Archive for September, 2010

Colette Fu – Pop Ups

We are Tiger Dragon People 我們是虎龍人

“With the help of a Fulbright fellowship, I began photographing for this project in 2008. 25 of the 55 minority tribes of China reside in Yunnan Province and comprise only 8% of the nation’s population, with the Han representing the majority. “
(Including other Pop Up projects, Blog, Collages, and various Photo Series)

Photoshop gone wrong: Famous examples of doctored images

 

SLIDESHOW with commentary

Greenland, Beautiful and Buffeted

Magic and melancholy. This is what Andrea Gjestvang found on her first trip last year to Greenland, a startlingly beautiful country with a struggling population; a place where round-the-clock daylight alternates with almost unbroken darkness.

LINK to full article with SLIDESHOW

FotoWeekDC Youth Photo Competition

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FotoWeek DC is proud to partner with The Washington Post in the sponsorship of the third annual FotoWeek DC Youth Photo Contest. This is your chance to win recognition for your talent: in addition to terrific prizes, the winners’ work will be exhibited during the festival, November 6th to 13th, 2010.

We invite all youth from kindergarten to 12th grade to enter the contest. Join our E-List to keep on top of the latest ”developments.”

Details:

  • Enter in several categories: People, Animals, Landscape, Sports, and/or Humor
  • Submissions must be made online with parental permission
  • Prizes: cash and equipment for first-place winners and school art departments

Finalists will receive their awards at a special reception at The Washington Post in November. Winning photographs will be exhibited at FotoWeek DC’s central hub at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and published on WashingtonPost.com. 

(Deadline to enter – Oct. 1st)    ENTER Competition

INTERVIEW: “Henri Cartier-Bresson – Famous Photographers Tell How” (1958)

HCB: To me, photography is a simultaneous recognition in a fraction of a second of a significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of form which gives that event its proper expression. I believe that, for reactive living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us, which can mold us, but which can also be affected by us. A balance must be established between these two worlds: the one inside us, and the one outside us. As the result of a constant reciprocal process, both these worlds come to form a single one. And it is this world that we must communicate.

But this takes care only of a content of a picture. For me, content cannot be separated from form. By form, I mean a rigorous geometrical organization of interplay of surfaces, lines and values. It is in this organization alone, that our conceptions and emotions become concrete and communicable. In photography, visual organization can stem only from a developed instinct.

LINK to Full Interview

Taking Better Pictures

Excellent visual communication is primarily driven by your unique visual sense, the time spent shooting and a deep connection to the story. In essence, you must do more than take pictures: You must make them. Images that transcend snapshots require extra effort.

Once you pick your subject and set aside time to shoot the story, you need to make compelling images to draw in the viewer. What are the elements that make a good picture? Good exposure and strong composition work together to make a complete image. Strong composition will quickly make a mundane scene more interesting and help communicate your story theme.

Link to Slideshow with Informative Captions

Claire Harlan – Grandscapes

Grandscapes

Foto Week DC

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The Washington Post and FotoWeek DC will co-sponsor the third annual FotoWeek DC Youth Photo Contest – with terrific prizes and the opportunity for the winners’ work to be exhibited during the festival to be held on November 6th to 13th, 2010.

We invite all youth from kindergarten to 12th grade to enter the contest which will be announced online in the coming month. Join our E-List to keep abreast of developments. To the art instructors in all schools, public and private, in DC, Maryland and Virginia, we encourage your students to participate.

Here are the details:

  • Enter in several categories: People, Animals, Landscape, Sports, & Humor
  • Submissions must be made online with parental permission.
  • Prizes: cash and equipment for first-place winners and school art departments!

All finalists will be awarded at a special reception at The Washington Post in November, and their photographs will be exhibited at FotoWeek DC’s central hub at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and published on WashingtonPost.com. 

The Washington Post and FotoWeek DC will co-sponsor the third annual FotoWeek DC Youth Photo Contest – with terrific prizes and the opportunity for the winners’ work to be exhibited during the festival to be held on November 6th to 13th, 2010.

We invite all youth from kindergarten to 12th grade to enter the contest which will be announced online in the coming month. Join our E-List to keep abreast of developments. To the art instructors in all schools, public and private, in DC, Maryland and Virginia, we encourage your students to participate.

Here are the details:

  • Enter in several categories: People, Animals, Landscape, Sports, & Humor
  • Submissions must be made online with parental permission.
  • Prizes: cash and equipment for first-place winners and school art departments!

All finalists will be awarded at a special reception at The Washington Post in November, and their photographs will be exhibited at FotoWeek DC’s central hub at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and published on WashingtonPost.com.