- Roger May’s epic project “Looking at Appalachia” opened this week in Spartanburg, SC. The project sets out to dispel stereotypes and redefine how the region is portrayed. The exhibit includes two photographs by Exposed DC alum Josh Yospyn.
- An interview with award-winning photojournalist Q. Sakamaki about the “art of the politico-socio-documentary.”
- A high schooler faces suspension for taking and posting completely reasonable photos of other students.
- Protesters in Burundi use a broad range of materials to hide their identities.
- Distressing images of an oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast.
- In Jeffrey Milstein’s series of aerial photographs, “Cruise Ships,” the amazing designs of the floating behemoths seem clear and even beautiful.
- Photo London is the English capital’s first ever photography fair, featuring nearly 70 of the world’s leading photography galleries.
- Baltimore in color: Patrick Joust’s vintage-looking photos of modern-day Charm City.
- Richard Prince is selling other people’s Instagram photos without their permission for up to $100,000 each.
- Five years ago, Sasha Maslov started making intimate portraits of men and women from around the world who served in the World War II.
- Two great volcanic eruption anniversaries were observed this week: Mount St. Helens, 35 years ago (here’s a gallery from the USGS and a story on PBS); and Lassen Peak, 100 years ago.
- A backyard squirrel poses with an umbrella for British photographer Max Ellis.
Friday Links: May 15, 2015
- Be sure to check out our huge gallery from last Friday’s incredible World War II flyover.
- Wyoming has passed a very confusing law that appears to, in part, ban people from taking photographs and giving them to the government, even for science.
- “Lily will use GPS and computer vision to follow you at up to 25mph and keep you in the center of the frame.” The selfie surveillance drone is available for pre-order.
- 98 different foods, perfectly cubed and laid out in a grid. And then someone made a key identifying each food item.
- Photos of Frida Kahlo’s incredible locked-away wardrobe.
This month’s Leica Store DC Oskar Barnack Wall winning photograph is “Cafe de Flore” by Vince Lupo.
Getty Images and Instagram have partnered to offer $30,000 in grants for three photographers using Instagram “to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world.”
Andrew Savulich’s photos of 1980s New York are quirky and off-kilter, like the city itself before it became a sanitized tourist mecca.
Hungarian photographer Bela Doka’s series “Fan Club Putin” shows the Russian President’s biggest fans are college students who worship him like a pop star.
Hyung S. Kim captures striking portraits of haenyeo, women who gather seafood in Korea, submerging deep underwater without diving equipment or breathing apparatuses.
Bernhard Lang’s aerial shots highlight symmetry and sun over the beaches of the Adriatic Sea.
- Photographer Sally Mann discusses her new memoir, “Hold Still”, and her concerns about writing it.
- It’s Bike to Work day, so here are some adorable animals on bicycles. And remember, traffic laws are for you, too!
- Zookeepers in western Australia pass the time by re-creating cute animal photos.