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Last day for the Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant

These are the last 24 hours to join the Photographic Museum of Humanity 2015 Grant, the third edition of the international photographic contest we organize with the aim to finance photographers and discover new talents. The submission deadline is on February 24th, 2015.  Here you can find the PMH 2015 Grant main info:  Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson; Co-Editor of the New York Times Lens blog James Estrin; Director of OjodePez magazine and Artistic Director of Cortona On The Move Arianna Rinaldo; and photographer and Director of Centro de la Imagen (Perú) Roberto Huarcaya comprise the jury. They will award a 1st ($2,000), 2nd ($1,000), and 3rd Prize ($500) to photographers displaying the most innovative and compelling work. A New Generation Prize ($500) will also be given to a photographer under the age of 25, and a…

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Winter wear

iPhone image by Joseph Michael Lopez @josephmlopez #broadway #33rdstreet #nyc #winterwear #pedestrian #street #kinetic #relationships #night…

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POYi Multimedia Photographer of the Year

Photo©Ed Kashi/VII When I began my life in photojournalism, I never would have predicted the direction the field would take. As this craft continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, it opens up new ways to engage with your audience and offers new tools and methods for dynamic storytelling – like motion and sound. This new way of telling stories is sometimes called multimedia, but in reality is short form documentary filmmaking.  Exploring these new avenues, I have come to cherish the importance of bringing a voice to my subjects and the greater responsibility this medium beckons upon my practice as a journalist and storyteller. While my journey of experimentation with motion is now in it’s 15th year, I remain completely inspired and absorbed in the process of making still imagery. For me, these two mediums are inextricably linked. Regardless…

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Emerging Photographer Fund 2015

Emerging Photographer Fund 2015 Photo © Alessandro Penso, EPF 2014 Winner   Now is the time for some of you to start thinking about our Emerging Photographer Fund for 2015… We will have at least 10k in grant funding for an emerging photographer to finish a current project or begin a new one based on previous work. Those of us on the Burn team are very proud to be able to support this grant for a photographer who might indeed be relatively unknown today, but will be an icon tomorrow. An esteemed EPF Jury will be selected to choose the grant recipient. We will announce the recipient at the LOOK 3 Festival of the Photograph in June of 2015…. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2015. Please see our submissions page… I started this grant on…

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Photography in the Age of Social Media

Tonight will be the opening reception of Viral: Photography in the Age of Social Media – a group exhibition expanding on the notion of “viral” and its impact on everyday life and our understanding of the world at the University of Cambridge in the UK. In conjunction with the exhibition launch, there will be a wine reception and academic colloquium Virulence: Visualizing the African Body as a Vector of Epidemics. Included among the roster of 17 photographers with images in this exhibition is Ed Kashi (VII). “From Ebola to social media, internet memes, and online videos, what “goes viral” has come to underscore the potentials and dangers of our interconnected world. Both vital and lethal, all things viral are the subject of this new collaboration between United Photo Industries and CRASSH. Shared, tweeted, liked, appropriated, manipulated: photography…

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The Long Shadow of Chernobyl Named the POYi Photo Book of the Year

Gerd Ludwig’s trilingual photo book, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, published by Edition Lammerhuber, was just named Photo Book of the Year by Pictures of the Year International (POYi). Pictures of the Year International (POYi) is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world. POYi’s mission is to honor and promote the work of documentary photographers, magazine, newspaper, and freelance photojournalists. POYi’s worldwide competition sets the gold standard for excellence in documentary photography, photojournalism, visual editing, and online multimedia. Each year, more than 48,000 entered works are submitted to the contest by photojournalists from over 70 nations, who document the news events, social issues, and cultural trends. Gerd’s captivating images of his nine visits to Chernobyl in 20 years tell tragic stories of the lives of the victims, the Exclusion Zone and the abandoned city of Pripyat…

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Rio is Over

Rio de Janeiro. It’s over. Done. I still have a day or so to be here to finish my BeachGames zine, yet I know I’m done. It’s a let down to come out of the zone. Drug addict. So I will need another fix as soon as I can. Yet now I must flip. Go from pure passion to pure production and get things moving with layout and printing. I must go from dreamer to decider. Both work for me. Still mostly I will be searching for my next dream. ‪#‎beachgames‬ ‪#‎rio‬‪#‎leica‬ ‪#‎monochrom‬ ‪#‎burnmagazine‬

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Old School Meets New School

Photographers. We always like new stuff, right? The newest, the fastest, the sharpest! You know the drill. I’m right there with the madding horde as well. We walk around the photo shows, hoping to resist, trying to be Odysseus tied to the mast, and thus prevented from making the mad, desperate leap to the rocky, deadly expensive shores known as “new gear.” But, sometimes, we just can’t, or don’t, resist. My garage is filled with things I had to have, things that would make my life easier, things that were just bound to work so much better and on such a scale that well, expectations were high, to say the least. I’ve done it so many times, that my sense of disappointment as I trundle yet another piece of savior technology out to the trash bin of my feverish hopes…

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Wild Planet Interview

While in London, Tim was interviewed by Wild Planet about winning the portfolio award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.  The article features 14 questions and all 6 winning images.…

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The Photo Society’s Instagram Reaches 1 Million Followers

After shooting for National Geographic for over 25 years, it was a given that Gerd Ludwig became one of the first members of The Photo Society (TPS), a collective of contributing National Geographic photographers. TPS has enjoyed tremendous success on their Instagram account, recently reaching the milestone of 1 million followers. To celebrate, this month’s Instagram contest is bigger than ever. It will be judged by John Stanmeyer, and the winner will receive a gift card to Adorama and their image posted on the TPS feed. For more information, follow @thephotosociety on Instagram for the rules and entry instructions.…

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