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:

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 »

The Importance Of Photography In The Fight For Civil Rights

Some images are difficult to ignore. The dashboard camera footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest, three days before her wrongful death in prison. The still image of Michael Brown’s body covered by a sheet, just after the unarmed 18-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. Protest photos of massive crowds bearing a single message, so simple it’s absurd: “Black Lives Matter.”… Read more »

Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Erotic photography from the ultimate outsider

(CNN)During his life, gay Nigerian photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode struggled to find acceptance. Writing for now-defunct British photography magazine Ten.8, he once described himself as an outsider “on three counts.” “In terms of geographical and cultural dislocation; and in the sense of not having become the sort of respectably married professional my parents might have hoped for.” Fani-Kayode left Nigeria when… Read more »