest acronym on social media and in headlines. On Thursday, a single JPG file created by Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple, sold in an online auction for $69.3 million. It was the first digital-only art sale for auction house Christie’s, meaning there was no physical copy involved.
  • 100 Contemporary Women Street Photographers Redefining the Genre – Feature Shoot

    100 Contemporary Women Street Photographers Redefining the Genre
    Featuring the work of 100 contemporary artists from 31 countries pushing the boundaries of street photography in new and exciting directions, Women Street Photographers introduces  expansive, experimental, and non-traditional approaches to a genre historically defined by the work of men. Bringing together women of all ages, races, ethnicities, creeds, and sexualities, Samoilova is on a mission to offer the kinds of opportunities and support she wished she had throughout her career.
  • WATCH: The Social Effects of Photography with Black Women Photographers – PhotoShelter Blog

    WATCH: The Social Effects of Photography with Black Women Photographers
    We sat down with Polly Irungu, the founder of Black Women Photographers, and talented independent photographers Dee Dwyer and Alexis Hunley to discuss the stories behind some of their powerful images, how the photo industry can better support Black photographers and more.