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Presentation at the Lumix Festival in Hanover

The Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hanover, Germany is the largest festival for emerging photojournalists in Germany. This year, Gerd Ludwig will share his experiences as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine for over 25 years during a lecture presentation on Saturday, June 21st.
For more information please visit the Lumix Festival online….

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That Time Chase Jarvis Interviewed Me

I usually devote this blog space to draw attention to the cool things my friends and colleagues are accomplishing out their in the world. Guys like Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker and Dean Potter are pushing limits and creating epic stories that will be told for years to come.
So I was more than a little flattered when someone wanted to use their blog to do the same thing about me. Especially when that someone was Chase Jarvis….
If you follow photography, you probably know Chase. He’s built a killer brand by staying ahead of curves, taking chances and

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Reminder to Apply: Howard Chapnick Grant

Howard Chapnick Grant
In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new award, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management. The Grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, and acknowledge the value of his enormous contribution to photography.
The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to…

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The Language of Light – Volume Two – FAQ

Hey gang, we’ve gotten a few inquiries after the blog post on the launch of Language of Light Volume Two. Here’s some info:

1.   Will The Language of Light – Volume Two  download be available in the future as a DVD?
Most likely not…We found with our first DVD that the cost of the shipping, potential tariffs and duties drove the price up in so many areas, for so many regions of the world, that the electronic version was best way to go.

2.    Is there a discount for KelbyOne members?
Sorry no discounts for KelbyOne members at this time. A

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Newsweek Japan: Pot Security

Ed Kashi’s (VII) story on Pot Security in Denver was recently published in Newsweek Japan. Originally shot for NBC News, this photo essay was first published as an online gallery… and now appears in print in the May 27, 2014 issue of Newsweek Japan.
As Colorado leads the United States into uncharted territory by legalizing marijuana sales and creating laws that defy the federal statutes against pot, this state has become a test case for the nation. Before the new law came into effect, burglaries and break-ins to medical pot dispensaries and grow houses were an issue that now

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Announcing The Language of Light – Volume Two! Father’s Day Special!

As a follow-up to the popular, well received Language of Light DVD (and download version) we are introducing, at special pricing, a brand new instructional series, The Language of Light – Volume Two, as a download version only.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-YRpdVlHPc…
This one’s fun, gang. The first had lots of nuts and bolts, step by step instruction, exact parsing of f-stops and shutter speeds, and placement of lights and shapers. It was also all speedlights, all the time. This one follows in the same footsteps, with diagrams, f-stops and the whole shebang, but is more conversational, with the video camera floating through

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Old School Meets New School


Had a pretty intense assignment week last week, in Beijing. I was photographing “living masters,” a group of individuals whose unparalleled excellence at their art or craft had deemed them to be one of the treasures of China. It was a push of a job, shooting two, and occasionally three of these in a day, spread over six days of shooting. 380 gigs, total, jpeg/raw combo files.
When I got there, I felt I had the usual bases covered, lens-wise, but then realized, I was foolishly unprepared to get super close. Wukesong to the rescue! I visited that big box

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International Women’s Day Photo Contest

Congratulations to Angela Jimu, founding member of Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers (ZAFP), for her recent recognition in the USAID Zimbabwe’s International Women’s Day photo contest! The competition called for images of the woman who inspires you the most.
Jimu’s winning image below depicts Gogo Muganiwa practicing urban agriculture on vacant land in her neighborhood of New Marlborough, north west of Harare. Muganiwa has been an urban farmer since 1972 and in times of drought, “she goes around distributing the produce to people in her community of New Marlborough; ensuring that all her ‘children’ get something.”

First place photographer Angela Jimu, describes… the

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS (1967)

My first published book TELL IT LIKE IT IS (1967) will be reprinted this fall by #BurnBooks…..While in grad school I went to live with a family in Norfolk, Virginia. Slept on their sofa, set up a darkroom nearby. The “contribution $2.” went to a local church and intended to pay for food and clothing for disadvantaged families in this neighborhood. This was my first full blown essay and my first time being totally absorbed by a culture outside my own. This first essay/book was a precursor to all that followed with my work.

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