Posts Tagged ‘photographer’

Annie Leibovitz Discusses Her Life, Work and Passion on an Exhibition Tour

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Back in 2008, the team over at Advancing Your Photography were invited to an exclusive gallery tour of Annie Leibovitz’s best photographs — an event led by Leibovitz herself. Those in attendance were treated to the photographer sharing about her life and work, and the intersection of those two worlds.
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This is Why Photographers Should Stay Off the Track at a Horse Race

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During a horse race, the track itself probably isn’t the place you should be wandering in order to snap the perfect action shot. Even if racers do tend to stay toward the inside of the track, things don’t always go as expected. A photographer in Finland learned this lesson the hard way this past week.
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Interview with Dutch Photographer Erwin Olaf

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Erwin Olaf has been one of the top advertising and people photographers in the world for over twenty-five years. His current show Waiting: Selections from Erwin Olaf: Volume I & II is being exhibited at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York. While continuing to do innovative commercial work, he has increasingly become focused on his personal work. I had a recent opportunity to ask about his career and future artistic ambitions.
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A Look Into the Life and Work of Surf Photographer Zak Noyle

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Zak Noyle is a surf photographer based out of Oahu, Hawaii who’s considered to be one of the best in the business. He became the senior staff photographer of Surfer Magazine when he was just 25 years old, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines (e.g. ESPN, SI, Nat Geo) and advertisements (e.g. Billabong, Chanel).
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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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You Can Now Browse Through the World’s Largest Collection of Robert Frank’s Work

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The National Gallery of Art owns the world’s largest collection of photos and materials by renowned American photographer Robert Frank. That collection is also the museum’s largest holding of any single photographer.

Late last year, to celebrate Frank’s 90th birthday, the collection was opened up in a new way through the launch of an online repository. You can now browse through the 8,000 or so items held by the museum — some of which had never before seen the light of day.
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Adventure Photographer Andy Mann On His Unconventional Journey Into the World of Photography

Adventure photographer Andy Mann’s journey into the world of photography has been unconventional in almost every regard. Without any formal training or education in the field, it was a pure love for adventure and photographs that inspired him to pick up a camera.

In the video above, a presentation he gave for B&H, Mann tells his coming of age story, evaluating what it is that has led him to this particular point in his career.

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Photographer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Model, Threatening Deportation If She Didn’t Comply

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Los Angeles Police yesterday arrested Jung Park, a photographer who allegedly assaulted at least one Korean model and threatened her with deportation if she refused to comply with his sexual demands. Only one victim has spoken up thus far, but authorities are looking for additional victims. Read more…

The Photographer’s Manifesto

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I have seen absolutely beautiful things happen in the photo industry. I’ve seen strangers become best friends, I’ve seen grand ideas being brought to life, and I’ve seen photographers grow from beginners to mentors. I’ve seen so many things that make me proud to be a part of such an amazing community.

The sad news is that I’ve also seen the uglier side of it. I’ve seen jealousy turn into bad-mouthing, I’ve seen photographers knowingly leave out key techniques from classes or talks, and I’ve seen new photographers become discouraged and disheartened by the cold shoulders of the more popular photographers in the industry. For a lack of better words, that sucks. Nobody benefits from negativity like that so we might as well get rid of it.

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Dear New Photographer…

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Dear New Photographer,

I’m writing this post because I was up late last night on a Facebook forum, reading close to 200 comments about new photographers and what slime they are to the industry. How they’re stripping photography of its “art” and destroying any decent business practices. I read every comment, feeling more and more sick to my stomach the further I scrolled down the page.

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