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That Special Web Kind of Serendipity
It's a strange sensation to see someone you know translated into black-and-white images and audio voice over. I imagine Dave feels the same way, as does anyone who has every been the subject of any kind of journalism. But overall the piece didn't make me uncomfortable. (If that sounds like an backhanded compliment, it's not.) It didn't unfairly idealize or doom the farming life. It didn't sensationalize the pain Dave felt when Connie died or the happiness we're happy he found with his second wif
Earth Day Tip Special: 5 Ways for Film Photographers to go Green
1. Remember to recycle the plastic film containers and lids, along with the metal canisters if you are developing yourself. If you are sending the film out to be developed, simply request that the lab recycle anything they can salvage.
The Wonderful Theo Westenberger
Photographer Theo Westenberger four months ago, when she shot her last story for Architectural Digest. Westenberger's website, which is still up, notes that over her career she shot three presidents and actors like Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, and Jennifer Aniston.
Photographing the State of the Union
Photographer John Harrington (http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.com) covered how (and where) photographers shot last night's State of the Union address. Check out his video below, it's an interesting behind-the-scenes look.
What Sucks in Photography, in Our Opinion
Does everything suck? Sometimes it seems so. (And almost always after a long weekend.) The new issue of Wired lists a number of things that suck, including air travel, batteries, spam filters, credit cards, vending machines, plastic packaging, and human knees. That got us to thinking of photographic things that suck. Here are a few suggestions from the American Photo staff. (Check them out and then send in your own suggestions. You can also tell us what you think doesn’t suck.)
Running the Numbers: An Interview with Photographer Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan has been shooting the world around him with a unique vision for more than a decade, but it took quitting his job, traveling all over the country, and going broke to finally reach a wide audience—and make a big impact.
How an Everyday Moment Turned into an Extraordinary Photo
This picture, from the front page of the New York Times last Saturday, caught my eye for several reasons—the bright red of the handbag, the juxtaposition of the Muslim woman in the black veil and the blonde woman with her apple, the wary expression on the blonde woman’s face. Then I noticed the photo was taken by Hazel Thompson, one of the people we named as a “hero of photography” in the May/June issue of American Photo. Intrigued, I emailed Thompson and asked her to tell me how she came to mak
Photographers to Watch: Jaimie Trueblood
Click here to see a gallery of some of the photos from the “My Fellow Americans” series.
Photographer to Watch: Jason P. Howe
April Guest Blog: Martin Fuchs
A Heroic Photographer Should Be: a) invisibleb) well-balancedc) committedd) what do you mean ?