Arthur Rothstein – one of America’s Greatest Photojournalists

Arthur Rothstein – one of America’s Greatest Photojournalists

Arthur Rothstein (July 17, 1915 – November 11, 1985) was an American photographer. Rothstein is recognized as one of America’s premier photojournalists. During a career that spanned five decades, he provoked, entertained and informed the American people. His photographs ranged from a hometown baseball game to the drama of war, from struggling rural farmers to US Presidents. Rothstein was born in Manhattan, New York City, and he grew up in the Bronx. He was a…






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The Best Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

The Best Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

Reuters, as all of you probably know, is a huge international news agency and their photographers are based all around the world, capturing some of the biggest moments in history. Although we have March now and Reuters announced it’s best photos on December, but if it is a photo, it can be on Alafoto and if it is the best photo, it must be on Alafoto. So check out this list of the most iconic Reuters photos…






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Diana Slip – the Forgotten Fetishwear Company of 1920s Paris

Diana Slip – the Forgotten Fetishwear Company of 1920s Paris

Let’s remember Diana Slip, the lingerie company whose whips and frills were captured by the likes of Brassaï and Roger Schall (both of them will be featured on Alafoto soon). Who? As Michel Foucault famously attested, we often presume that contemporary society is singularly sexually liberated, that those who came before us were far more conservative, even their innermost fantasies more bourgeois than ours. That is, of course, completely untrue – a fact proven by…






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Tom Hoops – a Photographer of People, Good, Bad, Beautiful and Ugly

Tom Hoops – a Photographer of People, Good, Bad, Beautiful and Ugly

Tom Hoops is a self taught photographer specializing in portraiture and fashion. He shoots both digital and film and splits his time between London and Bangkok. Former smoker, lover of black and white. Photographer of people, good, bad, beautiful and ugly.  Tom is well known for his striking emotive work and has been featured and published in many international magazines and publications. Schön magazine, Var magazine, Lavazza, Vogue, Reader’s Digest, Tocco Toscano, Porter magazine, Hunger…






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London Faces, Emotions and Tattoos in Max Gor’s Street Photography

London Faces, Emotions and Tattoos in Max Gor’s Street Photography

I am Max and I am not a professional photographer who makes living out out of it – photography for me is a passion, it is something that I really love and I can not image myself without it. I am so glad ending up living in London which is fantastic city for street photography and meeting extraordinary people. Max Gor has been a Londoner for the past 15 years, but it was only a couple…






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Frida Kahlo in Photographs [exhibition]

Frida Kahlo in Photographs [exhibition]

Simultaneously with the acclaimed Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition, México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde, PDNB Gallery in Dallas (TX, USA) is exhibiting a special selection of photographs of the influential Mexican Surrealist painter and icon, Frida Kahlo. The exhibition highlights the playful and candid portraits of Frida taken by artist and close companion, Lucienne Bloch (1909-1999). B y an encounter with the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Bloch was subsequently introduced…






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Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Stunning Shortlist

Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Stunning Shortlist

The Sony World Photography Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, more than 277,000 photographs have been submitted from 183 countries around the world. Suffice to say, those that have made Sony’s coveted shortlist are breathtaking and thought-provoking. Overall winners will be revealed April 20 whereafter they will be exhibited with shortlisted and commended entries at Somerset House in London. The following shortlisted entries are taken from the Professional and Open competitions —…






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Photographer Builds a ‘Photo Ark’ for 6,500 Animal Species And Counting

Photographer Builds a ‘Photo Ark’ for 6,500 Animal Species And Counting

National Geographic contributing photographer Joel Sartore is 11 years into a 25-year endeavor to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s photographed 6,500 different species, which leaves approximately 6,000 to go. Sartore tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that presenting the animals in the studio, rather than in nature, gives them equal importance in the eye of the viewer. “A mouse is every bit as glorious…






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World Press Photo Contest 2017 winners

World Press Photo Contest 2017 winners

The World Press Photo Foundation is a major force in developing and promoting the work of visual journalists, with a range of activities and initiatives that span the globe. View the entire collection of winning images from the 60th World Press Photo Contest. They were selected from 80,408 images made by 5,034 photographers from 125 different countries. Many discussions arose about the winner. One of them you can read on The New York Times: The World’s…






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Walker Evans. Annalist of Great Depression

Walker Evans. Annalist of Great Depression

Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans’s work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8×10-inch camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are “literate, authoritative, transcendent”. Many of his works are in the permanent collections of museums and…






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