Arthur Leipzig, a documentary photographer known for his crisp, detailed, emotionally provocative images, particularly those of children at play on the streets and piers of mid-20th-century New York City, died on Friday at his home in Sea Cliff, N.Y. He was 96.
Mr. Leipzig (pronounced LIPE-zig) was one of the last surviving members of a generation of socially minded photographers — others included Helen Levitt, Roy DeCarava, Jerome Liebling and Gordon Parks — who took to the streets to record life as they encountered it.
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There may never be a better time to jump into Hasselblad digital medium format than between now and Christmas Eve. All of December, the storied brand is offering steep, thousands-of-dollars-off discounts on its H5D cameras and lenses — you can even get one for under $10,000! Read more…
…no matter how many shots are snapped, how expensive, small, or advanced the camera, a basic knowledge of composition is paramount in capturing a decent image. No one appreciates that principle more than Jim Krantz.
The Chicago-native was commisioned to photograph Red Bull Global Rallycross LA, but his name is not synonymous with the world of action sports. However, there are few Americans who have not seen Jim’s work, as his images have been part of many well-known ad campaigns for companies such as Phillip Morris, Samsung, and Nokia.
The Canon 7D Mark II has kind of stolen many of the headlines away from a different camera that was released right around the same time: the Nikon D750. A full-frame shooter that boasts an impressive sensor, DPReview recently took the 750 out to Seattle’s Museum of Flight for a very informative, in-depth set of real-world tests that they’ve compiled into the 19-minute video review above. Read more…
Surfing Seals Catch a Wave in South Africa —Nat Geo | PROOF
The rugged coastline [of Cape Town] produces powerful swells at a place where the reefs come out of deep water, making it the perfect playground for fur seals—social, playful creatures that surf the waves like dolphins, just for fun.
Photographer Thomas Peschak had been watching these seals for years and wanted to take a photograph of them surfing from a unique underwater perspective—but first he had to figure out how to do it without getting himself seriously injured or killed.
Sony A7 Mark II Hands-On: Here’s What 5-Axis Stabilization Can Do —Gizmodo | Reframe
The recent surprise announcement of Sony’s a7 Mark II had people reeling about the first-ever 5-axis in-body stabilization on a full-frame camera. We recently got our meathooks on one of the new cams and wanted to show you just a bit of what it can do before giving it a more comprehensive report.
African Diasporas, Playing With the Past —NYTimes | Lens
Omar Victor Diop, a Senegalese photographer, was feeling out of place during an artist residency in Málaga, Spain, when he discovered the seminal series “The Image of the Black in Western Art.” In it, he found centuries-old Western paintings from the Menil Collection in Houston that depicted people of African descent from the Renaissance to the emergence of the slave trade.
As an African who was educated in Paris, he was aware of the long history of marginalizing the African diaspora in European museums. Understandably, he was captivated by what he saw.