Photographer Criticized for Portraying Indiginous

"“The images look like a throwback to a past era, but they’re also a contemporary invention,” writes Corry. ““His Waorani [the Waorani Indians of Ecuador] female models have now preserved their modesty by tying “fig” leaves into their waist string, which they would never have done formerly.” Corry also criticises the book’s description of the Dani of West Papua as a dreaded head-hunting tribe, without mentioning accusations of killings, torture and intimidation under Indonesian occupation."...READ MORE

Abe Morell - Art with a Camera Obscura

Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Gabriela Iturbide


Photography and Feelings of Others (PetaPixel)

When we see expressions of other's there is an unconscious activation of the same muscles. (via PetaPixel)

"...Photography is important because it can influence our capacity to empathize, it effects our motivation to help others, and help us connect with people through imitation. Seeing children with polio, viewing racial discrimination, watching the total destruction of New Orleans undoubtedly appeal to our emotions and our yearning to help those in need. The very survival of our species has and still relies on understanding how other feel, attending to the needs of those around us, and working with one another to construct a better society. Photography is more important than ever because we need visual imagery that reflects our connectedness, especially in a world that can be as inhumane as ours."  READ FULL ARTICLE

Tips to Becoming a Better Photographer


The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds

The Case of Renée Zellwegger (NYT)

"...Faces are tightly packed with important biological information, Dr. Etcoff said. “They tell people who we are, who our relatives are, how we feel,” she said. “We are face virtuosos. We can discern one face from thousands, even millions, of other faces. When someone does something to their face that renders them unrecognizable, when that impacts our ability to read their face, it really is a jolt.”..." READ MORE


Henri Cartier Bresson's Decisive Moment 2015

"Within the canon of European photography books it would be difficult to find one more famous, revered and influential as Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Images a la Sauvette or, as the American edition is titled, The Decisive Moment...
Finally, after 62 years, it is again seeing the light of day this December with a gorgeous facsimile from the German publishing house Steidl..."  READ MORE (via Time)

SESIÓN 30. Fotografía clásica: Henri Cartier Bresson from tucamon on Vimeo.

Taking Pictures: Protect Your Work (New Yorker)

Taking Pictures: A Way for Photographers to Protect Their Work (via The New Yorker)

"...There’s software that can help photographers keep tabs, and services like ImageRights International, whose tagline is “It’s your image. You shot it. You created it. Now get paid for it.” Tracing infringements (and unwanted use in propaganda) is a part of any photographer’s job these days. “Professional photographers don’t talk about this publicly,” (Yunghi) Kim said. “But they all do it.”...

“Remember, infringers don’t set the price of your work. You do! My settlements range from 1,000 to 3,000 euros plus legal fees for a single unlicensed image used for editorial purposes.” Kim told me that, in general, “For me, it’s financially worth pursuing.”"  READ MORE


100 Things About Photography

1. Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn’t mean that they’re a good photographer.

5. The rule of thirds works 99% of the time.

12. There is no “magic” camera or lens.

28. The more photos you take, the better you get.

34. Think before you shoot.

61. Natural light is the best light.

71. You don’t need to fly to Paris to get good photos; the best photo opportunities are in your backyard.

83. Don’t look suspicious when taking photos- blend in with the environment.

85. Have fun while taking photos.

99. Capture the decisive moment.

The Camera - a short film

The Camera (short film / original score) from Peter Lewis on Vimeo.

Magnum Photographer René Burri Dies

"News has emerged of the death of 81-year-old René Burri, a photographer with Magnum Photos. The news broke this afternoon (Monday 20 October). In an email sent to members of the press the agency said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Magnum photographer René Burri who passed away today”"...READ MORE


Portraits of Four Sisters Every Year for 36 years

Nicholas Nixon and the Brown Sisters: Four Siblings Photographed Every Year for Forty Years (See Photos)


Photographer and Elephant Seal Pups