Posts Tagged ‘death’

Documentary Takes an Intimate Look at the Last Year of the Polaroid Instant Era

The latter years of the first decade of the 20th century were by no means glorious ones for The Polaroid Corporation. Filing for bankruptcy multiple times, the company ultimately decided to kill off its instant camera business in 2007, with the death of their instant film coming not long after in 2008. And while the demise of Polaroid’s instant film era is a sad one, it went out strong.

Thankfully, first-time filmmaker Grant Hamilton was there to capture the last year of Polaroid’s existence as we will almost always know it. Broken up into three acts, Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film tells the story of Polaroid’s last year through the eyes of the artists who shot the film, the dying days of instant film production and the idea and start of what was rightly deemed The Impossible Project.

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Man Responsible for the Murder of AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus Sentenced to Death

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Former Afghan police unit commander Naqibullah — the man who, three months ago, walked up to AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus‘ vehicle and unloaded an automatic weapon in the backseat, killing the veteran photojournalist instantly — has been convicted of murder and sentenced to death by the Kabul District Court. Read more…

This Couple’s Shared Passion for Photography Extended Beyond the Grave

Get the tissues ready, because this one is aiming right for the feels. Tucked away within a documentary on the history of Japanese cameras, this touching story of Yoko and Minoru Tanaka took us completely unawares.

We thought we were watching a mildly interesting and informative documentary… as it turns out, it was much more than that. Read more…

I Died Today, by Duke Roberts

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I ate a lot of hamburgers. We had a party.
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How One Photographer is Helping to Save Babies from a Brutal Tribal Tradition

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Chances are good you’ve never heard the term Mingi, but if you were born to one of the tribes in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, this age-old tribal tradition might have been your death sentence. These days, however, that is far less likely, and it’s due almost entirely to the work of Kara tribesman Lale Labuko and his friend and photographer John Rowe. Read more…

Powerful Portraits of Incredible People Who are Facing Death with Acceptance & Peace

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Right Before I Die is a tearjerker. It’s a heartbreaking photo series by Andrew George that strikes at the very core of most people’s deepest fear, insofar as it is a series about death, but also manages to inspire, because it is about people who are staring down the great unknown with incredible acceptance and serenity. Read more…

Model Turned Iconic Pin-Up Photographer Bunny Yeager Passes Away at 85

Leaving behind a pioneering legacy, pin-up model turned pin-up photographer, Bunny Yeager, has sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 85. Born March 13, 1929 Yeager started her career as a pin-up model herself, eventually switching sides of the camera and becoming one of the most commercially successful female photographers of our time. Read more…

Breaking News: 26-Year-Old Photographer Camille Lepage Killed in C. African Republic

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Heart-breaking news came out of Bangui, Central African Republic today. It has been confirmed that 26-year-old French photojournalist Camille Lepage, who we had the honor of interviewing just six months ago, has been killed while covering the ongoing crisis there. Read more…

These Pictures Are Not For You

On a photojournalist's duty to clearly, accurately and respectfully report tragedy

Apr 14, 2014 · Jordan Stead

Canadian Freelance Photojournalist Killed in Syrian Air Strike

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Another of the photographers who had been bravely providing coverage from the front lines of the Syrian conflict lost his life on Sunday when a Syrian air strike dropped a barrel bomb on a rebel-held area of Aleppo. Read more…