A tribute to Solomon Butcher: the tireless documentarian of the burgeoning American West, whose work suffered alongside the harsh environment of the uncultivated land. Despite a failed pursuit of fame in his own time, Butcher’s prolific images of the 1800s homesteaders are now regarded icons of American history.
The Forgotten Photographer Of America’s Great Plains —Narratively
Revisiting Unhealed Wounds In Chechnya —NYTimes | LENS
12 Exhibitions, 2 Museums And 1 Gallery Change Photography Forever —TIME | LightBox
“The special, crucial thing that affects photography is its special relationship with reality, and for this reason, I think there is a deep, narrative heart to photography. It has its own language, and photo exhibitions are ways of telling stories about reality,” Mauro says.
Dropbox Lightroom Catalog Sync – How To Set It Up —DIY Photography
At eight years from original proposal to final publication in the November issue, the project should hold the all-time record for the longest time on the schedule at the magazine.
Now don’t blame me entirely, some things came up. I’ve been pulled away for at least six other stories deemed by the editors to be more important. Still, in an attempt to understand why it took so long, I retraced the last eight years in emails from Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Krist. What follows is a very one-sided account, edited for brevity and to make me look good.
Living With Neil The Lion —Mashable
Taken in 1971, LIFE photographer Michael Rougier’s incredibly bizarre images capture actress and animal rights activist Tippi Hedren, her daughter actress Melanie Griffith, and her husband Noel Marshall in everyday living with Neil the lion.
Why We Take Pictures —The Huffington Post
“Why do you take pictures?” It’s a loaded question that I get asked all the time and there’s definitely more than one answer. My first camera was a purple Le Clic that my parents gave me on my 12th birthday. I dangled it from my wrist like a tiny box that held all of my prized possessions and secrets. That’s what a camera was for me – a diary of sorts that captured everything from my bare feet in the grass to my sister’s favorite toy sitting on her bed to my mother’s briefcase in its usual spot in the dining room. I took pictures because I loved it and at the time it was that simple.
Panasonic continues its insightful peek into the development of the anticipated Lumix LX100 with interviews from the creators. This week we hear from Hiroaki Suzuki, part of the optical team, on the LX100’s portability and uncompromising performance.