This coming Tuesday, May 14th, Google+ and the social media platform’s brightest and most popular image makers, Trey Ratcliff and Thomas Hawk, are hosting what’s being called “the largest photowalk in history,” a gathering that’s set to launch from the Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco, California.
If you are at all familiar with the talented and successful editorial, commercial and street photographer Zack Arias, you know he isn’t one to mince words nor shy away from making incendiary claims, and after spending some quality time with Fuji’s new X100S in the streets of Istanbul, Arias’ resulting confidence has paved the way for yet another bold, bold statement; “The DSLR is dead.”
Yesterday, Columbia University announced the winners of this year’s distinguished Pulitzer Prize, honoring excellence in journalism while continuing to acknowledge the undeniable work of photojournalists who put their lives on the line to document the World events.
As with every end to an eventful year, the interwebs makes it a point to look back and highlight the powerful imagery associated with the year’s most memorable events – captivating photos that leave a lasting impression on us and reveal more of the stories behind each still.
After capturing his second gold metal of the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men’s 200m sprint, Usain Bolt, the self and critically proclaimed “world’s fastest man,” took the post race celebratory opportunity to show his apparent enthusiasm for sports photography, borrowing a Nikon D4 from Scandinavian press-photographer Jimmy Wixtröm to capture playfully-amazing POV shots from an Olympic athlete.
Photographer and Boulder, Colorado resident Shawn Heinrich, has been getting a lot of attention recently ever since he first posted the image above to his his Facebook page last week, an amazing shot of a whale shark snooping around a small yacht.
Although it didn’t quite reach the $4,338,500 mark Andreas Gursky’s Rhine II fetched at auction, an image coined as the world’s most expensive photo, Canadian photographer Jeff Wall’s Dead Troops Talk (shown above) came pretty darn close this past Wednesday at Christie’s latest Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale.
Have 20-minutes? Live in the San Francisco Bay area? If so, you might want to take a stroll down to Michael Shindler’s Photobooth – an unassuming analog photography shop, gallery, and studio – the latter of which is solely dedicated to practicing the art of the 150-year-old photographic medium of tintype.