‘Popular Photography’ is Dead After 80 Years as a Top Photo Magazine

‘Popular Photography’ is Dead After 80 Years as a Top Photo Magazine

It seems that younger photography enthusiasts who live on the phone and tablet are not attracted to print magazines anymore. Popular Photography, the largest circulated imaging magazine that launched its first issue in May 1937 in New York City, has ceased publication after being continuously in production for 80 years. The March/April 2017 issue will be the last in print. When print magazines close, their online counterparts often live on, but in the case of…






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Incredible Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

Incredible Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

The Smithsonian Photo Contest, the renowned American photo contest, has unveiled the finalists of its 2016 edition with a selection of 70 photographs from all over the world. Some beautiful images spread across 7 categories: The American Experience, Natural World, Travel, Sustainable Travel, People, Altered Images and Mobile. While waiting for the results on March 27, we propose you a selection of some favorite photos! We are excited to announce the finalists of the 14th…






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In Memoriam: The Photography Community Remembers George Pitts

In Memoriam: The Photography Community Remembers George Pitts

George Pitts passed away on March 3, 2017, after battling a longterm illness. A prolific figure in the photography world, Pitts wore multiple hats to the many people he knew: photo director, photographer, painter, educator, writer and friend. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited around the world, while his writing and photography has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Vice and The Paris Review. From 1993-2004, Pitts worked as the…






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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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How Snapchat, Instagram and Apple Are Reinventing Photography Forever

How Snapchat, Instagram and Apple Are Reinventing Photography Forever

The next chapter of Snapchat’s life will begin over the coming months, as parent company Snap, Inc. goes public with an initial offering that could value the firm at approximately $20 billion. Success is far from certain: The Venice Beach, Calif.-based Snap has warned in investor documents that it could lose users to competitors with “greater resources and broader global recognition” — shorthand for the Facebook-owned Instagram. Snapchat’s once-meteoric growth is showing signs of slowing,…






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Stunning picture of lighthouse wins drone photography competition

Stunning picture of lighthouse wins drone photography competition

James Farley, from Chester, took a picture of the lighthouse on the Point of Ayr, North Wales  His entry beat out 1,200 other pictures to win 400ft Britain, a competition for drone photography Qualifying photographs had to be taken at less than 400 feet, the limit at which drones can be flown in the UK  A stunning picture of a lighthouse in North Wales has won a photography competition for images captured by a drone….






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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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