Posts in the Category: Photography

Mar
16

2013 – the year we lost sight of what photography can achieve

posted on March 16th 2013 in Photography with 0 Comments

This year’s announcement of the winners of two major competitions for photojournalists, World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International, created more than the usual fire storm. Raking through the ashes, Graham Harrison looks for a way forward, and reveals how one major grants programme for photojournalists had no restrictions on image manipulation at all.

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Mar
15

Photos of children from around the world with their most prized possessions

posted on March 15th 2013 in Photography with 0 Comments

Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys. Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world; saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play.

Photo credits: Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi.

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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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