SPOTLIGHTThe Reverberations from the Frame, the Photographic EchoHe photographed the capture of Saddam Hussein and Nelson Mandela’s funeral—an interview with AP’s Chief Photographer for the Middle East, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.Read More
The Reverberations from the Frame, the Photographic Echo
He photographed the capture of Saddam Hussein and Nelson Mandela’s funeral—an interview with AP’s Chief Photographer for the Middle East, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
The European migrant crisis has receded from the public eye but continues to evolve. A veteran photojournalist offers us a wider lens on the topic, connecting the Mediterranean to the western reaches of Africa.
Instant Mosul: The Conflict Through 5 Photojournalists’ Instagram Feeds
A look at how photographers are using Instagram to convey the day-to-day realities of living in conflict—with a selection of accounts to follow if you want to stay up to date. [Content warning: some violent images of war]
Beyond the Wall
Rather than focusing solely on punishment, a prison in Malawi allows its inmates to provide for themselves and their community—by producing corn, soybeans and other crops that are then sent to feed children at nearby schools.
The Extraordinary Life: Lynsey Addario’s “It’s What I Do”
A deep, personal look into the mind of a celebrated conflict photographer, one that takes us beyond the cover photos and into the great risks and costs that such a dedicated life entails.
Ukraine: The Silent War
Although the historic events at Euromaidan have long since passed, conflict rages on in Ukraine—according to the photographer, “the story of this absurd war has yet to be told.”
Stuart Franklin on Impulses (Documentary and Otherwise)
Legendary Magnum photographer talks about instilling freshness into photography, the terrible importance of ambiguity and how to navigate the contemporary media landscape.
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If It Rained an Ocean
Many people take it for granted that they can “pick themselves up by their bootstraps” and better themselves, but for a large portion of America, that just isn’t true. A look at a working-class community in New Jersey.
Announcing the Winners & Finalists—LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017!
Discover the unique perspectives of these 37 award-winning street photographers—urban poetry, silent cityscapes and beauty in the everyday from all over the world.
Dirk and Jenny have lived together happily for four years—so what if Jenny is a silicone doll? Before judging, take a look at these beautiful photographs (+ video) and ask yourself, “What is normal, anyways?”
Photography, Poetry, Music and Philosophy: The Medium from a Critic’s Eye
An independent and invaluable voice in the world of photography, The Guardian’s Sean O’Hagan offers his wide-ranging views on words, images and the increasingly overlooked key to creativity.
An intimate family album documents the freedoms of childhood among six siblings “at the edge of the world” in rural France.
How Are Art Galleries Adapting to Our Digital World?
A gallery director takes us behind the scenes and reveals the best way to present your work at a gallery meeting, the digital future of the fine art world, and the biggest impediment to art sales.
Style Can’t Sustain You: Notes from the Field
Drawing on more than four decades of experience photographing around the world, legendary Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas shares direct, critical advice for anyone invested in the documentary...
Winners: Sony World Photography Awards 2017
Awardees were selected from 227,000 entries from more than 180 countries—explore the award-winning imagery.
The Fierce Fight for Mosul
In 2014, the Iraqi city of Mosul fell into ISIS’ hands. In October 2016, the effort to liberate it began. Months later, the titanic struggle continues; the scale of destruction has surprised everyone but ISIS.
Under the Shadow of the Sun
In the eastern corner of Turkey, entire communities go about their days without the constant hum of dislocated communication. Looking at their lives, we can ask ourselves: what have we lost in the midst of our dizzying technological gains?
The Picture That Changed My Life: Interview with David Hurn
Seminal photographer and educator David Hurn talks to LensCulture about the photograph that inspired him to start his career, his most important work and the “essential problem of photography.”
All-Americans: Coming Together at Standing Rock
An ongoing struggle has united thousands of people—representing hundreds of tribes and non-indigenous groups from across the United States—to oppose the building of an environmentally destructive pipeline. The fight, against all obstacles, continues.
Unrest in Baton Rouge
Winner of multiple awards from World Press Photo and LensCulture, this photo captures the racial and systemic turmoil in the United States.
Wear Good Shoes: Inspiring Advice from Magnum Photographers
Download this free 60-page PDF from Magnum Photos—filled with excellent tips, advice and words of wisdom from the photographers at Magnum, as well as many of their iconic images. A great resource for anyone who wants to make better pictures.
Facing Victims: A Photographer’s Place in Conflict and Disaster Zones
The relationship between artist and subject is always complex—especially in warzones, battlefields and disaster-stricken areas. A photographer grapples with his relationship to the “victims” he photographs.