The French intellectual, sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu also happened to be a photographer. In a project made between 1958 and 1961, he went to Algeria during wartime and took an ethnographic approach by studying the Kabyle peoples, thus becoming the foundation of his anthropological reputation.
The photographs coincided with his book "Sociologie de l'Algérie", which would become a huge success in his academic career in France and America. The photographs and his fieldwork in Algeria then became his reference point for the book "Outline of a Theory of Practice", an influential work in the realm of anthropological theory..
Although Bourdieu is more known for his mind than of his visual work, the archive is one of the most important collections to Algerian history, as Bourdieu successfully emulated the Bressonian humanism in modernist photography. The intellectual had said that photography kept him in touch with humanity. It was through the lens he managed to see all the things he wished to see in studying the history of man.
Benjamin Hampson is based in London, UK and uses photography as a tool to express himself. He enjoys documenting cultures that are different to his own with the aim to empower people through his work. We lent him the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System to test out.
One of America's greatest photographers was no just a man of the arts, but he was a theoretician and educator that imbued intellectual and spiritual philosophies in photography. His years in Portland, Oregon are among his famous works that proved of his mastery.
Alex Burke creates some of the most beautiful large format images we've seen. We had the chance to talk to him about his work and he's more than generous enough to share his stories and thoughts. Majestic views, included.
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He is young, motivated and eager to show his inspiring work to the world. His name is Joshua Aronson, and you will enjoy seeing the world through his lens. Joshua picked up a camera at a young age and instantly fell in love with analog photography.
Before its war-torn disposition, the country Iraq was at its belle epoque in the mid-20th century, where life was becoming cosmopolitan. This is the work of photographer Latif Al Ani, dubbed as the Father of Iraqi Photography before he ceased his passion in the Saddam Hussein regime.
Combining his love for creative photography and a passion to live life to the fullest, Louis Dazy creates some of the most beautiful images we have ever seen on film. Learn more about his craft and the ideals he swears by in this short interview.
What separates Ed van der Elsken from the objective photographer is that he partakes in the scenes he framed. Known for his works in the 1970's and its subcultures, Elsken was the photographer of the bohemians, the ruffians, the artists, the culturally marginalized.
A new center for British photography will open in Bristol, recognizing the photographer Martin Parr and his legacy and significance to photography with selected works from of contemporary artists from the British Isles.
The salaryman is not just a mere businessman in Japan -- he is the "system", the ideal career of the society. Men are meant to work for long hours and form exceptional professionalism. Photographer David Tesinsky gives us a brief look into the salaryman.
In the art world, there's an unspoken rule that one has to stick with a single art form: a "'til death do us part" pact between medium and artist. But English artist Rebecca Rose Harris doesn't like to boxed in four corners. Her photography is a reflection of her other works with various mediums.