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5 Things Photographers Can Learn From the Old Masters of Painting

Art has arguably been around almost as long as humans have. The moment we learned to mark something for others to see and interpret, the moment art was born. Thankfully for us photographers, we needn’t go quite that far back to begin learning from the history of art. In fact, we only need to go as far as the "Old Masters."

Photographer Outs Herself as Mystery Donor of $5.5M to Female Artists

In 1996, a mysterious program called Anonymous Was a Woman began giving $25,000 with no questions asked to 10 underrecognized female artists over the age of 40. Now, 22 years and $5.5 million later, the anonymous benefactor behind the program has finally stepped forward: she's 77-year-old photographer Susan Unterberg.

Watch Two Artists Literally Grow a Photograph on a Living Wall of Grass

We first told you about the living work of artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey back in 2012. Their unique brand of portrait 'printing' involves literally growing a photo onto a wall of grass and displaying the result. Now we get to hear from the artists themselves in this revealing video.

4 Lost Masterpieces Recreated Using Only Stock Photos

In a bid to show off the potential behind their stock photography collection, Adobe asked four digital artists to do something pretty incredible. They were asked to recreate four lost or stolen art masterpieces... using only Adobe Stock imagery. Ready? GO!

Photographer Recreates Stories From Famous Artists’ Lives Through Their Eyes

Wouldn't it be interesting if we had snapshots through the eyes of famous artists throughout history? The images could reveal things they saw, worked on, and were inspired by.

Italian photographer Dan Bannino just finished a new project titled "The Eye of the Artist" in which he recreates scenes of the lives of art masters... as seen through their eyes.

Photos of the Shoes Worn by Famous Artists on Stage

How much can you tell about an artist from the shoes they wear on stage? Florida State University student newspaper photo editor Matthew Paskert has been trying to find out. His project "A Shoe Piece" consists of close-up photos of shoes worn by famous musicians, comedians, and personalities while they're standing in front of large crowds.

Portraits of Famous Artists and Their Cats

What do Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo have in common? All three are counted among the most famous artists in history, and all three were cat lovers.

For her new book Artists and Their Cats, artist Alison Nastasi has put together a collection of portraits showing some of history's best-known artists and their beloved cat companions.

An Open Letter to the Artist Support System

Support is a funny thing.

As an artist, 96% of our career is spent dealing with rejection. Rejection from friends, family, other artists, and even the art world itself. Making a living from art can be a very long and lonely, misunderstood journey, especially in the beginning, and having a decent support system can help make that early journey a little more bearable.

But just as we’re often learning the ropes of how to be an artist, we also know that you’re learning the ropes of how to best support us. We need you, and here are the best ways you can help us out.

Photos of Vans Warped Tour Musicians Before and After They Perform

Musicians go hard. And while every artist and band puts it all out on stage for the world to see, the Vans Warped Tour in particular often features a lineup of bands whose members truly give it their all, for as long as three months, day after day.

In an effort to document just how exhausting just one of these performances can be, live performance photographer, Brandon Andersen, decided to do something a little different than usual and capture a collection of before-and-after performance images of musicians whose bands were in this year’s Vans Warped Tour lineup.

August: A Fulfilling Photo Sharing Platform that Makes Discovering Talent as Fun as Being Discovered

Photo sharing and portfolio building sites, if you'll allow us a cliché, are a dime a dozen. Once you strip away the marketing speak they act in much the same way, with the differences are few and great work is often buried under an avalanche of work that's just 'okay.'

It takes a lot, in other words, to really break the mold -- which is what makes the August platform/app such a breath of fresh photo sharing air. Part respectable art gallery, part photo sharing and discovery platform, it offers a unique and incredibly fulfilling experience for both creators and consumers.

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.

Inspiration: Three Talented Musicians Who are Also Talented Photographers

Creatives and artists often excel in several artistic media, not just one, and so the world of photography is peppered with talented individuals whose creative outlets include everything from skateboarding, to painting, to music.

The last of these is the topic of a very interesting video from theartofphotography, in which Ted Forbes tells us about three musicians whose talents extend into the world of photography: Milt Hinton, Bryan Adams and Ralph Gibson.

PBS Arts Takes a Look at How Photoshop is ‘Remixing The World’

It's hard to fathom the effect that Photoshop and digital retouching has had on our world. Limitations placed on artists and photographers in particular have systematically been stripped away as terms like "'shopped" made their way into our vernacular.

In this short video, PBS Arts examines that effect. From the artist, to the photographer, to the everyday citizen who has something to say, nobody has been left unaltered by Photoshop.