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Removing Images to Support Photographers
To celebrate Paris Photo’s opening this week, French newspaper Libération ran their November 14th issue with zero images. No eye-catching front page photo, no images to help break up text, just large gaping white space where images should have been. The bold move created a visually alarming edition of the paper – and an extremely effective, clear message: we need photographs to help tell stories.
To explain to readers what was going on, the front page read “Libération vows an eternal gratitude to photography, whether produced by photojournalists, fashion photographers, portraitists, or conceptual artists. Our passion for photography has never been questioned – not because it’s used to beautify, shock or illustrate, but because photography takes the pulse of our world.” Hats off to you Libération! (via BJP)
Found: The Only Radio Interview with Robert Capa
The International Center of Photography, which has been celebrating the 100th anniversary of photojournalist Robert Capa’s birth since October, shared the recently discovered and only known Capa radio interview. On October 20th 1947, Capa was featured on “Hi! Jinx”, a morning radio show. Listen in as he talks about his photographic experiences abroad, including photographing Russia and Turkey, censorship, and working with John Steinbeck. (via ICP)
Capturing an Exploding Meteor By Sheer Luck
This fall, landscape photographer and PhotoShelter member Scott Rinckenberger had been out on the road, photographing night skies and autumn colors for a straight 5 weeks. He admits nearing the end of his trip he was feeling a little underwhelmed by what he had gotten. But the last night of his trip, his spirits lifted and the entire adventure became worth it when he captured an exploding meteor during a time lapse image. Creating perfect composition within the shot, the meteor capture made Scott feel like he could truly give his viewers a great ending to his 5 weeks of documentation. (Read more on Scott’s blog)
Landon Nordeman in The New Yorker
We’re always happy to see a PhotoShelter member’s work published. This week, we caught Landon Nordeman‘s photographs in The New Yorker of Vermeer’s masterpiece, ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, which is currently on view at The Frick Collection in New York City. We caught up with Landom and he’s been keeping busy, also Instagram-ing the New York City Marathon, and getting four photographs accepted into American Photography Archive 29. Check out his outtakes from the Frick Collection in his PhotoShelter archive.
Photographer Faces Toughest Critic Head On
If you’re a nature and animal photographer, you take your chances while out in the field. This particular photog was out photographing elk in the Cataloochee Valley when one decided to approach him, and began butting his head playfully against the photographer’s. The scene was caught on video – and luckily no one was hurt. A ranger came to the rescue much to everyone’s relief. We’d like to see the shots this anonymous photographer got… (via PetaPixel)