Adam Woodworth, a master of the art of landscape astrophotography, on photographing the unseen night sky, in his own words
By Adam Woodworth, as told to William Sawalich, Photography By Adam Woodworth
From oil paint to color film, it’s inevitable in every art form that technological advancement leads to new modes of creative expression. In the case of nature photography, the advent of cameras capable of producing ultra-low-noise images at extremely high ISOs made possible a view of the heavens that photographers literally had never seen before—one...
Los Angeles Times photojournalist Barbara Davidson chronicles the overlooked journey of those affected by street violence, many of them innocent victims. The work culminated in her winning a Pulitzer Prize earlier this year.
By Kim Castleberry, Photography By Barbara Davidson
The world that Barbara Davidson has come to know is one that most people don’t read, see or hear much about these days. But for the mothers, fathers, spouses, siblings and friends who have lost loved ones to gang violence and whom Davidson has spent the last few years photographing, it’s a world that’s all too real.
While gang violence...
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice has never shied away from a controversial subject
By Julia Aparicio, Photography By Deanne Fitzmaurice
When you see a large neon sign outside a brothel exclaiming “GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS” on the side of a road in the Nevada desert, it’s not a typical response to pull over for a photo op. Pulitzer Prize winner Deanne Fitzmaurice has never shied away from a controversial subject, and she couldn’t resist what promised to be an interesting locale.
The legendary fine-art documentary photographer creates fascinating looks inside the lives of families, often taking years to complete a project
By Ken Weingart / Photography By Tina Barney
Tina Barney is one of the most acclaimed fine-art photographers in the U.S. She became well known photographing her real family in Rhode Island, and making large color prints from these interactions. While still in the midst of a thriving career, she recently had an exhibition of her current and past works called “Four Decades” at the Paul Kasmin...
Neil Leifer cut his teeth in an era before autofocus and motordrives—and defined modern sports photography
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Neil Leifer
More than 100 million people will be glued to television screens around the globe at the moment a kicker’s foot launches a football into the air to start Super Bowl 50. Football has come a long way since its humble beginnings, when grown men were kicking and tossing around an actual inflated pig’s bladder. There to document almost every hard-fought...
For more than 40 years with National Geographic, Cotton Coulson created uniquely sensual travel images, a legacy he left behind when he tragically died in 2015
By William Sawalich, Photography By Sisse Brimberg & Cotton Coulson
Those who knew Cotton Coulson knew him as funny, kind, outgoing and, above all, loving. Coulson was known to become so entranced by his subjects that he would often come back from a shoot, transformed. With unkempt curly locks and an ear-to-ear grin, Coulson was easy to spot, even on assignment. He was always the one with insuppressible energy and a...
Veteran photographer Parish Kohanim has managed to combine commercial work and fine art into an incredibly distinct—and distinctly beautiful—photographic style
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Parish Kohanim
Anyone who has residual doubt to the question of whether photography is art should step into the Atlanta gallery of Parish Kohanim. The resounding answer, “Yes,” is obvious as you look at the images hung all around the fine-art space. While continuing his commercial work for a cross-section of Fortune 500 companies, the Canon Explorer of Light focuses...
Since 1984, Jim Richardson has been photographing for National Geographic, traveling the world and telling stories with his camera, largely based on the issues most important to him
By William Sawalich, Photography By Jim Richardson
Since 1984, Jim Richardson has been photographing for National Geographic, traveling the world and telling stories with his camera, largely based on the issues most important to him. He has studied the Celtic realm, light pollution, life in small-town America and many more subjects to which he believes he can bring attention in a meaningful way. The...
Thanks to his intimate knowledge of the sports he covers, Brett Wilhelm is able to anticipate key moments in any event and be in the right place at the right time to nail the shot
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Brett Wilhelm
Mentorships and apprenticeships can be powerful tools in forwarding a career. As Colorado-based Brett Wilhelm proves with his camera, when you’re under the tutelage of not only a master photographer and editor, but also an extremely successful businessman and educator, the results can be stunning. Wilhelm joined Rich Clarkson and Associates (rebranded...
Photographer Jordan Matter found inspiration in his young son’s play, and launched a new career
By David Schloss, Photography By Jordan Matter
When photographer Jordan Matter watched his three-year-old son Hudson playing with his toys, he didn’t realize his life was about to change. Matter was watching him play with a toy bus, and that’s when he had a creative epiphany. “[Hudson] had this level of enthusiasm for his fantasy life that I realized, as we got older, we lose,”...
Food photographer Matt Armendariz uses storytelling to guide his creative process and fill his portfolio with more than just pretty pictures
By William Sawalich, Photography By Matt Armendariz
Although he has built a portfolio filled with beautiful travel, architecture and lifestyle images, Matt Armendariz’s first love is food. It’s the thing that drew him to photography in the first place.
A professional photographer for just five years, Armendariz has 25 years in the food business. He used to work in marketing for large natural...
Still+motion meet to capture the rock ‘n’ roll essence of a live music event
Text & Photography By Mark Edward Harris
Shooting concerts is reminiscent of wildlife and sports photography. Long lenses, monopods, getting yourself into position for the decisive moment, and anticipating your subject’s movements are all part of the game. To cover the city of Québec’s Summer Festival or, as it’s known in French, Le Festival d’été de Québec, I fill...