The Monumental Role Of Photography In The Fight For Racial Equality

Complexity, interiority, subjectivity: these are qualities that every human being possesses by virtue of living in a tumultuous world full of obstacles and contradictions that keep its inhabitants constantly evolving just to stay afloat. Dignity, power, respect: these are virtues we bestow upon our fellow citizens, recognizing the intricacy and distinction of their being. It’s easy to feel degrees of compassion… Read more »

How A 14-Year-Old Sex Worker Became One Of Photography’s Greatest Muses

“I remember the first time I met Tiny,” late photographer Mary Ellen Mark explained in an interview with Leica News. She was visiting Seattle in 1983, on assignment for Life magazine, documenting Seattle’s homeless and runaway youth. Mark waited outside a club called the Monastery, where street kids were known to frequent. “A taxicab pulled up and these two little girls… Read more »

High times: why drone photography offers a different view of travel

Boosted by the increasing popularity of video on Instagram, drone footage is delivering the wow factor in an online world where its easy to think youve seen it all I bet youve looked at drone footage and just thought wow, says Guardian photographer and licensed drone operator DJI phantom series, which costs from 350 giving amateur film-makers the chance to… Read more »

International Center of Photography review less exhibit than Pinterest board

The reopened ICPs disagreeable first show junks art history and simply aggregates images ranging from Cindy Sherman to Kim Kardashian selfies Is photography merely a recording apparatus, or is it an art? Does the camera record truthfully, or does it deceive? Only a few decades ago those were the questions that animated Roland Barthes and the most serious thinkers about… Read more »

Readers’ travel photography competition: June in pictures

Dream-like landscapes and solitary moments dominate this selection of images that again highlights the diversity and adventure of travel Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2016/jul/04/readers-travel-photography-competition-june-winners-in-pictures