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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 your career. Some pre-preparation can mean you get the most…

Bodies and broken wires: Matt Black documents Puerto Rico

I met documentary photographer Matt Black last winter at a Magnum Photos workshop in San Francisco. I was humbled by his approach and his willingness to do the hard work and immerse himself into communities where he is literally a stranger, in order to show the world important truths. This morning, I came upon his Twitter feed — he’s currently working in Puerto Rico and his images are incredibly powerful. No fake news here. Matt…

Detroit Stories with Amy Sacka

I’m very happy to share Amy Sacka’s profile here, posted at LensCulture today. I hope you’ll read it and follow Amy and her work. She’s truly a talent — driven and passionate with a mission I applaud to bring about understanding in a complicated world. https://www.lensculture.com/articles/amy-sacka-detroit-stories-what-is-this-city-really-all-about

Capture of the Day: Jan Sears

California photographer Jan Sears first took to the skies as a young boy. He began flying with his grandfather at the age of 10. He’s now a traffic pilot and makes stunning aerial images of beautiful San Francisco Bay and surrounding areas. I met Jan at a Magnum Photos workshop in San Francisco. He’s currently working on several projects, including documentary and street photography. He loves flying, but what he also loves is the art…

Happy anniversary, Magnum — and Thank You: Magnum and LensCulture offer free 60-page advice guide

Magnum Photos and LensCulture offer free advice guide in celebration of Magnum’s 70th Anniversary “This year Magnum Photos will celebrate 70 years of contribution to photography and world history with a special anniversary programme centred on the three themes of community, witnessing history and Magnum Photos Now. In partnership with LensCulture, and as an extension of the theme of community, we wanted to offer this free guide of advice to our very own community of emerging…