Vision To Visuals: Art And The Downtown Alliance

Wrapping post-9/11 construction zones in transformative art

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 arrived in our city with grace. Valiant reconstruction efforts that have silently been at play in the past decade revealed a rejuvenated New York. Lower Manhattan’s once desolate neighborhoods are now burgeoning with new businesses, and neighborhoods are showing the creative resolve of political and business figures... Read more

Under Fire

In an era of “cell phone” photojournalism, does the professional photographer still have a role?

During the recent uprisings in the Middle East commonly referred to as the Arab Spring, the people of the region were able to circumvent censorship and bring governments to their knees, thanks in large part to cell phone and mobile digital technology. Images and videos were disseminated to the world via social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr... Read more

Vision To Visuals: Audacity!

A multimedia artist who embodies zest for living

Fashion photography and wildlife photography are such distinctly different genres that to imagine the two together in a single frame, one must attempt to reconcile the paradoxical imagery of fashion models in glamorous urban studios against the thrilling scenes of wild beasts in their natural habitats. Any photographer who attempts to merge these two... Read more

Vigilantes

Taking matters into your own hands can backfire, so don’t play the fool when enforcing your copyrights. In the Wild West world of the Internet, everything isn’t necessarily as cut-and-dried as it seems.

In this age of digital imaging, it’s only a matter of time before anyone who distributes images, electronically or otherwise, will find his or her images used without consent and copyrights infringed. Since one can make a perfect copy of an original image by simply copying the digital file, the technical issues that once made it difficult to copy... Read more

Vision To Visuals: Reconnections

Korean artist Ahae created a huge archive of a narrow vista

Alfred Stieglitz, the father of modern photography, once famously remarked, "Claims of art won’t do. Let the photographer make a perfect photograph. And if he happens to be a lover of perfection and a seer, the resulting photograph will be straight and beautiful—a true photograph." Ahae, a Korean naturalist and photographer in his... Read more

Kickstarting Your Project

Crowdsourcing as an option for photographers

Gerd Ludwig is no stranger to the pages of Digital Photo Pro, and his history in the world of photography is long and storied. Ludwig was cofounder of Germany’s very first photographer-owned photo studio, VISUM, and he has been published frequently over the years in the highly regarded pages of Stern, Time, Life and other publications. In the... Read more

Vision To Visuals: Aid Is In Fashion

Stefano Guindani turns his lens from the glitz of the runway to the poverty of Haiti’s children

How does a fashion photographer shooting for luxury brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Valentino end up creating a body of photojournalistic work so moving that it rallies the entire fashion world in support of a profoundly humanitarian cause? Haiti: Through the Eye of Stefano Guindani, a unique 168-page photographic... Read more

Vision to Visuals: Building An Aesthetic

As part of a project for the Greenmarket Tavern in New York, photographer Larry Letters created a collection of images to tell the story of wine

There’s nothing like an economic downturn to spark the creative wheels of entrepreneurs in a city like New York. Every down cycle in this city ends with a burst of entrepreneurial innovation that leads to the new up cycle. Greenmarket Tavern, the brand-new restaurant in the Photography District, is one such explosion of culinary creativity that... Read more

It's Not A Winning Ticket

Someone used my picture without permission! What do I win?

Over the last three years, I’ve been involved in the copyright infringement case Latimer v. Roaring Toyz, et al. The case has been reported by various photo-industry publications and blogs since it involved a claim of copyright infringement brought by a photographer against several high-profile defendants. Today, the case, which has all the trappings... Read more

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Although you hope it won’t happen, you need to plan for the day when you and a business partner will decide to go your separate ways. Thinking it through up front can prevent a lot of angst and bad feelings later.

While Neil Sedaka’s signature 1962 hit “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” may have attempted to put an upbeat spin on an otherwise painful experience, the reality of business breakups is that they’re generally far more complicated than simply facing another person and saying “goodbye.” However, the breakup can be less painful... Read more

Vision To Visuals: The SCAR Project

David Jay’s breast cancer survivors project

We live in a world of overwhelming statistics. We experience the most poignant human conditions in the form of numbers and abstractions, and in this most connected era in human history, our experience of reality and truth gets washed over by the onslaught of rhetoric and opinions that isolate us from critical issues that affect us. Disease is a subject... Read more

The New Photojournalism Frontier

VII The Magazine looks to reshape how visual stories are told, distributed and paid for in a tough, uncertain economic climate

The great demise of print media and, subsequently, photojournalism, has been talked about ad nauseam for years now. Frankly, the debate has grown a bit stale. Even before the recent economic upheaval, no one really had any answers, the questions continue to change, and while it’s clear that the traditional outlets, such as newspapers, used to... Read more
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