After nearly 20 years of award-winning reporting around the world, Ami Vitale came to the brink of leaving photojournalism over a tweet. Through her experience corralling a misappropriated image gone viral, Ami reminds us that today's photographer must be business savvy, ethical and legally informed.
Monique Walhof's insight:
".... her subjects had been misused in a way that Westerners would not tolerate. It was not about race, but about changing the rules where the developing world was concerned. “It’s not a black or white issue,” she insisted. “It’s about applying the same standards across the planet.”
For the last two weeks, bored pandas from around the globe have been submitting their pictures of the best sculptures and statues. We have received more than 160 pictures and hundreds of votes which resulted in this awesome list. We added a couple of our own pictures, and made the final list. Did we miss any? Feel free to submit pictures by pressing
Monique Walhof's insight:
Nice idea for photo project.. pick a subject and show it in many different ways.. nice pics and especially nice work from the sculpture artists.
Have you ever heard of the sunny 16 rule? It seems to have all but disappeared in most modern discussions of photography. As a matter of fact, it’s one of many rules that photographers seem to have forgotten. That’s a shame because the sunny 16 rule serves as a nice way to check your current exposure settings. Let’s have a look at how it works.
UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gar
In 2007 Chicago 26-year-old real estate agent (and president of the Jefferson Park Historical Society) John Maloof walked into an auction house and placed a $380 bid on a box of 30,000 prints and negatives from an unknown photographer. Realizing the street photographs of 1950s/60s era
(All photographs copyrighted by the Estate of Diane Arbus) Diane Arbus is a photographer that has a very profound impact on me. When I first saw her photograph of the "grenade kid" -- it hit me in the chest and has burned itself in my mind ever since. Upon studying more of Diane Arbus' work -- I
Minimalism is a very subjective concept in the art world. The Webster dictionary defines it as follows: A style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. Some love it, others hate it, but no one seems to be indifferent