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Archivesvolume 12 (10.2007-12.2007)
Can people communicate a prayer or a mantra through a photograph? More than 100 people from all continents and many religions prayed while they posed for long-exposure portraits by Nicola Dove.
For his new book, Robert Lyons photographed murderers, accomplices and surviving victims from the Rwandan Genocide. The photos are presented without captions.
"In Between" Contest Winners
Lens Culture sponsored a contest in the Flickr community, with the open-ended theme of "in between". Our editors chose 35 of the best entries.
Photographer Nicholas Hughes gives us richly detailed, dark and moody images of nature, as seen by a modern urban-dweller in the UK.
Archivesvolume 11 (7.2007-9.2007)
Audio ArchivesAnders Petersen: a warm and candid interview, with insights into his personal apporach to photography
Simon Roberts talks about his year-long photographic trek through the outlying towns of the former Soviet Union
Undercover photographer JR talks about his stealth activities to turn public places into illegal ephemeral galleries of social confrontation and dialogue
Richard Bram on playing with image planes, and the conversations between paintings and photographs
Marco Ambrosi on his series Body as Dream, exploring identity through written language and visual images
Archivesvolume 10 (3.2007-6.2007)
Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang photographed pairs of some 700 psychiatric inmates who are chained together and forced to tend one million chickens on a large farm in Taiwan.
Photo-London: Contemporary Only!
In its 37th year, this international photography fair took on a fresh new look, showing only photographs taken since 1970. Here are 30 picks.
Portraits in Landscapes from 21st Century America
American photographer Richard Renaldi traveled his country coast to coast, and captured the faces and places he encountered with his 8 x 10 view camera.
Serbian photographer Katarina Radovic explores the desire to seduce — with fictional self-portraits posted in online dating services and sites like MySpace.
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2007
Walid Raad /The Atlas Group (b. 1967, Lebanon), is the winner of the £30,000 prize for his significant contribution to the medium of photography in Europe. Here we have examples of the winning work, as well as work by the three other finalists.
American photographer Brian Ulrich takes a long, unsmiling look at how merchandise is presented for sale in Big Box retail outlets and Thrift stores.
One of our most popular blog entries: 8 years of life compressed into 3 minutes, with sound!
Calm Before the Storm
Serbian photographer Sinisa Vlajkovic documented everyday life in Lebanon for 18 months during 2003-2005, a period of relative peace and tranquility. Here are his photos and his personal report.
The "Ultimate" list of Japanese Photobooks
Photo historian Ferdinand Brueggemann tries his hand at expanding the list of "must have" Japanese photobooks.
Self-portraits along the route of an ancient pilgrimage
French photographer Marie Docher walked alone in the summer heat along the 1200 km trail from Auvergne, France to Santiago, Spain. She did not know what she was searching for. But every time she got thirsty, she held out her camera first and took a self-portrait before she took some water.
The Photobook: A History, Volume 2
Documentary photographer and professor Ken Light reviews this book with a mixture of delight and disappointment.
Cuban-born photographer Abelardo Morell had already taken the art world by storm with his black-and-white series of "rooms as camera obscura" imagery. But recently, he put color film in his 8 x 10 view camera, and the results are even more dizzying. In an exclusive audio interview, you can hear Morell talk about the alchemy of optics, this new phase in his work, and more.
Five award-winning Italian photographers, and four Italian philosopher-sociologist writers teamed up to create a hard-edged assessment of current life in Italy. It's not what mainstream media or glossy tourist guides would show you.
American photographer Blake Fitch has documented the growing-up of two young women in upper-class New England, USA, over ten years.
Death is the name of a small village in Finland. Swedish photographer Eva Persson thought that was funny. So she visited Death and its inhabitants over the course of a year to discover and document the people and daily life there. The result — a great photo book, and insights into contemporary rural Finnish culture.
See all the winning photographs here, as well as archives of all the winners in two previous years.
Audio ArchivesAbelardo Morell talks about his mural-size camera obscura works
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