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Greg Miller Has Photographed Recent History’s Most Important Elections. Here’s How He Did It. – Fine Art Photography Article

Greg Miller Has Photographed Recent History’s Most Important Elections. Here’s How He Did It. PS 290, 66th Election District, New York, New York, 2004 Over the last few years, Greg Miller has covered more than half a dozen elections. Since 2004, he’s visited countless polling locations. He’s experienced disappointments and triumphs–as a voter, a citizen, and a witness to history in the making.  Election days are among the hardest subjects Miller could have chosen to photograph; they require permissions and…

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Classes Delve into Photography Ethics – Fine Art Photography Article

Classes Delve into Photography Ethics This photograph was taken at the two-day Emotional and Physical Resilience Workshop (2019). It was organized at Blink by Alison Baskerville at ROAAAR, with funding from the IWMF. Our first workshop to place in Chiang Mai, Thailand at Documentary Arts Asia with Ryan Libre (2017). As digital photography radically democratizes the medium, taking it out of the provenance of a once-elite group of imagemakers and gatekeepers, the subject of ethics in photography has come to…

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A Glimpse into the Life of a Black Trans Advocate – Fine Art Photography Article

A Glimpse into the Life of a Black Trans Advocate Naechané Valentino Romeo is pensive at home while waiting for information from the National Health Service about moving ahead with his top surgery. For female-to-male transgender people, top surgery is the stage in the gender reassignment process when breasts are surgically removed. Naechané examines his hands which have shown indications of appearing more masculine as a result of testosterone hormone treatments. Hormone injections are part of the gender reassignment process.…

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Photos of the Last Northern White Rhinos on the Planet – Fine Art Photography Article

Photos of the Last Northern White Rhinos on the Planet Zacharia Kipkirui, one of the primary rhino caretakers at Ol Pejeta conservancy relaxes with Najin. The caretakers live away from their families at a small camp within eyesight of the rhino holding area for 20 days on and 6 days off. Peter Esegon, one the rhinos’ primary caretakers, scratches Najin in her hind leg. Esegon says that she likes to be scratched behind her ears and behind her leg, saying…

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The BirdLife Australia Photography Awards Celebrates Conservation – Fine Art Photography Article

The BirdLife Australia Photography Awards Celebrates Conservation A Butterfly Snatch’ © Greg Norman, Winner of the Bird Behaviour Category 2019. Rainbow Bee-eater, Wyndham, Western Australia“This shot was taken on a day where I was concentrating solely on bee-eaters in flight and feeding. They would perch in bushes along the bank of a dam then fly out over the water to catch an insect, which was usually a dragonfly; however, every once in a while, they would follow the base of…

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The Brutal Effects of the Climate Crisis Across the US – Fine Art Photography Article

The Brutal Effects of the Climate Crisis Across the US In this Oct. 31, 2019, photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. California regulators are voting Wednesday, Nov. 13, on whether to open an investigation into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state for much of October as strong winds sparked fears of wildfires. The state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., initiated multiple rounds of shut-offs that plunged nearly 2.5…

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Inside the Homes of Hermits – Fine Art Photography Article

Inside the Homes of Hermits Viktor, 30 years old. Hermit for ten years. “To live against all odds.” Mikhail, 28 years old. Hermit for ten years. “Because I don’t particularly like bunches of strangers, and I work nights and from home.” Olga, 27 years old. Hermit for three years. “I like to work as a freelancer: to [do] cosplays of my favorite characters, as well as reviews of video games.” When the Russian photographer Natalia Ershova was in school, working…

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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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