Speaking With Documentary Photographer And Photojournalist Glenna Gordon—Part 1

This first of a three-part series of articles reveals the challenges of a dream assignment—journeying across the African country of Nigeria
Sumawya Ibrahim, in the blue hijab, travels with her two sisters by train from Lagos to Zaria. They prepared for the journey for two days, making rice and beans to bring with them. Only one of the three girls is married and the other two hope to marry soon. Photo by Glenna Gordon In August 2015, photojournalist Glenna Gordon was commissioned by The... Read more

ProRes RAW + LUMIX S1H — It’s Official

You heard it here first—the LUMIX S1H is getting ProRes RAW in early 2020! 5.9K @ 29.97 and C4K/UHD @ 59.94 in ProResRAW from the LUMIX S1H and Atomos Ninja V
ProRes RAW + LUMIX S1H — It’s Official
The Panasonic LUMIX S1H is getting ProRes RAW support in early 2020. In conjunction with the Atomos Ninja V, you’ll be able to record up to 5.9K at 29.97 frames per second (aka 30p) or up to Cinema 4K (C4K) or Ultra HD (UHD) at 59.94fps (aka 60p)! This update will be released in early 2020 and is being previewed at IBC in Amsterdam this month.    If... Read more

“Elliott Landy: The Spirit Of A Generation” Exhibition At The Center For Photography At Woodstock

The fine-art show, which runs through October 20, commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the music festival
“Richie Havens, Woodstock Festival, Bethel, NY, 1969” by Elliott Landy To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, The Center for Photography at Woodstock in Woodstock, New York, is exhibiting “Elliott Landy: The Spirit of a Generation” (now extended through October 20, 2019), featuring Elliott Landy and his... Read more

Photoville Photography Festival, Sept 12-22, 2019

What makes this photo event so unique is that it’s completely free to the public
Image of Photoville: © Jessica Bal for United Photo Industries Photoville, one of the most well-liked photography festivals in the U.S., opens Thursday, September 12, at 4pm. Located beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, Brooklyn, Photoville is in its 8th year running. Last year alone, over 95,000 visitors attended,... Read more

“Jay Myself” Is An Insightful Film About Photographer Jay Maisel By Stephen Wilkes

A new film explores a master photographer, who left his unique home in New York City after nearly a half-century
I recently watched Jay Myself, a documentary film about the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, begrudgingly sold his home—the 35,000 square-foot, 100-year- old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.” Sold for over 50 million dollars, it was the largest... Read more

Photographing When It’s Forbidden

When is it okay to lie to get the pictures you want?
In a previous post, we discussed Lewis Hine’s mission and photography. Hine (1874-1940) was a photographer and a sociologist who employed photography as an agent of change. A photograph was a document, an object of proof, that showed people the reality of the social injustices plaguing the world, and he did whatever it took to get the pictures he... Read more

Lewis Hine: Photographing For Social Reform

Learn how this visionary used photography as a documentary tool in order to effect change
“Glass works. Midnight. Indiana.” by Lewis W. Hine. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, National Child Labor Committee Collection. [LC-DIG-nclc-01151]  One of the many remarkable powers of photography is that it can be used to right social injustices. American photographer and social reformer Lewis Hine (September... Read more

Preparing For Portfolio Reviews: Words Of Wisdom From Michael Foley, Part 2

Learn what distinguished gallery owner Michael Foley considers important in a portfolio reviews
Michael Foley, School of Visual Arts, MPS Digital Photography Critique Class Everyone knows it’s all about who you know. But how do you facilitate meeting people, outside of personal contacts and chance encounters at industry events? The answer is: You attend portfolio reviews. I continued my conversation with Michael Foley, owner of Foley Gallery... Read more

How to Get Gallery Representation: Words of Wisdom from Michael Foley, Part 1

Learn what this distinguished gallery owner looks for when he considers representing a photographer
“Untitled (Anthurium),” by Martin Klimas Developing a genuine, solid relationship with a gallerist is so elusive. Just how does it go down exactly? As a former participant in his study center, the Exhibition Lab, and a long-time colleague, I looked to Michael Foley, owner of Foley Gallery in New York City, to spell it out: Amy Touchette: What kind... Read more

In Pursuit Of Happiness: On Photographer Saul Leiter

The film “In No Great Hurry” is a wonderful portrait of a pioneer color photographer
Ever wonder what would happen if you let go of pursuing professional acclaim and instead just photographed the beauty in the world? Pioneer color photographer Saul Leiter did just that, spending his life humbled by the world, shunning fame and attention, in search of what made him happy. And—lucky for us—a few short years before his death in 2013,... Read more

Engaging Viewers Using The Power Of Suggestion

Learn how Jennifer McClure uses suggestion to engage her audience
“Untitled” by Jennifer McClure When we look at our own pictures, a flood of memories and emotions present themselves. Where, why, when and how the image was created, as well as our connection to the subject(s) portrayed, completely color our reaction to the image. This is the chief reason we’re often the worst editors of our own work. As... Read more

How Photographers Stay Productive And Inspired

Use these tips to keep your creative spark alive
Anyone in the photo industry will tell you that pursuing personal work is a key step to evolving and flourishing professionally, no matter what stage of your career. Such advice may sound obvious, but it’s easy to lose focus. Consider the following scenario: If you’re always capturing someone else’s vision, you’re in danger of losing your own.... Read more
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