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Photo Projects That Made For A Better 2013

Acknowledging the photo projects of 2013 that stand testament to the power of the still image

Sarah Jacobs · Dec 13, 2013 · 4 Comments » ·

Photog Sets Out to Document US National Parks With Her Pinhole Camera

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For most photographers, names like “Yosemite” and “Yellowstone” likely conjure impeccably detailed images in the Ansel Adams tradition. San Francisco photographer Ashley Erin Somers, however, thinks there’s something to be said for a more low-fi aesthetic.

She’s started a project to photograph some of the biggest attractions in the National Park system with a homemade pinhole camera, with the end goal being to produce a fine-art photography book documenting her work. Read more…

Photos of the Variety of Characters You’re Likely to Run Into at McDonald’s

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Photographer Nolan Conway‘s project Happy Meals is all about finding unique people in one of the world’s most commonplace locations on earth: McDonald’s restaurants. With his camera in tow, he has visited 150 McDonald’s in 22 states, photographing some 180 patrons in the process. Read more…

Photographer Uses His iPhone to Capture One Photo Per Day of a Lonely Bur Oak

A Year in the Life of That Tree

For 20 years, 52-year-old photojournalist Mark Hirsch drove by the lonely old Bur Oak two miles from his home in southwest Wisconsin without thinking to take its picture even once. Then, one evening, he took a particularly beautiful photo of the tree at sunset using his newly purchased iPhone.

It was just his way of testing out the phone’s camera (which he was very skeptical of) and, lo and behold, he was hooked. For a full year after that, starting on March 23, 2012, Hirsch took one photo per day of the towering Bur Oak, and he’s titled the resulting project “That Tree.” Read more…

Photo Series of Students Posing in Their Housing Around the World

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Images Connect is an international photo project by photographer Henny Boogert that explores the similarities and differences between the places students call home around the world.

Boogert believes that all students worldwide share the same goals: to move forward and establish a career. Their housing — be it a room, an apartment or a hut — is as universal as those goals, and the Images Connect project aims to highlight that universality. Read more…

Two Photogs, One Idea: Taking Portraits of All Your Facebook Friends

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Back in April of last year, we featured an interesting project by photographer Tanja Hollander. Dubbed The Facebook Portrait Project, Hollander has spent the last year travelling around the world and taking portraits of all her Facebook friends. The project’s motivation was half photographical and half philosophical, an exploration of the definition of “true” friendship that Hollander is still in the midst of today.

As she found out recently, however, she’s not the only one: photographer Ty Morin has embarked on a similar journey. And even though they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the amount of attention the press has been giving Morin’s imitation has left Hollander feeling anything but flattered. Read more…

Embroidered Photographs That Illustrate the Failures of Photography

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Diane Meyer’s “Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten” project isn’t so much about what photography can do, but rather what photography can’t do. By embroidering pixel patterns into sections of her photographs, Meyer’s work focuses on the inability of photography to truly preserve “experience and personal history.” Read more…

Photographer Capturing the 40th Parallel All Across the United States

Want to see an example of what dedication to a photography project looks like? Check out The Fortieth Parallel, an ongoing series by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based photographer Bruce Myren. It’s a set of photographs captured across the 40th degree of latitude across the United States, at every whole degree of longitude. See those markers on the Google Map above? Those are all the photo spots that Myren aims to photograph.
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Photo Project to Capture a Snapshot of the Entire World at One Moment in Time

There have been a number of projects in the past that asked people to capture videos and photographs all over the world during a single day. Montblanc wants to take the idea one step further: the luxury company has launched a photo project called “Worldsecond” that aims to have all its participants capture photographs across the globe at the same moment in time.
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Portrait Project Seeks to Document Every Human Skin Tone

Any sort of portrait photographer is intimately familiar with the huge variety of skin tones represented by us homo sapiens, but until now nobody had thought to document them all. That’s the mammoth task that Brazilian artist and photographer Angelica Dass has taken upon herself with her portrait project Humanae. Read more…