- Local photographer Bill Putnam went to Iraq first as a soldier and later returned as an embedded civilian photojournalist. He recently started a blog looking back at his time there.
Like a rooftop garden in an overcrowded financial district, Toronto’s Leslie Street Spit is an unexpected urban oasis whose narrow escape from development has brought marshes, lagoons and forests to the centre of Canada’s largest city.
“With my photography, I want to step away from the photo-saturated society we now live in. The magic has been lost: no one makes anything by hand any more.” Alice Cazenave’s remarkable portrait on a leaf.
- Death via selfie is getting really real, guys.
- Get your submissions ready and your hammer and nails out: Artomatic returns this fall.
The Action/2015 project has brought ten photographers together to offer their perspectives on equality, with subjects ranging from the Awá tribe in Brazil to factory workers in Wisconsin.
“I want these images to show that behind the tattoos and the media stereotype there is a human being.” Adam Hinton’s portraits of imprisoned members of El Salvador’s MS-13 gang.
- Photographer Jason Koxvold spent three days in June at Bagram for Black-Water, a series exploring what it means to be perpetually at war in the Middle East.
- The New York Times dives into the murky privacy waters of brands capitalizing on your social media posts.
Photographer Melodie McDaniel searches for identity through the underbelly of faith, race, and the American pulpit.
“I would get many a funny look from passers-by wondering what on earth this guy with a camera was doing photographing a car park in the middle of a rainy and cold Manchester.” Phil Burrowes images capture the architecture of car parks across Britain.
- The Detroit Zoo debuted its baby red panda, Tofu, this week.
Friday Links: January 30, 2015
- After this week’s drone incident at the White House, DJI – the drone’s manufacturer – has issued a mandatory firmware update disabling the use of their devices in D.C.’s no-fly zone.
- Sports Illustrated laid off the rest of its photography staff this week. Here’s an attempt to explain why.
- Sometimes the best moments of Saturday Night Live are the host portrait bumpers. Mary Ellen Matthews, the photographer who’s been doing them since 1999, talks about her work.
- Vantage recently posted the second in a two-part interview with Karen Mullarky, “one of the most influential and respected picture editors of all time.” Part 1, Part 2.
- “I tried to imagine my life as a mother. I couldn’t think of a single female war photographer who had a stable relationship, much less a husband or a baby.” The New York Times published an excerpt by photojournalist Lynsey Addario from her book “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War,” available February 5.
- Remote cameras caught a rare glimpse of a Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park.
- Photographer Carrie Schneider’s response to the lack of women in our literary canon.
- Photographer Jim Magnan followed professional rally driver Ken Block kick up all the dust in southern Utah.
- This gallery of Supermarket Spaceships shows life-size rockets inspired by 1950s TV-shows that used to tour the country to advertise bread and meat products.
- While their images of the recent snowstorm had been solicited by the New York Times, Instagrammers only discovered their front-page placement by chance.
- Meanwhile, here are some old photographs showing the aftermath of a huge snow storm that hit the eastern seaboard in March of 1888.
- PDN Magazine is looking for “emerging photographers” to feature in their next issue. Is one of them you?
- Welcome to Oymyakon, Russia – the coldest town on earth. It’s dark for 21 hours a day and, during winter, temperatures average minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Art Shay, now 92 and one of the 20th century’s most prolific photographers, is starting to get the “appreciation from the art world he’s long deserved.”
- 15-year-old white tiger Omar got a routine medical exam at Wildlife Reserves Singapore; his keepers have trained him to stay calm so the tiger, entering his senior years, won’t have to go through the stress of being sedated.