Articles tagged "documentary-photography"

Behind the scenes of Himalaya Bound: Images of nomads in north India

In 2009, photographer Michael Benanav joined a family from the nomadic Van Gujjar tribe on their annual journey from the lowland jungles of the Shivalik Hills to the alpine meadows of the Himalayas. This is the story behind the images he captured.

Frozen Warriors: Capturing the mighty musk ox in its natural habitat

Photographer Chris Schmid recently embarked on an ambitious project to document one of the most resilient animals on Earth: the musk ox. He hopes his film and photos will highlight this arctic animal's plight, and raise awareness around the effects of climate change.

Photographing in Daulatdia: The world's largest brothel town

Documentary photographer Giora Dan describes his experience taking portraits in the world's largest brothel town in Daulatdia, Bangladesh for the Save the Children organization.

Still going viral, after all these years: crushing Tokyo commute photos

Photographer Michael Wolf has been documenting the crowded conditions of Tokyo's subway trains since the 1990s. The photos have gone viral regularly in the years since he started the project, and he just published the final edition in the series.

Photographer uses 'antique' photo technique to illustrate struggles of Native Americans

Shane Balkowitsch is using collodion wet plate photography to link the struggles between tribes and the government both now and 155 years ago.

Photos document the struggle to find water in Somalia

A photo essay in The Guardian shows how a three year drought has driven people to leave their homes in search of water.

Documentary photographer turns to video for 'The Long Night'

A multimedia journalist by trade, Tim Matsui's still photography projects have taken him from native Alaskan villages to Brazilian Air Force training facilities. Matsui shares with us his journey in creating his latest documentary work, from its beginnings in still photography to the adaptations he made to turn it into a video production. Learn more about his work on 'The Long Night,' a documentary debuting this week that looks into human trafficking in Seattle. Read our Q&A

Editing on the road
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If you travel without a laptop and don't edit your pictures until you get back from a trip, you might be missing one of the best opportunities to improve your travel photography. In this short article, award-winning travel photographer Steve Davey explains why you should embrace editing on the road.
Book Review: Visual Stories - Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet
As Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet transitions away from still photography and more towards film and video, he looks back at his photojournalistic and commercial career in this engaging book. Adam Koplan takes a look.
Private Views by Barbara Crane
In the early 1980’s, Barbara Crane attended crowded summer festivals and fairs in the parks of Chicago. The resulting series, now handsomely published by Aperture Press as a book entitled Private Views, is a well-executed and wonderfully idiosyncratic body of work.
Introduction to Documentary-style People Photography
In this article, documentary and commercial photographer Giora Dan shares his tips for shooting human subjects in a documentary style. He covers three basic techniques - unplanned, spontaneous shooting, planned shots, and 'confrontational' photography.
The Passionate Photographer By Steve Simon
Adam Koplan takes a closer look at Steve Simon's captivating book, The Passionate Photographer. In it, Simon aims to help shooters address two important dilemmas: 'Why aren't my pictures as good as I want them to be?' and the immediate follow-up, 'What can I do about it?'
Walker Evans: Cuba
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'Walker Evans: Cuba' is a striking collection of photographs taken during a visit by the young photographer in 1933. Although not as polished as Evans' later work, the images in this collection provide a fascinating insight into a unique moment in time and a nascent photographic genius.
Introduction to Travel Photography
Travel photography is a fairly unique discipline that encompasses just about every style of location photography that you could imagine. Professional landscape photographer Steve Davey tells us about his way of working when he is on the road.
The dawn of the color photograph: Albert Kahn's archives of the planet
'The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Albert Kahn's Archives of the Planet' by David Okeofuna was published in conjunction with the BBC television series The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn and brings together over 300 autochromes - a type of early color photographs.