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Spotlight: Photographer Victoria Wall Harris Shoots for Clients From Home, Because That's the New Normal

Since stay-at-home orders were put in place, freelance photographers have had to get creative to keep working. Victoria Wall Harris, a freelance photographer based in California, has continued shooting for clients during the pandemic in a small studio space attached to her home. "A lot of my clients I have just done shoots for, so they're happy to know I will be able to if this continues," she says.

Spotlight: An October Collection of Time Lapse and Other Motion Projects

Nothing captures the march of time like time lapse. Today's collection of videos features measures time across a changing urban landscape and across the vastness of the cosmos. Photographer Keith Loutit spent 988 days between 2012 and 2020 shooting thousands of different perspectives on the island nation of Singapore, while NASA released at time-lapse video showing an exploding star 70-million light-years from Earth. Meanwhile, on a much smaller scale, Dr. Adrian Smith, who creates popular slow-motion videos featuring bugs, took a close-up view of the world's fastest front-flipping insect.

The DART Board: 11.19.20

The Jewish Museum’s public art installation of a building-wide banner by artist Lawrence Weiner went on view yesterday on the building’s façade at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street. Weiner’s ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY HAVE THE SAME FACE (2011/20) is a two-story graphic that stretches across the Museum’s Fifth Avenue-facing façade at 92nd Street. Celebrating our shared humanity along New York City’s Museum Mile, the banner remains on view through t...

Spotlight: A Moment from Colombian Photographer David Betancur's Travel Journal

David Betancur travels in order to find "character and scenarios." The Colombian photographer's portfolio is filled with people he finds on assignment and on his excursions throughout his country, which he records in what he calls "a sort of travel journal." Among the images in his journal is a shot of a girl resting on the edge of an abandoned swimming pool. "She told me, 'For enjoying the pool, there is no need to get wet in the water,'" Betancur recalls. His photograph was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 8 competition.

American Photography Open 2019: Meet the Winner, Alain Schroeder

Last month we revealed the ten finalists. Today, we introduce the winner of the American Photography Open 2019 competition - Alain Schroeder, a Brussels, Belgium-based photojournalist who has worked all around the globe, from Thailand and Tuscany to Crete and Vietnam. From October 2018 through April 2019, he was in Sumatra, Indonesia, to document efforts to aid the area's critically endangered orangutans. His photograph of an abused three-month-old female orangutan named Brenda being treated for a severely broken arm earned Schroeder the top spot in this year's contest.

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.