Spotlight: Scott McDermott Shows the Scars People Carry With Them
Scars are like maps: Each points to a different event in our lives. "Behind every scar is a story," writes New York City-based photographer Scott McDermott in the artist's statement for his new personal project -- a collection of portraits of people revealing the scars that mark turning points in their lives. "Almost all of us have a scar somewhere," notes McDermott. "But finding people with a scar from an event that was pivotal in their lives and who are willing to be photographed and to tell the story behind their scares has been tricky at times."
Spotlight: The Best of April
Sean Kernan found something unexpected Uganda. That was his plan. "I was looking for lives unlike my own," says the Connecticut-based photographer. Wandering the streets of the country's capital, he came across the Kampala Boxing Club and ended up capturing the scene there in a short film that, in its own way, is a meditation on both violence and beauty. It's one of our highlights from March, along with a time lapse of Mount Everest, some far-flung travelogs, and a profile of a photographer who's disabled "but not defective."
The DART Board: 05.22.2018
Talks / Book Events / Screenings / and Beyond Tuesday, May 22 Artists on Artists Lecture Series: Senge Nengudi on Joan Jonas, 6:30 pm. DIA:Chelsea, 535 West 22ndStreet, NY, NY Info Utopia / Dystopia: Fashion, Gender, and the Feline Divine, Jo Weldon lecture, 7 pm. Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22ndStreet, NY, NY Info Feminist Documentaries [after 1968] by Carole Roussopoulos, screenings at 4 and 7 pm. FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59thStreet, NY, NY Info Wedn...
Call For Entries: Latin American Fotografia 7
Your atencion, please: Entries are now being accepted for Latin American Fotografia 7, the world's premiere competition highlighting photography from Latin American. Just by entering you'll have your work seen by an international jury of top creative professionals; winning work is spotlighted in an international traveling exhibition, as well as here at Pro Photo Daily. All Latin American citizens living anywhere are invited to submit work; all images with Latin American subject matter created by anyone, regardless of nationality, are also eligible. The deadline for submissions is June 22. Hit the jump for more information.
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.