Posts tagged: fine art photography

Spirited Portraits of Bangladeshi Children Who’ve Transformed a Landfill Site Into Their Personal Playground

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For his project, the Bangladeshi photographer Farhad Rahman travelled to the outskirts of Dhaka and came across areas where landfills were under construction. Here he met and befriended a small group of local children that made this land their playground. “That moment actually took me to the memory of my childhood,” he said, “When I used to live in a small town and spend lots of time with my friends playing in the field.” The children were lost in their own world and created scenes that amused them, like a fantasy game; their charades unfolded before the camera. Oblivious to the temporary nature of this playground, the children continued to play and entertain themselves over the six months that Rahman visited them.

‘Extra! Weegee’: A New Exhibition of Images by History’s Best Crime Photographer


“Who Said People Are All Alike?”, July 27, 1945


“Portrait of Weegee”, c. 1946 by Unknown Photographer

From 1938 to 1947, one man skulked through Manhattan every evening after dark, lurking in the shadows before dissolving them with his token flashgun, a cigar hanging from the side of his mouth. This fellow was born Ascher Fellig, but his eerie ability to outrun even the most seasoned police veterans to the scene of robbery, gang skirmish, or bar brawl earned him the moniker that is forever stamped into the history of photography: Weegee.

Apocalyptic Photographs of Divine Beings Warn of a Dark Future for Planet Earth

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The waters of bay run red with the blood and offal from an adjacent slaughterhouse, the sand dyed black with thick oil running back into the ocean. The fish are dying, and the scent is fowl and unforgettable, and as much as the scene resembles something from the apocalypse, the end of days, it actually happened. This is Hann Bay in Senegal, a once beautiful beach now poisoned by waste and closed to the swimmers and surfers that once called it a paradise. For The Prophecy, Dakar-based photographer Fabrice Monteiro paired up with designer Doulsy and the Ecofund Organization to tell the frightful tale of pollution in West Africa.

Call for Submissions: Photos of Fall

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Forest Hill Cemetery, Boston © Adam Senatori

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From that pumpkin spice latte to the smell of wet leaves just after a rain shower, there’s nothing not to love about the atmosphere of autumn. As the trees cast off their ruby leaves and we lay our Halloween costumes to rest (until next year), November becomes a special, quiet time for both renewal and reflection. In celebration of the season, we’re looking for your most bewitching photographs of fall.

This group show will be curated by Daniel Cooney, owner of Daniel Cooney Fine Art, a leading gallery in Manhattan with a focus in photography and other works on paper. The top three winners will receive a free one-year subscription to Squarespace, the intuitive website publishing platform that makes it simple for photographers to build creative and professional sites with their combo of award-winning designs, hosting, domains, and commerce. Selected photos will run on the Feature Shoot website and be promoted through our social media channels. Copyright remains with the photographer.

To submit, email up to five images (620 pixels wide on the shortest side, saved for web, no borders or watermarks) titled with your name and the number of the image (ex: yourname_01.jpg) to fsgroupshow (at) gmail (dot) com with “Fall” in the subject line. Please include your full name, website and image captions within the body of the email.

You may also submit via Instagram simply by following @featureshoot and posting your images using the hashtag #autumnfs. Submissions are already rolling in, so act now for the chance to have your image featured on our Instagram.

Deadline for submissions is November 29, 2015.

Squarespace is a Feature Shoot sponsor.

Enchanting Photographs Tell of Love, Heartache, and Family in Prewar Krakow


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In 1930, a young tailor lived with his wife, mother, and small son in an apartment somewhere in Kazimierz, the old Jewish district in Kraków, Poland. A decade later, the area would be occupied by Nazi Germany, the Jewish families sent to ghettos and ultimately to concentration camps like Plaszow or to the Belzec extermination camp to be tortured and killed. For this particular family, however, the atrocities of September 1939 will never come to pass, for they exist not within the annals of history but instead within the imagination of New York-based photographer Richard Tuschman, who has chosen to let them remain forever within prewar Kazimierz. The mother, father, son, and grandmother are entirely fictional, and although they have been brought to life in photographs, they remain unnamed.

Magnum Photographers Reveal Their Most Intimate Photographs


“I took the picture in the fall of 1983, at sunset at the old docks in New Jersey with a view towards the World Trade towers in New York City. I had heard that there was a traditional Lovers’ Lane, a meeting place of young people in their cars, bringing booze and sometimes drugs. The sun was setting and the towers across the river were glowing before it became too dark to take more pictures.” — Thomas Hoepker


“When I photograph a place, I return and return again; I drive the same roads, walk the same trails, eat the same food, sleep in the same rooms. Over time, everything becomes intimate and familiar: the smell of the air, the color of the dirt, the cut of a certain shadow, even the lines in someone’s hand. I absorb it. Sometimes I can close my eyes, and I can still see it.” — Matt Black

Intimacy plays a strange and precarious role in photography; seeing another person, place, or happening through a lens can either necessitate distance or an almost unbearable closeness. When it comes to the relationship between a photographer and his or her subject, the space between is unfixed and murky; the lines that separate the objective from the personal are crossed and recrossed with hopes of touching down on an image that feels both near at hand and wonderfully irretrievable. For their latest print sale, the legendary photographers at Magnum scoured their extensive archives to rediscover the pictures that best capture the theme of “intimacy.”

Amazing Portraits Bring Together Asia’s Top Models and Celebrities with Endangered Animals in Cry for Change

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Jennifer Tse, Wild is Life Wildlife sanctuary, Zimbabwe


Mikki Yao with Asian Elephant, Leuser Ecosystem

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Jocelyn Luko with northern white rhinoceros

Sudan the 42-year-old northern white rhinoceros doesn’t know that he’s the only male remaining of his kind, that his fellows have been driven to extinction by a rhino horn trade that still threatens is life today. He spends his time playing in the mud and lounging in the shade at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where he lives with two females under constant watch by armed guards. His horns are kept short to dissuade poachers looking to make a hefty sum. As the only living male, one of four living northern whites, Sudan, whose sperm count has decreased drastically his old age, could be the species’ last hope for survival.

Nude Photo Series Celebrates the Tattooed Male Model


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For London-based photographer Danny Baldwin, getting inked can be a powerful means of asserting autonomy and of defying the confines of others’ perceptions and assumptions. Where once the fashion community snubbed heavily tattooed bodies, Baldwin has witnessed recent deviations from the standard clean-shaven masculine ideal to one that embraces otherness and self-expression. Skin Deep, an exhibition of more than one hundred photographs of nude male models exposing their ink, is his ode to the intersections between two mainstream art forms—fashion and photography—with the art of the tattoo.

Wim Wenders’s Evocative Landscape Photographs Are About People, Not Places

Wim Wenders, Forest in Brandenburg, 2014, Image courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern

Wim Wenders, Forest in Brandenburg, 2014, Image courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern

Wim Wenders, Dusk in Coober Pedy, 1978, Image courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern

Wim Wenders, Dusk in Coober Pedy, 1978, Image courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern

For German filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders, a place—be it the site of the Berlin Wall or a small roadside graveyard—carries with it the marks of history, the footsteps of the people and the echoes of their voices. Time Capsules. By the side of the Road, Wenders’s ongoing solo show at Blain|Southern Berlin, includes large-scale panoramic vistas and smaller, more intimate visions of frozen moments mostly in Germany and America.

Cinematic Images Capture the Unravelling of Intimate Relationships

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Candy Darling

As he photographed his lover and close friend in the winterized bare-bones of a luxurious summer home, Cesar Chavez Lechowick created a body of work that is both lyrical and conceptually complex, both natural and theatrical. Shot over the course of numerous trips, Anthony and Cleopatra depicts the unraveling of the threesome’s collective and individual relationships. Though the nature and state of these relationships is not always explicit, layers of allusions to pop culture, classical art, and mid-20th century cinema express the subtle tensions that develop within the group.