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Filipino Domestic Worker Earns Prestigious Magnum Fellowship for Her Photography

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For the past 10 years, 27-year-old Xyza Cruz Bacani has been working as a domestic worker for a wealthy Chinese family in Hong Kong. On her days off, she brings her camera onto her city’s sidewalks and captures impressive street photos.

Yesterday, Bacani’s life took a dramatic turn: she was announced as a recipient of the 2015 Human Rights Fellowship by the Magnum Foundation, a prestigious scholarship that will give her the opportunity to study in an intensive, six-week-long program at New York University in NYC.
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Underwater Photographer Finds Himself Engulfed by a Sperm Whale ‘Poopsplosion’

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Underwater photographer Keri Wilk was swimming with sperm whales off the coast of Dominica in March 2014 when found he found himself capturing something rather unexpected: a massive whale “defecation event.”
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Photographer Suing Nike for Ripping Off His Photo for Its Iconic Jordan ‘Jumpman’ Logo

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A photographer has filed a copyright lawsuit against Nike, accusing the global athletic brand of ripping off his photograph of Michael Jordan to create its iconic “Jumpman” logo for Air Jordan merchandise.
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Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Remaining Staff Photographers

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Sports Illustrated has laid off the last of its staff photographers. All six remaining photographers at the magazine were laid off yesterday due to economic circumstances and company restructuring.
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Mother Love: A Photographer’s Journey in the Reborn Subculture of Realistic Dolls

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While pursuing a self-portrait project about motherhood, photographer Jamie Diamond stumbled upon the world of reborn dolls. These are realistic dolls that are made to look like actual babies as much as possible.

An entire subculture exists around this idea: the process of creating these dolls is called “reborning,” and the artists who create them are called “reborners.”
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Shooting the Movie Poster for Step Up All In

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When Summit Entertainment tapped me to shoot the Movie Poster for Step Up All In I was super excited. Combining professional dancers who can pull off moves I didn’t think humanly possible, a water tank, and good creative direction from the agency had this shoot set up to be the perfect storm of photo awesomeness. Add a lot of gear, fast sync speeds and this photo tech head was in heaven.
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What Outdoor Photos Would Look Like with Other Stars and Planets as Our Sun and Moon

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The photo illustration above shows what a photo of a sunset here on Earth would look like if the sun were replaced with Arcturus, one of the brightest stars in our “neighborhood.”

The Russian Federal Space Agency recently released a couple of “Alternative History” videos that imagine what the sky would look like if the Sun were replaced with other stars and if the moon were replaced with planets in our solar system.
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Kredo is a New iPad Portfolio App That Lets You Show Photos In Their Full Glory

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Online creative portfolio service Format has launched a sleek new iPad portfolio app called Kredo. In addition to being a way to share your best images with someone in real life, the app also features a network of creative professionals for sharing your work digitally.
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Space Awaits! Shooting a Photo of Young Astronauts in Their Backyard Space Program

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Space Awaits!” is a personal project I did. I came up with the idea of a photo shoot featuring young astronauts. My inspiration was retro futurism as a fashion style and the era of human excitement about space travel.

The story is about two kids sneaking out of their house before everyone is awake, probably to try out the lunar lander parked in their backyard.
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An Outdoor Photo Exhibition Built Into a Giant Snow Camera and Film Sculpture

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Finnish photography student Tomi Rantanen contacted us to tell us about a unique exhibition that he participated in last week. His photography school, Kuusamo College, partnered up with students from the University of Lapland to create an outdoor exhibition out of snow and ice.
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