Mar
05

Canon developed a sensor that “sees” in the dark

posted on March 5th 2013 in Photography with 0 Comments

Photography in low light conditions is the workhorse of the brands today. While the photos in normal conditions are always great, when we’re in low light we have to refine the criteria and it is one of the situations when we can notice the capabilities of a good photographer. Now Canon has managed to make a sensor that captures so much light that seems to see in the dark.

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Feb
26

Rediscovering the “chronophotography” with Choros

posted on February 26th 2013 in Animation & Cinema & Inspiration & Photography & Video with 0 Comments

A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike pas de trente-deux.

In the tradition of Marey and McLaren, Michael Langan and Terah Maher combine music, dance, and image multiplication to create a film that enhances our perception of motion. “Choros” delivers a visually mesmerizing narrative in three movements, following a dancer’s (Maher) experience of discovery, euphoria, and rebirth through this surreal phenomenon. Featuring music from Steve Reich‘s “Music for 18 Musicians.”

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Feb
24

Chaos and killing in Syria: photos of a slow-motion civil war

posted on February 24th 2013 in Documentary & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This photo gallery contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing.

Nearly two years ago, Arab Spring–inspired protests kicked off in the impoverished Syrian agricultural town of Dara‘a. The mini-uprising, defined by its peaceful character, met a brutal response, one that few observers at the time could have anticipated would blow up into a far wider rebellion against President Bashar Assad and the entrenched, decades-long rule of his family. With Syrian authorities clamping down on journalistic access and freedoms, we saw glimpses of the unrest there for months only through grainy YouTube footage—images as uncertain and hard to corroborate as the events on the ground.

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Feb
24

What if wild animals ate fast food?

posted on February 24th 2013 in Animation & Video with 0 Comments

As humans, we have some pretty nasty habits: we can’t grasp the concept of recycling, we are constantly at risk of being run over or driving off the road because we’re looking at our phones instead of looking at the road in front of us, and on top of all of it, fruits and vegetables rarely make a cameo in our fridges because they’re crammed with takeout. In summary, we’re just a mess. If it weren’t for these opposable thumbs I’m pretty sure we would have been taken out by the marsupials long ago.

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Feb
14

Condemned: Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis

posted on February 14th 2013 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Abandoned by governments, forgotten by the aid community, neglected and abused by entire societies: A voiceless minority resigned to the dark forgotten corners of churches, chained to rusted hospital beds, living out their lives behind the bars of filthy prisons. Lives condemned to quiet misery.

These are the mentally disabled living in Africa’s regions in crisis, countries ravaged by war, gripped by famine, or led by corrupt regimes. And we can take a look through Robin Hammond‘s lenses of his camera, winner of the FotoEvidence Book Award 2013.

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Feb
13

Necessary Angels

posted on February 13th 2013 in Documentary & Inspiration & Photography & Social & Video with 0 Comments

Photographer Lynn Johnson takes you to rural India, where women volunteers save lives.

They are not doctors. They are not nurses. They are illiterate women from India’s Untouchable castes. Yet as trained health workers, they are delivering babies, curing disease, and saving lives -including their own.

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