How Do You Photograph Lions? Be as Boring as Possible. – The New York Times

Michael “Nick” Nichols has been photographing wildlife for four decades, mostly for National Geographic. Now, Aperture Foundation has published “A Wild Life: A Visual Biography of Photographer Michael Nichols” by Melissa Harris. Mr. Nichols spoke with James Estrin about his life with gorillas, elephants and lions

Covering Conflict in the Central African Republic: Photos |

Over the course of the last three years, French photographer William Daniels made 10 trips to the Central African Republic to report on the country’s rapid descent into civil war and its very slow and still fragile recovery. His photographs were published, including in TIME, and exhibited internationally. Now, they are the subject of a new book, RCA, that takes a different approach — one that’s more reflective, “more subtle, more personal,” says Daniels.

Jimmy Marble

All of our interviewees inspire us. But Jimmy Marble is a special case. As a multi-disciplinary visual artist, he exudes creativity and thoughtful application at every turn. Every medium influences the other. Within every still, there is a video – every composition created with a carefully inspired eye.

His Name Is Minh Anh, but They Call Him Fish – PhotoShelter Blog

“Most associate this chemical with the warfare that happened here four decades ago,” said photographer Quinn Ryan Mattingly. “But far fewer are aware that the effects can continue for up to five generations. It can take hold of the body in many ways. Physical defects, mental defects, or worse: both.”  

For 10 Years At Residential School, He Was Known as No. 73

His name is Mike Pinay. He is a First Nations Canadian who was sent to the Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School in Canada for 10 years between the ages of six and 16. Today, this portrait of Mike is photographer Daniella Zalcman’s one photo: 

He Said ‘Excuse Me’ And Then Proceeded to Beat the Vice President

Days prior, photojournalist Ron Haviv had been given a plane ticket by photographer Christopher Morris to cover the controversial election. At the time, he was freelancing and selling his photographs for $50 a piece. In Ron’s words, he barely knew what he was doing.

The Internet Is Where We Share — and Steal — the Best Ideas – The New York Times

For now, representatives for Issa Rae have told Vanity Fair that the Twitter users who came up with the concept will be credited in some way, and judging by their tweets, they seem to be satisfied with that recognition as adequate payment. Meanwhile, we can expect everyone else associated with the film to actually be paid

Danny Clinch Sues for Copyright Infringement of Tupac Shakur Photos | PDNPulse

Clinch, a noted music photographer, names five defendants, including an agent for Shakur’s estate, two merchandise manufacturers, and retailers Urban Outfitters and Forever 21, which allegedly sold the T-shirts in stores and online. Clinch is seeking statutory as well as actual damages, which he alleges to be in excess of $600,000, according to the lawsuit.

Video: Victor Blue on Honesty and Integrity in Photojournalism | PDNPulse

In preparation for PDN’s July issue on Ethics, we asked photojournalist Victor J. Blue to explain what he does and doesn’t do to gain access, how he avoids conflicts of interest, his thoughts on fairness vs. neutrality, and the “Define the Relationship” talk he has with his subjects.  

What the Kitty Genovese Killing Can Teach Today’s Digital Bystanders – The New York Times

The rape itself was horrific enough. In March, half a dozen boys and young men lured a 15-year-old girl to a house in Chicago and sexually assaulted her there, brutally and repeatedly. But what made this episode singularly appalling was the attackers’ streaming their crime on Facebook Live. From a count posted with the video, investigators deduced that about 40 people watched in real time. Yet not one of the viewers bothered to summon the authorities.

Professional photo editing app Affinity Photo now available on iPad for special introductory $19.99 price | 9to5Mac

Affinity Photo was shown off as a part of Apple’s WWDC introduction of its newest iPad Pro hardware. The app takes advantage of the new iPad Pro hardware features, such as the 120Hz refresh rate, for a smooth photo editing experience.

Apple Will Add Creative New Features to Photos and Camera Apps in iOS 11

Many of the improvements in the Photos and Camera apps come from machine learning. Using artificial intelligence technology, iOS 11 will be able to add newfangled effects to your Live Photos, such as long exposure blur, intelligent loops, and boomerang-style ‘bounce’ sequences.

Alexis Pike: The States Project: Montana | LENSCRATCH

Evel Knievel graced the homes of America during the 60s and 70s. During these wonder years, children were enamored by his death-defying performances and flashy appearance. One could say that while today’s mind-blowing stunts and performances are more common with televised talent competitions and David Blaine specials baiting network ratings, nothing has come close to spirit of Evel Knievel.  Enter Alexis Pike, only a little girl at the time, wanting nothing more than to grow up to be Evel.  Alexis would go on to use this energy to photograph her body of work Color Me Lucky, exploring the the same daredevil culture that excited her back then. 

Joana P. Cardozo: Blueprints | LENSCRATCH

Joana P. Cardozo brought a project to Photolucida that was a creative and fresh look at portraiture. Her project, Blueprints, uses the details of every day life. Personal artifacts and objects are placed in to architectural floor plans to reveal something about the inhabitant

Haunting Photos from the World’s Northernmost Town – Feature Shoot

“This place is so detached from the rest of the world,” Polish photographer Dominika Gesicka says of the town of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, “You can leave your problems behind.”

Instagram Created a Monster: A No B.S. Guide to What’s Really Going On

I’m writing this with a heavy heart, as I know I’m a huge hypocrite. I’ve been playing the game for the last 6 moths, and it made me miserable. I tried to play it as ethically as possible, but when you are pushed into a corner and gasping for air, sometimes you have to set ethical aside if you want to survive. But surviving doesn’t mean living, and the artist in me is desperate to feel alive again.

Kabul Blast: Afghan Photographer Eyewitness Account |

A massive truck bomb ripped through a section of central Kabul on May 31, killing at least 90 and injuring hundreds more in one of the conflict’s worst attacks. The crater left by the explosion, near the German embassy, was some 13 feet deep. Omar Sobhani, a Reuters photographer born and based in the capital, was quick to the scene. He tells TIME what happened.