Joseph Rodriguez’s El Barrio in the ’80s – The New York Times

Joseph Rodriguez was no exception: Though born and raised in Brooklyn — with detours at Rikers and a life-changing encounter with photography — he, as a teenager, liked to hang out at his uncle’s candy store and numbers spot where the streets were abuzz with music and life. Those early encounters led to a May 1990 National Geographic cover story and the most important project of his life after he spent the latter half of the 1980’s photographing El Barrio’s streets and residents in their homes and on the block.

The third annual Getty Images Instagram Grant honors Saumya Khandelwal – The Eye of Photography

Saumya Khandelwal (@khandelwal_saumya) is an India-based photojournalist working across social issues including gender and the environment. The images of her project entitled Child Brides of Shravasti follow the daily lives of young girls in a part of Uttar Pradesh, India who are forced into early marriages. Documenting the harsh realities faced by these children, Saumya Khandelwal uses Instagram to depict how the lives of these girls drastically change after child marriage.

The third annual Getty Images Instagram Grant honors Nina Robinson – The Eye of Photography

Nina Robinson (@arkansasfamilyalbum) is an Arkansas-based photographer who originally began documenting the everyday life of her family in rural Arkansas but later expanded her project to include other African-American communities in the area. Her project An Arkansas Family Album focuses on an intimate exploration of loss, love and tradition in a rural black Southern community.

The third annual Getty Images Instagram Grant honors Isadora Kosofsky – The Eye of Photography

Isadora Kosofsky (@isadorakosofsky), a documentary photographer based in Los Angeles, Isadora highlights American social issues from a humanistic stance. Her images range from depicting aging and poverty, to mental health and substance abuse, and her harrowing images of imprisoned minors were singled out by the jury.

Sarah Pabst – Zukunft « burn magazine

Between 1933-1945 Germany and many parts of Europe were dominated by Nazism and World War II. 72 years later, the traumatic experiences of this period are still present in Europe. Memories are associated with pain, violence and threat. In Germany in particular, this legacy took the form of guilt in post-war generations, ashamed by the events and their place in history. This work is traversed by that history. My grandparents survived the war and just as many of their generation they have passed away and now their memories will soon be part of the past.

PhotoPlus Seminar Report: Using Instagram Wisely | PDNPulse

Four photographers who have used Instagram to raise money, promote their work and land assignments explained how they curate their Instagram feeds during a seminar at PhotoPlus Expo. They also explained how they handle clients’ requests and expectations about sharing assignment images with their followers, and how they interact with their audiences.

PhotoPlus Seminar Report: Using Instagram Wisely | PDNPulse

Four photographers who have used Instagram to raise money, promote their work and land assignments explained how they curate their Instagram feeds during a seminar at PhotoPlus Expo. They also explained how they handle clients’ requests and expectations about sharing assignment images with their followers, and how they interact with their audiences.

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest, Part II – The Atlantic

National Geographic’s annual photo competition is still open, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 17. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $7,500, publication in National Geographic Magazine, and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account. Contest runners have allowed me to choose a few more of this year’s contest entries for display here. The captions below were written by the individual photographers and were lightly edited for style.

Photographer Sues CBS for Copyright Infringement, CBS Sues Back

There’s a strange legal battle going on right now between a photographer and a giant online media company. After being sued by the photographer for infringing on his photo copyrights, CBS has responded by filing its own copyright infringement lawsuit against the photographer… for sharing 59-year-old TV show still frames on social media.

Hugh Patrick Brown: An Unflinching Life Behind the Camera | The East Hampton Star

“They had shut down Life and started People, and within about six weeks they sent me to Ohio to photograph a chicken flying contest. Every year they mount these mailboxes open at both ends on a grassy hill, put the chickens in, and push them out with plungers. The stuff you remember. . . .”

Macphun Unveils Luminar 2018 to Take on Adobe Lightroom

California-based software developer Macphun (soon to be Skylum) has announced Luminar 2018, a digital photo editor and organizer that’s aiming to be a direct competitor to Adobe Lightroom.

Out West: A Visual Narrative of China’s Westernmost Region

Borrowing from romanticized notions of the American frontier, synonymous with ideals of exploration and expansion, I captured a visual narrative of China’s westernmost region, Xinjiang. Whereas the American West conjures images of cowboys and pioneers, of manifest destiny and individualistic freedom, the Chinese West has not yet been so defined.

PhotoPlus Seminar Recap: Photography Directors at Major Publications Discuss Hiring Photographers | PDNPulse

Directors of photography from Bloomberg Businessweek, The California Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Refinery29 and Topic spoke about the hiring practices of their publications during a seminar at PhotoPlus Expo over the weekend, and also discussed the qualities they look for in the freelance photographers they hire.

The hectic streets of Manhattan by Tomaso Baldessarini – The Eye of Photography

28mm Edition I Manhattan, by German photographer Tomaso Baldessarini is an intoxicating, emotional and at the same time documentary roller coaster ride. One single camera, a 28mm lens and the proximity of the photographer to the objects of the photographs allow the observer to submerge into a special world. The series is a piece of authentic contemporary life – “A slice of life of the present” as he says.

Patrick Zachmann, Photographing the Night – The Eye of Photography

Whilst daylight gives birth to the rainbow of colors under the sun, when night falls, the black backdrop conjures up new contrasts of color. The orange glow emanating from an open doorway on a dark street, suggesting late-night life inside, the flickering of an insomniac’s television observed through a window in the small hours, the buzzing neon signs of the nocturnal economy, all conspired to ignite the imagination of Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann. Here, Zachmann writes about why he is drawn to photographing the night, and how China’s nocturnal underbelly inspired him to begin working in color.

Nicola Lo Calzo, Cham: Memories of a Living Past – The Eye of Photography

For nearly seven years now, Italian photographer Nicola Lo Calzo has documented the multiple lineages and the various manifestations of the memories of colonial slavery, of the resistances to it, of its abolitions. He documents these memories because they create life, because they irrigate our present with wisdom and knowledge of the other that is essential to us. He made his own Edouard Glissant’s affirmation: “To forget is to offend, and memory, when it is shared, abolishes this offense. We need each other’s memory, not for compassion or charity, but for a new lucidity in a process of Relation. And if we want to share the beauty of the world, if we want to be solidary with its suffering, we need to learn how to remember together.”

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