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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Perhaps even more viscerally even than on television, America’s most wrenching war in our time hit home in photographs, including these three searing prize-winning images from The Associated Press newsmen Malcolm W. Browne, Eddie Adams and Nick Ut. They are the subject of retrospectives now, in a new book and accompanying exhibitions. - Ralph Blumenthal, NYT