Month of Photography Denver Reviews, Hosted by CPAC

A little over a month ago, Lenscratch was graciously invited to review portfolios during Month of Photography Denver. MoP Denver is an ambitious biennial event, one that involves the entire city of Denver, and correlates hundreds of collaborative public events celebrating photography

Reclaiming Femininity: “When Can We Stop Performing?”

As part of a series, TIME speaks to five pioneering photographers who are bending the rules of self image, sexuality and exploitation. For the final week, we take a dive into the hyper-feminine, saccharine world of Mayan Toledano. She discusses how military service shaped her sense of womanhood and why feminist branding is as important as the message within.

Young photographers capture the beauty and wonder of Morocco

“Follow the light! Follow the light!” It sounded like a scene from the 1980s film “Poltergeist,” but it was, in fact, award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv giving some high school students sound photographic advice. The light was falling on a corner in the Berber town of Tinjad at the base of the Atlas Mountains and was fading fast. Cameras at the ready, the students trained their lenses, composed and made photographs that captured the spirit of this astonishing country.

Google Will Soon Be Able to Remove Unwanted Objects from Your Photos

“Say you take a picture of your daughter at a baseball game, and there’s something obstructing it,” says Google. “We can do the hard work, and remove that obstruction.”

This BuzzFeed Photo Editor is Always on the Lookout For New Photographers

Today, Kate Bubacz is the Senior Photo Editor at BuzzFeed News. We talked with Kate to learn some of her challenges, mistakes she sees photographers making, and where she looks to find new talent (and yes, she’s always looking).

Hye-Ryoung Min: Re-membrance of the remembrance

During an artist residency at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, photographer Hye-Ryoung Min had the chance to revisit  the early documentations of her life in written form

Reviewers from Nat Geo, Chronicle Books, Etherton Gallery on What Stood Out at the Photolucida Portfolio Reviews

Interested to know what stood out to a few of my fellow reviewers, I asked National Geographic Director of Photography Sarah Leen, Etherton Gallery’s Daphne Srinivasan and Chronicle Books Senior Editor Bridget Watson Payne to name one or two artists whose work they appreciated

The best of Photo London 2017

Photo London: four days crammed full of exhibitions, talks, artists’ book launches and satellite events devoted to the photographic medium

The Trauma of Life on Skid Row, in Photos

She has been photographing life on Skid Row since the fall of 2015, and in the last year, Suzanne Stein has borne witness to the acute suffering of others. She’s heard firsthand from survivors of rape and abuse. She’s befriended people who are addicted to heroin. She’s been in the presence of infections and illness, true life and death situations. And throughout all of it, a fundamental decency and humanity have remained at the heart of all her images. 

Eric Kim Proves the Value (and Fallacy) of SEO for Photographers

At the surface, the phenomena seems entirely meritocratic – use hard work to circumvent the traditional gatekeepers, thereby building an audience that one can then monetize. But the insidious by-product is a “fake news” quality to the content. Should we believe and/or value the information?

How bureaucratic language strangles journalism’s accountability

Dissidents “were executed.” Bodies “were later found.” The man was killed in an “officer-involved shooting.”

Copy, copy, copyright

The intellectual property rights on photographs are protected in different jurisdictions by the laws governing copyright and moral rights. In some cases photography may be restricted by civil or criminal law. Publishing certain photographs can be restricted by privacy or other laws. Photography of certain subject matter can be generally restricted in the interests of public morality and the protection of children.

Susan Faludi: ‘In My World, Photographs Lie’

in acetate envelopes and slide trays, thousands of Tri-X negatives and Ektachrome slides, along with contact sheets and prints, chronicling year by year and in meticulous order, the minutiae of Faludi family life. That is: my life, and my life with my father.

Puk Damsgård’s The ISIS Hostage Examines the Horror of an Irregular War

The ISIS Hostage: One Man’s True Story of Thirteen Months in Captivity is a case study in what might be called the New War Journalism. Puk Damsgård’s unadorned chronicle of Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye’s capture, confinement and eventual release delivers a lesson as astringent as medicine: in the modern era of irregular warfare, battlefields are no longer demarcated by flags or trenches but by ideology and memory