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Journey to the Top of the Freedom Tower

The Amazing Story Behind TIME’s Panorama from Atop the One World Trade Center

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external Photos That Cross Borders and Challenge Perceptions

— David Gonzalez at NY Times

“This was a story about an enormous topic, so what could I do that was different?” said Ms. Jarman, who lives in Mexico City. “But this got to the essence of why I entered journalism in the first place, to bring people together and help us recognize our common humanity.”

 
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A Look at The Unknown and Controversial Photography Career of Lewis Carroll

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Portrait of Charles Dodgson, aka: Lewis Carroll

He’s known as the author behind the famed Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by most, but the breadth of his disciplines goes far beyond literature. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more commonly known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was also a logician, mathematician, an ordained minister and a photographer… yes, a photographer.

In this article, we’ll share a collection of his work as we dive into his upbringing, his photography career and the controversy that surrounds it to this day. Read more…

external Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography —NPR

 
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external “Photography and The Death of Reality”

— Rick Sammon at The Luminous Landscape

Before I go on, I’d like to share a story about Ansel Adams, relayed to me by one of his assistants, the talented John Sexton. Here goes: A man writes Ansel Adams a letter (condensed here): Dear Mr. Adams, I have your books. Your beautiful pictures of Yosemite inspired me to visit this National Park. However, when I got there I was disappointed. The park does not look like that.

 
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external Art Photography vs. News Photography —BagNews

It’s one thing for the NYT Magazine to commission an art photographer to document a vital social or political issue, something they’re extremely experienced at, presenting that imagery so that it retains its impressionistic quality and doesn’t purport to be news.

The photo story at Politico wasn’t nearly so informed, however, repurposing pre-existing work with news captions and a different lineup of images than the collected images on Raab’s site, which very much read, and are presented as art photography.

 
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Hire a Photography Student to Photograph Your Wedding, Make a College Kid Happy

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Dear Good Morning America,

I just watched your segment “Bride on a Budget,” during which ABC’s very own Ginger Zee gave listeners money-saving tips courtesy of her very own wedding coordinator.

First of all, a heartfelt congratulations to Ginger. Planning a wedding is very exciting and a bit overwhelming. I’m glad to see she spent money on a wedding planner to help her with her day. It’s alway a good idea to use a professional with experience rather than leave the day in the hands of someone who doesn’t know what he’s doing, which is why I found this money-saving advice from Francesco-the-wedding-planner a little disturbing: Read more…

Should Photographers Care About 4K?

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If you had to summarize this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas in one word, it would probably be “4K.”

The NAB (Which stands for National Association of Broadcasters) Show is the world’s largest Electronic Media show, and deals largely in video. But, this year, at least one of the announcements had interesting implications for the still photography market. Read more…