When your kid is in the school: Shooting made me rethink decades of photojournalism | Poynter

By the time the Aurora theater and Arapaho High School shootings struck my city of Denver, I no longer accepted assignments to cover mass murder. A churn in my stomach stopped me from saying yes again.

David Bailey: ‘Legacy? I don’t care. Once you’re dead, you’re dead mate’

As he gears up to release a new book on his adventures in Peru, we sit down with the veteran photographer to talk swearing, switching off and why he reckons digital cameras ruined photography.

Seven Square Miles – The Atlantic

Spending time looking at the varying and beautiful images of our planet from above in Google Earth, zooming in and out at dizzying rates, I thought it would be interesting to compare all of these vistas at a fixed scale—to see what New York City, Venice, or the Grand Canyon would look like from the same virtual height. So, the following images are snapshots from Google Earth, all rectangles of the same size and scale, approximately three and a half miles (5.6 kilometers) wide by two miles (3.2 kilometers) tall—showing seven square miles (18.1 square kilometers, or 4,480 acres) of the surface of our planet in each view.

What Public Life Used to Look Like in San Francisco’s Mission District | The New Yorker

The photographer Janet Delaney first came to San Francisco in 1967, for the Summer of Love. By the time she began living in the Mission, in the nineteen-eighties, she had learned Spanish and trained herself to recognize moments of quiet revelation in the streets. “I’ve always seen San Francisco as a small place where big things happen,” she says. “There’s a kind of freedom in being on the West Coast, as if your parents aren’t around.” She was an interloper in the Mission, not having been raised there. And yet, like many new arrivals, she found her place—and her subject—by studying the people for whom it was home.

Google and Image Copyright – Thoughts of a Bohemian

Since its inception, in 2001, Google Image search did not show much love to those who created photographs. In fact, when subsequently sued for recreating and publishing thumbnails of images on its result page, it fought back and won. A victory that forever helped devalue pictures thereafter.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 12 October 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – the third edition of Photo Kathmandu, Everyday Climate Change and an exhibition on Cuba by Melbourne artist Helga Leunig.

Meet the Young Female Photographers Who Documented 18-Year-Old Girls – The New York Times

The New York Times asked 22 young women to take photos for a project exploring daily life for girls around the world who are becoming adults this year.

Looking at Protestant Loyalist Life in Post-Conflict Belfast – The New York Times

Mariusz Smiejek’s first long-term photo story wasn’t exactly a simple one. Rather than play it safe, he dived into the lives of Protestant Loyalists in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where signs of the past Troubles lingered. They did so even after the Good Friday peace accords ushered in a new era 20 years ago between those who favored being part of the United Kingdom and those who were allied with the Republican cause for one Ireland.

The Humanity Of Wildlife, In 150 Photos – Feature Shoot

In 2017, Randal Ford’s animal photographs were awarded first place and best of show in the fine art category in the International Photo Awards competition. Nearly a year later, Rizzoli New York published his first monograph, The Animal Kingdom: A Collection Of Portraits. Over five years in the making, the book features 150 up close and personal animal portraits, from a pensive chimpanzee to a fierce spotted leopard. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Project Survival’s Cat Haven, a park dedicated to the preservation of wild cats.

Cole Barash – Grimsey « burn magazine

Set on the remote island of Grimséy, twenty-five miles north of mainland Iceland and bordering the Arctic Circle, this series focuses on the lives of a small, insular fishing community in one of the most unique locations on earth. Taken on multiple visits over the course of two years, these images capture the idiosyncrasies of life in a region with a remarkable blend of influences: an Icelandic-Island culture, fixated as much by the prevalence of maritime commerce as it is unbounded by its unique remoteness. Imitating a documentary style, my photographs are heavy with the emotional pull of real lives, yet they embody an especially uneasy sense of familiarity: a product of building upon established traditions in landscape and portrait photography, while also incorporating formal elements of abstract-modernism.

Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2018 Underwater Photo Contest Winners | Scuba Diving

he underwater photo contest continues to be one of our favorite issues to produce here at Scuba Diving magazine. With this year’s reader photo contest, you’ve done it again — completely blown us away. For the 14th year, we’ve asked underwater photographers of all skill levels to submit their best work to the Through Your Lens photography competition, and we marvel at how many beautiful images you all have shared. Pick a photo —any photo — and it could have been a contender; imagine how we felt trying to narrow them down from more than 2,100 entries to the dozen or so winners you see here.

Deana Lawson’s mythical portraits of the black experience

The New York photographer’s striking, large-scale images offer an intimate look at black life around the world.


I’m sitting in a 32-square-meter apartment in Istanbul that has no toilet or shower. The curtains reach from the ceiling to the floor, and the hue-less walls are full of spots where the paint has chipped. The air is moist.