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!
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.
For five years beginning in 2008, Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson trained his lens on the unique biodiversity of this county. In late July, a compilation of the resulting photographs will be published by Steidl in a new book.
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.
Hans Eijkelboom is a Dutch conceptual artist/street photographer who has just released a book titled Hans Eijkelboom: People of the Twenty-First Century published by Phaidon. We are love these photographs and are offereing you the chance to win a copy of this wonderful book and La Sardina Cubic to capture your very own amazing photos. Read on to enter this great competition!
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.