Monthly Archives: March 2016

Motion captured: five of the best dance photographs

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From postcards of ballerinas to digital shots where the performers barely look human, the art of snapping dancers has had a dramatic evolution

Source: Motion captured: five of the best dance photographs

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium review

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Is there more to say about Robert Mapplethorpe, the photographer whose cool images of lilies and leather elicited the hottest of controversies in the Reagan and Bush years? So much more, it turns out

Source: Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium review – hunting for sex and death | Culture | The Guardian

Color photos of the Great Depression 

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The Great Depression remains one of the darkest periods of American history, and pictures from that time usually reflect the experience. They are – typically – grainy and black and white, giving a window into time defined by Hoovervilles, around the block unemployment lines, and people waiting for a piece of bread.Now the Library of Congress has released stunning new photographs that show the period in vivid color, showcasing the strength of families, the recovery of farming and the joys of state fairs as the nation emerged from a dark time.

Source: Stunning color photos of the Great Depression | Daily Mail Online

British Life Photography awards

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A picture of people photographing the summer solstice at Stonehenge is the winner of this year’s British Life Photography award. The image, titled Past Present, was taken by Elena Marimon Munoz and triumphed in the Brits on Holiday category.

Source: British Life Photography awards – BBC News

Indian photographers on shortlist of Sony World Photography Contest

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Most photographers will agree that the secret to getting a great photograph is a combination of timing and sheer luck. Six Indian shutterbugs who are among 270 photographers shortlisted and whose images count among 2.3 lakh submissions for the Sony World Photography awards, 2016, tell us how they got their perfect shots.

Source: Six Indians on shortlist of world’s biggest photography contest talk about their stunning shots

Patti Smith’s photography

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The punk poet has spent years taking pictures with her vintage Polaroid Land 250. Now her work is being shown in New York. Just don’t expect perfection

Source: Patti Smith: ‘I’m not trying to change the world with photography’