World Water Day: Remembering the art and spirit of Rachel Carson

It’s a dark, moody day here in Oregon. The rain, though, as gloomy as it feels on the second full day of spring, is a good thing. Drought stalks us. Climate change is upon us. Forecasters are already predicting another terrible fire season across the American West this summer. As if the world doesn’t already feel anxious enough….. At a recent National Geographic LIVE! event … Continue reading World Water Day: Remembering the art and spirit of Rachel Carson

If the stars should appear

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson On Thanksgiving night last November, I sat for hours in a Wisconsin … Continue reading If the stars should appear

Where travel and wonder meet

For me, one of the most fantastic aspects of travel and new cultural experience is that it stimulates a sense of wonder about the world. It’s like a treasure hunt for hidden histories — and mysteries. Everything from the smell of foreign spices in a Mexico City market to peeking through a rusting keyhole into a crumbling courtyard in Venice feels thrilling — and makes … Continue reading Where travel and wonder meet

Best of January! LensCulture’s Go-To List for contests, residencies & more

Best of January: Deadlines for Competitions, Workshops, Residencies and More – Selected by the editors of LensCulture | LensCulture Part of our mission at LensCulture is to provide photographers everywhere with opportunities for both creative and professional advancement. With that goal in mind, we’ve compiled this short list of upcoming deadlines that caught our eye for January. Continue reading Best of January! LensCulture’s Go-To List for contests, residencies & more

Creating a portfolio: Advice from Magnum photographers

“Critics are useful, but remember that the first to believe in your work must be you.” – Lorenzo Meloni Creating a Portfolio: Advice from Magnum Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or a professional looking to further develop your career, portfolio reviews can serve as an opportunity to gain expert advice from industry professionals to shape your practice and make contacts that could prove pivotal for … Continue reading Creating a portfolio: Advice from Magnum photographers

As Simple as a Conversation: #DoSomethingForNothing Today

“He’d chatted with the man before, but this time, as they talked, Coombes noticed his ragged, matted hair and thought a haircut might lift his spirits. ” Continue reading As Simple as a Conversation: #DoSomethingForNothing Today

LensCulture Exposure Awards deadline approaching: Free entry for a single image

LensCulture, an international contemporary photography portal and magazine is now taking entries for its 2018 Exposure Awards. The deadline is December 19, 2017. Learn more about the entry rules, jurors and entry specifics here: LensCulture Exposure Awards 2018 6 Winners & 8 Jurors’ picks 25 Finalists Editors’ Picks** Every Entrant $22,000 in Grant Awards Published in The Best of LensCulture, Volume 2 LensCulture Network Membership … Continue reading LensCulture Exposure Awards deadline approaching: Free entry for a single image