International Protest Held Right here in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh welcomes protest! In September, 2009, the G20 Summit was held here in Pittsburgh, and this lomographer couldn’t resist this once in a lifetime chance to record this international protest. What an amazing experience… The whole shebang kicked off in Oakland by the University of Pittsburgh with speeches while the various protesters assembled. There was a serious police presence, but overall throughout the entire protest, the police pretty much behaved themselves. The day before this protest took place, a group of anarchists tried to wreak havoc in Lawrenceville, a progressive Pittsburgh neighborhood, and there was one tear gas canister thrown, but that’s about as far as it went. I wish I had been at that impromptu protest to catch shots of the dumpsters being rolled down the hill on Penn Avenue. All the horror stories we heard about what was going to happen here based on what happened in London thankfully did not come to pass.
We marched downtown along Fifth Avenue to the Allegheny Courthouse, where more speeches ensued. I even say a bus of police officers go by only to hear someone screaming my name – it was a good friend from high school yelling at me from the bus! It was a unique experience to have this happen in our town. The main message of the protests was oneness and people over greed. I am honored to have joined in this out crying of the collective human voice for love, liberty, equality, and care for each other.
September 5th was Pola-Day, the international day of instant photography. To celebrate this special event we held a competition in search of your most beautiful instant photos. The lucky winners have been chosen, and here they are.
Seven photographers and photojournalists from Ukraine, Palestine, Haiti, China, Syria, South Africa, and the Philippines have been selected to participate in the Foundation's Photography and Human Rights Program to be held this summer at the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Photographer Daniel King followed a group of Ukrainian youth at a time of grave political unrest. These lads and misses had what King discovered to be curiously normal lives, a stark contrast to hawkish protests in the news.
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We're kick starting a new series on the Magazine where we highlight alternative photography processes, with a focus on modern and less popular ones. Today, we feature one that's often discussed right here in our community: caffenol.
With the 68th Cannes Film Festival kicking off today we thought we'd hold our very own film screening right here featuring, in no particular order, some of the best, well-crafted LomoKino videos by our fellow lomographers in the community. From documentary-like shorts to horror, comedy, romance, action, the surreal, and everything in between, we've got you covered. Bring out the popcorn!
Hanna Varela was one of the photographers who participated in the exhibition jointly organized by Parallel Planets and Lomography Singapore and held last week. She is passionate about film photography and recently took black and white portraits! Here, Hanna talks about her awesome experience with the Petzval Art Lens and her elegantly beautiful masterpieces.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos 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!
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
Sometimes, it takes being at the right place at the right time to be able to capture something exciting. Here, kamiraze recalls one such incident that happened one seemingly ordinary evening a few years ago.