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The Best Links of the Week (February 14-20)

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From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • ModCloth substitutes models with employees of all shapes and sizes [Digiday]
  • ‘Your Dick Pics Are About to be All Over the Internet’ [WIRED]
  • “How narcissistic do you have to be to warrant buying a selfie toaster?” [Incredible Things]
  • ‘Can you match these Westminster Dog Show dogs with their owners?’ [NYTimes.com]
  • Un-retouched photos of Cindy Crawford leaked, Internet responds perfectly [Metro News]
  • Crying North West placated by toy-weilding photographer at New York Fashion Week [Us Weekly]
  • Plus-sized Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, and Mila Kunis [Lost at E Minor]
  • BBC, Associated Press, the Pulitzer Center and more take steps to protect freelancers [dvafoto]

Announcing the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award Winners: Jiehao Su, Sebastian Collett and Ayumi Tanaka

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Clockwise from left: Jiehao Su, Ayumi Tanaka, Sebastian Collett

We are excited to announce the three winners of the inaugural Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards!  We reviewed over 2,000 submissions from all over the world in the categories of portraits, fine art and documentary. Our esteemed jury choose Jiehao Su‘s Borderland to receive the Grand Prize; Sebastian Collett was selected for his Vanishing Point series, and Ayumi Tanaka was chosen for her series Wish You Were Here.

The Best Links of the Week (February 7-13)

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • David LaChappelle directs this riveting ballet to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” [Vimeo]
  • “I don’t think people who put exhibitions online are curators, I think they’re editors, and they should be honest enough to say that.” [Curating Photography]
  • Photographer Jay Maisel sells NYC apartment for $55,000,000 [NY Daily News]
  • ‘World Press Photo winners announced’ [Telegraph]
  • ‘This Is What Breakfast Looks Like in 22 Countries Around the World’ [Buzzfeed]
  • “Let’s say you’re a photographer who doesn’t produce gigantic colour pictures of barren scenes or who doesn’t produce studio still lives that might or might not be awkwardly Photoshopped for reasons that only their makers and a handful of curators appreciate. Then what?” [Conscientious Photography Magazine]

The Best Links of the Week (February 2-6)

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • James Nachtwey receives Lifetime Achievement Award: “Every story does not have to sell something. There’s also a time to give.” [TIME]
  • Brandon Stanton (HONY) raises over $1 million for high school school students in a matter of days [NYTimes.com]. Obama takes notice [Facebook]
  • Celebrity Tintypes at Sundance [Esquire]
  • Introducing the 5 finalists for Tim Hetherington Trust’s Visionary Award [TIME]
  • Say goodbye to iPhoto, hello to Apple’s new photo app [The Verge]
  • ‘New documentary explores why Florida is so goddamned weird’ [Dangerous Minds]
  • “It was viewed that the selfie sticks can be used as an offense weapon” [Mashable]
  • “I don’t want everything I fucking see to be a stream of deliberately random shit pre-programmed to go viral.” [Deadspin]

The Best Links of the Week (January 26-30)

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • Ira Glass gives creatives the best pep talk ever [Omeleto]
  • ’20 Unbelievable Photos of Pollution in China’ [DeMilked]
  • ‘Divers get caught in a whale’s poopnado, says it feels like swimming in chocolate milk’ [Lost At E Minor]
  • We can’t stop looking at Miss Universe 2015 contestants in costume [Imgur]
  • ‘What Can a Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything’ [NYTimes.com]
  • “You can kill some of us, but Japan is a peaceful and happy land, with fast Internet. So go to hell.” [Buzzfeed]
  • “Wouldn’t you want to know in advance if your photo was going to be on the front page of The New York Times?” [Poynter]
  • Conceptual photographer makes USB drives that look exactly like severed human thumbs [PetaPixel]

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Jan 19-23)

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© Cooper Neill

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • ‘Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Staff Photographers’ [NPPA]
  • 18-year-old Stanley Kubrick photographs the NYC subway [Mashable]
  • What the world’s largest fresh water lake looks like frozen [Core77]
  • ‘Photo LA Is Not Art Basel, and That’s OK’ [Hyperallergic]
  • ‘From Mad Men Secretary to One of the Best Picture Editors of All Time’ [Medium]
  • 46 of the best photos from young European photographers [LensCulture]

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Jan 12-16)

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The bullet-riddled mugshots. Pic: NBC6 via Twitter

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • ‘Cops Used Black Mugshots for Target Practice’ [Sky News]
  • Before and after pics show the difference a loving home can make in the life of a shelter dog or cat [Bored Panda]
  • ‘The Woman Who’s Allergic to the World’ [Narratively]
  • Grey prison jumpsuits at the Golden Globes [The Onion]
  • ‘Ruddy Roye captures black life on Instagram’ [BBC]
  • ‘These six women are all that’s left of people born in the 1800s’ [Lost at E Minor]

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Jan 5 – 9)

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From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • We can thank Kim Kardashian for the ‘belfie’ [PetaPixel]
  • ‘It’s interesting to see how photographs themselves become a language through the repetition of aesthetics and subjects.’ [Huck Magazine]
  • What bookseller has the most popular account on Instagram? [Cool Hunting]
  • ‘Contrary to popular belief, moving to Bushwick, Brooklyn, this summer does not make you an artist.’ [Brain Pickings]
  • ’30 Art-Writing Clichés to Ditch in the New Year’ [artnet]
  • A list of the best 44 photobooks of 2014 compiled from lists of photobooks [Fotografia Magazine]
  • Joan Didion takes a stab at modeling [DesignTAXI]

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Dec 29 – Jan 2)

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Photomicrograph of a snowflake, Wilson A. Bentley, American, 1865 – 1931, ca. 1920. Collodion or gelatin printing out paper (POP) print / George Eastman House Collection

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • “What professionals need to understand is the value of a photograph lies not on how much it has cost to produce but on how many viewers it will attract.” [Thoughts of a Bohemian]
  • Interview with White House Photographer Pete Souza [PetaPixel]
  • Fashion week attendees reveal the cost of their outfits [Lost at E Minor]
  • ‘The 50 Most Exciting Artists of 2014′ [artnet News]
  • Remembering the Journalists Who Died Doing Their Jobs in 2014 [Newsweek]
  • ‘Celebrating 80 Years of Associated Press’ Wirephoto’ [TIME]
  • (Mainly Celebrity) Selfies of the Year [CNN]

Start 2015 Feeling Thankful: These 27 Photos Will Help You Get There

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Big feet, little feet 2 © Aleksandar Garevski

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Wellington, New Zealand, April 2012 © Camus Wyatt

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Family Traits © Sara Rubinstein

For our latest show, we asked photographers to submit images depicting what they are thankful for. Along with children, pets and loved ones, we also included a little boy “surf shopping” in Walmart, a beloved childhood treehouse and a stunning light-filled kitchen in Brooklyn. This show is a good reminder to stop and appreciate those tender, fleeting moments. Happy New Year!

Congratulations to top three winners Aleksandar Garevski, Camus Wyatt, and Sara Rubinstein, who will receive a one year subscription to Squarespace, an online publishing platform designed with photographers in mind. With award-winning design, domains, commerce, hosting, and 24/7 support, Squarespace helps photographers discover more ways to market themselves and expand their business.