Photographs of Strong Women

  What do photographs of women, taken by women, look like? In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8,  seven female National Geographic photographers shared an image they took that revealed a woman’s experience. In a world where gender equality is still elusive, these photographs tell stories of hope, bravery, hardship, and survival.   Philomene, […]

Street Photography by Photojournalist Benjamin Lowy

“Good art doesn’t follow dots or lines, otherwise we would still be drawing like we did in kindergarten with paint-by-number books,” writes photojournalist Benjamin Lowy, editor of the most recently published Your Shot story. “Art—and for this class specifically, street photography—is about expressing yourself and asking questions through image-making about the world around you. Some […]

Dogs of War: A WWI Exhibition at Bishopsgate Institute, London, England

The Dogs of the First World War exhibition at the Bishopsgate Institute in London explores the role of dogs as both companions and workers during the years 1914-18. It features photographs from Libby Hall, who for more than 40 years collected old pictures of canines that show their unique bond with man. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatpicturegalleries/11469622/In-pictures-dogs-of-war.html?frame=3231178 These messenger […]

Photographer Levi Bettwieser Develops 31 Lost Film Rolls Taken by World War II Soldier

http://hyperallergic.com/176743/photographer-develops-31-lost-film-rolls-taken-by-world-war-ii-soldier/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Photographer+Develops+31+Lost+Film+Rolls+Taken+by+World+War+II+Soldier&utm_content=Photographer+Develops+31+Lost+Film+Rolls+Taken+by+World+War+II+Soldier+CID_4813bb77ac4edf306a51205bd28715c4&utm_source=HyperallergicNewsletter Photographer Levi Bettwieser has an unusual passion: he hunts down and develops old film rolls left inside vintage cameras or forgotten by their owners in the backs of musty drawers. He sees himself as “rescuing” the images from oblivion. “I believe if we weren’t actually searching for and finding these rolls of film, they could be […]

Photographer Christian Berthelot captures the Raw Images of Birth

“Far from the clichés and platitudes, I wanted to show us, as we are when we are born,” photographer Christian Berthelot explains in his artist statement. Far from the pristine images of rosy-cheeked babies we’re often used to digesting, Berthelot’s raw photographs capture babies as almost alien creatures — naked, screaming and drenched in bodily juices.   […]

Lou Bopp’s Photos of the Last Remaining Old School Mississippi Blues Musicians

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/12/lou-bopp_n_6445360.html?ir=Good+News&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000023 Since 2008, photographer Lou Bopp has been capturing the now elderly men who constitute the Mississippi Delta Blues musicians of a previous era. With calloused hands, worn faces and twinkling eyes, the blues artists are living remnants of a bygone time, one of juke joints and fiery soul. James “Super Chikan” Johnson, bluesman, in his guitar […]

Martin Chambi: The Trailblazing Peruvian Photographer Who Captured a Vanishing World

Martín Chambi, “Organist in the Capela de Tinta, Sicuani” (1935) Martin Chambi is most famous for his expressive, painterly portrayals of Peru’s diverse society, some of which are currently on view at São Paulo’s Instituto Moreira Salles in Face Andina – Fotografias de Martín Chambi. The exhibition builds on the museum’s recent acquisition of 88 of Chambi’s images and spans the breadth of […]

David Goldblatt: Photographing the Crossroads of Life and Death in South Africa

  Squatter camp on the fringe of the N1 highway, Woodstock, Cape Town, August 22, 2006 Beginning in the 1940s, South African photographer David Goldblatt documented the people and landscapes of his country in striking black and white. It was only after apartheid that he felt comfortable with color in his work. In Regarding Intersections, published this October by Steidl, Goldblatt’s photographs […]

Antigonish Daguerreotypes

http://hyperallergic.com/169380/telling-the-history-of-photographic-processes-from-daguerreotypes-to-digital/ The George Eastman House released a 12-part video series last month that examines the history of photography from the perspective of its technology. Photographic Processes Series, available on YouTube, starts with the silhouette and traces photography’s development through daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, Kodachrome, and right up to digital.  Scroll down for two daguerreotpye photographs of unidentified persons from the archives of […]