The Secret World of the Street Cats of Kazakhstan

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‘I have always been around cats” writes Kazakh photographer Evgeniya Gor. She admires cats for their natural grace and independence and is forever observing, rescuing and looking out for strays when not at home with the two feline friends of her own—Masha who she rescued from the streets 17 years ago, and her kitten Chaus, who is now 9 years old. Most of the cats portrayed in her images have no home and must endure Astana’s harsh winters, where the average temperature is 14.2 °C (6.4 °F).

Jennifer Shaw: The Flood Story

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Jennifer Shaw has been a long time photographic storyteller, and for the most part, those stories are born from her own experiences as a mother, a resident of New Orleans, and compassionate person of the world. I’ve known Jen for a long time, first through our mutual love of the toy camera, but later as her work was inspired by personal events during Hurricane Katrina, with her well celebrated project, Hurricane Story.  The result of that series was a book published by Chin Music Press. Jennifer has also been an integral figure in the PhotoNOLA annual festival, recently stepping down as Director after ten amazing years, now working as the Creative Director for the organization.

Leica M10 Hands On Review

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Put simply, it was fun.  It made me think.  It made me want to work for the shot.  It’s a different way of shooting than using a zoom lens and 12fps autofocus.  I found myself focusing, composing, and waiting; anticipating the shot.  It was almost a zen-like experience.  It didn’t hurt that I was getting some nice images.  The M10 is unobtrusive.  It doesn’t stand out in a crowd, instead, it allows you to become part of the crowd.

Fake Photos in Fake News

History is littered with allegations of staged photography in news settings, but the decentralization of the news media and the rise of hyper-partisan sites has led to something else: image theft and fraudulent captions.

Leica M10 design process

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So when developing the M10, Leica’s engineers found themselves having to meet two essentially opposing requirements: to further improve the camera’s electronics, and to simultaneously accommodate this enhanced, high-performance construction within a smaller body

A Social Media Cheat Sheet for 2017

In addition to an image sizing guide for best photo resolutions you should be uploading (we shared a dedicated infographic on that recently), this guide also contains sections for keyboard shortcuts, best times to post, tools you can look into using, new features that have been announced, tricks for writing headlines, and more.

Applications Open for the Fifth New York Portfolio Review

Applications are now open for the Fifth Annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by The New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. We are again gathering 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 29 and 30.

From Mystery to History: Pennsylvania’s Bygone Lumber Industry

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Though Harry Littell was teaching digital photography to Lois Barden, she came to class one day in 2004 with a question about a much older process. She had with her a box of 8-by-10 glass plate negatives that she had found 30 years earlier in a shed belonging to her husband’s grandmother near Rochester, N.Y. She asked her teacher what he thought. When he started scanning the plates, Mr. Littell was amazed. There were images of logging camps, railroads, studio portraits, children and outdoor scenes.

A look inside Jim Goldberg’s “The Last Son”

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Through the years, all of Jim Goldberg’s publishing endeavors have been worthy of attention, dating back to his seminal and highly collectable 1995 title Raised by Wolves. With each effort, Goldberg builds brilliant narrative stories, unconventional in presentation and deeply personal.

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