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Father and Son; Making Photos While Breaking the Rules. Kosuke Okahara's Fukushima Impressions. Taking it to the Bridge: London - Paris - Saint Denis and the Banlieue by John Perivolaris. Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? An Afghan soldier protects his face from a dust storm.Balazs Gardi / Basetrack.org, Creative Commons.

Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era?

In late May, the Chicago Sun-Times took the unprecedented move of gutting its photography department by laying off 28 full-time employees, including John H. White, a 35-year veteran who had won the paper a Pulitzer. Subway Photography, Blake Eskin. Working with words is how I’ve made my living, but becoming a photographer has been a longtime fantasy, fed by the vinaigrette smell of the chemistry in the college darkroom, the monographs in the library upstairs, and all the museums and galleries and bookstores I’ve visited in the decades since.

Subway Photography, Blake Eskin

The more amazing work I saw, the more shy I became about picking up a camera, so this fantasy was sublimated into writing about photography, even writing about writing about photography. The pictures that speak to me most are street photographs. I wanted to be a surreptitious chronicler of urban life, like Henri Cartier-Bresson or Helen Levitt or Elliott Erwitt. Street photography took off with the Leica, a groundbreaking portable camera introduced in 1925 that used the same 35-mm film manufactured for motion pictures.

Photography in an Age of Smartphones. Is photography dying?

Photography in an Age of Smartphones

#iphoneonly - The Marshall Plan. My feature article for American Photo magazine—10 months in the making—in which I interview some of today’s greatest photojournalists, from Time’s Director of Photography to a Sports Illustrated veteran and renowned war photographers, about why they often prefer to shoot and publish with an iPhone instead of their expensive professional cameras.

#iphoneonly - The Marshall Plan

Click here to download a pdf of #iphoneonly. Hipstamatic to release ‘Ben Lowy lens’ with minimal image processing. Between Firefights, Jokes, Sweat and Tedium. Images Of Russia’s Juvenile Prisoners: Fine Art Portraiture Vs. Mobile Phone Photography. Young Russian Prisoners.

Images Of Russia’s Juvenile Prisoners: Fine Art Portraiture Vs. Mobile Phone Photography

Source. Faux-Vintage Afghanistan and the Nostalgia for War. The recent and popular Hipstamatic war photos depict contemporary soldiers, battlefields and civilian turmoil as reminiscent of wars long since passed.

Faux-Vintage Afghanistan and the Nostalgia for War

War photos move us by depicting human drama taken to its extreme, and these images, shot with a smartphone and “filtered” to look old, create a sense of simulated nostalgia, further tugging at our collective heart strings. And I think that these photos reveal much more. Hipstamatic war photographs ran on the front page of the New York Times [the full set] last November, and, of course, fake-vintage photos of everyday life are filling our Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter streams. The New Economics of Photojournalism: The rise of Instagram. Instagram is more than just a filter application for iPhone and Android phone users.

The New Economics of Photojournalism: The rise of Instagram

Its goal, as defined by Systrom and Krieger, was to make mobile phone photography fast, simple and beautiful. “When we sat down to start designing our product, we looked at digital photos and realised very few exciting things had happened in the last five years,” they wrote in a blog post in late 2010. In conversation with Richard Koci Hernandez. “reFramed” is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism.

In conversation with Richard Koci Hernandez

It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson. twitter@photospice Richard Koci Hernandez is a national Emmy-award-winning video and multimedia producer who worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. A two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Hernandez is currently on the faculty at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches various new media courses, including mobile reporting. In 2011 he presented a mobile photography master class at the TED2012 conference.

Q: Much like the pioneer street photographers, your photographs are a wonderful collection of complex, layered and unguarded moments made in public places. Culture Desk: iPhones vs. the Police. “Don’t treat me like an idiot,” a young man in a black parka said to a police officer in Zuccotti Park, on the evening of the day after the police had cleared it.

Culture Desk: iPhones vs. the Police

The officer, identified by the yellow letters on his jacket as a member of the N.Y.P.D.’s community-affairs team, was telling people that it wasn’t safe to sit on the ledge of a granite planter, but the young man didn’t want to get down. “I can’t believe you’re saying this to me in the United States of America,” the young man continued. Culture Desk: Instagram’s Instant Nostalgia. Instagram has already passed the Web verb test: to “Instagram” something is to take a picture with your smartphone, run it through one of the application’s photo filters (making it appear extra-vibrant, or overexposed), and then send it out to your friends and followers. Photographs Are No Longer Things, They're Experiences.

Stephen Mayes wields his Canon S-95 compact camera.

Photographs Are No Longer Things, They're Experiences

Image: Ron Haviv/VII Photo To say that digital cameras have profoundly changed photography is both true and cliché.