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Dance With Closed Eyes Shows The Power of Those With Perceived Limitations

“Sometimes art can change how people see the world but I want to change how the world sees people.” Those are the powerful words of Tatiana Ilina, a documentary photographer based in New York. Through her imagery, she is passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless – shining a light on those who society has often been guilty of placing in darkness. By connecting with communities on the fringes, she educates herself in the process, “I was always interested in creating the stories about incredible people who made me see many things in this world from other side.”...
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YOU Are a Good Photographer and You Should Let Everyone Know It

“Oh, I’m not that good”. A common comment that is thrown out when a photographer receives praise for the work they do. “There are many photographers better than me”. Maybe. But who cares? What is the point of being overly modest? Surely it’s a waste of everyone’s time. I suggest we throw it in the bin, instead opting to say “Yes. I am that good” without worrying how others may react....
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Kevin Lynch Portrays the Humanity Behind Fierce UFC Fighters

Brutal. Violent. Archaic. These were just a few of the adjectives used to describe the world of mixed martial arts (MMA.) At the time of its inception, the bloody battles of the UFC were widely frowned upon. Many wanted it banned. However, 26 years later it is now one of the biggest and respected organisations in all of sports. In 2002, photographer Kevin Lynch became involved with company. Documenting both the action and the fighters, he would go on to create one of the most influential books in combat sports, Octagon....
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Creative Ethics: Did Vice Really Copy Our Record Cover Concept?

I’m Rodrigo Lopes. For over 32 years I have been a working photographer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I mainly focus on portraiture, however, I’ve also worked on a range of projects alongside art directors and other creatives. Back in the 90’s I started what would become a long term working relationship with graphic designer and art director, Felipe Taborda. Together, we established a successful partnership and created the covers of many LP’s, CD’s, culture posters and books. It was our deep understanding of each others capabilities that enabled us to produce some extremely compelling work. Work we were proud of – and sadly work we would later see being used by others....
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Street Photography: Our Favorite Gear and Accessories for 2019

Great street photography can be some of the most compelling forms of art that the human eye can fixate itself on. And whilst a photographer is only as good as their creative capabilities, having solid gear will certainly help them along their way. And quality accessories are important too. There are many tools the enthusiastic street photographer can use in order to get better and more consistent shots. So here is a piece that includes our favourite gear and accessories for street photography. We loved putting it together and no doubt, you’re going to love it too....
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Nude Photography: Models Share How Not to Be Creepy (NSFW)

Nude photography can be a sensitive subject. Whilst there’s nothing controversial about the human body, the same cannot always be said about a photographer’s intentions. For many, their motives are honest and they just want to create. However, for others, it’s sad to say that they’re looking for cheap thrills and ways to take advantage of a vulnerable situation. There’s also the camp that has all the best intentions in the world but still manage to tick the creepy male photographer box. So if you’re new to this or need to reflect on your own approach, here are some tips from The Phoblographer and active models working in the industry....
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Ilker Karaman’s Street Photography Uses Depth in a Refreshing Way

“…a street photographer should have a creative, different set of eyes from others,” says street photographer Ilker Karaman. He continues, “They should use these eyes to show people the images that they cannot see in their daily lives.” Based in Ankara, Turkey Ilker is making great waves in street photography. His exceptionally well layered, colourful street frames are worth your admirations. His work has been recognized at the San Fran Street Foto festival, where for the second time he has been named a finalist. He’s a deep thinker and persistent observer of life – two of the best ingredients for being a street photographer.He thrives off the challenge and he loves to create. In his words, “I am constantly in search of photos that are difficult to take.”...
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Tye Martinez: A True Artist with Cyberpunk Renaissance Horror (NSFW)

“I think true creative art is rare,” says Washington based photographer, Tye Died. “…But when an artist gets exceptional at creating their own unique style, that is when they truly contribute to the artistic world.” For The Phoblographer, Tye is certainly someone who has taken their style and ran with it. Her moody, dark and sometimes twisted concepts are in their own way, extremely beautiful. Every idea has meaning and each detail is an important cog in her creative wheel. Online she says very little. But whatever she does say carries a big impact, that’s why we were so intrigued by her work. Eager to know more about the person behind these marvellous creations, we reached out to Tye – who in return gave us one of the most insightful and interesting interviews to date....
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Eolo Perfido’s Clownville Goes Deeper Than His Subjects’ Masks (NSFW)

“The first instrument of the portraitist is not the light, or the lens or the camera,” explains Eolo Perfido. “It’s the subject.” The French-born, Italian photographer is a deeply thoughtful creator. His series, Clownville, offers a dose of innovation, a slice of controversy and a generous handful of compelling concepts. Whether you’re amused or afraid of clowns, he has brought to life art that you won’t be able to look away from. For him, the series is not just an example of the creative mind; it’s a metaphor of life. The work will get you thinking. It may shock or it may delight. What is for certain, however, is that it will grab your attention....
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Jeff Rothstein’s Five Decades of New York Street Photography are Magical

“… the most memorable was the shot I took of Muhammad Ali,” says Jeff Rothstein. “Unfortunately the negatives are long gone, but luckily I still have a print I made at the time.” A true New Yorker, Jeff has been shooting street photography for over 50 years. He has seen it all – times change, attitudes evolve. For the younger generation, Jeff’s street photography allows them to see wonderfully what the world was once like. For the older generation, it offers a comforting dose of nostalgia. In each frame that he develops, you can feel every part of the gritty New York atmosphere. What is most evident when speaking to Jeff is his love for the craft. He has the energy to create, to document and to tell the truth. 50 years on from his first roll of film, Jeff shares with us the photographic fire that’s still burning strong....
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Every Woman I Know: A Sad and Honest Look at Sexual Violence

”…very rarely are the brave women who speak out doing so with any expectation of reparations – we know the odds are against us.” These are the worrying words of Alyssa Meadows as she opens up about victims of sexual violence. After almost a decade working as a photographer – all whilst being deeply concerned about women’s issues – Alyssa has been able to bring the two together. Her project, Every Woman I Know, takes a brave and honest look at the range of examples of sexual violence women have experienced. In this portrait series are women Alyssa knows personally. And whilst they share their story, she also shares hers. Through public and anonymous portraits, and with the use of the written word, she has created a photography project that aims to educate and give a safe space for others that may wish to come forward and discuss their experience. Two years after starting it, we spoke to Alyssa to learn more about this on-going series....
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Owen Harvey’s Skins and Suedes Shows Modern Attitudes To Subculture

“…with various approaches, in various locations, that’s when it can often feel its most interesting and genuine,” says Owen Harvey when speaking about creating his projects. A photographer that gravitates towards subculture and human behaviour, Owen has excellently documented youth and identity in the UK. From beautiful Brighton beach to boozy weekends in Blackpool, he immersed himself into the movement that is the Skins and Suedes. “These sort of situations are when I work most freely and just photograph what excites me…” Speaking to Owen it’s evident he has a deep understanding of the psychological element of documentary photography. He gets what makes people open up. He empathizes with them, he wants to understand. To really portray who they are, he creates a space in which they can be themselves....
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Review: Street Photography With Nick Turpin (YouTube Channel)

The internet is great. It has allowed us to easily access information and develop our skills. There’s no bigger provider of free education than YouTube. Nick Turpin, a street photographer with over 20 years’ experience has jumped on the digital bandwagon and started a new channel. A polarizing personality, Nick has decided to share his experience, without asking for a fee. He says, “for decades people have paid to spend a weekend on a workshop with me. YouTube offers a way to teach globally…it’s a new way of doing things for me.” Is this new channel worth your precious time? And will it benefit your street photography skills?...
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9 Photographers Proving The iPhone Is a Great Camera

“The camera is just a tool.” Is there any more evidence of this than the images being created with iPhones? A tiny camera that fits in your pocket, yet photographers are making professional quality images with it. From war photography, portrait, landscape and street, it seems no genre is left untouched when it comes to iPhone photography. To celebrate how things have evolved in the photographic industry, we’ve picked out 9 photographers that are making the most of this advance in smartphone technology....
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Deafening Sound: An Important Look at Gender Based Violence

“I don’t know how your mind changes after being raped,” says Annie Flanagan when asked about the mental impact of their college rape. They continue, “that’s fucking impossible for me to pinpoint and not so simple for words.” But, as artists, we turn our pain into creativity. So, to process their trauma, Annie picked up the camera. Looking to connect with people who shared a story similar to theirs, they began the project, Deafening Sound. Following the lives of women recovering from abuse, they highlight a reality that is difficult to digest. But this is important work and something many of us can learn from....
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Street Photographers Share Stories Of Confrontation (And Overcoming It)

Street photography and confrontation can go hand in hand. The fact is, some people just do not want a camera pointed at them. Most of the time unwilling subjects communicate their disapproval in a respectful way. However, sometimes they react in an aggressive, hilarious and just outright bizarre fashion. It’s a nightmare for many of us, and we try to find ways to get out of those situations. We spoke to a number of street photographers, asked them about the more memorable stories of confrontation and what we did to overcome it....
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Katia Repina on Using Yoga and Photography for Balance

“Anytime I want to investigate a new topic I use photography to do so…” says Katia Repina, a photographer that is a wonderful example of the inquisitive mind. From weddings to documentary, portraits and now yoga, her thirst to understand is quenched through the practice of photography. Arguably better known for her projects that look at people on the fringes, her yoga series shows us a more light-hearted perspective of her creative viewpoint. Less intense, yes. Without lessons, no. Katia’s take on yoga teaches us about balance, self-worth, inner peace and challenge....
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Omar Essam’s ‘Japan Street Opera’ Shows How Inspitation Helps to Overcome a Creative Rut

“It encouraged me to discover what I actually did over the next 18 days – without limits”. These are the words of Omar Essam as he describes the impact Japan had on him and his street photography. Having found himself in a rut, Italian born Omar planned a trip to the other side of the world. Once he arrived he was overcome with inspiration, giving him fresh eyes and a thrust to create. Over the course of 18 days, he was “in a trance”, centred and focused on street photography. An environment in which he came into his own, he created some of his best work to date. In a series he calls Street Opera, Omar shows us his view of Japan – the country that gave birth to his fresh creative groove....
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The Best Accessories for the Enthusiastic Smartphone Photographer

Whoever thought we would be taking credible photographs on the same device we call our Mom’s on? Well someone did, hence why smartphone photography has become its own popular sub-genre. With that, it’s hardly a surprise that tech companies have created a plethora of accessories to help boost your smartphone photography experience....
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Do Any of Us Shoot Street Photography for Just Ourselves?

If you’re somebody who likes to converse about street photography a lot, I am almost certain you have listened to someone make the above statement before. It’s highly possible you have even said it yourself. However, in this digital world, do any of us shoot street photography just for ourselves?...
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Antonio Privitera’s Inner City Blues: The Story of a Dream Come True

“Oh my god! I was super excited, thrilled to get there!” says Antonio Privitera as he recounts how his childhood dream to shoot the streets of New York finally came true. His latest series is not just an exploration of New York, it’s a narrative that tells the story of a photographer in his element. It’s the perfect advertisement for what happens when a creative mind meets an inspiring destination. Simply put, this is freedom and love communicated through the medium of photography....
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Craig Reilly’s Street Photography Play With Shape and Shadow In London

“To have a solo exhibition and one day have a book published”. These are the targets London based street photographer, Craig Reilly, has set for himself. He has every reason to believe his goals will be reached. Already he’s a highly regarded street photographer, an Olympus Ambassador and one of the co-founders of the huge online community, Street Photography International. A rather impressive foundation for him to build on....
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Is Claiming You’re a “Minimalist Street Photographer” Just a Lazy Excuse?

Let me tell you, I love minimalism. Honestly, I love everything about it. From minimalist living to minimalist spending, I’m someone who has been caught up in the buzz that has come our way over the past few years. And, of course, I love minimalist street photography. But as that sub-genre grows, I’ve started to think about why so many street photographers dig it too. And whilst it has been great for the scene, I’m also wondering if it is doing some harm....
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Turning 10: Chris Gampat Gets Candid About Running The Phoblographer

Our EIC, Chris Gampat, once said to me “Dan, I trust you with interviews and would like to give you as much creative license as possible”. Famous last words, as just when The Phoblographer is about to turn 10, I want to interview him! “Let me get this right. You‘re asking to interview me on my own site?” he asks. “That’s right. And with the site turning 10, now’s the best time to do it” I tell him. So like the annoying kid who got a voice recorder for Christmas, I relentlessly corner him until he has no escape – forcing him to answer my questions....
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A Look at How Photographers are Using the Google Pixel 3

My first camera phone was a 2MP Nokia. Never in a million years (actually, 14 years) did I think we would be where we’re at now. But the modern smartphone market brings with it a range of devices that have impeccable cameras built into them. The demand for the best camera and the rise in quality even has Canon and Fujifilm debating about the future of the digital camera world. No matter how you feel about it the quality is evolving, there’s no clearer sign of that than the Google Pixel 3. From insane low light performance to smooth, soft portraits, it’s hard to say why you shouldn’t be taking images with this camera. Could this be in fact, a replacement for every photographer’s main camera? let’s take a look…...
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Christophe Audebert Uses Long Exposures to Highlight Geothermal Power

“Nowadays it is critical to save our planet”, Christophe Audebert firmly states as he talks about the impact climate change is having on the world.  Where other photographers choose to document the damaging effects, Christophe, a Parisian based landscape photographer, is highlighting what we can do differently. In his series Liquid Time Iceland, he photographs and educates on how the Nordic island is making use of its natural resources. When it comes to innovation, Iceland is one of the leading nations producing geothermal power. He explains, ” it’s cheap, abundant, no greenhouse effect, a lower risk for pollution. The advantages are plenty”. ...
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Virginia Hanusik’s ‘A Receding Coast’ Tackles the Tough Topic of Climate Change

Let’s talk about climate change. A polarizing topic for society, but one that continues to come up. Whilst some brush it off as no concern, there are others who are unprepared to allow the conversation to go away – including photographers. Humanitarian photography is no easy task.  Especially when you’re documenting the negative contribution society is having on the environment. Taking nothing away from the portrait, event or editorial, for example, it requires a certain strength to be able to plunge yourself into the sometimes depressing narratives society is faced with. Virginia Hanusik, a photographer whose work concentrates on the relationship between culture and the built environment, has given herself the task of tackling climate change. In her series A Receding Coast, she closely looks at how our architectural practices have led to coastal erosion in South Louisiana....
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Selvy Ngantung’s Minimal Long Exposure Landscapes are Haunting

A photograph may be viewed for a second, a minute, maybe two. The person that views it seldom, if ever, is held for the same amount of time it took for the photographer to create the image. For landscape photographer Selvy Ngantung, the more time she puts into her work, the better she feels. “When I’m making my photographs I’m filled with enjoyment,” she says. From planning to walking, to taking several long exposures, she’s always connected to the process “…each and every second I spend creating photographs, I’m putting my creativity and imagination into my work”. And whilst her audience may not spend as long viewing a single image as she does making it, her purpose remains the same; “I craft my work so that the viewers are able to capture the emotions I’m feeling through the images I make”....
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The Six Best Places for Street Photography Beginners to Shoot in London

Forget Paris, New York and Tokyo for street photography, they’re overrated (ignore me. I’m just jealous I don’t live there). But as a British street photographer that cut his teeth in London, I’m going to fly the flag and say it’s the best spot in the world for making street photographs. Be mindful, London his huge and there are many areas that all have their own story to tell. To help, because I’m kind like that, I’m going to break them down. Here are the six best places for street photography beginners to shoot in London…...
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Franzie Allen’s Experience of Shooting Street Photography Is About Bravery

If you shoot street photography in somewhere like London or New York, you’re afforded the luxury of being able to work freely in a public space. Franzie Allen is perfecting her craft in Dubai, a part of the world that’s known for its restrictive laws – photography is no exception. That, however, does not stop her doing her thing and doing it exceptionally well! Her street photography is full of beautiful light and vibrant colors, sucking you in by leaning on some tried and tested techniques. Although for Franzie, street photography is more than creating photographs. “Street Photography is my therapy”. She opens up, “…in the fast-paced world we are in now, it helps me slow down and appreciate the things around us”.

It’s time for us to appreciate everything that she captures…...
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8 Steps To Help You Become a Super Focused Street Photographer

Street photography requires a lot of focus. With the world moves so quickly around you, if you’re not paying close enough attention, images will pass you by. That’s why you need to do all you can to ensure you’re fully in the zone, locked in on life and ready to pull the trigger.

There are some techniques you can implement to help you attain Jedi like concentration. Let’s take a look…...
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Melissa Breyer’s Street Photography Gives You That Timeless, Classic Feel

Melissa Breyer is making huge waves in the street photography scene. The community has praised her work far and wide, and she has amassed a strong following because of it. The strength of her street photography and the depth of her knowledge have led her to become a trusted figure. Evidence of this can be found through her involvement in the 2019 London Street Photography Festival, where she will on the judge’s panel for their open competitions.

She creates her stunning black and white images in the Big Apple, a place she describes as “…a crazy, beguiling place”, stating “who wouldn’t want an excuse to be wandering New York city whenever possible?”.

We had the privilege of catching up with her…...
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Social Media: A Photographer’s Curse and Why I Chose to Break Free

Social media has become such an integral part of a photographer’s journey. I myself had become so immersed in it that I’d spend a large portion of my day on apps like Instagram and Twitter. Building profiles, portraying the perfect life and living for likes, it absorbs so many of us, including myself.

I’ve known for a while that I was moving towards a point where I had to break free....
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Jeff Karp’s Beautiful Street Photography Finds Light in the Darkness

Jeff Karp is an exceptional street photographer. In a short period of time, he has amassed a strong, supportive following through Instagram. “I am so grateful and humbled by every person who chooses to authentically follow”, he says when speaking of his rise to success. This, however, is not someone who is solely focused on popularity. Here is a man who takes street photography very seriously. He is just as passionate about improving as he is creating – clearly evident through the images he makes. A street photography journey that’s still very much in its birth, Jeff tells us, “I work every day to get better”.

Jeff very kindly took time out of his busy schedule to chat to us about his experience in street photography so far…...
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I’m a Street Photographer Transitioning into Posed Portraiture

It took a long time for me to get confident when shooting on the streets. Now, as I embark on the world of portraiture, I feel like I’m starting all over again. New worlds, different approaches, dealing with many personalities, all of this is putting me out of my comfort zone – and I love it! So as I move on this creative journey, I’m taking you with me, sharing with you what my experience has been like so far....
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How Street Photography Lead Mo Gelber to a Path of Healing

Mo Gelber is an NYC based street photographer, who gravitated towards the craft to sooth the pain he had been carrying most of his life. When recounting his childhood he tells us, “I grew up in a dysfunctional home full of violence” he continues “my father would let out all his personal frustrations on me”. His suffering needed solace and it was street photography that what going to bridge the gap between the two....
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These Are Future Iconic Street Photographs from the Modern Era

As time moves forward, so will the stories that are told to future generations. Street photographers working today will eventually become legends of the past. They will pass their work down and their teachings will be told. Photographs that were once deemed as top quality will move onto being iconic....
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Romeo Doneza: A Self-Described Funny Guy Shooting Street Photography

Romeo Doneza began his journey in street photography back in 2012. Like many, he fell into the genre, soon after finding himself needing to get his fix in order to be able to function in the normal world. He was first practising his craft with a group named Filipino Street Photography, based in California. It was during their long photo walks in downtown LA that he, in his words, “ became entirely hooked with this genre”....
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Five Fantastic Street Photographers Using Their Smartphones

Smartphone street photography has risen in popularity over the past five years. The cameras are getting crisper and the technology is getting smarter. The best part about them from a street photographers perspective is that they can always carry it around in their pocket – meaning it’s always readily available.

The specs and capabilities are still lacking compared to your normal mirrorless, bridge and DSLR, which means using them isn’t always an easy thing to do. There are street photographers, however, that are doing a mighty fine job when it comes to creating quality smartphone images.

In this article, we look at five of them that are doing great work....
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Tim Smith Uses Multiple Elements To Create His Stunning Fine Art Images

“I think when I find something I’m interested in, I immerse myself totality, maybe even compulsively,” says Tim Smith as he speaks about the dedication he has when making his photographs. “I like to get out my comfort zone and to encounter the unknown”. Tim Smith is a photographer that enjoys using multiple elements from multiple genres to help create his stunning images. In his work you will notice street, architectural, urban geometry and minimal – all working together to provide the viewer with a visually pleasing, and somewhat comforting, final image. His work is further complemented with a clean black and white aesthetic. It’s an extra chapter to his narrative, one that makes it a timeless story to tell.

Tim is a photographer littered with an array of awards, recognition and commissions, which means we were super stoked to be able to talk to him…...
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Street Photography: Confrontation and Bad Advice From My Former Self

Several years ago I wrote an article that gave advice about managing confrontation in street photography.  I spent time putting together an action plan, including ways in which you can avoid confrontation altogether. At the time I thought it was gold. I shared it as much as I could, and in fairness, a lot of people thought it was good – I imagine they were as green as I was at the time. Looking back, there was some terrible advice in it. So terrible, in fact, I’ve removed the piece. Let’s take a look at what went wrong and I what I wish I knew then that I know now....
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Karen Arango’s Portraits Of First Gen American Girls Highlights The Demand For Them To Grow Up Quickly

Over the decades, America has become home to Latin Americans who have settled in the country. For those that left their nation behind, they have brought new culture – whilst trying to adjust to expectations put on them in the place they now call home. But there’s a new generation coming through. A generation that only knows America as their home, but one that is heavily influenced by Latin American attitudes from their parents.

Karen Arango is a photographer who has documented that generational crossover through her series Miss Behave. The work takes a look at the lives of young girls, ages five to twelve, and aims to understand what life is like growing up as first-generation American girls....
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Jamiya Wilson’s 100 Faces Challenges Social Boundaries

Every day we allow people to walk past us without consideration for who they are. The same places and plenty of faces, yet they still remain strangers. But what if photography was able to bridge the gap, bring us closer and make a stranger a friend?

For New York based photographer Jamiya Wilson, his project has done just that. 100 Faces is a collection of street portraits with people he meets out and about on the streets of the big apple.  In his words, “100 Faces is my humble attempt to get people to stop for a moment and consider that stranger”. Let’s see what that experience has been like for him…...
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Nat Geo Photographer Ami Vitale on Photographing the Last White Rhinos

In 2018, Ami was put into the spotlight for her image of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, in which she documented the heartbreaking final moments leading to his passing. “There are no words to adequately express the profound grief I felt then and still feel today”, she says when asked about the experience. Whilst discussing where the journey sat in terms of her career and life, Ami said “it’s one of the most painful but important moments I have ever witnessed.”...
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Edas Wong’s Amazing Street Photography Will Leave You Asking, “How Does He Do It?”

Edas Wong is arguably one of the best street photographers working today. Shot after shot that he produces is always of the highest quality. Based in Hong Kong, Edas has a superhuman eye for the humorous juxtaposition. Simply put, he sees things that others just don’t see. His work has allowed him to rise in popularity over the past couple of years. So much so he is now about to release his first photo book – something we are very excited about.

Ahead of his book release, we spoke to Edas about his life as one of the strongest players in the street photography scene....
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Black History Month: Celebrating 10 Photographers from the Black Community

All year round we should celebrate photographers from the black community. February, however, is a great opportunity to shine some extra light on the best of the best in the scene. In line with Black History month, we have compiled a list of 10 photographers whose work gets our photographic juices flowing. From portrait photographers to street photographers, this list showcases the breadth of quality throughout different sub-genres in the industry.

Allow these fine photographers to provide the glitz and glamour, and let’s get down to the nitty-gritty....
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How To Turn Your Photography Writing Into A Form of Income

Thanks to the internet everyone can get their words down on virtual paper and try to spread their message to the world. Certainly over the past five years the idea of writing from your laptop – and making money from it – has become a very attractive profession, especially to millennials. The term ‘Digital Nomad’ has been born and everyone wants a slice of the pie. The idea of taking great photos and writing articles to go with them has become big business – hence why so many want to get involved. But whilst some believe all you need is an internet connection, a blog account and a strong yoga pose in your avatar, the reality is it takes a lot of sacrifices to start making money from writing about photography.

In this piece I’m going to share my personal journey and the steps you need to take if you’re aiming to earn an income from writing....
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Cam Crosland’s Fishing With Dynamite Shows An Empathetic Approach To Flash Street Photography

Cam Crosland is a street photographer based in London. Their work has been described as both poetic and powerful — a description we are in complete agreement with. Through their series Fishing With Dynamite, Cam adopts a gentler, more empathetic approach to flash street photography.

Whilst their identity does not define the calibre of their work, Cam’s path to identifying as non-binary has certainly played its role in the way their work is produced. Just as street photography has played its role in helping Cam on their path of self-exploration.

We spoke to Cam to talk about their amazing work and life as a non-binary street photographer....
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Tomas Ayuso Shows Why the Honduran Youth Are Fighting for the Right to Grow Old

Travelers come from all over the world to visit Honduras. From the beautiful island of Utila to the picturesque town of Copan, it’s labelled paradise to those who stop by. But for many that live there the narrative couldn’t be more different. Government corruption and painful inequality mean that life for a local is tough. Issues with violence and access to basic needs are also making it an impossible place to live. That’s why many, including the countries youth, are fleeing in hope for something better.

Tomas Ayuso is a Honduran photojournalist and has been documenting the crisis, spending time with those that have decided to leave in the process. The story has taken him to the US/Mexican border, given him access to makeshift homes often housing large groups of people and allowed to create some truly meaningful work.

We spoke to Tomas to learn more about how circumstances are tearing his home nation apart....
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Review: Masters of Photography With Albert Watson

“From the first minute I picked up a camera I had that passion. And when I was shooting last week I still had that passion” says Watson. An opening statement that gives the student reassurance they’re about to learn from someone still enthusiastic about the art form. With our excitement bubbling over, let’s take a deeper look at Albert Watson’s Masters of Photography course…...
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