Tag: Photography

Lens: The Racial Bias Built Into Photography

This week, Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is hosting Vision & Justice, a two-day conference on the role of the arts in relation to citizenship, race and justice. Organized by Sarah Lewis, a Harvard professor, participants include Ava DuVernay, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Wynton Marsalis and Carrie Mae Weems. Aperture Magazine has issued […]

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New York Today: Disappearing New York, Captured in Vintage Photos

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Thursday. Today is Take Your Child to Work Day. Make sure the chatter around your water cooler is age-appropriate. Weather: Sunny in the morning, with clouds and a small chance of rain in the afternoon. The high temperature will be in the low […]

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Is the Immediate Playback of Events Changing Children’s Memories?

The night of the elementary school talent show, we came home to celebrate with ice cream when my mother took out her iPhone to show a video she’d taken of my 10-year-old daughter’s performance. My daughter had played Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” on the piano by ear and sang along. Despite her nerves, she got out […]

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Photos From Sri Lanka: Grappling With Tragedy

Attacks by suicide bombers in Sri Lanka on Sunday killed at least 321 people. The victims came from at least eight countries and included worshipers at Easter Sunday services at three churches that were among the targets of the coordinated bombings. Mass funerals began on Tuesday, a national day of mourning. Coffins arrived one by […]

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hasselblad heroines celebrates female photographers

hasselblad heroines is a photography movement that was initiated on march 8 2019, international women’s day. in an industry overflowing with men, a diverse selection of female photographers are spotlighted. through weekly reflections, each heroine shares their experiences, tips, and inspiration with their hasselblad to fellow photographers. image © maria svarbova slovakia, seattle, st. petersburg […]

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Lens: In Brooklyn, a Shrine to Sports and Consumerism

In the secular architecture of New York, few houses of worship invite more devotion than our massive sports venues, built on the holy commandments of tax abatements and corporate sponsorship. Nowhere are more elevated hopes kindled or dashed; nowhere else can 20,000 people simultaneously decide that the 25-year-old guy who earns $8 million a year […]

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Lens: Will Martin Parr’s Photos Change the World? He Doesn’t Think So

Martin Parr is something of a cottage industry in Britain. The photographer’s name, likeness and work have adorned M&M’s, leather jackets, soccer scarves and Bombay Sapphire gin, among other things. He currently has solo exhibitions in Bogotá, Manchester and London and has published more than 100 books. He was also the president of Magnum Photos […]

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Critic’s pick: A Barnes Foundation Show Illuminates the Dawn of Photography

PHILADELPHIA — When technology dashes forward, taste pussyfoots behind. Photography emerged around 1839, independently, in England and France. Through trial and error, the earliest practitioners learned for themselves how to use and improve the new processes. For aesthetic guidance, however, they relied on what they already knew. The tension between the promise of the new […]

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Smartphone camera flashes are terrible because they don’t really flash

Smartphone camera flashes have a bad reputation—and it’s well-earned. No matter how hard companies try to bolster their on-camera illumination, the results come out smeary, oddly-colored, and often kinda blurry. Why are these smartphone flashes so bad? Well, mainly because they don’t really flash. Typical smartphone flashes use LED bulbs. They are relatively bright—at least […]

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Notre-Dame Photos: A Fire and Its Aftermath

With the flames extinguished, the smoke clear and a new sun risen over Paris, the French got a heartening confirmation on Tuesday: The Cathedral of Notre-Dame still stands. It is scorched, battered and missing its spire and much of its roof, but the 800-year-old Gothic masterwork that symbolized both a place and a culture is […]

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We Spoke to Devastated Parisians About the Notre Dame Fire

This article originally appeared on VICE France. It’s 10 PM on the Pont de la Tournelle bridge in Paris. From here you can clearly see the 856-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral, which has now been on fire for more than three hours. It’s mostly silent on the bridge, save for the 100 or so people singing “Ava […]

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‘soviet asia’ by conte and perego depicts the modernist architecture of the USSR

italian photographers, roberto conte and stefano perego, have travelled across the former USSR to capture modernist architecture of the era for a new photobook entitled, ‘soviet asia’. soon to released on april 18th, the publication takes readers on a journey through the former soviet states of kazakhstan, kyrgyszstan, uzbekistan and tajikistan, detailing the buildings constructed […]

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Notre-Dame Fire Photos: Despair and Grief Amid Smoke and Flame

A devastating fire swept through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris Monday evening, severely damaging one of the city’s most storied landmarks and one of the Catholic world’s most sacred sites. [President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the cathedral. Read the news story here.] The blaze, which started Monday evening, caused the church’s spire to collapse and […]

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Lens: 50 Years After Altamont: The End of the 1960s

A half-century ago, 1969 capped a radical, idealistic decade that saw the rise of the hippie generation and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Woodstock, perhaps the most famous concert ever, happened that summer, with free love and drugs serving as backdrops to sets […]

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andrés gallardo captures the diverse architectural language of cities across the world

spanish photographer andres gallardo, presents his latest photo series, urban geometries. gallardo captures the architectural language of an intercontinental range of cities, revealing the development of each urban area with representations of buildings across decades. from heritage brutalist structures to contemporary formal object buildings, the diverse language between and within each city is revealed. berlin, germany gallardo describes […]

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Take a Look Inside Some Abandoned Secret Mansions in Italy

This article originally appeared on VICE Italy. Paris-based photographer Thomas Jorion has gone out of his way to prove that in Italy, even neglected things can be excessively beautiful. Over the past decade, Jorion has traveled across Italy to document the country’s most stunning abandoned buildings. His work—which mainly focuses on spaces from the 18th […]

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How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

As the first-ever picture of a black hole was unveiled this week, another image began making its way around the internet: a photo of a young scientist, clasping her hands over her face and reacting with glee to an image of an orange ring of light, circling a deep, dark abyss. It was a photo […]

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