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St. Pauli by Manuel Armenis
Notorious for it's red-light district and most famous for the fact that the Beatles started their career here more than 50 years ago, this workingman's area in Hamburg, Germany, has always been a melting pot for people from all walks of life and backgrounds. The liberal spirit of the quarter attracted many colorful figures from the fringes of society like sailors, drinkers, prostitutes, crooks, gamblers and dreamers.
Rural Roads by Leigh Ann Edmonds
So many lives were changed during the pandemic. It forced us to slow down, re-evaluate our life, our purpose and our happiness. The pandemic changed my life for the better. Pre-Pandemic, I was busy, like most Americans.. I was on auto-pilot.. Day in and day out.. freelancing as a photographer for jobs that did not allow me much creative freedom. I was asked to shoot headshots, commercial images that were expected to look perfect to sell and promote business, I was asked to photograph families looking their best and I was always fearful of feedback from clients. Hoping they approved how they looked and of the work I would present to them.
The Stunning Winning Images of AAP Magazine 18 B&W
These amazing photographers come from 13 different countries, their work reflects their personal aesthetic and unique approach to black and white photography. It was wonderful to discover so many great works and compelling pictures. Clearly black and white photography continues to hold a prominent place in our hearts and imaginations!
Uzbekistan. People and their spaces by Simona Ottolenghi
A trip to Uzbekistan is a journey through history, through a country with a clear and evident Soviet past, which keeps, in the meantime, its festivals and traditions alive. A journey that leaves strong marks, in the contrasts that I was able to grasp above all in the people I met along my way, but also in the architecture and urban spaces.
Campesino Cuba by Richard Sharum
Photographer Richard Sharum travelled across Cuba to document the lives of isolated farmers, or 'Campesinos,' and their wider communities at a time of national transition. The histories of these communities have formed the backbone of Cuba, and yet they are rarely depicted in photographic representations of the country. Sharum began researching Campesino communities in late 2015 and his resulting black and white photographs depict the intertwined relationship of people and the land they depend on
All About Photo is Pleased to Present Shepherds From Transylvania
All About Photo is pleased to present Shepherds from Transylvania by Istvan Kerekes. Part of the exclusive online showroom developed by All About Photo, this exhibition is on view for the months of July and August 2021 and includes twenty photographs from the series Shepherds from Transylvania.
The Black Leopard by Will Burrard-Lucas
This inspiring book tells the story of a photographer's journey to find the mysterious black leopard. There are few creatures as gorgeous and elusive as the black leopard. In Africa, these magnificent cats are so rare as to be the stuff of legend. Will Burrard-Lucas's love for leopards began during his childhood in Tanzania and propelled him into a career as a wildlife photographer. In his quest to create intimate portraits of animals, he developed innovative technology, including a remotely controlled camera buggy and a high quality camera trap system for photographing nocturnal creatures. Then, one day in 2018, he heard about sightings of a young African black leopard in Kenya and with the help of people from the local community, he succeeded in capturing a series of high-quality photographs of the elusive cat. In this compelling and visually stunning book, Burrard-Lucas tells his story of creativity, entrepreneurship, and passion for wild animals, alongside awe-inspiring images of lions, elephants, and the black leopard itself.
Best Modern Photographers of June 2021
What better way to improve your own work than to be inspired by others? I am absolutely convinced that discovering new portfolios on a regular basis helps educate your eye and have a better understanding of the possibilities that photography offers. Contemplating amazing images, in addition to being a pleasure, is a very good way to develop your 'photographic eye', that little extra thing that will make your photos stand out. Each month we continue to discover incredible work from photographers that live and travel all around the world. Here is a selection of some incredible images of modern photographers for this month of June 2021 you can get some creative inspiration from.
MAGNUM 2020
Magnum Photos is excited to present 'Magnum 2020', a book which brings together a turbulent year of world events through the eyes of this collective. A yearbook of sorts, Magnum 2020 was born out of a year like no other; one which challenged the collective to find new ways of documenting experiences as counties locked down and everyone stayed home to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. It was also a year of reckoning for the agency, reflecting on the structures of power and privilege that have existed in the world for generations and understanding how they can be challenged and ultimately undone.
Manuel Rivera-Ortiz: CUBA Finding Home
In 2002, I went to Cuba on a personal quest for self-discovery.I needed to remember what Puerto Rico was like when I was growing up. I'd often been told that, in some ways, time had stood still in Cuba; I'd heard that said by Papá's friends who had immigrated to Puerto Rico from Cuba some years back. I'd sit and listen to their powerful stories about Castro and his regime and the hardships. Mostly, I remember their stories about leaving family behind!
Curiouser and Curiouser by Vicky Martin
Curiouser and Curiouser is a conceptual series of photographs influenced by the story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I was inspired to create this series from personally identifying with the theme of not belonging that features prominently in Alice's narrative. Immersed in a world of make-believe, Alice shows her courage and strength by being able to successfully navigate through a fantasy land, appearing more at home in this wonderland than that of Victorian society. In my series, the modern-day Wonderland of Las Vegas provides the backdrop for the protagonist to discover, struggle with, and eventually come to terms with her own feelings of not fitting in.
Winners of MONO-KROMATIK at Praxis Gallery
I was thrilled when asked to jury the MONO-KROMATIK exhibition for the PRAXIS Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN, because that is where my heart still lies, it reminds me why I fell in love with photography in the first place. When I was in the midst of jurying the show, I could feel the rhythm of the pictures and how they worked together. I could also perceive how each individual image had its own voice.
Rencontres d
This summer, we will be especially happy to welcome you to Arles for the Rencontres de la photographie. More than ever, we need to get together and celebrate culture. The 51st edition did not take place in 2020, a year without festivals. In 2021, we will offer you the 52nd, a balance between key shows that could not be held last year and exciting new proposals. This is a transitional year between two directors: we welcomed Christoph Wiesner as the new head of the festival in September 2020.
Dichotomic Photography by Raju Peddada
Dichotomia, with its Greek origin, means two equal contradictory parts, as in public/private; hot/cold; or subjective/objective. It also is: opposition, incongruity, conflict, antagonism, disunion and disagreement. Herakleitos (540-480BC), the Ephesian philosopher, had postulated on universal dichotomia, his claim: the symbiosis of all things opposite.
1854 & British Journal of Photography announce the winners of the third edition of OpenWalls Arles
From 1854 and BJP, OpenWalls Arles is an international photography award created in collaboration with Galerie Huit Arles. OpenWalls offers a unique opportunity for both emerging and established photographers to be exhibited alongside Les Rencontres d'Arles - the photography industry's most prestigious annual event.
Sebastião Salgado: Amazônia
Sebastião Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region for six years: the forest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there - an irreplaceable treasure of humanity.<
Winners of the Creative Photo Awards 2021
"The Lake" by Iranian photographer Masoud Mirzaei is the overall winner of the 2021 Creative Photo Awards, the international contest of creative and artistic photography of Siena Awards, an international visual arts festival. The photo was shot at Lake Urmia, the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth, located between the provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan. It was selected among tens of thousands of images submitted by photographers from 137 countries. The Creative Photo Awards competition includes 17 categories for contemporary photographers, whose innovative approaches to photography challenge the viewer's expectations and offer surprise and delight at every turn. The winning images for each category will be showcased at the exhibition "I Wonder If You Can" during the Siena Awards Festival, from October 23rd to December 5th.
Liz Johnson Artur Wins the 2021 Women In Motion Award for photography
During the opening week of the 52nd edition of the Rencontres d'Arles festival, Kering and the Rencontres d'Arles will pay tribute to the career and commitment of the Russian-Ghanaian photographer Liz Johnson Artur.
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