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This Master of Modern Photography Probably Influenced Your Work

We sat down with a curator from the Museum of Fine Arts to discuss the “father” of modern photography and the future of museum collections in our digital world.
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This Master of Modern Photography Probably Influenced Your Work

We sat down with a curator from the Museum of Fine Arts to discuss the “father” of modern photography and the future of museum collections in our digital world.

How Do Emerging Talents “Emerge”?

The idea of an “emerging talent” is an enticing but nebulous concept. Who are these talents? How are they discovered? How do they emerge? By following the arc of two very different artists, some general principles become clear. 
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How Do Emerging Talents “Emerge”?

The idea of an “emerging talent” is an enticing but nebulous concept. Who are these talents? How are they discovered? How do they emerge? By following the arc of two very different artists, some general principles become clear. 

How Unseen is Taking a Chance on Emerging Artists

While art fairs around the world grow increasingly insular and difficult to penetrate, Amsterdam’s Unseen is dedicating itself to showing fresh faces, new work and creating a platform to examine the next trends in photography.
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How Unseen is Taking a Chance on Emerging Artists

While art fairs around the world grow increasingly insular and difficult to penetrate, Amsterdam’s Unseen is dedicating itself to showing fresh faces, new work and creating a platform to examine the next trends in photography.

500 Years of Magic, Mysticism and Ritual in the Forests of Norway

Picked by juror Alec Soth in our Magnum Photography Awards, this series captures the unique culture of the Forest Finns, a people defined by their connection to nature and a set of beliefs rooted in shamanistic tradition.
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500 Years of Magic, Mysticism and Ritual in the Forests of Norway

Picked by juror Alec Soth in our Magnum Photography Awards, this series captures the unique culture of the Forest Finns, a people defined by their connection to nature and a set of beliefs rooted in shamanistic tradition.

Photography, Poetry, Music and Philosophy: The Medium from a Critic’s Eye

An independent and invaluable voice in the world of photography, The Guardian’s Sean O’Hagan offers his wide-ranging views on words, images and the increasingly overlooked key to creativity.
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Photography, Poetry, Music and Philosophy: The Medium from a Critic’s Eye

An independent and invaluable voice in the world of photography, The Guardian’s Sean O’Hagan offers his wide-ranging views on words, images and the increasingly overlooked key to creativity.

Another Way of Telling: Teju Cole’s Blind Spot

Urban non-events; quiet minutiae; delicate juxtapositions—with a literary eye, the celebrated writer turned photo critic turned photographer Teju Cole takes us around the world with his camera and pen, transforming passing moments into gem-like vignettes yo
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Another Way of Telling: Teju Cole’s Blind Spot

Urban non-events; quiet minutiae; delicate juxtapositions—with a literary eye, the celebrated writer turned photo critic turned photographer Teju Cole takes us around the world with his camera and pen, transforming passing moments into gem-like vignettes you won’t soon forget.

Without Water

Using a photographic technique generally reserved for scientific documentation—NASA uses it on Mars—this series gives elegiac new life to discarded flowers.
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Without Water

Using a photographic technique generally reserved for scientific documentation—NASA uses it on Mars—this series gives elegiac new life to discarded flowers.

Smoke

Drawn there by chance, a photographer finds himself unexpectedly enraptured by Iceland: the place’s unique topography, desolate landscapes, and constantly shifting array of travelers somehow make the place feel like home.
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Smoke

Drawn there by chance, a photographer finds himself unexpectedly enraptured by Iceland: the place’s unique topography, desolate landscapes, and constantly shifting array of travelers somehow make the place feel like home.

L’étranger 

Why do some of us feel constantly uprooted, always moving from place to place without settling down? An introspective look at the feeling of self-imposed nomadism and, even, exile.
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L’étranger 

Why do some of us feel constantly uprooted, always moving from place to place without settling down? An introspective look at the feeling of self-imposed nomadism and, even, exile.

If It Rained an Ocean

Many people take it for granted that they can “pick themselves up by their bootstraps” and better themselves, but for a large portion of America, that just isn’t true. A look at a working-class community in New Jersey.
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If It Rained an Ocean

Many people take it for granted that they can “pick themselves up by their bootstraps” and better themselves, but for a large portion of America, that just isn’t true. A look at a working-class community in New Jersey.

Insights from a New York City Gallery

How do you find a gallery that’s a good fit for your photography? Also: never overlook the importance of how you print your work. Lots of great advice from a Brooklyn gallery’s co-founder and director. 
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Insights from a New York City Gallery

How do you find a gallery that’s a good fit for your photography? Also: never overlook the importance of how you print your work. Lots of great advice from a Brooklyn gallery’s co-founder and director. 

Best of October: Deadlines for Competitions, Grants, Fellowships and More

Our editors have put together a curated list of worthwhile (and imminent) opportunities for photographers—have a look and best of luck!
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Best of October: Deadlines for Competitions, Grants, Fellowships and More

Our editors have put together a curated list of worthwhile (and imminent) opportunities for photographers—have a look and best of luck!

Are You Ready to Publish a Photobook? 

Nazraeli Press has published work by Alec Soth, Marilyn Minter, Daido Moriyama, and many others. We sat down with Nazraeli’s founder and publisher to learn more about the photobook world.
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Are You Ready to Publish a Photobook? 

Nazraeli Press has published work by Alec Soth, Marilyn Minter, Daido Moriyama, and many others. We sat down with Nazraeli’s founder and publisher to learn more about the photobook world.

Slant Rhymes

A poetic and pensive tribute to the new publication from photographers and partners Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb.
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Slant Rhymes

A poetic and pensive tribute to the new publication from photographers and partners Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb.

Previously on Hans Lucas #20

“Photographs (I mean the good ones) cannot be simply replaced by words—or worse, concepts. The really good ones retain a capacity for resistance, surprise or mystery that constitute their essential charm and force…”
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Previously on Hans Lucas #20

“Photographs (I mean the good ones) cannot be simply replaced by words—or worse, concepts. The really good ones retain a capacity for resistance, surprise or mystery that constitute their essential charm and force…”

Flower Men

Visit the renowned Malik Ghat Flower Market in Kolkata through a series of portraits that capture the proud vendors posing alongside their spectacular, delicate flora.
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Flower Men

Visit the renowned Malik Ghat Flower Market in Kolkata through a series of portraits that capture the proud vendors posing alongside their spectacular, delicate flora.

Searching for an Authentic Picture of the World’s Most Mysterious Country: North Korea

North Korea is in the headlines daily—but beneath the overheated rhetoric, what is life really like there? A photographer ventured in hoping to pierce the secretive’s country mysterious shroud.
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Searching for an Authentic Picture of the World’s Most Mysterious Country: North Korea

North Korea is in the headlines daily—but beneath the overheated rhetoric, what is life really like there? A photographer ventured in hoping to pierce the secretive’s country mysterious shroud.

Dinosaur Dust

In the American West, it feels like everywhere has been conquered and exhausted—yet unexplored corners remain. These photographs explore the diverse community of artists, writers, and more “nefarious” characters that live around the edge of Joshua Tree
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Dinosaur Dust

In the American West, it feels like everywhere has been conquered and exhausted—yet unexplored corners remain. These photographs explore the diverse community of artists, writers, and more “nefarious” characters that live around the edge of Joshua Tree National Park.

Infinite Perimeter

Grappling with the pervasive feelings of loss, loneliness, and isolation that overcome everyone—immigrants and natives alike—this series takes the surrounding sea as a grounding force in an otherwise unsteady world. 
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Infinite Perimeter

Grappling with the pervasive feelings of loss, loneliness, and isolation that overcome everyone—immigrants and natives alike—this series takes the surrounding sea as a grounding force in an otherwise unsteady world. 

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