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Insight: Facing Right in Photos Makes People Look More Powerful

DIYPhotography   Tuesday February 28, 2017

If you want to want to portray a person as dynamic, progressive, positive and forward-thinking, have them face right in a photo. That insight comes from Simone Schnall, director of the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Laboratory, who says how a person is represented in space shapes viewer perceptions. This “spatial agency bias” means that a person looking to the right is seen as moving “along an imaginary path that takes them from the present to future accomplishments.” DIY Photography has ideas about how to make use of this bias.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds

AnOther   Tuesday February 28, 2017

London-based photographer Luke Stephenson  is interested in the eccentric pursuits that make up contemporary British life, notes AnOther, which features images from his series “An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds.” The work, which was recently on view at The Photographers Gallery in London and is included in an exhibition at Selfridges  through April 3, explores the little-known world of show bird competitions, where hopefuls bring their plumed and groomed birds to compete for beauty trophies.    Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: "1Frame4Nature" from Conservation Photographers League

International League of Conservation Photographers   Tuesday February 28, 2017

A new campaign from the International League of Conservation Photographs, called 1Frame4Nature, aims to help photographers around the world share their personal connections to nature. You don’t have to be an iLCP member to participate: Submit pictures and a personal story about actions you’ve taken on behalf of nature to the group’s website (hit the jump) or tag Instagram images with #1Frame4Nature. Your story and work could be featured alongside that of top iLCP photographers.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: A Crimean Tartar in Her Annexed Homeland

The New York Times   Tuesday February 28, 2017

After Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, Emine Ziyatdinova  began documenting changes that have taken place — but, notes The New York Times, it hasn’t been easy. Ziyatdinova is a Crimean Tatar, a Muslim minority opposed to the Russian takeover. “At home, in photos, it all looks the same: My parents go to work, my grandmother is at home and village life continues,” she says. “But everything has drastically changed for everyone, like what people say or don’t say. Especially what they don’t say.”   Read the full Story >>

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