Trending: Do You Still Need a Website?
What with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and all the other social-media flavors, potential clients have plenty of ways of finding you online, and you have plenty of ways to put your work out in front of them. Meanwhile, your own website may have become something of an afterthought. The DIY Photography blog recently spotlighted a new video from photographer and YouTuber Ed Verosky, who explains why his website has essentially become a directory for his social media content. Then again, another photographer, Dave Morrow, recently made news by revealing that he's deleted his social media accounts (with 1.5 million followers).
Spotlight: Meet the 2018 Winners of the ICP Infinity Awards
Earlier this month the International Center of Photography handed out its prestigious Infinity Awards for 2018, honoring excellence in a variety of fields related to the medium. And, as it has for the past several years, the MediaStorm production company prepared a series of video profiles focusing on the award recipients. Today we feature several of those, including tributes to Bruce Davidson, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award; Samuel Fosso, winner of the Art award; Amber Bracken, winner of the Documentary and Journalism award; and Natalie Keyssar, winner of the Emerging Photographer award.
Roger Ballen at Fahey/Klein Gallery
Roger Ballen, a photographer so identified with a black-and-white aesthetic of despair that similar work is referred to as “Ballenesque.” His in-your-face portraits of people living on the margins of society, in economic deprivation and psychological anguish, became the motifs of his lens. These images are staged—set up with the collaboration of his subjects, in chaotic settings with clutter and debris reorganized to fill the square format of his camera. For anyone unfam...
Honor Roll: World Press Photo Selects Six Emerging South American Photographers
"There is no shortage of visual talent around the world, but some people are better known than others. To develop a new and more diverse visual representation of the world, we need to locate, recognize and share the best work." That is the directive behind the World Press Photo organization's 6x6 Global Talent program, which spotlights six new talents drawn from one of six continents every three months. Last November six photographers from Southeast Asia and Occeania were featured. Recently six photographers from South America were nominated. We feature them today.
Spotlight: Beth Yarnelle Edwards Stops Time in the Suburbs
Time marches on. But perhaps at a different pace in the suburbs. In 1997, Beth Yarnelle Edwards picked up a camera and began photographing friends and friends of friends in San Carlos, CA, a Bay Area suburb, documenting their everyday lives. In 2016 she returned to rephotograph many of her original subjects, now 20 years older. She was surprised by how little about their lives had changed. "This population is kind of blessed," she told Time magazine. "This isn't how the larger population lives." She tells PPD she also "gained a new respect for why people enjoyed living in suburbia."
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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.