Featured Photographers

Nigerian-Born Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström Is Exactly What Contemporary Travel Photography Needs – Photography Article

Nigerian-Born Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström Is Exactly What Contemporary Travel Photography Needs Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström has been a PhotoShelter member since 2013 but a champion for travel photography and writing for much longer. A Stockholm-based photographer and author, she’s taking over our Instagram this week to share moments from her travels across the globe. Known for her bright, high contrast images that perfectly capture the excitement of encountering new cultures, foods and terrains, she granted us a window into her experiences…

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When Experimentation Works Out: How Photojournalist Peter Monsees Won the FENCE After a 10-Year Photography Hiatus – Photography Article

When Experimentation Works Out: How Photojournalist Peter Monsees Won the FENCE After a 10-Year Photography Hiatus It’s no secret that we’re big fans of anything that makes photography more accessible. The FENCE, a traveling photo exhibit put on by our friends at United Photo Industries (and the same team behind Photoville), does just that. It brings outstanding photography to public spaces in eight cities throughout North America. Since 2012, the FENCE has provided its more than eight million visitors with…

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This Year at Photoville: 16 Photographers Share Their Best Motivational Advice – Photography Article

We’re gearing up for the second weekend of Photoville and couldn’t be more excited to wrap up one of our favorite photo events of the year. Produced by our friends at United Photo Industries, this free event in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park features a modular village made from repurposed shipping containers. It’s oozing with masterful photography, business tips, workshops and opportunities to meet the who’s who of the industry. It’s also in its eighth year, which inspired us to switch…

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Come Meet Us at Photoville 2019! – Photography Article

The act of taking a photo requires us to leave the confines of our desk, and venture out – often for hours on end – to find that perfect instant where light intersects moment. Yet we too often retreat back to the glow of our computers or cellphones to view photography. And a 5” screen never does a photo justice.  Truth be told, the options to view large collections of photography in real life can be limited to museums or…

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On Assignment: How FileFlow Makes RZ Creative’s Mobile Workflow Possible – Photography Article

Robert and Nicole Zaleski are the husband and wife team behind RZ Creative Productions. The power couple have combined their specialties – Robert behind the camera and Nicole on the production side of things – to form their production company specializing in outdoor, commercial and lifestyle shoots. They’re also PhotoShelter members with the ultimate mobile lifestyle: they live out of a van and travel throughout the United States and Canada between photography and video gigs. After learning about how they…

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Why Food Photographer Joanie Simon Made the Switch to PhotoShelter – Photography Article

Earlier this week we shared our thoughts about having a photography website in 2019 and why it’s essential to build your brand outside of the scope of social media. Besides beautiful websites with killer content, we’re also always on the lookout for people who incorporate PhotoShelter into their existing personal brand and photography business. Someone who recently caught our eye is Joanie Simon, a self-taught food photographer with an affinity for how-to YouTube videos and giving back to the food…

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#PhotoShelterAMA July 17th, 2019 with Joe McNally – Photography Article

This Wednesday, July 17th from 12 – 1:30 PM ET we’ll be doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Twitter with award-winning photographer and PhotoShelter member Joe McNally. We hope you’ll pick his brain about business tips, workshops, behind-the-scenes stories and more.  Tweet @photoshelter for a chance to be featured in the AMA. Don’t have a Twitter? Feel free to comment on this post and we’ll get them in the mix, too. To provide a little inspiration we asked Joe…

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A-Ha Moments and Stories of Big Breaks: Women Photographers Share Their Stories – Photography Article

Each quarter, Women Photograph posts statistics about the gender makeup of the A1 lead photo bylines of eight newspapers on Twitter. The data doesn’t lie: photos taken by women are featured less on the homepages of major publications.  The Women Photograph data team monitors the front page lead photo bylines of 8 newspapers on a daily basis. Here are the results from the second quarter of 2019: pic.twitter.com/wa7VUVovGV — Women Photograph (@womenphotograph) July 8, 2019 It makes us pause. It…

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I Love You, Mom: A Living Tribute by Stacy Bass – Photography Article

We are constantly inspired by our members’ personal projects. From work documenting climate change in remote locations to remarkable editorial spreads, we admit it can be hard to keep up. One touching story recently came to us from Stacy Bass, who might be best known for her images of lush green gardens and commercial shoots of beautiful interiors in architecture magazines. But behind the scenes, Stacy was dealing with something decidedly more difficult: her mother’s life-altering pancreatic cancer diagnosis in…

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Exploring Notions of Queerness with Authority Collective at Photoville LA – Photography Article

This year, United Photo Industries’ beloved Photoville festival expanded to the west coast. Between April 26th and May 5th over 28,000 photography enthusiasts flocked to the makeshift photo village in Century Park for Photoville LA, presented by the Annenberg Space for Photography, to view container and outdoor exhibits from artists of all backgrounds and specialties. One container exhibit, Parallax, was created by Authority Collective, a group of womxn, femmes, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people of color whose collective mission…

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The NYT’s Poor Caption and Dubious Image Selection of Hope Hicks – Photography Article

Unlike most types of photography, photojournalism abides a more stringent set of ethical guidelines because truth is paramount to accurate reporting. Many newspapers enforce their own ethical journalism guidelines, which tend to focus on retouching and the use of photo illustration techniques (e.g. compositing, timelapse, panoramic, etc). One often overlooked aspect is accurate captioning. After all, many photos are ambiguous without written context. Deception of this sort is often used by authoritarian regimes and disinformation peddlers. Which makes The New…

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