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Wedding Photography is Experiencing its Own #MeToo Moment

It took two women and a pair of viral Instagram posts to start an industry-wide conversation about the sexism and abuse wedding photographers regularly experience while doing their jobs. Thousands of other people's accounts, shares, likes, and comments later, where does the industry go from here?

Photographer Admits He’s an ‘Abuser’ After 100+ Women Share Stories of Harassment

Over the past several days, more than 100 women have shared stories of harassment and assault at the hands on an "unnamed photographer." As the number of allegations grew, Australian music photographer Jack Stafford eventually went online and confessed to being the unnamed "abuser," apologizing for his actions and saying that he would be "cancelling" himself.

Photographer Speaks Out About ‘The Dark Side of Modeling’

After the recent allegations of harassment and assault against celebrity photographer Marcus Hyde, fashion photographer Jessica Kobeissi decided to use her platform on YouTube to speak out against what she's calling "the dark side of modeling" and share some of the horrifying stories she's heard from models she works with.

A Dance Photographer’s Take on the Tayla Harris Photo Controversy

As a dance photographer, I’m paying close attention to the response regarding an action photo of the Australian Football League’s Tayla Harris. This shot of her shows her leg extended after kicking the ball that would be the first goal of an AFL game.

Incredibly Moving Photo Book Documents Child Sexual Abuse in South Africa

Editor's Note: None of the images in this post are graphic, but the content and captions might be upsetting to some.

The realities revealed by photography are not always of the pleasant variety, because for all of the sunsets and kittens and weddings in the world -- all wonderful and worth capturing -- there is suffering and horror and pain that is just as worthy of our photographic attention.

Photographer Mariella Furrer has spent over a decade of her photographic career focusing on the latter, documenting the stories of the survivors and families of child sexual abuse in South Africa.

Powerful Photos Illustrate the Real Damage Done by Verbal Abuse

Author note: The images in this post contain graphic language.

Most photographs, they say, are worth a thousand words, but these portraits by photographer Rich Johnson each tell the tale of only one word. It's a word that, in the worst kind of way, can be more powerful than a thousand others.

Shocking Domestic Violence PSA Uses the Google Glass POV to Send a Message

Editor's Note: The video below contains strong imagery. None of it is NSFW per se, but it might not be suitable for all viewers.

March 8th was International Women's Day, and although Google Glass will no doubt be used in the future to document many a wonderful celebration on this day, this year it was instead used to send a strong, shocking message about domestic violence.

The Nikon D3s Can Survive Getting Wet, Muddy, Frozen, Dropped, and Burned

High-end DSLRs by major camera manufacturers are made to be durable. After all, photographers find themselves in all kinds of environments documenting all kinds of subjects, so their cameras need to have serious protection against accidents and the elements.

Ruggedness is often a characteristic that's touted in new camera announcements, but exactly how rugged are flagship DSLRs? French Nikon photographer site Pixelistes recently decided to find out by torture testing a Nikon D3s.

Anti-Abuse Ad Uses Lenticular Printing to Show Alternate Photo to Kids

Last week we shared some photos from an awareness campaign by the Mexican organization Save the Children, which showed the "cycle of abuse" through powerful, hard-to-stomach photos of children growing into future abusers. The ads were meant to illustrate the statistic that 70 percent of abused children turn into abusing adults.

Spanish organization the ANAR Foundation (Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk) recently released a campaign that makes similarly powerful use of photography, only they're taking advantage of the process of lenticular printing to send an offer of help to abused children without alerting their abusers, even if they're walking together.