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80+ Black Photographers Come Together for a Historic Print Sale – Fine Art Photography Article

80+ Black Photographers Come Together for a Historic Print Sale © Braylen Dion (@braylendion) © Micaiah Carter (@micaiahcarter) The See in Black collective, a coalition of 80 Black photographers dedicated to uplifting and advocating for Black visibility, is hosting a limited, two-week print sale, with support from Artifact Uprising. Launched on Friday, Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, it will remain open until July 3rd, the day before Independence Day. This project marks the birth of See in Black, a…

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Rescued Chickens at Home with Their People – Fine Art Photography Article

Rescued Chickens at Home with Their People Valencia Jayne Alexa and Maddie The animal caregiver and activist Maddie Cartwright smelled the barn before she entered it. She’d been urgently called to a bankrupt factory farm, where tens of thousands of chicks waited to be saved or killed. Inside, she found wounded, weak, and freezing chickens, huddled together for warmth beside the bodies of their already-dead companions. Some were blind; many were dying.  Cartwright, working alongside sanctuary workers and local volunteers,…

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Photography Job You’ve Never Heard Of: Forensic Photographer – Fine Art Photography Article

Photography Job You’ve Never Heard Of: Forensic Photographer This article is part of our series on unusual photography jobs. Today, we’re highlighting the retired forensic photographer and investigator Sanford Weiss.  “When inserting writing or data of any kind into a photograph on its way to court, it is critical to use a copy of the original image and to NEVER alter the original image.” “In my career as a forensic photographer, my work day hardly ever played out as planned,”…

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Tender Portraits of People Living with HIV Today – Fine Art Photography Article

Tender Portraits of People Living with HIV Today Raju, Mumbai, December 2012 Maureen, London Cazu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Although HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was, the stigma of the disease still impacts some 38 million people around the world living with it today. The specter of fear informed ignorance casts a long shadow that is hard to shake, its ruthless brutality wreaking havoc on vulnerable populations in its wake. “My father called me on the…

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Complex Portraits of Afrikaners During Apartheid – Fine Art Photography Article

Complex Portraits of Afrikaners During Apartheid Some Afrikaners – The Farmers Wife Some Afrikaners: A farmer’s son with his nursemaid, Heimweeberg, Nietverdiend, Western Transvaal Born in Randfontein, a gold-mining town 70 kilometers west of Johannesburg, David Goldblatt (1930-2018) was raised in a middle class, liberal white Jewish family who had come to South Africa in the 1890s to escape persecution in Lithuania. Though not politically active, his family practiced basic tenets of morality, treating all whom they encountered — Afrikaners,…

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Dawoud Bey’s Powerful Portrait of Black America Over Half a Century – Fine Art Photography Article

Dawoud Bey’s Powerful Portrait of Black America Over Half a Century Three Women at a Parade, Harlem NY (1978) A Woman at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Harlem NY (1977) A Man in a Bowler Hat, Harlem NY (1976) On January 18, 1969, during the height of the Black Arts Movement in America, Thomas P.F. Hoving, then Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and curator Allon Schoener mounted Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900-1968, a three…

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The Destruction of the Amazon in Photos – Fine Art Photography Article

The Destruction of the Amazon in Photos Jenipapo dos Vieiras, Maranhão – 2019. Paulo Paulino (25), a.k.a Lobo Mau (“bad wolf”), was killed on November 1st 2019 in an ambush by illegal loggers inside the Arariboia Indigenous Land. He was a member of the Guajajara forest guard in Maranhão state. For several towns in the surrounding region, the local economy is based largely on illegal timber and irregular sawmills provide jobs for poor, unskilled workers. Indigenous activists who confront logging…

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Life Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – Fine Art Photography Article

Life Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone It’s early September, 2014, and the sun is shining over a verdant landscape dotted with grazing horses. The people who live there, mostly the elderly women known affectionately as “babushkas,” travel by foot. They plant potatoes. Photographer Raul Arantes has just set foot in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, nearly 30 years after the nuclear disaster.  The photographer spent one week in Chernobyl, traveling to the remote areas that belong only to those known as…

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X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography FINALLY! That is about all I can say. Finally the cat is out of the bag. I know that the general public got a good preview of the X-Pro3 at the development announcement in Shibuya back in September. But now I can finally share my story about the magnificent X-Pro3 with you all.Truth is that I was introduced to this camera more than a year ago. Or, at…

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X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography FINALLY! That is about all I can say. Finally the cat is out of the bag. I know that the general public got a good preview of the X-Pro3 at the development announcement in Shibuya back in September. But now I can finally share my story about the magnificent X-Pro3 with you all.Truth is that I was introduced to this camera more than a year ago. Or, at…

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New Exhibition Shows Unseen Crime Scene Photos From the Mid-1900s – Photography Article

A revealing new exhibition in Los Angeles is set to feature black and white photos from real crime scenes between 1925 and the 1970s, taken by police officers who worked for LAPD. The exhibition comes as a result of Fototeka founder Merrick Morton receiving access to Los Angeles’ records department, and the entire photo archive that comes with it. Morton is himself a photographer and LAPD reserve officer. Upon gaining access to the cardboard crates held within the City Records…

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Photos of Kyrgyzstan, The Beauty of the South – Photography Article

The first time I visited Kyrgyzstan, I explored a bit of everything. The second time, I focused on the south shore of Issyk-kul Lake, where I mostly found impressive canyons and dry landscapes. This time I decided to visit the South of Kyrgyzstan. Starting at Osh and surroundings, I made my way back to Bishkek and explored locations that I didn’t know before. The main thing that surprised me here was how green the landscapes were. Especially in contrast with…

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Fujifilm and Elia Locardi Team up in New Webseries – Photography Article

Elia Locardi, famous for taking beautiful landscapes and cityscapes, and refusing to go skydiving, has recently teamed up with Fujifilm, Smugmug, and Flickr to create “Moments in Time”, a new webseries following Elia around the world on his photographic journey. Fstoppers has produced, not one, not two, not three, but four tutorials with Elia and this new web series differs quite a bit in both format and content, concentrating more on the travel and adventure aspect rather than the actual photography (though that…

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Almost 2,500 Unseen Images From 9/11 Have Been Discovered on a CD at a Yard Sale – Photography Article

There are many defining images from the devastating events that occurred in New York on September 11, 2001. But now, almost 18 years later, thousands of previously unseen photos showing the extent of the ground zero clean-up operation have been discovered on CD-Rom discs at a house clearance sale. Precisely 2,389 photos have been acquired by archivist Jason Scott, giving new visual insight into September and October 2001 as officials cleared the devastation that was left behind after the Twin…

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An Inside Look at How the Fujifilm GFX 100 Was Born – Photography Article

Last month, Fujifilm announced the GFX 100, a game-changing 102-megapixel medium format mirrorless camera. cinema5D has released a 2-part documentary that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how this monster of a camera came to be. Fujifilm granted Johnnie Behiri and cinema5D inside access through several trips to Japan over the past 8 months to witness and document the camera’s development after Fujifilm announced the development of the camera in September 2018. Part 1 of the self-funded documentary is a…

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Photographing Noctilucent Clouds | Fstoppers – Photography Article

During a few weeks around the summer solstice, the situation in the highest regions of the atmosphere can be ideal to form a rare kind of clouds. Invisible by day, these clouds can be lit by the sun when its beneath the horizon, showing up as noctilucent clouds. For years I knew about these rare night shining clouds but I never really looked into it. I always thought these clouds were only visible above the polar circle, since really low…

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Frank Hurley With Ernest Shackleton: Photographing Antarctic Adventure – Photography Article

“Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey: Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honour and recognition in case of success.” Do you think you’d answer this ad if it popped up on Indeed or Monster?  The next time anyone wants to complain about lugging camera gear, inhospitable locations, or demanding clients, perhaps they should turn their minds to Frank Hurley’s dedication to photography and the camera gear he needed to take his place in history.…

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