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Trending: Women Reclaiming and Celebrating Their Bodies (NSFW)

The Huffington Post   Friday August 29, 2014

Women are celebrating their bodies, in all shapes, sizes, and ages, on the Internet: The Huffington Post notes that only five percent of women have the kinds of bodies usually portrayed on advertising billboards, which is why blogger and activist Jes Baker created her "Expose" project—a series of alternative billboards—with photographer Liora K; Huffpo also features photographer Andi Schreiber’s “Pretty Please” self-portrait series, calling it “a raw glimpse” of an older woman’s yearning to feel sexy when our youth-obsessed culture says otherwise. Meanwhile, the British Journal of Photography spotlights photographer Polly Penrose's seven-year study of her own aging body.   Read the full Story >>

Honors: 2014 Aaron Siskind Grant Recipients Art Named

PDNPULSE   Friday August 29, 2014

Photographers Lucas Foglia, Curran Hatleberg, Gillian Laub, Peter van Agtmael and Tomas van Houtryve are the recipients of the 2014 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants, reports PDN Pulse. Each will received $8,000. The grant program was launched in 1991 in keeping with photographer Aaron Siskind’s request that upon his death his estate be used to support and inspire contemporary photography. The grants are open to US photographers of all levels over the age of 21 whose work is “based on the idea of the lens-based image.”   Read the full Story >>

Insight: How One Amateur Used Instagram to Become a Pro

The Huffington Post   Friday August 29, 2014

Meet Chris Ozer, a professional photographer with clients like Cole Haan and Nike. Ozer was once a jazz musician and music teacher, but that didn’t pay, so he took a desk job, which he hated. Then, in 2010, he discovered a new iPhone app called Instagram and found a new talent—and meaning in life. His story “represents an archetype that is often glorified amongst the inner-circle of entrepreneurs, freelancers and creative types, but often overlooked by the mainstream,” notes the Huffington Post.     Read the full Story >>

Agenda: Prepare for the World's Biggest Photo Walk

Fstoppers   Friday August 29, 2014

Photo walks, in which photographers looking to meet like-minded souls to get together to shoot and schmooze, are getting more and more popular. On September 6, notes Fstoppers, you can take part in the biggest one of these events ever—the second annual 500px Global Photo Walk, which takes place in more than 350 cities around the world. Last year some 3,000 people took part in the walk. Go here for a list of the cities featuring the walks, and to sign up for one in your neck of the woods.   Read the full Story >>

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