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A Room With A View: Camera Obscura Captures Beauty of Venice, Inside and Out

A Room With A View: Camera Obscura Captures Beauty of Venice, Inside and Out | Photography and society | Scoop.it
When we hear the word 'camera' we tend to think of a little device that fits in the hand. Actually, the word is Latin for 'vaulted chamber,' or room. The first cameras were rooms.
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What Happens When The Media Attacks An Olympian's Weight

What Happens When The Media Attacks An Olympian's Weight | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Most women (and men) probably have trouble hearing criticism of their bodies, but elite female athletes -- those competing at Olympic-qualifying level -- are particularly exposed to public scrutiny and, as Houston's KHOU News noted in a report...
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Pictures: Past Olympic Venues—Rotting, Renovated, Repurposed

Pictures: Past Olympic Venues—Rotting, Renovated, Repurposed | Photography and society | Scoop.it
When the Olympic cheering stops, state-of-the-art sports venues often take on new roles—or fall into disrepair.
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Horrifying Photos From Inside U.S. Funded Military Hospital Emerge (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Horrifying Photos From Inside U.S. Funded Military Hospital Emerge (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) | Photography and society | Scoop.it
An explosive Congressional investigation revealed horrific new details this week about a U.S. funded military hospital in Afghanistan that kept patients in "Auschwitz-like" conditions. The investigation also revealed that Lt.
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'I was gutted that I'd been such a coward': photographers who didn't step in to help

'I was gutted that I'd been such a coward': photographers who didn't step in to help | Photography and society | Scoop.it
What's it like to witness a mob attack, a starving child or the aftermath of a bomb, and take a photograph instead of stopping to help?
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Immigration, The Gold Mountain And A Wedding Photo : NPR

Immigration, The Gold Mountain And A Wedding Photo : NPR | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A new National Archives exhibit charts the stories of 19th and early 20th century immigrants to America through documents and photographs attached to their case files.
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When Tragedy Hits, Photojournalists Balance Reporting and Emotion

When Tragedy Hits, Photojournalists Balance Reporting and Emotion | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Earlier today photojournalist Barry Gutierrez made a photo of Tom Sullivan as he came running over to the media waving a black and white pho...
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Magazine Editors and Photographers on Retouching Photos

Magazine Editors and Photographers on Retouching Photos | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Magazine editors and photographers regularly touch up their shots — even when the subjects are animals.
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Witnesses to War

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Michael Kamber is assembling the testimonies of dozens of photojournalists who documented the Iraq War in a book called, "Photojournalists on War."...
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WATCH: Why McDonald's Burgers Look Different In Ads

WATCH: Why McDonald's Burgers Look Different In Ads | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Why do the burgers in McDonald's advertisements look different than the ones you buy in a store? McDonald's Canada's director of marketing Hope Bagozzi answers that question in a new video.
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Why I watched a snake-handling pastor die for his faith

Why I watched a snake-handling pastor die for his faith | Photography and society | Scoop.it
The photojournalist who documented the final hours of snake-handling pastor Mack Wolford asks: What role did I have in this tragedy, and what is it now, in the aftermath?
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Facebook Bans Mother For Posting Photos Of Terminally Ill Son

Facebook Bans Mother For Posting Photos Of Terminally Ill Son | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A mother has been banned from Facebook after posting images of her newborn son, reports KCTV 5 News. Parents Heather and Patrick Walker of Memphis, Tennessee welcomed their son Grayson James Walker on February 15, 2012, notes the Daily Mail.
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Guadalcanal, 1942: Rare, Classic Photos from World War II | LIFE | TIME.com

Guadalcanal, 1942: Rare, Classic Photos from World War II | LIFE | TIME.com | Photography and society | Scoop.it
On the 70th anniversary of World War II's August 1942 Guadalcanal campaign, LIFE.com presents one of the most unsettling pictures ever made in war, plus other pictures from Guadalcanal: photos that ran in LIFE and many more (by Ralph Morse and two...
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Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos From England and France, 1944 | LIFE | TIME.com

Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos From England and France, 1944 | LIFE | TIME.com | Photography and society | Scoop.it
On the anniversary of D-Day, LIFE.com presents a series of masterfully restored color photos from England and France in 1944 — pictures that feel at-once profoundly familiar and somehow utterly, vividly new.
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Dodge & Burn | Photography Inspired Tee-Shirts

Dodge & Burn | Photography Inspired Tee-Shirts | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Classic cameras on t-shirts. Inspired by vintage cameras, photography, and legendary photographers.
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Capturing Harlem: The Street Photography of Dawoud Bey

Capturing Harlem: The Street Photography of Dawoud Bey | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Follow @yaleARTbooks The photographer Dawoud Bey, born in 1953, is probably best known for his large-scale color photographs of marginalized groups in contemporary America, and his community-focuse...
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Hipstamatic plans launch of Foundation for Photojournalism - British Journal of Photography

Hipstamatic plans launch of Foundation for Photojournalism - British Journal of Photography | Photography and society | Scoop.it
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Lauren Greenfield on The Queen of Versailles, Her Award-Winning Allegory About Overreaching in America

Lauren Greenfield on The Queen of Versailles, Her Award-Winning Allegory About Overreaching in America | Photography and society | Scoop.it
From world affairs to entertainment, business to fashion, crime to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst that drives the popular dialogue globally.
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Magazine Editors and Photographers on Retouching Photos

Magazine Editors and Photographers on Retouching Photos | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Magazine editors and photographers regularly touch up their shots — even when the subjects are animals.
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A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights Images

A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights Images | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Gordon Parks's photographs of blacks in the South at the height of the Jim Crow era showed African-Americans living "in a complete universe." Many, however, were unpublished or unseen until now.
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The Bastards Book of Photography by Dan Nguyen

The Bastards Book of Photography by Dan Nguyen | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Table of Contents Photography is for Anyone A reflection on whether it’s worth learning photography Read on → Why Even Buy a Camera?
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Mug Shots Throughout History

Mug Shots Throughout History | Photography and society | Scoop.it
If you work in a prison, as I did a few years ago, there’s a decent chance you’ll meet a guy who’ll tell you to be wary of anyone caught smiling in his mug shot. The wisdom of this...
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LOOK: Photos Of Military Moms Breastfeeding In Uniform Cause Controversy

LOOK: Photos Of Military Moms Breastfeeding In Uniform Cause Controversy | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Another photo has been added to the growing gallery of attention grabbing breastfeeding images -- one of two women nursing their children. They are both wearing their Air Force uniforms, and that has caused more than a little controversy.
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