Photo Ark: From adversity springs inspiration, hope and a global quest
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore‘s multi-year quest to photograph all creatures in human care around the world offers important lessonsRead more.
Calling All Creatives! Lensbaby’s “Project Disrupt” contest deadline is Oct. 8!
Lensbaby – makers of award winning lenses, optics, and accessories – is partnering up with Lume Cube and Mountainsmith, for Project Disrupt, a contest which will give 10Read more.
Luca Venturi documents the "most exciting horse race in the world" -- "Palio di Siena"Read more.
Capture of the Day: Toru Kasuya
Congratulations to Japanese photographer Toru Kasuya, winner of the 6th Annual Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize.Read more.
Armchair Travel a la time lapse: Le Pas-de-Calais
Armchair travel a la time lapse: Le Pas-de-CalaisRead more.
“Find the stories that unite us” — Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale presenting in Portland, Oregon USA January 22
“Empathy is the key to great stories” –Ami Vitale I had the great honor of meeting American photojournalist and NationalRead more.
Where travel and wonder meet
For me, one of the most fantastic aspects of travel and new cultural experience is that it stimulates a senseRead more.
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 PartRead more.
My French nose saved my teeth: Mindfulness, creativity and taking on 2018 with purpose
Take a listen to street photographer Valérie Jardin’s inspiring and sometimes humorous end-of-year podcast with guest Karen Hutton as the pairRead more.
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 thoughtRead more.
A portal through which others can dream: Photography by Andrea Giandomenico
It was a pleasure to write about Italian photographer Andrea Giandomenico’s work recently for Street Photography Magazine. The moment IRead more.
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 isRead more.
And the winners are…
It was truly an honor to be part of this great international event and meet award winning photographers from aroundRead more.
I got into Florence, Italy very late last night & arrived at my room at Hotel Angelica near midnight. ItRead more.
8-hour layover. Luggage in a locker. Found the train. Hopefully I’ll be able to find my luggage again later!Read more.
Good morning, Reykjavik
Góðan daginn from another great little airport, Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). It’s 6:30 a.m. & the place is hopping.Read more.
Ready, Set, Siena
I’m all packed up and ready to make the leap to Italy today with a layover in Amsterdam that IRead more.
“So I quit that job…” Rick Fogel’s artistic legacy
When I saw musician Rick Fogel busking on the main street in La Conner, Washington, USA, I put some moneyRead more.
Have Camera, will travel: Valérie Jardin’s Worldwide Photowalks
It was during a Valérie Jardin street photography workshop in Paris that I envisioned a bold new path for myRead more.
“Just me, the camera & the stories that present themselves….”
Congrats to my friend Jens Krauer, a Swiss Fujifilm X-PHotographer Jens Krauer on his brilliant new production, “GFX Mash Up”Read more.
A Culture on the Edge: Luca Bracali Documents the Disappearing “Reindeer Men” of Mongolia
When photojournalist and conservationist Luca Bracali first told me of his recent return trip to document the nomadic Tsaatan people of Mongolia,Read more.
Culture Outpost: Embracing the Rhythms of the World
One of the most enjoyable aspects of travel for me is getting swept up in the ebb and flow —Read more.
Behind the scenes in Mexico City
Now and then I find myself explaining the background scenario of my work as an arts & culture writer. OnRead more.
Culture Outpost: Open Mic Night in Dublin
On a recommendation from our (highly recommended) Airbnb host, we walked towards Dublin city center from our flat in theRead more.
Capture of the Day: Noor Ahmed Gelal
“Greetings from the land of smiles,” is Bangladeshi photographer Noor Ahmed Gelal’s typical welcome. But this simple greeting carries aRead more.
Culture Outpost: That first taste of sky
“A free man can live on fish. Independence is better than meat.” ― Halldór Laxness, Independent People I once asked a NationalRead more.
Capture of the Day: Andrea Giandomenico
In 1942, amidst the fuel rationing of World War II, great American photographer Ansel Adams attempted to get some sleepRead more.
Death Row at age nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran’s ‘Waiting Girls’
Death Row at Age Nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran's "Waiting Girls"Read more.
Best of July: Curated Competitions, Workshops & More from LensCulture
What a great roundup! July’s LensCulture “Best of” list has something for everyone, including single image free entry for theRead more.
A Perfect Peace: Red Canyons & Earthen Domes
“Be still and the earth will speak to you.” –Navajo Proverb I recently flew into Las Vegas & rented aRead more.
Guest Post: Tuscany’s Hidden Gem by Michela Ricciarelli
I had the great pleasure of visiting the magical Tuscan city of Pistoia in March when I traveled there withRead more.
“Best of June” — Check out LensCulture’s latest list of competitions, grants & more
Wow, what a list! LensCulture’s June lineup of prizes, competitions, grants & workshops is now up. If you know ofRead more.
Essay: At the Edge of Everything
Mooseskin Boats and Blind Dares: Navigating Our Way Back from the Edge of Oblivion by Gina Williams We’d driven southRead more.
Capture of the Day: Valérie Jardin
Capture of the Day: Valérie JardinRead more.
Travel blog to follow: Messy Nessy
Travel blog to follow: Messy Nessy, A Cabinet of CHIC CuriositiesRead more.
Capture of the Day: Michel Giaccaglia
I’ve been following Italian photographer Michel Giaccaglia’s incredible posts on Facebook as he traveled recently on a workshop to IndiaRead more.
Inspiration: Timothy Allen
Excerpt Originally published in Street Photography Magazine I spoke with British photographer and filmmaker Timothy Allen via Skype as IRead more.
Capture of the Day: Marcus Puschmann
Marcus Puschmann is a German photographer and blogger who publishes one of my favorite photography blogs, “Streets of Nuremberg.” HeRead more.
Capture of the Day: Gianluca Frosini
Italian photographer Gianluca Frosini shot this beautiful image of aurora in Iceland a few days before I joined the groupRead more.
Capture of the Day: Lou Jones
I caught up with Boston-based photographer Lou Jones last fall when I had a long layover in the city. InRead more.
Photo Festival Roundup
LENSCRATCH has a great calendar of international photography festivals on its site. Here’s what’s coming up in May. Go HERERead more.
Capture of the Day: Sean Norman
Capture of the Day: Sean NormanRead more.
Essay: Stone’s Throw From Hell
Human Intervention in the Middle of Nowhere by Gina Williams Originally published by Kudzu House Blood drips from the snake’sRead more.
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 atRead more.
Capture of the Day: Seby Scollo
Italian photographer, adventurer and conservationist Seby Scollo loves the beauty and magnificence of “Pianeta Terra” as much as I do.Read more.
Art Wolfe to Present on Photography as Art in Portland
Nature and travel photographer Art Wolfe of “Travels to the Edge” fame will present a seminar on photography and creativityRead more.
Capture of the Day: Sophie Voituron
I met Sophie Voituron, an award-winning fine arts photographer based in Brussels, during a street photography workshop in Paris withRead more.
Photography Conference: Out of Chicago June 2017!
Some of the world’s greatest photographers will converge on the Windy City June 23-25 for the Fourth Annual Out ofRead more.
New Feature: Capture of the Day
I’m kicking off a new daily post to help share the work of photographers I meet from around the world.Read more.
Let Your Heart Be Your Compass: Podcast with Street Photographer Valerie Jardin!
Thank you so much to street photographer, instructor, storyteller and light whisperer Valerie Jardin for the great honor of includingRead more.
FujiLove Live 2017 Recap: Never Stop Learning
Street photography with Valerie Jardin **Thank you to Swiss FujiX photographer Jens Krauer for sharing images from the event. CheckRead more.
Interview: Danilo Musetti, filmmaker & explorer
Interview with Danilo Musetti: Italian filmmaker and trekking guideRead more.
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 70Read more.
Featured Photographer: Nick Brandt
“I find hope in knowing that with the right people and circumstances, ecosystems can be successfully protected,” he said. “ThatRead more.
24 Hours in the Eternal City
So much has been written about what to see and do in Rome, so I decided to skip the touristRead more.
Experience of a Lifetime: Sea Eagles in Lofoten Archipelago!
Gunnar Skjeseth deftly maneuvers his 11-meter high performance RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) through the rough swells out of the harborRead more.
This Dancing Sky
I’ve never enjoyed being a tourist. I can recall being a teenager at Yellowstone National Park one summer with myRead more.
Interview: LensCulture Managing Editor Alexander Strecker
I recently had the great honor to meet with Alexander Strecker, managing editor of contemporary photography powerhouse LensCulture at hisRead more.
Instagram Takeover: Petr Barabaka
I met Russian photographer Petr Barabaka through Instagram and recently wrote about him and his work for LensCulture. Stay tunedRead more.
Photographer Profile: Luca Bracali
FujiLove Magazine recently published an article I wrote on renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali. Over the pastRead more.
Photographer Profile: Majid Saeedi
It was an honor to have the opportunity to share the colorful street photography of Majid Saeedi via LensCulture recentlyRead more.
To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali
I worked with renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali on a recently published piece for LensCulture Magazine onRead more.
Exploring the Space Time Continuum
Take a journey with narrative photographer Stephen Wilkes. ArtphotoPhotographyStephen WilkestimeRead more.
Top International Photography Competition Early Submission Deadline is Jan. 15!
One of the world's top photo contests has announced its early submission deadline: Jan. 15, 2017Read more.
Photography Inspiration Around the Corner: FujiLove LIVE — Feb.25-26, 2017
Finally, I’m going to New York for the first time in February to attend the “FujiLove Live” event hosted byRead more.
Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.
Renowned Italian photographer, journalist and explorer Luca Bracali has announced his 2017 workshop schedule, with locations including India, Norway, NamibiaRead more.
Artist Profile: Photographer Lou Jones
During my recent travels to Europe, I had a long layover in Boston. I tracked down photographer Lou Jones inRead more.
Iceland in a Nutshell and on a Budget!
Iceland is SPECTACULAR. The landscapes, the culture. It’s a photographer’s dream and a nature lover’s wonderland. And the capitol cityRead more.
In Desperate Times
In times of darkness, I turn to poetry, things of the heart and soul, grasping. The news from Aleppo thisRead more.
On Human Rights Day: Albert Kahn and His Archives of the Planet
I desperately wanted to see the Albert Kahn Museum and gardens in Paris the last time I was there inRead more.
Feed Your Soul
I returned to the U.S. recently from an amazing adventure to Boston, Paris and Siena, Italy where I reported onRead more.
Orsi Polari: The Struggle of Magnificent, Fragile Creatures in a Warming World
Italian photographer Luca Bracali, who I had the great honor of meeting during the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival andRead more.
Luca Venturi: Passion and A Vision
“When I’m behind my camera I think nothing but taking a shot that will remind me the same emotions I’mRead more.
Luca Bracali Gives the Fuji X-T2 a Spin
There’s a lot to love about the October issue of FujiLove Magazine, including Italian photographer and filmmaker Luca Bracali’s testRead more.
Portrait Photography: A Lesson in Light with Timothy Allen in Mongolia — The Insatiable Traveler
I love solo travel but that doesn’t always mean that I am necessarily alone. The more interested I become inRead more.
“It can be a hard question to answer, ‘Why do you shoot?’ especially if you shoot street photography. In hisRead more.
A Matter of Perspective: Street Photography and Privacy Rules Around the World
A photographer must always work with the greatest respect for his subject and in terms of his own point ofRead more.
Listening to the Image
I had the great honor of attending the Photo London international photography festival earlier this month at Somerset House. OneRead more.
Photographing at the Speed of Life
“Street photography means having to deal with time, which requires the photographer to quickly notice the various details, elements andRead more.
I’m not a very idle person so sitting down to watch a television series or listen to a podcast isn’tRead more.
I started a photography project a few years ago that just might continue on until I can no longer makeRead more.
Iceland: Like A Boss
When I traveled to Iceland in January 2016, the sun rose in a pathetic little arc for only about three-and-a-halfRead more.
A Question of Color
“It is the norm for street photography to be in black and white. People almost expect it to be inRead more.
Thanks to Street Photography Magazine for the opportunity to cover the street aspects of the upcoming Photo London 2016 photographyRead more.
Old Paree: Street Photography in Paris
A couple of years ago I decided it was time to get my butt off this continent and finally goRead more.