After trying to capture a long exposure image of the stars while camping, Chris McCaw accidentally forgot to close the shutter before sunrise. The result was an image so overexposed that the film was physically changed.
Since then, Chris has perfected the process and compiled his work into a fantastic book.
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Photograph by Dmitry Kostyukov for TIME
After the FBI announced that two brothers from southern Russia had bombed the Boston Marathon, the world’s attention quickly turned to where these brothers had come from — a lush strip of highlands called Dagestan. Photographer Dmitry Kostyukov reports from the Russian republic.
Photograph by Tomás Munita
Early this morning, Tomás Munita and Bryan Denton were named the 2013 recipients of the Chris Hondros Fund Awards, offering financial support to photographers who work in the same vein that Hondros did — with empathy, dedication and humility. See more of the winner’s work here.
Pictured: Porters wait for a sack of guano to carry on Guañape Norte Island off the coast of Peru. May 2008.
‘This is not the profession for someone who enjoys a routine. Truth be told some days are quite boring. Other days are amazing. Some days are filled with love. A few are terrifying and a significant number are mired in sadness, or tragedy. Some days are like a dream where you feel extremely lucky to be doing what you love. This job exposes one to the entire range of our humanity.’
Mario Tama discusses the daily experience of photojournalist, how he preps for an assignment, and the one story that he feels most connected to. Also, why he sometimes steps out of the digital world to tell stories using a tiny film camera. Read more on Lomography
“In my art, I wish to present myself through multiple lenses — as artist, as Moroccan, as traditionalist, as Liberal, as Muslim. In short, I invite viewers to resist stereotypes.”—Lalla Essaydi
The work of Lalla Essaydi reminds me why I love photography. Sumptuous, complex, referential and captivating, her images seek the sublime. Underlying this aspiration for a transcendent beauty is a rich intellectual foundation that Essaydi eloquently explores in her writing. To appreciate the depth of her art is to read her statement.
These large-scale works from her series “Harem Revisited” and “Bullets Revisited” will go on display tomorrow at Edwynn Houk Gallery in NYC. What we see online cannot reveal the elaborate detail in the intricate (and time consuming) henna calligraphy applied to her models, nor can it reveal the details in her staged sets. The photographs online, however, can lure us into reshaping our ideas of women, Arab culture and what photography can do. Join Lalla Essaydi on this journey. —Lane Nevares
It goes without saying that a meal from McDonalds is an experience in itself. Some of us are fans, others tend to stay away, but like it or not, almost everyone has been to the fabled golden arches.
The New York Times published a brilliant editorial shot by Nolan Conway that highlights the myriad of faces and sometimes dogs that visit McDonalds.
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Everyday there are lives at home and on the other side of the world that go unnoticed; lives that may matter little to the personal hustle of trying to pay rent, get children to do their homework or figure out how late to leave the couch and still make it to work on time; but everyday photojournalists celebrate these lives.
From children playing while 1,034-plus bodies are pulled from the rubble of a clothing factory in Lahore where shirts are sewn for wealthy westerners, to the tattered remains of an American flag on a still ravaged New Jersey coast line on the six month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy; these documentary images take us beyond a scrolling news flash on the bottom of a cable news show and ask us to look. To look and if we stop long enough to force us to stare for a moment; to question why.
Click though to The Daily Beast to see all the images for the week in pictures.