Last month, the prestigious Magnum photo agency released a collection of selected photographs that captured the essence of the various uprisings that had happened in the recent decades.
Starting with the Algerian uprising in 1954 and culminating with the most recent Arab Spring, the collection, entitled Magnum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom, brings together hundreds of images taken by world-renowned photographers in various destinations around the globe, throughout the decades of revolution and fighting for freedom.
The history of revolution is as old as humanity; yet it is only since the invention of photography that we have been able to discern the realities of these conflicts from the distance of time. Starting with the most recent triumphs and tragedies of the Arab Spring and ending with the Hungarian uprising in 1956, this book brings together almost thirty revolutions documented by forty photographers in hundreds of color and black-and-white images that depict historic events from a human perspective. — About, Magnum Photos
You can get a glimpse of the photos included in the collection over at the Magnum Photos official website here.
We Love This Book is currently holding a competition with 15 copies of this book up for grabs. The competition closes tomorrow, November 14, so head on to their website and try your luck!
As one of our most seasoned community members, herbert-4's collection of photos spans over decades of experience in film photography. Many of his albums contain images that we could only dream of capturing, from a time and generation that not many of us had the chance to be part of. Not surprisingly, each photo is entitled to its own story, and herbert-4 shares the story behind this one after the jump.
The master photographer who was invited personally by Robert Capa to join Magnum Photos had the privilege of photographing who’s who in the celebrity world. This book, however, shows a mellow side of Stock, as he puts the relaxed vibe of '60s California in focus.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Hundreds of thousands of photographs have been shared in the community for the past twelve months and we cannot help but commend those that really stood out and captured everyone's attention. Let's take a look back at this great year through this selection of landscapes and portraits that make up the most popular photos of 2014.
Some weeks ago, I made a tribute to the great photographer Robert Frank and his 1958 black and white series taken in New York from a bus window. He is the master of the ordinary moments, capturing the essence of daily life in a series of free and random sequence of photos where nothing important happens! And as I've written there I wanted to take a similar experiment with color film, which would change the perception of the environment where people live. Read more after the jump!
The book, released just last month, was penned by Mary Street Alinder, a former assistant to no other than Ansel Adams himself. A related exhibit will also be held in San Francisco, California for three months beginning today.
Koh Sze Kiat is a part of Oddinary Studios, a Singapore-based photographers' collective that specializes in commercial, advertising, editorial and wedding assignments. He shot with the New Petzval Lens recently, and shares his favorite photos and insight in this exclusive interview.
The book is slated for release beginning next month, but we don't have to wait that long to have a glimpse of the marvelous photochrom images of the United States of America between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Have a look at some of the photos featured in "An American Odyssey" after the jump!
Last year, news and entertainment portals were abuzz over the rumor that porn-star-turned-DJ Sasha Grey’s image had been used for the opening credits of the hit HBO original series "True Detective." The photographer who took the said photo is Derek Woods, who also happens to be a member of the Lomography community. Woods' ongoing project is "365 Days of Lomography," a year-long initiative that will chronicle the controversial photographer's daily exploits with Lomography cameras.