- On Thursday, NASA’s New Horizons mission team published new and spectacular pictures of Pluto taken during its fly-by in July.
National Geographic gives Fox control of its media assets in $725 million deal creating new for-profit business.
Getty Images and Instagram announced three winners of their inaugural $10,000 grant to continue documenting stories from underrepresented communities.
David Maurice Smith’s tells the story of a turning point in the refugee crisis in Hungary when hundreds of men, women and children walked from Keleti station in Budapest to the Austrian border.
“Les Danseurs” is the result of a year that photographer Matthew Brookes spent with professional male ballet dancers in Paris. Brookes asked the dancers to think of falling birds when they posed for him.
- Go take your camera out to a ton of local festival and events this weekend, including the DC State Fair, Columbia Heights Day (my favorite capybara petting opportunity of the year), Adams Morgan Day, the 17th Street Festival, the Nation’s Triathlon, and Snallygaster. Also Madonna is playing the Verizon Center on Saturday night, so you might find some spectacular 80s-era gear in line.
On the evening of September 9, 2015 Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in British history. The BBC presents an image from the archives of the Press Association from every year of her reign.
In his new book “00:00.00” Edgar Martins photographed a BMW car plant in Munich apparently at a complete standstill. The crash test center images are particularly creepy.
It’s the Maryland wedding photographer versus the DJ in #Weddingphotogate.
Wired does a public service reporting on the Adventure Cats of Instagram.
Friday Links: July 17, 2015
- The photos that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took of Pluto this week were the latest in a long line of first up-close shots taken of the planets in our solar system.
- Speaking of first shots: When Clyde Tombaugh announced that he discovered Pluto in 1930, astronomers rushed to see if they’d imaged it unknowingly. This 1909 photograph might be the first picture ever taken of the dwarf planet.
- Thursday marked the anniversary of the 1979 uranium mill accident in Church Rock, New Mexico – the largest of its kind in US history. DC-based photographer Keith Lane reports on the incident and the legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.
- Sustainable DC closed its Climate Photo contest last week, and now they’re asking you to vote for the winner.
- Here’s the Leica Store DC’s Oskar Barnack Wall winning photograph for July, shot by Vania Arhipkin.
- Newspaper sends cartoonist to Foo Fighters Concert to protest photo contract.
- Paolo Pellizzari doesn’t make images like other sports photographers. Rather than strive to get as close as possible to the action, he tries to capture what he calls “human landscapes.”
- In February and July of 2015, the National Museum of African American History and Culture released the first three parts in a multi-volume collection of books featuring some of the most definitive photographs that chronicle the black American experience for more than a century as part of its “Double Exposure” series.
- While cities expand and encroach on the surrounding countryside, nature is being pushed back. These bridges, ladders and byways have been built to enable wildlife to travel safely and freely in an urbanising world.
- The zoo in Tacoma, Washington has a quadruplet of ridiculous cute clouded leopard cubs.
Friday Links: July 10, 2015
- Artomatic has found a 90,000 square foot space in Prince George’s County for this fall. Get a preview of the space tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to give humanity our first up-close look at Pluto when it whizzes by next Tuesday, July 14, after nearly 10 years in space. The first high-res images will reach Earth around 9:30pm Eastern that night, but for now we can enjoy this spectacular view of Pluto and its moon Charon taken on July 8.
- You can now view a large collection of OCR scanned Leica Photography magazines on Google Drive; nearly 70 are available, back to 1949.
- Humans of New York has 10 times more followers on Facebook than the most-followed newspaper has on all social media combined. But when does the personal touch that makes him so popular reveal an uncomfortable lack of accountability that a real photojournalist would have?
- Enter Sustainable DC’s “DC Climate Photo Contest” by July 12.
- Stunning images of the survival techniques and defensive adaptations of caterpillars by New England-based naturalist and photographer Samuel Jaffe.
- Russian Photographer Ralph Mirebs discovered the sad ruins of the Soviet space shuttle program at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
- And if sad images of abandoned places are your thing, but you like an added touch of creepiness, these photos of abandoned amusement parks should be just your cup of tea.
- Decked out in natty suits and flowing dresses, locals and visitors from across Central and South America travelled to attend the 9th International Festival Danzon in Havana, Cuba.
- Across five years, five countries and 11 music festivals, Australian photographer Nic Bezzina has documented one constant – the raw emotion expressed by festival-goers.
- Dronestagram’s photo contest winners soar to “change the way we see the world.”
- Your Instagram photos are now being stored at a higher resolution.
- Selfie-stick + lightning = Darwin Awards nominee?