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Broken Mirror/Evening Sky: Unique Sunset Photos Shot Through Shattered Mirrors

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Sunsets are beautiful. They’ve inspired songs and paintings, they’ve been the backdrops to weddings and celebrations, and overall they’re natures way of ending almost every day on a beautiful note.

However, as photographers, we often see them as something of a cliché. To change that up a bit, photographer Bing Wright decided to create a series of images titled “Broken Mirror/Evening Sky” that add a new element to the equation. As you can see from the image above as well as those below, it looks like he photographed some beautiful sunsets through broken windows. But that wasn’t exactly how the images came to be. Read more…

external “18 Lessons Richard Kalvar Has Taught Me About Street Photography” —Eric Kim

Richard Kalvar is one of the contemporary masters in street photograph, and also a member of Magnum. I have always loved his quirky and observant street photographs, and am quite pleased how active he is — especially on Facebook and the Magnum Blog. I gained a lot of insight about his work and street photography through his various interviews online.

 
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Louie Schwartzberg on Smartphone Pics & How They Offer a Glimpse Into Your Soul

 
In the age of smartphones whose cameras are getting better with each passing day, we tend to snap more photographs now than ever before. But have you ever wondered, looking back at your photos, what they say about you as an individuals?

Well, award-winning filmmaker, time-lapse photographer and incredible TED Talk presenter Louie Schwartzberg has, and in the short clip above, he shares his thoughts on it with Oprah. Read more…

Striking Adventure Sports Photography: An Interview with Garrett Grove

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Garrett Grove is the type of photographer it’s easy to be jealous of. Looking through his work you’ll notice an effortlessness to the beauty he captures. This element of his photography is deceiving and likely to cause hours of frustration in your personal photography as you try in vain to achieve the same impressive results he nails on a regular basis.

This dual nature, of ease and awe, is what’s so appealing about his work. We recently got to talk to Garrett to try and figure out how he makes it look so easy, and why it really isn’t.
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external “Portraits of Reconciliation” —New York Times Magazine

Last month, the photographer Pieter Hugo went to southern Rwanda, two decades after nearly a million people were killed during the country’s genocide, and captured a series of unlikely, almost unthinkable tableaus.

In one, a woman rests her hand on the shoulder of the man who killed her father and brothers. In another, a woman poses with a casually reclining man who looted her property and whose father helped murder her husband and children. In many of these photos, there is little evident warmth between the pairs, and yet there they are, together. In each, the perpetrator is a Hutu who was granted pardon by the Tutsi survivor of his crime.

 
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National Geometric Helps Children in India One Photo Print At a Time

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As photographers, we have to opportunity to change the world and impact it for the better. It sounds romanticized more often than it sounds like a reality, but it’s true. If you’d like proof of this, look no further than a new project cheekily named National Geometric. Read more…

Saving Eliza: One Photographer Takes on Daunting Odds to Save a Little Girl’s Life

Raising 2.5 million dollars in a few months is a goal that would scare most people into submission. But it’s amazing what you can do when you have conviction and the power of a dedicated community behind you.

That’s what photographer Benjamin Von Wong had to offer when he was asked to help a dying 4-year-old girl: conviction, and the support of a photo community that time and again proves itself to be not just compassionate, but powerful when moved to action. Read more…

Incredible Photo Manipulation Series Helps Shelter Animals Find Homes

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Budapest-based photographer Sarolta Bán is on a mission to shed a positive light on all shelter animals by creating images that will capture the eyes — and hearts — of anyone considering the pups for adoption. Read more…

external “Parting Glance: Anja Niedringhaus” —NY Times Lens Blog

anja“Anja Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for The Associated Press, was killed in Eastern Afghanistan [yesterday] when an Afghan policeman approached her vehicle at a security checkpoint and opened fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle. The German native was 48 years old.

Lens spoke with friends and colleagues of Ms. Niedringhaus today. Below are excerpts from their remembrances, as well as some of her own words.”

 
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DEDICATED: Short Film About Dedication and the D4s Goes Live with In-Depth BTS

Last month we wrote about and shared the trailer for the inception-worthy short film, “DEDICATED” (a D4s promo film about people using the D4s that was shot on a D4s). And yesterday, Nikon ambassador Corey Rich posted the final version of the film, along with a 14-minute behind the scenes look at what went into the production. Read more…