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American Photography Open: Mauro DeBettio Captures the Stories of People's Lives

By David Schonauer   Thursday March 21, 2019

Born and raised in a little village in the Italian Alps, Mauro De Bettio is now based in Barcelona, Spain. But his passion for telling stories about people and cultures as a documentary photographer has taken him around the world. Two of his images were chosen as finalists in the American Photography Open 2018 competition -- a photograph made at the Ursul "bear dance" festival ...   Read the full Story >>

Keziban Barry Leaps Into Motion

By David Schonauer   Friday March 8, 2019

Stopping time with photography is magic, says Keziban Barry. But working in motion has, she adds, opened new creative doors and business opportunities. "It's so funny to think back how video has become such an integrated part of our lives, and it will continue to do so," she says. "Just a few years ago, when I first started in video, it was wasn ...   Read the full Story >>

American Photography Open 2018: Meet the Winner, Zay Yar Lin

By David Schonauer   Monday October 29, 2018

Meet the winner of the American Photography Open 2018 contest: Zay Yar Lin of Sanchaung township, Yangon, Myanmar. Zay Yar's winning image was "Mending Fishing Nets," a beautifully composed photograph shot in a fishing village in Xiapu County, Fujian Province, China. "I was shocked," said Zay Yar when he was told he had won the first-ever American Photography Open competition - a contest open ...   Read the full Story >>

Profile: Hope Wurmfeld's Memory of Rome, 1964

By David Schonauer   Friday May 18, 2018

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 ...   Read the full Story >>

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