Spotlight: Blake Little's Portraits of LGBT Gun Owners
"I want a gun to feel equal." Those are the words of a member the Pink Pistols, an LGBT gun club whose motto is "Pick On Someone Your Own Caliber." It isn't the only such group: Other gun clubs for gay, lesbian and transgender Americans have sprung up in the wake of the aftermath of the massacre at Orlando's Pulse nightclub and other violence directed at the community. Recently, L.A.-based photographer Blake Little has been meeting and photographing members of the Pink Pistols. "Since most LGBT people are traditionally liberal and stereotypically non-violent, I wanted to meet and find out more about gay people who had taken up arms," he says.
Women Are Scaling New Heights in Afghanistan, and Erin Trieb Will Film It
"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." So said Sir Edmund Hillary, who with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was the first to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. But for the five Afghan women who have spent the past two years preparing to climb Mount Noshaq, at 24,580 feet the highest peak in their country, the challenge is not only a personal one: They will be facing off against the gender norms and social restrictions that have prohibited girls and women from participating in outdoor sports. Accompanying them will be photojournalist Erin Trieb and journalist Theresa Breuer, who are now crowdfunding a film project about the climb called "An Uphill Battle." We spotlight their effort today.
Lower East Side Foto Book Fair
Kris Graves, the Jamaica-born, LIC-based photographer and +KGP photobook publisher, has teamed up with Michael Foley, of the eponymous LES-based Foley Gallery, to present the first LES Foto Book Fair this weekend. Running on Saturday from 11am-7pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm, this highly concentrated event offers an inside scoop on self-publishing, photography books in particular. "We are interested in public engagement, and the idea stems from a lack of public/social art events in the city," s...
Spotlight: Agustin Macarian Documents the Other Buenos Aires
There is Buenos Aires, the city. Argentina's political and business center, also known as Capital Federal, is a bustling metropolis of 3 million where the steakhouses are full, the rose gardens are in bloom, and grand avenues hum with the city's iconic black-and-yellow taxis. There is also another Buenos Aires, however -- the province surrounding the city, which carries the same name but, notes Americas Quarterly, is vastly bigger and poorer. The magazine assigned photojournalist Agustin Marcarian to capture this other Buenos Aires; his work was later selected as a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 6 competition.
Profile: Hope Wurmfeld's Memory of Rome, 1964
Hope Wurmfeld's love of Rome began 53 years ago. That's also when she discovered her love of photography. As she came to discover, the two passions -- Rome and photography -- are abidingly linked. In 1964, Wurmfeld moved to Rome after marrying her college boyfriend, who was there for year on a Fulbright scholarship. In the city's black market she bought two Leica cameras, several lenses, and a light meter, and then photographed everything she saw. Wurmfeld went on to become a noted fine-art photographer, but recently went through her archive and rediscovered her old images of Rome -- a Rome that is no more. Now they are collected in a new book.
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The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say
"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.