While 13-year old frequent garage-sale devotee Addison Logan surely enjoys the thrill of the unknown when searching for odds and ends at local rummage sales, nothing could have braced him for what he found this past Thursday, May 24, 2012 on another one of his garage-sale excursions.
Very Reminiscent of Vivian Maier, an unassuming yet incredible street photography talent that chose to live a life of obscurity as a Chicago-based nanny rather than pursue a life in the arts, comes a similar tale of uncovered talent also stumbled upon only by chance.
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.
Setting a Precedent? Connecticut Senate Bill 245 Passed – Protects Citizens’ Right to Record and Photograph Police While on the Job
At a time when citizens all over the United States are constantly being punished and arrested for exercising their constitutional right to free press comes the passage of a fundamental law in Connecticut that provides citizens, especially photographers and filmmakers, the opportunity to carry out legal actions against police officers who arrest them for recording in public. Senate Bill 245, which was introduced by Democratic State Senator of Connecticut Eric Coleman, was approved and now must go before the House, and is planned to go into effect on October 1st of this year.
Documenting the Trafficking of Endangered Animals in Asia: A Photographer’s Mission to Raise Awareness
For over ten years, photographers Patrick Brown and Benjamin Davies have made it an imperative precedence to document the trafficking of endangered animals in Asia. According to Brown, all he is doing is recording what is happening through his photographs, and if he can give a voice to them, then he is achieving his objective as not only an individual, but a photographer, too.
The Story Behind 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner Craig F. Walker’s Photo Series Welcome Home: The Story of Scott Ostrom
For The Denver Post photojournalist and 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner Craig F. Walker, passion, hard work, and determination for his craft have paid off… again. For the second time in three years, the talented photographer has earned the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. In 2010, Walker won for his photojournalist project series entitled Ian Fisher: American Soldier, which documented a young man’s transformation from a high school student into an American soldier fighting in Iraq.
Filmmakers and Colleagues Unite in Defense of Laura Poitras’s Ongoing Harassment by the Department of Homeland Security
The treatment of Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras, which we recently touched upon in detail HERE, has ignited a fire amongst her fellow creative peers, to the point where they have all banded together to object against the American Department of Homeland Security’s policies concerning free press.
A Beacon of Hope: A Small Town’s Newspaper Keeping Photojournalism Alive and Acknowledged for Doing So
With the economy still in distress and the need for staff photojournalists continuing to dwindle at various publications, a beaming glimmer of hope has come in the form of the Dubois County Herald, a small town newspaper based out of Jasper, Indiana. Unlike many publications that have cut the cord on using their staff photojournalists to rely on freelancers and the public in an effort to save some cash, the newspaper in the spotlight has made it a top priority to not only focus on photojournalism as a means of getting out the news to their readers, but also to allow their staff photojournalists to keep their jobs and receive their yearly raise.
The 100th anniversary of the well-documented sinking of the Titanic is quickly approaching. In remembering the tragic accident that occurred on the Atlantic Ocean on the ill-stricken, ice-cold day of April 15th, 1912, we remember that if it weren’t for Irish Jesuit priest and photographer, Francis Browne, we probably wouldn’t know how stunning the RMS Titanic truly was.
Photography energized Browne, and if it weren’t for his uncle who bought him the camera he would use, we aren’t quite sure that Browne would have dealt with the art form. While on-board, he made it a point to snap numerous photographs of the massive ship. Little did he know that these exact photographs would serve as the references for designing the set for James Cameron’s Titanic, which would be released 85 years later.