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Photographer’s 100-Year-Old Notebook Discovered in Antarctica After Snow Melts

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A photographer’s notebook from over a century ago has been discovered in Antarctica. It belonged to British explorer and photographer George Murray Levick, who was part of Robert Falcon Scott’s last expedition to the continent from 1910 to 1913.
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Portraits of American Same-Sex Couples from the 1980s at Home with Themselves

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Bill and Ric, with Ric’s daughter Kate, San Francisco, 1987.

At the height of AIDS hysteria in the 1980s, when some people still wondered if the disease could be passed to others through day-to-day contact, photographer Sage Sohier was going into same-sex couples’ homes and photographing them for a series and photo book that came to be known as At Home With Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America.

The project captured an intimate portrait of the gay community that was at odds with the headlines of the day, and made all the more poignant by the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic against which it was created. Read more…

The Singh Project: Portraits that Show the Diversity of Sikh Men

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Traditional Sikh men are immediately identifiable by their characteristic beards and turbans, but that doesn’t mean that each Sikh man is the same. With over 30 million Sikhs in the world, there is an incredible amount of diversity within the community, and the Singh portrait project by London-based photographers Amit and Naroop is all about highlighting the diversity of these men who all share a common faith. Read more…

This is What Happens When a Football Player Lands on a $10,499 Canon Lens

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One of the stranger stories that occurred in the world of photography this past weekend was when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard crash landed on a Canon telephoto lens, snapping it into two pieces.

Now that the dust is settled, the photographer has come forward with his account of the incident and an apology to the player.
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Old Navy #Selfiebration is a Contraption That Turns Selfies Into Halftone Balloon Portraits

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To celebrate its 20th birthday, Old Navy has created what it’s calling a #Selfiebration machine. What is a Selfiebration machine you ask? Why, it’s a 15 foot contraption that turns Twitter selfies into ephemeral pieces of balloon art, à la halftone stylization.

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Photographer Takes on Stereotypes by Capturing the Diversity of Iranian Father-Daughter Relationships

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During her time in Malaysia, roughly 3,500 miles away from her home in Iran, photographer Nafise Motlaq was troubled by the way people would talk about her country’s culture. Partially perpetuated by the media, she saw people making judgements without any first-hand knowledge of the country’s actual culture.

It was this frustration with misrepresentation that, once she was home, inspired Motlaq to pick up her camera and begin an intimate series of photographs exploring the father-daughter relationship in Iran. Read more…

Pulitzer Winning Photojournalist Uninvited from Syracuse Workshop Because of Ebola Fears

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Three time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photojournalist Michel du Cille was saddened to find out yesterday that Syracuse University decided to ‘uninvite’ him from a workshop because he was in Liberia covering the Ebola epidemic 21 days ago.

He calls the response ‘alarmist,’ while Syracuse argues that their first responsibility is to protect their students. Read more…

This Bizarre Jacket is Covered with Cameras to Repel and Photograph Attackers

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The “Aposematic Jacket” is not your average piece of men’s apparel. For one thing, it’s covered with camera lenses, front and back. The garment is designed to protect you on the streets by repelling would-be attackers and helping you photograph them if they get too close for comfort.
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Special Printer Brings SnapChat Into the Real World, Spits Out Prints that Burst Into Flames

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If Instagram is the digital version of Polaroid, then SnapChat is the digital version of those Mission Impossible messages that would self-destruct after you listened to them. Of course, one of those only exists in the movies… or we should say ‘existed.’

Thanks to artist Diego Trujillo Pisanty and his project This Tape Will Self-Destruct, there is not a real-world printer that creates self-destructing photos ala. SnapChat. Read more…

external Survey Says Teenagers Prefer Instagram Over Facebook —Forbes

In terms of social media, Instagram’s popularity surged between the spring and fall. The report said that 72% of the surveyed teenagers were active on Facebook as of April, but now it is down to 45%. Instagram usage jumped from 69% to 76%.

 
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