2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners in Photography

2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners in Photography

The winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography were announced last night, and both are prime examples of powerful photojournalism and visual storytelling. Neither photo essay is for the faint of heart. Breaking News Photography The theme for this year’s prize was, in a word: violence. The prize for Breaking News Photography was awarded to freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak, who captured a photo essay for The New York Times,…

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Shortlisted Artist in Sony World Photography Awards Accused of Plagiarism

Shortlisted Artist in Sony World Photography Awards Accused of Plagiarism

In late February, artist Anka Zhuravleva noticed a shockingly similar photograph to her own shortlisted for the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. In an image by Portugal-based photographer Anka Zhuravleva, a breathless woman in a green dress floats, grasping a red sphere, in a gently lit hallway. She’s surrounded by other hovering red spheres, drifting like balloons. “Distorted Gravity” (2011) is a dreamy, whimsical shot, part of a larger project that, explained Zhuravleva to Hyperallergic, “is…

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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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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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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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