Girls standing in water holding bunches of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

nice portrait of this woman and her dog


A mask with her dog

Carnival 2013 - Venice - Italy

Such powerful stuff. Her power turned by the position of her camera.





Woman Photographs Herself Receiving Strange Looks in Public

“I now reverse the gaze and record their reactions to me while I perform mundane tasks in public spaces. I seek out spaces that are visually interesting and geographically diverse. I try to place myself in compositions that contain feminine icons or advertisements. Otherwise, I position myself and the camera in a pool of people…and wait.

The images capture the gazer in a microsecond moment where they, for unknowable reasons, have a look on their face that questions my presence. Whether they are questioning my position in front of the lens or questioning my body size, the gazer appears to be visually troubled that I am in front of them.”

Photographer: Haley Morris-Cafiero

Project: Wait Watchers 


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Nan Goldin

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When Paul Schlemmer got the call to photograph a report from a synchronized swimming event, he immediately knew it had to be an underwater shoot. 

Even though he had never shot underwater before, Paul was able to perfectly capture the poise and elegance of the swimmers. 

Synchronized Swimmers Photographed Underwater

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Photographer awarded $1.2M from companies over use of Twitter pictures

A federal jury on Nov. 22 awarded freelance photojournalist Daniel Morel $1.2 million for the unauthorized use of his pictures—the maximum award under the Copyright Act. Getty Images and Agence France-Presse (AFP) were found to have willfully violated the law. Several other organizations previously settled with Morel.

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While most were still using black and white film to capture the streets of New York City, Saul Leiter was quietly snapping away in brilliant color. 

The under-appreciated pioneer is the focus of a new documentary titled “In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life With Saul Leiter.” 

Recognizing a Pioneer of NYC Street Photography

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Girls on swing, Max Dupain.(1911 - 1992)

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Monette and Mady are Parisian twins who dress exactly alike and share their everyday lives as models and dancers.

Maja Daniels followed them to make this beautiful photo essay of their relationship.

Parisian Twins Monette & Mady 

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rain by the69th on Flickr.

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Austin, Texas, 1967

George W. Gardner 

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The very first photo of the moon, taken by John William Draper in 1839.

Draper immigrated to the United States from England and became a chemistry professor at NYU. This daguerreotype print was the first of a series of silver platinum plates he shot using a telescope. Draper was also the first person to shoot a portrait in America, a photograph of his sister Dorothy-Catherine . In 1864, he became chairman of the American Photographic Association.

Pair with Ordering the Heavens, a visual history of humanity’s quest to depict the cosmos before telescopes.

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of course it always looks easy, doesn’t!


Photographer Peter Belanger on Shooting for Apple

Look at the crazy setups he gets, just for those simple and beautiful iPad and Macbook shots! 

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Dancers photographed from above with a Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972. See more photos here.

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