Cross-posted from Hyperallergic. [by Allison Meier] Hugh Magnum was a traveling photographer during the early 20th Century whose photos were forgotten and buried in a barn and chicken coop for almost a century. The images are remarkably contemporary. From the article: ““Through Mangum’s eyes, we see a diverse citizenry, and we see them depicted with democratic equanimity on the same glass plate negative in side-by-side portraits, which suggests that they waited their turn together, in…
Cross-posted from the PBS NewsHour. ASMP Legend Gordon Parks was one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. A groundbreaking image-maker, he was also the first black photographer to work for Life Magazine, the first black director of major studio movies, and he wrote novels, books, and music. The PBS NewsHour has produced a video about Parks, and about an exhibit of his work currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC….
Cross-posted from Yoast. [by Michiel Heijmans] SEO for images – how Google and other search engines read images – is a constant worry for photographers, including the question of whether it is really an issue at all. The answer is: It depends. The company that makes the Yoast plugin for WordPress has posted an excellent review that applies to all websites, WordPress or not. Image SEO: Optimizing images for search engines
Cross-posted from Format. Instagram hashtags are a useful way to help being found on the site as well as the world at large. Format, a commercial provider of websites, has published a guide to how to use effective hashtags. The Ultimate Photography Hashtag Cheat Sheet
Cross-Posted from the Washington Post [by Kenneth Dickerman] Nathan Benn is a photographer, born in Miami, who while working for The National Geographic used his time to document South Florida in the 1980s. Those images, reflecting not just the time-and-place, but the particular beauty of Kodachrome, have just been published in a book, “A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs”. By Kenneth Dickerman in the Washington Post In Sight section. A vivid, surreal Kodachrome love poem…
Cross-Posted from the New York Times Lens Blog. [By Evelyn Nieves] Juan Manuel Castro Prieto is a journalist, based in Spain, who has spent the last 42 years documenting the rural area in Spain where his family has lived for generations. His idea was to preserve a lifestyle, and, most importantly, his memories of the people themselves. Over time, working with large format cameras all the way to digital images, his sensibility remains the same,…
Cross-Posted from ProPhotoDaily. [by David Schonauer] Martine Franck and Inge Morath were two of the great photographers of the last 100 years, and contemporaries. Many of their pictures have become part of the culture. Their lives were colorful, but the work is the reason they remain essential. By David Schonauer in ProPhotoDaily. On View: The Extraordinary Lives and Work of Martine Franck and Inge Morath
Cross-Posted from Slate. [by Jordan Weissmann] Sarah Meister is a curator in the New York Museum of Modern Art Photography Department. In an audio interview, Meister pulls back the curtain on what curators actually do, the culture of museums, and the relations they have with collectors, photographers, and other institutions. How Does a Museum Curator Do Her Job? Meet Sarah Meister, a curator in MoMA’s department of photography.
Cross-Posted from Sweetwater. As photographers enter the world of video, it becomes clear very quickly that good audio is just as important as good visuals. Some audio is from the field, but often done in the studio (or a suitably sized closet). Sweetwater, a company known for musician supplies, has posted a great tutorial on the equipment needed for high-quality voice-overs. 11 Tips for Better Voice-over Recording
Cross-Posted from the Creative Independent [by Kathryn Jaller] Kathryn Jaller is a marketer and creative person who has an article on the basic of promoting yourself digitally via email, social media, websites, and one or two other ways. On the Creative Independent website: A creative person’s guide to thoughtful promotion