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Finding God in Maximum Security Prison

Finding God in Maximum Security Prison | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
It was simple curiosity that guided photographer Serge J-F. Levy to New York’s Green Haven Correctional Facility in 2002.
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Remember the theme from the last article from Nat Geo that I curated?  Ultimately, photos, nature or human alike, will ultimate influence our persception of ourselves, better understand of ppl around us.  Such theme echos iin the current article "Finding God in Max Security Prison".  

As the photographer, Serge J-F Levy said, "It was in quieter moments, however, when Levy said he saw the deeper power of religion in the lives of prisoners. “There's this sincere desire on the part of many inmates to try to understand the state of their soul,” Levy said. “They're trying to understand their predicament, and I think that spirituality in prison not so infrequently dovetails with a form of analysis or therapy. I think there's a sense of introspection and evaluation of one's life that happens within these religious environments, especially in one-on-ones with the chaplains. I didn't expect to see that, and it's fascinating.”

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TateShots: Ed Ruscha's photography books - YouTube

Ed Ruscha talks about the cultural curiosities which fill his photography book series. He explains he "had no real agenda or message" when photographing the ...
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A totally different approach.  The photographer doesn't want to put any emotion in his works. Instead, he focus on perspective and elements that interested to him.  Not sure if this is the path I would like to follow.

 

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Emmet Gowin: A Life in Photography, Part 3 / 4

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http://www.aperture.org/blog/emmet-gowin-life-photography-video/

http://www.aperture.org/blog/emmet-gowin-life-photography-video/ | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.
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Making Portraits At The End Of The World [Video] - Faded + Blurred

Making Portraits At The End Of The World [Video] - Faded + Blurred | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Sasha Leahovcenco traveled to the end of the world to make these moving portraits of the nomadic reindeer herding families of Chukotka in northern Russia.
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Nowadays, we have different photo devices like dslr, dc, p n s, and smart phone.  We take photographing for granted.  But you know what, there are places in the world that photographing never exists.  This is a project to bring us to these remote areas and take photos for the locals.  Amazing project.  

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Polaroid SX-70 advert - YouTube

SX-70 ad with original sound!
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Near to the New Year Eve, so please bear me to do something differently. This is a Polaroid Ad decades ago.  It's attractive to me for several reasons:  1.  The voice over reminds me the documentary long time ago.   2.  It shows how to use the camera.  3.  Untill now, I didn't realize Polaroid is a SLR.  4.  It shows a number of decent Polaroid photos.  Not just p & s. , but full of artistic creation.  Now, I have the impulse to find one and take some Polaroid photos.

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Best Of 2013 NYC Holiday Retail Windows [Pics] - PSFK

Best Of 2013 NYC Holiday Retail Windows [Pics] - PSFK | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
PSFK's annual survey of design-centric retail windows includes ABC Carpet and Home, Tekserve and Bergdorf-Goodman.
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I like some of those creative designs.  

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100 Strangers – Beautiful Portrait Project by Ata Adnan

100 Strangers – Beautiful Portrait Project by Ata Adnan | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
'My favorite subjects are human–I believe there's nothing more interesting than capturing human emotions, expressions and stories.'—Ata Adnan
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This is an interesting project.  Might be I should try it in 2014 and incorporate it to my 52 weeks project.  Only need to scale down the number to 50??   Are you interested in it too?

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NASA's Iconic 'Blue Marble' Photo of Earth Turns 41 Years Old

NASA's Iconic 'Blue Marble' Photo of Earth Turns 41 Years Old | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Backlighting can be all moody and subtle, but you can seldom go wrong with full-on, straight-behind illumination. Especially if your subject is the planet
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Then, 41 years ago, also in Dec (this time is on the 9th), the Apollo 17 astronauts got another spectular shots of the earth.

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Top 15 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

Top 15 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Photoshop is a magnificent tool that can help you save time and money by editing images in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, the learning curve for post-processing programs is a little steep.
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Antelope Lower Canyon - Page AZ (OC) - Imgur

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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Make me want to see it in-person.

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TIME Picks the Best Photos of 2013: Bangladesh, Syria, and More | LightBox | TIME.com

TIME Picks the Best Photos of 2013: Bangladesh, Syria, and More | LightBox | TIME.com | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day — half a billion, and rising. Here are TIME's picks for the top ten photographs of 2013.
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All of these are from the photojournalist perspective.  The last one is disturbing to me.  How could a journalist take a photo like that?

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500px / Blog

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500px lets you create stunning professional photo portfolios, find friends, express yourself and connect with people like you.
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I really like the "Concert" and "City & Architecture" categories.  The former shows the passion, engagement, and passion, etc.  Let viewers' feel the concert atmosphere.  The latter is full of color.  The ways to show each city is unique as well.

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Proof: The Photographers on Photography - YouTube

Who are National Geographic photographers? To honor 125 years of photography, we turn the (video) camera on our colleagues and get to know the people behind ...
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No matter what the subjects are, nature or human,  in the end, it all come back to ourselves.  How do the photo impact our life,  change the ways we see the world, etc.  Totally agree with this main theme of photography.

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Emmet Gowin: A Life in Photography, Part 4 / 4

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Emmet Gowin: A Life in Photography, Part 2 / 4

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Abstract Landscapes by Lisa Wood

Abstract Landscapes by Lisa Wood | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Lisa Wood is a superb talented landscape photographer based in Idaho, USA. Titled Art of Farmland, the series showcases photos that are enhanced using
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Brush up on the basics.

Brush up on the basics. | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Best of dPS 2013 - some general photography articles that were popular in 2013

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Xposedbydesign's curator insight, January 3, 2014 6:31 AM

 

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Time travel

How would time travel affect life as we know it? Capture the most important events in history, upload to instagram, twitter, facebook? If time travel did indeed become a reality, how would it affect our world as we currently experience it?
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A little fun project as a treat for the holidays.

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30 Inspiring Examples of Bokeh Photography | Part 33

30 Inspiring Examples of Bokeh Photography | Part 33 | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Tumblr Tweet Bokeh is the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photo. Here are some great examples of Bokeh photography.
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The author has collected tons of bokeh examples in the series.  Might give a beginner like me some inspiration. 

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The forgotten photojournalist killed in action

The forgotten photojournalist killed in action | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
In 1937 Gerda Taro became the first female war photographer to die on the front line, killed at the age of 26.
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Another fascinated story about a forgotton female photographer / photojournalist. 

 

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NASA Recreates Iconic Apollo 8 'Earthrise' 45 Years Later (Video)

NASA Recreates Iconic Apollo 8 'Earthrise' 45 Years Later (Video) | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
It is one of the most famous photos ever taken — the Earth rising over the moon's horizon as seen firsthand by the 1968 Apollo 8 crew. And yet, more than four decades later, details about how the photo was captured are still being uncovered.
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The video & audio let us know how the historical and iconic photo of earth rise was taken near Xmas Day (Dec 20) 45 years ago.

 

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11 Essential Reads for Photographers for the New Year - Digital Photography School

11 Essential Reads for Photographers for the New Year - Digital Photography School | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
At this time of year I talk to a lot of photographers who are lacking a little motivation, inspiration and creativity.
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You may already know and using those skills that mentioned in the 11 reads.   Still, not a bad idea to read again as reminders.  : )

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Vivian Maier Photographer | Official website of Vivian Maier | Vivian Maier Portfolios, Prints, Exhibitions, Books and documentary film

Vivian Maier Photographer | Official website of Vivian Maier | Vivian Maier Portfolios, Prints, Exhibitions, Books and documentary film | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
The official website of photographer Vivian Maier. Showcasing photo galleries, information about exhibitions, print sales, books and documentary film.
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Vivian Maier was a street photographer and took tons of films.    During her whole life, she has neither fame nor money.  She worked as a nanny for living.  At one point, she didn't have money to develop her films.  Nobody knew her works.  Accidentally, Vivian's works were discovered.  Now, an org is maintaining a website and her works.  

I like street photos, and Vivian's works are amazing. 

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