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Steve McCurry on photography's globalised challenge | Phaidon

Steve McCurry on photography's globalised challenge |  Phaidon | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it

Steve McCurry, the brilliant Magnum photographer, is forever travelling the globe. So it's probably best to pay attention when he talks about how the world is changing. In an interview with the US website, American Photo, based around his latest book, Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs, the photographer laments the planet's growing homogeneity.

He explained to the magazine that, when in Atlanta late last year, he went out looking for a high-density neighbourhood, like those found in Brooklyn or Queens, in which to shoot some pictures. "But nobody really walks there," he marveled. "It's like LA. There's virtually no pedestrian traffic unless you're somewhere like Sunset Blvd."

This narrowing of aesthetic diferences is something that Steve has noticed the world over. "When I walk through an airport, I think, 'This is the future.' All airports look the same. They're steel and glass. You walk through a shopping mall in India and it could be in Cleveland. There's almost no difference."


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Street photography around the world | Photographer: Maciej Dakowicz

Street photography around the world | Photographer: Maciej Dakowicz | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it

"Most people say that street photography features people photographed on the street in unposed situations. For me this definition is simply too broad as it includes portraiture, reportage and peopled cityscape, which might have nothing to do with the genre. For me this broad definition can be narrowed easily to define proper street photography by adding just one word – “a twist”. A little twist – something clever, funny, unexpected, surprising or ambiguous. Something making you scratch your head, something putting a smile on your face… And the photo does not have to be taken on the street – it can be shot indoors, on the beach or in the forest. What matters is that little “twist”.
 
What are the key elements of a good photo? In my opinion it is the content, composition and light. The content is most important for me. Sometimes a poorly composed and lit photograph still can be good, what matters is the message it conveys. The composition is the way elements are placed and related to each other in the frame. It greatly depends on the distance from the subject – usually the closer you get the more dynamic perspectives you can achieve that can make your compositions more interesting.

 

The light is what illuminates the scene and produces shadows and highglights in the image. It can be natural or artificial. It can be a direct sunlight (which can be soft or harsh depending on the time of the day), soft ambient light in the shade or flash produced by the flashgun on top of the camera. When these three elements come together nicely in one frame you most probably have a great photo."- Maciej Sakowicz


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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, October 23, 2013 11:53 AM

Another very good set of street photography

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that is it..........a moment or a thought or a caption ..............you just see it ior sense but of course you have to capture it !!

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35 Most Spectacular Wildlife Photos-National Geographic Photo Contest

35 Most Spectacular Wildlife Photos-National Geographic Photo Contest | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it
This is spectacular Collection of Traveler Photo Contest from National Geographic it’s one of the largest contests for Photography World.

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Why Annie Leibovitz Is Wrong About the State of Photography

Why Annie Leibovitz Is Wrong About the State of Photography | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it

A reporter at the Cannes Lions Festival, surely seeking a quotable moment, asked Annie Leibovitz yesterday to describe the state of her profession. The resulting video is actually low on zingers, but even if you acknowledge her accomplishments and reputation (and set aside those stories about how, despite her reputation, she’s actually had a difficult time selling her work), there’s still ample reason to believe that Ms. Leibovitz no longer knows what she’s talking about.


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Helmut Newton exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography (L.A.)

Helmut Newton exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography (L.A.) | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it

More than 100 prints and two short documentary films will be featured in an exhibit on display from June 29 to Sept. 8 at the Annenberg Space for Photography. The prints were selected from Helmut Newton’s first three books, “White Women,” “Sleepless Nights” and “Big Nudes.” The exhibit was organized by Manfred Heiting for the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.


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36 Most Beautiful Wildlife Photography

36 Most Beautiful Wildlife Photography | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it
Wildlife photography is perhaps the most common a part of natural photography. life photography captures the life within the right place at the correct time.

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30 Most Amazing Photoshop Plugins

30 Most Amazing Photoshop Plugins | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it
we have compiled a listing of free and industrial plug-ins to Photoshop. every of those can speed up your work, cut back the quantity of steps required and assist you produce superb effects.

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William Hanna's curator insight, June 6, 2013 10:47 AM

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30 Incredible and Award Winning Fashion Photographs

30 Incredible and Award Winning Fashion Photographs | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it
Label's Founder and Creative Director Milda Cergelyte is an award-winning designer and artist famous for making luxurious garments for the naturally elegant woman who knows exactly what she wants and

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30 Best Award Winning Wildlife Photography examples around the world

30 Best Award Winning Wildlife Photography examples around the world | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it
The name of the game in wildlife photography whether you’re trying to capture a herd of elephants on the Serengeti Plains or butterflies in your backyard is patience. Wild animals are going to d

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Promo H5D-60

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A stunning new house, recently completed in Palma, Mallorca, was the setting for a shoot by celebrated architectural photographer Benjamin Antony Monn.

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edward burtynsky water photography

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beginning september 5th, 2013, canadian photographer edward burtynsky will present a series of images titled 'water' at nicholas metivier gallery in toronto.


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Urban Photography by Jared Lim

Urban Photography by Jared Lim | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it
The work of Jared Lim, photographer based in Singapore, is intensely graphic and geometric. In urban areas, he make first come out the lines and curves, preferr.

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10 Free Online Photo Editing Sites

10 Free Online Photo Editing Sites | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it
Cashrevelations.com presents 10 free online photo and image editing websites. With these sites you can easily achieve good and acceptable images for use on your blog or website, or social sites.

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Definitely the images are acceptable

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Deutsche Börse photography prize 2013 won by Broomberg and Chanarin

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London-based duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin praised for their work War Primer 2, which uses montage to comment on photography's role in the 'war on terror'.


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Chimpanzee Photographer's Work Sells For Over $75,000 at Auction

Chimpanzee Photographer's Work Sells For Over $75,000 at Auction | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it
Mikki the chimpanzee is now the de facto king of the ape photography world. A selection of photographs by (and of) him fetched a whopping £50,000 (~$78

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This Week in Photography History: The Birth of Dorothea Lange

This Week in Photography History: The Birth of Dorothea Lange | Photography News Journal | Scoop.it

This week we celebrate the birth of Dorothea Lange and the photojournalistic work she documented throughout the Great Depression in America. Head on past the break for a quick peek into her life and career as a photographer.


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7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

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