Posts Tagged ‘viral’

Photographer Captures Spectacular Floral Display in the Middle of Parched Wasteland

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When the term decisive moment gets thrown around, it’s usually used to describe a photographic moment that is fleeting — the kind of street photograph that’s there one instant and gone the next.

But the moments captured in these stunning landscape images by photographer Guy Tal are also decisive, not for their fleeting nature, but their rarity. Read more…

Girl from Viral #BringBackOurGirls Photo is Not a Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirl

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Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale has been to Guinea-Bissau three times — in 1993, 2000 and 2011 — for the Alexia Foundation, bringing back powerful photographs that show a different, more hopeful side of Africa.

And yet, somehow, three of those images have this week become the viral face of a Twitter campaign meant to raise awareness about a group of Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school by a terrorist organization called Boko Haram in mid-April. Read more…

Photograph Captures the Amazing Amount of Life Found in a Splash of Seawater

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Who knew a dipperful of seawater contained so much life? Well, photographer David Liittschwager, that’s who, because in 2006 he captured this eye-opening photograph for National Geographic. Read more…

Touching Portraits of 3 Young Girls Battling Cancer Help Inspire and Raise Awareness

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After having a close friend lose a one-year-old to cancer years ago, and watching her stepfather battle this all-too-prevalent beast today, Oklahoma–based photographer Lora Scantling was inspired.

Inspired to create an image, or a series of images, that show the strength of and give encouragement to those who are battling the disease, as well as those who are watching someone go through it. Read more…

Mom Tries to Teach Her Daughter How Fast a Photo Can Spread Online, Plan Backfires

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A Colorado mother learned an important lesson of her own last week when her plan to teach her daughter just how quickly a photograph can spread online through social media worked far too well. Read more…

Saving Eliza: Working a Photographic Miracle (Part I)

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Can you imagine photography saving a life? Or forget life, lives? Hundreds, thousands of lives saved… and the catalyst for it all a photo community dedicated to proving they can make a difference.

Over the next couple of weeks, the photographic community has the chance to work a bonafide miracle. A little girl in South Carolina is dying of a degenerative disease, and it’s in all of our power to help cure her. Together with Benjamin Von Wong, we’re going to embark on a journey to tell this little girl’s story to the world, and write in the happy ending ourselves… Read more…

Twitter Accounts Dedicated to Crediting & Debunking Viral Photos Picking Up Steam

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In a world where viral photo sharing accounts (such as HistoryInPics) are popping up at an insane pace, it’s a necessity that there be counterparts that do their best to verify, fact-check, and credit the images these accounts share.

This increasingly necessary job has recently been taken over by a small group of accounts dedicated to doing exactly that: verifying the legitimacy of the images being shared, and making sure the original creator of the images is being properly credited. Read more…

Invisible: Laura Williams Talks About Her Surreal Self-Portrait that Went Viral

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Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes it that much more impressive when a young photog breaks out of the pack and catches the attention of the masses.

That’s exactly what 18-year-old photographer and college student Laura Williams did with her viral self-portrait series ‘Invisible.’ Read more…

Viral Before-and-After Composite Captures the Devastation in Kiev in a Single Frame

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Reddit user Nasdaf created this moving composite photograph using images of Kiev’s Independence Square captured before and after the havoc wreaked by violent clashes between the government and protesters. Read more…

LEGOgrapher Tours the World in Viral 365 Project Shot on an iPhone 4S

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Human photographers aren’t the only ones dragging their cameras to every corner of the globe in search of the decisive moment. As it turns out, a little LEGO man spent a year doing the same thing as part of life-sized human photographer Andrew Whyte‘s fun ‘The Legographer’ series. Read more…