Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!
Aperture’s Best Photography Features of 2021 – Aperture
In 2021 Aperture celebrated photography in New York and New Delhi, revisited Judith Joy Ross’s timeless portraits, considered the “photobook phenomenon,” and asked how images can tell new stories about Latinx identity.
The UK’s biggest annual photography exhibition, Portrait of Britain, has returned. It reflects the turbulent pandemic times we’ve all endured yet also finds the beauty within this global struggle.
The photographer’s offbeat shoots for magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair had a lasting influence on visual art – and are the subject of a new book.
A small museum near Kaiserslautern, Germany, offers visitors a look back at the development of technologies that allowed us to record memories large and small.
Whoever Invented USB-C Deserves a Nobel Prize — TheNextWeb
USB-C made being a gadget nerd so much better. Now, if only Apple would stick USB-C on the iPhone….
Georgia Museum of Art Receives Major Photography Gift — ARTFIXdaily
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has received a gift of nearly 3,000 photographs with a current appraised value of nearly $8 million, placing it amongst one of the nation’s best in 20th-century photography.
Fact Check: How do I Spot Manipulated Images? — Deutsche Welle (DW)
If an image seems fishy, something is likely awry. But how can you prove if a picture has been manipulated? Here are a few tips.
In this One Photo, 16 Questions interview, Senior Curator at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Geoffrey Barker shares the story of Betty Broadbent, the most photographed tattooed lady of the 20th century.
How and Why to Use Negative Space in Photography — MakeUseOf
Negative space helps your subjects stand out in photos.
The portraits were captured by celebrated fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, famed for working with industry stars like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. The images were taken at Kew Gardens back in November and will form part of a project from the National Portrait Gallery where the duchess is a patron.
Matthew Parciak, a photography associate at Artnet Auctions, dives into the history of some of NASA’s most famous images.
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About the author: Phil Mistry is a photographer and teacher based in Atlanta, GA. He started one of the first digital camera classes in New York City at The International Center of Photography in the 90s. He was the director and teacher for Sony/Popular Photography magazine’s Digital Days Workshops. You can reach him here.
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