Great Portrait Advice from Award-Winning Photographers, Part I
Former LensCulture Award winners share their best creative advice as well as tips for advancing your career as a portrait-maker and photographer. The first in a two-part series.
Vintage family scenes, long-lost vacation souvenirs, bygone everyday life—suspended somewhere between truth and fiction, this project takes old images and fills them with new, strange vitality.
Understanding Space: Photography Through a Skater’s Eyes
A photographer and skateboarder on art in the modern age—”an era of egotism”—and pushing his viewers towards feelings of joy, isolation, and even disgust.
CAESURA: The Duration of a Sigh
Unfortunately, it is all too easy to see Europe’s incoming refugees as anonymous, a mass exodus—but of course each of these individuals has their own story, identity, love and desires…
Nostalgic, vintage-style snapshots in which the photographer (and sometimes her sister) sit in for each and every family member. With so much photography now shared digitally, the family photo album is quickly becoming a historic artifact…
A mysterious, haunting experiment with the very concept of portraiture—using the photograph as the stage to create “questions within the image.”
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Fire of Hatred
In Iran, some vengeful lovers, spurned suitors or aggrieved family members turn to the awful, violent act of acid-throwing to exact revenge. This portrait series gives a platform for the victims to speak out.
In My Backyard: Iceland
Set against the grand, wild majesty of the eastern Icelandic landscape, these searching self-portraits are one woman’s attempts to connect with herself and forge a basic understanding with her environment.
A new, larger-than-life book of less-than-glamorous street portraits proves to be challenging. How would you describe these portraits by Gilden? Are these mean-spirited, or simply just real?
Inked: Why I Love Tattoos
“I got my first tattoo at home. Just like that, on the sofa. I keep on going because there are so many good tattooists out there. It’s like collecting art. It’s an honor to wear their work.” Shifting from trashy to trendy, tattoos make the...
Rolling Stone to Christopher Street: 30 Years of Portraits
Rolling Stone’s former chief photographer Mark Seliger discusses his current series, “On Christopher Street,” while offering invaluable advice for aspiring portrait photographers.
Look Inside The New Yorker’s Photo Department
“It’s critical to develop a distinctive style—a visual stamp of sorts…When I’m considering an assignment, I usually think about someone’s style more than anything.” Inside The New Yorker’s photo department.