Genocide in Rwanda - David Guttenfelder - A Witness to the Horror

Thousands of bodies—old men and women, young men and women, boys and girls, toddlers and infants—filled the entire sanctuary. “People piled on top of one another, four or five deep, on top of the pews, between the pews, everywhere,” he said.

Outside, the grounds were overgrown, and victims lay where they had fallen. “People had been hacked to death and left slumped against trees. I remember one woman with her underwear pulled down lying on the ground. You didn’t have to be a detective to see how people were killed,” he said.

An hour later, as they drove back to Kigali, Guttenfelder asked the taxi driver if he had known anyone in the village. “Oh yes,” he replied. “My father and mother are in that church. And my grandparents.” Photograph by David Guttenfelder



Craig Mod on why he’s done with cameras:

“In the same way that the transition from film to digital is now taken for granted, the shift from cameras to networked devices with lenses should be obvious. While we’ve long obsessed over the size of the film and image…


I think that there isn’t a photograph in the world that has any narrative ability… They do not tell stories—they show you what something looks like. To a camera, there is no special way a photograph should look.

[Garry Winogrand]

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The 100cameras charity donates cameras and photography instruction to children in impoverished communities. 

Instead of stopping there, the organization sells the prints in their shop, with 100% of the proceeds returning to the kids’ communities. 

Photography Charity Empowers Kids Across the Globe

Images from the Sudan project / via Laughing Squid

N.Y. Times - My Selfie, Myself - But it’s far too simplistic to write off the selfie phenomenon. We are swiftly becoming accustomed to — and perhaps even starting to prefer — online conversations and interactions that revolve around images and photos. They are often more effective at conveying a feeling or reaction than text.” - Jenna Wortham (self-portrait by Vivian Maier)

Photographer Eugene Richards, 'Notes From The Road' on NatGeo Proof.

(Reverend Horace Landers, Mount Calver Baptist Church of Christ, Hughes, Arkansas)

Welcome to Your Shot!

National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards and Photo Editor Sadie Quarrier introduce the inaugural Your Shot assignment. Through October 22, you can submit your best shots that convey the power of photography to explore our changing world. Cory and Sadie will provide feedback on photos throughout the assignment, and at its end a story featuring the best photos will be published in National Geographic magazine.


A slide show of photographer Elliott Erwitt’s color work over the past forty years:


Seen: Nobuyoshi Araki’s Tokyo Blues 1977 at Taka Ishii Gallery, Roppongi

Similar to the previously exhibited Theater of Love show at Taka Ishii in 2011, this set of images was re-discovered in Araki’s archives and put in frames as is. The large prints still had push-pin holes from their exhibition in the late 1970s. I liked that. 
The slim exhibition catalogue features every image seen in the gallery and is limited to 500 copies. 


'Apple Has Quietly Become a Leading Camera Company'

As Becca noted earlier today, we’ve long passed the point at which new iPhone hardware can fairly be called — in the phrase Steve Jobs so enjoyed — “revolutionary.” 

But one thing that did represent some major innovation as Apple announced its new iPhone and iOS lineup this afternoon had nothing to do with the “phone” aspect of the iPhone, and everything to do with the … eye. The camera! The camera included in the just-officially-announced iPhone 5S may not be revolutionary, but it does mark a true advance over what came before.

Read more. [Image: Wired]

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