At an estimated 60,000 years old, the indigenous culture of Australia, the Aboriginals, are estimated to be the oldest still-surviving culture on the planet. And in the above video world-renown photographer Amy Toensing shares her experience photographing this incredibly unique culture for National Geographic, delivering an extremely heartfelt talk about the hardships the Aboriginal culture has continually faced since their land was colonized in 1788. Read more…
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i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-) pic.twitter.com/PuRhxt2u2O
— Lorde (@lordemusic) March 31, 2014
The latest celebrity to speak out against the use of Photoshop — or if not speak out then at least point out the difference between Photoshop and reality — is Grammy-winning pop singer Lorde. In a tweet (seen above) sent out two days ago, the singer showed the difference between a touched up photo and a regular photo of her taken at the exact same show.
To her credit, she didn’t go on an anti-Photoshop tirade or slam the photographer who took the first photo. She simply posted both photos, explained what they were, and added the caption “remember flaws are ok :-)”
(via Huffington Post)
Brandon Thibodeaux (b.1981) is a photographer based in Dallas, Texas who creates portraits in the documentary tradition. In addition to his assignment work and creative commissions, he explores life in the American south. He is a member of the photography collective MJR, based in New York City. Read more…
A few days ago, we shared photographer Sasha Leahovcenco’s inspirational project in which he photographed people in Siberia who had never had their photo taken. Photographer Jimmy Nelson’s series/book Before They Pass Away is similar in that he, too, is probably photographing people who have never seen a camera.
But the project takes on a deeper, more tragic meaning as well. You see, as the name suggests, Before They Pass Away is about capturing photographs of ancient tribes and cultures that, before long, may no longer exist to be photographed. Read more…
I grew up without the Internet.
When I was young and starting out in the business, I had no Internet, although I did have a computer. It was an Apple IIe. I felt very fancy with it, kind of like Matthew Broderick in “War Games.” To me, it was like a big expensive calculator because I only used it to run reports and for record keeping. When it came to photography and the running of a business, I had to obtain information from classes and teachers, and by doing research via those archaic inventions called “books” — you might have heard of them.
Ever wonder why people in old paintings and photographs generally don’t have smiles on their faces? We explored this subject a little back in November 2012, and found that reasons may have included technical limitations, oral hygiene, and the seriousness of formal occasions.
New York City-based photographer Supranav Dash is interested in India’s occupations — not the rich and glamorous ones, but the ones held by those who are lower in the society’s Caste System.
For nearly 200 years, certain groups of people were not allowed to deviate far from their family’s prescribed occupations. However, in recent years things have started changing. Many of the common age-old tradesmen jobs are rapidly disappearing, and Dash is using his photography to document them before they vanish completely.