Exposed: photography’s fabulous fakes

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Phoney engagements, flying surrealists, faux Instagram celebrities, dubious family portraits a short history of performance photography In 1840, Louis Daguerre. Bayard made clear the extent of his distress by writing underneath the image of his limp and bedraggled body: The corpse which you see here is that of M Bayard, inventor of the process that has just been shown to… Read more »

How A Nocturnal Politician Became The Unlikely Father Of Wildlife Photography

In the late 19th and early 20th century, photographer George Shiras lived something of a double life. During the day, he served as a successful lawyer and politician, eventually becoming a member of the House of Representatives for the state of Pennsylvania. At night, however, he roamed the black wilderness from Allegheny to Lake Superior, photographing the deer, lynx, raccoons… Read more »

National Geographic’s kids photography competition 2015: winner’s gallery

National Geographics photography competition for kids has been won by a shot of a grasshopper eating a sunflower leaf by 13 year old Senne Mensink from the Netherlands Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/feb/03/national-geographic-kids-photography-winners-gallery

10+ Powerful Photos Showing Whats It Like To Be A Mom From The 2016 Birth Photography Competition

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) has announced the winners of its 2016 photography contest, and the results are breathtaking. Now it its fifth year, the competition celebrates “the beauty of birth and the skill of birth photographers” in three categories: labor, delivery, and postpartum. What’s it like to be one of these intrepid photographers? “Birth photography is… Read more »

From illustrations to iPhones: Fashion photography’s history (abridged)

(CNN)The business of making magazines is changing. Something is rumbling below the bedrock of the glossies we’ve all loved for so long and it has a lot to do with social media platforms like Instagram and Tumblr — where models have more followers than the brands they are promoting, or the magazines they once relied on for exposure. But to… Read more »