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Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 – Black and White Shortlist

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 – Black and White Shortlist

We’re delighted to announce that the shortlisted images have been selected for the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 Exhibition, an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video. The works will be on display at the Royal Geographical Society, London, from 22 June to 10 July 2015. 111 images have been chosen for exhibiting, from over…
Noémie Goudal – The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise

Noémie Goudal – The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise

Foam presents the first solo museum exhibition by Noémie Goudal (Paris, 1984). As one of the great talents of a new generation of French photographers, in recent years she has developed a distinctive visual language with which she is uniquely positioned within the field of contemporary photography. By using a mixture of photography, film and installation she examines the visual…
Interview with Nude photographer Neil Craver

Interview with Nude photographer Neil Craver

As a youth in North Carolina; I begun my path as an abstract painter and figurative sculptor; motivations grew from my interest of the psychophysical effects of chroma. Photography holds all the intrinsic values of all the other arts; but differers in the fact the it’s the foundation of existence. My creations are the exploration of my inner facilities; in…
Anders Petersen: Retrospective

Anders Petersen: Retrospective

Anders Petersen, a Swedish photographer born in 1944, is one of the most influential photographers of his generation. After studying under Christer Strömholm at Stockholm’s renowned School of Photography between 1966 and 1968, he began working as a photojournalist for Swedish newspapers and magazines. Since that time, he has been particularly interested in people on the fringe of society. Petersen…
Biography: Cityscape/Street photographer Ray Metzker

Biography: Cityscape/Street photographer Ray Metzker

Ray K. Metzker (born 1931) is a major American photographer known for both his work in cityscape and landscape photography. Metzer is acknowledged as one of photography’s true innovators since the early 1960’s. He is dedicated to exploring the formal potentials of black and white photography over the course of more than a dozen distinct bodies of work. Through cropping,…
Jacob Aue Sobol: Arrivals and Departures

Jacob Aue Sobol: Arrivals and Departures

The Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol rode the Trans-Siberian Railway through Russia, Mongolia, and China to create his new series, “Arrivals and Departures.” “The work,” he explains, “is a travel through time. Mile by mile, we cross the post-Communist superpowers and gradually move closer to something that once was distant and exotic.” “The distances are huge, especially through Russia,” Aue…
Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer Philippe Mougin

Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer Philippe Mougin

How and when did you become interested in photography? A long time ago i discovered a photographic book from the great Jean-Loup Sieff… it was a revelation for me, not for his nude but for his black and white landscapes in Normandy, Scotland… so Dark and so Timeless…. Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art? I’m really fascinating also…
Historic photos of China from 1889-1891

Historic photos of China from 1889-1891

In the 19th century, the great Chinese Diaspora began. Losses due to emigration were added to by conflicts and catastrophes such as the Northern Chinese Famine of 1876–79, in which between 9 and 13 million people died. In 1898, the Guangxu Emperor drafted a reform plan to establish a modern constitutional monarchy, but these plans were thwarted by the Empress…
Biography: Documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White

Biography: Documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White (1904 – 1971) was an American documentary photographer. Margaret Bourke-White was one of the most famous and most successful photographers of her time. Her combination of intelligence, talent, ambition, and flexibility made her an ideal contributor to the new group journalism that developed during the thirties. Bourke-White was already noted as a photographer of industrial subjects when she…
Oleg Kaplan: Portrait of a men

Oleg Kaplan: Portrait of a men

Photo artist Oleg Kaplan was born in 1967 in Moscow into a family of artists. Known for his series of photographs entitled “Glass”. Among his accomplishments – many popular galleries of works, several prestigious awards and work with major publishers. Oleg dedicated his life to photography. Any expert or critic can not definitively characterize the genre in which the author…
Sundance Portraits of the Stars by Victoria Will

Sundance Portraits of the Stars by Victoria Will

Victoria Will began her career at the New York Post where she was a staff photographer. In a news environment responsible for headlines like “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” Victoria honed her skills and her sense of humor. With a focus on commercial and editorial portraiture, her photographs appear on newswires and in newspapers and magazines worldwide, from the Associated…
Josef Koudelka – Invasion 68 Prague

Josef Koudelka – Invasion 68 Prague

In 1968, Josef Koudelka was a 30-year-old acclaimed theatre photographer who had never made pictures of a news event. That all changed on the night of August 21, when Warsaw Pact tanks invaded the city of Prague, ending the short-lived political liberalization in Czechoslovakia that came to be known as Prague Spring. In the midst of the turmoil of the…
Abbas: Between Myth and Ideology

Abbas: Between Myth and Ideology

The Iranian-French photographer Abbas (*1944) took religion as his main concern. He shot the Iranian Revolution, documented Islam as a gobal phenomenon, including militant Islamism. To be able to document the everyday life of Muslims, he travelled from Xinjiang to Morocco, from London to Timbuktu, New York and Mecca. He photographed their rituals, their spirituality, and also their growing radicalisation.…
Interview with Black and White photographer Osamu Jinguji

Interview with Black and White photographer Osamu Jinguji

I’m a photo artist and a creator in Japan. My career by them has re-started since my first poetry-photo book has been published in 2009. After that, I’ve been ever participating in many group exhibitions, art fairs in New York (SCOPE), in Miami (SPECTRUM), in Spain (ARTEANDO) and in Germany (BERLINER LISTE), etc. Also, my works, for the last several…
Biography: Documentary photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Biography: Documentary photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Manuel Alvarez Bravo (1902 – 2002) was Mexico’s first principal artistic photographer and is the most important figure in 20th-century Latin American photography. He was born and raised in Mexico City. While he took art classes at the Academy of San Carlos, his photography is self-taught. His career spanned from the late 1920s to the 1990s with is artistic peak…
Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932)

Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932)

Freaks is a rarity, a horror film that horrifies rather than frightens. It was slated on its release in 1932, has been blamed for the downhill career trajectories thereafter of the key players, and was banned in many countries for more than thirty years. Yet in 1994 it was selected for the National Film Registry’s archives, and now enjoys both…
Biography: City Life/Street photographer Louis Faurer

Biography: City Life/Street photographer Louis Faurer

Born in 1916 to immigrant parents from the Russian/Polish border, Louis Faurer’s childhood, in a South Philadelphia neighborhood of mostly Italian and Jewish immigrants, was not easy. “There were problems of survival,” he once said. After graduating from the South Philadelphia High School for Boys in 1934, he spent a few summers as caricature artist in Atlantic City, New Jersey.…
Tomasz Gudzowaty captures Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines

Tomasz Gudzowaty captures Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines

Despite the preparations taken shortly before Typhoon Haiyan entered the Philippines, the scale of destruction and the death toll were enormous. On November 8, 2013 the city of Tacloban in the Region of Eastern Visayas, 580 km southeast of Manila. was hit by the typhoon with full force. A US Marine air survey made on the next day revealed dead…
New York City in the 70s

New York City in the 70s

Since the 1970s and 1980s, photographer Arlene Gottfried has captured the beastly city of New York in all its glory, from the muscle men of Brighton Beach to the sartorialists of Coney Island and the glam rockers of Madison Square Garden.
Best Fashion & Beauty Black and White Photos from Monochrome Awards 2014

Best Fashion & Beauty Black and White Photos from Monochrome Awards 2014

Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers. Their mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover most amazing photographers from around the world. The 2014 Monochrome Awards received nearly 7000 submissions from 86 countries around the world. Check our selection of black and white images awarded in Fashion & Beauty category in 2014 edition of Mono Awards.…